1. Kyle Wamsley (1 - Pro), Jamis Sutter Home, in 1:54:15 2. Travis Livermon (2 - Pro), Team Mountain Khakis, at s.t. 3. Bruno Langlois, Garneau- Quebec, at s.t. 1. Laura Van Gilder (1 - Cat1), Mellow Mushroom, at 1:24:25 2. Erica Allar (2 - Cat1), Rideclean/patentit.com, at s.t. 3. Jennifer Purcell, Team Tibco, at s.t.
BINGHAMPTON, NY — After 40 laps of racing at the 28th Annual Chris Thater Memorial, Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo) won another USA CRITS event victory, her third of the five USA CRITS held so far this year. Erica Allar (RideClean p/b PatentIt.com) was able to finish on the podium for the fourth time (out of five tries) this year and remains in the orange USA CRITS Leader's Jersey.
Luis Amaran (Jamis-Sutter Home) had enough lead to coast across the finish line of the 2010 National Racing Calendar individual standings.
V Australia's Jonathan Cantwell notches another crit win, this time at the NRC-closing Chris Thater in New York. His win helped V Australia lock up the 2010 NRC team rankings win.
Tibco's former national champ calls it quits after a successful team effort — just as she wanted.
USA Crits series action continues Sunday with the men's event.
The Chris Thater Memorial closes out the National Racing Calendar, while the Hotter 'n Hell and the Winters Road Race keep Texas and California racers busy.
The 2010 USA CRITS Championship series has new final races for both men and women. The women’s series will conclude at the Chris Thater Memorial race, after four races. The men’s competition will conclude at the TX Tough Grand Prix, after eight events. The series is now nine events strong, visiting as many states.
Jake Keough (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) lead the 2009 USA CRITS Series after four events. The season-long series holds its penultimate event this Thursday night in Dallas, the TX TOUGH criterium. The finals are a week later during the Interbike show in Las Vegas. Keough is also leading the Champion System’s Best Young Rider (U25) Competition, while BMW-Bianchi’s Erica Allar is in the lead on the women’s side. Battley Harley Davidson’s Russ Langley and Colavita Sutter Home’s Cath Cheatley still holds the Storck Most Laps Led jersey.
Planet Energy’s Keven Lacombe emerged from a stacked field of sprinters to win Sunday’s Chris Thater Memorial, coming to the line ahead of Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita-Sutter Home) and Yosvany Falcon (Champion Porsche). In Saturday's women's race, Team Tibco's Brooke Miller outsprinted Theresa Cliff_rayn (Verducci) and Tina Pic (Colavita-Sutter Home) for the win. The race was both a National Racing Calendar event and a round of the USA Crits series.
Press ReleaseAthens, GA - The 26th running of the Chris Thater Memorial is slated for this weekend. What started out years ago as a single event dedicated to Chris Thater, an avid cyclist who was killed by a drunk driver, is now a two-day festival featuring world-class runners and cyclists, music, expo, and sports and health clinics. The Women's Pro/1/2 race is up first as Laura Van Gilder and Mellow Mushroom teammate Kristen Lasasso race to secure Van Gilder's number one spot in the Series. Van Gilder leads Lasasso and third place
Broome County STOP-DWI is pleased to announce that the 2009 Chris Thater Memorial will expand to include the Chris Thater Memorial Music Festival. The Chris Thater Memorial - recognized as one of America's premier cycling and running events - will now feature a music festival including eleven bands. The Chris Thater Memorial will take place August 29th-30th at Recreation Park in Binghamton.
Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United Pro) won Sunday’s Chris Thater Memorial Criterium in Binghamton, New York. The Aussie, who won here in 2006, edged out Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita-Sutter Home) and Eric Boiley (Volkswagen) to take the victory on the 25th anniversary of the NRC race, the ninth stop on this year's USA CRITS series. “My guys on my teams really put their trust in me today, and I was glad I was able to pull it off for them.” Clarke said after his win.
The Chris Thater Memorial will reach an historic milestone this weekend in Binghamton, New York. Not only will the event be commemorating its 25th anniversary, but many of the strongest pro cyclists and teams will be there to help support the Broome County STOP DWI program and to compete for a total purse of $70,000. The event is part of the National Racing Calendar and the USA CRITS series.
Proving that he is one of the stronger American crit racers, Kyle Wamsley won the 24th edition of the Chris Thater Memorial on Sunday in Binghamton, New York. "I'm ecstatic ... just ecstatic!" the Navigators Insurance rider said as he caught his breath. Wamsley figured into every part of the race, leading out the first lap, hanging in the day's major break, and pulling a "caution to the wind" move at the end of the race. "This season's winding down, so I thought I'd through everything into the race. If I didn't make it, so be it. But I really wanted to win today,” he
At the Chris Thater Memorial Criterium in Binghamton, New York, on Sunday, Navigators Mark Walters and Trek Plus’s Laura Van Gilder took the wins at the National Racing Calendar event, each adding to an impressive season résumé. Walters, the winner of the USPRO road championship in Philadelphia, was part of a nine-rider breakaway group at Chris Thater that lapped the main field as the 50-mile race wound down. With 10 laps to go, the Navigators began to set things up for Walters, delivering him to the win on the last lap. Mercury’s Mike Sayers took second, while last year’s winner, John