Murphy laps the field to complete UnitedHealthcare's dominance

Early break shakes up the racing

John Murphy completed a perfect championships for UnitedHealthcare by dominating the mens' race. He lapped the field and won with his arms in the air after being part of a 13-rider breakaway that shook up the race.

Teammate Bradley White, who ended up leading Murphy out for the win, took second place. He was followed in third by Daniel Holloway (Athlete Octane).

"It was early. It was a big split. I was with two teammates, Adrien and Brad. It was a little bit big of a move for us. We wanted different numbers but in the end it out worked well for us," Murphy said after the win.

"Every national championship, the tactics go haywire. It's almost impossible to predict what's going to happen," Murphy explained about what he and his teammates were discussing in the break. "Obviously we wanted to lap up to get with the rest of our boys."

The group of 13 ended up lapping the field and that's when all the UHC riders were back together.

"This time the odds were in our favor," Murphy went on.  "We have the best crit squad in the U.S and the world, and it’s amazing to wear the Stars and Stripes jersey.”

Team Director Mike Tamayo said UnitedHealthcare had planned for every kind of race strategy.

“We knew this would be a hard race to control, so we planned to cover the moves and refine our plans as the race developed. We figured if it came down to a bunch sprint, we have Luke Keough and Ken Hanson, and if a break stayed away we were content with our chances as long as we had White, Hegyvary, Jeff Louder or Murphy in it. As it went, we had three guys in the bunch that lapped the field, and we were more than happy to play those cards."

“It was a great weekend of racing, winning the Stars and Stripes jersey with both the men and the women. We’re very pleased. The race tonight was dynamic and exciting from the start. It wasn’t your perfect script, but the guys adapted really well and gave us the win,” Tamayo concluded.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Murphy (Usa) UnitedHealthcare  
2Bradley White (Usa) UnitedHealthcare  
3Daniel Holloway (Usa) Athlete Octane Cycling  
4Conor Mullervy (Usa) Champion System - Stans NoTubes  
5Adrian Hegyvary (Usa) UnitedHealthcare  
6Drew Christopher (Usa) Champion System - Stans NoTubes  
7Devin Clark (Usa) Athlete Octane Cycling  
8Jonathan DAlba (Usa) Lateral Stress Velo Inc.  
9Jake Sitler (Usa) Van Dessel Factory Team  
10Jacob Mueller (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
11David Reyes (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
12William Elliston (Usa) Van Dessel Factory Team  
13Miguel Bryon (Usa) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
14Benjamin Renkema (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
15Zeb King (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
16Benjamin Fogle (Usa) Lateral Stress Velo Inc.  
17Alder Martz (Usa) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
18Brett Kielick (Usa) Lateral Stress Velo Inc.  
19David Guttenplan (Usa) SeaSucker / Guttenplan Coaching  
20Brandon Feehery (Usa) Astellas Cycling Team  
21Thomas Brown (Usa) Astellas Cycling Team  
22Chad Hartley (Usa) Athlete Octane Cycling  
23Daniel Zmolik (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
24Guillaume Nelessen (Usa) Van Dessel Factory Team  
25Chris Butler (Usa) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
26Barry Miller (Usa) Firefighters Upsala CK  
27Marco Aledia (Usa) Athlete Octane Cycling  
28Luke Keough (Usa) UnitedHealthcare  
29Kenneth Hanson (Usa) UnitedHealthcare  
30Michael Stone (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
31Anthony Canevari (Usa) Athlete Octane Cycling  
32Kevin Mullervy (Usa) Champion System - Stans NoTubes  
33Colton Barrett (Usa) Athlete Octane Cycling  
34Matt Moosa (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
35Charles Joe Eldridge (Usa) UCI PCT: Team Novo Nordisk  
36Jeff Louder (Usa) UnitedHealthcare  
37Isaac Howe (Usa) Champion System - Stans NoTubes  
38Brian Hill (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
39Jared Nieters (Usa) Van Dessel Factory Team  
40Robert White (Usa) Athlete Octane Cycling  
41Andrew Dahlheim (Usa) Athlete Octane Cycling  
42Benjamin Zawacki (Usa) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin  
43David Novak (Usa) Lateral Stress Velo Inc.  
44Jacob Tremblay (Usa) Lateral Stress Velo Inc.  

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