Race Results: Gebhardt Automotive Cycling Classic

February 22, 2014 – The 2014 racing season kicked off when the Gebhardt Automotive Cycling Classic was held this past weekend near Carter Lake in northern Colorado.  The inaugural road race featured a quick 17 mile looped course with a short, yet steep, climb in the first 4 miles and a very quick decent about half way through the loop.  The Category 5 racers only completed 1 lap while the rest of the Categoried riders would ride 2 or 3 laps (sometimes different for men and women in the same category) and the Pro/1/2 riders had to complete 4 laps.  The temperature hovered in the low 50s until later in the afternoon when wind and clouds started rolling in.

Josh Yeaton [Horizon Organic / Einstein Bros Bagels Cycling Team] crossed the line first after 4 laps in the Pro/1/2 Men’s race with a time of 2:44:07.23 with an average of 41 minutes and 24.7 mph per lap.  Lauren De Crescenzo [DNA Cycling – K4 Racing] won the 3 lap Pro/1/2 Women’s race in a time of 2:25:44.37 (average lap time of 48.5 minutes and 20.4 mph).  Congrats go out to them.

Heath Holmes from pedal Racing showed up to represent in the Cat. 5 race.  See his report here.

For a full results list you can visit the RaceRite results page.  For more information you can visit Be the Beast Racing.

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