2018CNats

Riders with Northern Colorado connections are listed below. Be sure to scroll all the way down for a CSU recap by Rees York.

Full results can be found here: https://legacy.usacycling.org/2018/collegiate-road-nationals

Men's Results

Men's Road Race

Club 3 Chaz HOGENAUER Boise, ID
CO State University
Club 9 Ben OMALLEY Chicago, IL
CO State University
Club 18 Tayne ANDRADE Albuquerque, NM
CO State University
Club 71 Andrew CASTAGNERI Littleton, CO
CO State University
Club 80 Maxlimilian FREEMAN Lakewood, CO
CO State University
Club 81 Ian WHALEY Monroe Ct
CO State University
Varsity 30 Brannan FIX Fort Collins, CO
CO Mesa University
Varsity 38 Alexander MARR Fort Collins, CO
CO Mesa University
Varsity 46 Gabriel GUTIERREZ FLORES Fort Collins
CO Mesa University

Men's Individual Time Trial

No racers

Men's Team Time Trial

Club 5 Tayne ANDRADE Albuquerque, NM Colorado State University
Club 5 Maxlimilian FREEMAN Lakewood, CO Colorado State University
Club 5 Chaz HOGENAUER Boise, ID Colorado State University
Club 5 Ben OMALLEY Chicago, IL Colorado State University
Varsity 2 Brannan FIX Fort Collins, CO Colorado Mesa University

Men's Criterium

5 Chaz HOGENAUER Boise, ID CO State U
14 Ian WHALEY Monroe Ct CO State U
35 Maxlimilian FREEMAN Lakewood, CO CO State U
22 Brannan FIX Fort Collins, CO CO Mesa U

 Team Omnium

Club 2nd
Colorado State University
Varsity 2nd
Colorado Mesa University

Men's Individual Omnium

Club 3rd Chaz HOGENAUER Boise, ID CO State University
Club 25tn Ben OMALLEY Chicago, IL CO State University
Club 36th Tayne ANDRADE Albuquerque, NM CO State University
Club 39th Andrew CASTAGNERI Littleton, CO CO State University
Club 53rd Maxlimilian FREEMAN Lakewood, CO CO State University
Club 33rd Ian WHALEY Monroe Ct CO State University
Varsity 25th Brannan FIX Fort Collins, CO CO Mesa University
Varsity 63rd Alexander MARR Fort Collins, CO CO Mesa University
Varsity 67th Gabriel GUTIERREZ FLORES Fort Collins CO Mesa University

 

Women's Results

Women's Road Race

Club Melanie BEALE CO State University 20th
Club Catie JUNGMANN CO State University 31st
Club Korissa STRAUB CO State University 42nd
Varsity Bailey SCANLAN CO Mesa University DNF

Women's Individual Time Trial

No Racers

Women's Team Time Trial

Club 4th Melanie BEALE Boulder Co Colorado State University
Club 4th Catie JUNGMANN Fort Collins, CO Colorado State University
Club 4th Korissa STRAUB Arvada Colorado State University

Women's Criterium

Club 2nd Melanie BEALE CO State University
Club DNF Catie JUNGMANN CO State University
Club 32nd Korissa STRAUB CO State University
Varsity 35th Bailey SCANLAN CO Mesa University

Team Omnium

Club 2nd
Colorado State University
Varsity 2nd
Colorado Mesa University

Women's Individual Omnium

Club Melanie BEALE CO State University 6th
Club Korissa STRAUB CO State University 41st
Club Catie JUNGMANN CO State University 43rd
Varsity Bailey SCANLAN CO Mesa University 46th

 

CSU's Rees York gives us the play by play from State's perspective.

Road Race Course:

This 16.5 mile course featured rolling terrain with very little flat sections. There were two main features of the course. There was a 300 ft power climb, that pitched upwards of 10% about halfway through the course, and a 0.5 mile kicker to the finish. The kicker to the finish came just after a 2.5 mile false flat/uphill, making the finish especially brutal.

Mens Road Race:

The 120ish Men completed 4 laps of the course, totaling 65 miles. There was an early attack from Yale that lasted a lap, but the fireworks really started when Chaz Hogenauer (CSU) followed a move by CU Boulder's Eric Brunner. Chaz and two CU Boulder riders went off the front with 2 laps to go. A chase group of 6 formed with Ben O'Malley (CSU), while a reduced main field of 20 riders including freshman Tayne Andrade (CSU) kept the chase in their sights. The three in the break kept a 1 minute gap to the chase, who had another two minutes back to the main field for the majority of the last two laps. Chaz attacked the two Boulder riders at 3km togo, and was caught on the final hill to the line.

Womens Road Race:

The 70ish Women completed 3 laps of the course, totalling 49.5 miles. CSU Teammates Korissa Straub and Catie Jungmann set the pace on the front the first lap and a half, setting up Mel Beale and 7 others to escape the second time up the main climb of the day. The breakaway of 8 held a 1-2 minute gap over the main field for most of the rest of the race, with the main field gaining time back on the last lap. The last time up the main climb, the breakaway shattered, causing Mel Beale to fall back to the reduced main field of 20ish riders for the finish.

Team Time Trial:

The out and back, 19 Mile Time Trial course was in the valley of De Beque. It featured a climb in the middle of the out and back, so you ended up climbing both sides of it. One the way back into town, riders deviated from the course by taking a right turn up a 1 mile climb to the finish. You could have up to four starters, with time being taken on the front wheel of the third rider. Our Mens team included Ben O'Malley, Chaz Hogenauer, Tayne Andrade, and Maxl Freeman, while our Womens team included Mel Beale, Catie Jungmann, and Korissa Straub.

Criterium Course:

This criterium is a fast, 6 corner race in downtown Grand Junction. All of the corners were nice and wide, except for one where you turned right onto a narrow street with some decorative cobbles. The final corner was 300m from the finish line, making it a long sprint if you went early out of that corner.

Mens Criterium:

The Mens race saw 4 of our riders tow the line for 80 minutes of racing. A very fast start saw the field strung out immediately. All of our riders made it up to the front in the first few laps to help control the race. Andrew Castagneri (CSU) took the reins immediately and kept breaks in check, before crashing hard on crash corner (the narrow turn with cobbles) about 15 minutes into the race. He wounded up with a seperated shoulder, but is otherwise okay. Air Force had the first serious attack, going up the road with 3 others for 5 laps, which was brought back by Ian Whaley (CSU). Chaz Hogenauer attacked immediately after they were brought back with Univeristy of Nebraska to form a two man break. They waited for more to join them, and then took off when 7 bridged up to them. This attack split the race into three groups, with Chaz in the breakaway (9 riders), Ian in the Main pack (18 Riders), and Maxl in the following pack (25 Riders). Maxl's group got pulled from the course with 10 min to go, which he won the sprint for. Ian kept riders from joining the breakaway and sprinted to 4th in his group. Chaz attempted to breakaway from his group with 5 laps to go with another rider, but they got caught and Chaz sprinted to 5th on the day!

Womens Criterium:

The Womens race had 70 minutes of racing. Mel Beale got a call up as the RMCCC conference champion. A third of the way through the race a group of 8 pushed the pace and broke away including Mel. Kori and Catie fell off the pace during this surge and eventually were pulled from the race. The lead group of 8 steadily increased their gap on the field until 8 laps to go when a crash took out 5 of the 8 riders. Mel didn't get caught up in the crash, and 4 of the 5 ladies got back up to rejoin them after visiting the wheel pit. The group managed to stay away to the line, with Mel taking second in a very close sprint to the line.