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International Cycling Classic 2009

Date range:
July 10-26, 2009

July 24, Kenosha Criterium: Kenosha, WI 100km

Clarke beats Kiwi Godfrey

By:
Daniel Simms
Published:
July 27, 2009, 11:42 BST,
Updated:
July 27, 2009, 20:54 BST

Caravella takes surprise women's win

Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto) took a convincing win in the Kenosha criterium. The ProTour rider lapped the field with three other strong riders, Hayden Godfrey (Subway-Avanti), Sergio Hernandez (Rock Racing) and Bradley Andrew (Gourmetfein).

Karl Menzies (OUCH), drove the pace higher to ensure the bunch was relatively strung out, but this did not deter in-form Clarke from taking the sprint in his first appearance at the 2009 Superweek. Clarke was able to maneuver himself through the pack on his own in the final stages and showed why he is one of the most successful criterium riders in the US.

“There were quite a few Aussies in the field, some are going for the overall and I was going for the stage win, so we just all looked after each other and got the result we all wanted,” said Clarke

Hayden Godfey, the Omnium Track World Champion, was a close second ahead of Sergio Hernandez (Rock Racing).

A good carnival crowd was present lining all around the course and it was game on from lap one when a flurry of attacks flew up the road. Early on, there was a large breakaway that was hovering out the front with riders dotted in-between. This put a lot of pressure on the bunch so the pace was kept high and when the threatening breakaway was caught, a counter-attack by Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto) and the three others disappeared up the road while the peloton was still breathing hard from the effort.

According to Clarke, initially the break was not difficult, but when “I heard we had 20 seconds up on the field, I started pulling a lot harder than the other three to get the lap, because I had no teammates”. They lapped the field in good time and were able to settle into the field to recover for the final sprint.

After the breakaway lapped the field, there was a dangerous breakaway of a dozen or so riders up the road. According to Godfrey (Subway-Avanti) “we had help from Karl Menzies, Jonny Clarke (Hilton’s brother) and my two teammates Josh England and Jason Allen all chasing very hard on the front to bring back the break.”

After 60km into the criterium, it started to rain and threatened to cause havoc in the field. As soon as the first rain-drops fell, the pace shot up dramatically and it was single-file for more than a dozen laps as riders were trying to cause splits in the field and ensure themselves to be in the front in-case crashes happened. Since it was quite slippery, about half the field dropped out at this point.

Godfrey commenting on the final laps, “the last five laps there were two things going on, you have guys racing for the overall and other guys who have not been here for the series gunning for the stage win. It was quite sketchy and dangerous those last few laps on this kind of course but it finally cleaned up and was single file. I was ten wheels back and used too much energy to get onto Hilton’s wheel so I was pretty much a passenger down the finishing straight to finish a bike length behind Hilton.”

The Subway-Avanti team had three riders, all from New Zealand, take part in the Kenosha criterium and they are here to compete well on the United States criterium circuit. “The Superweek races have been excellent, I’m just getting back on the top of the game now, preparing for the upcoming Tour of Elk Grove and for the Track World Champs. I really enjoyed the course tonight, fun race, really fast course and an awesome crowd,” Godfrey said. He further expounded, “The crowd support for our team since we arrived in the US has been phenomenal, people identify with the Subway brand and this has been great to spur on our performances.”

Jay Thompson (Team MTN) further extends his lead over closest rival Robert White (Team Geargrinder) and has all but secured his APC Nutrition Red Jersey, provided he finishes the final day at Whitefish.

Sulzberger (Fly V Australia), who has been wearing yellow since day one, finished comfortably with 7th position behind team-mate Cantwell and Hans Dekkers (Garmin Slipstream) to keep extending his lead. “I will be glad when the series is over and be able to rest, I have not been able to afford days off when I am wearing yellow so there has been some pressure to perform each day. Jonny (Cantwell) has been my anchor man this series so far and has guided me many times to the finish.”

Results
Elite men
1 Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto)    
2 Hayden Godfrey (Subway-Avanti)    
3 Sergio Hernandez (ROCK RACING)    
4 Andrew Bradley (Gourmetfein)    
5 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)    
6 Hans Dekkers (GARMIN SLIPSTREAM PRO-TOUR)    
7 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
8 Andreas Muller (No Radunion)    
9 Adam Bergman (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)    
10 Victor Ayala (Kahala La-Grange)    
11 Chris Uberti (PANTHER/RGF SOLUTIONS PB FELT)    
12 Josh England (Subway- Avanti)    
13 Bryan Fawley (Dallas Metal Fab / Park Place Dealerships)    
14 Nick Bennette (MetLife Cycling)    
15 Logan Garey (Team Rio Grande)    
16 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
17 Mike Tettleton (TEAM BEARCLAW)    
18 Dan Lionberg (Team Rio Grande)    
19 Christopher Hall (TradeWind Energy / Trek Stores)    
20 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
21 Kevin Attkisson (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)    
22 Wei-Cheng Lee (TEAM EXUSTAR TAIWAN)    
23 Timothy Hargrave (TEAM TYPE 1)    
24 Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
25 Josh Gillingham    
26 Cory Hickman (PROJECT 5 RACING)    
27 Brian Cornelius (LANDIS/TREK)    
28 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
29 Karl Menzies (Team Ouch Presented by Maxxis)    
30 Culyar Conly (Team Seaskatchewan)    
31 Lucas Joppa (Triangle Velo)    
32 Brad Sheehan (Minuteman Road Club)    
33 Eric Bennett (NOW-MS Society)    
34 Steve Scholzen (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
35 Ryan Fleming (MetLife Cycling)    
36 Chris Zenthoefer (Tulsa Tough Racing)    
37 Gustavo-Adolfo Mendez (Kahala La-Grange)    
38 Eric Losak (VRC-MS Society)    
39 Andreas Graf (Gourmetfein)    
40 Brad Schaeffer (Team Abundance)    
41 Vincent Scalia (University of Vermont)    
42 Jonathan Chodroff (Ouch Presented by Maxxis)    
43 Gregory Christian (Panther/RGF Cycling p/b Felt Bicycles)    
44 Chris Arndt (TEAM WHEEL AND SPROCKET)    
45 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN)    
Sprint 1
1 Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto)    
2 Andrew Bradley (Gourmetfein)    
3 Hayden Godfrey (Subway-Avanti)    
4 Sergio Hernandez (ROCK RACING)    
5 Pat Lemieux (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)    
6 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
7 Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
Sprint 2
1 Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto)    
2 Sergio Hernandez (ROCK RACING)    
3 Andrew Bradley (Gourmetfein)    
4 Hayden Godfrey (Subway-Avanti)    
5 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
6 Timothy Henry    
7 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
Sprint 3
1 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
2 Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
3 Timothy Henry    
4 Ryan Fleming (MetLife Cycling)    
5 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
6 Nick Bennette (MetLife Cycling)    
7 Matthew Brandt (Mesa Cycles Racing Team)    
Sprint 4
1 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
2 Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
3 Sergio Hernandez (ROCK RACING)    
4 Hayden Godfrey (Subway-Avanti)    
5 Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto)    
6 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)    
7 Timothy Henry    
Pro women
1 Sarah Caravella (Alan)    
2 Shontell Gauthier (COLAVITA SUTTER HOME P/B COOKING LIGHT)    
3 Emma Petersen (TEAM ULTRALINK)    
4 Karlee Gendron (Woodcock Cycle Works/Team Manitoba)    
5 Nicky Wangsgard (COLAVITA SUTTER HOME P/B COOKING LIGHT)    
6 Mary-Ellen Ash (SUGARCRM)    
7 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)    
8 Mei-Yu Hsiao (TEAM EXUSTAR TAIWAN)    
9 Julia Farell (TEAM ULTRALINK)    
10 Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing)    
11 Carrie Cash Wootten (Team Revolution)    
12 Ho-Hsun Huang (TEAM EXUSTAR TAIWAN)    
13 Gina Voci (JUICE PLUS)    
14 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
15 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)    
16 Karla Kingsley (SUGARCRM)    
17 Kate Ross (Lip Smacker)    
18 Kate Ligler (DOLCE VITA)    
19 Sydney Brown (MERCY CYCLING TEAM)    
20 Rachel Byus (Team Hotel San Jose)    
21 Kristen Meshberg (BH USA)    
22 Jennifer Johansen (NOW-MS Society)    
23 Catherine Walberg (Team Kenda)    
24 Mary Magnani (DOLCE VITA CYCLING)    
25 Kimberly N. White (DOLCE VITA)    
26 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
27 (Unknown Rider)    
28 Lauren Liscinski (NOW-MS Society)    
29 Christi An Hansley (Bike America)    
30 Julia Lafranchise (NOW-MS Society)    
31 Anne Meyer (BH USA)    
32 Julie Kuliecza (Team Marshall Mechanical)    
33 Margaret Douglass (UTAH PREMIER/SKI UTAH CYCLING TEAM)    
34 Janelle Kellman (DOLCE VITA CYCLING)    
35 Hsiao-Chia Tseng (TEAM EXUSTAR TAIWAN)    
36 Tracie Nelson (DOLCE VITA)    
37 Liz Leyden (Hub Racing)    
38 Christine Riker (DOLCE VITA CYCLING)    
39 Trish Black (MORGAN STANLEY/TEAM SPINE/SPECIALIZED)    
40 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
41 Greta Neimanas (XXX RACING-ATHLETICO)    
Sprint 1
1 Shontell Gauthier (COLAVITA SUTTER HOME P/B COOKING LIGHT)    
2 Carrie Cash Wootten (Team Revolution)    
3 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
4 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
5 Lauren Liscinski (NOW-MS Society)    
Sprint 2
1 Shontell Gauthier (COLAVITA SUTTER HOME P/B COOKING LIGHT)    
2 Carrie Cash Wootten (Team Revolution)    
3 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
4 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
5 Trish Black (MORGAN STANLEY/TEAM SPINE/SPECIALIZED)    
Sprint 3
1 Shontell Gauthier (COLAVITA SUTTER HOME P/B COOKING LIGHT)    
2 Carrie Cash Wootten (Team Revolution)    
3 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
4 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)    
5 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
Category 3 men
1 Geoff Kuyper (LEADOUT/CHICAGO DR. CYCLING)    
2 Randall Rodd (Wolverine Sports Club)    
3 Keith Mcmahon (VAN WAGNER)    
4 Alex Bowden (TEAM TYPE 1)    
5 Peter Carlos (Team Paisa)    
6 Michael Anderson (Schwag Racing)    
7 Connor Meznarich (ROCKY MOUNTS/IZZE)    
8 Nathan Longley (Team Beans & Barley)    
9 Brandon Feehery (South Chicago Wheelmen)    
10 Dan Korienek (Leadout Racing)    
11 Julio Jacobo (PYOC)    
12 Justin Armstead (Team Mack)    
13 Marc Howe (Team Geargrinder)    
14 Michael Jenich (Team Beans & Barley)    
15 Brian Janssen (Cafe Hollander RDC)    
16 Chris Gola (WDT International Cycling Team)    
17 William Vazquez (Purdue University)    
18 Vic Rentas (2CC)    
19 Patrick Callahan (Cafe Hollander RDC)    
20 Ricardo Otero (WDT International Cycling Team)    
21 Anthony Carfang (ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)    
22 Chazz Martin (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
23 Keaton Hanson (DENT WIZARD CYCLING)    
24 Voytek Glinkowski (WDT International Cycling Team)    
25 Ernesto Ciccolini (VAN WAGNER)    
26 Brian Grant (Team Mack)    
27 (Unknown Rider)    
28 Scott Grimshaw    
29 Dennis Koscielski (Dogfish Racing Team)    
30 Brody Pasciullo    
31 Robert Schallhorn (Team Beans & Barley)    
32 Corey Dempski (Cafe Hollander RDC)    
33 Brian Morrissey (XXX RACING - ATHLETICO)    
34 Matthew Brooks (TT1 DEVO)    
35 Kosta Mylonas (Vision Quest)    
36 Daniel Schneider (RPM/Hayes Brakes)    
37 Stephen Sloan (MAXPOWERCYCLING.COM)    
38 Peter Beels (LEADOUT/CHICAGO DRIVE CYCLING)    
39 Steve Roeder (HOLLANDER RDC/KOSS STEREOPHONES)    
40 Jaime Lopez (TEAM MACK)    
41 Mark Hotchkin (LEADOUT RACING/CHICAGO DRIVE CYCLING)    
42 Chad Empey (TEAM IE BIKES)    
43 Kevin Kirsch (Great Dane Velo Club (GDVC))