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Univest Win Caps Incredible Season
The Kissena Elite Team overcame the top amateurs from North America along with squads from France and Belgium to win America's most prestigious amateur race.
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Mazur in Third at Junior Tour of Austria (9/15/99)
Peter Mazur could smell victory in the first stage of the "Bank Austria Jugendtour" that began Sept 15.  He attacked with 1 km to go and was caught at the line, but still managed to take third place. 

CRCA Open Championships
Read "Suicide Mission" by Bill Innes

Killington's Tale
Bill Innes' story of the Killington Stage Race

Criterium Ohio Race Report

Mt Holly-Smithville Grand Prix

The Road To Paris-Brest-Paris (8/16/99)

NY City Championship Standings

Swimmin' With The Big Fish at Tour de 'toona
The Kissena Cycling Team continued what appears to be its best season ever with third place in the Team Competition at the Tour de 'toona Stage Race in Altoona, PA.   Of the 24 teams competing only the Mercury and Navigators pro squads finished higher.  Erik Lyman (Kissena) finished seventh overall during the six-day race.   Read Bill Innes's Race Report.
Tour de 'toona
Altoona, PA, July 27 - Aug 1
Pro-1, Final General Classification
1. David Clinger (Mercury)
7. Erik Lyman (Kissena)
24. Sean Nealy (Kissena)
26 Alex Lavallee (Kissena)
33. Donny Lopez (Kissena)
55. Greg Medinilla (Kissena)
71. Bill Innes (Kissena)
(122 starters, 82 finishers)

see full results

Nealy Wins New England Regional Time Trial Championship (7/24/99)
Sean Nealy (Kissena) caught Amos Brumble after only 4km and went on to win the New England Regional Time Trial Championships.  With his winning time, Sean was also awarded the Massachusetts State Time Trial title.  See results.

Cloud Splitter Classic
July 16-18, 1999, Lake Placid, NY
Pro-1-2 Final General Classification
4. Donny Lopez (Kissena)
Pro-1-2 Road Race
2. Donny Lopez (Kissena)

Innes 2nd at Tour of Ohio
Click here for Bill's full race report.

Mazur On His Way to Worlds
Peter Mazur won  both the 3000 meter Pursuit and the Madison events at the Polish Junior Track Championships.  As a result, he qualified to compete at the Junior World Track Championships in Greece, August 4-8. 

Kissena Tastes Victory at Fitchburg (7/5/99)

Mazur Continues His Winning Ways in Europe (7/4/99)
In an attempt to qualify for the Junior World Championships, Peter Mazur is competing in Europe for the next few weeks.  In the first Polish Cup event, July 3-4, Mazur won the time trial and then annihilated the competition in taking the 140 km road race by 5 minutes.

Lukaszewicz Takes Canadian Road Race Gold (6/27/99)
Czeslaw Lukaszewicz overpowered the Saturn and Shaklee teams to win the 180 km Elite Men's title by a 20 second margin.  When the Saturn team car, which was following the lead break of Lukaszewicz, Mat Anand (Saturn), Sylvain Beauchamp (Shaklee) and Eric Lyman (Espoir de Laval), refused to give water to anyone but Anand, this infuriated Lukaszewicz.  "I got so mad, they made me crazy, handing out no water. So I went back (to the neutral vehicle) and got water and then I just went." said Lukaszewicz.
Canadian National Road Championships
1. Czeslaw Lukaszewicz   4:41:33

2. Mat Anand  4:41:53
3. Sylvain Beauchamp 4 :42:53

US National Road Championships a Showcase for Kissena's Rising Stars
Carlos Pinate, Donny Lopez, Greg Medinilla and Bill Innes all have their time in the spotlight in Cincinnati.  Read Bill Innes' story on the Men's Road Race or our Full Report.

Kissena Shines at North Atlantic Championships
Tour of Northampton Criterium
Northampton, MA, June 13, 1999
(70 minutes)
1. Tom Davis (Breakaway)
2. Peter Mazur (Kissena)

Tour of the Hilltowns Road Race
Ashfield Center, MA, June 12, 1999
(100 miles)
1, Mark Walters (Navigators)
2. Peter Mazur (Kissena)
4. Donny Lopez (Kissena)
5. Czeslaw Lukaszewicz (Kissena)

New York State Criterium Championships
Syracuse, NY, June 6, 1999
Silver Medal: Vickie Huffman (Kissena)

Lopez Wins New England Road Race Championships (6/6/99)
Donny Lopez (Kissena) outsprinted breakaway companion Justin Spinelli (Wheelworks) to take this 120 mile contest.  Early in the race, Sean Nealy (Kissena) spent 50 miles in a two-man breakaway that put the other teams on the defensive.   After Nealy was caught, Lopez escaped with four other riders.  When Spinelli attacked that group, Lopez was the only one who could respond.  The event's distance and numerous climbs took their toll on the chase group as the two riders increased their lead.   At the finish, Lopez handily defeated Spinelli for one of Kissena's biggest wins of the year.  Click here for full results.

NY State Time Trial Championships
Speedsville, NY, June 5, 1999
Silver Medal: Vanessa Mandel (Kissena)

Hincapie 9th at US Pro Championships
Marty Jemison, Hincapie's US Postal teammate finished 5th and took the US Professional Road title.  Click here for results.

Poughkeepsie Criterium
Poughkeepsie, NY, June 5, 1999
2. Donny Lopez (Kissena)
6. Antoine Varghese (Kissena)
8. Keith Miller (Kissena)

Somerville, The Inside Scoop
by Bill Innes

Near Miss at Somerville
Kissena missed winning the biggest criterium in the East by about six inches as Czeslaw Lukaszewicz (Kissena) was outsprinted by Eric Wohlberg (Shaklee).
Tour of Somerville, Somerville, NJ, May 31, 1999
1. Eric Wohlberg (Shaklee)
2. Czeslaw Lukaszewicz (Kissena)
17. Donny Lopez (Kissena)

Pros get lucky against Mazur in Virginia
Peter Mazur (Kissena) pulled his foot out of his pedal and was passed at the line by breakaway companion Mike Barry (Saturn) at the line.
Tour d'Festival Cardinal Bicycle RR, Roanoke, VA, May 30, 1999
1. Mike Barry (Saturn)
2. Peter Mazur (Kissena)

Lopez Second at US Bicycle Hall Of Fame Classic
Donny Lopez battled the four Navigators pro riders that made up the rest of the breakaway group to take second place.
USBHOF Super Saturday Classic, Somerville, NJ, May 29,1999
1. Mark Walters (Navigators)
2. Donny Lopez (Kissena)

Win #7 for Mazur
After lapping the field with six other riders, Peter jumped with 2k to go and stayed away for the solo win.  It was Mazur's seventh win of 1999.
Hartford Criterium, Hartford, CT May 23, 1999
1. Peter Mazur (Kissena)

Sunday Sunrise Racing Series
Brooklyn, NY, May 23, 1999
1. Vanessa Mandel (Kissena)

2. Vickie Huffman (Kissena)

Mt Sunapee Bike Race
Newbury, NH, May 22, 1999
6. Peter Mazur (Kissena)

an email update from Elite Team Member Bill Innes

Heart of New England Race Weekend
Optical Ave Criterium
Keene, NH,  May 15, 1999
8. Bill Innes (Kissena)
9. Antoine Varghese (Kissena)
19. Donny Lopez (Kissena)
Peerless Road Race
Keene, NH,  May 16, 1999

4. Peter Mazur (Kissena)
6. Antoine Varghese (Kissena)
11. Donny Lopez (Kissena)

Happy Camper
A view of the NY Spring Festival Road Race from inside the peleton...by Bill Innes

Kissena Dominates NY Spring Festival, Again (5/9/99)

NY Spring Festival Road Race
and NY State Road Championships scheduled for May 9
The NY Spring Festival Road Race will be held on May 9 at Harriman State Park (Bear Mt).  Although the race will be the NY State Road Championships, it is open to all cyclists regardless of where you live.  Click here for details.

Medinilla Victorious at LA Circuit Race (4/25/99)
Greg Medinilla, a new addition to the Kissena Elite Team, outsprinted a field of 160 riders to win the L.A. Circuit race.
L.A. Circuit Race, Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 1999
1. Greg Medinilla (Kissena)

Mazur Second at Tour de Moore
Junior Peter Mazur continues to shine.  This time he placed second at a prestigious regional race, the Tour de Moore.
Tour de Moore, Southern Pines, NC, April 24, 1999
1. Jonathan Wirsing (Snow Valley)
2. Peter Mazur (Kissena)
3. Rob Coulton (LeMond/Defeet)
27. Keith Miller (Kissena)

Bethel Training Series
Bethel, CT, April 25, 1999
1, Bill Innes (Kissena)
6. Keith Miller (Kissena)

Brinken has Frozen Toes
Kissena's Mark Brinken came off a beautiful lead-out by teammate Bill Innes and outsprinted Wilson Vasquez (GS Mengoni) to win the Frozen Toes Road Race.
Frozen Toes Road Race, Brooklyn, NY, April 17, 1999
1. Mark Brinken (Kissena)
2. Wilson Vasquez (GS Mengoni)
3. Bill Innes (Kissena)

Its Mazur, Again
Yep, Peter Mazur won another Category 1-2 race in Canada.
Fontaineís Douro Ontario Cup Road Race

Duoro, Ontario, Canada, April 17
SENIOR 1/2  (125 km)

Mazur Wins Paris-Ancaster (4/11/99)
Is 16 year old Peter Mazur destined to follow in George Hincapie's tire tracks?  It is really much too early to speculate, but Mazur continues to impress everyone.  This time he battled 40kph winds and a field of 500 to win Canada's Paris-Ancaster Race by 1 minute 34 seconds.

Hincapie 4th at Paris-Roubaix (4/11/99)
In what has to be the biggest result of his career, George Hincapie placed fourth at one of pro cycling's biggest one-day races.
Click here for the full story
1. Andrea Tafi (Map)
2. Wilfried Peeters (Map)
3. Tom Steels (Map)
4. George Hincapie (Usp)
5. Jo Planckaert (Lot)

Hincapie 4th at Gent-Wevelgem (4/7/99)
1. Tom Steels (Bel) 5:15.53'
2. Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) z.t.
4. George Hincapie (US) z.t.
5. Romans Vainsteins (Let) z.t.

Easter Sunday Loops
Ontario, Canada, April 4, 1999
Senior 1-2
4. Peter Mazur (Kissena)

Good Friday Road Race
Ontario, Canada, April 2, 1999
Senior 1-2
2. Peter Mazur (Kissena)

Toronto's Paris-Roubaix Challenge
Toronto, Canada, March 28, 1999
3. Peter Mazur (Kissena)

Wine Country Classic
USA Cycling National Calendar Event
Graton Road Race, Santa Rosa, CA, March 27, 1999
Pro-1-2 Men
1. Scott Moninger (Mercury)
19. Antoine Varghese (Kissena)

Hincapie 9th at Milan-San Remo
Kissena's awesome alumnus shines at the season's first World Cup event.  Click here to read the full report or go to Cyclegossip.com .
"I was really boxed in in that sprint, 5 meters after the line I
was like 3rd, So I was happy to see that I still had a lot of power left for
the sprint, even though it was after 185 miles. But anyway it was my best
finish in a World Cup so far, So it will bring me more confidence for the next
ones."  (George Hincapie to us via email)

MILAN-SAN REMO, Italy. March 20.
1. Andrei Tchmil (B), Lotto, 294km in 6:52:37 (42.752 kph);
2. Erik Zabel (G);
3. Zbigniew Spruch (Pol;
4. Stefano Garzelli (I);
5. Lauri Aus (Est);
6. Leon van Bon (Nl);
7. Peter Van Petegem (B);
8. Jo Planckaert (B);
9. George Hincapie (USA);
10. Gabriele Balducci (I), all s.t.

Thrashed by the Otter (3/21/99)

Mazur Gets Kissena's First Win of '99 (3/14/99)

Lardo and Other Stories, by Jen McRae

Elite Team Competes at Redlands Bicycle Classic
Follow the link to check in on how the team fared at the first big U.S. Stage race of the season.

Lopez in the Money at Another Dam Race (2/28/99)
Kissena's Donny Lopez placed 15th overall at the season's first US National Calendar event in Parker, AZ.

Team Majic Criterium
St. Petersburg, Florida (2/14/99)
1. Josh Thornton
2. Bill Innes (Kissena)

Elite Team Announces 1999 Men's Roster (2/4/99)

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