Coleman Fastest Freewheeler on the Road

    Will Coleman talks to cyclists after winning the Juneau Freewheelers 13.2 mile time trial, Thursday, with start and finish on Fish Creek Road. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Will Coleman topped the field during Thursday’s Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club North Douglas Time Trial, finishing the 13.2 miles in 30 minutes 53 seconds.

      “I tried to just empty the tank on this one,” Coleman said. “Usually in any race I try to just go as hard as I can. As far as it being my PB (personal best)… maybe 10 or 15 seconds back from my best… with Ironman training I don’t have that top gear to do my very best in this but for half-Ironman or Ironman bike leg I would be more geared…”

      The time trial course began at the turnout on North Douglas Highway near the Fish Creek Road entrance to the highway.

      Entrants left at 30 to 60 second intervals and sped north on the highway to the end of the road, and returned, turning right onto Fish Creek Road and finishing at Mile 1.

      The field featured cyclists who are in training for the Ironman Alaska on Aug. 7.

      Eliza Dorn was the fastest woman in 36:17 and fourth overall, and Jamie Bursell was second in 40:51 for 10th overall.

      Coleman’s 30:53 was followed by John Bursell in second place with 31:59, just edging Justin Dorn in 32:01. 

      Eliza Dorn wanted to maintain a lead through the half way point of the race over husband Justin Dorn and did so through the turnaround point. 

      Christian Delrosio placed fifth in 37:45, followed by Andrew Dyke in 37:55, Ryan Bischoff 38:11, Dave Ringle 39:04, Samuel Bibb 40:37, Jamie Bursell 40:51, Mark Neidhold 41:15, Ken Platt 41:46, Reed Stoops 44:12 and Khalid Srour 44:55.


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