LINCOLN — The Nebraska Cycling Association road season opened over the weekend in Lincoln with the Tour de Husker, hosted by the UNL Cycling Club.
The Saturday road race and individual time trial took place at Branched Oak Lake near Raymond, while Pioneers Park in Lincoln was the venue for the Sunday-morning circuit races. Unlike the arctic conditions of the past two years, the weather this time around was mild, with early morning temperatures in the low 40s and considerable warming throughout the day.
Jonathan Wait (Lincoln Industries Cycling) won the Men’s Cat. 1/2/3 race on Saturday, while Emily Skiles (Greenstreet Velo) won the women’s open race. Ryan Long won the Men’s Cat. 4 race, while Joy Fischer won the Women’s Cat. 4 race and Drew Hershey won the Men’s Cat. 5 race. The afternoon individual time trial was won by Thomas Woods.
Sunday winners were topped by Paul Webb (Harvest Racing) in the Men’s 1/2/3 circuit race. Suzie Goebel (Central Plains Cycling) won the Women’s 1/2/3 race. Michael Morehead won the Men’s Cat. 4 race and Adam Cornfield was the Men’s Cat. 5 winner.
Many thanks to the UNL Cycling Club, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Lincoln Parks and Rec Department for their time and effort in holding the races. The next in-state action will be the Psychopath Series opener on April 25 at Tranquility Park in Omaha.