Ronde Ohop (WA Cup Rd 1) Start List
The Ronde Ohop is a circuit race meant to evoke the traditional Belgian season Opener Omloop Het Volk. The race was run twice in 2005 and once in 2006. The race runs over the Mashell Prairie road and into the Federation Forest Park. Like the cobbled classics of Belgium, riders must save energy on the paved sections (1 mile per lap) and survive the brutal dirt section (1 mile per lap) which include the short (100 meters) Muur d'Mashell. Although untechnical, the dirt sections do require riders to push smaller gears than normal and be able to minimiz energy expenditure. Drafting is important in this race. Puncture resistant, 700x25C tires are highly recommended.
Ronde Ohop is also the first round of the Washington Cup. 2006 Winners will be presented with the 2006 Champions Jersey prior to the start of their race.
2005 Kiel Reijnan
2005 Michael Pruitt
2006 Michael Emde
Final Update Feb 23, 2007-- Day of Reg only now.
Riders currently registered for the Ronde Ohop are listed below. Each field has a 50 rider field limit. Based on last years pre-registration to day of ratios. We are currently projecting a 40-50 rider elite field and a 30 rider B field.
If there are more than 5 Cat 3's registered in the B field they will be scored seperately from the 4/5's.
Riders must declare which Washington Cup Competition they are competing for. Elite riders will be placed for Ronde Ohop as one field, but will recieve points for the Washington Cup based on thier declaration. If, for example, the winner of the race has declared for the Masters Competition and the 2nd place rider has declared for the Senior Competition, the official race results will reflect their finishing order but their Washington Cup points would be 100 Masters Series points for the Race Winner and 100 Elite points for the 2nd place finisher. You declaration will only be in effect for the Ronde Ohop.
Elite Men (Cat 1/2/3)
Michael Pruitt - AxleyUSA.com / Seigler Sports
Michael Emde - AxleyUSA.com / Seigler Sports
Mark Knokey - AxleyUSA.com / Seigler Sports
Eric Kapfhammer - AxleyUSA.com / Seigler Sports
Shawn Ongers - AxleyUSA.com / Seigler Sports
Trevor Mays - - AxleyUSA.com / Seigler Sports
Lang Reynolds - AxleyUSA.com / Seigler Sports
Erik Scheller - AxleyUSA.com / Seigler Sports
Derek Archibald - Bobs-Bicycles.com
Rob Campbell - Bobs-Bicycles.com
Mike Gallagher - Bobs-Bicycles.com
Todd Gallaher -- AVA/CounterBalance Bicycles
Damon J Pettinger
Ted Chauvin --Hagens-Berman Cycling
Justin Hofeldt -- Vertical Earth
Michael Gaertner -- Vertical Earth
Thomas Mcgrath -- Vertical Earth
Craig Gracyalny -- AxleyUSA.com / Spoke&Sprocket
Martin Criminale -- Byrne Specialty Gas
B Race (Cat 3/4/5)
Greg Goad AxleyUSA.com / Spoke&Sprocket
Jeff Evans AxleyUSA.com / Spoke&Sprocket
Bernie Hayden -- AVA/CounterBalance Bicycles
Nolan Hayden -- AVA/CounterBalance Bicycles
Ryan Bibko - ASC Junior Racing / AxleyUSA.com
Allison Beall - Avanti / TiCycles
Danielle Shaver - Avanti / TiCycles