Skylands Cycling Wins Highlands Team Award
Skylands Cycling finished ahead of Hilltop Women and Fire Cycling Teams at the Giordana GFNCS Highlands Gran Fondo
The GFNCS 2017 circuit made its third stop in northern New Jersey with courses covering 35, 60 and 100 mile journeys through rolling farmland, hilly ridgelines, and winding roads that weaved up and down the lush green mountains.
The routes showcasesd the Highlands area which is a 1,343 square mile region of Northern New Jersey, noted for its scenic landscape and environmental importance. Starting and finishing at High Point Brewing Company in Butler, NJ, the routes went over "High Point" the highest point in New Jersey, through High Point State Park were enjoyed closed park roads and tackled up to four times sections depending on their chosen distance.
Skylands Cycling Team riders Daniel Montgomery, William Gerboth, Matt Neugebauer and Jan Maynard set a combined timed section overall of 3h 6m 27 seconds over the four times sections on the Girodana Gran Fondo National Championships at the weekend.
Overall in the 100 miles Gran Fondo, Daniel Montgomery (Flanders NJ) was first ahead of William Gerboth (Sparta NJ) and Matt Neugebauer (Wilmington DE) averaging 22.5 mph over the 4 timed sections of Macopin, Clinton Reservoir, Ridge Road, aka “The Highpoint” and NY/NJ State Line.
For the women on the Gran Fondo it was Stacey Barbossa (Mountainside NJ) ahead of Susan Moore (Long Valley NJ) and Jodie Hein (Ridgewood NJ) who rounded out the podium places.
On the 60 Medio Fondo overall, Wojtek Komsta (Jersey City NJ) was first ahead of Gabriel Zirpolo (Riverdale NJ) and Matt Armstrong (Chatham NJ).
For the women on the Medio Fondo the fatest lady was Veronica Eguia (Rego Park NY) ahead of Jin Armstrong (Chatham NJ and Linda Mcadams (Yardley PA) .
On the 30 mile Piccolo route overall it was Richard Hofbauer (Hoboken NJ) first ahead of Kevin Shenton (Pompton Plains NJ) and Satchid Villareal (Clifton NJ).
For the women on the Piccolo Fondo it was Lorena Bartolome (Hamburg NJ), ahead of Miho Quito (Astoria NY) and Morgan Centrella (South Hackensack NJ).
Link to full results by distance and age catgeory: http://my3.raceresult.com/75668/#
Link to official photos: https://jcaldphoto.smugmug.com/Highlands-Gran-Fondo-2017/
Next Round: Gran Fondo Asheville, July 23rd Asheville, North Carolina
Take a Sunday drive on two wheels and see the Smoky Mountains from a whole new perspective during the Asheville Gran Fondo. Together with Friends of the Smokies, the Gran Fondo National Championship Series® (GFNCS) brings a seventh event to Asheville, NC and the surrounding mountains. The Gran Fondo Asheville will start and finish in the heart of Asheville, in Pack Square Park. Riders will be welcomed to the finish line by the annual Organicfest where they can join in the celebration of everything organic, green, healthy & sustainable.
Riders are provided a first serving of healthy organic food when they finish and can enjoy the music, body-workers, vendors, family fun, and even more great food at Organicfest. Asheville not only offers amazing riding but an all-around great time! Come join us to kick off the next great cycling event in America and help Friends of the Smokies preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects.
Event Benifits Friends of the Smokies.
“Come Challenge Yourself”, Event Open to All, Ride with your friends, Race with your friends
3 Distances to choose from: Gran Route (100 mi), Medio Route (60 mi), Piccolo Route (20 mi)
The Gran Fondo National Championship Series offers not only the hardest road racing series in the nation, but also the most fun!