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International Cycling Classic 2009

Date range:
July 10-26, 2009

July 16, Shorewood Criterium: Shorewood, WI 100km

Van Heerden takes field sprint for win

By:
Daniel Carruthers
Published:
July 18, 2009, 20:04 BST,
Updated:
July 20, 2009, 0:03 BST

Wangsgard wins's women's race, assumes overall lead

The atmosphere at the Shorewood Criterium was electric with more than 6,000 fans lining the café and bar strip. Additionally, a good number of residents had set up outside their homes along the residential streets to watch the action unfold; they were not disappointed as over 100 pro riders zipped around the 1.3-mile course at an average speed of 30 mph in the men's event. The speeds were kept high due to the shortening of the race by 30 minutes, fire-engines needed to come onto the course to put out a fire in one of the apartments, and the high number of cash primes towards the end.

Adam Mills (Mercy Cycling) said, "It was fun, fast and rough like a good Superweek race should be. Strangest thing happened, though. There was a fire in an apartment on the course during the race. Full halt for the race until all was resolved, and go again! The best thing about the race being shortened is that all the primes and points sprints are compressed, which makes for a really tough race. To make matters even more interesting, there are a lot of new guys that are way too tense here."

The primes and red jersey sprint points were hotly contested and this kept the pace very high and strung out. South Africa's Jay Thompson was on fire, winning the first two sprints on offer, in his bid to win back the sprint jersey after losing it to Rob White (Team Geargrinder) on Thursday when Team MTN opted to take a rest day at the Ray Basso Bensonville Criterium.

When the late breakaway of 10 riders had rolled away with 15 laps remaining, it halted Thompson's progress to win back the jersey and he now lies second overall, 12 points behind Rob White (Team Geargrinder) and just two points ahead of Chad Hartley, also of Team Geargrinder. It is shaping up to be an exciting battle between the two teams from South Africa (MTN) and the United States (Geargrinder).

The threatening breakaway contained a number of strong riders including Andrew Crater (Wheel & Sprocket), Heath Blackgrove (Team Hotel San Jose), Riccardo Van der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream), Spencer Beamer (Team Mountain Khakis), James Stemper (Team Geargrinder), Matthias Schroger (Gourmetfein), Carlos Vargas (Team Hotel San Jose), Jorge Alvarado (Kahala La-Grange), Frank Dierking and Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN) and they looked to have it in the bag provided they worked well together.

However, the break never advanced more than 15 seconds ahead of the field and a sudden injection of power surprisingly brought the break back just before the Super Prime with four laps remaining was announced. This increased the pace substantially with riders fighting for position near the front, but it was Hans Dekkers (Garmin-Slipstream) who rounded the final corner five seconds clear of the field to pocket the $1666 in cash.

Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN) won the field sprint ahead Carlos Vargas (Team Hotel San Jose) while Dekkers was third. The win by Van Heerden was his first stage win at Superweek, the second for Team MTN, and it moves him into fourth overall. Fly V Australia's yellow jersey holder, Bernard Sulzberger, and the rest of his team were the notable absentees from the race as they were taking a rest day. However, Sulzberger's points lead was enough for him to retain yellow ahead of Hans Dekkers and Andreas Muller.

Men
1 Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
2 Carlos Vargas (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
3 Hans Dekkers (Garmin-Slipstream)    
4 Cole House (BMC Racing Team)    
5 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
6 Joshua Carter (ABD Cycling Team)    
7 Andreas Muller (No Radunion)    
8 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
9 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
10 Michael Van Eerd (Team YRC Now MS)    
11 Logan Loader (Team Mountain Khakis)    
12 Jonathan Atkins (Team Latino)    
13 Mike Tettleton (Team Bearclaw)    
14 Ryan Nye (Mvp Health Care Elite Cycling)    
15 Clayton Goldsmith (Team Wheel & Sprocket)    
16 Danny Kam (Team Bearclaw)    
17 Nicholas Martinez (Now MS Society)    
18 Wei-Cheng Lee (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
19 Max Taam (RD: Horizon Organic PB Prerace.com / MTN)    
20 James Flora (South Chicago Wheelmen)    
21 Darin Divine (Divine Electric Norcal)    
22 Randy Reichardt (Natural Grocers p/b XP Companies)    
23 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream)    
24 Jerome Townsend (Fitness Together/IF pb Lionette's)    
25 Ronnie Strange (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
26 Anthony Bennett (Jittery Joe's U25 PB Kudzu.Com)    
27 Chun-Kai Feng (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
28 Eric Bennett (NOW-MS Society)    
29 Craig Streit (Carlos OBriens Racing)    
30 Derek Dixon (HDR P/B Lombardis Sports)    
31 Jason Lowetz (Team Bearclaw)    
32 Andrew Armstrong (Matrix/RBM)    
33 John Bergmann (Team Clif Bar)    
34 Ryan White (Team Geargrinder)    
35 Kevin Berger (Team Wheel & Sprocket)    
36 Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare)    
37 Connor Sallee (Williams Cycling)    
38 Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
39 Aaron Beardsley (Team Clif Bar)    
40 Chris Arndt (Team Wheel & Sprocket)    
41 Brian Koeneman (Team Wheel & Sprocket)    
42 Christopher Mcgarity    
43 Aaron Whalen (Horizon Organic P/B Prerace.Com)    
44 Culyar Conly    
45 Matthew Holecko (Carlos OBriens Racing)    
46 Mac Brennan (Priority Health Cycling Team)    
47 David Williams (Priority Health U25)    
48 Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)    
49 Christan Griego (Brones RVCC)    
50 Alex Martinez (Kahala La-Grange)    
51 Chris Wallace (Mercy Cycling Team)    
52 Spencer Beamer (Team Mountain Khakis p/b EP-NO)    
53 Brandon Trafton (Central Valley Cycling)    
54 Chris Black (Morgan Stanley/Specialized/24Hr Fitness)    
55 Patrick Briggs (California Giant Cycling)    
56 Brian Rach (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
57 Robert Biard (Team Hotel San Jose)    
58 Mark Dolin (Lakes Area Physical Therapy)    
59 Martin Adamczyk (socalcycling.com)    
60 Adam Mills (Mercy Cycling Team)    
61 Joseph Schmalz (Mercy Cycling Team)    
62 Sean Sullivan (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
63 Heath Blackgrove (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
64 Ian Mclead (Team MTN)    
65 Shaun Harless (Above Category Racing)    
66 Mark Hughes (CZ Velo)    
67 Frank Rowley (South Chicago Wheelmen)    
68 Thomas Clark (Great Dane Velo Club)    
69 Jonathan Chodroff (Ouch Presented by Maxxis)    
70 Alex Wieseler (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
71 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
72 Herman Johnson (BSA RACING)    
73 Emerson Oronte (IF/Lionette's Cycling Team)    
74 Brian Cornelius (Landis/Trek)    
75 Luis-Alejandro Zamudio (Kahala La-Grange)    
76 Joe Lewis (Synergy)    
77 Alex Voitik (Verizon Wireless Racing)    
78 Todd Yezefski (IF/Lionette's Cycling Team)    
79 Jason Svaldi (Great Dane Velo Club)    
Sprint 1
1 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
2 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
3 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Craig Streit (Carlos OBriens Racing)    
5 John Bergmann (Team Clif Bar)    
6 Dan Ajer (Great Dane)    
7 Jorge Alvarado (Kahala La-Grange)    
Sprint 2
1 Jay Thomson (Team MTN)    
2 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)    
3 Robert White (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
5 Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN)    
6 Carlos Vargas (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
7 Dan Ajer (Great Dane)    
Sprint 3
1 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN)    
2 Matthias Schroger (Gourmetfein)    
3 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
4 Spencer Beamer (Team Mountain Khakis p/b EP-NO)    
5 Carlos Vargas (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
6 Jorge Alvarado (Kahala La-Grange)    
7 Frank Dierking    
Sprint 4
1 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)    
2 Andrew Crater (Wheel & Sprocket)    
3 Frank Dierking    
4 Heath Blackgrove (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors)    
5 Jorge Alvarado (Kahala La-Grange)    
6 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream)    
7 Spencer Beamer (Team Mountain Khakis p/b EP-NO)    
Women
1 Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
2 Jenette Williams (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)    
3 Karlee Gendron (Woodcock Cycle Works)    
4 Trish Black (Morgan Stanley/Team Spine/Specialized)    
5 Josephine Giddens (Hub Racing)    
6 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
7 Gina Voci (Juice Plus)    
8 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
9 Emma Petersen (Team Ultralink)    
10 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)    
11 Julia Farell (Team Ultralink)    
12 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)    
13 Mei-Yu Hsiao (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
14 Christine Roettger (Team Revolution)    
15 Karla Kingsley (SUGARCRM)    
16 Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing)    
17 Julia Lafranchise (NOW-MS Society)    
18 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda)    
19 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing)    
20 Kate Ross (Lip Smacker)    
21 Ho-Hsun Huang (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
23 Dale Tye (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)    
24 Janel Bedard (MVP Health Care Elite Cycling)    
25 Jessica Helmlinger (Cafe Hollander RDC)    
26 Lauren Liscinski (NOW-MS Society)    
27 Carrieann Kopernik (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)    
28 Liz Leyden (Hub Racing)    
29 Antonia (Toni) Musto (Priority Health)    
30 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
31 Jennifer Johansen (NOW-MS Society)    
32 Monique Karlen (Team Kenda)    
22 Greta Neimanas (XXX Racing-Athletico)    
Sprint 1
1 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
2 Kate Ross (Lip Smacker)    
3 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
4 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
5 Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
Sprint 2
1 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
2 Mei-Yu Hsiao (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
3 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
4 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
5 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)    
Sprint 3
1 Hsiao-Chia Tseng (Team Exustar Taiwan)    
2 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)    
3 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)    
4 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)    
5 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)    
Standings-Men
1 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) 146 pts
2 Hans Dekkers (Garmin-Slipstream) 112  
3 Jay Thomson (Team MTN) 111  
4 Andreas Muller (No Radunion) 111  
5 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) 108  
6 Christoff Van Heerden (Team MTN) 98  
7 Carlos Vargas (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors) 88  
8 Joshua Carter (ABD Cycling Team) 85  
9 Chun-Kai Feng (Team Exustar Taiwan) 73  
10 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) 66  
11 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder) 57  
12 Chad Burdzilauskas (Kenda Pro Cycling presented by Spinergy) 51  
13 Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team) 47  
14 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder) 47  
15 Andrew Bradley (Gourmetfein) 41  
16 Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN) 41  
17 Andrew Dahlheim (Metro Volkswagen Cycling Team) 38  
18 Hector Pastorino (ZMOTION) 36  
19 Toby Marzot (Team Mountain Khakis) 35  
20 Robert White (Team Geargrinder) 35  
21 Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 33  
22 Michael Van Eerd (Team YRC Now MS) 31  
23 Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis) 30  
24 Duane Dickey (Iowa City Cycling Club) 25  
25 Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare) 24  
26 Matthew Busche (ISCorp Cycling Team) 23  
27 Juan Gaspari (ZMOTION) 22  
28 Zachary Davies 21  
29 Sean Sullivan (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors) 19  
30 Nick Frey (ciclismo racing) 19  
31 Spencer Beamer (Team Mountain Khakis p/b EP-NO) 18  
32 Ryan Freund (ABD Cycling Team) 18  
33 Nicholas Martinez (Now MS Society) 18  
34 Edgardo Richiez (Puerto Rico Cycling Team) 18  
35 Gustavo Rullo (ZMOTION) 18  
36 Cole House (BMC Racing Team) 17  
37 Ben Kersten (Fly V Australia) 17  
38 Andrew Crater (Wheel & Sprocket) 16  
39 Isaac Howe (Team Mountain Khakis) 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 Alex Martinez (Kahala La-Grange) 11  
50 Curtis Gunn (Fly V Australia) 11  
51 Logan Loader (Team Mountain Khakis) 10  
52 Charles Huff (Jelly Belly Cycling Team) 10  
53 Jonathan Atkins (Team Latino) 10  
54 John (Jackie) Simes (Team Mountain Khakis) 9  
55 Wei-Cheng Lee (Team Exustar Taiwan) 9  
56 Andreas Graf (Gourmetfein) 8  
57 Chris Uberti (Panther/RGF Solutions PB Felt) 8  
58 James Flora (South Chicago Wheelmen) 8  
59 Ryan Nye (MVP Health Care Elite Cycling) 7  
60 Kevin Berger (Team Wheel & Sprocket) 7  
61 Clayton Goldsmith (Team Wheel & Sprocket) 6  
62 Matthew Brandt (Mesa Cycles Racing Team) 6  
63 Cory Hickman (Project 5 Racing) 6  
64 Danny Kam (Team Bearclaw) 5  
65 Ronnie Strange (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors) 5  
66 Heath Blackgrove (Hotel San Jose/RGM Advisors) 5  
67 Derek Laan (Panther/RGF Cycling p/b Felt Bicycles) 5  
68 Nick Housley (Myogenesis P/B United Health Care) 5  
69 Derek Dixon (HDR P/B Lombardis Sports) 4  
70 Joe Lewis (Synergy) 4  
71 Jerome Townsend (Fitness Together/IF pb Lionette's) 3  
72 Robert Kelley (Team Bicycle Heaven) 3  
73 Ryan Baumann (Trek Livestrong) 3  
74 Max Taam (RD: Horizon Organic PB Prerace.com / MTN) 2  
75 Todd Yezefski (IF/Lionette's Cycling Team) 2  
76 Calixto Bello (ZMOTION) 2  
77 Connor Sallee (Williams Cycling) 1  
78 Craig Streit (Carlos OBriens Racing) 1  
Standings-Women
1 Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light) 127 pts
2 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light) 111  
3 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light) 98  
4 Emma Petersen (Team Ultralink) 97  
5 Mei-Yu Hsiao (Team Exustar Taiwan) 89  
6 Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack) 82  
7 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing) 80  
8 Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing) 71  
9 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing) 69  
10 Nicole Freidman 51  
11 Jenette Williams (Altarum Women's Cycling Team) 48  
12 Julia Farell (Team Ultralink) 48  
13 Trish Black (Morgan Stanley/Team Spine/Specialized) 40  
14 Kate Ross (Lip Smacker) 40  
15 Julia Lafranchise (NOW-MS Society) 39  
16 Josephine Giddens (Hub Racing) 36  
17 Gina Voci (Juice Plus) 36  
18 Anna Young (Team Lip Smacker) 35  
19 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing) 34  
20 Christine Roettger (Team Revolution) 33  
21 Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba) 29  
22 Ho-Hsun Huang (Team Exustar Taiwan) 28  
23 Marie Rosado (Puerto Rico Cycling Team) 28  
24 Karlee Gendron (Woodcock Cycle Works) 18  
25 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing) 15  
26 Deborah Dust (Pact- DISH Network Cycling) 14  
27 Liz Leyden (Hub Racing) 14  
28 Karla Kingsley (SUGARCRM) 12  
29 Jennifer Johansen (NOW-MS Society) 11  
30 Julie Jerue (IS Corp) 9  
31 Luz E. Rodriguez (Puerto Rico Cycling Team) 8  
32 Lauren Liscinski (NOW-MS Society) 8  
33 Kristen Meshberg (BH USA) 7  
34 Francine Haas (Alberto's Sport) 5  
35 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda) 3  
36 Ashley Anderson (Proman Hit Squad) 3  
37 Dale Tye (Altarum Women's Cycling Team) 2  
38 Melissa (Missy) Erickson (Fort Lewis College) 2