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<June 2006>



Iron Horse Results for Team HealthFx

Hello Everyone,

Well, its been just over a week since the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic took place over Memorial Day weekend. Sorry for the delay in getting out results but with that said we had a GREAT weekend or racing between the road race and the criterium. Following are the Team HealthFx results:

Rolando Gonzales:      A little clarification about Rolado. He races for Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for the road (dang!!) and HealthFx for mountain bike racing (Same as Mitch). So, even though it wasn't for Team HealthFx, he kicked butt and won the Men's pro 1-2 road race this year. His name will go down in history as one of the elite few that have won this race. A HUGE congratulations to Rolando!!!!

Mitch Moreman:           Same thing goes with Mitch (dang!). Mitch was a team player this year for RMCF and helped keep the chase pack in check to help with Rolando's breakaway. Mitch finished a very respectable 8th place in the men's pro 1-2 road race and then turned around the next day and raced the crit where he placed 9th in the men's pro field. Another HUGE congats to Mitch!!

Greg Lewis:                  Wow Greg!! Needless to say, Greg had a fabulous weekend He took 3rd in the senior men's Cat 3, 8 seconds out of first place. And, if that wasn't enough, raced the crit the following day and WON! Outstanding job Greg!!

Brent Winebarger:         Brent upgraded from the cat 3's to the Pro 1-2 level for this race and did extremely well. He finished 26th in the road race and 11th in the criterium. Way to hang it out there Brent!

Miles Venzara:               Like Brent, Miles raced in the extremely tough men's pro 1-2 field and placed 28th in the road race and 12th in the criterium. Nice job Miles!

Ben Kraushaar:               Ben chose not to race in the junior class (which he would have won base on times) and instead chose to race in the tougher cat 4/5's 19 to 29 year old. He ended up 7th in the road race and turned around the next day to improve to 3rd in the criterium. He was having lots of fun cause I saw him heckling his sister in the women's criterium! Way to step up and take the tougher route Ben!!

Ian Burnett:                     Ian raced the senior men's cat 3 division like Greg and had a great weekend. He placed 12th in both the road race and criterium. Nicely done Ian!!

Andrew Ferguson:            Andrew raced in the master men 45-49 year old class this year (these older guys are so tough!!) and finished 12th in the road race. The difference between 1st place and 12th place in this division was just 7 minutes. You da man Andrew!

Ralph Winebarger:            Last and certainly not least is Ralph. I don't know the whole story but from what I heard he got taken out by some yahoo who ran him off the road and made him crash. Even with the crash, Ralph scraped his way up to a 3rd place finish in the master men 55-59 year olds. Well done Ralph!!

The Cap'n:                       Well this year I opted to ride with my 69 year old dad. Things took a bad turn when 2 miles into the race he crashed doing about 30 miles an hour down the hill before you hit Iron Horse Inn. Any "normal" person would have called it a day right then and there but I couldn't talk him out of continuing so we struggled the next 48 miles into Silverton. After being examined by the paramedics they made him promise that he go straight to the ER when we got home to Durango- which we did. We found out he sprained his foot, broke his thumb, separated cartilage in his chest and most of his body looked like it went through a meat grinder. It was horrible. I have to say, this year was much harder than riding it in 2 1/2 hours like years past. Anyway, he's doing fine and back riding his bike in Las Cruces and he says he's glad he did it.

Well, that's about it until next time! Happy riding everyone!!



Published Sunday, June 04, 2006 1:11 PM by Ken


# @ Monday, June 05, 2006 9:45 AM

Ralph is a monster~!


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