The eighth event for the 2015 Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) presented by Trek, was hosted at a new venue, Minooka Park near Waukesha, WI. This race, still named the Collectivo Coffee Bean Classic, brought some different challenges to the WORS series. This race tested riders concentration as they navigated through winding single track with tight narrow corners. Also in the mix were a few rock gardens, lots of fast flowy singletrack, and longer sections of wide open ski trail that made sure all racers kept on the gas.
In the BelGioioso Cat 1/Pro Women’s event, Leia Schneeberger(Vision Cycling) dominated once again without our WORS overall Leader, Cooper Dendel(Quick Stop Bike Shop) to challenge her. At the start of the race, Lindsey Guerra(Vision Cycling) led it up the hill but her lead was overtaken by Anna Ganju(Collectivo Coffee) for the preme win. Schneeberger was able to establish a gap early on, even catching some of the men from the elite field. She finished 4 minutes in front of her teammate, Guerra who came back after a concussion to claim second place. Behind Guerra finished Collectivo Coffee’s own, Ganju with third and Sarah Agena(Hidden Bay/ Ciderboys) and Jeanne Hornak(Vision Cycling) finishing fourth and fifth respectively.
The BelGioioso Men’s Cat 1/Pro race, started out with an all-out uphill sprint for the holeshot, led by Cole House(Unattached). He made sure to put the hurt on early in the climb, as it was a race to the top of the start hill and over for the 100 dollar preme. Even though House took the preme, Nathan Guerra(Vision Cycling) was not about to let up. Part of Guerra’s strategy was to be the first one to the single track which he made sure happened. After the first lap, Guerra and House opened a small gap with Ben Senkerik(Team Extreme), Joe Maloney( B + L Bicycle/ Trek), and Pete Karinen(Momentum Endurance) spread out behind the two leaders. After the second lap, Guerra began to pull away from House with a gap of 20 seconds. By the third lap, Guerra was keeping the pace high but made sure not to blow up. His gap was opened to 40 seconds and after a clean fourth lap, Guerra was able to relive his victory from this event in 2014. House finished second with Senkerik’s best WORS finish at third. Honorable mention goes to Karinen and Casey Griesemer(Brazen Dropouts) who finished fourth and fifth, also with their best WORS results to date. Next up is WORS Reforestation Ramble on August 23rd in Suamico, WI.