ND Cycling 2013

ND  Cycling 2013Back (L to R): David Pratt, Jason Koncsol, Samuel Melgar K, Phil Palmon, Carolyn McCann, Claudi Witzig, Emmy Kunce, Paige Handy, Domenic Canonico

Front: Josh Corcoran, Jim Snitzer, August Kunkel, Rob Piscatelli, Andrew O’Donnell, Joe Magro, Brian Hurley, Pat Handy, John Pratt, Brennan Lanier, Luke Tilmans

Not Pictured: Michael Chifala, Douglas Ansel, Ryan Twardzik

2013 Nationals Brief Recap

TTT – ND Men (Magro, Tilmans, Pratt, Snitzer) 7th place DII, 14 seconds off the podium over 21 miles up and down Antelope Island.

Crit – Magro in early break, suffers slow leak for last 30 minutes. Taken out of contention with O’Donnell avoiding crash on final lap. Pratt crashes hard with 1.5 to go in downtown Ogden.

RR – O’Donnell and Tilmans keep the field together for the first 60 flat miles around the Pineview reservoir. Deliver Snitzer and Magro to the base of the climb in good position. The two Irish riders both summit N Ogden Pass among the leaders and finish 12 and 14 respectively. Pratt fights through injury for 31st.

Individual Omnium – Magro 18

Team Omnium – Notre Dame 15

ND Cycling in the News

Thanks again to the City of South Bend for helping us host our home race for the third consecutive year. Without the support of the South Bend Police, Public Works Department, our corner marshal volunteers, among many others, we could not host such a successful event every spring. We’re proud to share our bike friendly community with the best collegiate cyclists in the Midwest and look forward to giving back to Michiana in the year to come.

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Conference Championship 2013 Recap

South Bend, IN — Senior Joe Magro led the way for Notre Dame in the 2013 MWCCC Conference Championship, crossing  the finish line of Sunday’s downtown South Bend Criterium in 5th place after 15 kilometers in the lead. Magro attacked from a charging peloton with 20 minutes to go, bridging to a group of four, 5 seconds ahead of the field. With Magro doing huge turns on the front, the breakaway increased their lead to nearly 40 seconds over the chasing group and ND locked up a 3rd consecutive DII conference title at the finish.

How it happened

The weather may have been bleak in South Bend on Sunday morning, but the clouds burned away and the sun was shining for the Men’s A race at 1:15. Continue reading “Conference Championship 2013 Recap”

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Circuit Race

Men’s A: Joe Magro 34 Douglas Ansel 47

Men’s B: Jim Snitzer 22

Men’s C: Phil Palmon 10, August Kunkel 22

Men’s D: Jason Koncsol 26

Women’s B: Carolyn McCann 7