• Carlsen and Reeder Top Ben Hur Hill Climb

    by  • March 8, 2013 • norcal scene, race coverage

    27th. Madera Stage Race
    Day 1, Ben Hur Hill Climb Time Trial

    8 March 2013

    Alex Chiu contributed to this report.

    For Men 1-2-Pro, Kirk Carlsen went fastest up the 10-mile Ben Hur Hill Climb TT today with a time of 29’4.5″. The second fastest time went to Adrien Costa (Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) 19.4″ back. Christopher Harland-Dunaway (Marc Pro-Strava), despite claiming only 75% recovery from Merco, took third at 81″ off the pace.

    Rounding out the top five for Men 1-2-Pro are Tyler Williams (BMC Development Team) and Justin Rossi (Marc-Pro-Strava).

    _MGQ0031 Ben Hur Hill Climb

    Cale Reeder (Hammer Nutrition/Charity of Choice) took 30’54.3″ to reach the top in the Masters 45+ 1-2-3 category. Kevin Klein (Prime Time Cycling) finished the 10-miles in second, 67 seconds off of Reeder’s pace. Klein is looking to retain his Premier Series crown this year.

    Dirk Himley (Hammer Nutrition/Charity of Choice) was sporting a new smile to take third. David Passmore (SJBC) and Craig Roemer (Team Specialized Racing Masters) are fourth and fifth.

    _MGQ0314 Ben Hur Hill Climb

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    Results (Courtesy of Ken Hernandez)
    Men Pro-1-2
    1. Kirk Carlsen 29′ 4.5″
    2. Adrien Costa (Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) +19.4″
    3. Christopher Harland-Dunaway (Marc Pro-Strava) +1’21.1″
    4. Tyler Williams (BMC Development Team) +1’27.9″
    5. Justin Rossi (Marc Pro-Strava) +1’42.5″
    6. Kris Lunning (The Bar Fly p/b Tate Labs) +2’5.6″
    7. Robin Eckman (Cal Giant/Specialized) +2’27.4″
    8. Torey Philipp (Cal Giant/Specialized) +2’39.9″
    9. Eric Riggs (Team Mike’s Bikes) +2’56.0″
    10. Adam Switters (Team Mike’s Bikes) +3’1.4″

    Men Masters 45+ 1-2-3
    1. Cale Reeder (Hammer Nutrition/Charity of Choice) 30’54.3″
    2. Kevin Klein (Prime Time Cycling) +1’6.8″
    3. Dirk Himley (Hammer Nutrition/Charity of Choice) +1’39.8″
    4. David Passmore (SJBC) +2’22.9″
    5. Craig Roemer (Team Specialized Racing Masters) +2’24.2″
    6. Dan Palmer (ThirstyBear Cycling) +2’57.5″
    7. Craig Zimmerman (Team Helen’s) +3’11.7″
    8. Bob Delp (Folsom Bike/VW/Raley’s) +3’14.6″
    9. Hunter Ziesing (Hammer Nutrition/Charity of Choice) +3’18.3″
    10. John Hancock (Team Bicycles Plus/Sierra Nevada) +3’37.7″

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