Hub City-Lift Center Racing Stellar at State TT!!

Tennessee State Time Trial Championship!!

June 14, 2014
Lascassas, TN

First Place

Georg Pingen Cat4

Tom Gee Masters 60+

Richard Murphy Merckx Division

Second Place

Richard Murphy/Tom Gee Tandem Division

Luke Andre Juniors 9-12ys

Third Place

Richie Slagle Cat2

Patrick Andre Cat4

Taylor Murphy Juniors 9-12ys

Other Notables!

David Piercey 4th Cat4

Joe Lambert 5th Masters 40+

Randy McKinnon 8th Masters 40+

Tim Taylor 5th Masters 50+

Race Report

The team truly showed up. Big congrats to Tom and Georg for bringing home the jerseys and Murph for 1st placing the Merckx! Patrick and Georg together on the podium was great. And how about Ritchie medaling in the Cat 2 field! And Murph and Tom following up on the Tandem. I’ve never seen two guys hurting more after a race than those two. Then to top it all off we had Luke and on the Jr podium.  Unbelievable results and we were the highest represented team at the race. We had great participation beyond the podiums. TT is not my thing but in hopes of getting better I keep trying. I’m thinking hanging out with the fast guys will help.  I did manage to earn a few BAR points.

Beyond that I have to mention how Bryant Funston chose to spend his day. There was one registered Cat 1 racer, John Hart, and he obviously won the State. Funston could have been a serious challenger for that championship but instead he chose to race the tandem with a guy named Robert. I don’t remember his last name but he was super excited to be there and have such a great lead man. Robert is part of the Tennessee School for the Blind cycling team and they did an awesome job winning the bronze, but this had little to do with winning. Way to go Bryant.

by Randy McKinnon