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International Cycling Classic 2009

Date range:
July 10-26, 2009

July 15, Bensenville Criterium: Bensenville, IL 100km

Sulzberger takes another stage

By:
Daniel Carruthers
Published:
July 16, 2009, 15:18 BST,
Updated:
July 19, 2009, 22:14 BST

Fly V top two overall

What was left of the peloton late in the race.

What was left of the peloton late in the race.

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The Ray Basso Bensenville Criterium had a smaller men's field of just under 70 riders take to the start in very windy conditions, as many riders chose this day to rest. The course was 0.8 of a mile in length and had a long, wide-open straightaway with a technical, twisting road through parkland and a parking lot.

Only five miles into the race two riders broke away from the field, yellow jersey holder Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) and American James Stemper (Team Geargrinder). This dynamic duo never looked back and they lapped the field with 28 miles to go.

After another seven miles, 12 riders rolled off the front including Sulzberger, Stemper, Jonathon Cantwell (Fly V Australia), Oneal Samuels (Myogensis.com p/b United Healthcare), Andreas Muller (No Radunion), Joshua Carter (ABD Cycling), Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis), Anthony Bennett (Jittery Joe’s), Robert White (Team Geargrinder), Gustavo Rullo (Zmotion), Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder) and Jackie Simes (Team Mountain Khakis). The 12-rider break worked seamlessly together to lap what was remaining of the main field with four miles remaining in the race. This placed Sulzberger and Semper two laps up on the rest of the field and one lap on their breakaway companions.

Fly V Australia executed perfect team strategy to deliver Sulzberger to victory. Cantwell won the field sprint, securing a second place finish, and was followed across the line by teammate Sulzberger which gave Sulzberger the win over Semper. Jamaican champion Oneal Samuels (Myogensis.com p/b United Healthcare) put in a good sprint to finish third in the field sprint and fourth overall.

The heavy winds played a big part in splintering the field in a race in which only 38 riders finished.

Sulzberger extended his lead in the general classification while Rob White (Geargrinder) took over sprinter's jersey from Jay Thompson (Team MTN) who chose the day to rest.

Results
1 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
2 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
3 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)    
4 Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare)    
5 Andreas Muller (No Radunion)    
6 Joshua Carter (Abd Cycling Team)    
7 Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis)    
8 Anthony Bennett (Jittery Joe's U25 Pb Kudzu.Com)    
9 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
10 Gustavo Rullo (Zmotion)    
11 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
12 John (Jackie) Simes (Team Mountain Khakis)    
13 Andreas Graf (Gourmetfein)    
14 Isaac Howe (Team Mountain Khakis)    
15 Juan Gaspari (Zmotion)    
16 Derek Laan (Panther/Rgf Cycling P/B Felt Bicycles)    
17 Derek Dixon (Hdr P/B Lombardis Sports)    
18 Robert Kelley (Team Bicycle Heaven)    
19 Zachary Davies    
20 Gabriel Acaba (Puerto Rico Cycling Team)    
21 Andrew Bradley (Gourmetfein)    
22 Toby Marzot (Team Mountain Khakis)    
23 Andrew Baker (Team Mountain Khakis)    
24 Andrew Armstrong (Matrix/Rbm)    
25 Hans Dekkers (Garmin Slipstream Pro-Tour)    
26 Timothy Farnham (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)    
27 Chris Uberti (Panther/Rgf Solutions Pb Felt)    
28 Alex Voitik (Verizon Wireless Racing)    
29 Bryan Mcvey (Vision Quest)    
30 Edgardo Richiez (Puerto Rico Cycling Team)    
31 Adam Mills (Mercy Cycling Team)    
32 Aaron Whalen (Horizon Organic Pb Prerace.Com)    
33 Connor Sallee (Williams Cycling)    
34 Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)    
35 Calixto Bello (Zmotion)    
36 Ben Kersten (Fly V/Australia)    
37 Hector Pastorino (Zmotion)    
38 Souza (Zmotion)    
Sprint 1
1 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
2 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
3 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Ronnie Strange (Hotel San Jose/Rgm Advisors)    
5 Derek Dixon (Hdr P/B Lombardis Sports)    
6 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
7 Andreas Muller (No Radunion)    
Sprint 2
1 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
2 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
3 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Derek Laan (Panther/Rgf Cycling P/B Felt Bicycles)    
5 Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare)    
6 Calixto Bello (Zmotion)    
7 Zachary Davies    
Sprint 3
1 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)    
2 Andreas Muller (No Radunion)    
3 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Joshua Carter (Abd Cycling Team)    
5 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
6 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
7 John Hanson (If/Lionette's Cycling Team)    
Sprint 4
1 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
2 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
3 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis)    
5 Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare)    
6 Gustavo Rullo (Zmotion)    
7 Daniel Carruthers (Hansaton Hearing Systems)    
Women
1 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)    
2 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita/Sutter Home)    
3 Emma Petersen (Team Ultralink)    
4 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
5 Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
6 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
7 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
8 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)    
9 Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing)    
10 Christine Roettger    
11 Marie Rosado (Puerto Rico Cycling Team)    
12 Jenette Williams (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)    
13 Kate Ross (Lip Smacker)    
14 Kristen Meshberg (Bh Usa)    
15 Karla Kingsley (Sugarcrm)    
16 Liz Leyden (Hub Racing)    
17 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing)    
18 Josephine Giddens (Hub Racing)    
19 Dale Tye (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)    
20 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
Sprint 1
1 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
2 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita/Sutter Home)    
3 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
4 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
5 Karlee Gendron (Woodcock Cycle Works)    
Sprint 2
1 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
2 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
3 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
4 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita/Sutter Home)    
5 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
Sprint 3
1 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita/Sutter Home)    
2 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
3 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
4 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
5 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
Standings - Men
1 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
2 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)    
3 Andreas Muller (No Radunion)    
4 Hans Dekkers (Garmin Slipstream Pro-Tour)    
5 Christoff Van Heerden (Team Mtn)    
6 Joshua Carter (Abd Cycling Team)    
7 Carlos Vargas (Hotel San Jose/Rgm Advisors)    
8 Jay Thomson (Team Mtn)    
9 Chad Burdzilauskas (Kenda Pro Cycling Presented By Spinergy)    
10 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
11 Chun-Kai Feng (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
12 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Garmin Slipstream Pro-Tour)    
13 Andrew Dahlheim (Metro Volkswagen Cycling Team)    
14 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
15 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
16 Hector Pastorino (Zmotion)    
17 Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis)    
18 Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)    
19 Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare)    
20 Juan Van Heerden (Team Mtn)    
21 Zachary Davies    
22 Juan Gaspari (Zmotion)    
23 Sean Sullivan (Hotel San Jose/Rgm Advisors)    
24 Michael Van Eerd (Team Yrc Now Ms)    
25 Ryan Freund (Abd Cycling Team)    
26 Spencer Beamer (Team Mountain Khakis P/B Ep-No)    
27 Edgardo Richiez (Puerto Rico Cycling Team)    
28 Gustavo Rullo (Zmotion)    
29 Andrew Crater (Wheel & Sprocket)    
30 Isaac Howe (Team Mountain Khakis)    
31 Nicholas Martinez (Now Ms Society)    
32 Anthony Bennett (Jittery Joe's U25 Pb Kudzu.Com)    
33 Matthias Schroger (Gourmetfein)    
34 Jason Short (Rbm Matrix)    
35 Gabriel Acaba (Puerto Rico Cycling Team)    
36 Joseph Schmalz (Mercy Cycling Team)    
37 Jason Lowetz (Team Bearclaw)    
38 Alex Martinez (Kahala La-Grange)    
39 Curtis Gunn (Fly V Australia)    
40 Charles Huff (Jelly Belly Cycling Team)    
41 John (Jackie) Simes (Team Mountain Khakis)    
42 Ben Kersten (Fly V/Australia)    
43 Andreas Graf (Gourmetfein)    
44 Chris Uberti (Panther/Rgf Solutions Pb Felt)    
45 Kevin Berger (Team Wheel & Sprocket)    
46 James Flora (South Chicago Wheelmen)    
47 Matthew Brandt (Mesa Cycles Racing Team)    
48 Cory Hickman (Project 5 Racing)    
49 Derek Laan (Panther/Rgf Cycling P/B Felt Bicycles)    
50 Heath Blackgrove (Hotel San Jose/Rgm Advisors)    
51 Ronnie Strange (Hotel San Jose/Rgm Advisors)    
52 Nick Housley (Myogenesis P/B United Health Care)    
53 Derek Dixon (Hdr P/B Lombardis Sports)    
54 Joe Lewis (Synergy)    
55 Andrew Bradley (Gourmetfein)    
56 Robert Kelley (Team Bicycle Heaven)    
57 Jerome Townsend (Fitness Together/If Pb Lionette's)    
58 Todd Yezefski (If/Lionette's Cycling Team)    
59 Calixto Bello (Zmotion)    
60 Connor Sallee (Williams Cycling)    
61 Jonathan Atkins (Team Latino)    
62 Craig Streit (Carlos Obriens Racing)    
Standings - Women
1 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
2 Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
3 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita/Sutter Home)    
4 Emma Petersen (Team Ultralink)    
5 Mei-Yu Hsiao (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
6 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
7 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
8 Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing)    
9 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)    
10 Nicole Freidman    
11 Kate Ross (Lip Smacker)    
12 Julia Farell (Team Ultralink)    
13 Julia Lafranchise (Now-Ms Society)    
14 Anna Young (Team Lip Smacker)    
15 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
16 Jenette Williams (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)    
17 Ho-Hsun Huang (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
18 Marie Rosado (Puerto Rico Cycling Team)    
19 Christine Roettger    
20 Trish Black (Morgan Stanley/Team Spine/Specialized)    
21 Gina Voci (Juice Plus)    
22 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)    
23 Josephine Giddens (Hub Racing)    
24 Deborah Dust (Pact- Dish Network Cycling)    
25 Liz Leyden (Hub Racing)    
26 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing)    
27 Jennifer Johansen (Now-Ms Society)    
28 Julie Jerue (Is Corp)    
29 Luz E. Rodriguez (Puerto Rico Cycling Team)    
30 Lauren Liscinski (Now-Ms Society)    
31 Kristen Meshberg (Bh Usa)    
32 Karla Kingsley (Sugarcrm)    
33 Francine Haas (Alberto's Sport)    
34 Ashley Anderson (Proman Hit Squad)    
35 Dale Tye (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)    
36 Melissa (Missy) Erickson (Fort Lewis College)