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Sam Schneider and Danny Summerhill win Tulsa Robust omniums
Samantha Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles) and Danny Summerhill (American Biking) received the omnium titles for the three days of racing at Saint Francis Tulsa Robust in Oklahoma final weekend. Each riders had wins on the second day of racing within the Tulsa Arts District.
Samantha, the older of the 2 Schneider sisters, scored essentially the most factors, 82, for any athlete to safe the ladies’s title. Olivia Cummins (DNA Professional Biking) completed three factors again for second general, and Katherine Sarkisov (Cynisca Biking) was third with 64 factors.
Summerhill scored a complete of 59 factors within the omnium, 10 factors higher than Dusan Kalaba (ButcherBox Biking p/b LOOK), who completed second general. Noah Granigan (Denver Disruptors) edged out Intelligent Martinez (Miami Nights) for third general for males, three factors behind Kalaba.
Saint Francis Tulsa Robust started June 9 underneath the lights of downtown Tulsa’s Blue Dome leisure district. The Friday evening criterium fireworks discovered Cummins and Justin Williams (L39ION of Los Angeles) within the winner’s circles for elite riders.
On Saturday, L39ION of Los Angeles went one-two, with Samantha Schneider taking the victory and Kendall Ryan on her wheel in second. Cummins took third simply forward of Andrea Cyr (Miami Nights). Summerhill received the FC Tulsa Arts District Criterium for elite males, with Dario Rapps (DCC Alpecin) in second and Bryan Gomez (Miami Nights) in third.
The ultimate day of racing on Sunday was the McElroy River Parks Criterium. L39ION of Los Angeles once more dominated the ladies’s elite race, with Skylar Schneider and Samantha Schneider securing first and second, respectively. Cummins adopted in third. For the elite males, L39ION’s Samuel Boardman nabbed the victory in a three-way dash. Granigan was second, and Jonas Schmeiser (DCC Alpecin) was third.
The McNellie’s Blue Dome Criterium was additionally the third instalment within the 10-race American Criterium Cup. Andrea Cyr (Miami Nights) prolonged her general lead within the girls’s division with a fifth-place end on Friday evening, whereas Summerhill continued as the general and dash chief for males together with his third-place end.
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Mejias and Summerhill win omniums at Armed Forces Biking Traditional
Marlies Mejias (Virginia’s Blue Ridge TWENTY24) and Danny Summerhill (American Biking) received the omnium titles on the Armed Forces Biking Traditional, which celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary June 3-4.
Mejias swept the pair of elite girls’s races that have been held in Washington, D.C., for a dominant general victory. Kendall Ryan (L39ION of Los Angeles) and Sarah Van Dam (BlueHalo-DNA Professional Biking) rounded out the omnium podium, with Ryan scoring a pair of runner-up finishes and Van Dam in third on each days.
Summerhill (American Biking) used back-to-back podiums to take high honours for the boys’s omnium, his teammate Jamie Castaneda second general and Dario Rapps (DCC Alpecin). Cory Williams (L39ION of Los Angeles) received Saturday’s Crystal Cup for elite males, whereas Andreas Mayr (DCC Alpecin) received Sunday’s Clarendon Cup.
“This isn’t my victory alone. It belongs to the group after the unimaginable work they did – Emily [Ehrlich], Jennifer [Valente], Sofia [Arreola] – all of them did unimaginable work,” Mejias mentioned after her win on Sunday. “These final two years have been robust, getting back from having my child, nevertheless it was a giant motivation for me to return. I labored laborious to get right here, nevertheless it’s been superb. I need to inform all of the mother’s on the market – come again to biking!”
Crystal Cup races
Within the girls’s Crystal Cup on Saturday, Mejias outsprinted reigning US Professional crit champion Kendall Ryan (L39ION of Los Angeles) for the victory. Trailing in third was Sarah Van Dam (BlueHalo-DNA Professional Biking).
“The group stored me on the entrance, so I used to be capable of stay stress-free and keep away from any crashes. The group did an incredible job on the end,” Mejias mentioned. “I’m so pleased to have received this race on this primary day of racing. I received the Crystal Cup again in 2017. I’m so grateful for my group and all of the work they did to assist me win once more in the present day.”
Ryan fell in need of defending her Crystal Cup title from a yr in the past, competing within the 2023 version with a diminished squad that included Julyn Aguila and Yarely Salazar.
“It was actually laborious with no full squad right here. We had some robust maneuvering to do with Julyn and myself, so we have been making an attempt to share the work and hold the race collectively. My tactic was to attempt to go early. I went for the dash simply earlier than the final flip; I hoped it will repay, however Marlies received in my slipstream and shot by me ultimately. She had an unimaginable dash.”
Warmth and humidity have been components which led to attrition in each fields, with the temperature hovering to 90 levels Fahrenheit. Within the males’s race, early assaults didn’t stick till 17 laps to go when the DCC Alpecin pair of German criterium champion Jonas Schmeiser and Moritz Augenstein broke away with Henry Neff (Kelly Profit Methods).
L39ION’s Sam Boardman and final yr’s Crystal Cup winner Ty Magner reeled within the break inside 5 laps to go, and Michael Hernandez pushed for American Biking to assist arrange the ultimate bunch dash. Cory Williams had room to spare forward of Butcherbox’s Dusan Kalaba in second, whereas Danny Summerhill (American Biking) took third.
“There’s at all times nerves till 10 laps to go. As soon as we are able to get the race inside our grasp, and we all know it’s going to dash, the nerves go away the place we’re snug,” Williams mentioned.
Clarendon Cup races
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On Sunday, the ladies raced for 50 laps, and Emily Ehrlich (Virginia’s Blue Ridge TWENTY24) exploded to the entrance for a 37-minute solo breakaway. It took fairly some time for a counterattack, and she or he was later joined by Natalie Quinn (CCB Alpine Racing), Sarah Van Dam (BlueHalo – DNA Professional Biking), Kendall Ryan (L39ION of Los Angeles) and Twenty24 teammates Jennifer Valente and Mejias.
Mejias had launched her dash from behind Ehrlich within the six-rider breakaway. It could be a repeat of Saturday’s podium, with Kendall Ryan in second and Van Dam in third.
The one-kilometre, five-corner course noticed a breakaway of 9 riders escape within the males’s race after the primary 20 laps. L39ION of Los Angeles had Justin Williams with Alec Cowan, American Biking had Summerhill and Sebastian Cano, DCC Alpecin had Mayr and Manuel Porzner, together with Will Hardin (Challenge Echelon), Evan McQuirk (ButcherBox) and Will Gleason (CSVelo). McQuirk was capable of launch a solo assault, which lasted for one more 20 laps.
Mayr launched a searing dash to move Summerhill for the victory, and Cowan, who recovered from an early crash, took third.
“I used to be fairly positive I may make it, it doesn’t matter what place I used to be within the final nook. I believe I used to be fifth, after which I simply fired it up. It was high quality, I had two gears left,” Mayr mentioned after his win.
US Professional and Canadian Highway Nationals
Knoxville will host the US Professional Highway, Time Trial and Criterium Nationwide Championships for a seventh time subsequent week, June 22-25. The competitors begins Thursday, June 22, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with time trial occasions, adopted by criterium races on Friday evening in downtown Knoxville and highway races on Sunday.
All three days of racing might be broadcast within the US on FloBikes, with stay protection out there to subscribers on TV, desktop or cellular units. 2023 marks the ultimate yr of the contract with Knoxville Sports activities Fee and USA Biking.
The Canadian Highway Championships will happen June 23-26 in Edmonton, Alberta, with a trio of separate occasions for elite women and men, in addition to contests for juniors and para athletes. The time trial races happen on Friday on the Ministik Lake course, with highway races throughout Saturday and Sunday and the criteriums on Monday within the Previous Strathcona neighbourhood.
Beneath-23 champions might be topped in all of the Canadian Championships occasions for women and men, whereas girls’s U23 winners might be recognised within the time trial and highway race at US Professional Championships. USA Biking holds separate U23 occasions for males at Beginner Highway Nationals in Roanoke, Virginia, June 14-17.