Santa Cruzans Devon Gorry, Tobin Ortenblad each have top 25 finishes
Watsonville resident Matt Schaupp secured the bronze in the junior men’s 17-18 criterium at the USA Cycling Juniors U23 Elite Road Nationals in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday.
Schaupp, who rides with the Ritte Elite U23 Development Team, finished the race in the same time as winner Brendan Rhim of Norwich, Vt. They crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds as did runner-up Alexandre Darnville of Santa Barbara. Rhim rides for Woodstock Bicycle Club/Killing and Darnville rides for Hammer Nutrition-CMG Racing Team.
The first 14 riders came across the finish line with the same time.
Schaupp also raced in the road race Sunday, when he placed 75th [2:26:48]. Ritte teammate Tobin Ortenblad took 23rd [2:25:22] in that race after suffering two DNFs in earlier races. Miami’s Miguel Bryon won in 2:25:22. The first 39 cyclists across the finish line recorded the same time.
Santa Cruzan Devon Gorry [NOW and Novartis for MS/Now Cycling] placed 14th in the time trial, crossing the finish line in 41:59.355. Specialized-Lululemon’s Amber Neben of Lake Forest won in 39:27.375.
Gorry also took 23rd in the criterium, finishing in 1:10:04. Theresa Cliff-Ryan [Exergy TWENTY12], of Cedar Springs, Mich., won in 1:09:27.
Results in this report are from USACycling.com.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets