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Recent Race Results

3rd, Joe Martin Road Race
Marcos Lazzarotto, Cat 1/2
4th, Page County Road Race
Jameson Ribbens, Cat 2/3
4th Carl Dolan Criterium
Bill Gros, 45+
3rd, NoDa Criterium
Greg Wittwer, Cat 2/3
3rd, River Falls Road Race
Marcos Lazzarotto, P/1/2

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As mentioned previously during our “Roster Release,” we have some new faces within our ranks this year.  We have said goodbye to some of the original team and brought in new faces.  Today we want you to get to know our 2013 team a little more.  We have added biographies highlighting some of the individual characteristics, hobbies, likes/dislikes and passions of our riders.  We all come from very different walks of life; however, THIS family lets those differences unite us both on and off of the race course.  You can view our racer’s biographies on our team page.

The season is well underway and we have seen some glimmers of success.  Stay tuned for some BIG results this year.  Next up … Wilmington Grand Prix.

Jason Hall

Hall Residence: Falls Church, VA

Category 2 (Road)

Racing Age: 33

Years Racing: 12

Height: 6′

Weight: 165lbs

Strengths: Rouleur, Sprinting

Occupation –IT Strategy Consultant
Race Bike – Cannondale CAAD 10/Cervelo R3
Favorite Pro – Thor Hushovd
Favorite Food – Thai
Favorite Sport: – Other than the obvious? Football.  Igles!
Favorite Quote: – “A Gorilla and a Pitbull don’t make a French Poodle!” An aunt of mine when asked why a certain kid was “so messed up”
What musical artist do you currently listen to the most? – Mumford and Sons
What is your favorite non-cycling magazine? – Who has time for that?
Where is your favorite place to ride? – Nellysford, VA.
Favorite Race – Tour of Washington County Crit.
Do you prefer energy drink or coffee? – French Press all the way.
Do you train solo or with a friend or teammates? – Mostly solo.
What is one piece of advice for an aspiring racer? – Give up the group rides. Well at least most group rides. You can’t go hard all the time and I’ve never known a group ride to only be 80%. Speaking from experience, if all you do are group rides, you’ll either burn out mid season or have your best day on a ride, as opposed to in a race.

Jameson Ribbens

Ribbens Residence: Baltimore, MD

Category 2 (Road and CX)

Racing Age: 27

Years Racing: 7

Height: 6′ 2″

Weight: 150lbs

Strengths: Climbing
 

 

 

 

Occupation –Research Assistant
Race Bike – Cannondale Supersix
Favorite Pro – Fabian Canellara
Favorite Food – Cheese and Beer (yep, I’m from Wisconsin)
Favorite Sport: – Watching football is a great mental break from cycling, Go Packers!
Favorite Quote: – Anything Bill says.
What musical artist do you currently listen to the most? – Foxygen
What is your favorite non-cycling magazine? – Road and Track
Where is your favorite place to ride? – The mountains of Virginia and West Virginia.
Favorite Race – Green Mountain Stage Race, Page Valley Road Race is my favorite local race.
Do you prefer energy drink or coffee? – Espresso or good coffee
Do you train solo or with a friend or teammates? – Mostly solo but I like to do a hard group ride once a week as racing season approaches.
What is one piece of advice for an aspiring racer? – Race as much as you can. When I first started I didn’t race very much because I didn’t think I was fast enough. As a result, I didn’t progress as quickly as I could have. No amount of training replaces race experience.

Matt Waller

Walle Residence: Morgantown, PA (Summer) & State College, PACategory 2 (Road)

Racing Age: 21

Years Racing: 3

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 190lbs

Strengths: Domestique, Hard Technical Crits

 

 

Nickname: Waller, some of my friends at school call me ‘coach’
Occupation: Full time-student
Category: USAC Category 2
Race Bike: Raleigh Militis 2, SRAM Force
Favorite Pro: Ryan DeWald
Favorite Food: Yams
Favorite Sports: football (to watch)
Favorite Quote: “wouldn’t bet the farm on it” and “lay London to a brick”

Do you train solo or with friend or teammates? Always with friends when I’m at school. Usually solo when I’m at home, except on Tuesdays when I do the Ronde Von Oley.

If you designed a bike, what would the headbadge design be? A bear

Do you use a razor, electric, or wax? Razor

What race are you most proud of? 2011 Bear Mountain Spring Classic

If you could go on a ride with anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be? Cataldo Muggio.

What musical artist do you currently listen to the most? Pretty Lights, Johnny Cash

Do you prefer an energy drink or coffee? Just sports drink

What is your favorite non-cycling magazine? NatGeo

Where is your favorite place to ride? Centre County, PA (around Penn State) is awesome. The Oley Valley, PA is great too. Also the Welsh Mountains of Lancaster County.

What is your favorite race? Tour of Mt. Nebo

What is one piece of advice for an aspiring racer? It DOES get easier and you do go faster. Find a good group of people to train with and just enjoy it.

Matthew Means

Means - TT Residence: Baltimore, MD

Category 2 (Road & CX)

Racing Age: 25

Years Racing: 5

 

 

 

Nickname: Lamb Chop, after hitting a sheep in an early-career USAC race, then finishing 2nd.
Occupation: Medical device design and market consultant
Race Bike: Blue Axino SL, SRAM Force, Quarq Power Meter
Favorite Pro: Mark Cavendish, especially after watching “Chasing Legends”
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Sport: Hockey, go Pens!
Favorite Quote: What the mind can conceive and believe, the body can achieve.
Personal Notes: I have always had a love of bikes from the time I could ride without training wheels. I can do some nifty things on a BMX and downhill mountain bike, but didn’t get in to road racing until my junior year of college, or cyclocross until my first year of grad. school. I enjoy technical, explosive criteriums, since there’s a bit of carry-over from 13 years of wrestling in the short, hard efforts.

Do you train solo or with friend or teammates? Majority solo, but group rides are great for mixing things up.

If you designed a bike, what would the headbadge design be? I have a lot of pride in my home state of PA, so perhaps a keystone? Maybe just a script “M”

Do you use a razor, electric, or wax? Razor, yo

What race are you most proud of? 2012 Leonardtown Criterium

If you could go on a ride with anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be? I’ve been trying to get some of my best non-cycling friends into the sport, and I know if I could setup a demo ride on some weekend they would do it. Need to try harder with this.

What musical artist do you currently listen to the most? Lots of Coheed & Cambria radio on Spotify

Do you prefer an energy drink or coffee? Dark, strong coffee

What is your favorite non-cycling magazine? The Economist and Outside always have good articles.

Where is your favorite place to ride? Anywhere in the Pacific Northwest from the Bay area up to British Columbia

What is your favorite race? Since I’m relatively new to the sport, I’m still exploring the history and learning new things. Milan-San Remo is always around my birthday, and I love classics. My favorite race to ride has been Cross Nats. So many people and chaos. It’s the sport of the future!

What is one piece of advice for an aspiring racer? The quicker you pin on your first number, the quicker you’ll be on your way to having fun. Don’t worry about fitness, results, etc. as these will all come in time. Everyone started somewhere.

Prior Year Results:

1st 2012 Rock Lititz Tour Criterium, Cat 3

4th 2012 Rock Lititz Stage Race Overall, Cat 3

1st 2012 Leonardtown Criterium (MD State Championship), Cat 3

3rd 2012 Tour of Washington County Criterium, Cat 3/4

6th 2012 Tour of Washington County Road Race, Cat 3/4

Clint Dager

Clint Dager TT Residence: Newark, DE

Category 2 (Road)

Racing Age: 25

Years Racing: 2

Weight: 155lbs

Strengths: Uphill sprints, Criteriums

 

 

 

Occupation -Personal Trainer, Youth Cycling Coach, Bike Shop Gopher

Race Bike - Cervelo R5

Favorite Pro - Philipe Gilbert or Peter Sagan

Likes -Foam Rolling and Coffee

Dislikes - People who yell “GO” when someone attacks at the front of race…

Favorite Food - A good bacon cheese burger with fries

Favorite Quote – “There is no pain worse then quitting”

Favorite Race – Wilmington GP or Battenkill

Do you prefer energy drink or coffee?
Espresso all day.

Do you train solo or with a friend or teammates?
I usually train solo, one of the things I really love about cycling. But always enjoy riding with others when the opportunity arises.

What is one piece of advice for an aspiring racer?
Get a power meter! Hire a coach(Bill Gros)!

Personal Notes: I started racing through the Collegiate club team at University of Delaware and it changed my life. I will always remember my teammates, the races we did together and the adventures we had. My experience in racing post-collegiate has been a blast and through cycling I’ve meet so many amazing people and my current experiences with my Integrated teammates have been some of the best yet. We all work really well together and want the best for the team. I look forward to working as hard as I possibly can to help my teammates win and when the time is right, stepping onto the podium.

Jonathan Cochrane

Jonathan Cochrane - TT Residence: Washington, DC

Category 2 (Road)

Racing Age: 25

Years Racing: 2

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 190lbs

Strengths: Domestique, Hard Technical Crits

 

 

Occupation: Public Accountant – CPA
Race Bike: Cannondale CAAD10 – SRAM
Favorite Food: Mom’s Mac & Cheese
Favorite Sports: Swimming, Football, Cycling
Favorite Quote: I have a few favorite quotes , but for now let’s stick with … “It’s never too late to be who you might have been” – NCC
Personal Notes: Swam for 14 years of my life and all the way through college. Did some triathlons post swimming but loved the team dynamic of cycling far too much to keep me in tris. I was raised in a small town and now love living in the heart of DC.

Do you train solo or with friend or teammates? I prefer to train/ride with others. Cycling is not an individual sport and life is about relationships with other people. I like to enjoy sharing my cycling passion with friends and other people who enjoying riding as well.

If you designed a bike, what would the headbadge design be? Something really awesome.

What race are you most proud of? I’m most proud of any race where there was great team cohesion and collective effort. A great finishing place is always a nice bonus flowing from that. There is something special about teams which work selflessly together for one cause/goal/effort.

If you could go on a ride with anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be? C.S. Lewis.

What musical artist do you currently listen to the most? Hillsong

Do you prefer an energy drink or coffee? Coffee… naturally.

What is your favorite non-cycling magazine? I don’t read magazines much. Give me a great book in a café and I’m set.

Where is your favorite place to ride? Anywhere when it’s not raining. Preferably with a coffee shop somewhere in route.

What is your favorite race? Tour of America’s Dairy Land

What is one piece of advice for an aspiring racer? Have some fun. People can get wrapped up in having a picture perfect plan, training, nutrition, etc … But at the end of the day just make sure you can have a good laugh, enter the pain cave and have some fun.

 

Marcos’s trip to Joe Martin yielded 3rd on Friday’s Road Race, 7th overall in the 1/2 field

 

As Marcos chases his dream of becoming a professional cyclist, he identified Joe Martin Stage Race in Arkansas as having great potential for him to impress. The racing resumed on Thursday with a 2.5 mile uphill time trial, followed by a 112 mile road race on Friday, a 94 mile road race on Saturday and finally a 50 minute downtown Criterium on Sunday.

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Marcos was very pleased with his performance on the time trial as he nailed 380watts for 9:24 which is very good for his lightweight frame. He was surprised to find that his performance only put him at 28th/112 and 52 seconds down from the leader. This wasn’t what he expected, but not a bad result regardless. It was clear that he was racing against a very good field.

Knowing that the long stages were going to suit his abilities perfectly, he prepared well for Friday’s 112 mile stage and was ready to deliver. With rain following the peloton all day and temperatures lingering around 45F, racing was nothing short of miserable.

With a breakaway of 4 gaining upwards of 3 minutes on the field and still 60 miles to go, Marcos went on the attack. Surprisingly, no one followed, but instead the field allowed him to gain over 1 minute and straddle between the field and the breakaway for several miles.

Eventually a group of about 6 riders bridged up to Marcos – for his rescue we might add – and the group rolled along until they caught all but the race leader that had attacked the breakaway with over 40 miles to go. At this point Marcos found himself in great position as he had plenty of energy left in the tank and no responsibility to work in the break.

Minute details aside, within 5km of the finish fireworks started and Marcos found himself sprinting over and over to ensure he was on the correct side of the splits. Coming towards the last corner around 6th wheel, Marcos got gapped before he realized that he had the most speed left in the legs, coming just short of the sprint winner for 3rd place overall. He’d later learn that this placed him 4th in the General Classification.

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Extremely happy with the result, he knew that it would be hard to protect his general classification position the next day as strong teams would be attacking him as the solo Integrated rider. The prediction was correct – with foggy conditions, it was very easy for breakaways to get out of sight and a move of 4 took off early in the race. Later another 6 went up the road and Marcos found himself chasing to cut his losses.

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With the help of the current race leader and a couple unrepresented teams, they were able to bring back the group of 6, but the 4 winners would go on to bump Marcos to 8th overall despite finishing with the group for 16th in the stage:

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Sunday’s race was on an amazing 1.2 mile course in Downtown Fayetteville. More amazing was that Marcos got a call-up and a chance to change the way he raced criteriums for good.

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While Marcos’s breakaway efforts were futile and he was only allowed a short leash each time he tried to slip away, he felt reasonably comfortable in the field -

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At the finish, he maintained contact with the winner for the same time scoring and came out with an 11th place, moving up to 7th overall as the field completely blew up on the finishing hill they had to climb at the end of every lap:

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All in all, it was a great effort that we can all be proud of. With a single racer from Integrated facing bigger teams, we came out with a 3rd place on Stage 2 and 7th place overall! Good times were had and we expect more great things to come soon!

Jameson Ribbens puts in a massive attack with 1k and slips away to 4th at ToPC

 

Integrated took a great squad to the Tour of Page County on April 27th-28th – with 5 riders eager for results, we knew we had to make something work. It was a day for the road racers on the rolling hills of Page County in Virginia.

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Late in the day, with about 1km to go, Jameson put in a massive attack and slipped away from the charging field for 4th place. While we’d have liked to see a win here, this result predicts great things for the rest of the 2013 season!

 

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Bill Gros earns his 11th podium at Carl Dolan, just missing the elusive win

It’s always nice to see our team on the podium, but this one is bittersweet for our team director Bill Gros.

Bill posted his 11th top 5 career finish at the Carl Dolan Memorial on April 14th with a solid 4th place in the 45+ Masters race. Bill was decidedly a bit disappointed. Despite the years of success in this event, he’s never won it! Maybe next year!

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