Sulzberger takes another stage

Fly V top two overall

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 ( 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 ( 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.

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