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Wow!!!  Kissena's Peter Mazur won the Junior World Time Trial Championships today in Plouay, France.  In beating Russia's Vladimir Goussev by 18 seconds, Mazur again showed why he is the worlds number one junior male cyclist.  Battling terrible weather conditions, the 17-year old from Ontario covered the 24.5km course in 30:58 for an average of 47.5 km/hr.  With the win, Mazur also clinched the year-long UCI World Cup title.
CLICK HERE for the full story courtesy of www.cyclingnews.com
CLICK HERE for podium photo.
CLICK HERE for the VeloNews Online article

Faulkner Wins Multi Laser Fall Grand Prix (9/25/00)
Nat Faulkner (Kissena) took home the $1500.00 first prize in the inaugural Multi Laser Fall Grand Prix. By winning the 126km road race and finishing 2nd in the 9.2 km time trial.  Faulkner secured the overall victory with a 5th place finish in the criterium. Second place went to Ray Dugan who won the time trial and the Sepp's Ski Shop time trial Animal award with Bill Hurley securing the final podium spot.
Multi Laser Fall Grand Prix
September 25, 2000, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
1. Nat Faulkner (Kissena)
2. Ray Dugan
3. Bill Hurley

Bad Luck at Univest Grand Prix (9/16/00)
Kissena was so close the team could taste victory over the last few miles of the Univest Grand Prix, but ultimately, they were frustrated by a flat tire at a crucial moment.
Click Here to read the CyclingNews.com story or
Click Here to read the "Canadian Cyclist" story.

Kissena Tunes Up For Univest at Bear Mountain Road Race (9/10/00)
Alex Lavallee was looking to fine tune his form before trying to defend his Univest Grand Prix title.  Battling tendonitis in his knee and a strong pro field, Lavallee placed third in the National Racing Calendar event..  Lavallee broke away with John Lieswyn (Shaklee) and Chris Baldwin (Navigators) and built up a significant lead as his teammates, including Sean Nealy and Antoine Varghese covered any chase attempts.  With Lieswyn and Lavallee doing all the work in the break, the smart money might have been on the wheel-sucking Baldwin, but in the end it was Lieswyn taking the win.  Nealy, who had been waiting patiently in case his teammate's move was caught, ended up eighth.  

Lavallee in Near Miss at Sunapee (9/9/00)
Marc McCormack (Saturn) out-sprinted breakaway companion Alex Lavallee (Kissena), to win the Sunapee Road Race.  The duo finished more than three minutes up on third place John Kelly (Kissena), who attacked near the end to escape the chase group which included John Peters (Mercury) and Frank McCormack (Saturn).  It was a good showing for Lavallee who was unable to ride for a week while trying to recover from tendonitis in his knee.

Nealy 4th at Killington! (9/4/00)
Saturn, Shaklee, Kissena, Navigators, these were the teams battling for the top spots at the prestigious Killington Stage Race, September 2-4.  Sean Nealy placed third in the epic Brandon Gap stage setting up an incredible battle.  On the final day,  John Kelly and Eneas Freyre drove the field for most of the race in pursuit of an early break that gained eight minutes.  It was an odd sight to see the Saturn pros sitting on, as the amateurs dragged them around Vermont.  The incredible effort by the two Kissena riders brought Nealy and Alex Lavallee within striking distance by the time the group hit the final five-mile climb to the finish of the Saab Road Race.  In the end Nealy took fourth on G.C. by one second over Vassiliy Davidenko (Navigators)  with Lavallee placing 18th.  The only bad news was that Bill Innes crashed in dense fog on the final day and broke three ribs.

Taylor Takes NY City Championship
By winning the overall title at the NY Cycling Series, Tony Taylor earned the NY City Championship Trophy.

Innes, Nealy One-Two at Saco Bay Criterium (8/26/00)
Read the Local Press Coverage: Press Herald Online and Journal Tribune Online
or the Race Report by Bill Innes

Kelly 7th at Track Nationals (8/22/00)
John Kelly broke Kissena's club record on his way to seventh in the 4000 Meter Individual Pursuit at the US National Track Championships in Colorado Springs.
US National Track Championships
August 22, 2000, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1. Mike Tillman (L'Equipe Cheval)
2. Adam Sbeih (Navigators)
3. Colby Pearce (Shaklee/Marin) 4:40.646
7. John Kelly (Kissena) 4:47.576

Nealy Third at Mt. Washington Hillclimb (8/19/00)
600 cyclists from all over the world converged on the Northeast's highest peak to contest the Mt. Washington Hillclimb.  The race, only 7.6 miles long, climbs over 4700 feet at an average grade of 12% with the last 200 yards at 22.5%.  In the end it was Kissena's Sean Nealy out-sprinting Curt Davis (Wheelworks/Cannondale) to place third behind winner Tim Johnson (Mercury) and Scottie Weiss.
See Photo

Tale of the Tour de 'toona
by Bill Innes

Taylor Takes Gold, Silver at Masters Nationals
Tony Taylor (Kissena) out-sprinted Aubrey Gordon (Squiggle) to take the Gold Medal and the National Championship Jersey in the Men's 40-44 Road Race.  See the photo-finish.
US Masters National Road Championships
July 26-30, 2000, Linton, IN
Men 40-44 Road Race
1. Anthony Taylor (Kissena),  1:25:50.6
2. Aubrey Gordon (Squiggle),  same time
3. Bradley Jones (24hr Fitness), same time
Men 40-44 Criterium
1. Aubrey Gordon (Squiggle)
2. Anthony Taylor (Kissena)
3. John O'Neill (Marathon Racing)

Mt Nebo and Other Stories
by John Kelly

Lavallee Third at Murrysville (7/23/00)
Murrysville Cycling Classic
July 23, 2000, Murrysville, PA
Pro-1-2 (60 Miles)
1. Graeme Miller (Shaklee)  2:27:54
2. John Lieswyn (Shaklee)  s.t.
3. Alex Lavallee (Kissena)  2:28:02
4. John Wirsing (Snow Valley)  2:29:00
11. John Kelly (Kissena)  2:32:10

Kelly, Lavallee One-Two at Tour of Mt Nebo (7/22/00)
John Kelly and Alex Lavallee dominated the field on one of the toughest road courses in the East.
Tour of Mt. Nebo
Lancaster PA, July 22, 2000
Men Pro 1/2 - 63 miles

1. John Kelly (Kissena)
2. Alex Lavallee (Kissena)

Innes Takes New Bremen Criterium at Tour of Ohio (7/22/00)
Read Bill's Tour Of Ohio Report.

Mazur Wins Tour de l'Abitibi, Retains World Cup Lead
Kissena's Junior sensation Peter Mazur teamed up with some of the Hot Tubes boys to win Canada's Tour de lAbitibi. Held in Quebec, the seven-day event is the most prestigious Junior race in North America and covered 630 km.  The key to Mazur's victory, was his win in the Stage 5 Time Trial by 46 seconds over Jonathan Retseck (USA).  In the race against the clock, Peter averaged 50.9 km/hr over the 12 km course. By taking first on General Classification, Mazur solidified his lead in the Junior World Cup standings.

Kelly Second at Park Ridge (7/16/00)
John Kelly lapped the field and had his sights set on catching Saturn's Frank McCormack until he suffered two flats.  Although he never caught McCormack, Kelly soloed to second.
North Jersey Bicycle Classic
Park Ridge, NJ, July 16, 2000

1. Frank McCormack (Saturn)
2. John Kelly (Kissena)
7. Alex Lavallee (Kissena)

Brooklyn Grand Prix (7/15/00)
3. Anthony Taylor (Kissena)
13. Alex Lavallee (Kissena)

Kelly, Freyre One-Two at Big Apple Bicycle Classic (7/9/00)
John Kelly and Eneas Freyre crossed the line hand in hand well ahead of the field to take first and second in this NY Cycling Series event.
Pro-1-2-3, 44 miles
1. John Kelly (Kissena)
2. Eneas Freyre (Kissena)
7. Keith Miller (Kissena)
8. Anthony Taylor (Kissena)

Kissena Puts Two in Top 15 at Fitchburg (7/2/00)
Former Saturn Pro Mat Anand helped add a little firepower to the Kissena attack at the Fitchburg Stage Race, June 29 - July 2.  Anand placed 9th at the crucial Wachusset Mountain stage and 13th overall.  Emerging star John Kelly was 15th overall and the highest placed amateur.
See the Fitchburg web site for full results.

New Britain Criterium (6/25/00)
New Britain, CT, 
3. Bill Innes (Kissena)

New York Grand Prix
June 24, 2000, Brooklyn, NY
1. Vanessa Mandel (Kissena)

Innes Takes Housatonic Hills Road Race (6/18/00)
Read the race report by Bill Innes

Hincapie.com is Up and Running
Kissena star alumnus George Hincapie has his own web site with training tips, news and photos.  Visit www.Hincapie.com.

Nealy, Innes One-Two at North Atlantic Time Trial (6/17/00)
North Atlantic Time Trial Championships
One again Kissena showed its dominance by posting the two fastest times at the North Atlantic Time Trial Championships.  Sean Nealy claimed the North Atlantic championship with the fastest time among all riders from Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire.  Bill Innes took the crown of NY State Time Trial Champion by posting the second fastest time of the day and best of the NY riders.
CBRA North Atlantic Time Trial Championships
Middletown, CT, June 17, 2000
Pro-1-2 Overall (43km)
1. Sean Nealy (Kissena) 56:39.37 (Gold - MA State, North Atlantic  TT)
2. Bill Innes (Kissena) 57:09.26 (Gold - NY State TT)
8.  JP Partland (Kissena) 1:01.41 (Bronze NY State TT)

John Kelly's Report on his victory at the Berkeley Hills Road Race on May 14.

Nealy Takes Gold at New England Road Championships (6/11/00)
Sean Nealy and Bill Innes worked over Navigators pro Mark Walters on their way to first and third.

Grand Prix de Beauce
Stage 2
1 DAVIDENKO Vasilly 0 NAVIGATORS 04:24:59
9 VARGHESE Antoine  00:00:02
GC after 2 stages...
1 KONECNY Tomas WUSTENROT- ZVVZ 10:23:28 00:00:00
2 PETERS John MERCURY 10:23:38 00:00:10
3 BENCIK Petr WUSTENROT- ZVVZ 10:23:38 00:00:10
16 VARGHESE Antoine 10:23:49 00:00:21

Pescadero Road Race Results
Pescadero, CA, June 10, 2000
Pro/1/2 - 84 miles
1. Derek Bouchard Hall (USA) Mercury
2. Mat Anand (Can) Alto Velo/WebCor/Quicken.com
3. John Kelly (USA) Kissena
4. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Shaklee
5. John Hunt (USA) GS Lombardi/Ofoto.com

Kissena's Peter Mazur Wins "baby" Peace Race, Moves Into 1st in World Rankings
Peter Mazur  won the Course de la Paix Juniors by one second over Lukasz Bodnar (pol) (see results).  By winning the event, held May 30 - June 4 in the Czech Republic, Mazur earned 70 points and moved into first place in the overall Junior World Cup rankings (see standings).

Kelly Wins in California (6/4/00)
Kissena's John Kelly won the Southern California/Nevada State Road Race Championships
Point Sal Road Race, June 4, 2000
Southern California/Nevada State Road Race Championships

Pro/1/2/3 Men   105 miles
1. John Kelly (USA) Kissena *
2. Chris Walker (USA) Net Zero, GOLD
3. Dean Meyer (USA) Lombardi-Ofoto *

Blue Bell Circuit Race, PA (6/3/00)
2. Vanessa Mandel (Kissena)

Miller Wins Hartford Criterium (5/28/00)
1. Keith Miller (Kissena)

Sterling Road Race (5/27/00)
Sterling, MA
1. Tim Johnson (CCB Volkswagen)
3. Nat Faulkner (Kissena)
4. Sean Nealy (Kissena)

Hammer Time Road Race
May 27, 2000, Brooklyn, NY
1. Mark Brinken (Kissena)

Faulkner Takes Keene (5/21/00)
Heart of New England Peerless Road Race
Keene, NH
Pro-1-2, 85 miles
1. Nat Faulkner (Kissena)
7. Eneas Freyre (Kissena)

Hillburn Criterium (5/21/00)
1. Vanessa Mandel (Kissena)

John Kelly Fifth at US National Time Trial (5/18/00)
Kissena Elite Team newcomer John Kelly earned a medal for his fifth place finish at the US National Time Trial Championships against America's best professional riders.  The National Championship was held during the Tour LeFleur Stage Race.  See the race report and results.

Four in a Row at  NY Spring Festival (5/14/00)
The Pro-1-2 races was shortened due to repeated center-line violations, but that didn't stop Bill Innes from stretching Kissena's winning streak to four in a row at the NY area's toughest road race.
See Results

Kelly Wins Berkeley Hills (5/14/00)

Innes Conquers Jiminy Peak (5/6/00)
Everyone else in the field might have been waiting for Saturn's Frank McCormack to make a move, but Kissena went on the offensive early in this 'spring classic'.   In what most consider New England's most prestigious one-day race, Kissena put three men in the early break setting up Bill Innes' solo break with one lap to go.  Innes crossed the line with almost two-minutes in front of second place.

Mazur is Third in Junior World Cup Race (5/3/00)
Kissena's Peter Mazur won the Prologue and the Time Trial and was the race leader for four days in the season's first Junior World Cup race, held in Poland.
(See Results)

Athens Twilight Criterium (4/30/00)
Another report from inside the peloton by Bill Innes

Palmer Road Race, MA (4/29/00)
Pro-1-2-3,  76 miles
Sean Nealy's (and Kissena's) dominance continues...
1. Sean Nealy - Kissena
2. Sandy Perrins - Excite/Smartfuel
3. Adam Myerson - Breakaway/CRCA
4. Amos Brumble - CCB
5. Chris McDonald - Excite/Smartfuel
6. Randy Rusk - Arc-en-ciel
7. Tim Unkert - Eurotek
8. Shawn McCormack - CC
9. Curt Davis - Wheelworks
10. Skip Foley - CCB
11. Mark Walters - Navigators

US Olympic Track Trials
John Kelly broke Tim Hadfield's Kissena club record on the way to seventh place in the 4000 meter pursuit at the US Olympic Trials.
Frisco, TX, April 25, 2000
Men's 4km Pursuit - Qualifying Round
1. Michael Tillman  4:38.234
7. John Kelly (Kissena)  4:50.340
see full results

Williams College Criterium (4/22/00)
Williamstown, MA, April 22, 2000
1. Sean Nealy (Kissena)

Eastford Road Race (4/15/00)
Sean Nealy is starting to show some good form this year as he picked up another win at the Eastford Road Race in Connecticut.

Tour of Willamette (4/17/00)
by Bill Innes

Tour of the Gila (4/7/00)
Silver City, NM, April 3-7, 2000
Cat 2, Road Race
1. John Kelly (Kissena)
Cat 2, Final G.C. 
4. John Kelly (Kissena)

Frozen Toes Road Race (4/8/00)
April 8, 2000, Brooklyn, NY
1. Sean Nealy (Kissena)
3. Eneas Freyre (Kissena)
5. Anthony Taylor (Kissena)
Cat 5
1. Adam Hirst (Kissena)

Wine Country Classic Race Report (4/2/00)
by Bill Innes

Sea Otter Classic
Bill Innes was strutting his stuff at the Cannery Row Circuit Race.

Redlands Race Report
by Bill Innes

Marblehead Road Race Results
Marblehead, MA, March 26, 2000
1 Dustin Rademacher, Hot Tubes, 01:13:41
2 Frank McCormack, Saturn, S.T.
3 Mark McCormack, Saturn, 01:14:09
4 Randy Rusk, Arc-en-Ceil, 01:14:13
5 Eneas Freyre, Kissena, S.T.
6 Shawn McCormack, CCB, 01:14:31

Spring Series #4, March 25, 2000, Prospect Park
Cat. Pro 1-2-3
6. Keith Miller

Redlands Always Tough
Think of riding Killington in March, only its seven days instead of three and you have an idea of what the Redlands Stage Race is all about.  Kissena is trying to survive a battle with five European pro teams to gain some early season fitness.  As if the race is not tough enough for our guys from the cold Northeast, they were forced to compete without one of their best riders when Peter Mazur was denied entry since he is still a Junior.  Click here to follow their progress.

Newcomer Shines at Visalia
Bill Innes continued showing early-season form by taking 18th at the Sequoia Cycling Classic in Visalia, Ca, but the real surprise was Nat Faulkner.  A recent Elite Team addition, Faulkner surprised everyone by placing 12th in a race dominated by the top pros.

Spring Series #1
Results 3/5/00
Pro 1-2-3
4. Dave Melchior
6. Eric Ragot
Cat. 3/4
4. Sean Cahill
Cat. 5
1. Adam Hirst
5. Jason Elfenbein
1. Vanessa Mandel

Innes Shines at Valley of the Sun
Although Bill Innes could not quite overcome the powerful Mercury Pro squad, he did manage to take third place in the 102 mile second stage of the Valley of the Sun Stage Race.  Click here for results of the race held in Phoenix on Feb 18-20.  More good news: Peter Mazur (Kissena) finished first in the Time Trial, first in the Road Race and took the overall title in the Cat 2 event

Innes Gets Kissena's First Win in 2000 (2/13/00)
Peter Mazur (Kissena) attacked with 2km to go to set up the win for Bill Innes (Kissena) who out-sprinted Jame Carney (Shaklee) to win the 70 mile Pecos Foothills Road Race.
Pecos Foothills Road Race
Phoenix, AZ, February 13, 2000
Pro-1-2, 70 miles
1. Bill Innes (Kissena)
2. Jame Carney (Shaklee)
3. Peter Mazur (Kissena)





Cycling Short:
Stuart O'Grady rode the last 90 km of Stage 6 of the 2000 Tour de France with a broken collarbone.

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