MATTS Medals Available For Pick Up at Future Events

Any participants who've won a Mid America Time Trial Series medal this year can pick up those medals at the next MATTS events. Please see Carl Wilkins.

ABR State Champs Thanks from the Cerwins

A huge THANKS goes out to all of the ABDer's and Spin Doctors who volunteered at the ABR State Championship race and made it a huge success!!!!

With only 10 days to pull it together (totally, permits and all), Terry and I couldn't have made it possible without the support of the two clubs. The numbers of people who stepped up and offered to volunteer, some even changing their weekend plans, was overwhelming. We had more then enough volunteers, which is very nice in a situation like this, and people took control of their duties, and sometimes even created a job that was found to be needed and not on the volunteer sked.

A special thanks to those who spent the entire day in Lombard and didn't even race!

We hope everyone had a great time and enjoyed the weather and racing. Results will be posted as soon as Bob Lundberg gives the OK.
Thanks again, Jenny and Terry Cerwin


Carter and Schroetlin Continue Superweek Success

ABD Elite Team riders Josh Carter and Jeff Schroetlin continued the squad's success at Superweek this weekend hot on the heels of Carter's win at Bensenville last Sunday.

In Saturday's Carl Zach Challenge in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Schroetlin maneuvered himself into the winning break of seven riders late in the race and then attacked with just two laps remaining to isolate himself and one other rider. "I attacked just after a $100 prime and immediately the Rock guy [Rock Racing Pro Sergio Hernandez] and I had about 15 seconds," explained Schroetlin. Unfortunately, his shot at the win slipped away when he skipped his tire through a turn with enough force to unseat his tire. "I wanted to keep all the momentum I could so was pedaling through every turn when I caught one [a pedal] and jumped the tire." Schroetlin rode his hobbled machine as best he could to the line and his gap was big enough that he almost held on for a podium spot, only to be passed in the final meters and eventually finishing 4th.

On Sunday it was teammate Carter's turn to make the break, and with just 12 laps remaining in the 100 kilometer criterium he bridged across to the two leaders with a group of five other riders. The final eight escapees included Navigators pro Viktor Rapinski, Colavita rider Adam Bergman, 2004 Olympic gold Medalist Peter Dawson, New Zealander Josh England and fellow amateurs Tom Holladay, Marco Rios and Chicago rider John Meyers. In the final lap Bergman took the flyer to force the sprinters to chase and the move paid off as he stayed away for the win. Carter just missed second place in a very tight finish with Josh England that saw the pair neck and neck the last 150 meters.

With seven races remaining in the series the team is very excited about the upcoming events, especially Saturday night's Downer Avenue stage.


[UPDATE]: August Racing is NEXT!

Dear Cyclist,

The International Cycling Classic is now well underway and August is just around the corner. August is the hottest month of cycling for USA Cycling and here is what's in store. Pass this info on to your teammates:

The first race in August is on the August 4 and is the Second Annual Grayslake Cycling Classic with over $4,000 in cash and prizes.

Then The $15,000 Elgin Cycling Classic happening the next day on August 5 to round out the first weekend with $19,000 in racing.

The following weekend comes The Tour of Elk Grove with a $200,000 purse! And then the National Criterium Championships in Downers Grove the week after that.  

Wrapping up the month are two other races:

August 25--Sherman Park Criterium (Chicago, IL)
August 26--Glencoe Grand Prix (Glencoe, IL)

See you at the races.

Steve Hansen, Vice President
Illinois Cycling Association


Bird & Maday Place 3rd Overall at Lake in the Hills Triathlon!

Congratulations to Jeff Bird and Donna Maday, who won their respective age categories and placed 3rd overall for men and women in the inaugural Lake in the Hills Triathlon.  Jeff finished with a time of 1:19.31, less than two minutes behind the winner and only 12 seconds out of second place!


Prinner's Medal Tally

Jessica Prinner took home a total of four National Championship medals from the recent USA Cycling Junior Track and Road Nationals. 

The whirlwind trip took her from home in South Elgin to Colorado Springs back to home to Seven Springs, Pennsylvannia and back in less than three weeks. 

Even more impressive is the fact this is just Jessi's first year competing in the Women's 15-16 category.

The final tally:
TRACK Scratch Race - 1st
TRACK Points Race - 3rd
TRACK Omnium - 2nd
ROAD Time Trial - 2nd
ROAD Road Race - 3rd

Congratulations Jessi!


Prinner Takes the Silver at Junior National Time Trial

Seven Springs, PA

Jessi Prinner took 2nd place in the Women's 15-16 Time Trial at the USA Cycling Junior National Championships. Be sure to check the ABD reports blog for Jessi's complete update.


The "Voice of ABD" Gets Picked for the Superweek Team!

ABD'er Todd Busteed has been recruited for the Superweek announcing team for the races swing through Chicagoland this weekend, so be sure to give him a wave when you're out at the races and hear that friendly, familiar set of pipes!

ST at the Giro!

For those of us following along at home, Sarah Tillotson is riding in her first Giro d'Italia Femminile! CyclingNews is posting daily results and reports, and there's a photo of ST soaking up the Italian sun here:


Tour Time=Party Time! ABD Tour Party on Saturday, July 21st

All ABD'ers and their families are invited to the 2007 ABD Tour Party at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21st at Prairie Path Cycles-Batavia. 

We'll have food & beverages, a replay of the day's TT stage (as well as some from of the Alps), and lots of fun prizes up for grabs!

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP by Monday, July 16th to ebert@abdcycling.com with the number in your party. Feel free to bring any snack, beverage or dessert to share.

And if you'd like your shot at the prizes, please fill in the attached spreadsheet with your answers to the following questions:
- Who will win stage 9 on Tuesday, July 17th?
- Who will win stage 10?
- Who will win stage 11?
- Who will win stage 12?
- Who will win stage 13?
- Who will be in yellow after the stage on July 21st?
- Who will be in the green jersey after the stage on July 21st?
- Who will be in the polka dot jersey after the stage on July 21st?
- What's the real name of "El Diablo" who cheers on Tour riders?
- Who's finished more Tour's than any other rider?