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International Cycling Classic 2009

Date range:
July 10-26, 2009

July 18, Schlitz Park Criterium: Milwaukee, WI 90km

Thomson takes second straight stage

By:
Daniel Carruthers
Published:
July 19, 2009, 22:53 BST,
Updated:
July 21, 2009, 16:25 BST

Brown victorious in women's criterium

The Schlitz Park Endeavour Cycling Challenge was held on an arduous criterium circuit only 0.8 miles in length but with half that as a steep grunt up 2nd Street followed by about 45 seconds of downhill on Martin Luther King Drive before the hill was repeated. The pro men had to endure this house of pain for 70 laps, and this eventually took its toll as less than half of the field finished. Initially, after a period of rain, it looked like the course may prove to be treacherous, but after 10 minutes of racing the roads dried completely.

It was breakaway after breakaway during the race, and each time the breaks were reeled back in by chasers determined not to let them go. The sprint competition was heating up between the main contenders, Team MTN and Geargrinder for rounds one and two. However, the first significant breakaway of the race, containing Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN), Matthew Busche (ISCorp Cycling Team), Timothy Farnham (Bissell Pro Cycling Team), Michael Friedman (Garmin-Slipstream), Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia), Hector Pastorino (ZMotion) and Toby Marzot (Team Mountain Khakis) had a handy lead and looked to be established with all the major teams represented.

Right before the third round of sprint points there was an acceleration from the red jersey contenders, with Ronnie Strange (Team Hotel San Jose) on the front driving hard followed by Jay Thomson (Team MTN). They came close to catching the break and Strange succeeded in launching his teammate Heath Blackgrove to bridge across to the leaders.

The breakaway swelled to 14 riders with Karl Menzies (Team OUCH), Chun Kai Feng (Team Exustar), Daniel Bowman (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Riccardo Van der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) the notable new additions but the escapees never got organized. As the bell was rung for a $75 prime Taiwan's Chun Kai Feng attacked up the climb with two riders in tow and managed to win the sprint for the cash.

Chun Kai Feng continued with the momentum created to take three other riders with him, however his escape attempt was short-lived as the other breakaway riders worked hard to neutralise the gap. Meanwhile, the peloton had been chasing hard, strung out single file to reabsorb the break of 14 moments before the final round of sprint points. Chun Kai Feng (Team Exustar) found enough energy to edge out Jay Thomson (Team MTN) to take maximum points.

Late in the race, with 17 laps to go, Garmin-Slipstream's Michael Friedman attacked and soon gained a 20-second advantage over the peloton. Race leader Sulzberger attacked at 13 to go and successfully bridged to Friedman, however this escape did not last long as Team MTN chased hard to peg them back. Once it was back together again with 11 laps remaining four riders attacked: Bowman (Kelly Benefit Strategies), Van Heerden (Team MTN), Van der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) and Jorge Alvarado (Kahala La Grange). This escape lasted only two laps before being chased down.

The decisive moment came in the form of a $60 prime with four laps remaining. South Africa's Jay Thomson leapt clear of the peloton to take the prime and from there, once the gap was realized, he went into time trial mode to hold off a charging peloton and take his third stage win at Superweek. Zachary Davies, like he did at Arlington Heights, attacked on the final lap to claim second place while Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) won the field sprint for third place to further consolidate his race lead.

At the post-race presentation, Thompson was clearly stunned that he had won. "I would not have done it without my team behind me," he said. "I was told by the team to go and take the $60 prime with four to go, and I looked back and saw I had a gap on the field so I just kept going. I never thought that I would be able to hold on for the win".

Race announcer Eddy Van Guyse dubbed him "Superman" since Thomson has won the toughest of Superweek's races: Elgin Park, Holy Hill road race and now Schiltz Park. The victory moved Thomson into second place in the overall standings.

Men
1 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
2 Zachary Davies    
3 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
4 Hans Dekkers (Garmin-Slipstream)    
5 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)    
6 Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
7 Andreas Muller (No Radunion)    
8 Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
9 Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)    
10 Alexander Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies)    
11 Nick Frey (ciclismo racing)    
12 Chun-Kai Feng (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
13 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream)    
14 Isaac Howe (Team Mountain Khakis)    
15 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
16 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
17 Heath Blackgrove (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
18 Hector Pastorino (ZMOTION)    
19 Max Taam (RD: Horizon Organic PB Prerace.com / MTN)    
20 Derek Dixon (HDR P/B Lombardis Sports)    
21 Andrew Crater (Wheel & Sprocket)    
22 Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare)    
23 Timothy Farnham (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)    
24 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN)    
25 Jeffrey Schroetlin (ABD Cycling Team)    
26 Matthew Busche (ISCorp Cycling Team)    
27 Gustavo Rullo (ZMOTION)    
28 Matthias Schroger (Gourmetfein)    
29 Jordan Roessingh (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
30 Ryan Freund (ABD Cycling Team)    
31 Mike Tettleton (Team Bearclaw)    
32 Wei-Cheng Lee (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
33 Alex Wieseler (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
34 Jorge Alvarado (Kahala La-Grange)    
35 John (Jackie) Simes (Team Mountain Khakis)    
36 Chris Winn (Mob Cyclery Racing / RMCEF)    
37 Daniel Bowman (Kelly Benefit Strategies)    
38 Andrew Baker (Team Mountain Khakis)    
39 Steve Scholzen (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
40 Ian Mclead (Team MTN)    
41 Adam Bergman (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)    
42 Juan Gaspari (ZMOTION)    
43 Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies)    
44 Duane Dickey (Iowa City Cycling Club)    
45 Luis-Alejandro Zamudio (Kahala La-Grange)    
46 Michael Friedman (Garmin-Slipstream)    
47 Alessandro Bazzana (Fly V Australia)    
Sprint 1
1 Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis)    
2 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
3 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
5 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
6 Ronnie Strange (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
7 Chun-Kai Feng (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
Sprint 2
1 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
2 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream)    
3 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Jorge Alvarado (Kahala La-Grange)    
5 Matthias Schroger (Gourmetfein)    
6 Matthew Busche (ISCorp Cycling Team)    
7 Wei-Cheng Lee (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
Sprint 3
1 Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
2 Matthew Busche (ISCorp Cycling Team)    
3 Timothy Farnham (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)    
4 Michael Friedman (Garmin Chipotle)    
5 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
6 Hector Pastorino (ZMOTION)    
7 Toby Marzot (Team Mountain Khakis)    
Sprint 4
1 Chun-Kai Feng (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
2 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
3 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)    
5 Karl Menzies (Team OUCH Presented by Maxxis)    
6 Zachary Davies    
7 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
Women
1 Sydney Brown (Mercy Cycling Team)    
2 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda)    
3 Mei-Yu Hsiao (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
4 Sarah Maguire (Priority Health Cycling Team)    
5 Gwen Inglis (DFT p/b Treads)    
6 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)    
7 Sally Annis (Hub Racing)    
8 Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
9 Hsiao-Chia Tseng (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
10 Emma Petersen (Team Ultralink)    
11 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)    
12 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
13 Kate Ross (Lip Smacker)    
14 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
15 Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing)    
16 Kate Ligler (Dolce Vita Cycling)    
17 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
18 Ho-Hsun Huang (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
19 Antonia (Toni) Musto (Priority Health Cycling Team)    
20 Julia Farell (Team Ultralink)    
21 Janel Bedard (MVP Healthcare Elite Cycling)    
22 Julia Lafranchise (NOW-MS Society)    
23 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
24 Mary Magnani (Dolce Vita Cycling)    
Sprint 1
1 Sydney Brown (Mercy Cycling Team)    
2 Julia Lafranchise (NOW-MS Society)    
3 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
4 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
5 Karla Kingsley (SUGARCRM)    
Sprint 2
1 Sydney Brown (Mercy Cycling Team)    
2 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda)    
3 Julia Lafranchise (NOW-MS Society)    
4 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)    
5 Sarah Maguire (Priority Health Cycling Team)    
Sprint 3
1 Mei-Yu Hsiao (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
2 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)    
3 Sarah Maguire (Priority Health Cycling Team)    
4 Gwen Inglis (DFT p/b Treads)    
5 Mary Magnani (Dolce Vita Cycling)    
Standings-Men
1 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) 164 pts
2 Jay Thomson (Team MTN) 131  
3 Hans Dekkers (Garmin-Slipstream) 129  
4 Andreas Muller (No Radunion) 125  
5 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) 124  
6 Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN) 113  
7 Carlos Vargas (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors) 88  
8 Joshua Carter (ABD Cycling Team) 85  
9 Chun-Kai Feng (Team Exustar Taiwan) 82  
10 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) 74  
11 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder) 62  
12 Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team) 59  
13 Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN) 54  
14 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder) 53  
15 Chad Burdzilauskas (Kenda Pro Cycling presented by Spinergy) 51  
16 Andrew Bradley (Gourmetfein) 41  
17 Zachary Davies 40  
18 Hector Pastorino (ZMOTION) 39  
19 Andrew Dahlheim (Metro Volkswagen Cycling Team) 38  
20 Toby Marzot (Team Mountain Khakis) 35  
21 Robert White (Team Geargrinder) 35  
22 Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 33  
23 Michael Van Eerd (Team YRC Now MS) 31  
24 Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis) 30  
25 Nick Frey (ciclismo racing) 29  
26 Duane Dickey (Iowa City Cycling Club) 25  
27 Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare) 24  
28 Matthew Busche (ISCorp Cycling Team) 23  
29 Isaac Howe (Team Mountain Khakis) 23  
30 Juan Gaspari (ZMOTION) 22  
31 Sean Sullivan (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors) 19  
32 Ryan Freund (ABD Cycling Team) 18  
33 Spencer Beamer (Team Mountain Khakis p/b EP-NO) 18  
34 Nicholas Martinez (Now MS Society) 18  
35 Edgardo Richiez (Puerto Rico Cycling Team) 18  
36 Gustavo Rullo (ZMOTION) 18  
37 Cole House (BMC Racing Team) 17  
38 Ben Kersten (Fly V Australia) 17  
39 Andrew Crater (Wheel & Sprocket) 16  
40 Jorge Alvarado (Kahala La-Grange) 15  
41 Anthony Bennett (Jittery Joe's U25 PB Kudzu.Com) 13  
42 Matthias Schroger (Gourmetfein) 13  
43 Mike Tettleton (Team Bearclaw) 13  
44 Bryan Mcvey (Vision Quest) 13  
45 Jason Short (RBM Matrix) 13  
46 Gabriel Acaba (Puerto Rico Cycling Team) 13  
47 Joseph Schmalz (Mercy Cycling Team) 12  
48 Jason Lowetz (Team Bearclaw) 12  
49 Alexander Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 11  
50 Alex Martinez (Kahala La-Grange) 11  
51 Curtis Gunn (Fly V Australia) 11  
52 Logan Loader (Team Mountain Khakis) 10  
53 Charles Huff (Jelly Belly Cycling Team) 10  
54 Jonathan Atkins (Team Latino) 10  
55 John (Jackie) Simes (Team Mountain Khakis) 9  
56 Heath Blackgrove (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors) 9  
57 Wei-Cheng Lee (Team Exustar Taiwan) 9  
58 Andreas Graf (Gourmetfein) 8  
59 Chris Uberti (Panther/RGF Cycling p/b Felt Bicycles) 8  
60 James Flora (South Chicago Wheelmen) 8  
61 Ryan Nye (MVP Healthcare Elite Cycling) 7  
62 Kevin Berger (Team Wheel & Sprocket) 7  
63 Clayton Goldsmith (Team Wheel & Sprocket) 6  
64 Matthew Brandt (Mesa Cycles Racing Team) 6  
65 Cory Hickman (Project 5 Racing) 6  
66 Danny Kam (Team Bearclaw) 5  
67 Ronnie Strange (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors) 5  
68 Derek Laan (Panther/RGF Cycling p/b Felt Bicycles) 5  
69 Derek Dixon (HDR P/B Lombardis Sports) 5  
70 Nick Housley (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare) 5  
71 Joe Lewis (Synergy) 4  
72 Max Taam (RD: Horizon Organic PB Prerace.com / MTN) 4  
73 Jerome Townsend (Fitness Together/IF pb Lionette's) 3  
74 Robert Kelley (Team Bicycle Heaven) 3  
75 Ryan Baumann (Trek Livestrong) 3  
76 Todd Yezefski (IF/Lionette's Cycling Team) 2  
77 Calixto Bello (ZMOTION) 2  
78 Connor Sallee (Williams Cycling) 1  
79 Craig Streit (Carlos OBriens Racing) 1  
Standings-Women
1 Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light) 140 pts
2 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light) 111  
3 Emma Petersen (Team Ultralink) 108  
4 Mei-Yu Hsiao (Team Exustar Taiwan) 107  
5 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light) 105  
6 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing) 89  
7 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack) 86  
8 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing) 79  
9 Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing) 77  
10 Nicole Freidman 51  
11 Julia Farell (Team Ultralink) 49  
12 Jenette Williams (Altarum Women's Cycling Team) 48  
13 Kate Ross (Lip Smacker) 48  
14 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba) 44  
15 Trish Black (Morgan Stanley/Team Spine/Specialized) 40  
16 Julia Lafranchise (NOW-MS Society) 39  
17 Josephine Giddens (Hub Racing) 36  
18 Gina Voci (Juice Plus) 36  
19 Anna Young (Team Lip Smacker) 35  
20 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing) 34  
21 Christine Roettger (Team Revolution) 33  
22 Ho-Hsun Huang (Team Exustar Taiwan) 31  
23 Marie Rosado (Puerto Rico Cycling Team) 28  
24 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda) 22  
25 Sydney Brown (Mercy Cycling Team) 20  
26 Karlee Gendron (Woodcock Cycle Works) 18  
27 Sarah Maguire (Priority Health Cycling Team) 17  
28 Gwen Inglis (DFT p/b Treads) 16  
29 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing) 15  
30 Sally Annis (Hub Racing) 14  
31 Deborah Dust (Pact- DISH Network Cycling) 14  
32 Liz Leyden (Hub Racing) 14  
33 Hsiao-Chia Tseng (Team Exustar Taiwan) 12  
34 Karla Kingsley (SUGARCRM) 12  
35 Jennifer Johansen (NOW-MS Society) 11  
36 Julie Jerue (IS Corp) 9  
37 Luz E. Rodriguez (Puerto Rico Cycling Team) 8  
38 Lauren Liscinski (NOW-MS Society) 8  
39 Kristen Meshberg (BH USA) 7  
40 Kate Ligler (Dolce Vita Cycling) 5  
41 Francine Haas (Alberto's Sport) 5  
42 Ashley Anderson (Proman Hit Squad) 3  
43 Antonia (Toni) Musto (Priority Health Cycling Team) 2  
44 Dale Tye (Altarum Women's Cycling Team) 2  
45 Melissa (Missy) Erickson (Fort Lewis College) 2