Beardsley notches PIR Tuesday win

Apr 12, 2011 by

Bikes weren't the only thing taking flight Tuesday night at PIR. ©Pat Malach

PORTLAND — Steven Beardlsey (Gentle Lovers) took home his first Cat 1/2/3 PIR Tuesday win of the season by taking the final sprint and piling up 21 points on the evening in combination with hot spot sprints. Guinness Cycling Team’s  Cliff Heaberlin finished second with 14 points. Last week’s winner Josh Liberles (HPChiro/Alpine Mortgage Planning) was third with 11 points.

The relatively fair spring weather inspired 233 riders to come out for the weekly series, 118 starting the Cat 1/2/3 race alone.

Cameron Duff was the big winner in the Cat 3/4 race, adding up 19 points to finish ahead of Stephen Fitzgerald (Close2myart) in second with 12 and Kyle Medlin in third with 10. Team Cthulhu’s Byron Breeden earned 15 points to win the Cat 4/5 race. Antonio Castaneda (Capitol Velo) was second with 12. Hammer Velo’s Ian Mastenbrook earned 10 points for third.

Steven Beardlsey got a gap on the left side of the tarmac and powered across the line for the win. ©Pat Malach

RESULTS
Tuesday, April 12

Cat 1/2/3
1. Beardsley, Steven (Gentle Lovers) 21
2. Heaberlin, Cliff (Guinness Cycling Team) 14
3. Liberles, Joshua (HPChiro/Alpine Mortgage) 11
4. Holcomb, Joseph (West End Bikes/Specialized) 8
5. Leonard, John (Rapha Racing NW) 8
Cat 3/4
1. Duff, Cameron (0)19
2. Fitzgerald, Stephen (Close2myart) 12
3. Medlin, Kyle (0) 10
4. Masuda, David (Team Bike Tires Direct) 8
5. Shane, Bennett (Portland State University) 8
Cat 4/5
1. Breeden, Byron (Team Cthulhu) 15
2. Castaneda, Antonio (Capitol Velo) 12
3. Mastenbrook, Ian (Hammer Velo) 10
4. Kesselman, Brian (0) 8
5. Nelson, Eric (Soraz Racing) 7

Complete OBRA results are HERE.

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