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Price and Lowery endure hot temperatures for win

Temperatures skirted the 99 degree (Fahrenheit) mark at the Cowbell Challenge marathon on Saturday. Riders from across the country were there to suffer the boiling heat as they competed for points in USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Endurance Calendar series. Over 150 riders lined up in the downtown of Davidson, North Carolina.

Harlan Price (Independent Fabrication/ IFRacing Inc.) and Carey Lowery (Outdoor Store) were the first to cross the line after an attrition rate that saw over half the entrants drop out. Rebecca Rusch (Specialized/ Red Bull) and Rebecca Tomaszewski (Niner/ Ergon) finished second and third in the women's race after Tomaszewski.  Lowery  also scored the fastest lap for the field with a time of 44:26.151.  Eight women in the 12-racer field completed the full six laps in the punishing heat.

In the men's race, Price struggled against his protagonists as Jafer Beizer (Jittery Joes Under 25) attacked off the front at the start, then disappeared for awhile. Aaron Oaks (Bulldog/ Campmor) put the pressure on in the middle of the race. After riding comfortably alone for the last two laps, Price looked back to see Beizer charging hard at the bottom of the last series of climbs. Price managed to hold off the charge and finished with a time of 4:16. Beizer finished second and Oaks was third. Nine men finished on the lead lap.

Full report and photos coming!


Elite men
1Harlan Price4:16:23
2Jafer Beizer0:01:22
3Aaron Oaks0:07:47
4John Mylne0:18:25
5Peter Joski0:32:16
6Andy Applegate0:38:45
7Sam Haskett1:04:05
8Shawn M. Tevendale1:09:15
9Jeremy Edge1:10:13
-3lapsShey Lindner
-3lapsOwen Simpson
-3lapsJimmy Dodson
-4lapsRob Kendall
DNFErnesto Marenchin
DNFRichard Tsui

Elite women
1Carey Lowery5:03:35
2Rebecca Rusch0:06:15
3Rebecca Tomaszewski0:11:57
4Elizabeth Frye0:17:52
5Anne Craig-Pena0:34:53
6Denelle Grant0:39:55
7Emily Brock1:06:06
8Philicia Marion1:27:37
-1lapSandra Tomlinson
-2lapsRita Borelli
-5lapsAnnajean Dallaire
DNFJocelyn Johns

Singlespeed men
1Deay Birtch5:08:45
2Eric Hagerty0:10:09
3David Hall0:10:37
4Lance Shelley1:37:26
5Michael Albert1:40:28
-1lapKevin Odonnell
-2lapsRobert Kranz
-2lapsJoel Watson
-2lapsScott George
-3lapsShane Schreihart
-3lapsJay Lundi
-3lapsKc Accetta
-4lapsBrandon Lee
-4lapsHayes Wilkinson
-4lapsChristopher Ring
-5lapsTim Dougherty
-5lapsDavid Brophy
DNFBrandon Lee

Singlespeed women
1Shanna Powell6:30:52
-2lapsSherry George5:50:16
DNFLaura Goetz
DNFShanna Powell

Men 18-29
1Curtis Armstrong6:50:03
-1 lapChris Joseph
-1 lapChristopher Danz
-1 lapMike Pierce
-3lapsThomas Mckenzie
-4lapsGreg Norman
-4lapsDon Davis
-4lapsScott Griffith

Men 30-39
1Noel Kirila5:05:56
2Ronnie Dean0:36:27
3Mark Sackett0:42:18
4Brent Lester1:08:00
5Kelly Klett1:25:03
6Jim Vitelli1:36:37
-1lapAndrew Christman
-1lapZachary Slaybaugh
-2lapsJustin Fisher
-2lapsJon Stang
-2lapsCarl Bush
-2lapsJason Leonard
-2lapsChris Mccoy
-2lapsMatt Depp
-3lapsJoshua Wilson
-3lapsKevin Agnes
-3lapsDano Orth
-3lapsChristian Gurley
-3lapsJay Trout
-4lapsJeff Wright
-4lapsMichael Linnane
-4lapsJohn Holtz
-4lapsCarmello Tinnerello
-5lapsStephen Janes
DNFChristopher Provato

Masters men 40+
1Christopher Cyr5:06:10
2James Shelton0:09:03
3Rich Dillen0:29:26
4Todd Braswell0:43:06
5Roger Clark0:47:24
6Jimmy Edwards1:08:30
7Michael Moriarty1:32:32
-1lapRich Ingersoll
-1lapKip Clyburn
-3lapsEdward Moreadith
-3lapsRick Pena
-3lapsDwight Wyatt
-3lapsWade Newell
-3lapsRobert W Lamberson
-3lapsRichard Wiegert
-3lapsGerry Kilpatrick
-3lapsClyde Gurley
-4lapsJames Wiedeman
-4lapsJonathan Martin
-4lapsMark Drogalis
-4lapsRoss Dowswell
-4lapsVick Dyer
-4lapsDavid Parrett
-5lapsZeke Lilly
-5lapsSamuel Adkins
-5lapsEddie Miller
-5lapsDave Pokela
DNFAllan Atkinson
DNFBruce Stauffer

Masters women 40+
1Paula Lamberson6:48:13
-1lapSally Edwards
-1lapLeah Ranney
-3lapsRobin Crumpton
-3lapsBobbi Kimsey
-3lapsAnna Cain

Multi-person Team
1Cycle Path - Evans, Evely, Stuart5:54:19
2Inland Construction - Kimberly , Frye, Pezzimenti0:27:15

Marathon duo
1Paul's Specialized - Hope Ann & Jay Walsh5:31:41
2Skeleton Crew - Ryan Freeman & Robert Niemeyer0:06:41
3Cycle Therapy/Sparkies -Curtis Keeler, David Tesh0:25:43
-1lapBrown Streak Racing - Sharon & William Brown
-1lapTeam Husqvarna - Warren Owens & Steve Noiret
-5lapsRed Hot Lycra Wearing Drummers - Kevin & Larry
DNFCycle Therapy - James & Joseph Hensley

Youth women 17 & under
1Sophie Clyburn6:42:51

Women 18-29
1Lovina Roy2:34:04

Women 30-39
1Marcey Rader-Rhodenbaugh6:49:32
-3lapsMia Griggs
DNFBridget Donovan


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