Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gloucester & Gunnison

The weekend of October 13 & 14 saw Danny Summerhill fly east to represent at the G.P. Gloucester both days. Gloucester, MA is one of the most prestigious 'cross venues in the US, and both days saw hard, fast racing.

Danny picked up 23rd (4th U23) on Saturday, but a series of mechanical problems caused him to simply finish Sunday. The weekend was quite productive though, as team manager Ben Turner and bus driver Josh Liberles flew out to NH early in the week to take delivery of our vegetable oil powered team vehicle. More on that as we're able to get it back to Boulder and refit the thing for cycling team use!

Speaking of Colorado, the rest of the team was ripping it up as usual at the races down in Gunnison. Saturday saw Conor Mullervy win the cat 3 race with his brother Kevin in 2nd, while Sunday they reversed roles and Kevin took the V with Conor finishing in 3rd.

Yannick Eckmann continued his streak of cat 4 wins, winning the race Saturday, while Zack Gould won the junior 10-12 race and took 12th in the cat 4 race later that day. Sunday's race saw Ethan Bell pick up 4th place in the cat 4's as well.

Brady Kappius was fighting off a cold, but still finished 4th in the open men's race Saturday, then moved up to 2nd on Sunday behind The Real Joey Thompson.

This coming weekend will have the Colorado crew racing in Boulder on Saturday, Golden on Sunday, while Danny tackles UCI C1 Granogue (Delaware) and Wissahickon (PA) back in the mid-atlantic. Team coach John Verheul and mechanic Nick Legan (back from track worlds and a move to Boulder) will encompass Danny's entourage.

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