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Mt Hood Cycling Classic 2010

Date range:
June 1- 6, 2010

June 06, Stage 5: Hood River Criterium

Sparling scores, De Maar makes it

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Cycling News
Published:
June 07, 2010, 13:26 BST,
Updated:
June 07, 2010, 7:33 BST

Final criterium passes without GC shakeup

Jamie Sparling (left) outsprinted his break companions for the stage win.

Jamie Sparling (left) outsprinted his break companions for the stage win.

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Despite his inexperience in American-style criterium racing, Marc de Maar stayed upright Sunday on a rain-slicked course at the stage five Downtown Hood River Criterium and finished safely in the bunch to secure his overall win at the 2010 Indie Hops Mt. Hood Cycling Classic.

Total Restoration's Jaimie Sparling won the climactic Downtown Hood River Criterium for the second year in a row using the same method that he used to win the stage in 2009: getting into a strong-looking breakaway early in the rain-shortened, 60-minute event and eventually winning the sprint from the group of four. Rio Grande Racing's Ian Gray finished second. Yahoo!'s Ryan Parnes was third.

After a rain-soaked morning, race organisers reversed the course direction so that riders would have to climb through the route's corkscrew turn instead of descending it. The change of direction didn't dampen Sparling's enthusiasm to get a stage win this year.

The Canadian amateur was in doomed break at Mt. Tabor's stage 1, Mt. Adams' stage 3 and the stage 4 race that finished on Mt. Hood. But the crit course seems to be where Sparling is able to cash in on a week's worth of aggressive riding.

"Today I finally found the right break, had good legs and it all came together," Sparling said. "I've been trying, trying super hard. But you don't win races if you're not trying to get off the front. So I've been trying as hard as I can."

That go-for-it attitude waned very briefly during the criterium, when Sparling and his breakaway companions - in danger of lapping the field - decided to hang out just behind the group and the fight it out in the finale.

"We drilled it for about 30 minutes and then the pack was right there," he said. "Then we just all said, you know, let's have a little tea party. I think someone actually asked if we wanted mittens for our tea party. It was just too sketchy. When we got close to the pack we'd come around a corner and see guys in the ditch or guys in the rail. So we decided to give them some space and just chill."

The "chillin" ended as the last lap approached and the four riders in the breakaway, which included Sparling, Yahoo!'s Ryan Parnes, Rio Grande's Ian Gray and Cal Giant's James Mattis, started jockeying for position in the sprint. That's when Sparling grabbed second wheel and waited to pounce.

"The guy in first pinned the guy in third in the corner and kind of gave me the hole shot on the outside," Sparling said. "It was perfect. It worked out really well."

The criterium eventually worked out really well for de Maar as well, once he was able to get over his pre-race nerves, according to United Healthcare team director Gord Fraser.

"He's not at home yet in North American-style criteriums," Fraser said. "With the rain as well, he wasn't the most calm person before the race. He's only done two criteriums in the states, and he's crashed in both. So it was a big mental hurdle for him today."

De Maar said his only job in the criterium was to stay upright and not lose the jersey.

"U.S. crits are not my favorite part of bike racing, to be honest," de Maar said. "We didn't want to take any risks. The most important thing was to stay on the bike, so that's why we took the lead straight away to keep me in a safe position."

The team kept de Maar out of trouble through the slippery course and gave the Dutch rider the opportunity for a traditional salute as he crossed the lien in the bunch, celebrating his first win in the states after a slow start.

"I came over for this year in January and had a rough time," he said. "I was injured most of the time, and then suddenly everything went well. I did a great Tour of California, so the only thing I did here was keep on continuing my good form. And I'm not done yet."

The top of the race's general classification remained unchanged after the final stage, with de Maar in the top spot, Team Type 1's Michael Creed second and Echelon Gran Fondo/ZteaM's Nate English third.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jamie Sparling (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team 1:01:45  
2 Ian Gray (USA) Team Rio Grande    
3 Ryan Parnes (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team    
4 James Mattis (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized    
5 Adam Switters (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team 0:00:19  
6 Marcel Aarden (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team    
7 Mike Northey (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 0:00:23  
8 Aaron Schooler (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK    
9 Christopher Parrish (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
10 Marc Demaar (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis    
11 Eric Barlevav (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis    
12 Dan Macdonald (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team    
13 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1    
14 Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande    
15 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Matrix/Richardson Bike Mart    
16 Quinn Keogh (USA) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG    
17 Ryan Iddings (USA) Lenovo/HB    
18 Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis    
19 Jesse Moore (Can) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized    
20 Dustin Andrews (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK    
21 Chris McNiel (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK    
22 Orion Berryman (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing    
23 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
24 Sean Passage (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
25 Taylor Kneuven (USA)    
26 Taylor Gunman (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG    
27 Roman Van Uden (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG    
28 Justin Kerr (NZl) TEAM H&R BLOCK    
29 Sid Taberlary (Aus) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized    
30 Kennett Peterson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
31 Sebastian Salas (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK    
32 Andrew Goessling (USA) ALA Cycling p/b Lombardi Sports    
33 Scott Gray (USA) Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles    
34 Carl Decker (USA) Giant    
35 Mike Olheiser (USA) Moontoast.com/Tristar    
36 Josh Bartlett (USA) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG    
37 Allen Krughoff (USA) Team Rio Grande    
38 Nathaniel English (USA) Echelon Gran Fondo/Z-Team    
39 Jesse Miller-Smith (USA) Cyclepaths Wild Cherries    
40 Mitchell Peterson (USA) Cole Sport    
41 David Glick (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com    
42 Garrett Mcleod (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK    
43 Eric Fischer (USA) Team Clif Bar    
44 Chris Winn (USA) Team Rio Grande    
45 Alexander Blease (USA) Chico Corsa Cycling Club    
46 David Talbott (USA) Moontoast.com/Tristar    
47 Ben Chaddock (Can) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG    
48 Sam Johnson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
49 Gabe Varela (USA) San Diego Bicycle Club    
50 Michael Mathis (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com    
51 Andrew Boone (USA) Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles    
52 Chris Aten (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com    
53 Robert Britton (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
54 David Williams (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
55 Wm. Colter Young (Can) ERTC    
56 Tyler Brandt (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized    
57 Christopher Hong (USA) Team Exergy    
58 Seth Patla (USA) River City Bicycles    
59 Tyler Dibble (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team    
60 Coulton Hartrich (USA) Santo-MegaCycle    
61 Austin Allison (USA) Dogfish Racing    
62 Brendan Treacy (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing    
63 Brian Hitchcock (USA) Garage Racing    
64 Adam Wisseman (USA) Tessier Bike    
65 Nate Freed (USA) Team Clif Bar    
66 Julian Martinez (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized    
67 Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy    
68 Alister Ratcliff (USA) Bikereg.com/Cannondale    
69 Lang Reynolds (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
70 Chris Stastny (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized    
71 Kevin Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy    
72 Joshua Liberles (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing    
73 Evan Huffman (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team    
74 Vincent Owens (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team    
75 Cyrus Kangarloo (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team    
76 Spencer Paxson (USA) Team S&M Young Guns    
77 Brian Williams (USA) Northern Rockies Orthopaedic    
78 Shane Buysse (USA) 0:00:48  
79 Chris Baldwin (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis    
80 Remi Mcmanus (USA) Team Exergy 0:01:07  
81 Max Jenkins (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 0:01:17  
82 Kevin Rowe (USA) Team Exergy 0:01:42  
83 Colby Elliot (USA) Bike Religion    
84 Jared Gilyard (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com 0:01:48  
84 Brandon Lynch (USA) Team Exergy    
86 Chris Swan (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing 0:01:52  
87 Bradley Gehrig (USA) Barbacoa - Mi Duole    
88 Conor Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy    
89 Tyler Riedesel (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Draper 0:02:07  
90 Ariel Herrmann (USA) Metromint Cycling 0:02:41  
91 Phil Elsasser (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:02:56  
92 Dylan Jones (USA) Team WM/Hammer Nutrition 0:03:05  
92 Michael Jasinski (USA) Chico Corsa Cycling Club    
94 Brad Bingham (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:03:37  
95 Zane Westerbeek (Can) Cyclemeisters 0:04:07  
96 Brandon Dyer (USA) Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles    
97 Elijah Romer (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing 0:05:36  
98 Shawn Ongers (USA) Lenovo/HB 0:06:10  
99 John Bennett (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:06:19  
100 Travis McCabe (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com    
101 Jonathan Garcia (USA) Team Rio Grande    
102 Bill Demong (USA) Cole Sport 0:06:39  
103 Ryan Brown (USA) Chinook Cycling Club, Tri-Cities 0:06:51  
104 Jordan Humble (USA) Krystal Elite 0:07:43  
105 Tyler Stearns (USA) Castelli USA    
106 Benjamin D'Hulst (USA) Barbacoa - Mi Duole    
107 Trevor Connor (USA) Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles 0:15:26  
108 Todd Hageman (USA) Cole Sport    
DNF John Sindell (USA) Garage Racing    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Total Restoration Cycling Team 3:05:57  
2 Yahoo! Cycling Team    
3 California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:00:04  
4 Team Rio Grande    
5 UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 0:00:27  
6 Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG    
7 TEAM H&R BLOCK    
8 Hagens Berman Cycling    
9 RideClean p/b PatentIt.com    
10 Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing    
11 Team Exergy    
12 Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles 0:04:11  
13 Cole Sport 0:21:46  
Final general classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marc Demaar (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 11:37:50  
2 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1 0:00:44  
3 Nathaniel English (USA) Echelon Gran Fondo/Z-Team 0:00:47  
4 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:00:57  
5 Sam Johnson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:02:12  
6 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Matrix/Richardson Bike Mart 0:02:19  
7 Jesse Moore (Can) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:02:30  
8 Marcel Aarden (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team    
9 Robert Britton (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:02:48  
10 Adam Switters (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team 0:02:52  
11 Michael Mathis (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com 0:03:34  
12 Ian Gray (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:04:51  
13 Mike Olheiser (USA) Moontoast.com/Tristar    
14 Cyrus Kangarloo (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team 0:04:57  
15 Alister Ratcliff (USA) Bikereg.com/Cannondale 0:05:09  
16 Taylor Kneuven (USA) 0:05:15  
17 Evan Huffman (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team 0:05:39  
18 Lang Reynolds (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:05:41  
19 Sebastian Salas (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK 0:05:44  
20 Chris Winn (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:06:29  
21 Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 0:06:41  
22 Christopher Parrish (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:06:52  
23 Sid Taberlary (Aus) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:07:36  
24 Quinn Keogh (USA) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 0:07:38  
25 Garrett Mcleod (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK 0:07:50  
26 Carl Decker (USA) Giant 0:08:11  
27 David Talbott (USA) Moontoast.com/Tristar 0:08:18  
28 Christopher Hong (USA) Team Exergy 0:08:57  
29 Andrew Boone (USA) Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles 0:09:09  
30 Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy 0:09:15  
31 Scott Gray (USA) Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles 0:10:18  
32 Eric Fischer (USA) Team Clif Bar 0:10:25  
33 Taylor Gunman (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 0:11:02  
34 Andrew Goessling (USA) ALA Cycling p/b Lombardi Sports 0:11:47  
35 Orion Berryman (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing 0:12:29  
36 Mike Northey (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 0:12:36  
37 Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:12:56  
38 David Williams (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:13:06  
39 Coulton Hartrich (USA) Santo-MegaCycle 0:13:56  
40 Justin Kerr (NZl) TEAM H&R BLOCK 0:14:29  
41 Alexander Blease (USA) Chico Corsa Cycling Club 0:15:19  
42 David Glick (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com 0:16:04  
43 Chris Baldwin (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 0:16:10  
44 Jonathan Garcia (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:16:20  
45 Ryan Iddings (USA) Lenovo/HB 0:16:38  
46 Jared Gilyard (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com 0:17:03  
47 James Mattis (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:18:13  
48 Mitchell Peterson (USA) Cole Sport 0:18:26  
49 Chris Stastny (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:20:14  
50 Seth Patla (USA) River City Bicycles 0:20:16  
51 Dustin Andrews (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK 0:20:33  
52 Bill Demong (USA) Cole Sport 0:22:24  
53 Allen Krughoff (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:23:27  
54 Max Jenkins (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 0:24:26  
55 Brian Williams (USA) Northern Rockies Orthopaedic 0:25:13  
56 Travis McCabe (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com 0:26:27  
57 Tyler Dibble (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team 0:27:34  
58 Phil Elsasser (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:27:35  
59 Dylan Jones (USA) Team WM/Hammer Nutrition 0:27:46  
60 Jamie Sparling (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team 0:27:47  
61 John Bennett (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:27:56  
62 Chris Aten (USA) RideClean p/b PatentIt.com 0:27:57  
63 Vincent Owens (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team 0:27:58  
64 Kevin Rowe (USA) Team Exergy 0:30:27  
65 Jesse Miller-Smith (USA) Cyclepaths Wild Cherries 0:31:03  
66 Ryan Parnes (USA) Yahoo! Cycling Team 0:32:01  
67 Sean Passage (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:33:13  
68 Adam Wisseman (USA) Tessier Bike 0:33:59  
69 Kennett Peterson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:34:53  
70 Brian Hitchcock (USA) Garage Racing 0:35:16  
71 Brandon Lynch (USA) Team Exergy 0:37:09  
72 Dan Macdonald (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team 0:40:05  
73 Chris Swan (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing 0:41:12  
74 Gabe Varela (USA) San Diego Bicycle Club 0:43:50  
75 Tyler Riedesel (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Draper 0:44:59  
76 Elijah Romer (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing 0:45:52  
77 Wm. Colter Young (Can) ERTC 0:47:03  
78 Austin Allison (USA) Dogfish Racing 0:47:18  
79 Joshua Liberles (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing 0:48:12  
80 Brad Bingham (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:48:33  
81 Aaron Schooler (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK 0:50:54  
82 Josh Bartlett (USA) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 0:53:28  
83 Julian Martinez (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:53:38  
84 Conor Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy 0:53:40  
85 Bradley Gehrig (USA) Barbacoa - Mi Duole 0:55:06  
86 Brandon Dyer (USA) Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles 0:58:48  
87 Ariel Herrmann (USA) Metromint Cycling 0:58:49  
88 Eric Barlevav (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 1:00:22  
89 Trevor Connor (USA) Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles 1:01:06  
90 Shawn Ongers (USA) Lenovo/HB 1:01:11  
91 Roman Van Uden (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 1:03:56  
92 Ben Chaddock (Can) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 1:04:10  
93 Spencer Paxson (USA) Team S&M Young Guns 1:05:56  
94 Remi McManus (USA) Team Exergy 1:07:42  
95 Brendan Treacy (USA) Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing 1:12:21  
96 Todd Hageman (USA) Cole Sport 1:12:50  
97 Chris McNiel (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK 1:19:42  
98 Michael Jasinski (USA) Chico Corsa Cycling Club 1:20:41  
99 Shane Buysse (USA) 1:22:02  
100 Zane Westerbeek (Can) Cyclemeisters 1:23:55  
101 Colby Elliot (USA) Bike Religion 1:26:25  
102 Kevin Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy 1:27:38  
103 Jordan Humble (USA) Krystal Elite 1:29:44  
104 Nate Freed (USA) Team Clif Bar 1:33:44  
105 Benjamin D'Hulst (USA) Barbacoa - Mi Duole 1:40:08  
106 Tyler Stearns (USA) Castelli USA 1:40:20  
107 Tyler Brandt (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 1:51:13  
108 Ryan Brown (USA) Chinook Cycling Club, Tri-Cities 2:17:26  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jesse Moore (Can) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 18  pts
2 Taylor Gunman (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 16  
3 Taylor Kneuven (USA) 14  
4 Nathaniel English (USA) Echelon Gran Fondo/Z-Team 10  
5 Quinn Keogh (USA) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 9  
6 Sid Taberlary (Aus) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 9  
7 Alister Ratcliff (USA) Bikereg.com/Cannondale 8  
8 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Matrix/Richardson Bike Mart 7  
9 Robert Britton (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 7  
10 Roman Van Uden (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 7  
11 Marcel Aarden (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team 5  
12 Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 4  
13 Jamie Sparling (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team 4  
14 Marc Demaar (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 3  
15 Lang Reynolds (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 3  
16 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1 2  
17 Mike Northey (NZl) Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 2  
18 Chris Baldwin (USA) UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 2  
19 Garrett McLeod (Can) TEAM H&R BLOCK 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Hagens Berman Cycling 34:43:49  
2 Team Rio Grande 0:08:22  
3 UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis 0:09:42  
4 California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:11:21  
5 TEAM H&R BLOCK 0:13:10  
6 Yahoo! Cycling Team 0:13:26  
7 RideClean p/b PatentIt.com 0:17:04  
8 Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting LIVESTRONG 0:17:54  
9 Total Restoration Cycling Team 0:22:05  
10 Team Exergy 0:22:18  
11 Cyclesoles/Sagebrush Cycles 0:49:25  
12 Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing 1:10:22  
13 Cole Sport 1:38:38