Flyover is entering it’s third race in the five race series this weekend in Omaha Nebraska. The competition is heating up! The first race held in Iowa City, Iowa on April 26-27 showed a new leader on the podium of the men’s Cat 1/2. The reigning champion Lee Bumgarner had some technical difficulties which left the door open for the new leader in men’s Cat 1/2. Levon Kalemkiarian from Still Water, MN racing for Revolution Cycling/Twin Six team finished on top of the men’s category in the Old Capital Crit, while Lisa Vetterlein, Des Moines, Iowa racing for Des Moines United was on top of the women’s category.
The second race, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota garnered the attention of some international riders from Argentina and Canada. Demis Aleman, the Argentina rider, rode his Jamis road bike to a championship in Men’s Cat 1/2, but at the end of the weekend it was Lee Bumgarner’s second place finish that put him back on top as the Flyover Series leader. Lee now leads the series with 40 total points over Jordan Ross. Aleman sits in third position. Lee has completed his magical return to the top without winning either of the first to events. The new women’s leader is Suzie Goebel, of Central Plains Cycling. Jennie Zhu and Lisa Vetterlein round out the top three positions. With three races to go – anything can happen! The leader board is sure to change as we progress through the next races in Omaha, Nebraska, Clear Lake, Iowa and Canton, South Dakota.
Some of the most exciting results are found in the team competition. Central Plains Cycling leads the team competition over Lee Bumgarner’s team, Team Kaos Cycling. Levon Kalemkiarian’s team Revolution Cycling/Twin Six is in third position. There are only three points separating the top three teams! The team competition is awarded points based on the number of riders racing in individual events. Total payout for the team competition is $3,000. Kaos and Revolution team members can win more points by making sure all their members are racing in all the events! The next stop of Flyover is Omaha. Nebraska Omnium Weekend is a popular event. Riders take notice – there is no onsite registration for the time trial in Omaha and online registration for all the races will close tonight, June 6th at 6 PM. Good luck to all the riders competing in this weekends events. Remember, we all need to be good sportsman – win or lose. Flyover suggests all riders review the rules and scoring before each event. A final note to the new champions and future leaders, “carpe diem!”