RESULTS: Gran Fondo in the Sunshine State

Hundreds of cyclists enjoyed the spring sunshine in Florida in the opening event of the 2017 Giordana Gran Fondo National Championships

Cyclists enjoy temperatures of 79F last weekend in the  phenomenally popular and growing Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship series, with the opening round in San Antonio, Florida

Centered in the rolling orange groves of Pasco County, the Gran Fondo Florida course started and ended at Local Public House & Provisions on Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL.

Cyclists travelled along rural rolling hills, past horse farms and crystal clear springs. Briefly going through Withlacoochee State Forest and the hills surrounding Brooksville, Florida. The area is the winter training site of some of the top triathletes in the world including members of the TIMEX team and the hometown former US National Cycling team members Josh Thornton and Derek Wilkerson.

Riders enjoyed 3 routes from the 35 mile Piccolo Fondo, the 55 mile Medio Fondo and the 100 mile Gran Fondo. The course included 4 times sections. The 4 timed segments counted for Gran route, Sections #1, #3 & #4 counted for Medio route and only section #3 counted for Piccolo route.

Ex-pro cyclist and one of cycling’s top commentators Frankie Andreu was on hand as MC. Frankie regularly commentates on top events like the AMGEN Tour of California.

Gran Fondo Team Award

6 teams battled it out on the 100 mile Gran Fondo course, with included 4 times sections of Mondon Hill, Stage Coach Trail, Batten Road and Darby Road.

The six teams were Kennedy Law Racing’s Team Green and Team Black and Team Cool-Aid, Notorious Velo Mafia, Diesel Brothers and Support Clean Sport / Seasucker / Guttenplan Coaching.

It was a good day for Support Clean Sport / Seasucker / Guttenplan Coaching who won the team prize in a combined time of 2h 10m 28s ahead of Diesel Brothers and the Notorious Velo Mafia.

Support Clean Sport / Seasucker / Guttenplan Coaching four riders were also the top 4 rider on the Gran Fondo overall with Fredd Matute, Steven Perezluha and Chris Trocoli rounding out the podium and Scott Cugno 4th.

Gran Fondo Men’s Categories

M14-18
1st Hunter Smith

M19 -34
1st Fredd Matute
2nd Steven Perezluha
3rd  Bobby Craig

M35-44
1st Jonathan Maloney
2nd Jan Maynard
3rd Matt Sauer

M45 – 54
1st Chris Tricoli
2nd Scott Cugno
3rd Kirk Corsello

M55 – 64

1st Keith Richards
2nd Jay Trojan
3rd Richard Jansik
 

M65+
1st Jerry Magliulo
2nd Tom Lex
3rd Tony Austin

Gran Fondo Women’s Categories

W19-3
1st Janna Edwards
2nd Lesbia Well
3rd Ashley Clifford


W35-44
1st Katie-corbin
2nd Rosa Laura Saggese Elbooz
3rd Deirdre Maloney


W45-54
1st Jan Burger
2nd Nicole Geller
3rd Shannon Pasch

W55-64
1st Sue Neurah
2nd Gail Norman
3rd Caroyln Altman

W65+
Alexandra Danforth

Medio Fondo Men’s Categories

M14-18
1              Stephen Gaydash              

M19-34
1              Patrick Carter      
2              Alfonso Vazque
3              Collin Wikman    

M35-44
1              Terrance Maloney              
2              Luis Rojas            
3              Leonardo Mallon

M45-54
1              Reece Haettich  
2              Samuel Greenway            
3              Ted Westerheide

M55-64
1              Peter Pavelic      
2              John Dagostino  
3              Theo Spilka         

M65+
1              Stephen Felmeister
2              John Allgeier      
3              Ken Schilling       

Medio Fondo Women’s Categories

W14-18 
1              Lily Miller

W19-34
1              Ilma Calite
2              Krista Yoho

W35-44
1              Yelena Maloney
2              Michelle Reynolds
3              Kari Larocco

W45-54
1              Jennifer Dagnall
2              Madeleine Vergauwen      
3              Debra Jozwiak

W55-64
1              Sandy Burks        
2              Kathy Mahan      
3              Jen Toohey          

W65+  
1              Geordie Farrell    

Piccolo Fondo Men’s Categories

M19-34 
1              Jason Austin        

M35-44 
1              Josh Thornton     
2              Enrico Enting Jr
3              Xavier Kelly         

M45-54
1              Michael Selah    
2              Bob Grahn
3              Hugo Scavino     

M55-64
1              Jeffrey Towle      
2              Pierre Beaulieu  
3              German Rodriguez

M65+    
1              Jim Pavek            
2              Steve Warren      
3              Eric Niwinski        

Piccolo Fondo Women’s Categories

W19-34
1              Rocio Magana    
2              Karla Arroyo        

W35-44
1              Rose Stasiowski
2              Sharlee Workman
3              Kristina Deneault

W45-54
1              Teresa Gadient  
2              Patricia Britto
3              Ali Myles               

W55-64
1              Robin Towle
2              Andrea Dagostin
3              Lynn Lewis          

This event raised funds for Pasco County SRO Explorer Program. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit is composed of two squads that provide law enforcement services to schools countywide. The SRO Explorer Program provides services for those aged 14-21.

Link to full results - http://my5.raceresult.com/70641/

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- NEWS: Gran Fondo Cycling Championship Series Launches In The United States
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Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Aug 29 2016 - RESULTS: Team Primal Audi Denver Hit Overdrive in the Golden Gran Fondo
Aug 08 2016 - RESULTS: Boone-tastic Gran Fondo
Jun 21 2016 - RESULTS: Murphy, Pasch win Gran Fondo Asheville
May 14 2016 - RESULTS: Next Moto Champion PB Roswell Bicycles Take Tour of Georgia Team Prize
Jun 30 2014 - RESULTS: Golden Gran Fondo
Jun 10 2014 - RESULTS: Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS
Apr 16 2014 - RESULTS: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Mar 18 2014 - RESULTS: Central Florida Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jun 09 2013 - RESULTS: NJ Highlands Gran Fondo
Mar 17 2013 - RESULTS: Gran Fondo Central Florida
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May 07 2017 - EVENT: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jun 04 2017 - EVENT: Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jul 23 2017 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Asheville GFNCS
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Jun 14 2017 - NEWS: Tackle the Gran Fondo Asheville in NC this July 23rd
Jun 05 2017 - NEWS: Skylands Cycling Wins Highlands Team Award
May 17 2017 - NEWS: Fifth Highlands Gran Fondo to be staged June 4th
May 08 2017 - NEWS: Owen Shott and Erica Allar take top prizes at Georgia Gran Fondo
Apr 21 2017 - NEWS: Frankie Andreu MC at Georgia Gran Fondo
May 02 2017 - NEWS: Piedmont College Cycling Team target Georgia Gran Fondo Team Award
Mar 07 2017 - NEWS: Giordana GFNCS Series announces new venue for May 7th Georgia event
Mar 27 2017 - NEWS: RESULTS: Gran Fondo in the Sunshine State
Dec 21 2016 - NEWS: Cycling commentator Frankie Andreu is MC at Gran Fondo Florida next weekend
Feb 21 2017 - NEWS: Register for the Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series and Save
Feb 06 2017 - NEWS: Friends of the Smokies Announces Fourth Giordana GFNCS Gran Fondo Asheville
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May 14 2016 - NEWS: Next Moto Champion PB Roswell Bicycles Take Giordana Tour of Georgia Team Prize
Feb 02 2016 - NEWS: Giordana Named New Title Sponsor of Gran Fondo National Championship Series
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS Results