By Ryan Newill, VeloNews Correspondent
Jonas Carney (Prime Alliance) overtook a commanding Navigators leadout train to edge Vassili Davidenko (Navigators) and Graeme Miller (Mercury) and take a record fourth win in the Tour of Somerville in Somerville, New Jersey. Carney also won Somerville in 1992, 1998, and 2000.
The women’s Mildred Kugler Memorial Open also saw a repeat winner, as 1999 winner Laura Van Gilder (Trek Plus) nipped 2000 champion Tina Mayolo-Pic (Diet Rite) by a wheel’s width at the line. Tania Duff-Miller (Freddie Fu) put in a personal best Somerville performance to finish a close third.
Now in its 59th running, the Tour of Somerville remains a Memorial Day classic. True to the spirit of the holiday, the day included a moment of silence for the soldier-cyclists recently lost in Afghanistan and a front line call up for the Armed Services Team in the men’s race.
; 1. Jonas Carney, Prime Alliance, 62.5 miles in 2:12:06; 2. Vassili Davidenko (R), Navigators; 3. Graeme Miller (NZ), Mercury; 4. Derek Bouchard-Hall, Mercury; 5. Sebastian Alexandre, Colivata; 6. Kevin Monahan, 7-Up/NutraFig; 7. Mark Right, Beans/Litebites; 8. Peter Rogers, Team Columbus; 9. Zachary Browne, NCVC-Spokes; 10. Joseph Papp, UPMC-Fuji, all s.t.;
; 1. Laura Van Gilder, Trek Plus, 20 miles in 49:25; 2. Tina Mayolo-Pic, Diet Rite; 3. Tania Duff-Miller, Freddie Fu; 4. Christina Underwood, Team Fuji; 5. Rebecca Quinn; 6. Lara Kroepsch, Trek Plus; 7. Charmain Breon, Freddie Fu; 8. Brooke O’Connor, NEBC-CycleLoft; 9. Lynn Brotzmann, Michela Fanini; 10. Roz Reekie-May, Mercy, all s.t.