4th Annual Cycling Challenge of Denville

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Local Pro Team Donates Winnings to Help Support Joey Bella Fund

Denville, NJ August 11, 2002 - The 4th Annual Cycling Challenge at Denville was highlighted by a powerful showing of team strength from the local Navigators professional cycling squad.  The main event saw Tom Leaper of the Navigators leading the charge by first breaking away and then continually increasing his lead before ultimately lapping the field to take the win and the prestigious Gearhart BMW "HUB" Cup award. (right) Cooling down after the race is Tom Leaper, of Denville, winner of the Pro

Photos By Joe Gigli

1/2 race. (below) Riders stay close behind the Gearhart BMW pace car.

Photos By Joe Gigli

Denville, NJ August 11, 2002 - The 4th Annual Cycling Challenge at Denville was highlighted by a powerful showing of team strength from the local Navigators professional cycling squad. The main event saw Tom Leaper of the Navigators leading the charge by first breaking away and then continually increasing his lead before ultimately lapping the field to take the win and the prestigious Gearhart BMW "HUB" Cup award. Two of his teammates, Siro Campomagra and Vasili Davidenko also broke from the field finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Managed in Denville, the

Navigators donated all of their winnings to the Joey Bella Memorial Fund.  The Township of Denville has hosted the event for the past four years. All of

the criterium style races take place in downtown Denville on a challenging one-kilometer course.  The events started at 9am with three masters races for ages 35-44, 45-54 and 55+, a junior race for children under 18, kids races for ages 5-13, and several adult races for women and men. The event was made possible by the Township of 

Denville, title sponsorship from Gearhart BMW, and support from Norman Dean, Marty's Reliable & Marty's II Cycles, Garden State Bicycle, Need to Know.Com, Louis Garneau USA, Inc., Mavic, Inc., BikeMine (Vittoria Tires) and Sports Street Marketing (GU food supplements).

(left) Defending Hub Cup Champion Laura Van Gilder, of Pocono Park PA. (right) Euan Henry, of Willingboro,

watches the Cat 3 race, as he waits to race in the Cat 4/5 race. (left) Pro 1/2 winner Tom Leaper, receives the Hub Cup from Race Organizer Pat Kennedy.

Pro 1/2

Team

Hometown

1. Tom Leaper

Navigators

Denville, NJ

2. Siro Campomagra

Navigators

Denville, NJ

3. Vasili Davidenko

Navigators

Mt. Arlington, NJ

4. Jim Carey

Montclair

Flanders, NJ

5. Wilson Vasquez

G.S. Megoni

Fort Lee, NJ

6. Kieran Power

Navigators

Denville, NJ

7. Steve Ward

Colavita

Chatham, NJ

8. Ray Diaz

Liberty Cycle

Leonia, NJ

9. Melito Heredia

Toga

NY, NY

Cat 4/5

Team

Home town

1. Ken Drake

Atlantic

Flemington, NJ

2. Julian Hunter

unattached

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

3. Tim Doherly

Watchung Wheelmen

Boonton, NJ

4. William Ross

unattached

Kinnelon, NJ

5. Kurt Dericks

unattached

Hackettstown, NJ

6. Gerry Cappelluti (tie)

unattached

Little Ferry, NJ

6. Brian Gristick (tie)

Cycleworks

Bud Lake, NJ

7. Michael Shapanka

CRCA

Somerville, NJ

Cat 3

Team

Home town

1. Juan Pimental

MHB Cycling

Bronx, NY

2. Robert Rehm

Monroe Wheelmen

E. Stroudsburg, PA

3. John Bertolini

Liberty Cycle

Basking Ridge, NJ

4. Xavier Melendez

CRCA

NY,NY

5. Kareem Harris

UPMC/Fuji

Philadelphia, PA

6. Walter Rissi

CTS

Cranford, NJ

7. Paul Albert

CRCA

NY, NY

8. Gary La Salsa

Montclair Cyclists

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

9. Erich Schlauch

Somerset Wheelmen

Califon, NJ

10. Leon Fu

Highland Park

Randolph, NJ

11. Marc Urbanski

Old Mill Inn

Gillette, NJ

Juniors

Team

Home town

1. Ryan Eiler

Tri State Velo

Holland, PA

2. Cameron Hurst

Olde Mill

Morristown, NJ

3. Chris Chesebro

Olde Mill

Bridgewater, NJ

4. Tom Deturilla

North

 

5. Trever Dericks

Unattached

Denville, NJ

Women

Team

Home town

1. Caryle Gayle

San Diego Cycle

Hoboken, NJ

2. Randy Sharp

CRCA Axis

NYC

3. Veronica Jennings

Cranford

Cranford, NJ

4. Jacqueline Paul

Somerset Wheelmen

Hackettstown, NJ

5. Lisa Jellet

Cranford

Cranford, NJ

6. Kim Bowe

Old Mill

Scotch Plains, NJ

7. Elizabeth Tyrell

Somerset Wheelmen

Annondale, NJ

8. Kira Krenichyn

CRCA

Brooklyn, NY

9. Marikie Joi

Bicycle Workshop

Englewood, NJ

10. Elizabeth Koch

Montclair

Rockaway, NJ

11. Chris Biache

Old Mill

Long Valley, NJ

12. Tracy Blake

Rock n Road

Lafayette, NJ

13. Leslie Jennings

CRC

NYC

14. Margaret Fontana

Montclair

Prospect Park, NJ

15. Chris Dehrel

Rock n Road

Sparta, NJ

16. Nina Santiago

Colavita

Dover, NJ

55+

Team

Home town

1. Bob Perlee

Jaeger Wheelmen

Wantage, NJ

2. Joe Saling

Somerset Wheelmen

Bridgewater, NJ

3. John Autore

Montclair Cyclist

Wayne, NJ

4. John Auer

Somerset Wheelmen

E. Strousburg, PA

5. Robert Clifford

MHB Cycling Club

NY, NY

6. Barry Nazarian

Montclair Cyclists

Montclair, NJ

7. Arthur Berger

CRC

NY

8. George Hansen

Jaeger Wheelmen

Lafayette, NJ

9. William Kalman

Lehigh Wheelmen

Bethlehem, PA

35+

Team

Home town

1. Juan Pimental

MHB Cycle

Bronx, NY

2. David Wilson

Central Jersey

Morristown, NY

3. Vladamir Perovkov

Somerset Wheelmen

South River, NJ

4. Walter Quesada

Westwood Velo

Garfield, NJ

5. Larry Towner

Liberty Cycle

Pompton Plains, NJ

6. Ray Diaz

Liberty Cycle

Lenoria, NJ

7. John Bertolini

Liberty Cycle

Basking Ridge, NJ

8. Doug O'Neill

Cranford CTS

Tenafly, NJ

9. Jose Cellado

MHB Bike Club

Astoria, NY

10. JP Castro

Ideal Tile

Bergenfield, NJ

11. Stephan Tracey

Liberty Cycle

Basking Ridge, NJ

12. Richard Gonzalez

Monclair Cyclists

Bayonne, NJ

13. William Johnson

Jersey Rock n Road

Sparta, NJ

14. Romel Campbell

Westwood Velo

Oakland, NJ

15. Ricky Vrapiana

unnattached

Hackensack, NJ

45+  Name

Team

Home town

1. Manny Lopez

Cranford CTS

Cranford, NJ

2. Earl Perretti

Montclair Cyclists

Montclair, NJ

3. Mike Haddad

3D Racing

Deal, NJ

4. Steve Tinston

Westwood Velo

 

5. Don Clapp

3D Racing

 

6. Dixon Wilde

Colivita

 

7. Bob O'Hara

Tri State Velo

Lake Parsippany, NJ

8. Doug O'Neil

Cranford CTS

Tenafly, NJ

9. Pat Kennedy

Somerset Wheelmen

Denville, NJ

10. Jose Hernandez

Colavita

 

11. Jim Kaeli

Tri State Velo

Marcella, NJ

12. Unknown

 

 

13. Unknown

 

 

14. Joe Saling

Somerset Wheelmen

Bridgewater, NJ

15. Curt Hurst

 

 

16. Jim Bonacorda

 

 

17. Chip Brezny

Bike Line

Bethlehem, PA

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