OBRA riders compete in Natz ITT
WARERLOO, Wisc. — The most recent batch of USA Cycling Amateur Road Champions took their stars-and-stripes jerseys Thursday during the individual time trials in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Racers competed on courses of 29km, 20km and 9km throughout the day.
Nineteen-year-old Colby Wait-Molyneaux, of Vancouver, competed in the U23 race for the first time, finishing 18th. Wait-Molyneux covered the 29km course in 38:45.51, just 1:24 of the winning mark of 36:59.09 set by Bontrager’s Nathan Brown. Portland’s Grant McElroy, 15, finished 12th in the 20km boys 15-16 race. McElroy was 2:02 off the winning time of Slipstream-Craddock’s Adrien Costa.
Racing continues Saturday when the Junior and Cat. 1 men will decide their 2013 road race champions on the Blue Mound State Park course. The U23 men and junior women decided their road race champions Wednesday on the Blue Mound course. The elite amateur women competed at the inaugural women’s US Professional Championships earlier this year in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 2013 USA Cycling Amateur Road Championships will conclude Sunday with the criterium championships.
U.S. Amateur Road Championships
July 4, 2013
Individual Time Trial
U23 Men Pro-1-2 29km
18. Colby Wait-Molyneux (Hagens Berman) Vancouver, WA., 38:45.51
Junior Men 15-16 20km
12. Grant McElroy (Specialized) Portland, 27:51.58
22. Cameron Beard (Hutch’s-Slocum) Bend, 28:27.70
23. Sam Rosenberg (Hutch’s-Slocum) Eugene, 28:33.36
48. Noah Beggs (PDX Devo Team) Portland, 30:14.78
Junior Women 15-16 20km
24. Hannah McDade (Exergy-Twenty16) Tigard, 36:07.35