2018-08-09 / Sports

Roubaix races go down to wire in Suttons Bay


CODY SOVIS, Alex TenElshof and James Reid share a calm moment in downtown Traverse City along Front Street lead out by the Traverse City Police Department during last years race. 
Photo courtesy of Cherry-Roubaix Gran Fondo CODY SOVIS, Alex TenElshof and James Reid share a calm moment in downtown Traverse City along Front Street lead out by the Traverse City Police Department during last years race. Photo courtesy of Cherry-Roubaix Gran Fondo Dramatic finishes highlighted the 11th annual Cherry-Roubaix Gran Fondo on Saturday as all four races were decided by one second.

Nolan Vanderzwaag and Mike Tramoneini both finished with the same time of 3:31:58, with Braiden Voss from Suttons Bay right behind the leaders and Thomas Moran right in front of him.

Maximus Jordan of Suttons Bay placed fifth in the 20-mile race with a time of 1:06:58, just three seconds behind the leader. Gwen Urbain, 14 years old, took first place with a time of 1:03:39 with John Urbain finishing right with her.

“The event was awesome,” Barrons said. “It started out fun, riding downtown in Traverse City. The atmosphere for the race was fun, festive and everyone had a great time.”


THE FIRST group of bikes pass the first aid station during the Cherry-Roubaix. Photo: Lisa Harding THE FIRST group of bikes pass the first aid station during the Cherry-Roubaix. Photo: Lisa Harding Participation was down again from last year, as The Cherry-Roubaix brought in about 380 cyclists according to Barrons.

“The best part was the finish of the race,” Barrons said. “I was driving the lead car for the 60-mile race and it was great to watch Aaron Mahoney from Team Haggerty sprint for the win.”

The 2018 Cherry-Roubaix offered courses spanning from downtown Traverse City, through various portions of Leelanau County, and ending at Herman Park. The event is known as a “gran fondo,” or “big ride” in Italian. Up until a few years ago, only sanctioned bike teams and bicyclists could participate.

The after party was held again under a tent at Herman Park. Bikers enjoyed food and beverages after their day of biking across the county.

These are the top ten for each race:

90-Mile Race
1. Nolan Vanderzwaag 3:31:58
1. Mike Tramoneini 3:31:58
3. Thomas Moran 3:31:59
4. Braiden Voss 3:32:47
5. Chris Wanley 3:32:58
6. Daniel Yankus 3:33:00
7. Alex Tenelshof 3:33:32
8. Travis Dittmer 3:33:33
8. Sean Kickbush 3:33:33
10. Frank Bower 3:34:23

60-Mile Race
1. Aaron Mahoney 2:36:59
2. Nicolas Dehaan 2:37:02
3. Austin Johnson 2:37:17
3. Kyle Macdermaid 2:37:17
3. Josh Zelinski 2:37:17
3. Richard Landgraff 2:37:17
3. Jesse Gould 2:37:17
8. Mike Jones 2:37:18
8. Brent Wiersema 2:37:18
10. Dave Sunset Scott 2:37:19
(Four others tied at 10th)

40-Mile Race
1. Jimmi McMurray 2:06:02
2. Lr Cole 2:06:03
2. Chris Klau 2:06:03
4. Sean Brownell 2:06:04
5. Adam Grifka 2:06:05
6. Thomas King Jr 2:06:06
7. Emma Schwab 2:06:08

8. Tim Cusack 2:06:11
9. Larry Brownell 2:06:39
10. William Shaver 2:06:48

20-Mile Race
1. Gwen Urbain 1:03:39
2. John Urbain 1:03:40
3. Jake Auclair 1:05:17
4. Steven Boshaw 1:05:18
5. Maximus Jordan 1:06:58
6. John Edingfield 1:07:53
7. Brandon Langley 1:08:33
8. Gus Johnson 1:10:03
9. Alan Heidt 1:10:04
10. Dawn Duncan 1:10:14

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