The 55-59 master men's contest was a battle of heavy hitters, with the legendary Ned Overend (Specialized) powering to a solo victory.
Finishing second in yesterday's time trial to ‘Cross Vegas organizer Brooke Watts (Cody Racing), Overend started on the front row start with reigning national champion Paul Curley (Midstate Cycling Club-Gear Works) and six other strong men.
Norman Kreiss (Morgan Stanley) surged from the second row to take the early lead while Curley and Overend rode patiently behind Kreiss on the first lap.
"The course was changing all the time," said Overend. "It was kind of dicey on that first lap, but then I was able to bridge up to Norm and put it down on the grass areas."
Overend finished nearly one minute up on silver medalist Kreiss, while Randall Root secured the bronze medal 2:51 behind Overend.
Glen Norton (Puget Sound Cycling) earned a national title over Fred Wittwer (Alan North America) and George Pawle (Cyclonauts) in the 60-64 master men's race.
John Elgart (Alto Velo Racing) won the 65-69 men's event to join his wife atop the podium.
"The former national champion Jim Wagner was right on me for two laps," said Elgart. "He eventually went off his line, and I got a gap and managed to win."
Erik Nordenson rode strongly to win the 70-74 men's title, as did Walter Axthelm (Durango Wheel Club) in the 75-79 race.
|1||Edmund (Ned) Overend (Specialized)||0:42:38|
|2||Norman Kreiss (Morgan Stanley Cycling Team)||0:00:57|
|3||Randall Root (Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster)||0:02:51|
|4||Paul Curley (Mid State Cycling Club/Gear Works/Spin Arts Cyclery)||0:03:13|
|5||George Smith (Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Alto Velo)||0:03:57|
|6||Michael Longmire (Northern Rockies Cycling Team/Montanacyclocross.com)||0:04:15|
|7||Evan Griffiths (Emerald Velo Cycling Team Inc.)||0:04:31|
|11||R Brook Watts (Cody Racing)||0:05:59|
|14||Gary Klingler (Webcyclery Racing/Webcyclery.Co)||0:06:37|
|16||Gregory Pautsch (Planet Bike)||0:06:44|
|17||Glen Jones (Brazen Dropouts/Brazen Dropouts)||0:06:46|
|19||Steve "Cosmic" Miller||0:07:28|
|22||Michael Olenick (Durance-Colnago /Durance-Colnago)||0:08:15|
|25||Steven Lacey (Showers Pass)||0:09:06|
|26||Randall Silva (Nob Hill Velo)||0:09:39|
|29||James (Jimmy) Day (Velo Del Norte)||0:10:31|
|30||Ken Coleman (Berkshire Cycling Association/BCA/Tosk Chiropractic)||-1lap|
|32||Richard Sachs (Connecticut Yankee Bc/Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix)|
|33||Vern Krist (Showers Pass)|
|34||Kevin Ryan (The Team /The Team Socalcross)|
|35||Robert Walker (Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team)|
|37||Kerry Shields (Carolina Masters)||-2laps|
|DNS||Harold Parker (360 Racing)|
|DNS||Rick Swanson (Radsport Cycling Team)|
|DNS||Chris Canfield (Blue Sky Velo)|
|DNS||Erik Brooks (Avanti Racing Club)|
|DNS||Robert Downs (Planet Bike)|
|DNS||Charles Townsend (St Paul Bicycle Racing Club/Bianchi/Grand Performance)|
|1||Glen Norton (Puget Sound Cycling Club)||0:35:44|
|2||Fred Wittwer (Alan North America Cycling)||0:00:34|
|3||George Pawle (Cyclonauts Racers Inc.)||0:01:30|
|4||David Rath (Corner Cycle Cycling Club)||0:02:31|
|5||Bob Guglielmelli (Central Coast Tire Cct)||0:02:53|
|7||RIchard Pearson (Team Kaos Cycling/Team Kaos-Ale)||0:04:36|
|14||Timothy Tarte (Puget Sound Cycling Club/Gregg's Specialized/LeMond Racing Team)||0:09:09|
|15||Thomas Gee (St Louis Cycling Club)|
|16||Brian Volkert (Team Double Check)||0:09:21|
|17||Hal Woodruff (The Team /The Team Socalcross)||0:10:06|
|18||Richard Bagienski (Durango Wheel Club)||0:10:12|
|20||Larry Varys (International Christian Cycling)||0:10:37|
|DNS||John Rubcic (Sun Coast Velo)|
|DNS||Michael Weaver (Avanti Racing Club/Blue Rooster)|
|DNS||David Beals (Capital Bicycle Racing Club)|
|DNS||Joseph Brown (Flying Rhino Cycling Club)|
|DNS||David Parks (Mirage)|
|DNS||Ric Kellen (Mellow Motors)|
|1||John Elgart (Alto Velo Racing Club)||0:39:14|
|2||James Wagner (Cycle Therapy-4 Corners Cycling)||0:00:33|
|3||Robert Llamas (Montrose Cycling Club)||0:03:49|
|4||Bob Ludecke (Laurel Bicycle Club)||0:04:02|
|5||Harry Williamson (Fightin' Bobas)||0:05:04|
|7||John Collins (Violet Crown Sports Assoc/Violet Crown)|
|8||Jerry Shere (Khsnm.Com/Thenationalsproject.com)|
|10||R Lee Willmore (Celo Pacific)|
|3||Mike Macdonald (Jaeger Wheelmen)||0:04:20|
|1||Walter Axthelm (Durango Wheel Club)||0:36:49|
|2||Ronald Riley (Bike Station Aptos /Bsa Racing)||0:04:58|
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