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Univest Grand Prix 2009

Date range:
September 11-13, 2009

September 13, Stage 3: Criterium: Doylestown

Metlushenko powers out of field to take criterium

Daniel Simms
September 13, 2009, 21:23 BST,
September 16, 2009, 21:44 BST

Amore & Vita sweeps Univest Grand Prix with win in Doylestown

Great weather, crowds and an exciting race provided a hat trick for cycling enthusiasts at the Univest Grand Prix Doylestown Criterium on Sunday while strong teamwork, a fast pace and Yuri Metluskenko brought similar results for his Amore & Vita presented by Lifetime Fitness/ Velo Vie team when he claimed his second consecutive victory in Doylestown.

The powerful Ukrainian's speedy sprint gave Amore & Vita its desired sweep of the expanded Univest Grand Prix weekend with wins in the team time trial in Allentown on Friday by Philipp Mamos and a strong finish by Volodomyr Starchyk on Sunday in the classic Univest road race. Amore & Vita/Lifetime Fitness was also sponsored by Detweiler Hershey and Associates of Soudertown for the Univest Grand Prix series.

Johan Lindgren of Team Cykelcity took second with the same time of 1:51:23 and Charles Dion of Team Quebec grabbed third in the pack finish to the 52-mile race that encompassed a crowded and scenic Doylestown Arts Criterium in the center of the county seat in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Caleb Fairly (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin Under 23 team) captured the most aggressive rider jersey for his constant presence near the front of the field.

The race held together throughout the day - which was exactly what Amore & Vita wanted according to team director Roberto Gaggioli. Gaggioli said his team came into the Univest series with the goal of winning all three races - including the time trial held Friday in near-gale force winds and the road race, which finished in a steady drizzly rain.

"That was our goal when we came over, but you never know what can happen. You always have a little scare that something could happen," a grinning Gaggioli said at the finish line outside the Bucks County courthouse. "Today we planned to keep it together.

"Yuri is such a phenomenal sprinter. We knew that if we held it together we could put him in the position to win."

Metlushenko, in turn, dedicated his win to his director and credited his entire team with putting him in place to win. "What they did for me today was fantastic," Metlushenko said in remarks translated from Italian by race organizer John Eustice, president of Sparta Cycling.

Lindgren, the young Swede led his team into the Univest Grand Prix for the second consecutive year, acknowledged Metlushenko's speed and power.

It's hard to beat Yuri Metlushenko," Lindgren said. "Second place is good, also."

Eustice said the weekend played out in grand cycling form and the weather only added to the drama of the races.

"We had the epic weather on Friday with the strong winds and rain, we had the rain on Saturday and a beautiful, sunny day today," Eustice said. "Bad weather is part of cycling. They cancel games for bad weather, but cycling is in part a battle against the elements."


# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Yuri Metlushenko (Ukr) Amore & Vita presented by Lifetime Fitness | Velo Vie 1:51:23  
2 Johan Lindgren (Swe) Team Cykelcity/Klehr Harrison    
3 Charles Dionne (Can) Team Quebec    
4 Eric Barlevev (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Ep-No    
5 Eric Schildge (USA)    
6 Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Amore & Vita presented by Lifetime Fitness | Velo Vie    
7 Adrian Hegyvary (USA) Hagens-Berman    
8 Alex Hagman (USA) Ciclismo Racing    
9 Clayton Barrows (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling    
10 Robbie King (USA) IF/Lionettes    
11 Luis Fernando Macias Hernandez (Mex) Tecos De La Universidad    
12 Arnaud Papillon (Can) Team Quebec    
13 Jerome Townsend (USA) IF/Lionettes    
14 Nick Frey (USA) Ciclismo Racing    
15 David Boily (Can) Team Quebec    
16 Mark Walters (Can) Mazur Coaching/Bikyle    
17 Maxime Vives (Can) Planet Energy    
18 Adam Farabaugh (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA    
19 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Team Rio Grande    
20 Bjorn Selander (USA) Trek Livestrong    
21 Gavriel C Epstein (Can) Champions Systems Racing    
22 Sebastian Balck (Swe) Team Cykelcity/Klehr Harrison    
23 David Nelson (USA) Cycling Center/JBCA    
24 Zachary Bell (Can) Kelly Benefits Strategies    
25 Amos Brumble (USA) CCB Racing    
26 Alister Ratcliff (USA) 0:00:10  
27 Stefan Rothe (Ger)    
28 Kalle Sandell (Swe) Team Cykelcity/Klehr Harrison    
29 Rolf Eisinger (USA) Ciclismo Racing    
30 William Goodfellow (Can) Mazur Coaching/Bikyle    
31 Andr Tremblay (Can) Team Quebec    
32 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore & Vita presented by Lifetime Fitness | Velo Vie    
33 Jake Hollenbach (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling    
34 John Fredy Parra Celada (Col) Tecos De La Universidad    
35 Justin Lindine (USA)    
36 Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Garmin U23 0:00:14  
37 Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Team Rio Grande    
38 Ryohei Komori (Jpn) Trek Livestrong    
39 Michael Olheiser (USA)    
40 Peter Morse (Can) Jetfuel Coffee    
41 Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Tecos De La Universidad    
42 Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) GS Mengoni USA    
43 Chris Winn (Aus) Team Rio Grande    
44 Tim Mitchell (USA) MetlIFe Pro-Am Cycling Team    
45 Jacobe Keough (USA) Kelly Benefits Strategies 0:00:19  
46 Benjamin Martel (Can) Mazur Coaching/Bikyle    
47 Nick Clayville (USA) Hagens-Berman    
48 Matt Spohn (USA) Dynaflow Racing    
49 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
50 Patrik Stenberg (Swe) Team Cykelcity/Klehr Harrison    
51 Josh Dillon (USA)    
52 Danny Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Garmin U23    
53 Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Garmin U23    
54 Jackie Simes (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Ep-No    
55 William Elliston (USA) Dynaflow Racing    
56 Charles Tobias Marzot (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Ep-No    
57 Matthew Busche (USA) Kelly Benefits Strategies    
58 Todd Yezefski (USA) IF/Lionettes    
59 Michael Margarite (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling    
60 Neil Bezdek (USA) GS Mengoni USA    
61 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita presented by Lifetime Fitness | Velo Vie    
62 Fabio Gilioli (Ita) Amore & Vita presented by Lifetime Fitness | Velo Vie    
63 Kevin Wolfson (USA) IF/Lionettes    
64 Amaury Perez (Dom) GS Mengoni USA    
65 Thom Coupe (USA)    
66 Corey Collier (USA) Team Rio Grande    
67 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
68 Eugene A Boronow (USA) GS Mengoni USA    
69 Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefits Strategies    
70 Dan Timmerman (USA) 0:00:32  
71 Vladislav Borisov (Rus) Amore & Vita presented by Lifetime Fitness | Velo Vie 0:00:35  
72 Tomas Lofgren (Swe) Team Cykelcity/Klehr Harrison 0:00:37  
73 Evan Fader (USA) Dynaflow Racing 0:00:42  
74 Stephan Kincaid (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling    
75 Chad Butts (USA) Champions Systems Racing    
76 Jean Michel Lachance (Can) Team Quebec 0:00:55  
77 Allen Krughoff (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:01:00  
78 Colin Sandberg (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA    
79 John Delong (USA) Dynaflow Racing 0:01:16  
80 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Garmin U23 0:01:21  
81 Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Garmin U23 0:01:22  
82 Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefits Strategies 0:01:27  
83 Roman Kilun (USA) Ouch P/B Maxxis 0:01:35  
84 Yahor Buben (Blr) CCB Racing    
85 Nicholas Bennette (USA) MetlIFe Pro-Am Cycling Team 0:01:39  
86 Keir Plaice (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:56  
87 Bobby Lea (USA) Ouch P/B Maxxis 0:02:12  
88 Jacob Mueller (USA) Dynaflow Racing 0:02:16  
DNS Andrew Hunt (Can) Planet Energy    
DNS Mark Batty (Can) Planet Energy    
DNS Juan Pablo Magallanes Aranda (Mex) Tecos De La Universidad    
DNS Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling P/B Spinergy    
DNS Matt Winstead (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling P/B Spinergy    
DNS Tyler Stanfield (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling P/B Spinergy    
DNS Scottie Weiss (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling P/B Spinergy    
DNS Chris Monteleone (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling P/B Spinergy    
DNS Alex Bremer (USA) Cycling Center/JBCA    
DNS Nick Friesen (Can) Cycling Center/JBCA    
DNS Andrew Baker (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Ep-No    
DNS Mark Hekman (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Ep-No    
DNS Kevin Hazzard (Can) Jetfuel Coffee    
DNS Colin Jasciewicz (USA) CCB Racing    
DNS Rodney Santiago (PuR) Champions Systems Racing    
DNS Igor Volshteyn (USA) Champions Systems Racing    
DNS Keck Baker (USA) Battley-Harley Davidson    
DNS Ryan Dewald (USA) Battley-Harley Davidson    
DNS Sean Barrie (USA) Battley-Harley Davidson    
DNS Jose Escobar (ESa) Battley-Harley Davidson    
DNS Matthew Cooke (USA) Battley-Harley Davidson    
DNS Ben Kneller (USA) Ciclismo Racing    
DNS Mike Stubna (USA) Dynaflow Racing    
DNS Brad Sheehan (USA) MetlIFe Pro-Am Cycling Team    
DNS Ryan Fleming (USA) MetlIFe Pro-Am Cycling Team    
DNS Alec Donahue (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda Racing    
DNS Nathaniel Ward (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda Racing    
DNS Matt Mainer (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda Racing    
DNS Eric Tremble (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda Racing    
DNS Tim Karabin (USA) Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon    
DNS Keith Gerber (USA) Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon    
DNS Rich Straub (USA) Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon    
DNS Ken Walsh (USA) Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon    
DNF Sam Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
DNF Guy E East (USA) Trek Livestrong    
DNF Michael J Lanham (USA)    
DNF Christian C Parrett (USA)    
DNF Jonathan McCarty (USA) Ouch P/B Maxxis    
DNF Gregorio Ladino Vega (Col) Tecos De La Universidad    
DNF Bernando Colex Tepoz (Mex) Tecos De La Universidad    
DNF Cheyne Hoag (USA) Kelly Benefits Strategies    
DNF Peter Horn (USA) Cycling Center/JBCA    
DNF Bryan Mcvey (USA) Cycling Center/JBCA    
DNF Daniele Defranceschi (Can) Jetfuel Coffee    
DNF Jamie Riggs (Can) Jetfuel Coffee    
DNF Chris Kuhl (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA    
DNF Chris Gottwald (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA    
DNF Sean Melcher (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA    
DNF Dylan Mcnicholas (USA) CCB Racing    
DNF John Loehner (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling    
DNF Daniel Zmolik (Cze) CRCA/Empire Cycling    
DNF Connor Sallee (USA) GS Mengoni USA    
DNF Euris Vidal Paulino (Dom) Champions Systems Racing    
DNF Lang Reynolds (USA) Hagens-Berman    
DNF Phil Elsasser (USA) Hagens-Berman    
DNF Chris Daifuku (USA) Hagens-Berman    
DNF Sam Johnson (USA) Hagens-Berman    
DNF Justin Steeds (Can) Mazur Coaching/Bikyle    
DNF Charlie Bryer Mazur Coaching/Bikyle