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Albuquerque Wraps Up 2021 USAC Masters Road National Championships

After successful cycling event, Albuquerque gears up to host again in 2022

After four days of exceptional racing in Albuquerque, the 2021 Masters Road Nationals has come to a close. Nearly 600 top cyclists hit the streets of Albuquerque’s Westside, meandered through the East Mountain area and finished up the weekend at Balloon Fiesta Park during yesterday’s day-long criterium event.

“The teamwork among our City staff, Bernalillo County, the Albuquerque Sports Commission, USA Cycling and all of our many partners and volunteers created a phenomenal event that put our city on display for cyclists from across the country,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We can’t wait to welcome them back to the Duke City in 2022.”

Of the almost 600 participants from 41 different states, 64 of those cyclists were New Mexicans, and 33 of that group were from Albuquerque. New Mexicans who took home titles are highlighted in yellow below.

“We want to thank the City of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Sports Commission, and Bernalillo County for being a tremendous host for our 2021 Masters Road National Championships. 2021 continues to be a challenging year to host events and the local support we received allowed us to hold a successful event, said Tara McCarthy, Director of National Events for USA Cycling. “Our participants had an amazing time and are excited to return in 2022.”

Although this year’s event has come to a close, USA Cycling, the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Sports Commission announced in May that the Duke City will host the USAC Masters Road National Championships again in 2022. At the time of the initial announcement, direct visitor spending as a result of this event was estimated to be $1.1 million.

Top results are below, with some homegrown representation among the top scorers.

 

Time Trial:

The championship kicked-off Thursday with the Time Trial on Atrisco Vista Boulevard, featuring a 40-kilometer and a 20-kilometer, out and back course with several hundred feet of elevation gain. Top results from the Time Trial are as follows:

  • Men’s 40k
    • 35-39: Jadon Jaeger (Wauwatosa, Wis.; Adapt Cycling)
    • 40-44: Bastian Rose (White Plain, N.Y.)
    • 45-49: Michael Olheiser (Huntsville, Ala.; Monster Racing)
    • 50-54: Patrick Warner (Boulder, Colo.; Stages Cycling)
    • 55-59: Daniel Casper (Saint Paul, Minn.; Donkey Label Racing)
    • 60-64: Robert Fisher (Monument, Colo.; Tierra Plan Racing)
  • Women’s 40k
    • 35-39: Stefanie Sydlik (Pittsburgh, Pa.; 3T/Q+M Cycling)
    • 40-44: Christie Tracy (Austin, Texas; 3T/Q+M Cycling)
    • 45-49: Mindy Caruso (Albuquerque, N.M.; Nero Veloce p/b Mich)
    • 50-54: Kathy Alvarez (Santa Fe, N.M.; RA Racing Apparel/BM)
  • Men’s 20k
    • 65-69: Jim Dickerson (Fort Collins, Colo.; Great Divide Brewing Cycling Team
    • 70-74: Wayne Watson (Denver, Colo.; Chalet/Celebrity)
    • 75-79: Durward Higgins (Chattanooga, Tenn.; Hammer Super Masters)
    • 80-84: Stan Swallow (American Fork, Utah; Team Endurance 360)
  • Women’s 20k
    • 55-59: Andi Smith (Bend, Ore.; Sunnyside Sports)
    • 60-64: Susan Rice (Albuquerque, N.M.; K4 DNA Masters Racing)
    • 65-69: Pat Caldeira (Crofton, Md.)
    • 70-74: Laura Lindgren (Long Beach. Calif.; Sisterhood of Cycling

 

Road Race:

 

Second day of racing featured the 52.5 kilometer road race in the east mountains, featuring almost 2000ft of elevation gain per lap and challenging features including several punchy climbs and a slightly downhill finish. Some racers took two laps for a total of 105 kilometers. Road race results were as follows:

 

  • Women’s          
    • 35-39: Stefanie Sydlik (Pittsburgh, Pa.; 3T/Q+M Cycling)
    • 40-44: May Liu (San Jose, Calif.; SquadraSF p/b Terun)
    • 45-49: Tamatha Risner (Las Cruces, N.M.; K4 Racing/DNA Cycling Masters)
    • 50-54: Debbie Milne (Greenville, S.C.; Suprabars.com)
    • 55-59: Jennifer Slawta (Talent, Ore.; Team Landshark)
    • 60-64: Karen Edwards (Forest Ranch, Calif.; Chico Cycling Team)
    • 65-69: Martha Parks (Dallas, Texas; Mirage)
    • 70-74: Laura Lindgren (Long Beach, Calif.; Sisterhood of Cycling)

 

  • Men’s
    • 35-39: Brendan Housler (Somerville, Tenn.; EVOQ Bike)
    • 40-44: Owen Shott (Ponte Verda Beach, Fla.; Aminorip Factory Racing)
    • 45-49: Chad Cagle (Jenks, Okla.; Team Topeca)
    • 50-54: Patrick Warner (Boulder, Colo.; Stages Cycling)
    • 55-59: Brendan Sullivan (Atlanta, Ga.; There's A Train Coming)
    • 60-64: Joseph Foster (Alamo, Calif.; Thirsty Bear Cycling)
    • 65-69: Tom Bain (San Antonio, Texas; GeriAtrix)
    • 70-74: Wayne Watson (Denver, Colo.; Chalet/Celebrity)
    • 75-79: John Elgart (Sacramento, Calif.; Sacramento Wheelmen)
    • 80-84: Stan Swallow (American Fork, Utah; Team Endurance 360)
    • 85-89: Frederic Schmid (Waco, Texas; GeriAtrix)

 

Criterium:

The final event of the championships was the criterium race at Balloon Fiesta Park. This action-packed race offered the best chance for spectators to watch these top cyclists compete. Results were as follows:

  • Women’s
    • 35-39: Chelsea Smith (Layton, Utah.; Intermountain Healthcare)
    • 40-44: Jessica Brooks (Fayetteville, Ark.; Breakaway Cycling Team)
    • 45-49: Michelle Montoya (Dallas, Texas; Pegasus Cycling)
    • 50-54: Debbie Milne (Greenville, S.C.; SupraBars.com)
    • 55-59: Diana Percy (Colorado Springs, Colo.; K4/DNA)
    • 60-64: Karen Edwards (Forest Ranch, Calif.; Chico Cycling Team)
    • 65-69: Kimberly Nelson (Decatur, Ga.; Sorella Cycling p/b Hincapie)
    • 70-74: Diana Correa (Tampa, Fla.; West Coast Cycling)
  • Men’s
    • 35-39: Sam Benedict (Gilroy, Calif.; Team Mikes Bike p/b Equator Co)
    • 40-44: Antony Barsi (Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Black Swift Cycleton)
    • 45-49: Charon Smith (Signal Hill, Calif.; Methods To Winning)
    • 50-54: Kyle Glerum (Emerald Hills, Calif.; Peet’s Coffee Racing p/b Veloro)
    • 55-59: Daniel Casper (Saint Paul, Minn.; Donkey Label Racing)
    • 60-64: Lawrence Nolan (Freemont, Calif.; Peet’s Coffee Racing p/b Veloro)
    • 65-69: Kent Bostick (Knoxville, Tenn.; CTS)
    • 70-74: Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo.; Boulder Center for Orthopedics)
    • 75-79: John Elgart (Sacramento, Calif.; Sacramento Wheelmen)
    • 80-84: Leo Malmed (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Alata Aslpina Cycling Club)
    • 85-89: Frederic Schmid (Waco, Texas; GeriAtrix)