Monday, April 28, 2008

Cullman Spring Classic 2008

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The 2008 version of the Cullman Spring Classic lived up to its reputation. What started as a warm sunny day in northern Alabama ended like the classics of northern Europe, cold windy pouring rain. All this at the most crucial sector of the race, at the final climb to the top of Prospect Mountain to win the KOM.


Early in the ride the Bicycle Works boys were doing alot of the work, seemed to be some background rivalry going on with the Cullman Cycling Club. The selection was made early and a group of about 15 riders escaped on the first climb up Prospect Mountain. On the rollers through the coal mines the lead group got whittled down to the very elite.



The King of the Mountain in the 2008 CSC was Dusty Davis from Birmingham, who won with a blistering attack on the final acent of Prospect Mountain.



Adam Goldweber won the Masters, ahead of Casey Fannin and Chris Rossi.



Austin Oliver took the Junior title. Above with Chris Rossi showing a little gratitude for some help in the chase group. A first ever for Cullman Cycling Club was Havilah Burton winning the womens race.



SuperDave putting his spin on what happend or didnt happen. Dave is the owner of Bicycle Works in Huntsville and sponsors the Bicycle Works Cycling Team.



Dusty giving his victory speech after an incredible throw down done by Liz and Bill St. John.



Does that say Alabama Wheelmen? James Hall wearing a vintage jersey from those olden daze.

5 comments:

N.C. said...

Not Wheelmen... I see HEELMEN. Go Tarheels!

Anonymous said...

nice rain photos

G.Lic.S. said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPAwvTe1Baw&feature=related

Carson said...

Very clever...

runonce said...

Happy Birthday, Carson!

 

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