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Old 06-25-05, 09:43 PM
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Just got back from the Rochester Twilight Criterium Pro 1-2 race. It was absolutely fantastic to watch!! Bottom line ... these guys went all out for 2 hours straight. They were absolutely FLYING around the course. Very awe inspiring.

I've come to the conclusion that no matter how many training races or cat 4 or 5 races I eventually win in my life, I will NEVER be FAST. Ladies and gentlemen, it's night and day between the pro 1-2's and ANY OTHER cat.

Here's a partial list of pros that participated;

Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Professional Cycling Team
Hayden Godfrey - 2004 Olympian, 2003 World Cup Pursuit Champion, mulitple New Zealand national Champion.
Pete Lopinto - Multiple New Jersey State Champion and one of the top US criterium riders.
Dominique Perras - 2003 Canadian National Road Race Champion with extensive European palmares.
Dan Schmatz - Criterium Specialist with multiple National Calendar Race wins.
Scott Zwizanski - Pro since 2004, resilient and talented with a huge future.

Team Navigators
Marty Nothstein - 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist & Multiple World/National champion
Vassili Davidenko - Russian Olympian / National Champion
Oleg Griskine - Russian Olympian / National Champion

Joseph Papp
Alvaro Tardaguila - former Uruguayan National Champion
Mateo Sasso - former Uruguayan National Champion
Alberto Blanco - former member of the Cuban National Team

Team Jet Fuel Coffee
Tim Lefebvre multi time Canadian National Champion
Buck Miller
Joe Guliano

Gears Racing
Dan Lefebvre - Criterium Specialist and 4 time Canadian National Champion

ItalPasta - Transport Belmire C.C.
Jeff Hansen

Colavita/Sutter Home
Sebastian Alexandre - 9-time Argentinean National Champion
Gustavo Artacho - 2000 Olympian, 5-time Argentinean Nat.Champion
Juan Jose Haedo - 4-time Argentinean Nat.Champion

Davidenko took the win.

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