Specialized opens Red River Gorge with TT win

Avis powers through 1.2km course to win by one second

Six riders are crowded atop the GC after stage one’s opening mile-long time trial at the inaugural Tour of the Red River Gorge (UCI 2.1) Junior Invitational Stage Race. Charlie Avis of northern California leads the general classification as the lone rider to come in under two minutes with a winning time of 01:59:63. Lawson Craddock of the Hot Tubes received the white jersey of the Best Young Rider Category posting the seventh fastest time overall.

The first half of the 1.6km course was uphill and saw riders roaring downhill to the finish at speeds exceeding 30mph. Racing under cloudless skies with no wind National Junior Time Trial Champion Adam Leibovitz (Mid-Atlantic Development / Fuji) came in second with a time of 2:00:74. Jacob Rathe (Hammer/CMG Racing), the winner of Tour of the Red River Gorge Classic in 2008, started last aboard a stock road bike with aero equipment and finished within one hundreths of a second of Leibovitz.

Team Hot Tubes riders hovered neared the podium with riders in fourth, fifth and seventh overall.

Racing resumes this afternoon with a challenging 99km road race from Irivine to Stanton, KY. The race features points for King of the Mountain and points competitions.

Results
1Charlie Avis (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors0:02:00 
2Adam Leibovitz (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji0:00:01 
3Jacob Rathe (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team  
4Nathan Brown (USA) Hot Tubes  
5Gavin Mannion (USA) Hot Tubes0:00:02 
6Andrew Meyer (USA) Hincapie Development  
7Lawson Craddock (USA) Hot Tubes0:00:03 
8Robin Eckmann (Ger) HPC Cyling  
9Ty Magner (USA) Hincapie Development0:00:04 
10Juan Carmona (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
11Andrew Barker (USA) HPC Cyling0:00:05 
12Colton Barrett (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle  
13Ryan Eastman (USA) Baraboo Sharks  
14Marshall Opel (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team  
15Matthew Pence (USA) BORAH Development  
16Stuart Wight (Can) Hot Tubes0:00:06 
17Graham Dewart (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
18Daniel Farinha (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors  
19Steven Rusnask (USA) BORAH Development0:00:07 
20Alex Battles-Wood (USA) South Central Development  
21Ian Boswell (USA) Hot Tubes  
22Danny Heeley (USA) Southern California Velo  
23Jacob Arnold (USA) Flordia Development  
24Kit Karzen (USA) Southern California Velo  
25Anders Newbury (USA) Hot Tubes  
26Ricky Gargiulo (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
27Neal Forbes (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner0:00:08 
28Joel Shaffer (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors  
29Matt Muney (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
30Jonathan Freter (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
31Zack Stein (Can) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle  
32Alex Parks (USA) South Central Development0:00:09 
33Connor Mccutcheon (USA) Arizona Select  
34Blair Turner (USA) Hincapie Development  
35Wes Stein (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team  
36Zack Noonan (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
37Kevin Gottlieb (USA) HPC Cyling0:00:10 
38Peter Taylor (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors  
39Steven Leece (USA) Arizona Select  
40Strad Helms (USA) Hincapie Development  
41Cody Foster (USA) South Central Development  
42Griffin Easter (USA) Arizona Select  
43Mike Stone (USA) Flordia Development0:00:11 
44Alex Meyer (USA) BORAH Development  
45Chris Esposito (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
46Tyler Karnes (USA) Hincapie Development  
47Steven Black (USA) HPC Cyling  
48John Tomlinson (USA) BORAH Development  
49Tony Wieczorek (USA) BORAH Development  
50Max Durtschi (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team  
51Aubrey Moore (USA) Hincapie Development  
52Benjamin Salibra (USA) HPC Cyling  
53Morgan Ryan (USA) Arizona Select  
54Brandon Lach (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
55Cory St Clair (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
56Zach Bergh (USA) South Central Development  
57Austin Arguello (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team0:00:12 
58Blake Bessette (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
59Nathaniel Wilson (USA) HPC Cyling  
60Ethan Moorhead (USA) South Central Development  
61Sam Loud (Can) Baraboo Sharks  
62Ryan Cleveland (USA) Southern California Velo  
63Andrew Ramage (USA) Southern California Velo  
64Eric Dobberfuhl (USA) Baraboo Sharks  
65Craig Creeden (USA) Flordia Development  
66Sam Simmons (USA) Southern California Velo0:00:13 
67Thomson Remo (USA) Baraboo Sharks  
68Zane Dordai (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
69Lucas Harville (USA) USA Southeast Region  
70Ben Hall (USA) Mid South0:00:14 
71James Bird (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle  
72Sam Stone (USA) Baraboo Sharks  
73Nathaniel Beams (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
74Robert Chorost (USA) Arizona Select  
75Edward Gurney (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle0:00:15 
76Michael Raynor (USA) USA Southeast Region  
77Daniel Tisdell (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors  
78Jordan Stober (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
79Patrick Davis (USA) South Central Development  
80Luke Liniger (USA) BORAH Development  
81Andrew Bennett (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team0:00:16 
82Elliot Craddock (USA) USA Southeast Region  
83Alex Spook (USA) Flordia Development  
84Wes Kline (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp0:00:17 
85Michael Patrick Small (USA) Mid South  
86David Tarrant (USA) Southern California Velo  
87Cody Tapley (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors0:00:18 
88Jimmy Carrico (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle  
89Jeff Alpert (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
90Christopher Bennett (USA) USA Southeast Region0:00:21 
91Calum Dodson (USA) Mid South0:00:22 
92Max Robb (USA) USA Southeast Region  
93Dylan Degan (USA) Mid South  
94William Dorn (USA) Mid South0:00:24 
95Gregory Brown (USA) Flordia Development  
96Will Willis (USA) Flordia Development  
97Chad Bozeman (USA) Mid South0:00:26 
98Gregg Boyer (USA) USA Southeast Region0:00:28 
99Spencer Oswald (USA) Baraboo Sharks0:00:29 
100Greg Pape (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
101Jordan Campbell (USA) Arizona Select0:00:49 
102Scott Rosenfield (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle0:00:59 
General classification after stage 1
1Charlie Avis (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors0:02:00 
2Adam Leibovitz (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji0:00:01 
3Jacob Rathe (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team  
4Nathan Brown (USA) Hot Tubes  
5Gavin Mannion (USA) Hot Tubes0:00:02 
6Andrew Meyer (USA) Hincapie Development  
7Lawson Craddock (USA) Hot Tubes0:00:03 
8Robin Eckmann (Ger) HPC Cyling  
9Ty Magner (USA) Hincapie Development0:00:04 
10Juan Carmona (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
11Andrew Barker (USA) HPC Cyling0:00:05 
12Colton Barrett (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle  
13Ryan Eastman (USA) Baraboo Sharks  
14Marshall Opel (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team  
15Matthew Pence (USA) BORAH Development  
16Stuart Wight (Can) Hot Tubes0:00:06 
17Graham Dewart (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
18Daniel Farinha (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors  
19Steven Rusnask (USA) BORAH Development0:00:07 
20Alex Battles-Wood (USA) South Central Development  
21Ian Boswell (USA) Hot Tubes  
22Danny Heeley (USA) Southern California Velo  
23Jacob Arnold (USA) Flordia Development  
24Kit Karzen (USA) Southern California Velo  
25Anders Newbury (USA) Hot Tubes  
26Ricky Gargiulo (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
27Neal Forbes (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner0:00:08 
28Joel Shaffer (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors  
29Matt Muney (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
30Jonathan Freter (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
31Zack Stein (Can) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle  
32Alex Parks (USA) South Central Development0:00:09 
33Connor Mccutcheon (USA) Arizona Select  
34Blair Turner (USA) Hincapie Development  
35Wes Stein (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team  
36Zack Noonan (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
37Kevin Gottlieb (USA) HPC Cyling0:00:10 
38Peter Taylor (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors  
39Steven Leece (USA) Arizona Select  
40Strad Helms (USA) Hincapie Development  
41Cody Foster (USA) South Central Development  
42Griffin Easter (USA) Arizona Select  
43Mike Stone (USA) Flordia Development0:00:11 
44Alex Meyer (USA) BORAH Development  
45Chris Esposito (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
46Tyler Karnes (USA) Hincapie Development  
47Steven Black (USA) HPC Cyling  
48John Tomlinson (USA) BORAH Development  
49Tony Wieczorek (USA) BORAH Development  
50Max Durtschi (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team  
51Aubrey Moore (USA) Hincapie Development  
52Benjamin Salibra (USA) HPC Cyling  
53Morgan Ryan (USA) Arizona Select  
54Brandon Lach (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
55Cory St Clair (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
56Zach Bergh (USA) South Central Development  
57Austin Arguello (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team0:00:12 
58Blake Bessette (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
59Nathaniel Wilson (USA) HPC Cyling  
60Ethan Moorhead (USA) South Central Development  
61Sam Loud (Can) Baraboo Sharks  
62Ryan Cleveland (USA) Southern California Velo  
63Andrew Ramage (USA) Southern California Velo  
64Eric Dobberfuhl (USA) Baraboo Sharks  
65Craig Creeden (USA) Flordia Development  
66Sam Simmons (USA) Southern California Velo0:00:13 
67Thomson Remo (USA) Baraboo Sharks  
68Zane Dordai (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
69Lucas Harville (USA) USA Southeast Region  
70Ben Hall (USA) Mid South0:00:14 
71James Bird (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle  
72Sam Stone (USA) Baraboo Sharks  
73Nathaniel Beams (USA) Pro Chain Cycling/Team Turner  
74Robert Chorost (USA) Arizona Select  
75Edward Gurney (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle0:00:15 
76Michael Raynor (USA) USA Southeast Region  
77Daniel Tisdell (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors  
78Jordan Stober (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
79Patrick Davis (USA) South Central Development  
80Luke Liniger (USA) BORAH Development  
81Andrew Bennett (USA) Hammer/CMG Racing Team0:00:16 
82Elliot Craddock (USA) USA Southeast Region  
83Alex Spook (USA) Flordia Development  
84Wes Kline (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp0:00:17 
85Michael Patrick Small (USA) Mid South  
86David Tarrant (USA) Southern California Velo  
87Cody Tapley (USA) Team Specialized Racing Juniors0:00:18 
88Jimmy Carrico (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle  
89Jeff Alpert (USA) Young Medalist/Team Dual Temp  
90Christopher Bennett (USA) USA Southeast Region0:00:21 
91Calum Dodson (USA) Mid South0:00:22 
92Max Robb (USA) USA Southeast Region  
93Dylan Degan (USA) Mid South  
94William Dorn (USA) Mid South0:00:24 
95Gregory Brown (USA) Flordia Development  
96Will Willis (USA) Flordia Development  
97Chad Bozeman (USA) Mid South0:00:26 
98Gregg Boyer (USA) USA Southeast Region0:00:28 
99Spencer Oswald (USA) Baraboo Sharks0:00:29 
100Greg Pape (USA) Mid Atlantic Development/Fuji  
101Jordan Campbell (USA) Arizona Select0:00:49 
102Scott Rosenfield (USA) ISCorp JR Cycling Team / Nova Cycle0:00:59 

 

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