Reijnen repeats as Philly Classic champion

UnitedHealthcare rider victorious on Manayunk Wall

Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare) celebrated his birthday with a second consecutive win at the UCI 1.1 Philadelphia Cycling Classic on Sunday in Pennsylvania. He sprinted to the top of Manayunk Wall ahead of Jure Kocjan (Team SmartStop) and Dion Smith (Hincapie Sportswear Development).

"My teammates dragged me all the way round the last lap and dropped me off at the bottom of the climb," said Reijnen, who won the sprint to the top of the climb by multiple bike lengths. "I didn't know that I had won by such a big gap, I didn't look back. It's nice to win on my birthday but the goal coming into the race was to win for the team."

Joseph Rosskopf (HIncapie Sportswear Development) won the King of the Mountain (KOM) award, Joshua Berry (Team SmartStop) earned the sprint award and Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) the young rider competition.

Birthday boy wins on Manayunk Wall

Newly crowned national road champion, Eric Marcotte (Team SmartStop) rolled up to the Manayunk Wall start line in all smiles and wearing a brand new stars-and-stripes kit that he won a week prior at the USA Cycling Professional Championships in Chattanooga, positioning himself beside defending champion, Reijnen.

The men competed 10 laps of a 19.2km circuit for a total of 192km. The course included attractions such as Strawberry Mansion, Lemon Hill, Kelly Drive and the start-finish line on the wild Manayunk Wall.

An early breakaway set off that included Jonny Clarke (UnitedHealthcare), Rosskopf and Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Sportswear Development), Tom Zirbel (Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies), Blaz Jarc (Team NetApp-Endura), Clay Murfet (Astellas), Alex Wohler (Team Budget ForkLifts), who later fell out of the breakaway, and David Williams (5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda).
The gap held at just under two minutes for the first five laps.

Rosskopf, who was third in the race last year and won the Redlands Bicycle Classic earlier this year, picked up the bulk of KOM points on Lemon Hill and Manayunk Wall on each lap and eventually locked up that award.

"I like Manayunk," Rosskopf said. "It's steep and good for my abilities. The first lap some people were thinking about points but I made it clear that I was going to do whatever I had to do to get the points. It was a good break to go for the KOM points because we didn't have any chance of staying away to the end, we didn't have the numbers and some teams were missing."

Temperatures started to rise mid-race and the peloton welcomed an annually featured watering hole on Manayunk Wall that sprayed over the riders. Fans crowded the sides of the streets and draped over the fencing with the race-symbolic plastic red beer cups in hand, ringing bells, many of them who had been cheering for the women's peloton earlier that morning.

The gap continuously drop from four laps to go, down to a minute and then 30 seconds as teams Drapac, Team SmartStop and Jamis-Hagens Berman set a quick pace from the front of the peloton while UnitedHealthcare sat close behind waiting for its moment in the finale.

The pace continued to pick up, and the main field shattered into smaller groups along the course each time over Manayunk and Lemon Hill. Rosskopf picked up his last KOM points on Manayunk before the breakaway was caught with two laps to go.

A counter move went on the "fall off the wall" with Isaac Bolivar (UnitedHealthcare), Joseph Smalz (Hincapie Sportswear Development), Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis), Joshua Berry (Team SmartStop) and Bruno Langlois (5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda).

Langlois made the most of what was left of the late-race breakaway and attacked on Manayunk into the start of the last lap, though he thought it was the finish and threw his arms in the air in a mistaken victory salute, as the main field hurled themselves over the steep climb in pursuit.

A 40-rider main peloton approached the last climb over Lemon Hill intact and led by UnitedHealthcare. Jacob Kauffmann (Garneau-Quebecor) jumped ahead of the field for a short-lived move along Kelly Drive on the return to main street Manayunk. The field stormed into the base of Manayunk Wall all together with UnitedHealthcare working for Reijnen.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team4:28:35 
2Jure Kocjan (SLO) Team SmartStop  
3Dion Smith (NZL) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
4Luca Benedetti (ITA) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
5Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (COL) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
6Toms Skujins (LAT) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
7Javier Megias Leal (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk  
8Ryan Roth (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
9Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis  
10Will Routley (CAN) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
11Jonathan McEvoy (GBR) Team Netapp - Endura  
12Frantisek Padour (CZE) Team Netapp - Endura  
13Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:16 
14Michael Olheiser (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team  
15Serghei Tvetcov (ROU) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis  
16Adam Matthew Farabaugh (USA) Garneau - Québecor  
17Bernard Sulzberger (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling  
18Ryan Anderson (CAN) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
19Leonardo Pinizzotto (ITA) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
20Matteo Dal-Cin (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
21Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis  
22Taylor Sheldon (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda  
23Jon Hornbeck (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda  
24Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop0:00:30 
25Brodie Talbot (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:33 
26Viesturs Luksevics (LAT) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
27Elliot Doyle (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
28Joseph Lewis (AUS) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
29Sam Bassetti (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda0:00:41 
30Robbie Hucker (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling  
31Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
32Griffin Easter (USA) Airgas Cycling  
33Robbie Squire (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
34Michael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
35David Lozano Riba (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk  
36Benjamin Chaddock (CAN) Garneau - Québecor0:00:52 
37Chad Beyer (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda  
38Joshua Berry (USA) Team SmartStop  
39Brecht Dhaene (BEL) Astellas Cycling Team  
40Tommy Nankervis (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts0:01:01 
41Aurélien Passeron (FRA) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
42Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis0:01:10 
43Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team0:01:17 
44Travis Mccabe (USA) Team SmartStop  
45Ian Crane (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
46Carson Miller (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
47John Anderson (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling  
48Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
49Ralf Matzka (GER) Team Netapp - Endura  
50John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:01:29 
51Jacob Kauffmann (AUS) Garneau - Québecor0:01:43 
52Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team0:02:02 
53Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
54Gregory Obando Brenes (CRC) Jamis - Hagens Berman0:02:13 
55Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman0:02:17 
56Martijn Verschoor (NED) Team Novo Nordisk0:02:22 
57Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team0:02:26 
58Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
59Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
60Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis0:02:48 
61Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:57 
62James Stemper (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda0:03:16 
63Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:04:35 
64Nicolas Lefrancois (FRA) Team Novo Nordisk  
65Rob Britton (CAN) Team SmartStop  
66Bruno Langlois (CAN) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda  
67Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
68Gregory Ratzell (USA) Airgas Cycling  
69Benjamin Johnson (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling  
70Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
71Wesley Sulzberger (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling  
72Connor McCutcheon (USA) Airgas Cycling  
73Isaac Bolivar Hernandez (COL) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
74Calixto Manuel Bello (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team  
75Zack Noonan (USA) Airgas Cycling  
76Stephen Clancy (IRL) Team Novo Nordisk  
77Patrick Kos (NED) Airgas Cycling  
78Christopher Uberti (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
79Erick Rowsell (GBR) Team Netapp - Endura  
80Blaz Jarc (SLO) Team Netapp - Endura  
81Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
82Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
83Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
84Joonas Henttala (FIN) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFMichael Woods (CAN) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
DNFJonathan Clarke (AUS) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
DNFMatt Green (GBR) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFCortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFClay Murfet (AUS) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFDavid Williams (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda  
DNFJimmi Sorensen (DEN) Christina Watches - Kuma  
DNFChristopher Meacham (USA) Airgas Cycling  
DNFSebastian Forke (GER) Christina Watches - Kuma  
DNFEric Young (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFJohnathan Freter (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis  
DNFKirk Carlsen (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis  
DNFJonathan Cantwell (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling  
DNFChristian Parrett (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda  
DNFJoshua Lucas Galloway Prete (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts  
DNFDarren Lapthorne (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling  
DNFEnrico Rossi (ITA) Christina Watches - Kuma  
DNFStephen Hall (AUS) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team  
DNFOrlando Trinidad Garibay Contreras (MEX) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team  
DNFKristofer Dahl (CAN) Team SmartStop  
DNFRyan Aitcheson (CAN) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFAdam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop  
DNFJake Tanner (GBR) Christina Watches - Kuma  
DNFIan Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis  
DNFAntonio Di Battista (ITA) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
DNFJames Gene Piccoli (CAN) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
DNFJesse Kerrison (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts  
DNFTimothy Roe (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts  
DNFSimon-Pierre Gauthier (CAN) Garneau - Québecor  
DNFAlex Wohler (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts  
DNFThomas Palmer (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling  
DNFWilliam Goodfellow (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJulian Kyer (USA) Team SmartStop  
DNFBenjamin Chartrand (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
DNFCharles Planet (FRA) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFSam Witmitz (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts  
DNFStefan Schumacher (GER) Christina Watches - Kuma  
DNFStephen Hyde (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFSamuel Hunter Snipe Grove (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team  
DNFKevin Gottlieb (USA) Airgas Cycling  
DNFDean Hass (USA) Airgas Cycling  
DNFRobert Ralph (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
DNFAaron Perry (NZL) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFJacob Rytlewski (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFWilliam Blackburn (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
DNFLuke Ockerby (AUS) Garneau - Québecor  
DNFJonah Joseph Tannos (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team  

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