Butler wins 40-44 championship

Sep 4, 2011 by

Sue Butler won gold at the Masters 40-44 road race Saturday. ┬ęPat Malach/FILE PHOTO

BEND — Cyclocross star Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) took her first national title Saturday on the road in Bend. The Portland rider won the Women’s 40-44 road race at the USAC Masters Road National Championships after breaking away with one other rider.

Butler and Debbie Milne (Belden, Miss./Absolute Racing Team-MSMOC) opened a gap on the field as they rode through their second lap before deciding the outcome in a sprint. Brenna Lopez-Otero, who won the 40-44 criterium championship Thursday, finished fifth.

In other racing, Tawnie McDonald of Bend finished third in the women’s 45-49 race. Jan Moss finished fifth in the 50-54 event.

USAC Masters Road National Championships
Road Race
Sept. 3


Women 40-44
1st — Sue Butler (Portland)
5th — Brenna Lopez-Otero (Bend)
14th — Sarah Tisdale (Hillsboro)
16th — Michelle Bazemore (Bend)

Women 45-49
3rd — Tawnie McDonald (Bend)
5th — Susanna Julber (Bend)
18th — Shoshana Foxwell (Bend)

Women 50-54
5th — Jan Moss (Milwaukie)
8th — Helen Grogan (Bend)
15th — Mary Ross (Portland)

Women 55-59
8th — Kim Lucas (Portland)

Men 60-65
10th — Terrence Brown (Portland)
19th — Dana Paskewich (Bend)
20th — Randy Mason (Ashland)
42nd — Michael Harris (Bend)
50th — Leslie Lunas (Eugene)

Men 65-69
27th — Robert Rice (Portland)