Bishop, Carey take wins on Tussey Ridge

The Queen stage of the Trans-Sylvania Epic came down to a battle between the top three GC contenders. As predicted, Jason Sager (Team Jamis) attacked on the biggest fireroad climb of the day, which came early in a bid to distance himself from Kona's Kris Sneddon.

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Stage 6 results - Open men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale )2:45:39
2Jason Sager (Team Jamis)0:00:30
3Alex Grant (Cannondale)0:06:37
4Kris Sneddon (kona)0:08:01
5Justin Lindine ( / Joe's Garage / Scott)0:09:22
6Adam Snyder (Team Jamis)0:13:43
7Drew Edsall (Super Cool Bike Shop / Firstplaceracing.)0:14:31
8Bryan Fawley (Orbea USA)0:16:12
9Barry Wicks (Kona)0:22:10
10Sloane Anderson (ProAir HFA)0:23:27
11Jonathan Davis (Trek Bike Store Boulder)0:24:29
12Mark Weir (WTB/Cannondale/Shimano/Fox Racing Shox)0:25:48
13Ben Cruz (WTB/Cannondale/Shimano/Fox Racing Shox)0:36:19
14Nathan Ruch (Evolution Racing)0:41:24
15Michael Cushionberry (Trans-Sylvania Epic / NoTubes)0:42:25
16Kip Biese (Big Wheel Racing/Old Town Bike Shop)0:50:08
17Nate Byrom (WTB/Cannondale/Shimano/Fox Racing Shox)2:00:18
DNFJames SpurkRow 17 - Cell 2
DNFJosh Patterson (Dirt Rag)Row 18 - Cell 2
DNFSloane Anderson (ProAir HFA)Row 19 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Wissel (B2C2/ Boloco)Row 20 - Cell 2
DNSRyan LeechRow 21 - Cell 2
DNSChristopher Beck (TeamCF)Row 22 - Cell 2
DNSRoss Schnell (Trek/SRAM/Easton/Giro/Pearl)Row 23 - Cell 2
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Open Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amanda Carey (Kenda/Felt)3:27:46
2Selene Yeager (Team CF)0:02:26
3Karen Potter (MTBRaceNews)0:06:14
4Vicki Barclay (Notubes/FTC/Performance Labs)0:18:41
5Sue Haywood (Shenandoah Bikes,Kenda,Turner,I-9)0:25:19
6Rebecca Rusch (Specialized)0:53:09
7Sonya Looney (Topeak Ergon)1:04:19
8Tanya Hanham (Tall Tree Cycles/Steelwool Bicycles)1:08:20
9Kaarin Tae (Bicycles Plus / Bedford)1:09:46
10Karen Brooks (Dirt Rag)1:16:53
11Laura Gleason (Giordana-Clif Bar - BRICA)1:36:44
12Kerry Combs2:00:04
13Jill Weist (Don Wiest Stables)2:32:55
14Donna Weiser2:42:34
DNFKarmen Woelber (Zoom Performance)Row 14 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Morgan Miller (West Virginia Night Club)3:17:05
2Rich Straub (Freeze Thaw / Bikeflights / Notubes)0:08:35
3Rich Dillen (TeamDicky)0:12:28
4Bob Radzwich (The Bicycle Shop)0:19:29
5Doug Jenne0:21:23
6Craig Dupree (Milk Pail Racing)0:49:18
7Peter Buckland (FreezeThaw Cycles)0:55:49
8Kelly Klett1:02:02
9Mark Elsasser (Independent Fabrication)1:12:22
DNFGreg Martin (Club Ride Apparel)Row 9 - Cell 2
DNSDave CormierRow 10 - Cell 2
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Master Men 40+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bruce Pisarek (COBC/National Engineering)3:28:11
2John Kuhn (Cranford Bike Team/CTS)0:06:41
3Rich Oneil (Trans-Sylvania Epic / NoTubes)0:07:19
4Bruce Stauffer (Trek Bicycle Store Charlotte, NC)0:20:39
5Robert Hayes0:25:53
6Chris Merriam0:26:23
7Garth Prosser (Ashford Surgical / Cannondale)0:28:37
8Dave Stauffer0:45:45
9Dave Pryor (Kapelmuur Independent)1:22:48
10Garnett Abbey (Oakville Cycling Club)1:27:16
11Mark Drogalis (Team CF)1:29:59
12Brendan Hickey2:07:09
13Lawrence Plug (Bicycles Plus / Bedford)2:16:31
14Carl Bush2:19:09
DNFJohn MerriamRow 14 - Cell 2
DNSJames TaylorRow 15 - Cell 2
DNSJason GreggRow 16 - Cell 2
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Master Men 50+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1James Wilson (Team CF)4:47:46
2Scott ThomsonRow 1 - Cell 2
3Edward Moran (Maverickfab Endurance)Row 2 - Cell 2
DNFFred Baker (Baker Compound 1250)Row 3 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Caputo / Mark Hixon (Team ERRACE)4:09:34
2Cissy Fowler/ David Cook (Pisgah Area Cycling)0:09:53
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Epic Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Derek Bissett (The CO/VA Connection)3:53:00
2Patrick Jeanmenne (Team Saratoga)1:47:29

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