Another Van Heerden takes a win

Dahlman takes women's race

South Africa's Team MTN continue its domination of the International Cycling Classic with its sixth win in a row. This time Juan Van Heerden crossed the line first comfortably ahead of second placed Alexander Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Hans Dekkers (Garmin-Slipstream) trailing in third.

The Wheel and Sprocket sponsored Whitnall Road Race was held on a beautiful, rolling 2.3 mile circuit with a steep hill prior to the finish line challenging the riders each lap. Just over 100 riders took to the start, with notable new teams in Subway Avanti from New Zealand and Kelly Benefit Strategies arriving with fresh legs.

After numerous early attacks that kept the pace brisk for most of the 100-kilometre race's first half, 13 riders attacked in a move that contained riders from most of the big teams. Initially it was a small group of five, but more and more riders jumped across and the large breakaway was allowed to roll away, despite Fly V Australia's Sulzberger and Cantwell missing out. The 13-man break was never seen again by the peloton and its riders sprinted it out for the stage victory.

"I attacked on the second to last climb and got a good gap that I thought would hold to the line, but I was caught at the bottom of the steep climb. Third place is still good, though," said Hans Dekkers of Garmin Slipstream.

Subway-Avanti rider Josh England of New Zealand looked impressive to claim fourth spot, outsprinting fellow countryman Heath Blackgrove. "I'm just getting back into racing after a block of time off to complete a semester at university," said England. "I have been training very hard over the last three months to get into shape for the rest of the American racing season." He is here with Omnium Track World Champion Hayden Godfrey and Jason Allen. The Subway-Avanti team will be looking to race aggressively at the 140-kilometre Lake Front Road Race.

When it comes to field sprints, the duo of Cantwell and Sulzberger from the Fly V Australia team are almost unstoppable and they proved it yet again at the Whitnall Road Race. The Australian pair, with their superb positioning and sprint ability, finished 1-2 in the bunch sprint for 14th and 15th place respectively. Sulzberger, who has been in yellow since day one, remains in the overall lead. However, it did not all go to plan since some key rivals, like Hans Dekkers (Garmin-Slipstream), acquired some points to close the gap slightly.

"Tonight did not go to plan as we wanted it," said Sulzberger. "Jonny [Cantwell] was in a lot of breaks early in the race, but we both missed the final break that had Hans Dekkers in it. He pulled some points back on me today and passed Jonny for second place overall. Jonny did a great lead-out for me to win the bunch sprint and we still claimed some points."

1Juan Van Heerden (Team Mtn)  
2Alexander Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies)  
3Hans Dekkers (Garmin Slipstream Pro-Tour)  
4Josh England (Subway- Avanti)  
5Heath Blackgrove (Hotel San Jose/Rgm Advisors)  
6Nick Bennette (Minuteman Road Club)  
7Brad Huff (Jelly Belly Cycling Team)  
8Andreas Graf (Gourmetfein)  
9Chris Winn (Mob Cyclery Racing / Rmcef)  
10Toby Marzot (Team Mountain Khakis)  
11Ryan Fleming (Minuteman Road Club)  
12Daniel Bowman (Kelly Benefit Strategies)  
13Michael Friedman (Garmin Slipstream)  
14Bernard Solzberger (Fly V Australia)  
15Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)  
16Andreas Muller (No Radunion)  
17Jay Thomson (Team Mtn)  
18Carlos Vargas (Hotel San Jose/Rgm Advisors)  
19Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)  
20Sheldon Deeny (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)  
21Gregg Brandt (Bianchi Gp)  
22Oneal Samuels (Myogenesis.Com P/B United Healthcare)  
23Michael Van Eerd (Team Yrc Now Ms)  
24Ricardo Van Der Velde (Garmin Slipstream Pro-Tour)  
25Ronnie Strange (Hotel San Jose/Rgm Advisors)  
26Alex Wieseler (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.)  
27Jason Short (Rbm Matrix)  
28Isaac Howe (Team Mountain Khakis)  
29Sergio Hernandez (Rock Racing)  
30Stephen Kincaid (Empire)  
31Adam Farabaugh (Empire)  
32Wei-Cheng Lee (Team Exustar Taiwan)  
33Phillip Mann (Ciclismo)  
34Andrew Armstrong (Matrix/Rbm)  
35Timothy Henry  
36Dan Lionberg  
37Chun-Kai Feng (Team Exustar Taiwan)  
38Ian Mclead (Team Mtn)  
39Aaron Molloy (Minuteman Road Club)  
40Brian Cornelius (Landis/Trek)  
41Bradley Clifford (Team Saskatchewan)  
42Kip Spaude (Iscorp)  
43Martin Adamczyk (Socalcycling.Com)  
44Zachary Davies  
45Nick Housley (Myogenesis P/B United Health Care)  
46Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis)  
47Phil Cortes (Amore Vita / Velorie P/B Lifetime Fitness)  
48Christopher Mcgarity (Team Saskatchewan)  
49David Byer  
50Gustavo-Adolfo Mendez (Kahala La-Grange)  
51Chris Arndt (Team Wheel And Sprocket)  
52Brad Schaeffer (Team Abundance)  
53Aaron Whalen (Horizon Organic Pb Prerace.Com)  
54Max Taam (Rd: Horizon Organic Pb Prerace.Com / Mtn)  
55Lucas Joppa (Triangle Velo)  
56Bryan Fawley (Dallas Metal Fab / Park Place Dealerships)  
57Daniel Workman (Ciclismo)  
58John (Jackie) Simes (Team Mountain Khakis)  
59Hayden Godfrey (Subway-Avanti)  
60Duane Dickey (Iowa City Cycling Club)  
61Brad Sheehan (Minuteman Road Club)  
62John Meyers (Abd Cycling Team)  
63Andrew Bradley (Gourmetfein)  
64Daniel Carruthers (Hansaton Hearing Systems)  
65Anthony Bennett (Jittery Joe's U25 Pb Kudzu.Com)  
66Christoff Van Heerden (Team Mtn)  
67Jonathan Chodroff (Ouch Presented By Maxxis)  
68Bradley Potgieter (Team Mtn)  
69(Unknown Rider)  
70Robert White (Team Geargrinder)  
71Bryce Mead (Jelly Belly Cycling Team)  
72Levi Baker (Tyson Racing)  
1Melissa Dahlman (Mbrc/Flanders)  
2Josephine Giddens (Hub Racing)  
3Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)  
4Sarah Caravella (Alan)  
5Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home P/B Cooking Light)  
6Emma Petersen (Team Ultralink)  
7Bianca Bergman (Bianchi/Grand Performance)  
8Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing)  
9Ho-Hsun Huang (Team Exustar Taiwan)  
10Karla Kingsley (Sugarcrm)  
11Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)  
12Julia Farell (Team Ultralink)  
13Kate Ligler (Dolce Vita)  
14Mary-Ellen Ash (Sugarcrm)  
15Leah Kirchmann (Team Manitoba)  
16Lauren Liscinski (Now-Ms Society)  
17Karlee Gendron (Woodcock Cycle Works/Team Manitoba)  
18Carrie Cash Wootten (Team Revolution)  
19Christine Roettger (Team Revolution)  
20Sally Annis (Hub Racing)  
21Trish Black (Morgan Stanley/Team Spine/Specialized)  
22Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)  
23Sandra Hyra (Defined Fitness Training Llc)  
24Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda)  
25Sydney Brown (Mercy Cycling Team)  
26Gwen Inglis (Dft P/B Treads)  
27Mary Magnani (Dolce Vita Cycling)  
28Liz Leyden (Hub Racing)  
29Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack)  
30Kate Ross (Lip Smacker)  
31Rachel Byus (Team Hotel San Jose)  
32Julia Lafranchise (Now-Ms Society)  
33Jennifer Johansen (Now-Ms Society)  
34Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)  
35Julie Kuliecza (Team Marshall Mechanical)  
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