Community Sports


CYCLING

Oct. 1, 2006

Tour de Louisville debuts at Shawnee Park

By NATHAN CHAMBERS
BeyondTheDerby.com

An unusual combination of sports dotted Shawnee Park during a charity event on Sunday.

Professional cyclocross races, part of the Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series, were the centerpiece of the Todd Investment Advisors, Inc.’s inaugural Tour de Louisville. But there also were youth clinics in golf, lacrosse and soccer; a bicycle tour through Shawnee and Chickasaw parks; and a Kids Fun Zone.

“We wanted to do something for the youth,” said Bos Todd, the founding partner of Todd Investment Advisors, Inc. “Talking to the mayor, it came out that an opportunity for community outreach would be to do something for the youth. This park particularly lends itself to that because of its size and availability for us to do a variety of sports during an all-day event.”

Mayor Jerry Abramson was on hand, signaling Louisville Metro government’s support of the venture. Stickhead Lacrosse, The First Tee of Louisville, Apex Physical Therapy, and Greenbaum, Doll & McDonald, PLLC all co-sponsored segments of the event, while the Kentucky Lacrosse Association provided 200 sticks for participants and Zipp Wheels donated a pair of wheels to be auctioned.

The event benefited such organizations as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Louisville Zoo, Kosair's Children's Hospital Foundation, Louisville Metro Police Foundation, Kentucky Harvest, Louisville Urban League, and Greater Louisville Sports Commission.

The cyclocross races included more than 100 riders, breaking a record for the sport in Kentucky. Big Shark Racing’s Nathan Rice won the premier 1/2/3 Expert category, finishing just ahead of Anthem/Bandwidth.com’s Phillip Noble. Those two were neck-and-neck at the front throughout the race.

Selected results from the races are included below, and complete results are available here.

4/5 Beginner
1. Gregory Charkoudian (Unattached)
2. Charles Gardner (Team Louisville)
3. Duane Walker (Team Louisville)
4. Kerry Herbine (Team Louisville)
5. Philip Patterson (Unattached)
Master 35+
1. Michael McShane (Papa John’s Racing)
2. Christian Zauner (Papa John’s Racing)
3. Mitchell Graham (Bio Wheels Racing)
4. Timothy Berine (Papa John’s Racing)
5. Steven Roszko, Jr. (BikeReg.com)
Master 45+
1. Brad Wunderlich (Team Louisville)
2. Roger Wilson (n/a)
3. Richard Toler (Kreitler/The Midwest)
4. Rick Lyons (n/a)
5. Mark Zaccone (Team Bolle)
3/4 Sport
1. Clayton Omer (Papa John’s Racing)
2. Andrew Llewellyn (Papa John’s Racing)
3. Nick Tinsler (Darkhorse Racing-Smitty’s)
4. John Carlton (n/a)
5. James Rasmussen (n/a)
1/2/3 Expert
1. Nathan Rice (Big Shark Racing)
2. Phillip Noble (Anthem/Bandwidth.com)
3. Anthony Slowinski (n/a)
4. Bob Bobrow (Papa John’s Racing)
5. Ryan Rish (Alan Factory)