O'Reilly, Higgins take first US titles

US awards its first Omnium champions

The 2009 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships opened in the velodrome at the Home Depot Center on Wednesday as Cody O’Reilly (Bissell) and Cari Higgins (Proman) were awarded the first-ever elite omnium national titles. In all, three national champions were crowned on the first day of competition inside the country’s only 250-meter indoor velodrome.

Cody, son of former kilo world record holder and Pan American champion Rory O’Reilly, used a balanced attack to take the all-around title. He finished second in the individual pursuit and kilometre time trial, third in the 200-meter time trial and the scratch race and sixth in the points race.

“I have a lot of endurance from all the road racing I’ve been doing and that combined with some speed makes the omnium suit me really well,” stated O’Reilly.

Jacob Duehring (Felt Factory Team) mounted a formidable attack, including a blazing win in the individual pursuit, but had to settle for silver after an eighth-place finish in the points race.

USA Cycling National Development Team rider Daniel Holloway (Felt-Holowesko-Garmin) also had a strong showing, winning both the points race and the kilo, but couldn’t recover from a slow start in the 200-meter time trial.

Higgins nabs women's omnium

After collecting four medals at this year’s Pan American Track Cycling Championships, Higgins began her quest for the Stars-and-Stripes by winning what is to be the first of eight events she will contest at these national championships. The soon-to-be 33-year-old grabbed the sixth national title of her career, placing first in three of the five omnium events.

“This was the most important race for me this week because I feel like on the world level this is where I’m most competitive,” explained Higgins. “I really wanted to show what I can do in this event and the dominance of our entire Proman squad.”

Long-time endurance racer Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci-Breakaway) earned the silver with an all-around strong performance while Heather Jackson grabbed the bronze after winning the points race.

In the only other title awarded on Wednesday, Giddeon Massie (Bike Religion) clocked a time of 18.359 seconds to win the standing 250-meter time trial over David Espinoza (Bike America) and Kelyn Akuna (Veritas Cycling Team).  

Full Results
Men's Omnium - 200m TT
1Steve Pelaez (GS Lombardi Sports)0:00:11.167 
2Jacob Duehring (Felt Factory Team)0:00:11.331 
3Cody O'Reilly (Bissell Pro Cycling)0:00:11.374 
4Marius Farioletti (Affinity Cycles)0:00:11.448 
5Steven Beardsley (Gentle Lovers)0:00:11.450 
6Colin Prensky (CRCA/Sanchez-Houliha)0:00:11.504 
7Daniel Lionberg (Team Rio Grande)0:00:11.580 
8Ian Moir (Rock Racing)0:00:11.596 
9Brian Peterson (Webcor/Alto Velo)0:00:11.626 
10Zak Kovalcik (Team Beer)0:00:11.706 
11Kevin Schiller (Team 2)0:00:11.753 
12Andrew Armstrong (Matrix/RBM)0:00:11.801 
13Daniel Holloway (Felt Holowesko Garmin)0:00:11.815 
14Colt Peterson (Unattached)0:00:11.897 
15Danny Heeley (South Bay Wheelmen)0:00:11.957 
16Luke Cavender (Wolverine SportsClub)0:00:11.980 
17Joe Eldridge (Team Type 1)0:00:12.048 
18Christopher Mosora (Verizon Wireless)0:00:12.248 
19Brent Kay (OUCH p/b Maxxis)0:00:12.329 
20Iggy Silva (Iggy Racing)0:00:12.333 
21Zack Simkover (Swamis FPPI Dev Elit)0:00:12.353 
22Jack Lindquist (Unattached)0:00:12.393 
23Stuart Press (Kahala-LaGrange)0:00:12.503 
24Kenneth Hanson (Team Type 1)0:00:12.737 
25Kyle Hughes (Unattached)0:00:12.763 
26Franco Panveno (Alberto's)0:00:13.217 
Men's Omnium - 5km Scratch Race
1Ian Moir (Rock Racing)0:06:02.900 
2Steven Beardsley (Gentle Lovers)  
3Cody O'Reilly (Bissell Pro Cycling)  
4Daniel Holloway (Felt Holowesko Garmin)  
5Jacob Duehring (Felt Factory Team)  
6Iggy Silva (Iggy Racing)  
7Brian Peterson (Webcor/Alto Velo)  
8Steve Pelaez (GS Lombardi Sports)  
9Colt Peterson (Unattached)  
10Kevin Schiller (Team 2)  
11Andrew Armstrong (Matrix/RBM)  
12Colin Prensky (CRCA/Sanchez-Houliha)  
13Luke Cavender (Wolverine SportsClub)  
14Marius Farioletti (Affinity Cycles)  
15Daniel Lionberg (Team Rio Grande)  
16Christopher Mosora (Verizon Wireless)  
17Zak Kovalcik (Team Beer)  
18Brent Kay (OUCH p/b Maxxis)  
19Joe Eldridge (Team Type 1)  
20Danny Heeley (South Bay Wheelmen)  
21Kenneth Hanson (Team Type 1)  
22Stuart Press (Kahala-LaGrange)  
23Jack Lindquist (Unattached)  
24Zack Simkover (Swamis FPPI Dev Elit)  
Men's Omnium - 3km Individual Pursuit
1Jacob Duehring (Felt Factory Team)0:03:32.775 
2Cody O'Reilly (Bissell Pro Cycling)0:03:33.892 
3Daniel Lionberg (Team Rio Grande)0:03:34.578 
4Daniel Holloway (Felt Holowesko Garmin)0:03:35.299 
5Ian Moir (Rock Racing)0:03:36.317 
6Joe Eldridge (Team Type 1)0:03:39.023 
7Iggy Silva (Iggy Racing)0:03:40.060 
8Kevin Schiller (Team 2)0:03:40.245 
9Danny Heeley (South Bay Wheelmen)0:03:41.745 
10Colin Prensky (CRCA/Sanchez-Houliha)0:03:42.644 
11Andrew Armstrong (Matrix/RBM)0:03:42.903 
12Brian Peterson (Webcor/Alto Velo)0:03:44.056 
13Steve Pelaez (GS Lombardi Sports)0:03:44.199 
14Zak Kovalcik (Team Beer)0:03:44.806 
15Steven Beardsley (Gentle Lovers)0:03:45.144 
16Kenneth Hanson (Team Type 1)0:03:47.640 
17Brent Kay (OUCH p/b Maxxis)0:03:48.612 
18Luke Cavender (Wolverine SportsClub)0:03:48.925 
19Colt Peterson (Unattached)0:03:49.857 
20Zack Simkover (Swamis FPPI Dev Elit)0:03:52.125 
21Jack Lindquist (Unattached)0:03:53.521 
22Christopher Mosora (Verizon Wireless)0:03:54.132 
23Marius Farioletti (Affinity Cycles)0:03:58.186 
24Stuart Press (Kahala-LaGrange)0:03:59.564 
Men's Omnium - 1km TT
1Daniel Holloway (Felt Holowesko Garmin)0:01:07.515 
2Cody O'Reilly (Bissell Pro Cycling)0:01:07.773 
3Jacob Duehring (Felt Factory Team)0:01:08.691 
4Daniel Lionberg (Team Rio Grande)0:01:08.782 
5Colin Prensky (CRCA/Sanchez-Houliha)0:01:08.795 
6Brian Peterson (Webcor/Alto Velo)0:01:09.637 
7Steven Beardsley (Gentle Lovers)0:01:09.849 
8Marius Farioletti (Affinity Cycles)0:01:10.194 
9Kevin Schiller (Team 2)0:01:10.480 
10Steve Pelaez (GS Lombardi Sports)0:01:10.484 
11Zak Kovalcik (Team Beer)0:01:10.674 
12Colt Peterson (Unattached)0:01:11.399 
13Ian Moir (Rock Racing)0:01:11.501 
14Danny Heeley (South Bay Wheelmen)0:01:11.820 
15Joe Eldridge (Team Type 1)0:01:11.930 
16Iggy Silva (Iggy Racing)0:01:12.593 
17Andrew Armstrong (Matrix/RBM)0:01:13.184 
18Kenneth Hanson (Team Type 1)0:01:14.199 
19Brent Kay (OUCH p/b Maxxis)0:01:14.545 
20Jack Lindquist (Unattached)0:01:14.672 
21Luke Cavender (Wolverine SportsClub)0:01:15.181 
22Zack Simkover (Swamis FPPI Dev Elit)0:01:15.524 
23Christopher Mosora (Verizon Wireless)0:01:16.906 
DNSStuart Press (Kahala-LaGrange)  
Men's Omnium - Points Race
1Daniel Holloway35pts
2Ian Moir31 
3Danny Heeley20 
4Kevin Schiller8 
5Iggy Silva7 
6Cody O'Reilly6 
7Joe Eldridge5 
8Jacob Duehring3 
9Colt Peterson2 
10Daniel Lionberg2 
11Zak Kovalcik2 
12Steven Beardsley2 
13Andrew Armstrong2 
14Steve Pelaez1 
15Christopher Mosora  
16Colin Prensky  
17Luke Cavender  
18Brian Peterson  
19Brent Kay  
20Zack Simkover  
21Kenneth Hanson  
22Jack Lindquist-20 
23Marius Farioletti-60 
DNFStuart Press-40 
Men's Omnium - Final standings
1Cody O'Reilly (Bissell Pro Cycling)16pts
2Jacob Duehring (Felt Factory Team)19 
3Daniel Holloway (Felt Holowesko Garmin)23 
4Ian Moir (Rock Racing)29 
5Daniel Lionberg (Team Rio Grande)39 
6Steven Beardsley (Gentle Lovers)41 
7Kevin Schiller (Team 2)42 
8Steve Pelaez (GS Lombardi Sports)46 
9Colin Prensky (CRCA/Sanchez-Houliha)49 
10Brian Peterson (Webcor/Alto Velo)52 
11Iggy Silva (Iggy Racing)54 
12Danny Heeley (South Bay Wheelmen)61 
13Zak Kovalcik (Team Beer)63 
14Colt Peterson (Unattached)63 
15Joe Eldridge (Team Type 1)64 
16Andrew Armstrong (Matrix/RBM)64 
17Marius Farioletti (Affinity Cycles)72 
18Luke Cavender (Wolverine SportsClub)85 
19Brent Kay (OUCH p/b Maxxis)92 
20Christopher Mosora (Verizon Wireless)94 
21Kenneth Hanson (Team Type 1)100 
22Zack Simkover (Swamis FPPI Dev Elit)107 
23Jack Lindquist (Unattached)108 
DNFStuart Press (Kahala-LaGrange)  
Women's Omnium - 200m TT
1Cari Higgins (Proman Hit Squad)0:00:12.380 
2Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway R)0:00:12.441 
3Colleen Hayduk (Verducci/Breakaway R)0:00:12.492 
4Heather Jackson (Unattached)0:00:12.713 
5Christen King (Proman Hit Squad)0:00:12.728 
6Anna Lang (Aaron's Pro Cycling)0:00:12.853 
7Neva B. Day (South Bay Wheelmen)0:00:12.869 
8Elizabeth Newell (Veritas Cycling Team)0:00:13.086 
9Shelby Reynolds (Sugar Cycles - 180)0:00:13.177 
10Julia Lafranchise (NOW MS-Society)0:00:13.211 
11Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten Racing)0:00:13.296 
12Hanan Alves-Hyde (Proman Hit Squad)0:00:13.386 
13Emily Charbonneau (Brian's House of Pai)0:00:13.631 
14Brooke O'connor (NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devo)0:00:13.771 
15Julia Manley (Peloton-Specialized)0:00:13.805 
16Camille Hook (Brihop)0:00:13.901 
17Jeanie Bihlmaier (Specialized/River Ci)0:00:14.187 
Women's Omnium - Scratch Race
1Cari Higgins (Proman Hit Squad)0:06:53.900 
2Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway R)  
3Anna Lang (Aaron's Pro Cycling)  
4Shelby Reynolds (Sugar Cycles - 180)  
5Colleen Hayduk (Verducci/Breakaway R)  
6Elizabeth Newell (Veritas Cycling Team)  
7Heather Jackson (Unattached)  
8Emily Charbonneau (Brian's House of Pai)  
9Brooke O'connor (NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devo)  
10Neva B. Day (South Bay Wheelmen)  
11Christen King (Proman Hit Squad)  
12Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten Racing)  
13Jeanie Bihlmaier (Specialized/River Ci)  
14Julia Lafranchise (NOW MS-Society)  
15Hanan Alves-Hyde (Proman Hit Squad)  
-1 lapCamille Hook (Brihop)  
-1 lapJulia Manley (Peloton-Specialized)  
Women's Omnium - 2km Individual Pursuit
1Heather Jackson (Unattached)0:02:31.035 
2Cari Higgins (Proman Hit Squad)0:02:31.602 
3Christen King (Proman Hit Squad)0:02:32.769 
4Anna Lang (Aaron's Pro Cycling)0:02:36.682 
5Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway R)0:02:37.552 
6Neva Day (South Bay Wheelmen)0:02:37.897 
7Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten Racing)0:02:39.662 
8Shelby Reynolds (Sugar Cycles - 180)0:02:42.839 
9Julia Lafranchise (NOW MS-Society)0:02:42.842 
10Hanan Alves-Hyde (Proman Hit Squad)0:02:43.050 
11Elizabeth Newell (Veritas Cycling Team)0:02:44.140 
12Julia Manley (Peloton-Specialized)0:02:45.256 
13Colleen Hayduk (Verducci/Breakaway R)0:02:46.051 
14Jeanie Bihlmaier (Specialized/River Ci)0:02:47.601 
15Brooke O'connor (NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devo)0:02:50.664 
16Emily Charbonneau (Brian's House of Pai)0:02:50.871 
17Camille Hook (Brihop)0:02:54.205 
Women's Omnium - 500m TT
1Cari Higgins (Proman Hit Squad)0:00:37.077 
2Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway R)0:00:37.371 
3Colleen Hayduk (Verducci/Breakaway R)0:00:37.472 
4Anna Lang (Aaron's Pro Cycling)0:00:38.166 
5Christen King (Proman Hit Squad)0:00:39.228 
6Shelby Reynolds (Sugar Cycles - 180)0:00:39.529 
7Elizabeth Newell (Veritas Cycling Team)0:00:39.682 
8Emily Charbonneau (Brian's House of Pai)0:00:39.924 
9Heather Jackson (Unattached)0:00:40.402 
10Neva B. Day (South Bay Wheelmen)0:00:40.598 
11Hanan Alves-Hyde (Proman Hit Squad)0:00:41.019 
12Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten Racing)0:00:41.112 
13Julia Manley (Peloton-Specialized)0:00:41.559 
14Brooke O'connor (NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devo)0:00:43.103 
15Camille Hook (Brihop)0:00:43.261 
16Jeanie Bihlmaier (Specialized/River Ci)0:00:43.611 
17Julia Lafranchise (NOW MS-Society)  
Women's Omnium - Points Race
1Heather Jackson40pts
2Christen King40 
3Theresa Cliff-Ryan22 
4Cari Higgins12 
5Colleen Hayduk11 
6Anna Lang10 
7Emily Charbonneau6 
8Shelby Reynolds3 
9Jennifer Reither  
10Julia Lafranchise  
11Elizabeth Newell  
12Brooke O'connor  
13Jeanie Bihlmaier  
14Hanan Alves-Hyde  
15Neva B. Day  
16Julia Manley  
17Camille Hook-60 
Women's Omnium - Final standings
1Cari Higgins (Proman Hit Squad)9pts
2Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway R)14 
3Heather Jackson (Unattached)22 
4Anna Lang (Aaron's Pro Cycling)23 
5Christen King (Proman Hit Squad)26 
6Colleen Hayduk (Verducci/Breakaway R)29 
7Shelby Reynolds (Sugar Cycles - 180)35 
8Elizabeth Newell (Veritas Cycling Team)43 
9Neva B. Day (South Bay Wheelmen)48 
10Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten Racing)51 
11Emily Charbonneau (Brian's House of Pai)52 
12Hanan Alves-Hyde (Proman Hit Squad)62 
13Brooke O'connor (NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devo)64 
14Julia Manley (Peloton-Specialized)73 
15Jeanie Bihlmaier (Specialized/River Ci)73 
16Camille Hook (Brihop)81 
DNFJulia Lafranchise (NOW MS-Society)  
Men's 250m TT
1Giddeon Massie (Bike Religion)0:00:18.359 
2David Espinoza (Bike America)0:00:18.669 
3Kelyn Akuna (Veritas Cycling Team)0:00:19.003 
4Daniel Walker (Momentum Coaching Gr)0:00:19.036 
5Kevin Mansker (Unattached)0:00:19.171 
6Dean Tracy (Land Rover - Orbea)0:00:19.314 
7Jonathan Fraley (WDT/AllVoi)0:00:19.324 
8Ryan Crane (Momentum Coaching Gr)0:00:19.380 
9Daniel Sullivan (Team Metra / Wendy's)0:00:19.394 
10Peter Billington (LTO Velo)0:00:19.510 
11Allen Vugrincic (Momentum Coaching Gr)0:00:19.777 
12Brian Abers (Bike Central)0:00:19.985 
13Giovanni Rey (LTO Velo)0:00:19.998 
14Andrew Lacorte (Affinity Cycles)0:00:20.054 
15Phillip Watford (Unattached)0:00:20.241 
16Nelson Li (Sommerville Sports W)0:00:20.294 
17Joshua Schwartz (Momentum Coaching Gr)0:00:20.300 
18Joshua Ryan (Bouledogue Tout Noir)0:00:20.336 
19Quinn Hatfield (Kahala LaGrange)0:00:20.467 
20Jon Linchitz (Unattached)0:00:20.475 
21Mark Godfrey (Bike Central)0:00:20.699 
22Curtis Bergquist (Unattached)0:00:20.725 
23Nathan R Frechen (Team Beer)0:00:20.834 
24Patrick Jacks (Bike Central)0:00:20.926 
25Arden Arindaeng (ADOBO Velo Racing Te)0:00:22.251 
DNSVann Johnson (Unattached)  
DNSPer Bjesse (Brian's House of Pai)  
DNFLanell Rockmore (Team Alliance)  
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