Simes takes home the Capitol Cup

Lea narrowly misses out

 Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) outpaced Bobby Lea (Bahati Foundation) in a two-man dash to the line to win the Capitol Cup Criterium, round six of the USA Crits Series held in Washington D.C. on Sunday. His teammate Frank Travieso won the bunch sprint for third place.

“Lea attacked over the last hill and I followed him so it was just the two of us in the last few laps,” Simes said. “Bobby had to take the front and lead it out because I had teammates back in the field. I was able to sit on and come around him with 200 metres to go. I’ve won a few small races this year but this is my first big one.”

Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable) is currently leading the USA Crits Series.

The professional men’s field was treated to a challenging 1.3-kilometre circuit that included seven corners with the start-finish line located on the famed Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.

“It was a long race today,” Simes said. “The course wasn’t too technical though. It was pretty hot, in the 90s, and everyone was feeling that. The race was really aggressive and there were a lot of breaks. But they were being brought back quickly. At the end riders started to crack.”

After an aggressive race, a breakaway containing six riders snapped off the front with six-laps to go and included both Simes and Lea. Lea attacked over the circuit’s short hill with three laps to go and Simes was the only one able to follow. The pair maintained a slim 10-second margin ahead of the field for the remaining two laps.

“It was a long, hot race today,” Lea said. “I actually thought it might come down to a bunch kick because it was so close. I was happy that Jackie came along with me because I knew he was strong and that his team wasn’t going to chase.”

Lea lead the duo around the final lap, Simes was absolved of having to contribute to the work load because he had a strong Jamis-Sutter Home squad capable of winning the field sprint behind. Simes attacked Lea with 200 meters to go to win the race.


# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jackie Simes (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 1:47:05  
2 Bobby Lea (USA) Start Cycling-Bahati Composite- 0:00:01  
3 Frank Travieso (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:00:05  
4 Yosvany Falcon (USA) Start Cycling-Bahati Composite-    
5 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis Sutter Home    
6 Isaac Howe (USA) Mountain Khakis    
7 Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Start Cycling-Bahati Composite-    
8 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelley Benefits Strategies    
9 Nick Bennette (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar 0:00:06  
10 Diego Garavito (Col) Aerocat    
11 Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis Sutter Home    
12 Edwin Bull (USA) Vandessel Factory Team    
13 Lisan Quintero (USA) Crca/Foundation    
14 Mark Hekman (USA) Mountain Khakis    
15 Thomas Brown (USA) Mountain Khakis    
16 Clayton Barrows (USA) Axa Equitable    
17 Roberto Torres Aguiar (PRc) Champion System Racing    
18 Brian Toone (USA) Cycle Life Composite    
19 Jamie Kimberley (USA) Kbs/Lsv    
20 Jacob Mueller (USA) Kbs/Lsv 0:00:07  
21 Chris Monteleone (USA) Kenda Pb Geargrinder    
22 Neil Bezdek (USA) Mountain Khakis    
23 Gavriel Epstein (USA) Crca/Foundation    
24 Igor Volshteyn (USA) Champion System Racing    
25 Jared Nieters (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Home    
26 Jay Moglia (USA) Cycle Life Composite    
27 Alexander Bremer (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar    
28 Tony Taylor (USA) Zephyr Cycling Team    
29 David Gutterplan (USA) Mountain Khakis    
30 Keck Baker (USA) Battley Harley Davidson    
31 Todd Hesel (USA) Kbs/Lsv    
32 Ryan Dewald (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Home    
33 Daniel Zmolik (USA) Axa Equitable    
34 John Delong (USA) Cycle Life Composite 0:00:08  
35 Nate Wilson (USA) Kbs/Lsv    
36 Austin Roach (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar    
37 Scottie Weiss (USA) Kenda Pb Geargrinder    
38 Michael Margarite (USA) Axa Equitable    
39 Dennis Aleman (Arg) Start Cycling-Bahati Composite- 0:00:09  
40 Clay Murfet (Aus) Vandessel Factory Team    
41 Andrew Armstrong (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar 0:00:10  
42 John Loehner (USA) Axa Equitable 0:00:11  
43 Kevin Gottlieb (USA) Kbs/Lsv 0:00:13  
44 Gabe Lloyd (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar    
45 Jason Meidhof (USA) Cycle Life Composite 0:00:14  
46 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelley Benefits Strategies    
47 Guy East (USA) Kelley Benefits Strategies    
48 Mason Hymes (USA) Battley Harley Davidson 0:00:15  
49 Nick Bax (USA) Cycle Life Composite 0:00:18  
50 Tim Rugg (USA) Battley Harley Davidson 0:00:33  
51 Jake Hollenbach (USA) Axa Equitable 0:00:46  
52 Ryan Fleming (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar 0:00:47  
53 Guido Palma (Arg) Jamis Sutter Home    


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