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Mount Washington records shattered

Records fell from a considerable height on Saturday as Tom Danielsonand Genèviève Jeanson tackled the 30th annual Mount WashingtonAuto Road Bicycle Hill Climb.The road up 6288-foot Mount Washington, the highest point in New Hampshire,is just 7.6 miles – but the climb is 4727 feet, with an average grade of12 percent, and the final 100 yards is a quad-shredding 22 percent.Quad-shredding for everyone but Danielson and Jeanson, that is. TheMercury man scaled the mountain in 49:24, clipping almost a minute offTyler Hamilton’s mark of 50:21, set in 1999. As for Rona’s Jeanson, sheobliterated

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Records fell from a considerable height on Saturday as Tom Danielsonand Genèviève Jeanson tackled the 30th annual Mount WashingtonAuto Road Bicycle Hill Climb.The road up 6288-foot Mount Washington, the highest point in New Hampshire,is just 7.6 miles – but the climb is 4727 feet, with an average grade of12 percent, and the final 100 yards is a quad-shredding 22 percent.Quad-shredding for everyone but Danielson and Jeanson, that is. TheMercury man scaled the mountain in 49:24, clipping almost a minute offTyler Hamilton’s mark of 50:21, set in 1999. As for Rona’s Jeanson, sheobliterated Jeannie Longo’s 2000 record of 58:14, crossing the line in54:02.Only Danielson and men’s runner-up Tim Johnson (Saturn) were fasterthan the 20-year-old Québec speedster. And the second-fastest woman,Canadian Lyne Bessette, was more than six minutes slower than Jeanson,finishing in 1:04:30.
“I had super legs this morning – it felt like I had a tail wind forthe whole race,” said Jeanson, who in 1999 set the mark of 1:01:57 thatLongo toppled the next year.Jeanson said that she and trainer André Aubut had worked on herpedaling technique in the days leading up to the race, which she only decidedto enter on Thursday. “I concentrated on my time-trial technique,” shesaid. “My rhythm is smoother, more regular. That’s why I could win theCanadian time trial championship with such a good time. Even if today’sterrain is very different, I benefit from the same work.”
 Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb – Mount Washington,NH. August 24Women: 1. Genevieve Jeanson, Rona, 54:02; 2. Lyne Bessette, 1:04:31;3. Susan Duff, 1:18:00; 4. Marielle Aunave, 1:19:25; Zoe Owers; 1:22:04.Men: 1. Thomas Danielson, Mercury, 49:24; 2. Tim Johnson, Saturn,53:56; 3. Carl Swenson, RLX-Polo Sport, 54:45; 4. Greg Sieniewicz, 55:55;5. Philip Wong, 56:27.
 OVERALL RESULTS< - (male and female combined)/b>

1. Thomas Danielson, 49:24 – M2. Tim Johnson, 53:56 – M3. Genevieve Jeanson, 54:02 – F4. Carl Swenson, 54:45 – M5. Greg Sieniewicz, 55:55 – M6. Philip Wong, 56:27 – M7. Jesse Anthony, 58:26 – M8. John Bayley, 59:39 – M9. Kristopher Auer, 1:00:21 – M10. Tyler Wren, 1:00:23 – M11. Réjean Boivin, 1:01:23 – M12. Pete Lopinto, 1:02:17 – M13. Nick Fitzsimmons, 1:02:37 – M14. Benoit Fradette, 1:02:39 – M15. Matthew Okeefe, 1:02:50 – M16. Scott Fiore, 1:03:33 – M17. Calude Samson, 1:03:44 – M18. Josh Anthony, 1:04:11 – M19. Lyne Bessette, 1:04:31 – F20. Dan Davenport, 1:05:07 – M21. Donny Mills, 1:05:12 – M22. Brent Mellen, 1:05:34 – M23. Rick Trainer, 1:06:11 – M24. Ward Solar, 1:06:31 – M25. Chris Adeletti, 1:06:33 – M26. Kurt Kuehnel, 1:06:50 – M27. Nicholas Smith, 1:07:26 – M28. Brian Rabuse, 1:07:38 – M29. Kevin Bessett, 1:08:00 – M30. Daniel Lauziere, 1:08:03 – M31. Pascal Sauvayre, 1:08:08 – M32. Andreas Daiber, 1:08:45 – M33. Douglas Jansen, 1:09:11 – M34. Jason Knauff, 1:09:19 – M35. Andrew Chambers, 1:09:24 – M36. Tim Buckley, 1:09:31 – M37. Gordy Devers, 1:09:39 – M38. Karl Beckert, 1:10:11 – M39. Patrick Hourihane, 1:10:12 – M40. Virgil Luca, 1:10:26 – M41. Mark Johnson, 1:10:42 – M42. Charles Marzot, 1:11:03 – M43. Jeff Loveland, 1:11:06 – M44. Roland Freund, 1:11:08 – M45. Jack Hutchinson, 1:11:08 – M46. Stephen Humphreys, 1:11:16 – M47. Pierre Reid, 1:11:25 – M48. John Leader, 1:11:38 – M49. Rich Hollenbeck, 1:11:41 – M50. Jigger Herman, 1:11:46 – M51. Edgardo Torres, 1:12:06 – M52. Armen Karagoz, 1:12:51 – M53. Giovanni Marzot, 1:12:51 – M54. John Dalzell, 1:12:53 – M55. Roger Jutz, 1:13:04 – M56. Dennis Oconnor, 1:13:27 – M57. Greg Ruckman, 1:13:42 – M58. Michael Goodrich, 1:14:03 – M59. Daniel Florin, 1:14:04 – M60. Christopher Murphy, 1:14:07 – M61. Keith Guinta, 1:14:09 – M62. Arthur Leblanc, 1:14:11 – M63. Karl Augenstein, 1:14:16 – M64. Ted Neu, 1:14:21 – M65. Ryan Davenport, 1:14:29 – M66. Corey Sleath, 1:14:48 – M67. Richard Shell, 1:14:52 – M68. Donald Dwight, 1:14:52 – M69 Jeremy Symonds, 1:14:58 – M70. Dwayne White, 1:15:10 – M71. Richard Bastone, 1:15:14 – M72. Tim Fleming, 1:15:27 – M73. Andrew Maskery, 1:15:33 – M74. Keith Butler, 1:15:37 – M75. Paul Charron, 1:15:41 – M76. Lawrence Reed, 1:16:00 – M77. John Golden, 1:16:04 – M78. Brian Moore, 1:16:08 – M79. Kevin Reichlin, 1:16:12 – M80. George Ciavola, 1:16:14 – M81. Roger Costales, 1:16:15 – M82. Robert Tyszko, 1:16:18 – M83. Brian Lang, 1:16:22 – M84. Sean Sullivan, 1:16:25 – M85. Martin Jaramillo, 1:16:27 – M86. Charles Foley, 1:16:28 – M87. Chick Maclean, 1:16:46 – M88. Tim Roache, 1:16:51 – M89. Sean Ford, 1:16:54 – M90. Peter Stetson, 1:16:58 – M91. Jeremiah Ketola, 1:17:05 – M92. William Raleigh, 1:17:07 – M93. Chin Chao, 1:17:09 – M94. Darrin Beek, 1:17:15 – M95. Steve Fluet, 1:17:19 – M96. Ethan Fogg, 1:17:22 – M97. Joseph Hall, 1:17:29 – M98. Bill Dydo, 1:17:32 – M99. Craig Antonides, 1:17:35 – M100. James Weinstein, 1:17:44 – M