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Ferrara holds on for win at Tour de Los Alamos

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By The Staff

Local racer Fortunato Ferrara finally got over the hump to win the Tour de Los Alamos top men’s category.
The 41st Tour de Los Alamos was held Sunday. The Tour, billed as the oldest cycling race in the southwest, followed its traditional loop from the Back Gate down to White Rock and back up the Truck Route.
Ferrara, who has had several close calls in recent years at the Tour but was nipped several times for the title in the men’s pro/1/2/3 race category.
This year, Ferrara fended off another tight battle at the front, topping both Damian Calvert, one of the most successful riders in tour history, and Kip Taylor. Ferrara, Calvert and Taylor all finished with a same time 3 hours, 27 minutes, 18 seconds for the 3-lap, 81-mile trek, but Ferrara picked up the championship.
Mindy Caruso won the top women’s finisher. She finished her two laps, totaling 54 miles, in 2:41:47, although she had a fight to the finish as well, with Irena Ossola finishing less than one second behind.
Caruso finished with an average speed of 20.03 miles per hour while Ferrara had an average speed of 24.02 mph.
This year’s race didn’t include either of the top men’s and women’s finishers from 2012, Mark Aasmunstad or Dana Shinn.
In all, 145 men and women took part in the Tour de Los Alamos. That total was down from last year when 187 riders were entered.

Licensed men Pro/1/2/3

1. Fortunato Ferrara, 3:27:18; 2. Damian Calvert, 3:27:18; 3. Kip Taylor, 3:27:18; 4. Joseph Petrowski, 3:33:05; 5. David Carey, 3:33:43; 6. Marcel Berger, 3:34:19; 7. John Verheul, 3:34:56; 8. Earl Gage, 3:35:09; 9. David Schulhofer, 3:38:59; 10. Christopher Abbott, 3:40:05;
11. Kyle Martinez, 3:40:32; 12. Gavin Kennard, 3:42:56; 13. Al Senft, 3:44:16; 14. John Babcock, 3:53:23; 15. Thomas Jones, 3:55:45; 16. Jonathan Schreiner, 3:55:45; 17. Rocky Fletcher, 3:56:20; 18. Hans Joseph Whitefield, 4:05:35; 19. Steve Mathias, 4:28:41.

Licensed women 1/2/3

1. Mindy Caruso, 2:41:47; 2. Irena Ossola, 2:42:37; 3. Maria Santiago, 2:43:51; 4. Rebecca Balboni, 2:48:50; 5. Jennifer Buntz, 2:59.37.

Licensed men 4

1. Greg Albright, 2:33:35; 2. Richard Korzekwa, 2:33:50; 3. Erick Fernandez, 2:34:11; 4. Randall Bradford, 2:34:12; 5. Ruben Mendez, 2:34:33; 6. Jake Contos-Heidrich, 2:34:35; 7. Michael French, 2:34:37; 8. Scott Steffen, 2:34:41; 9. Dennis Chavez, 2:34:58; 10. Roy Cuoco, 2:35:30;

11. Mark Tremlett, 2:36:50; 12. Jean Fontana, 2:36:51; 13. Beau Savage, 2:39:49; 14. Michael Abdalla, 2:40:57; 15. David Rodriguez, 2:46:06; 16. John Buehner, 2:49:05; 17. Johnny Bargeron, 2:54:51; 18. Mike Hunter, 2:57:32.

Licensed men 5

1. Derek De Palma, 2:36:34; 2. Todd Ringler, 2:37:41; 3. Steven Morley, 2:39:21; 4. Bret Carter, 2:39:21; 5. Benjamin Carona, 2:40:45; 6. Saul Gomez, 2:40:59; 7. Marion Vance, 2:42:15; 8. Alex Ramos, 2:46:55; 9. Nathan Masek, 2:49:12; 10. Danny Harrison, 2:53:05;
11. Thomas Mattsson, 2:53:40; 12. Oscar Nova, 2:54:20; 13. Eric Collins, 2:57:16; 14. James Garner, 2:57:16; 15. Roberto Diniro, 3:00:08; 16. Phillip Stahl, 3:01:02; 17. Angel Chavez, 3:02:47; 18. Michael Fitzsimmons, 3:08:17; 19. Beaman Senecal, 3:09:20; 20. Alric Roybal, 3:13:01;
21. Jef Krienke, 3:16:45; 22. Stephen Hartsfield, 3:24:24; 23. Andrew Greene, 3:33:54; 24. Gerardo Villareal, 3:56:19; 25. Steven Brown, 4:28:28.

Licensed Masters men

1. Charlie Drysdale, 2:32:01; 2. Todd Gogulski, 2:32:01; 3. Bill Dahl, 2:37:34; 4. Dan Armijo, 2:37:58; 5. Mike Slattery, 2:40:10; 6. George Chappell, 2:45:16; 7. D. Kyle Sager, 2:51:41; 8. Timothy Schoeny, 2:56:31; 9. Michael Espinosa, 3:03:37; 10. Anthony Pachelli, 3:04:21.

Licensed Junior men

1. Masson Calvert, 2:22:56.

Citizen men, 19-29

1. Theodore Hamblin, 1:50:44.

Citizen men, 30-39

1. Craig Blackhart, 1:22:51; 2. Karl Thomas, 1:29:49; 3. Stephen Snowden Jr. 1:35:15; 4. Pete Panana, 1:36:10; 5. Stephen Arrowsmith, 1:37:58; 6. Omar Marcilo, 1:56:19.

Citizen men, 40-49

1. Michael Prime, 1:22:48; 2. Christopher Lutes, 1;27:00; 3. Michael Rasinski, 1:28:25; 4. Greg Cunningham, 1:31:47; 5. Charles Sandia, 1:32:46; 6. Vance Boone, 1:37:44; 7. Thomas Hopkins, 1:40:26; 8. Joe Smith, 1:41:18; 9. Anthony Zukaitis, 1:41:29; 10. Timothy Johnson, 1:41:37;

11. Mario Romero, 1;58:26; 12. Chris Smith, 2:01:00; 13. Steven Schray Jr. 2:13:33; 14. Matt Heavner, 3:15:37.

Citizen men, 50-59

1. Jeff Johnson, 1:21:14; 2. Ted Romero, 1:23:06; 3. David Alarcon, 1:27:06; 4. Jim Ostic, 1:27:13; 5. Yi-Ming Wang, 1:32:20; 6. Don Rogers, 1:33:27; 7. Voleyn Hildreth, 1:33:27; 8. John Berg, 1:34:08; 9. Wesley Gaskill, 1:34:29; 10. Michael Gurule, 1:35:24;

11. Kevin Van Cleave, 1:38:22; 12. Carlos Alarcon, 1:38:50; 13. Bruce Dalby, 1:44:14; 14. Roy Romero, 1:44:36; 15. Terry Wallace, 1:46:01; 16. Ben Wyne, 1:47:06; 17. Damian Donckels, 1:47:16.

Citizen men, 60-plus

1. James Dix, 1:23:51; 2. A. Ensafdaran, 1:40:39; 3. David Mann, 1:43:58; 4. Rick Brake, 2:08:40; 5. John Killeen, 2:13:51; 6. Steven Glass, 2:29:02.

Licensed women 4

1. Rachel Zollinger, 1:24:55; 2. Kelly Fitzpatrick, 1:24:57; 3. Rachel Chavez, 1:24:57; 4. Dot Philp, 1:33:26; 5. Malinda Gillispie, 1:34:51; 6. Kimberly McCall, 1:41:36; 7. Michaela Fong, 1:46:05.

Citizen women 19-29

1. Jane Heyes, 2:23:05.

Citizen women 30-39

1. Diane Starkenburg, 1:43:42.

Citizen women 40-49

1. Cathy Cleland, 1:27:02; 2. Cyndi Wells, 1:40:48; 3. Amy Urbatsch, 1:42:30; 4. Amy Lee, 1:46:24; 5. Linda Vance, 1:52:10; 6. Jennifer Gaudioso, 2:02:10; 7. Norma Pawley, 2:03:01; 8. Jennifer Harris, 2:11:25; 9. Gina Rasinski, 2:11:52; 10. Carrie Talus, 3:15:37.

Citizen women 50-59

1. Lynn Bujorklund, 1:33:01; 2. Lynn Finnegan, 1:44:36; 3. Becky Hardy, 1:58:59; 4. Mary Lutes, 2:12:15; 5. Deniece Korzekwa, 2:16:13.

Citizen women 60-plus

1. Judy Brake, 2:08:44.