Day 4 USA Road Nationals Replay

Posted on 23. Jun, 2012 by in race

Replay of live updates of day four, the men15/16, women 17/18 and men under23 road races, of the USA Cycling Elite, U23, Juniors Road National Championships in Augusta, Georgia.

  • The temperatures hit & passed the 100 F mark today at #roadnats .ouch ->
  • One more day at #roadnats, elite/u23 women, men 17/18 & elite men road races. Oh & supposed to get hotter. Oh goodie. ->
  • How hard was it? 138 starters and 44 finishers in the u23 race. #roadnats ->
  • Winner Rob Bush #roadnats http://t.co/7Cq9MSZy ->
  • Correction Fisher was 5th, Craddock took 4th #roadnats ->
  • Brutal day of racing in this heat today. Ouch. #roadnats ->
  • Bush wins sprint, putt 2nd, Mannion 3rd, Fisher 4th #roadnats ->
  • Less than 3 km to go, trio still together #roadnats ->
  • 3 riders each with a different team with 4 hours of racing in the heat. 1 climb left. What would you do to take the win? #roadnats ->
  • 8 km to go for the trio #roadnats ->
  • Leaves Putt, Mannion & Bush at the front to fight for the title. #roadnats ->
  • McCutcheon was dropped from break. The trio now had 1:40 to closest chase #roadnats ->
  • 3 minutes further back, a chase group with Huffman, Schmalz & a few others #roadnats ->
  • Bush, Putt, Mannion & McCutcheon were together on the climb just before 1 to go. Wilson was at the front of the remnants #roadnats ->
  • After putting in a good chase, Keough cracked on the climb #roadnats ->
  • Break exploded as they approached 1 to go. 4 at the front with a gap of 30 sec on tenants of break. #roadnats ->
  • RT @usacycling: Connor McCutcheon has broken away and built a 35-second lead on the leaders of the U23 men’s race. #RoadNats ->
  • And we are now inside of 2 to go #roadnats ->
  • Lastly 2 chipotle: Bush and ? – all in the break #roadnats ->
  • 2 Bontrager-Livestrong: Mannion & Craddock – and Cassin-Juwi Solar, Pincus-Bixycle sport shop. #roadnats ->
  • Break has 2 Calgiant: Wilson & Stasny. Move also includes McCutcheon-Simple Green, Fisher-Hagens Berman, Piasta-Mikes Bikes #roadnats ->
  • Stone & Martz dropped out of break leaving 2 BMC-Hincapie: Warbasse & Putt. #roadnats ->
  • The 2nd big group was a further 1:30 down, lots of chatting in that group. Inside of 3 to go. #roadnats ->
  • The decimated field one minute further back of 2-riser chase group. BMC-Hincapie was driving the front of that group. #roadnats ->
  • Break down to 14. 2 man chase group with Keough at 2 minutes #roadnats ->
  • RT @usacycling: A 27-rider chase group is trying to nail back breakaway. Gap is 90 seconds b/t breakaway & chase. Chase to field is … ->
  • Riders just saw three to go. Reports of a split in the field #roadnats ->
  • And Fisher-Hagens Berman , Wilson-Calgiant made the split too #roadnats ->
  • Craddock-chipotle was also in break. Working on ID’ing the others #roadnats ->
  • BMC-Hincapie has 4 in the break: Putt, Martz, Warbasse & Stone. McCutcheon-Simple Green is in there too #roadnats ->
  • Counted at least 3 Garmin, 3 BMC-Hincapie riders in the break. Also Calgiant, globalbike, mikes bikes #roadnats ->
  • The gruppetto #roadnats http://t.co/Ei3j5Zb1 ->
  • Make that 14 or 15 off the front, all the major teams represented. This could be it #roadnats ->
  • Lots of action in last lap. Group of 10 off te front with 30 seconds on the field. Heat taking a toll #roadnats ->
  • RT @usacycling: Michael Stone and Charles Cassin have a lead if 2:05 on the U/3 men’s field and 1:30 on the one-man breakaway, Robin Car … ->
  • 3rd rider in chase group is Schanze #roadnats ->
  • Field was still at 4 minutes with activity at the front #roadnats ->
  • Chase group of 3 at 3:20 with Schurman, Wolfe & one other #roadnats ->
  • Duo still off the front on lap 3. #roadnats ->
  • We’re driving around the course to take pics & updates when we see the riders #roadnats ->
  • Riders shelled off the back #roadnats ->
  • Misread number on first lap, it’s Stone of BMC-Hivapie with Cassin-Juwi Solar off the front #roadnats ->
  • On lap 2, two riders remain off the front: BMC-Hincapie & Juwi Solar. Gap at 2:20 #roadnats ->
  • Field was 4 minutes on lap 1 #roadnats ->
  • Trio had 2:30 minutes in duo of carpenter & Barthel #roadnats ->
  • RT @podium_live: 3 riders off the front: Chalmers-Z motion, Cassin-Juwi solar & BMC-Hincapie rider #roadnats ->
  • Attacks of the front, small break off the front #roadnats ->
  • Temperature is now at 95 – it feels hotter with the sun, hot Tarmac & humidity #roadnats ->
  • And theyre off. Warbasse crashed at start, & had to get a new bike #roadnats ->
  • Men u23 lining up in the hot sun in the staging area with 10 minutes to go #roadnats http://t.co/VMJ3XpfG ->
  • Ice cream for winner Alexis Ryan-Tibco #roadnats http://t.co/SxQgkp7p ->
  • The medals waiting to be awarded #roadnats http://t.co/KNsLWGAm ->
  • 138 riders in the men u23 road race starting at 1:30pm. They do 7 laps for 168 km #roadnats ->
  • Anyone got room in a team car for a lap or so in men u23 race coming up? #roadnats ->
  • Sterling-Exergy twenty took field sprint for 3rd #roadnats ->
  • Ryan-Tibco attacked Alexander to get the win, her 2nd stars & stripes this week #roadnats ->
  • At 4 km to go, Ryan & Alexander have 50 sec on the field #roadnats ->
  • Reynolds wins out of a break. Flores 2nd, Costa 3rd in men 15-16 #roadnats ->
  • 6 riders have over 2 minutes in men 15-16 with 3 chasers #roadnats ->
  • Field shut down Robertson. Ryan-Tibco & Alexander-Byrds countered & are off #roadnats ->
  • Robertson’s gap is now 30 seconds #roadnats ->
  • Robertson had 25 sec as she started lap 3 #roadnats ->
  • Robertson-Tibco on the attack in women 17-18 with one lap to go #roadnats ->
  • Te break is Reynolds-byrds, Maddux-Specialized, Rodriguez-Blue star, Costa-Slipstream & Oien-SDBC #roadnats ->
  • Field was spread across the road. No concerted chase happening yet #roadnats ->
  • 5 riders away with 30 seconds on the men 15-16 field at the start of the final lap. #roadnats ->
  • RT @Sevenpelicans: No big action in 17-18 Junior Women. Half way into the race. All together .#roadnats ->
  • Kudos to all the parents walking to mile to te feedzone, carrying all the stuff needed. #roadnats ->
  • 1 lap in. The women 17-18 are all together with Alexander-byrds setting the pace #roadnats ->
  • Hernandez’ teammates were attacking the field on a small roller #roadnats ->
  • 1 lap in. Hernandez-Slipstream & Valencia-Specialized have 30 sec on the men 15-16 field. #roadnats ->
  • Whoa. Was sitting on a fence & a kind person just told me that it was electrified. Thank goodness the current was turned off. #friedLyne ->
  • The photogs here are all (including myself) are feeling the heat & dehydration after very long days in the hot humid Georgia days #roadnats ->
  • I am stationary today so will only see the riders once a lap #roadnats ->
  • And the women 17-18 are off. 26 riders in the field #roadnats ->
  • Men 15-16 are off #roadnats ->
  • 5 minutes after, at 10:35am, women 17-18 are off for same distance #roadnats ->
  • 85 riders in men 15-16 field. Starts in 7 minutes. They race 3 laps for 72 km #roadnats ->
  • The men 15-16 are staged, ready to go #roadnats http://t.co/RUxLu8N9 ->
  • RT @podiuminsight: Sprint Finishes Highlight Day 3 of US Nationals – with pics of the finishes #roadnats http://t.co/34U1ftKq ->

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