Results – 24th Annual Bill Jensen Memorial Tour de Groundhog

The 24th Bill Jensen Memorial Tour de Groundhog Cyclocross was a Big Success! The warm weather (55-65 degrees) and sun was a welcome sight. There is no doubt that Spring is near. Below is a brief on the race results.

RACES:
In the Women’s race Beverly Enslow (PBC) just rode away for the WIN followed by Gina Kenny (Turin) and Amy Dykema (Team MACK).

Jacob Schilling, Joshua Mittelberg and Joshua Schilling (all Team MACK) finished 1-2-3 in the Junior event.

The Public Open was won by Jason Goddard of Rushville followed by JJ Kellock and Doug Urbank.

Jason Rassi (Wildcard) just plain out classed the fields in the Senior Open and Classic Cross winning the overall prize as well (MAVIC Wheelset). This guy was so quick I thought I was watching a criterium. MACK member Mark McGeen finished up 5th in the Open and 4th in the Classic. Way to go Mark!!

Eric Drummer (Albertos) seemed to float over the dismounts as he won the Masters 30+ race. Greg Springborn (Proctor) broke away early in the Masters 40+ and stayed away for the WIN. In the 50+ race Mark McGeen took the Gold!

GROUNDHOG PRIME:
Jason Fergurson (Wheel Fast Racing) tackled the groundhog during the Classic Cross and somehow got the wild animal back to the finish line. I heard the little critter was fighting Jason all the way to the line..

Results are posted to: http://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2011-100

The SJR ran some nice photo’s in today’s paper. Please visit the following links for some great photos of our event:  http://www.sj-r.com/photo_galleries/x1568450970/24th-Annual-Bill-Jensen-Memorial-Tour-de-Groundhog?foto=5 Also,  http://www.ficksphotos.com and  http://www.teammackracing.org will have action photo’s of the event posted up soon.

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This year will mark the 24rd Tour de Groundhog Cyclocross. Since 2005, the “Groundhog” has been held in memory of William (Bill) Jensen, 38 who died on October 24, 2004 as a result of a skydiving accident near Springfield Illinois. Bill was a member of Team MACK from its inception in 1992 through 2000. Bill was Team MACK’S newsletter editor and computer go-to guy for many years. Bill took up marathon running and skydiving as well as continuing his cycling, and was a fixture at MACK training races right up to the time of his death. Bill qualified for the Boston Marathon in September of 2004 with a personal best time of just over 3 hours. He was truly a super athlete and will be missed by all who knew him.

February 20, 2011 we will gather to remember Bill and to support Bill’s children’s education fund. Each year Bill’s Widow Karen and two young children Josh and Anna attend the event and serve as scorers (Karen and Anna) and starter (Josh). Karen, Josh and Anna hope you too can attend and show your support for one of our own. We hope to see you there. Flyer attached for location and race times.

24th Annual Bill Jensen Memorial Tour de Groundhog


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