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Bumann Cruises to Another Cycling Win

Feb. 5, 2007 — Robert Bumann attacked in the first mile of Sunday’s El Ocho cycling race and easily stormed to his second win of the young season, according to a news release from the V.I. Cycling Federation.
Only John Riggs was able to hang on Bumann’s wheel during the initial surge, and the two worked together to open up a five-minute gap on the rest of the field quickly. Riggs was dropped on the final long, flat, upwind section at Longford, and finished 23 seconds adrift. Chavis Lunceford was almost seven minutes back in third.
El Ocho is a figure-eight-shaped course that has a few climbs, but was marked more by the steady wind. On a normal day, the attacks are incessant, but Bumann quickly took the steam out of the field, and his competitors were looking only to survive by the end of the 42-mile race.
Paul Trivino also captured his second win in the Expert category, meaning that he will now move up to tackle the big boys in the Elite group. He bested Jason Snow by more than two minutes in the 21-mile contest. Dale Scope finished another three minutes back in third.
The 21-strong Sport group saw first-time racer Troy Holloway smoke the field in his successful introduction to the sport. He finished well ahead of Joseph Thomas and Donald Christian in the 13-mile race.
Heidi Snow took control from the start in the women’s division, winning their 13-mile contest over Denise Blanchette and Elizabeth Nurnberger.
The next event on the calendar is the women’s-only Valentine Time Trail on Sunday. The six-mile race will start at Divi Carina Bay and finish at the old South Shore Cafe.
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El Ocho Road Race Host: Cruzan Confusion (start and finish — South Shore Cafe)
Elite — 42 miles
1. Robert Bumann 1:45.38 STX340
2. John Riggs 1:46.01
3. Chavis Lunceford 1:52.29 Twin City
4. Glennn Massiah 1:55.43
5. Juancito Gario 1:58.19
6. Danney Fontenelle 2:03.24
Expert — 21 miles
1. Paul Trivino 54.59 Twin City Today’s Team Points
2. Jason Snow 57.05 Twin City Twin City — 14 pts
3. Dale Scope 1:00.03 STX340 STX340 — 7 pts
4. Scott Fricks 1:00.06
5. Emmanuel Maldon 1:00.08 Total team Points
6. Miguel Cruz 1:00.10 Twin City — 26 pts
7. Chuck Hamel 1:00.13 STX340 — 18 pts
8. Nelson Rojas 1:01.32 Cruzan Sprockets – 1
9. Ernst Schuster 1:01.33
Sport — 13 miles
1. Troy Holloway 39.28
2. Joseph Thomas 42.09
3. Donald Christian 42.14 STX340
4. Ferdi Abraham 42.43
5. Mark Kennedy 42.49
6. David Nowack 43.31
7. James Meyers 43.45
8. Jonathan Cruz 45.04
9. Luke DeFour 45.43
10. Edwin Cruz 45.44
11. Todd Nurnberger 45.46
12. Stanley Ferguson 45.49
13. Jon Mahoney 45.56
14. Gary Jett 48.01
15. Marius Louis 48.07
16. Paul Gillette 50.59
17. John Jaber 54.44
18. Andre Galiber 55.44
Khidhr Tariq 41.45 (unofficial)
1. Heidi Snow 45.34 Twin City
2. Denise Blanchette 47.01
3. Elizabeth Nurnberger 47.54
4. Jessica Parker 51.58
5. Cheryl Wade 52.36
6. Michelle Dizon 54.53

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