Lill repeats at Sulphur Springs Road Race

South African moves into race lead

Darren Lill emerged from a 75-mile seven-rider break to take Saturday morning’s 90-mile Sulphur Springs Road Race at La Vuelta de Bisbee.

The solo victory gave Fly V Australia's Lill the leader's yellow jersey going into Saturday afternoons 7.2-mile Warren Time Trial.

The break, made up of Lill, Corey Carlson (Team Rio Grande), Christian Helmig (Metro VW), Chris Aten (Bicycle Haus), Jared Gilyard (RideClean), Ian Holt (Team Rio Grande) and Roman Kilun (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), had a lead of 2:02 at the KOM sprint at 20 miles, and continued to pull away to push the gap to 6:25 at the first feed zone with 43 miles covered, and 11:24 at the second feed zone at 68 miles.

Lill held a 9:35 lead over the first arrivals of the main pack at the finish. Break members hold the top seven places on GC.

The main pack, controlled by Fly V Australia and UnitedHealhcare, riding for Kilun, the virtual yellow jersey on the road, at times slowed to a crawl into a fierce headwind.

"There was no way the pack could come back," said Lill, who praised the hard work of the other riders in the break.

The break members worked smoothly together until some fierce attacks began with about 12 miles to go, shedding tired riders.

With about 8 miles to go, a grimacing Holt attacked the remaining leaders and pulled out a 10-second lead.

Kilun attacked the remnants of the break to move ahead. Lill bridged up and shot by Kilun with about three miles to go.

"I attacked and that shed everyone but Darren," Kilun said. "I made a mistake. He came up to my wheel and hit it again. I hesitated."

Kilun chased Lill the rest of the way into the finish line in Bisbee's historic downtown area to finish nine seconds behind.

Lill, who took the Sulphur Springs Road Race and the overall victory at last year's La Vuelta, said Fly V's plan was to pressure Rory Sutherland, who won Friday's prologue time trial, and his UnitedHealthcare team.

La Vuelta concludes Sunday with the Tombstone Road Race, a 84-mile trek that twice climbs the 5,930-foot Mule Pass and has historically seen large time gaps spread out the field.

Pro men stage 2
1Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia3:55:29 
2Roman Kilun (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:00:09 
3Christian Helmig (USA) Metro VW0:00:24 
4Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande0:00:31 
5Jared Gilyard (USA) RideClean0:00:35 
6Corey Carlson (USA) Team Rio Grande0:01:19 
7Chris Aten (USA) Bicycle Haus0:04:58 
8Andres Diaz (USA) RaceMenu.com0:09:35 
9Marc De Maar (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:09:38 
10Jonathan Garcia (USA) Team Rio Grande0:09:48 
11Charles Dionne (USA) Fly V Australia  
12Cody Stevenson (USA) Adageo Energy  
13Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly  
14David Tanner (USA) Fly V Australia  
15Stevie Cullinan (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri  
16Evan Hyde (USA) Bahati Foundn  
17Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare  
18Chris Winn (USA) Team Rio Grande  
19Ian Gray (USA) Team Rio Grande  
20Jai Crawford (Aus) Fly V Australia0:09:52 
21Jonathan Parrish (USA) Kenda Pro Cyc  
22Brad Bingham (USA) Team Rio Grande  
23David Paquette (USA) Team Wisc-MC2  
24Travis Mccabe (USA) Bicycle Haus  
25Diego Yepez (USA) Bicycle Religion  
26Joshua Bartlett (USA) Rubicon-ORBEA  
27Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Metro VW  
28Benjamin Bradshaw (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri  
29Corey Steinbrecher (USA) Pista Palace  
31Carson Miller (USA) Veloforma  
32Dylan Jones (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri  
33Matthew Cooke (USA) Mountain Khakis  
34John Salskov (USA) Pactimo  
35Mike Tettleton (USA) Bicycle Religion  
36Victor Riquelme (USA)  
37James Williamson (USA) Bicycle Religion  
38David Glick (USA) RideClean  
39Michael Mathis (USA) AXA Equitable  
40Chris Stuart (USA) Team Exergy  
41Jeff Zygo (USA) MVP Healthcare  
42Daniel Rooke (USA) AZphalt Cycling  
43Corey Collier (USA) Bahati Foundn  
44Maxim Jenkins (USA) UnitedHealthcare  
45Kevin Rowe (USA) Team Exergy  
46Alan Schmitz (USA) Whitman College  
47Kolt Bates (USA) Metro VW  
48Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia  
49Thomas Jondall (USA) Landis/Trek  
50Allen Krughoff (USA) Team Rio Grande  
51Garrett Mcallister (USA) Team Wisc-MC2  
52Robert Chorost (USA) RideClean  
53Alan Adams (USA) Hagens Berman  
54Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare  
55David Costa (USA) Anthem Sports  
56Philip Zajicek (Aus) Fly V Australia  
57Christopher Chase (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri  
58Marsh Cooper (USA) Trek Red Truck  
59Jonathan Awerbuch (USA) Team Exergy  
60Julian Fowkes (USA) Canyon Bicycles0:10:05 
61Taylor Kneuven (USA) Adageo Energy  
62Christopher Hong (USA) Team Exergy  
63Coulton Hartrich (USA) Santo-MegaCycle0:11:25 
64Brian Meyer (USA) U of A Cyc0:12:57 
65Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy0:15:28 
66Matthew Jones (USA) U of A Cyc  
67Chuck Collins (USA) IKI/SEIG0:16:28 
68Juan Rivera (USA) La Jolla  
69John Tzinberg (USA) Bicycle Religion  
70Colby Elliot (USA) Bicycle Religion  
71Jonathan Hornbeck (USA) Team Ranchos  
72Ian Moir (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri  
73Marshall Opel (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri  
74Brandon Lynch (USA) Team Exergy0:19:35 
75Jonathan Craig (USA) Nashvillecyclst  
76Aldo Garcia (USA) Norson  
77Jason Siegle (USA) Bicycle Religion0:21:00 
DNFEugene Boronow (USA)  
DNFJesse Robles (USA) Bicycle Haus  
DNFPatrick Caro (USA) Bicycle Religion  
DNFScott Wenzel (USA) Curve Inc  
DNFZac Coolman (USA) Tribe Racing  
Master men stage 2
1Jacob Rubelt (USA) RideClean2:46:22 
2John Korioth (USA) LifeSize0:00:04 
3Paul Thomas (USA) Unattached  
4P.J. Rabice (USA) Team Lifesize0:00:05 
5Travis Waldron (USA) Bicycle Haus  
6Kurt Garbe (USA) Aggress0:00:06 
7George Ganoung (USA) ABRT0:00:07 
8Bryan Antol (USA) GST Racing0:00:09 
9Jim Silverman (USA) GST Racing  
10Shawn Daly (USA) Southwest Hand  
11Luis Chacon (USA) P&S-Specialized0:00:10 
12Peter Brown (USA)  
13Tim Carolan (USA) RideClean  
14Jeff Kluve (USA) Carlos Obriens  
15Chris Fusselman (USA) Bicycle Haus  
16Darien Newman (USA) Summit Velo0:00:11 
17Gary Hanson (USA) AZ Masters Rcng  
18Lane Sanders (USA) Focus Rcng0:00:12 
19Andre Mcnulty (USA)  
20Scott Baker (USA) GST Racing  
21Kurt Kroese (USA) GST Racing  
22Al Senft (USA) Colavita Racing0:00:13 
23Jason Tullous (USA) P&S-Specialized  
24David Reid (USA) Landis/Trek0:00:14 
25Keith Brodhagen (USA) Carlos Obriens  
26Chris Poole (USA) Honeywell Cyc  
27Auke Broex (USA) WTC de Amstel0:00:16 
28Joos Francke (USA) WTC de Amstel  
29Matthew Duke (USA) DNA Cycles  
30Thomas Kachelmeyer (USA) Wolverine/ACF  
31Richard Biocca (USA)  
32Matthew Pobloske (USA) Echelon0:00:22 
33Randolph Ortega (USA) Healthmaxx0:00:23 
34Hugh Selby (USA) Colavita Racing  
35Scott Biaggi (USA) GST Racing  
36Alex Brakmo (USA) Unattached0:00:24 
37Pierre Deen (USA) WTC de Amstel0:00:30 
38Matthias Feurer (USA) Team Rhino  
39Robert Gates (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:00:31 
40David Julien (USA) Carlos Obriens0:00:35 
41Willard Gerritsen (USA) WTC de Amstel0:00:36 
42J.R. Lopezportillo (USA) La Jolla  
43Donald Guess (USA) Team Vitesse  
44Leo Masursky (USA) Aggress0:00:42 
45Tony Routley (USA) Unattached  
46Keith Ashmore (USA) Colavita Racing0:00:47 
47Chris Wylie (USA) Bicycle Haus  
48Joel Castro (USA) P&S-Specialized0:00:50 
49John Simonson (USA) GST Racing0:00:54 
50Dan Distefano (USA) RideClean0:00:56 
51Scott Wall (USA) Carlos Obriens  
52Ernesto Yberri (USA) P&S-Specialized0:01:04 
53Darryn Biggerstaff (USA) Unattached0:01:19 
54Rob Dolman (USA) Bicycle Haus0:01:51 
55Jeff Parker (USA) TriSports.com0:06:31 
56Jeff Francone (USA)  
57Steve Mcnamee (USA) Le Scomparse0:06:35 
58Ryan Oconnor (USA) Carlos Obriens0:06:47 
59Craig Hamilton (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:06:53 
61Joe Maika (USA) Unattached0:07:38 
62Jim Averill (USA) Aggress  
63Jon Black (USA) GST Racing  
64Robert Evans (USA) Unattached  
65Jim Holbrook (USA) AZ Masters Rcng  
66Craig Malloy (USA) LifeSize  
67Peter Smith (USA) Bicycle Ranch  
68David Able (USA) Unattached0:08:14 
69Jesus Lamb (USA) GST Racing0:08:23 
70James Riehle (USA) Boston Rd Club0:11:51 
71Jose Nicola (USA) La Jolla0:12:18 
72Dan Whitehill (USA) Watermark  
73David Johns (USA) Team 1 Racing0:13:35 
74Paul Obrien (USA) GST Racing0:17:26 
75Todd Tankersley (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:20:45 
76Pim Bonstra (USA) WTC de Amstel0:24:39 
77Efren Lujan (USA) Sun City Cab  
78Gabriel Perez (USA) Sun City Cab0:25:17 
79Jim Ostrem (USA) Team RPM0:31:52 
80David Green (USA) San Tan Racing0:31:56 
81Terry Orcutt (USA) AZ Masters Rcng  
82Rick Varela (USA) Sun City Cab1:21:32 
83Richard Ortega (USA) Sun City Cab1:39:06 
DNFChris Gould (USA)  
DNFJames Davis (USA) Unattached  
DNFJustin Beope (USA) 5 Star Fish  
DNFMike Simmons (USA) AZ Masters Rcng  
DNFScott Glasscock (USA) Team Rio Grande  
DNFTodd Sanders (USA) RideClean  
Pro men general classification after stage 2
1Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia4:01:50 
2Roman Kilun (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:00:11 
3Christian Helmig (USA) Metro VW0:00:48 
4Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande0:01:23 
5Jared Gilyard (USA) RideClean0:01:24 
6Corey Carlson (USA) Team Rio Grande0:01:59 
7Chris Aten (USA) Bicycle Haus0:05:28 
8Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare0:09:36 
9Philip Zajicek (Aus) Fly V Australia0:09:50 
10Maxim Jenkins (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:09:52 
11Corey Collier (USA) Bahati Foundn0:09:53 
12Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:09:54 
13Jai Crawford (Aus) Fly V Australia0:09:55 
14Stevie Cullinan (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri0:09:59 
15Ian Gray (USA) Team Rio Grande0:10:00 
16Andres Diaz (USA)  
17Matthew Cooke (USA) Mountain Khakis0:10:01 
18Marc De Maar (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:10:07 
19David Tanner (USA) Fly V Australia0:10:08 
20Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia0:10:09 
21Chris Winn (USA) Team Rio Grande  
22Michael Mathis (USA) AXA Equitable0:10:14 
23Carson Miller (USA) Veloforma0:10:15 
24Evan Hyde (USA) Bahati Foundn0:10:17 
25Jonathan Garcia (USA) Team Rio Grande0:10:18 
26Charles Dionne (USA) Fly V Australia  
27Marsh Cooper (USA) Trek Red Truck0:10:20 
28David Glick (USA) RideClean0:10:21 
29Kevin Rowe (USA) Team Exergy0:10:24 
30Thomas Jondall (USA) Landis/Trek0:10:29 
31Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly0:10:31 
32Joshua Bartlett (USA) Rubicon-ORBEA0:10:38 
33Brad Bingham (USA) Team Rio Grande  
34Taylor Kneuven (USA) Adageo Energy0:10:43 
35Victor Riquelme (USA) TriSports.com0:10:44 
36Jeff Zygo (USA) MVP Healthcare0:10:46 
37Benjamin Bradshaw (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri  
38Jonathan Parrish (USA) Kenda Pro Cyc0:10:47 
39Travis Mccabe (USA) Bicycle Haus0:10:49 
40Cody Stevenson (USA) Adageo Energy  
41James Williamson (USA) Bicycle Religion0:10:51 
42Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Metro VW  
43Kolt Bates (USA) Metro VW  
44Allen Krughoff (USA) Team Rio Grande0:10:52 
45Christopher Hong (USA) Team Exergy0:10:53 
46Mike Tettleton (USA) Bicycle Religion0:10:54 
47Chris Stuart (USA) Team Exergy0:10:57 
48Dylan Jones (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri0:10:58 
49Corey Steinbrecher (USA) Pista Palace  
50Alan Adams (USA) Hagens Berman0:11:02 
51John Salskov (USA) Pactimo0:11:03 
52Jonathan Awerbuch (USA) Team Exergy0:11:04 
53Christopher Chase (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri0:11:05 
54David Paquette (USA) Team Wisc-MC20:11:06 
55David Costa (USA) Anthem Sports0:11:09 
56Daniel Rooke (USA) AZphalt Cycling0:11:10 
57Garrett Mcallister (USA) Team Wisc-MC20:11:13 
58Julian Fowkes (USA) Canyon Bicycles0:11:22 
59Diego Yepez (USA) Bicycle Religion0:11:24 
60Alan Schmitz (USA) Whitman College0:11:30 
61Robert Chorost (USA) RideClean  
62Brian Meyer (USA) U of A Cyc0:14:23 
63Coulton Hartrich (USA) Santo-MegaCycle0:14:57 
64Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy0:16:22 
65Matthew Jones (USA) U of A Cyc0:17:00 
66Marshall Opel (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri0:17:37 
67Colby Elliot (USA) Bicycle Religion0:17:43 
68Jonathan Hornbeck (USA) Team Ranchos0:17:45 
69Ian Moir (USA) WM/Hammer Nutri0:18:04 
70Juan Rivera (USA) La Jolla0:18:08 
71John Tzinberg (USA) Bicycle Religion0:18:12 
72Chuck Collins (USA) IKI/SEIG0:18:47 
73Brandon Lynch (USA) Team Exergy0:20:31 
74Aldo Garcia (USA) Norson0:21:05 
75Jonathan Craig (USA) Nashvillecyclst0:21:43 
76Jason Siegle (USA) Bicycle Religion0:22:19 
Master men general classification after stage 2
1Paul Thomas (USA) Unattached2:52:13 
2Jacob Rubelt (USA) RideClean0:00:01 
3John Korioth (USA) LifeSize0:00:19 
4George Ganoung (USA) ABRT0:00:21 
5Tim Carolan (USA) RideClean0:00:35 
6Chris Fusselman (USA) Bicycle Haus0:00:39 
7Travis Waldron (USA) Bicycle Haus0:00:42 
8Al Senft (USA) Colavita Racing0:00:46 
9Jim Silverman (USA) GST Racing0:00:48 
10Darien Newman (USA) Summit Velo0:00:52 
11Luis Chacon (USA) P&S-Specialized0:00:54 
12Gary Hanson (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:00:59 
13Jeff Kluve (USA) Carlos Obriens0:01:02 
14Shawn Daly (USA) Southwest Hand  
15P.J. Rabice (USA) Team Lifesize0:01:03 
16Kurt Kroese (USA) GST Racing0:01:08 
17Keith Brodhagen (USA) Carlos Obriens0:01:11 
18Scott Biaggi (USA) GST Racing  
19Jason Tullous (USA) P&S-Specialized0:01:14 
20Scott Baker (USA) GST Racing0:01:18 
21Peter Brown (USA) TriSports.com0:01:19 
22Hugh Selby (USA) Colavita Racing0:01:22 
23Joos Francke (USA) WTC de Amstel0:01:23 
24Lane Sanders (USA) Focus Rcng  
25Richard Biocca (USA) TriSports.com0:01:34 
26Chris Poole (USA) Honeywell Cyc0:01:35 
27Auke Broex (USA) WTC de Amstel  
28Bryan Antol (USA) GST Racing  
29Matthias Feurer (USA) Team Rhino0:01:38 
30Kurt Garbe (USA) Aggress0:01:39 
31Thomas Kachelmeyer (USA) Wolverine/ACF0:01:42 
32Robert Gates (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:01:43 
33Matthew Duke (USA) DNA Cycles0:01:48 
34Keith Ashmore (USA) Colavita Racing0:01:49 
35Randolph Ortega (USA) Healthmaxx  
36Matthew Pobloske (USA) Echelon0:01:54 
37Alex Brakmo (USA) Unattached0:02:00 
38Tony Routley (USA) Unattached0:02:19 
39Donald Guess (USA) Team Vitesse0:02:22 
40Joel Castro (USA) P&S-Specialized0:02:25 
41Willard Gerritsen (USA) WTC de Amstel0:02:30 
42Chris Wylie (USA) Bicycle Haus0:02:31 
43Scott Wall (USA) Carlos Obriens  
44John Simonson (USA) GST Racing  
45Ernesto Yberri (USA) P&S-Specialized0:02:32 
46David Julien (USA) Carlos Obriens  
47J.R. Lopezportillo (USA) La Jolla0:02:36 
48Leo Masursky (USA) Aggress0:02:38 
49Pierre Deen (USA) WTC de Amstel  
50Darryn Biggerstaff (USA) Unattached0:02:39 
51Andre Mcnulty (USA) TriSports.com0:03:08 
52Rob Dolman (USA) Bicycle Haus0:03:14 
53Dan Distefano (USA) RideClean0:03:15 
54David Reid (USA) Landis/Trek0:04:43 
55Steve Mcnamee (USA) Le Scomparse0:07:40 
56Ryan Oconnor (USA) Carlos Obriens0:08:24 
57Jeff Parker (USA) TriSports.com0:08:35 
58Craig Hamilton (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:08:43 
59Jim Holbrook (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:08:48 
60Craig Malloy (USA) LifeSize0:09:08 
61Jon Black (USA) GST Racing  
62Jim Averill (USA) Aggress  
63Peter Smith (USA) Bicycle Ranch0:09:24 
64Robert Evans (USA) Unattached0:09:25 
65Joe Maika (USA) Unattached  
66Jesus Lamb (USA) GST Racing0:09:34 
67David Able (USA) Unattached0:09:40 
68Jeff Francone (USA) TriSports.com0:09:52 
69James Riehle (USA) Boston Rd Club0:12:59 
70Jose Nicola (USA) La Jolla0:14:19 
71Dan Whitehill (USA) Watermark0:15:15 
72David Johns (USA) Team 1 Racing0:16:09 
73Paul Obrien (USA) GST Racing0:18:06 
74Todd Tankersley (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:22:24 
75Efren Lujan (USA) Sun City Cab0:27:27 
76Pim Bonstra (USA) WTC de Amstel0:27:46 
77Gabriel Perez (USA) Sun City Cab0:28:08 
78Terry Orcutt (USA) AZ Masters Rcng0:33:50 
79Jim Ostrem (USA) Team RPM0:34:29 
80David Green (USA) San Tan Racing0:34:50 
81Rick Varela (USA) Sun City Cab1:24:11 
82Richard Ortega (USA) Sun City Cab1:42:06 
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