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Maryland Celebrates Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series Finale

The National Championship rounded off a hugely a successful series of nine events across the whole of the U.S., with thousands of cyclists riding the new Gran Fondo format

Maryland Celebrates Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series FinaleFrederick, Maryland, Sept 20th 2016 - Hundreds of cyclists lined up for the Gran Fondo national championship in historic Frederick, Maryland for the final opportunity to earn the title of fastest rider in the incredible Gran Fondo format.

Gran Fondo Maryland offered some of the longest timed sections and most challenging terrain of any Gran Fondo in the U.S. The riders with the fastest combined time through each designated section in their category earned their Gran Fondo National Championship Jersey!

Gran Fondo Team Award

7 teams of 4 riders battled it out for the team prize; The Misfits of Belleville, Adventures for the Cure, Underdog Psycholists, Shippenburg University, Bike Doctor / Visit Frederick, Route 1 Velo / Arrow Bicycle and the Bike Lane.

The Misfits of Belleville team consisting of Timothy Rugg, Justin Maunch, Matt McLoone and Kevin Gottlieb took 1st place on the podium ahead of Adventures for the Cure in 2nd and Underdog Psycholists in 3rd place.

Gran Fondo Men’s Categories

The Gran Fondo was a tough 98 miles including around 10,000 feet of climbing and 4 timed climbs of Hamburg Hill, Harp Hill, The Gully of Darius and Gambrill Park.

It was a very good day for the Misfits of Belleville as Timothy Rugg was also the fastest rider of the combined climbs of 1h 6m 34s, an average speed of 21.5 mph. Timothy duly came first in his category M19-34 ahead of his teammates Justin Maunch and Matt McLoone.

In the Collegiate category Ryan Collins took 1st ahead of Scott Coblentz and Benjamin Shrewsbury in 3rd place with a combined time of 1h 12m.

M14-18
1st Sebastian Silberman

M Collegiate
Ryan Collins
Scott Coblentz
Benjamen Shrewsberry

M19-34
1st Timothy Rugg
2nd Justin Maunch
3rd Matt McLoone

M35-44
1st Joe Hallman
2nd Adam Driscoll
3rd Jose Escobar

M45-54
1st Greg Galletta
2nd Shaun Abell
3rd Robert Golding

M55-64
1st Jay Trojan
2nd David Hearn
3rd Bill Dodge

M65+
1st Mark McCarthy
2nd Robert Scofield-Friedman
3rd Tom Lex

Gran Fondo Women’s Categories

Alexis Zink was the fastest rider of the combined climbs of Hamburg Hill, Harp Hill, The Gully of Darius and Gambrill Park in a time of 1h 20m ahead of Josie Smith and Rachel Monderer.

W19-34
1st Alexis Zink
2nd Josie Smith
3rd Raymonda Yeh

W35-44
1st Jennifer Cortesi
2nd Marielle Ritchie
3rd Shannon Pasch

W45-54
1st Rachel Monderer
2nd Jean Morrissey
3rd Chris Kelley

W55-64
1st Alison Gonzalez
2nd Sue Neurath
3rd Carolyn Altman

Medio Fondo Men’s Categories

The Medio Fondo was 63 miles with 5,765 feet of climbing with 3 timed climbs of 2 timed climbs of Hamburg Hill and Gambrill Park.

Overall for the men John Macinnis was fastest ahead of Ryan Hevner and Bruce Mort in time of 1h.

M19-34
1st Sam Sisto
2nd Alex Sverdlov
3rd William Harrington

M35-44
1st John Macinnis
2nd Ryan Hevner
3rd Matthew Green

M45-54
1st Wojtek Komsta
2nd Dave Wolcott
3rd Bill Gros

M55-64
1st Bruce Mort
2nd Steve Chatlin
3rd Theo Spilka

Medio Fondo Women’s Categories

The Medio Fondo was 63 miles with 5,765 feet of climbing with 3 timed climbs of 2 timed climbs of Hamburg Hill and Gambrill Park.

Overall for the women Cheryl Sornson was fastest ahead of Lindsey Crifasi and Angela Parrotta in a time of 1h 7m.

W19-34
1st Lindsey Crifasi
2nd Angela Parrotta
3rd Katie Provost-Javier

W35-44
1st Tiffany Hevner
2nd Nadja Tapkas
3rd Erin Conner

W45-54
1st Cheryl Sornson
2nd Cynthia Johnson
3rd Kathryn Moran

Piccolo Fondo Men’s Categories

The 30 mile Piccolo Fondo contained the timed climb of Hamburg Hill. Overall Jason Lindemuth was fastest ahead of Jes Stith and Michael Dent in a time of 22m 46s.

M14-18
1st Charles Bennici
2nd Borong Tsai

M19-34
1st Patrick Santucci
2nd Roy Langley
3rd Anthony Bennici

M35-44
1st Jason Lindemuth
2nd Dan Shaw
3rd Michael Howson

M45-54
1st Jes Stith
2nd Michael Dent
3rd Charles Bedore

M55-64
1st Ward Pettis
2nd Andrew Kundrat
3rd Joe Collins

M65+
1st Steve Warren
2nd James Tapkas
3rd Wayne Callis

Piccolo Fondo Women’s Categories

The 30 mile Piccolo Fondo contained the timed climb of Hamburg Hill. Overall Thora Westre-Stith was fastest ahead of Vikki Mckane Dent and Angela Deborja in a time of 28m 58s

Tandem
1st Anh Doan

W19-34
1st Pamela Gallagher
2nd Catherine Sampson
3rd Milagros Cruz-Otero

W35-44
1st Angela Deborja
2nd Susana Lechuga

W45-54
1st Thora Westre-Stith
2nd Vikki Mckane Dent
3rd Michele Mark

Full Results

Link to full results - http://my5.raceresult.com/61527/?lang=

Photo Links

https://tomi.smugmug.com/Sports/Bike/2016-Frederick-Gran-Fondo/
https://www.facebook.com/gfncs
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2016 Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series® Events

The 2016 Gran Fondo National Championship Series® (GFNCS) schedule was:

Gran Fondo Florida - Saturday March 26, 2016
Bicycling Spring Classic - Sunday April 24, 2016
Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo - Saturday May 14, 2016
Highlands Gran Fondo - Sunday June 5, 2016
Gran Fondo Asheville -  Saturday June 18th, 2016
Bluewater International Gran Fondo - Saturday August 7, 2016
Boone Gran Fondo - Sunday August 7, 2016
Golden Gran Fondo - Sunday August 28, 2016 
Gran Fondo Maryland (2016 Gran Fondo National Championship) - Sunday September 18, 2016

The Golden Gran Fondo was rated by Gran Fondo Guide as one of the hardest Gran Fondos in the US.

About the Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series®

The Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series® was established in 2012 and is comprised of eight European-style ride/races staged in the United States. The series is sponsored nationally by Giordana Cycling, GRUPPO STELVIO, Bertucci Performance Watches, Bicycling Magazine, Hammer Nutrition, Swiftwick, SeaSucker Vacuum Mount Bike Racks, Peaks Coaching Group, Feedback Sports, Rudy Project, ProGold Cycling, Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Polar Bottle, Ritchey Bicycle Components, and Capua Law Firm. Founder and President Reuben Kline has more than 25 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including five years as a professional mountain biker, ten years as a full-time race director and 20 years as promoter of the Michaux Endurance Series. The company is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area.

For more information visit www.gfncs.com

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