Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 3rd

Monday, May 18, 2009

Unscratch the Gravel XC - Curry, Trek VW, and Parsons

Great racing this weekend in Helena. A big junior/beginner turnout for the first Montana off road race of the season. Sportsman's, GAS, and MT Velo were all well represented.

The Pro/Cat 1 race started off hot with a group of 3 quickly forming. Josh from Trek's VW (get used to the name) powered hard from the start. He took Franky G and JC with him. Parsons was just off the group in 4th. The Tank flatted on lap 2. Josh and JC battled for the victory, with Flurry Curry taking the win by 45 seconds or so. Benny Parsons held on for third while Lussier came straight "off the couch" to claim an impressive 4th.

The Cat 2 race was taken by Brian "Bri-wear" Williams. In his first MT off road race the sprinter from Bellingham lit up the dirt. Presta held on for a strong 2nd. Rounding out the podium was Kenda/Subaru Gary Fisher Rider Bill Schultz. :)

LC had a great race, which included beating a couple Cat 1 dudes.

Great job to all the beginners and first timers who showed up. Excellent work! Also, I heard the race was very well run and organized. Props to the Promoters!

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