Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo, Fillmore Street hill

San Francisco Barclay's Grand Prix 2005

Sept. 4, 2005
UCI 1.HC race


Top 10

1 Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner)
2 John Lieswyn (Health Net/Maxxis)
3 Jason McCartney (Discovery Channel)
4 Andrea Moletta (Gerolsteiner)
5 Glen Mitchell (Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada)
6 Mike Sayers (Health Net/Maxxis)
7 Mark McCormack (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home)Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo, pack up Fillmore Street hill
8 Luke Roberts (CSC)
9 Danny Pate (Jelly Belly PoolGel)
10 Dominique Perras (Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada)
(full results at bottom of page)
The report and results.

My Photos:

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap One, Fillmore Street hill Lap One climb starts up Fillmore. Here is Beppu (Discovery Channel), a Navigator (Cesar G.?), Chris Wherry (HealthNet with the Stars & Strips USA champ jersey), and Adam Livingston (Seasilver).

Doug Ollerenshaw (HealthNet) next to Tim Johnson (Kalahari/Jittery Joe's), also a Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada guy; looks like ??? (Kodak) at the far left.

Jackson Stewart (Kodak), local San Francisco racer climbing Fillmore well. That small gear is likely a 39x27.

Mike Sayers (HealthNet) next to teammate Greg Henderson (of New Zealand). Sayers had an excellent race.

Peter Luttenberger (CSC) coming right at me.

Jeff Louder (Navigators) and Burke Swindlehurst (Seasilver) right behind him. Andrew Bajadali (USA National team) is next to Louder. Please contact me at for any reason whatsoever.

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap Two, Fillmore Street hill Lap Two Beppu (Discovery) is still in front for the team, next to him is Doug Ollerenshaw (HealthNet), Cesar Grajales (Navigators), and Tim Johnson (Jittery Joe's/Kalahari/Hank Aaron Auto).

Cesar Grajales (Navigators) leading Ollerenshaw and Beppu up, leading the 2nd lap. Cesar's an excellent climber.

Tim Johnson #131, leads Ben Jacques-Mayne (Bay Area local, #92) and Todd Herriott (Colavita).

Chris Wherry looks back on the scene below him. Seasilver's Neil Shirley is next to him.

Glen Mitchell #95 (Kodak, and a Kiwi) and Chad Hartley (TIAA-CREFF) on the last section of Fillmore before taking a left down Broadway.

Nathan O'Neill (Navigators, and Aussie) on the same section.

Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) the race winner; off of Wegmann's left shoulder is John Lieswyn. Matty Rice (Jelly Belly) also there, gritting his teeth, he's from Tasmania. Wegmann again, along side surprise starter Scott Moninger (HealthNet).

Eric Wohlberg (Symmetrics Canada) sneaking by the inside of Mike Creed.

Jonny Sundt pushing it hard so as to not fall off the back.

Roberto Gaggioli in a Mardi Gras mood waiting for a Symmetrics guy getting Mavic neutral support; the Symmetrics rider blew past Roberto once he got going (which I found a bit rude or intemperate). Gaggioli again, wearing the beads that were being tossed to fans from the caravan. Roberto quit after just a couple laps

The weather was mostly overcast, around 59F degrees, with a breeze blowing -- often blowing in the riders' facing as they climbed Fillmore. Pretty much, this is perfect racing weather.

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap Three, Fillmore Street hill Lap Three and Mike Creed (Discovery) takes over the lead, attacking solo.

Sequence of 5 photos across just 8 seconds of Creed climbing here:
MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4, MC5.

Ollerenshaw in the lead chase.

Jason McCartney (Discovery) and Tim Johnson; McCartney along with Johnson and Chris Wherry.
McCartney along with Canadian Mark Walters (Navigators, #88). Looks like Grajales behind Walters.

An angle view of Pack climbing Fillmore approaching left turn of Broadway at the top.
Exactly how steep is Fillmore here? Cameron Hughes (Subway $10K pro) is finding out in this straight-on shot.

Czech and veteran Tour de France power domestique to Lance Armstrong, Pavel Padrnos powers up the steep.

George Hincapie. . . his famous white, super cool Oakley shades.
Hincapie gives the look to Lampre's Francesco Gavazzi while squeezed behind Peter Wrolich (Gerolsteiner).

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap 4, Fillmore Street hill Lap Four with Mike Creed still on the solo attack.

Creed in a very clear shot looking determined.

Moletta (Gerolsteiner) today's 4th place finisher. I've never heard of him before. At this point he is just 30 seconds behind Creed.

John Lieswyn (HealthNet) isolated in this shot, showing good climbing form, in his smallest gear on his Giant bike. Lieswyn again, just a moment later.

I love this steep shot of Ben Jacques-Maynes (Kodak/Sierra Nevada) climbing next to Caleb Manion.

Aaron Olson (Colavita/Sutter Home) climbing; he transferred to a Euro Team (9/15/2005) for 2006.

Frank Schleck (CSC) - Luxembourg national champion.

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap 5, Mike Creed, Fillmore Street hill Lap Five with Mike Creed nearly indefatigable...

Creed still out alone in front.

McCartney pushing his group pretty hard witt Mark McCormack on his wheel.

Main Pack Arrives
Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap 5, TIAA-CREF, Fillmore Street hill
controlling the tempo.

Horner, in this tight (100% crop at 200mm, 1/750 at f/4) shot, shows how crowded it can get in the field coming up the hill. Smack in the middle is Fred Rodriguez (red arm warmers).

Five CREFF's in front helping chase down the 12 or so guys in the lead. Fred Rodriguez (red arm warmers) is sitting behind Horner (yellow helmet) here.

Please, someone tell me that this is Ivan Basso (CSC) in front of Schleck here!? Zabriskie? Not found a good shot of him.

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap 6, image #2620, the peloton, Fillmore Street hill
1st thru 4th place here in this photo

That is Jelly Belly's Tasmanian Caleb Manion in front. Sayers on far right.
left to right: Wegman, McCartney, Lieswyn, & Moletta (behind Manion).

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap 6, Mike Creed, Fillmore Street hill Lap Six with Mike Creed almost ready to zig-zag ("paper boy") up the final two blocks, the steepest sections.

The Main Bunch

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap 6, Jelly Belly, Fillmore Street hill Ben Brooks (Jelly Belly) and the pack.
Photo data: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens at 140mm, 1/500 f/3.5, ISO 200, 12:11 PM.

Alex Candelario (Jelly Belly) in front of local Tim Larkin (Kodak/Sierra Nevada); Tim is suffering much more.

Charles Dionne (Webcor) - about the only time I saw him today. Dionne just signed a two year contract with Saunier Duval - Prodir today (race day, 9/04/2005).

The Chasers in Between

The crowd cheering on a chase group of nine guys. They are trying to cath up to the lead pack over a minute ahead. There remains a big pack behind these nine guys still as the next photos atest:

The Last Bunch

Chris Horner (Saunier Duval - Prodir) on a Spanish team this year. Horner won this race for Saturn in 2003. Also in this group shot is Levi in front and a whole host of others, including one tall Jelly Belly guy (Albers is tall). Johnny Sundt is the orange-cladd Jittery Joe's/Hank Aaron rider in front of Horner.

Ken Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo Lap 6, Levi Leipheimer peloton, Fillmore Street hill Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner) at the head of the main bunch; he predicted his teammate Wegmann would win this race.

The 'Chase' Peloton climbing Fillmore -- just moments after the above photo.

LAPS 7, 8, 9 up Fillmore: no photos.

My photos and results from the 2001 race; the 2002 race; and the 2003 race. (I was out of town during the 2004 race)


#1 - Charles Dionne (CAN)  (winner of 2002 and 2004's race)
#2 - Ted Huang  (USA)      (Dionne moves to Saunier Duval for 2006)
#3 - Bernard Van Ulden (USA)
#4 - James Mattis (USA)
#5 - John Kelley (USA)
#6 - Marc Collard (USA)
#7 - Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA)
#8 - Ben Haldeman (USA)
D.S. -  F. Scioscia

#11 - George Hincapie (USA) (winner of 2001 race)
#12 - Tony Cruz (USA) 
#13 - Pavel Padrnos (CZE)
#14 - Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)
#15 - Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN)
#16 - Jason McCartney (USA)
#17 - Volodymyr Bileka (UKR)
#18 - Michael Creed (USA)
#D.S. - L. Lapage

#21 - Ivan Basso (ITA)
#22 - David Zabriskie (USA)
#23 - Luke Roberts (AUS)
#24 - Frank Schleck (LUX)
#25 - Peter Luttenberger (AUT)
D.S. - C. Jeppston

#31 - Chris Horner (USA)  (winner of 2003 race with Saturn)
#32 - Nicholas Fritsch (FRA)  (Horner moving to Belgian team Lotto for 2006)
#33 - Rubens Bertogliati (SUI)
#34 - Manuel Mori (ITA)
#35 - Manuel Quinziato (ITA)
#36 - Juan Carlos Dominguez (ESP)
#38 - Arkaitz Duran Aroca (ESP)
D.S. - M. Algeri
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# 43 - Enrico Franzoi (ITA)
# 44 - Francesco Gavazzi (ITA)
# 46 - Samuele Marzoli (ITA)
# 47 - Daniele Righi (ITA)
# 48 - Alessandro Spezialetti (ITA)
D.S. - F. Bontempi

#51 - Levi Leipheimer (USA) 
#52 - Frank Hoj (DEN)
#53 - Andrea Moletta (ITA)
#54 - Fabian Wegmann (GER) (wins the 2005 race)
#55 - Peter Wrolich (AUT)
#56 - Marco Serpellini (ITA)
D.S.	?

#61 - Chris Wherry (USA) 
#62 - Ivan Dominguez (CUB)
#63 - Gordon Fraser (CAN)
#64 - Greg Henderson (NZL)
#65 - Scot Moniger (USA)
#66 - John Lieswyn (USA)
#67 - Doug Ollerenshaw (USA)
#68 - Mike Sayers (USA)
D.S. - J. Corbett

#71 - Mark McCormack (USA) 
#72 - Juan Jose Haedo (ARG)
#73 - Jonathan Page (USA)
#74 - Gustavo Artacho (ARG)
#75 - Aaron Olson (USA)
#76 - Davide Frattini (ITA)
#77 - Todd Herriott (USA)
#78 - Tyler Wren (USA)
D.S. - Frank McCormack (Mark's older brother)

#81 - Chris BALDWIN (USA)
#82 - Vassili DAVIDENKO (USA)
#83 - Cesar Grajales (COL)
#84 - Jeff Louder (USA)
#85 - Kirk O'Bee (USA)
#86 - David O'Laughlin (IRL)
#87 - Nathan O'Neill (AUS)
#88 - Mark Walters (CAN) 
D.S. - E. Beamon

#91 - Russell Hamby (USA) 
#92 - Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA)
#93 - Tim Larkin (USA)
#94 - Pete LoPinto (USA)
#95 - Glen Mitchell (NZL)
#96 - Dominique Perras (CAN)
#97 - Jackson Stewart (USA)
#98 - Scott Zwizanski (USA)
D.S. - R. Zellner

#101 - Colby Pearce (USA)
#102 - Nathan Mitchell (USA)
#103 - Stefano Barberi (BRA)
#104 - Chad Hartley (USA)
#105 - Michael Lange (USA)
#106 - Blake Caldwell (USA)
#107 - David Robinson (USA)
#108 - Zachary Grabowski (USA)
D.S. - B. Turner

#111 - Brice Jones (USA) 
#112 - Caleb Manion (AUS)
#113 - Ben Brooks (AUS)
#114 - Matthew Rice (AUS)
#115 - Kirk Albers (USA)
#116 - Mariano Friedick (USA)
#117 - Alex Candelario (USA)
#118 - Danny Pate (USA)
D.S. - D. VanHaute
Jelly Belly home page.

#121 - Burke Swindlehurst (USA) 
#122 - Curtis Gunn (USA)
#123 - Neil Shirley (USA)
#124 - Jason Bausch (USA)
#125 - Ryan Yee (USA)
#126 - Daniel Ramsey (USA)
#127 - Adam Livingston (USA)
#128 - Kyle Gritters (USA)
D.S. - S. Hegg
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The team is composed of experienced professional cyclists who took their job security 
into their own hands one year ago and formed a team dedicated to the passion of sport.
The Team, also, raises funds for their favorite charities and continues to promote the
exposure of several worthy causes. [Seasilver is a fancy natural food product.]

#131 - Tim Johnson (USA) 
#132 - Thad Dulin (USA)
#133 - Jonny Sundt (USA)
#134 - Evan Elken (USA)
#135 - Craig Wilcox (USA)
D.S. - K. Mills
Bean Team home page.

#141 - Jake Rytlewski (USA)
#142 - Richard England (AUS)
#143 - Eddy Hilger (USA)
#144 - Karl Menzies (AUS)
#145 - Garrett Peltonen (USA)
#146 - Frank Pipp (USA)
#147 - Nick Reistad (USA)
#148 - Brian Sheedy (USA)
D.S. - R. Ventura


#151 - Ivan Stevic (SCG)
#152 - Ryan Trebon (USA)
#153 - Predrag Prokic (SCG)
#154 - Hugh Moran (USA)
#155 - Esad Hasanovic (SCG)
#156 - Chris Frederick (USA)
#157 - Clemente Cavaliere (ITA)
#158 - Viktor Laza (SCG)
D.S. - R. Cubric


#161 - Cameron Hughes (AUS)
#162 - David Richter (USA)
#163 - Todd Cornelius (USA)
#164 - Ryan McKenzie (USA)
#165 - Peter Femal (USA)
#166 - Omar Kem (USA)
#167 - Robbie Yost (USA)
#168 - Remi McManus (USA)
D.S. R.Wenzel


#171 - Eric Wohlberg (CAN) 
#172 - Svein Tuft (CAN)
#173 - Andrew Pinfold (CAN)
#174 - Jakob Erker (CAN)
#175 - Christian Meier (CAN)
#176 - Will Routley (CAN)
#177 - Jeff Sherstobitoff (CAN)
#178 - Marsh Cooper (CAN)
D.S. - J. Storie


#181 - Zach Bell (CAN)
#182 - Joe Guilliano (CAN)
#183 - Josh Hall (CAN)
#184 - Kevin Miller (CAN)
#185 - Mark Pozniak (CAN)
#186 - Andrew Randell (CAN)
D.S. - D. Butler


#191 - Eric Saunders (USA) 
#192 - Roman Kilun (USA)
#193 - Jason Allen (USA)
#194 - Zach Walker (USA)
#195 - Colin Beardsley (USA)
#196 - Devon Vigus (USA)
#197 - Geoff Rapoport (USA)
#198 - Pat Dunaway (USA)
D.S. - T. Curley


#201 - Jonathon Wirsing (USA)
#202 - Joshua Taylor  (USA)
#203 - Peter Baker (USA)
#204 - Kyle Wamsley (USA)
#205 - Ryan Dewald (USA)
#206 - Russ Langley (USA)
#207 - Christopher Herby (USA)
#208 - John Delong (USA)
D.S. - J. Davis


#211 - Fred Rodriguez (USA)
#212 - Andrew Bajadali (USA)
#213 - Drew Miller (USA)
#214 - Todd Terlecki (USA)
#215 - Jim Miller (USA)
#216 - Chuck Coyle (USA)
D.S. - C. Natwick 


#221 - Roberto Gaggioli (ITA)
#222 - Glen Fant (USA)
#223 - Nathan Miller (USA)
#224 - Josh Goodwin (USA)
#225 - Sterling Magnell (USA)
D.S. - C. Carabini 

(I suspect these MEX numbers are all wrong)
#226 - Domingo Gonzalez (MEX) 
#227 - Marco Rios(MEX)
#228 - Arquimedes Lam(MEX)
#229 - Jose Manuel Garcia(MEX)
#230 - Emmanuel Suarez(MEX)
#233 - ??
#235 - ??
D.S. - U. Baca 

Results - 76 finishers out of 165 starters, list courtesy of 1 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner 4.27.20 2 John Lieswyn (USA) Health Net pb Maxxis 3 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel 4 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner 0.27 5 Glen Mitchell (NZl) Ofoto - Sierra Nevada 1.58 6 Mike Sayers (USA) Health Net pb Maxxis 2.56 7 Mark McCormack (USA) Colavita Olive Oil - Sutter Home 3.12 8 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC 9 Danny Pate (USA) Jelly Belly - Pool Gel 3.21 10 Dominique Perras (Can) Ofoto - Sierra Nevada 3.41 11 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita Olive Oil - Sutter Home 4.43 12 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 4.57 13 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net pb Maxxis 14 Tim Johnson (USA) Jittery Joe's - Kalahari 5.02 15 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 16 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics 17 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval - Prodir 18 Chris Wherry (USA) Health Net pb Maxxis 5.09 19 Benjamin Brooks (Aus) Jelly Belly - Pool Gel 20 Aaron Olson (USA) Colavita Olive Oil - Sutter Home 21 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon - Lotto 5.17 22 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - Caffita 5.20 23 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Health Net pb Maxxis 8.57 24 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner 25 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre - Caffita 26 Stirling Magnell (USA) Monex 27 Jose Manuel Garcia (Mex) Mexican National Team 28 Kari Menzies (Aus) Advantage Benefits - Endeavour 29 Alex Candelario (USA) Jelly Belly - Pool Gel 30 Neil Shirley (USA) Team Seasilver 31 Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner 32 Glen Fant (USA) Monex 33 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Team Seasilver 34 Garrett Peltonen (USA) Advantage Benefits - Endeavour 35 Josh Hall (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee 36 Jake Rytlewski (USA) Advantage Benefits - Endeavour 37 Charles Dionne (Can) Webcor 38 Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics 39 Todd Cornelius (USA) Subway 40 Kyle Gritters (USA) Team Seasilver 41 James Mattis (USA) Webcor 42 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 43 Cameron Hughes (Aus) Subway 44 Jonathan Sundt (USA) Jittery Joe's - Kalahari 45 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel 46 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Snow Valley - Seal-On 47 Ted Huang (USA) Webcor 48 Esad Hasanovic (SCG) Aerospace Engineering - VMG 49 Scott Moninger (USA) Health Net pb Maxxis 50 Kirk Albers (USA) Jelly Belly - Pool Gel 51 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel 52 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC 53 Andrew Randell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee 54 Jeff Louder (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 55 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner 56 Marco Rios (Mex) Mexican National Team 57 Colby Pearce (USA) TIAA-CREF 58 Ivan Stevic (SCG) Aerospace Engineering - VMG 59 Andy Bajadali (USA) US national team 60 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel 61 John Kelly (USA) Webcor 62 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita Olive Oil - Sutter Home 9.15 63 Benjamin Haldeman (USA) Webcor 64 Eddy Hilger (USA) Advantage Benefits - Endeavour 65 Jackson Stewart (USA) Ofoto - Sierra Nevada 66 Predrag Prokic (SCG) Aerospace Engineering - VMG 67 Arquimedes Lam (Mex) Mexican national team 68 Stefano Barberi (USA) TIAA - CREF 69 Caleb Manion (Aus) Jelly Belly - Pool Gel 70 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre Caffita 9.22 71 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Ofoto - Sierra Nevada 9.27 72 Roman Kilun (USA) McGuire - LangdaleKen Papai Sept. 2005 San Francisco race photo, self portrait of Papai on Fillmore Street hill 73 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Webcor 9.41 74 Hugh Moran (USA) Aerospace Engineering - VMG 9.47 75 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics 10.05 76 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 10.39 DNF: Basso, Creed, Zabriskie, Horner, Fraser, Erik Saunders, Gaggioli. . .
Equipment: camera body Canon EOS 10D (6MP sensor); I shot RAW and JPG (around 50% each).
Lenses: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L, no filters used.
Team CSC flaked out on me on a business deal (they did not follow up) so I had no press pass this year.

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