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* Rosewood venue hosted the 1985 Florida State road championships. In the 1, 2 category Kevin Carmichael (Chris Carmichael’s brother) was the state champion.
* After the state championships in 1985, Rosewood course was used one or twice a year for racing. Back then, Gateway racing course was used every other weekend to host South Florida races; until 1991, when we were not allowed to race there any more. By 1992 Rosewood’s almost 3 mile loop, became the regular racing place in South Florida.
* By 1993 the racing categories were senior men, women, vets 35+ and stock (equivalent at today’s category 5), composed of senior men, vets and juniors. Main event back then had tough competitors to bit, a 1988 and 1992 USA Olympian cyclist, 1994 world silver medalist USA team pursuit in Palermo Italy, Carl Sundquist. Also a young pro rider just getting back to us from Spaniard ONCE team; in 1989 they won the team time trial stage at the “Tour of Murcia”. He was crowned best rookie rider at “La Vuelta a Castilla y Leon” in 1990, and won the points general classification at “The Tour of the Americas”, Ivan Franco. Between the creation powers generated by the two of them, it made South Florida’s cycling level raised more than a notch.
* For a reason not to be named in the middle of a race some in 1996; we were asked by Metro Dade Police Department, to just; finish that day’s event and never comeback. Sad moment for all of us, South Florida did not have any more a place to race. Between 1997 and 1998 the lack of local races, diminished our competitive level. Many fellow riders asked us to reestablish racing, well we did. Rosewood Series as it is now, was born March 1999.
*1999 opened up with 5 categories, 35+, 45+, Women, 1, 2, 3 and 4, 5. Totaling 19 races for the full season. The first third of the season in the category 1, 2, 3 had a challenging beginning; the well known “Cuban Missile” Ivan Dominguez out sprinted Karel Hemmer racing for Zwaluwen pro Holland team, to claim the first yellow jersey. Other single race winners we had were Mike Lifsthotz, Chris Frederick, Rayo Delvin, Rainiel Sanchez and Gus Ferrer, but the overall standings so far, was kept by Ivan Dominguez racing back then for Bike Tech Team. The sprinter’s jersey so far was on Glenn Gardner’s hands from Magpies Team ahead of Dominguez just by 2 points.
*At the women division, for the first three races participation was “tiny” but as the time went by, more and more started to join the racing journey. Alina Ponce with Florida Spokes team, won the opening women race. Followed by Eve Sakran Affleck and Donna DeSousa. For the first third of the 1999 cycling season, Amy Malmsberry with NWP had the yellow jersey with 41 points followed closely by Tammy Thomas racing for GS Laborde with 33 points. Third place was for Eva and right behind Alina in fourth. Joe Wood from Florida Sports completed the top five. The strongest team back then was Florida sports. Another one day winners were Lynn Mcfadden, Frances Elliott, Tammy Thomas and Joey Wood.
*Magpies Team was the one to be beaten at the thirty five plus category. Glenn Gardner’s sprint was the fastest one, that no body else couldn’t exceed at the time. Leaving many second places to Ailton DeSousa, Peter Carlos and his brother Gary. They were also dominating the sprinter’s green jersey. As I remember, Magpies team always counted on Gus Ferrer to close any given gaps. For the first third of the 1999 series; Gary Gardner was already 11 points behind in second place on the general classification, followed by Peter Carlos from MVP Team and Ailton from Florida Sports Team. Closing the top five places was Pascual Moreno from Miami Masters Cycling Team.
*1999 at the forty five plus category had two dominants teams: Florida Sports and Everglades. The general classification had in command Greg Affleck, racing for Florida Sports. He was ahead of Juan Mestas from Everglades Team just by one point. Oriol Cruzeta from the same team in third, followed by Jan Jardine from Dynamo, closing the top five was John Butler also racing with Everglades Team. Competition for sprinters jersey was closer than the yellow jersey was; Juan Mestas was ahead in first by a point, followed by Greg Affleck and Jan Jardine with eight points each rider. Other one day winners were Robert Scofield and Olivan Martin.
*Continuing with 1999 Rosewood Series in its first year, now the spotlight goes to category four and fives’. Two teams dominated the early days of this series, MVP and Andante. Frank Travieso, racing for Andante was the fastest one to grab the finish line, out of the maximum of forty nine point available within seven races, He ended up with 43. Second place overall was for a young rider by the name of Keith Norris, racing back then for PAL. To complete the top five we had Peter Carlos, Jose Menendez and Paul Capua, all racing for MVP Team. To mention other one day winners, we had Peter Carlos, Michael Reynolds and Raul Alvarez. In the sprinters’ classification Frank also had the sprinter jersey with nine points, followed by Paul Capua and Richard Ruiz with five and four points respectively.
*We already looped all given categories for the first third of 1999 series. Now we are retaken category Pro 1, 2, and 3 for the second third. For the next six races we had a different winner every Sunday. Therefore top five places got closer to each other. Big Wheel team took three victories with Delvino Rayo, Ricardo Hernandez and Richard Cerda. Ailton Desouza won June 20th, William Cuello with Bike Tech July 11th, and John Cipolla with Jamis Team July 25th. Glen Gardner increases his advantage on the white jersey by two more points, getting ahead of Ivan Dominguez by four points. The yellow jersey leader continues to be worn by Dominguez with thirty six points, followed by Nelson Angulo from MVP team with thirty points. Third place was for Noel Morales, in forth we had DeSouza and closing the top five was William Cuello, Last three riders were separated by only two points between each other.
*New players came to the women division for the second third of 1999 series. Amy Malmsberry lost her yellow jersey to Joey Wood from Florida Sports Team, but Liz Stone racing for Andante, was in second place with same amount of points. Liz was leading the sprinters jersey by three points ahead of Joey. Third place for both jerseys was for Amy. Another one day winner May sixteenth and June sixth was Valerie Marriott racing for Canari Team.
*The Magpie’s team kept dominating category thirty five plus throughout the second part of the1999 series. Out of six races only one had not a magpie rider within the top five. Glenn Gardner had both, yellow and green. In the sprinters jersey with sixteen points, He was ahead of his brother Gary by seven points, for third place with seven points each; we had Juan Acosta and Pascual Moreno, both of them racing for Miami Masters. Way ahead of the game with sixty points Glenn had the leader’s jersey; Gary Gardner with fifty eight points was in second place. With forty nine was in third place Ailton Desouza, and with thirty seven each, we had Pascual Moreno and Peter Carlos to complete the top five. Other one day winners we had were Ailton and Gus Ferrer racing for Cycle Speed.
*For the second leg of the 1999 series in the forty five category, Jan Jardine from Dynamo kept his domination on both jerseys. Out of six races, He won four of them. John Butler and Jim Hetherington were the other two winners. Second place for both, yellow and green was for Juan Mestas; on leaders jersey He was behind only two points, but in the green one, He was already down by seven points. The general classification had Greg Affleck with sixty two points, in third place. Forth and fifth were for Team Everglades; John Butler and Oriol Cruzeta, respectively. Also John took third place overall on green jersey, just one point behind Juan Mestas.
*Category 4 and 5 for the second part of 1999 had a big change, Frank Traviezo moved to category 3. This left new standings for both jerseys, Jose Menendez and Raul Alvarez were competing side by side for both jerseys. On yellow Menendez was the leader ahead of Alvarez by four points, but on the sprinters jersey they were tied with eight point, Peter Carlos was just a point behind the two of them. Third place overall was for Keith Norris, with ten points less than the current leader. Other one day winners we had were Mike Butler, Brett Zelazek, and Reynaldo Rodriguez.
*The final section of 1999 series was composed of six individual races that concluded November 14th. Pro 1, 2, 3 category had an absolute winner; Ivan Dominguez won both, points and yellow jersey. The final general classification gave second place to Nelson Angulo racing for MVP team. Third place representing Big Wheelers Team was for Noel Morales. Fourth taken by William Cuello racing for Bike Tech. Fifth place was taken by Luis Bacallao racing for GS Laborde. Dominguez took two victories out this final section; other one day winners we had were Luis Rios, Nelson Angulo, Ivan Franco and Frank Travieso.
*To conclude 1999 women division Joey Wood was the rider dominating, she won five out of the last six races giving her the first title and a place in the Rosewood hall of fame. Second place over all was for Liz Stone. As a consolation if we could say it, she won the sprinters jersey by only three points ahead of Wood. To complete the top five for the general classification, in third place we had Amy Malmsberry followed by Eve Sakran and Tammy Thomas.
*At the end of 1999 season the thirty five plus category had a total domination by Magpies Team. Glenn Gardner took home both jerseys; in the yellow jersey competition he was ahead of his brother Gary by eighteen points, third place overall was for Ailton Desouza followed by Peter Carlos and Pascual Moreno closing the top five. In the white jersey competition also Glenn was ahead of his brother sitting in second place by fourteen points behind, third place had a tie between Miami Masters team mates Pascual Moreno and Juan Acosta. For the last third of the series we had Jose Genao with two one day victories, and the other one day winners were Ailton Desouza, Ricardo Hernandez, Jorge Michelena and Glenn Gardner.
*Forty five plus at the end of 1999 had an absolute winner for both jerseys, Jan Jardine on his quest to competing at the 2000 World Master games in Manchester England, took and included Rosewood Series as part of his training program. His fast sprint gave him a bronze medal on the Olympic Sprint discipline. Second place in the overall was Juan Mestas followed in third by his team mate John Butler. For the sprinter’s jersey Butler took second and Mestas was third. Out the last six races, Jardine won four and Roly Hurtado the other two. Best team of the year was for Team Everglades.
*To close the 1999 season, on the category four and five, Jose Menendez cleaned up the board. He took to his MVP team way ahead of the field both jerseys. He was not only a good sprinter, but a good time trial rider. Other one day winners beside him with two victories was Yhosvany Martinez; with one Peter Carlos and Brian Attis. This inaugural Rosewood series gave us the first set of riders and teams to create our Hall of Fame. Glenn Gardner and his Magpie team took the podium on the thirty five plus category. On the forty five plus, Jam Jardine did the honors on the individual classification, but team Everglades took the spot as the best team. “The Cuban Missile” Ivan Dominguez was the champ overall as well as his team Bike Tech. four and fives no difference, but the rider of the year was Jose Menendez and his team MVP. One lesson we learned, one series for a complete year discourage many riders; therefore 2000 series was modified into three series and one final race for qualified riders, to take from there the champion of the year for each category.
*Unfortunately for the 2000 racing season, lots of data got lost; therefore our compilation for this year will be limited. The south Florida teams’ structure did not change much between 1999 and 2000. Taken this in consideration, the base of completion remained similar to what we wrote for 1999 In the category thirty five plus, for series one we had Glenn Gardner from Magpies team as the winner. For series two the honor was for Gus Ferrer. For the last series of the year Ricardo Hernandez took the yellow jersey home; He also won the championship’s rainbow jersey. The overall point’s classification was for Glenn Gardner.
*Category forty five plus series one year two thousand, was taken by Juan Mestas from Everglades Team, while series two, three and the season finale was dominated by Brian Rader; the overall points classification was for Roly Hurtado. AT the women division, Liz Stone took series one, then for series two Kelly Ilundain was the winner. Series three and the overall points classification was for Joey Wood, and championship winner was Liz Stone from Andante Team.
*Continuing with year 2000, pro 1,2,3 for series one had Jose Gonzales as the winner, series two and three were for Frank Travieso, as well as the overall points classification. But the championship’s jersey was taken by Jose Gonzales. Category four and five gave as three deferent winners, the first series and the overall points classification was for Lloyd Quintana. Series two belonged to Joel Barros and the last series plus the championship race was taken by Lazaro Melendes Best teams were for the thirty five plus category Magpies, at the forty five plus Everglades Club, women division was for Florida Sports, Big Wheelers took the honors at pro 1,2,3 and Andante dominated 4 & 5’s
*2001 Season. Series One at the thirty five plus category we had Gus Ferrer from Damiani team as winner ahead of Bobby Lee in second followed by Ailton Desouza in third place; both of them racing for Jamis team. This racing year, Rosewood Series officially opens the sprinter’s classification jersey with two intermediate sprints, one at minute fifteenth and the other at minute thirtieth. The winner of this new jersey was Matt Ridgely racing for Everglades team, followed by Bobby Lee and Glenn Gardner respectively.
*Continuing with 2001 series one, category forty five plus was very competitive; not only on the yellow jersey but as well as for the sprinter’s jersey. The winner of the leader’s jersey was Fernando Angel from Miami Masters followed by Roly Hurtado racing for Bike Tech, and closing the top three was John Butler from Everglades Team. The sprinter’s jersey had the top three riders with the same amount of points, but because of the ruling, Alberto Falcon from Damiani end up as the final winner followed by Jim Hetherington from Miami Masters and John Butler in third place.
*Largest field so far at Rosewood Series women division for the 2001 series; fourteen strong competitors and two powerful teams, Andante and Everglades competed for both jerseys, but Alina Ponce from Florida Spokes spoiled the field by winning the yellow jersey by one point from Liz Stone, leaving the third place to Anna Rego, both of them from Andante Team. Sprinter’s green jersey was taken by Liz Stone followed by Anna Rego and Angie Rodriguez from BBC team closed the top three.
*For the 2001 season at series I the category Pro 1, 2, 3 had a new strong team; not only at the forty five plus category, Team Damiani collected a good number of strong riders for both of those categories. They were able to take first and second place at this series with Yhosvany Martinez and Jose F Gonzales respectively; on third place from Rubio’s team we had Luis Bacallao. The first place for the green sprinter’s jersey was for John Cipolla racing for Jamis Team; second place was taken by Luis Bacallao, and in third place we had Jose F Gonzales.
*New contenders arrived to category 4 and 5 for 2001 racing season. We had a close race for series one by having Garret Moore as winner only by two points ahead of the next two riders tie in points for second and third place, Alain Troadec and Rick Rendueles. The point’s jersey was taken by Roberto Hernandez, followed by Edson Guimaraes 4 points behind and William Brintnall 7 points further back.
*Category thirty five plus year 2001 series II, race by race it was head to head between Jose Menendez from Magpies, Ricardo Hernandez from Rubio’s team and Pascual Moreno from Miami Masters. Menendez emerged winner by only two points on the yellow jersey. The sprinter’s jersey had more or less the same situation between Brunildo Camacho from Del Valle Team, Glenn Gardner from Magpies and John Cipolla racing for Jamis. Camacho just for one point took the sprinter’s green jersey.
*2001 Series II for category forty five plus brought us a new strong competitor, Brian Rader racing for Bike Tech Team; by three points over John Butler from Everglades Team, he was able to take his first yellow jersey home. Third place six points behind Rader was Pedro Barzaga from Damiami Team, but take a note that he took first place on the sprinter’s green jersey followed by Fernando Angel from Miami Masters Cycling Team. Third place on this particular competition was filled by John Butler.
*Andante's team at the women division dominated 2001 series II. Liz Stone won the yellow jersey ahead of her team mate Anna Rego for ten points. Alina Ponce was able to hold third place just by one point over Joey Wood. Liz also was able to win this six points the sprinter’s green jersey, it was very interesting to see that the final classification for the top three contenders it was the same for both, leader’s and sprinter’s jerseys.
*Category 4 & 5 for series II back in 2001 had a close race for yellow and green as well. Only two points separated first place from second and third, Jose Fernandez racing for Damiani Team with 19 points took the second yellow jersey of the season in this category. Next two places were for Alex Rodriguez and Roberto Hernandez. On the green jersey competition, first and second place had both nine points but Carlos Castellanos had first the sprinter’s jersey and Alex Suarez could only tie in points to get second place overall. Gabriel Diaz with one point behind those two got third place.
*After a long recess Rosewood historical moments are back. For the thirty five plus category at 2001 third series, a battle for yellow between Magpies Team and Miami Masters was taken by Jose Benitez on his team’s hard efforts, (A victory without a leader) Glenn Gardner when saw that Benitez did not show up for the fifth race of the series, took off from lap one; but little by little Miami Masters brought that beak back and right after that, they managed to make a five men break without any Magpie rider on it that lasted to the end of the race. Third place overall was for Hernan Perilla also from Miami Masters. The sprinter’s competition was taken by Jaime Zapata, racing for Del Valle’s Team by one point ahead of Jose Menendez racing for Magpies.
*For the last 2001 series at the women division, we had Joey Wood racing for Florida Sports dominated both jerseys, on the yellow one, Joey was thirteen points ahead of Tere Camacho that took second place overall. Third place, seventeen points behind was for Anna Rego racing for Andante’s team. On the sprinter’s jersey, Wood was ahead of Liz Stone by four points. Third place overall on this jersey’s classification was for Rego.
*Forty five plus category for the 2001 third series had a “new kid on the block” , Mauricio Mosquera on his first year back into racing after a long and prosper pro carrier, was able to win both jerseys; on yellow he was ahead of Roly Hurtado by eleven points, third place overall with the same amount of points was taken by John Butler. On the green jersey, Mosquera was ahead of Butler by four points.
*We also had “a new kind on the block” for the Pro 1,2,3. Daniel Chavez at the 2001 series III, took one victory, two second places and one third place to claim the yellow jersey. Second place ten points behind was for Luis Bacallao racing for Rubio’s team; in third place we had with thirteen points Ivan Dominguez racing for Saturn Team. Frank Travieso racing for Damiani’s team took the sprinter’s jersey been tied nine points with Daniel Chavez racing unattached at the time; third place with three points behind was for John Cipolla racing for Jamis Team.
*Two first places, one second place and one fifth place out of five races, gave enough points to Jose Rodriguez racing for Sol Designs to win the 2001 category four and five, third series. Second place overall was for Kenneth Vargas with Easy Rider Team, but he really was after the sprinter’s jersey; that he took by five points ahead of Carlos Castellanos from Andante’s Team. Third place overall was also for Andante’s team under the name of Jose Fernandez.
*2001 Rosewood Championships. Season finale gave us five new champions, best sprinters, overall points winners and best teams of the year. On thirty five plus, Jeff Fleming racing for B&J Team took the rainbow jersey, overall points winner was Jose Genao with Flamingo Team. Best sprinter of the year, Matt Ridgely from Everglades Team and the winner team overall was magpies. The honors on forty five plus were for William Title by taken the rainbow jersey racing for Big Wheel Cycling Team, his team mate Mauricio Mosquera took overall point jersey and they grabbed as well best team classification. The only jersey left, that is best sprinter, was for John Buttler from Everglades Team. Women division was dominated by Liz Stone. She took all jerseys available and her team Andante also got first place. Pro 1,2,3 had as well one rider dominating two out three jerseys as well as the best team of the year. Damiani’s team had Frank Travieso as the 2001 rainbow jersey winner and best sprinter of the year. The overall points winner was Luis Bacallao Racing for Rubio’s Team. Category four and five, gave us Jose Rodriguez from Sol Designs as the new rainbow jersey winner as well as the overall points winner, Big Wheel Cycling Team took best team award and best sprinter of the year was Roberto Hernandez.
*2002 racing season opened up March 17th with thirty five plus category event, the sprinter’s jersey had a tie on first place between Glenn Gardner from Magpies and Wallie Martinez from Andante Team. On second place a tie as well between team mates, Jaime Zapata and Jose Valdivia from Mack Cycle. The winner of the day and new leader was Ross Morris from Mapei Team, second place was for Jose Genao racing for Flamingo. Magpies took the rest of the top five places, with Jose Menedez followed by Glenn and Gary Gardner.
*The turn now is for the category 45+ series opener for 2002, Green jersey as usual had two riders tied on first place with 3 points each, Norman Goldin from Andante and Rich Deandrea from Jeager Team, and a triple tie G Ferrer, Lee Marks and Guenter Kleinewaechter. In a solo Gus Ferrer from Bike Tech won the race and took first yellow jersey, also in a solo N Golding got second place. Deandrea won the field sprint followed by Marks racing for Jet Nerwork and Guenter from Everglades Team. At the same time but racing separated, we had the women division. Joe Wood representing Jet Network won the race followed by Dona Moore from BWCC. Third place was for Janeth Sierra from Andante followed by Adriene Sulivan racing for BWCC, closing the top five was Eva Sakran from FL Sports Team.
*Main event opener for 2002, Pro 1,2,3 race. Luis Bacallao from Rubio’s team and Will Powell from BWCC tied with 4 points each on the green jersey competition, followed by Alex Gutierrez, also from BWCC team with 3 points. Frank Delarosa in a solo breakaway claimed victory and the first yellow jersey of the season. The field sprint was decided by centimeters, Powells took it, and on his right side he had Bacallao for third. These two were followed by Manuel Diaz representing B&J Team and Erick Keim racing for Jamis Team, closing top five places.

*Closing the racing season opening day, we had 4&5’s category. Julio Rojas from B&J Team by winning one intermediate sprint and taken third on the other one, gets the sprinter’s green jersey; followed by Kenneth Vargas just one point behind. The final sprint and the winner of the day was Vennie Tamburello racing for B&J Team. Second place was for Jose Rodriguez from Sol Designs Team, followed by T Tazisidqui representing FL Sports, next was a team mate of the new yellow jersey leader, Mark Hewitt, closing the top five we had A Aronfeld from Damiani Team.
* The women field had on stage one had Joey Wood in 1st place followed by Donna Moore, Janeth Sierra, AdrieneSullivan and Eva Sakran, while the sprinter's green jersey was for Joey Wood.
*Category thirty five plus on race two, series I on March 31, 2002 untied sprinters jersey in favor of Glenn Gardner racing for Magpies, but Jose Valdivia from Jet Network team got also five points overall. Ricardo Hernandez with Jet Network wins the day, followed by Jose Genao; that now is the new yellow jersey leader. Second place overall just three points behind sits now, Jose Menendez from Magpies. GC third place has been shared by Ross Morris – Mapai (former leader) and R Hernandez. Today’s podium final step was for Andrew Teixeira from Jamis Team.
*Second race of 2002 series I, category 45+ gave us a new sprinter leader, Lee Marks from Jet Network Team collected 3 intermediate sprints to get in green; two points behind we had 4 riders looking to get this jersey, N Goldin out of Andante’s Team, Bill Sarille – Sun Cycling, Bryan Crement – Jat Racing and R Deandrea – Jaeger Team. M Mosquera from Big Wheel wins the day and sits 3rd overall with G Ferrer. Second place of the day was for the sprinter leader L Marks, and closing the podium was F Angel from Miami Masters Team. The new yellow jersey leader is now Goldin Norman followed with same amount of points by L Marks.
* Pro 1,2,3 event had a photo finish where for centimeters Ricardo Hernandez took the race from Leonardo Martinez leaving third place for Grant Potter.

The intermediate sprints gave us a tie for the day with 4 points each (L Martinez and W Powell) but Wills Powell now is the carrier of both jerseys: leaders’ and sprinters’. * The women division Had Joey Wood wining again followed by Maria Carbone, Donna Moore, Janeth Sierra and Adriene Sullivan. J Wood consolidated both jerseys. On the juniors race D Espinoza was the leader, in second place was Landau Jeremy con Andante and Adam Navarro with Everglades in third place. * Another closed finish we had on the cat 4 & 5, this time Stefano Barbari won over Seth Coblentz. The GC changed having as the new leader Jose Rodriguez with Sol Design followed by Vinnie Tamburello (B&J) and the winner of the day became the 3rd placed overall. * The third race of series 1 began with a rainy day April 14th. The victory on the 35+ was for G Ferrer (Bike Tech) followed by A DeSouza (Jamis) and 3rd place for Alex Gutierrez (BWCC) but he took 5 points on the sprints’ competition and now is tied with Glenn Gardner (Magpies) on the points jersey. Jose Genao (Flamingo) kept yellow followed by Jose Menendez (Magpies). * Francisco Vasquez in a closed finish won the race over Alberto Falcon and Bill Sarille while Norman Goldin and Lee Marks are tied on the yellow jersey with 10 points each but the green one was for the Sun Cycling rider’ Sarille. * On the women Joey Wood kept dominating the day, the GC and the sprinter’s jersey. The second place of the day was for Yuu Asada (Big Wheel) followed by Adriene Sullivan (BWCC). The juniors division was for David Espinosa followed by Vikram Murali (Andante) * The Brazilian A Desouza won by over 5 bike length the final field sprint, second place was for Frank Delarosa followed by Joel Barros. Frank kept yellow by 3 points over the green jersey leader Powell and third overall was Joel Barros. * The photo finish of the day was at the cat 4 & 5 between the winner of the day and current leader Jose Rodriguez and Seth Coblentz and Pastor Arnaez. Seth kept the green jersey and sits second overall.

* The penultimate event of the series was April 28th. Ivan Franco took first place on the 35+ field followed by Jose Menendez that now sits second overall just one point behind the current leader J Genao. The sprinters’ classification upto this point was for Jaime Zapata (Mack Cycle). * The 45+ field had a two men breakaway but at the end Gus Ferrer won in a solo followed by companion the current leader Norman Goldin, the bunch sprint was for A Falcon. On the green jersey we had a new leader: Lee Marks racing for Jet Network. * The women race had no one to beat the power of Joey Wood, this time second and third places were for Cycle Science riders: Francis Elliot and Charlotte Lenssen. On the juniors race two riders from Andante took first and second Vikram Murali and Jeremy Landau, the current leader David Espinosa placed third.

* Frank Travieso with Damiani took first place on the Pro 1,2,3 followed by Damian Phang and Joel Barros that at the same time with this third place is now tied on points with the current leader Delarosa, what a finale next time awaits us. Leonardo Martinez is now the sprinter’s leader. * We closed the day with the cat 4 & 5 race won by Alex Rodriguez (Mack Cycle) followed by Gildasio Andreza and Pastor Arnaez that now sits second overall just two points behind the current leader Jose Rodriguez. The sprinter’s jersey rest on the shoulders of Seth Coblentz. * May 12 was the day of the conclusion of the first series of the year. 35+ finished the day with a 3 men breakaway and the victory was for Gus Ferrer followed by JE Mendez and Glenn Gardner. L Genao managed to keep the yellow jersey for the series by 1 point ahead of Jose Menendez while the best sprinter was Glenn Gardner. * On the 45+ race Gus Ferrer doing the second race of the day was able to win this one too in a solo followed by Bryan Crement y Pedro Barzaga, this victory gave him enough points to take the yellow jersey from Norman Goldin and last step of the podium was for F Angel. The green jersey stayed with Lee Marks.

* On the women field the new arrival to the field was the beginning of Joey-Liz saga. Liz Stone (Andante) won the day but green and yellow was for Joey Wood. On GC second and third place were for Donna Moore and Janeth Sierra respectively. David Espinosa dominated the juniors category, he was followed on the podium by V Murali and J Landau. * Frank Travieso wins in a solo the Pro 1,2,3 race of the day, out the 3 chasers just on the line Leonardo Martinez Takes second place from Joel Barrios but this gave Barrios enough points to claim the yellow jersey followed at the podium by Ricardo Hernandez and Frank Travieso.”Tornicon” (L Martinez) kept the sprinters green jersey. * Cat 4 & 5 gave us a surprise as well in a solo Rafael Lopez took the day and the bunch sprint finish was for Vinnie Tamburello followed by Pastor Arnaez this to places gave enough points to Pastor to become the leader of the series and Vinnie the last step of the podium leaving the second place to the former leader Jose Rodriguez. * The second series of the year started May 26 with a breakaway of 5 riders on the 35+ field and Jose Valdivia (Mack Cycle) took the sprint from Jose Benitez (Miami Masters) leaving third place for Juan Acosta (Easy Rider). The sprinter’s jersey was a tie between Acosta and Jose Menendez. * The arrival to the 45+ field of the former Pro rider Mauricio Mosquera started the domination of the rider with the highest amount of yellow jerseys collected in the history of Rosewood; he took first place followed by Bill Sarille and Alberto Falcon. The points’ jersey was also for Mosquera. * Liz Stone took victory over Joey Wood and third was for Adriene Sullivan. The green jersey had a tie between Wood and Yuu Asada. We had only two juniors and the victory was for David Espinosa over Philip Noisane. * Power house we had for the final sprint of the Pro 1,2,3 Ricardo Hernandez (Jet Network) took it on the line from Keith Norris (Jamis) leaving third place to Jose F Gonzales (Damiani) The points classification had a tie between Norris and Noel Morales.

* The last event of the day on Cat 4 & 5 was taken by Vinnie Tamburello in a bunch sprint followed by Gildaso Andreza y Pastor Alnaez. Pastor collected enough point to claimed green.
* The awakening of the second race of the new series June 9th was sad because we lost a friend and a fellow rider. While he was training for State TT in Kendall Lakes he got into an accident and lost his life, Jose Menendez from Magpies team will be remember forever. The proceeds from this race were given to his wife and two kids.

A green jersey was given to his wife in commemoration of Jose's efforts to conquer it last series. We began the day with a pace lap of silence commanded by his teammates, the magpies on every single race of the day.

* With all the sadness that afflicted us at that moment all the races were on his memory. The 35+ race was for Ailton Desouza, Gus Ferrer and Jaime Zapata; Jose Valdivia kept the yellow jersey. The next field on the 45+ was taken by Pedro Barzaga, Alberto Falcon y Norman Goldin. The leader continued to be Mauricio Mosquera. Liz Stone won the ladies race followed by Joey Wood and Yuu Asada. On juniors David Espinosa won over Vikram Murali and Guillermo Ferrer. The main event Pro 1,2,3 was for Joel Barrios over Ricardo Lobo y Noel Morales that now is in green, Ricardo Hernandez kept yellow. Rafael Lopez, Pastor Arnaez and Yunier Hernandez were the podium riders on the cat 4& 5 race, Pastor became the new leader on both jerseys.
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