Wilcoxson, Mckissick score CBCC TT wins
DUFUR — Jade Wilcoxson doubled up on stage wins and solidified her overall lead Saturday morning at the stage 2 Dufur Time Trial of the 2011 Water’s Edge Cherry Blossom Cycling Classic, while Ian McKissick repeated his 2010 time trial win and rode into the leader’s jersey.
High winds were the order of the day as the course that ran through the exposed orchards and wheat fields around Dufur offered little respite from the gusting, bitterly cold wind. The out-and-back course greeted riders with incessant crosswinds and headwinds that tossed them across the road as they made their way toward the turnaround 5.5 miles away. The return trip was another story, with riders sailing down the same roads at 40 mph or more.
After taking out the stage 1 road race Friday afternoon, Wilcoxson (Landshark/Flywheel) battled through the winds to put another notch in the win column and add to her advantage with just tonight’s criterium and Sunday’s circuit race remaining. Wilcoxson burned over the 11-mile out-and-back course in 24:57.11, 16 seconds faster than second-placed Patricia Bailey. Wilcoxson put another minute and more into the rest of the Pro/1/2 women’s field, with Team REP’s Alison Beal nearly a minute back in third.
Wilcoxson now leads Bailey by 16 seconds in the overall battle. Jessica Cutler (Cucina Fresca) is third overall, 1:11 back.
The men’s Pro/1/2 race turned into a battle of experience against youth, with veteran rider and former BMC pro Ian McKissick (Audi) winning by 29 seconds in front of Hammer/CMG junior Colby Wait-Molyneux. Mckissick takes over the leader’s jersey won yesterday by 16-year-old Logan Owen (Hagens Berman), who finished 14th in the time trial, 2:23 back.
Keller Rohrback’s James Strangeland improved his overall chances with a third-place finish, just over a minute slower than McKissick, who now leads Wait-Molyneux by 29 seconds in the overall battle.
Owen, who had hoped to limit his losses to around a minute Saturday morning, said battling the wind was the tough.
“The biggest wind I’ve ever been in,” Owen said. “It was tough. I wished I’d had a bigger gear on the way back. I lost a lot of time there. I just went hard as I could to the turnaround.”
The racing continues Saturday evening with the Cherry City Criterium. The Cat 4 women start things off at 5 p.m.
Stage 2 ITT
1. Ian McKissick (Audi) 24:19.79
2. Colby Wait-Molyneux (Hammer/CMG) +:29.20
3. James Strangeland (Keller Rohrback) +1:02.37
4. Kristo Jorgenson (BYRDS) +1:16.97
5. Morgan Schmitt (United Healthcare) 1:28.42
1. Jade Wilcoxson (Landshark/Flywheel) 27:54.11
2. Patricia Baily (Keller Rohrback) +:16.15
3. Alison Beal (Team Rep) +:59.06
4. Jessica Cutler (Cucina Fresca) +1:04.11
5. Leia Tyrrell (Sorella Forte) +1:38.64
Masters Men 40+
1. Karsten Hagen (West End Bicycles)
2. Mark Krause (Landshark)
3.Todd Gallaher (United Finance)
Cat 3 Women
1. Anna Christiansen (Ironclad performance Wear)
2. Morgan Cabot (Glotman Simpson)
3. Rosalyn Rombauer (Hagens Berman)
Cat 3 Men
1. Doug Turnbull (Paul’s)
2. Alex Telitsine (Fare Start)
3. Max Coleman (Audi)
Cat 4 Women
1. Tamasin Reno
2. Meghan Grant
3. Martina Ralle