Finally, the last little hurdle has been cleared.

The First Firecracker 5000 is live. Brought to you by your friends at GS Andiamo and AntiGravity Cycling, in beautiful Redlands. Truly on the edge of civilization. Really! You can see it from the course! But freeway close too.

Read the flyer here: https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-1061

Register here: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-1061

What it is all about:

JUNIORS and Cat5 and Cat4, mostly. Everybody can race, but we are really geared toward those categories.

TWO days, but FOUR races.

Monday, July 3: Morning is a Criterium. 800m loop around a parking lot sounds kinda dull, but this is no boring loop! There is enough of a rise up one of the long sides to ensure that a 20-30 second hard effort will put folks very deep into the hurt locker. The free ride down the other long side turns out to be another great place to get away too!

Afternoon is a short TT. A technical, tight climb up the parking lot. Then go find some cool place to hang out and recover. We will have cool drinks and snacks and things available for all, so help yourself!

If enough folks come out to the Firecracker, we will have a pizza party. Okay, we *are* going to have a pizza party. I mean if enough folks come out to race, we will buy YOU pizza. We like pizza. Probably you do too.

Tuesday, July 4: Morning is another Criterium. Except we go around the course the other direction. Nobody expects it at first, but it feels very different in the other direction.

Afternoon is Pursuit Racing. This is usually a track event, but our course lends itself to a Pursuit race. Two at a time, riders start on opposite sides of the course, start at the same time, and … pursue each other! This is scored by recording everybody’s times like in the TT. Fastest wins. We could have runoffs for the fastest. Again, if enough folks show up.

Scoring is Omnium style. This means that racers get points for each race, and most points wins. Each of the four events gets the same points, so they are all equally important. We like that, because it means anybody could do well.

It is all on the flyer. CASH prizes in lots of categories, MEDALS, primes, snacks, a huge grass park to hang out in before and after the races, real restrooms, lots of parking, a terrific course, and the only thing missing is YOU.

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Results… Stage and Omnium placings and points…times tomorrow.

DEATH VALLEY ROAD OMNIUM         Stage 1 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 3 OMNIUM OMNIUM
Race Bib License First Last place points place points place points POINTS PLACE
Men P/1/2/3 142 208769 Hanns Detlefsen 2 20 1 30 1 40 90 1
Men P/1/2/3 143 296754 Stefan Zanislan 1 30 2 20 2 30 80 2
                   
Men 4/5 251 356282 Erik Dootson 1 30 1 30 1 40 100 1
Men 4/5 248 443007 Vidal Estrada 3 16 2 20 2 30 66 2
Men 4/5 246 427751 Lee Niffenegge 2 20 3 16 3 22 58 3
Men 4/5 247 473519 zak tourville 6 6 5 8 4 18 32 4
Men 4/5 249 one day Ryan Tetz 4 12 4 12     24 5
Men 4/5 250 one day Anthony Bui 5 8 6 6     14 6
                   
Men 35+ 191 203516 Adam Pacal 1 30 1 30 1 40 100 1
Men 35+ 190 56241 Kevin Vanderende 2 20 2 20 2 30 70 2
                   
Men 45+ 196 212550 Patrick Copp 1 30 1 30 1 40 100 1
Men 45+ 192 74023 Mark Weideman 2 20 2 20 2 30 66 2
Men 45+ 194 332088 Alexander Komlik 3 16 3 16 3 22 46 3
Men 45+ 199 20066 Aaron Labarre 6 6 6 6 4 18 26 4
Men 45+ 197 37457 Scott Weaver 5 8 4 12     14 5
Men 45+ 198 404191 shannon scott 4 12 5 8     14 6
                   
Men 55+ 152 220548 Carl Nielson 1 30 1 30 1 40 100 1
Men 55+ 158 55245 Herb Johnson 2 20 2 20 2 30 70 2
Men 55+ 151 252246 Eric Murray 3 16 3 16 3 22 54 3
Men 55+ 157 250331 Peter Dufour 4 12 5 8 4 18 38 4
Men 55+ 155 365485 Fred wilson 5 8 6 6 5 14 28 5
Men 55+ 159 331056 Scott Savin 6 6 4 12 6 10 28 6
                   
Women Open 944 399987 Anne-Laure Cuvilliez 1 30 1 30 1 40 100 1
Women Open 943 77089 Adrienne Brian 2 20     2 30 50 2

 

Unfortunately, I have had to cancel the race 11/23/2014 due to a late change in the permit requirements.  I have simply run out of time.  I will be refunding all entry fees, including USAC charges, etc.

I have never cancelled an event before, so this is new territory.

Thanks for supporting us in this event (and others!), and I apologize for not getting this done.

Steven Barnes

We will be back in the new year, determined to do a better job, be earlier with everything, and have more and better *everything*.

Here are the standings so far…

Death Valley Road Stage Race, Sherman Pass Road Race, Death Valley Road Omnium, Mt Whitney Stage Race, Everest Challenge Stage Race.

20 points for each day finished…10 points for DNF.

100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 for the top ten finishers.  GC for the Omnium and Stage Races.

EC gets double points for both categories…you already know why.

Read the FB page for more…loads of free entries and merch prizes…

Category First Name Last Name Team DV_SP1 DV_SP2 DV_GC SP_SP SP_FP TOTAL
Men 35+/45+ Patrick Copp Team rockform 20 20 100 20 100 260
Men 55+/60+/65+ Peter Dufour 20 20 90 20 90 240
Men Pro/1/2/3 Chris Walker 20 20 90 20 90 240
Men 35+/45+ Adam Pacal 20 20 90 20 80 230
Men 4/5 alfredo asuzano Coates cyclery 20 20 60 20 90 210
Women 1/2/3/4 Carol Lynn Neal Sisterhood of Cycling 20 20 80 20 70 210
Men 35+/45+ Bobby Rees POC + Ritte / Ritte Van Vlaanderen 20 20 60 20 40 160
Men 4/5 Alain Asuzano Coates Cyclery 20 20 90 20 10 160
Men 4/5 Geoffrey Bartz Bolthouse Farms 20 20 50 20 50 160
Men 4/5 Erik Dootson 20 20 40 20 60 160
Men 4/5 Ben Foster Ritte Van Vlaanderen 20 20 100 140
Men 55+/60+/65+ Terry Corl EMERALD TEXTILES/SDBC 20 20 80 20 140
Men 55+/60+/65+ Carl Nielson CA Technologies Racing 20 20 100 140
Men Pro/1/2/3 David Baar POC+Ritte 20 20 80 20 140
Men Pro/1/2/3 will riffelmacher The Olympic Club 20 20 100 140
Women 1/2/3/4 Jennifer Girard Eastside Velo 20 20 100 140
Women 1/2/3/4 AMY SMITH EAST SIDE VELO 20 20 90 130
Junior 17-18 Samuel Krut 20 100 120
Men 35+/45+ Michael Krauchi Platinum Performance Cycling Team 20 20 80 120
Men 35+/45+ AARON LABARRE 20 20 30 20 30 120
Men 35+/45+ Shawn Van Gassen Surf City 20 20 40 20 20 120
Men 35+/45+ Alan Zarembo 20 20 70 10 120
Men 4/5 David Aldrich D|Focus 20 20 80 120
Men 4/5 shannon scott Cal Coast Bike 20 20 20 60 120
Men 35+ Aaron Wise POC + Ritte 20 100 120
Men 4/5 Giovanni Ortiz Twin Star Racing 20 100 120
Men 55+ David Smith 20 100 120
Men 60+ herb johnson san diego cyclovets 20 100 120
Men Pro/1/2/3 Alexander Gaidis Brown University 20 100 120
Women 1/2/3/4 Cynthia Sjogren Team Redlands 20 100 120
Men 4/5 Robert Manchester 20 20 70 110
Men 35+ Matthew Wikstrom 20 90 110
Men 45+ John Hatchitt SPY Giant Ride 20 90 110
Men 55+ Michael Hines Stage One 20 90 110
Men 55+/60+/65+ Jef Chadwick 20 20 70 110
Men Pro/1/2/3 john costanza Audi Cycling Team 20 20 70 110
Women 1/2/3/4 Christine Ryan SF2G 20 20 70 110
Women 1/2/3/4 Angela Wimberly Michelob Ultra La Grange +21 20 90 110
Men 35+/45+ Joel Wheeler 20 20 20 20 20 100
Men 4/5 Sungkwan Cho Kore Cycle Team 20 80 100
Men 45+ Bill Carlson Rock Sports Racing/Don’s Bikes 20 80 100
Men 55+ Joel Sothern RokNRoad 20 80 100
Men 60+ Duane Mulvaney Landis/White Mountain 20 80 100
Men Pro/1/2/3 Casey Clark Landis/Trek 20 80 100
Men Pro/1/2/3 Joseph Garey Allegiant Airlines p/b k 20 20 60 100
Women 1/2/3/4 Annie Carrino Sisterhood of Cycling 20 80 100
Men 35+/45+ Todd Hensley 20 20 50 90
Men 35+ George Tomasich Canyon Velo 20 70 90
Men 4/5 Zack Sosnowski 20 70 90
Men 45+ James Wimberly UC Cyclery / JW Floors 20 70 90
Men 55+ Marc Spivey StageOne Cycling Team 20 70 90
Men 60+ David Lampe Kern Wheelmen 10 20 60 90
Men 60+ Reed Moore UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 20 70 90
Men Pro/1/2/3 Tony Brady Incycle p/b Fullcircle 20 70 90
Men Pro/1/2/3 Yashindir Gokul Carefast p/b Les Rois 20 20 50 90
Men 35+ Chris ludikhuize Team Redlands 20 60 80
Men 55+ Robert Willcox UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 20 60 80
Men Pro/1/2/3 Seth Britton 20 60 80
Women 1/2/3/4 Raegan Lunsford Michelob Ultra LaGrange/Velo Club LaGrange 20 60 80
Men 4/5 Christian Haarala RSR p/b Don’s Bikes 20 20 30 70
Men 35+ Dedrick Kon 20 50 70
Men 45+ Carlos Ristorcelli Ironfly 20 50 70
Men 55+ Jeff Moreton RokForm/Rock n Road 20 50 70
Men Pro/1/2/3 sean yeager Newhall Bicycle Club 20 50 70
Women 1/2/3/4 leah Rodarti sisterhood of cycling 20 50 70
Men 4/5 Peter Borowski Reno Cycling Club/ Reno Cycling Team p/b Nature’s Bakery 20 20 20 60
Men 4/5 Benjamin Fader-Rattner 20 20 20 60
Men 35+ Alfredo Jimenez ARB4U – Vital Care 20 40 60
Men 4/5 Stephen Waits 20 40 60
Men 55+ fred wilson 20 40 60
Men Pro/1/2/3 Brian McCulloch KHS-Maxxis-Jakroo 20 40 60
Women 1/2/3/4 Briana Johnson 20 40 60
Men 35+/45+ Clay Hubbard 20 20 10 50
Men 4/5 Alex Braunstein Team Roaring Mouse 20 20 10 50
Men 35+ Rick Andrews Santa Clarita Velo 20 30 50
Men 4/5 Maksim Gusev 20 30 50
Men 55+ David Fetah Racsport Cycling Team 20 30 50
Men Pro/1/2/3 Jon Budinoff 20 30 50
Women 1/2/3/4 Kimberly Tom Holliday Rock p/b Zoca 20 30 50
Men 4/5 Kevan Aurand 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Alexander Komlik SJBC 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Eric Murray Suffolk-Sunpower Racing 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Stefan Peroutka Team Brocken Spoke 20 20 40
Men 4/5 jeffery rogers SJBC 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Andrew Wilson 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Brian O’Connor 20 20 40
Men 55+ Thomas Morgan Bolthouse Farms 20 20 40
Men Pro/1/2/3 Scott Lundy Serious Cycling 20 20 40
Men 35+ Bill Hinshaw Lightning Velo / CPEP 20 10 30
Men 4/5 Max Duck 20 10 30
Men 45+ Greg Fenton uccyclery J&W flooring 20 10 30
Men 55+ Cleaveran Law Lightning Velo 20 10 30
Men 4/5 Nick Bales 20 20
Men 4/5 Aaron Daly Ritte Racing 20 20
Men 4/5 Miko Espanol Big Orange Cycling 20 20
Men 4/5 Andrew Gates 20 20
Men 4/5 Ryan Hallman 20 20
Men 4/5 Arjuna Hutchins Twin Star Racing 20 20
Men 4/5 Ernest Lohman pinnacile 20 20
Men 4/5 Kenyon Ralph 20 20
Men 4/5 Carlos Salazar Twin Star Racing 20 20
Men 4/5 Lars Sjostrand 20 20
Men 4/5 Kristopher Sveen Dons Bikes 20 20
Men 4/5 Mario Vidal 20 20
Men 45+ douglas barker velocity 20 20
Men 45+ Greg Page Lightning Velo 20 20
Men Pro/1/2/3 Bryan Boyhan Bicycle.net 20 20
Men Pro/1/2/3 Benjamin Cheetham Velo Club LaGrange 20 20
Men Pro/1/2/3 Jeff Fulford Team Redlands 20 20
Men Pro/1/2/3 Eric Shadle Team Redlands 20 20
Men 45+ Jim Kelly Eastside Velo 20 20
Junior 17-18 Kevin barker team velocity 10 10
Men 35+ Lucas godburn 10 10
Men 4/5 ANTONIO CONTRERAS VALLEY VELO 10 10
Men 4/5 betzalel levin Ritte racing 10 10
Men 55+ Steve Hensler UCCYCLERY/JWFLOORS 10 10
Men Pro/1/2/3 Jerry Rios OTR Racing 10 10
Women 1/2/3/4 Cindy Fenton Sisterhood of Cycling 10 10

 

BIB Category First Name Last Name Sex Category Group License Age Team Time Place
292 Men Pro/1/2/3 Alexander Gaidis M 390792 19 Brown University 03:21:04 1
287 Men Pro/1/2/3 Christian Walker M 50894 53 03:21:13 2
294 Men Pro/1/2/3 Casey Clark M 322446 23 Landis/Trek 03:21:24 3
285 Men Pro/1/2/3 Tony Brady M 211927 42 Incycle p/b Fullcircle 03:22:07 4
283 Men Pro/1/2/3 Seth Britton M 368780 03:23:48 5
286 Men Pro/1/2/3 sean yeager M 289894 27 Newhall Bicycle Club 03:25:50 6
290 Men Pro/1/2/3 Brian McCulloch M 169774 32 KHS-Maxxis-Jakroo 03:27:05 7
282 Men Pro/1/2/3 Jon Budinoff M 367157 03:35:20 8
291 Men Pro/1/2/3 Scott Lundy M 378857 31 Serious Cycling 03:36:15 9
299 Men Pro/1/2/3 Alain Asuzano M 418045 26 Coates Cyclery 03:37:30 10
297 Men Pro/1/2/3 Bryan Boyhan M 395045 24 Bicycle.net 03:57:15 11
298 Men Pro/1/2/3 David Baar M 346596 28 POC+Ritte 04:02:20 12
288 Men Pro/1/2/3 Eric Shadle M 284381 29 Team Redlands 04:05:30 13
295 Men Pro/1/2/3 Benjamin Cheetham M 257524 27 Velo Club LaGrange 04:05:53 14
293 Men Pro/1/2/3 Jeff Fulford M 206706 41 Team Redlands 04:39:10 15
289 Men Pro/1/2/3 Jerry Rios M 391346 20 OTR Racing DNF
284 Men Pro/1/2/3 Tim Manifesta M 305527 DNF
390 Men 35+ Aaron Wise M 259188 38 POC + Ritte 03:26:30 1
391 Men 35+ Matthew Wikstrom M 200063 35 03:35:00 2
393 Men 35+ Adam Pacal M 203516 41 03:37:40 3
392 Men 35+ George Tomasich M 380049 51 Canyon Velo 03:47:10 4
394 Men 35+ Chris ludikhuize M 366777 35 Team Redlands 03:48:55 5
395 Men 35+ Dedrick Kon M 286042 37 03:52:45 6
396 Men 35+ Alfredo Jimenez M 392722 36 ARB4U – Vital Care 04:04:00 7
399 Men 35+ Rick Andrews M 299324 37 Santa Clarita Velo 04:05:55 8
388 Men 35+ Shawn VanGassen M 156086 Surf City Cyclery 04:30:40 9
397 Men 35+ Bill Hinshaw M 286873 42 Lightning Velo / CPEP 07:10:00 10
398 Men 35+ Lucas godburn M 393005 36 DNF
389 Men 35+ Alan Zarembo M 269254 43 Poc+Ritte DNF
498 Men 45+ Patrick Copp M 212550 51 Team rockform 03:33:24 1
471 Men 45+ John Hatchitt M 269026 SPY Giant Ride 04:02:19 2
499 Men 45+ Bill Carlson M 257374 54 Rock Sports Racing/Don’s Bikes 04:07:45 3
478 Men 45+ James Wimberly M 159037 54 UC Cyclery / JW Floors 04:18:15 4
492 Men 45+ shannon scott M 404191 51 Cal Coast Bike 04:20:41 5
493 Men 45+ Carlos Ristorcelli M 54059 49 Ironfly 04:21:55 6
494 Men 45+ Bobby Rees M 246103 51 POC + Ritte / Ritte Van Vlaanderen 04:28:28 7
496 Men 45+ Aaron LaBarre M 20066 45 04:30:21 8
491 Men 45+ Joel Wheeler M 305399 46 UCCyclery/jw flooring 04:43:44 9
497 Men 45+ Greg Fenton M 11447 54 uccyclery J&W flooring 04:57:19 10
500 Men 45+ douglas barker M 424601 52 velocity 04:59:30 11
495 Men 45+ Greg Page M 73132 52 Lightning Velo 05:16:29 12
140 Men 55+ David Smith M 109008 55 03:52:50 1
108 Men 55+ Michael Hines M 16269 57 Stage One 03:57:28 2
136 Men 55+ Joel Sothern M 236630 57 RokNRoad 04:01:19 3
137 Men 55+ Marc Spivey M 204172 55 StageOne Cycling Team 04:02:31 4
138 Men 55+ Robert Willcox M 69952 59 UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 04:03:21 5
117 Men 55+ Jeff Moreton M 25023 58 RokForm/Rock n Road 04:04:20 6
116 Men 55+ Cleaveran Law M 45582 57 Lightning Velo 04:33:49 7
106 Men 55+ David Fetah M 285925 55 Racsport Cycling Team 04:59:26 8
118 Men 55+ Thomas Morgan M 56489 57 Bolthouse Farms 05:13:45 9
105 Men 55+ Terry Corl M 330856 59 EMERALD TEXTILES/SDBC 05:46:41 10
107 Men 55+ Steve Hensler M 15874 58 UCCYCLERY/JWFLOORS DNF
139 Men 55+ fred wilson M 365485 55 DNF
198 Men 60+ herb johnson M 55245 70 san diego cyclovets 03:55:05 1
192 Men 60+ Peter Dufour M 250331 60 04:04:49 2
194 Men 60+ Duane Mulvaney M 77005 61 Landis/White Mountain 04:28:35 3
195 Men 60+ Reed Moore M 61353 60 UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 04:39:21 4
197 Men 60+ David Lampe M 408290 62 Kern Wheelmen 05:53:01 5
784 Men 4/5 Giovanni Ortiz M 285225 36 Twin Star Racing 03:32:20 1
603 Men 4/5 alfredo asuzano M 392874 28 Coates cyclery 03:34:54 2
689 Men 4/5 Sungkwan Cho M 393933 34 Kore Cycle Team 03:34:56 3
787 Men 4/5 Zack Sosnowski M 349650 30 03:36:25 4
692 Men 4/5 Erik Dootson M 356282 30 03:38:29 5
688 Men 4/5 Geoffrey Bartz M 382236 18 Bolthouse Farms 03:38:31 6
789 Men 4/5 Stephen Waits M 248920 42 03:52:11 7
697 Men 4/5 Maksim Gusev M 263738 41 03:55:31 8
772 Men 4/5 Brian O’Connor M 422537 27 03:56:48 9
693 Men 4/5 Max Duck M one day 27 04:01:31 10
788 Men 4/5 Kristopher Sveen M 407965 26 Dons Bikes 04:06:25 11
691 Men 4/5 Aaron Daly M 261099 32 Ritte Racing 04:07:40 12
786 Men 4/5 Carlos Salazar M 396270 47 Twin Star Racing 04:13:16 13
791 Men 4/5 Mario Vidal M 422330 04:13:48 14
792 Men 4/5 Ryan Hallman M 366732 04:21:50 15
790 Men 4/5 Nick Bales M 340426 04:23:30 16
694 Men 4/5 Miko Espanol M 365846 35 Big Orange Cycling 04:28:28 17
700 Men 4/5 Ernest Lohman M 212605 50 pinnacile 04:31:31 18
785 Men 4/5 Kenyon Ralph M 407520 31 04:32:24 19
793 Men 4/5 Lars Sjostrand M one day 04:33:41 20
695 Men 4/5 Benjamin Fader-Rattner M 319068 33 04:42:50 21
698 Men 4/5 Arjuna Hutchins M 333096 36 Twin Star Racing 05:03:42 22
696 Men 4/5 Andrew Gates M 423223 30 05:52:01 23
690 Men 4/5 ANTONIO CONTRERAS M 258741 28 VALLEY VELO DNF
699 Men 4/5 betzalel levin M 340408 28 Ritte racing DNF
39 Women 1/2/3/4 Cynthia Sjogren F 271949 53 Team Redlands 04:04:44 12
86 Women 1/2/3/4 Angela Wimberly F 180041 49 Michelob Ultra La Grange +21 04:17:51 3
88 Women 1/2/3/4 Annie Carrino F 371325 52 Sisterhood of Cycling 04:33:54 4
89 Women 1/2/3/4 Carol Lynn Neal F 182876 46 Sisterhood of Cycling 04:39:40 5
90 Women 1/2/3/4 Raegan Lunsford F 274438 39 Michelob Ultra LaGrange/Velo Club LaGrange 04:54:36 6
91 Women 1/2/3/4 leah Rodarti F 47873 54 sisterhood of cycling 05:13:45 7
92 Women 1/2/3/4 Briana Johnson F 432062 23 05:25:30 8
93 Women 1/2/3/4 Kimberly Tom F 291973 43 Holliday Rock p/b Zoca 05:49:46 9
94 Women 1/2/3/4 Cindy Fenton F 379132 52 Sisterhood of Cycling DNF
234 Junior 17-18 Samuel Krut 308588 04:23:42 1
200 Junior 17-18 Kevin barker M 395630 17 team velocity DNF

This is just the “message” you will get from BikeReg after you register.  Useful intel, so here you go!

 

Thanks for signing up for the Death Valley Road Omnium.  We really appreciate that you will be joining us.  It is a long drive, there are other things you could be doing, and we never forget that.

Registration / Start of Stage 1 is at the intersection of CA168 and Death Valley Road.  Same as the DVR Stage Race and Day 2 of the Everest Challenge.

We will have porta potties on site if there are enough people signed up ahead of time for us to afford it.  Like, that would be 30 by Thursday night.  We know this is a popular thing, but…stuff costs money, as you know.

Stage 1 is just the front side climb of Death Valley Road, from 3940′ to the summit at 7660′, which is 14 miles.  Timing stops there, and we will have the usual array of goodies and cold drinks.  And ice of course.

Stage 2 starts at the far end of DV Rd, so you will ride down down down into Death valley it’s own bad self.  There IS a sharp little pitch on the way down, but it is one of our favorite rides anywhere.  Give yourself about an hour to get to the bottom at 3200′.

Stage 2 climbs the back side of Death Valley Road to the same summit, and we will put the placings together for the Omnium Points and see who won.  Again with the food and drinks.

P.S. Apparently, BikeReg lets you sign up without putting in your USAC License number.  This is very very bad.  It makes us unhappy to have to copy down all those numbers at registration when all of those nice folks WHO PUT IN THEIR NUMBERS ONLINE are waiting behind you in line.  We are even more unhappy when we are online Sunday night looking up the numbers we forgot to ask for at registration.  PUT IN YOUR USAC DATA, including your team name also.  We WILL look up License numbers.  We absolutely, positively, definitely WILL NOT put in team names after the race.

First “Update” being published before Online Registration is even…you know, online.  BikeReg has finally been beaten to a pulp and the event will be live as soon as they can get it loaded.  Dang.

Yes, I have managed to get the flyer fixed (again), and it should have all of the information this time.  Stage 1 Start Times are EARLY, compared to our usual 8:00 starts… 7:00 and so on, hoping we can escape the heat.  HAHAHAHA!!

Good one, eh?  Yes, it will be warm, but yes we will also escape the heat at the Stage 1 Start at least.  It will NOT be chilly at the summit, so we will leave the hot chocolate stuff at home this time.  We **always** bring the stoves and HC, so that is going to be a little strange.

 

As you probably know already, an Omnium event has multiple stages, but scores the results by points rather than cumulative time.  Here is the Points Schedule for the DVRO:

Place                Stage 1 Points     Stage 2 Points

1                            35                                 40

2                            25                                 30

3                            20                                 22

4                            15                                  17

5                            12                                  14

6                            10                                  12

7                              9                                   11

8                               8                                   10

9                               7                                     9

10                             6                                     8

11                              5                                     7

12                              4                                     6

13                              3                                     5

14                              2                                     4

15 or higher          1                                     3

 

As you can see, the Stage 2 points are a little higher than the Stage 1 points.  Tie breaker will be the Stage 2 finishing position, since it is the tougher stage.