Schneeberger Grabs Her First Win While House Takes His Second of the Season

FIRE_2701_15 The Trek sponsored Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) made their fifth stop of the 2015 season this past weekend at Lowes Creek in Eau Claire, WI. Named The Red Flint Firecracker, the race featured a long, fast lead out that then tossed racers onto the Whoops for their first taste of fun. Afterwards racers were thrown into a short pine forest with twisty but flowing singletrack. From there on it was a mix of roots, rocks, boardwalks and rolling ski trails that kept the racers engaged and ready for anything. This race course provided a fun and fast Sunday for everyone. The Belgioioso Pro/Elite Men’s race took a hot start with a fast lead out but then shortened down to a group of 5 off the front. Cole House, Nathan Guerra (Vision Cycling), Tristan Schouten (Rolf Prima/Attitude Sports) and teammates Corey Stelljes(Motorless Motion/Cannondale) and Issac Neff (Motorless Motion Bicycles/ 5 Nines) all came through together after the prologue lap. To start the second lap, House took a wrong turn which in response, Guerra surged. Shortly after his surge, Guerra went down in the singletrack leaving the lead group scattered with others trying to bridge up to the front.  By the start of the third lap, the top 5 riders were back together.  As the lap continued, Guerra and House slowly pulled away from the group, an all too familiar position for the two men. On the last lap, House attacked Guerra on the final hill of the race which gave him just enough for the win. Guerra finished shortly after with his third 2nd place finish of the season. As for the other men, Stelljes finished 3rd, Schouten 4th, with Neff closely behind rounding out the top 5. The BelGioioso Pro/Elite Women’s field was small but fast. The long lead out proved dangerous for the women as there was a crash. Racer Lindsay Guerra (Vision Cycling) took a hard fall along with a Junior Elite competitor shortly after the start of the race. Guerra was pretty shaken up but managed to finish with a solid third place. After the crash, Leia Schneeberger (Magnus) and Sarah Agena (Cider Boys) rode together for the first half of lap until Schneeberger began to ride away. Schneeberger put over 5 minutes on the rest of the field on her way to her first ever 1st place overall. Sarah Agena also had one of her best WORS finishes with second place. Rounding out the Pro/Elite field, Rachel Jensen(Team Wisconsin/ KS Energy) finished fourth overall. Next stop on the WORS 2015 calendar is the Scarlet Knight Scramble on July 12th. This race held at Nordic Mountain in Mt. Morris is best known for hosting the USA Cycling Pro XCT in years past. This course will bring all the same fun with the challenging climbs, and demanding twists and turns. For more information visit FIRE_2337_15FIRE_2388_15FIRE_2339_15FIRE_2200_15FIRE_2206_15FIRE_2900_15FIRE_2540_15FIRE_2906_15FIRE_2701_15
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