Team Car at Liberty ClassicRace: Liberty Classic
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Race Type: Road
Conditions: Sunny, 75 deg, winds 10-15 mph
Riders Represented: Beth, Kristine, Victoria, Andrea, Nonnie
On Sunday June 3rd the Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom team was on home turf in Philadelphia. The
women raced 4 laps for a total of 58 miles.
The race started with 125 riders and included many international and domestic pros. Halfway through each lap riders are challenged by the Manayunk Wall, with a maximum grade of 17%. There are also two smaller climbs on the course. The team worked well together to put themselves in good position before the first wall ascent. After the climb, riders were in various chase groups catching back up to the lead group. Kristine, Victoria, and Beth were all able to work their way back to the main peloton, but became
separated with each climb up the wall.
In order to finish the race, a rider must do so within 5% percent of the winner’s time. The team’s goal for the race was to finish, and 3 riders were able to achieve this goal. Finishing places and times are listed
below, with full results here.
62nd Beth Bonilla 2:31:18
89th Victoria Hanks 2:35:40
93rd Kristine Church 2:37:19
DNF Nonnie Mann
DNF Andrea Luebbe
The support by sponsors and teammates was critical to the team’s success. The support staff from Human Zoom, team director Colin Sandberg, and the volunteers in the feed zone allowed the racers to focus on racing. The bountiful supply of peanut butter fueled riders before and after the race. More event photos by Anthony Skorochod located here.
The team gets final instructions from Colin before the race
Beth, Kristine, Nonnie, and Victoria warming up before the race in the team tent
The women’s field lining up before the race
Victoria and Kristine during the race