Gem State bicycle time trial racers were measured on the clock Saturday, Aug. 2 riding in 90-degree heat at the USA Cycling Idaho State Time Trial Championship at Lake Lowell.
Sixty cyclists went distances of either 40 kilometers (24.8 miles), 20k (12.4 miles) or 10k on the course near Nampa. The event was sponsored by Look! Save a Life.
Once again, the Gem State leader was perennial state time trial king Richard Feldman of Ketchum, an easy winner in the Men’s 45-49 age class.
Feldman’s 54:57 time for the 24.8-mile course was 2:33 faster than Men’s Cat. 1/2 winner Jamie Yanik, 38, of Boise. Yanik (57:19 for 40k) was the winner of the 45-mile men’s marathon title of the Whit Henry Memorial Galena Grinder July 26.
Feldman was one of six Durance-Colnago team racers earning podium spots in their classes near Nampa.
Gold medalists were Feldman, Patty Puz, John Swyers and Tom Campion. Jon Engen placed second and 88-year-old Charley French went 12.4 miles for third in the Men’s 75-79 age class. Other locals riding included Roger Miller and Craig Phelan.
Feldman, 45, is planning to compete in the 2014 UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) Amateur World Championships Aug. 28-31 at Ljubljana, Slovenia. His individual time trial course event Aug. 28 will cover 18.9 kilometers (11.7 miles). He will also try to double in the Aug. 31 road race covering either 156k or 97k.
Last September at Trento, Italy, Feldman successfully defended his Union Cycliste International (UCI) World Masters time trial title during the UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) finals north of Venice.
He has won four straight UCI world time trial championships and eight overall. He was the first American to win the Masters Amateur world time trial title in 2001 at St. Johann, Austria. Since, Feldman has won seven more world rainbow jerseys—in 2003, 2004, 2005 and from 2010-13.
On July 26, Feldman also captured his seventh straight Targhee Hill Climb up Teton Pass in eastern Idaho. In his mountain bike racing days, Feldman won the Leadville 100-mile race twice, in 1998 and 1999, and podiumed five times from 1995-99.
Results for the 40-, 20- and 10-kilometer racers follow for Saturday’s time trial competition:
40 KILOMETER (24.8 miles)
Men’s Cat. 1/2: 1—Jamey Yanik of Boise 57:19. 2—Robert Hoene of Boise 1.02:09. 3—Alfredo Caroca of Meridian 1.20:57. 4—Rudy Estrada of Boise 1.27:57.
Women’s 1/2/3: 1—Sarah Barber of Boise 1.02:28. 2—Jenn Halladay of Kuna 1.05:18.
Men’s Cat. 3: 1—John Lodman of Boise 58:45. 2—Kenny McDaniel of Boise 59:05. 3—Mark Yoder of Boise 1.00:19. 4—Jeff Coffman of Boise 1.00:36.
Men’s Cat. 4: 1—Tucker Feyder of Boise 1.03:57. 2—John Palumbo of Eagle 1.07:52. 3—Connell Lloyd of Eagle 1.08:51. 4—Graham MacDonald of Nampa 1.09:05. 5—Chris Haskell of Boise 1.11:48.
Women 30-34: 1—Agnieszka Kardasz of Victor 1.20:00.
Men 35-39: 1—Robb Floth of Kuna 1.00:03. 2—Adam Winspear of Boise 1.00:12. 3—Jason Elder of Garden City 1.01:56. 4—Gregg Lasher of Nampa 1.05:48.
Men 40-44: 1—Jonathan MacDonald of Nampa 1.01:37. 2—Shaun Staples of Nampa 1.02:50. 3—Henry Harper of Boise 1.05:18.
Men 45-49: 1—Richard Feldman of Ketchum (Durance-Colnago) 54:57. 2—Chad Krosschell of Boise 1.04:49. 3—Sean O’Shea of Boise 1.12:53.
Men 50-54: 1—Robert Van Kirk of Ashton 59:51. 2—Robert Mitchell of Meridian 1.00:26. 3—Dale Nelson of Boise 1.05:56.
20 KILOMETER (12.4 MILES)
Men Cat. 5: 1—Steven Sandor of Meridian 33:11. 2—Joseph Nicholas of Meridian 35:01. 3—Greg Slater of Boise 40:24.
Women Cat. 3/4: 1—Sharon Birkle of Boise 35:36. 2—Christine Edwards of Nampa 35:48. 3—Gabrielle Caroca of Meridian 41:39. 4—Morgan Miller of Boise 46:45.
Men 55-59: 1—Allen Neel of Nampa 30:48. 2—Jon Engen of Ketchum (Durance-Colnago) 31:12. 3—Tom Reimbolt of Boise 32:15. 4—Fritz Stafford of Meridian 33:18.
Men 60-64: 1—Howard Roose of Boise 31:24. 2—Timothy Elliott of La Grande, Ore. 31:57. 3—Craig Phelan of Ketchum 34:14.
Men 65-69: 1—Lee Sobchak of Boise 32:47. 2—Everett Beyer of Boise 34:22. 3—John Nicholas of Nampa 36:13.
Men 70-74: 1—Thomas Campion Jr. of Ketchum (Durance-Colnago) 36:20. 2—Randolph Wright of Payette 36:50. 3—Ken Stephens of Rupert 37:56. 4—Roger Miller of Sun Valley 38:06.
Men 75-79: 1—John Swyers of Ketchum (Durance-Colnago) 34:58. 2—Thomas Neary of New Meadows 37:34. 3—Charley French of Ketchum (Durance-Colnago) 46:57.
Women 45-49: 1—Tiedji Baker of Boise 34:25.
Women 50-54: 1—Catherine Chopp of Boise 37:44.
Women 55-59: 1—Raquel Croitoru of Nampa 42:52.
Women 60-64: 1—Michele Swan of Meridian 47:37.
Women 65-69: 1—Kris Mannion of Boise 43:26.
Women 70-plus: 1—Patty Puz of Sun Valley (Durance-Colnago) 44:16.
10 KILOMETER (6.2 MILES)
Junior boys 13-14: 1—Isaac Caroca of Meridian 20:34.