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Simes takes home the Capitol Cup

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Orange jersey for the points leader, Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable) flanked by Isaac Howe (Mountain Khakis) and Neil Bezdek (Mountain Khakis).

Orange jersey for the points leader, Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable) flanked by Isaac Howe (Mountain Khakis) and Neil Bezdek (Mountain Khakis).
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The men's race podium (l-r): Bobby Lea (Start Cycling-Bahati Foundation), Jackie Simes (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) and Frank Trevieso ( Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita).

The men's race podium (l-r): Bobby Lea (Start Cycling-Bahati Foundation), Jackie Simes (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) and Frank Trevieso ( Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita).
(Image credit: Marco Quezada)
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Jackie Simes (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) takes an easy win.

Jackie Simes (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) takes an easy win.
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The pack chases the two escapees to no avail.

The pack chases the two escapees to no avail.
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Bobby Lea (Start Cycling-Bahati Foundation) makes his move with Jackie Simes (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) and they take off.

Bobby Lea (Start Cycling-Bahati Foundation) makes his move with Jackie Simes (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) and they take off.
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Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable) holds onto the US Crit Series leader

Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable) holds onto the US Crit Series leader
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Daniel Zmolik (AXA Equitable) was a big help to his team today.

Daniel Zmolik (AXA Equitable) was a big help to his team today.
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Neil Bezdek (Mountain Khakis Pow) takes the heat in stride and that

Neil Bezdek (Mountain Khakis Pow) takes the heat in stride and that
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Frank Travieso (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) shows his winning sprint form.

Frank Travieso (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) shows his winning sprint form.
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Things settle down for a calm lap and a chance to breathe in the beauty of DC...

Things settle down for a calm lap and a chance to breathe in the beauty of DC...
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Lisban Quintero (CRCA/Foundation) couldn't find much support today.

Lisban Quintero (CRCA/Foundation) couldn't find much support today.
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Mike Margarite (AXA Equitable) covers a Kenda rider's move.

Mike Margarite (AXA Equitable) covers a Kenda rider's move.
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The Capital view finish line is visible from the start line.

The Capital view finish line is visible from the start line.
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Scottie Weiss (Kenda p/b Geargrinder) takes an early chance to see if anybody will come with him, but he was left dangling up front for a few laps.

Scottie Weiss (Kenda p/b Geargrinder) takes an early chance to see if anybody will come with him, but he was left dangling up front for a few laps.
(Image credit: Marco Quezada)
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The overall points podium (l-r): Isaac Howe (Mountain Khakis), Clayton Barrows (Axa Equitable) and Neil Bezdek (Montain Khakis).

The overall points podium (l-r): Isaac Howe (Mountain Khakis), Clayton Barrows (Axa Equitable) and Neil Bezdek (Montain Khakis).
(Image credit: Marco Quezada)
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A quick turn and then... everyone up the hill starts the ride.

A quick turn and then... everyone up the hill starts the ride.
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The peloton stays together for the first laps.

The peloton stays together for the first laps.
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This sharp 180 turn is a trademark of the course.

This sharp 180 turn is a trademark of the course.
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'Big Show' Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable) stays tucked in the field as his team does the work today.

'Big Show' Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable) stays tucked in the field as his team does the work today.
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AXA Equitable takes control of the field to protect their overall leader's jersey.

AXA Equitable takes control of the field to protect their overall leader's jersey.
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The Marine Corps Honour Guard presents the riders to start today's race.

The Marine Corps Honour Guard presents the riders to start today's race.
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Feeding was again allowed as another heat wave gripped the east coast.

Feeding was again allowed as another heat wave gripped the east coast.
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Water is good, but opening a twist cap can be tricky.

Water is good, but opening a twist cap can be tricky.
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Guido Palma (Jamis-Sutter Home) grimaces as he crests the hill.

Guido Palma (Jamis-Sutter Home) grimaces as he crests the hill.
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A group of seven get away late in the race.

A group of seven get away late in the race.
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The architectural provided many scenic backdrops.

The architectural provided many scenic backdrops.
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Bobby Lea (Bahati Foundation) and Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) escape the break with only a few laps remaining.

Bobby Lea (Bahati Foundation) and Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) escape the break with only a few laps remaining.
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The field fails to organize a solid effort and the break slips away. They will sprint to third.

The field fails to organize a solid effort and the break slips away. They will sprint to third.
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Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) and Bobby Lea (Bahati Foundation) continue to work well together and extend their lead.

Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) and Bobby Lea (Bahati Foundation) continue to work well together and extend their lead.
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Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) takes the biggest win of his career

Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) takes the biggest win of his career
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Frank Travieso (Jamis-Sutter Home) takes the field sprint and the final step on the podium.

Frank Travieso (Jamis-Sutter Home) takes the field sprint and the final step on the podium.
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The men

The men
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Todd Hesel (KBS\LSV) at speed.

Todd Hesel (KBS\LSV) at speed.
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This short hill proved to be the place to attack.

This short hill proved to be the place to attack.
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Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) at the start

Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) at the start
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With the Capital Cup wanting to attract the Giro, Michael Aisner is the right person to have in attendance, as he is no stranger to hosting grand events.

With the Capital Cup wanting to attract the Giro, Michael Aisner is the right person to have in attendance, as he is no stranger to hosting grand events.
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The United States Marine Corps Color Guard.

The United States Marine Corps Color Guard.
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The field stretches from one corner to another.

The field stretches from one corner to another.
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The field races towards the United States Capital.

The field races towards the United States Capital.
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The District of Columbia provided to be a fine location for the US Crit Series.

The District of Columbia provided to be a fine location for the US Crit Series.
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Phil Gamion (Kenda) leads the field down a short descent.

Phil Gamion (Kenda) leads the field down a short descent.
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With temperatures reaching the mid-90

With temperatures reaching the mid-90
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The field starts to develop gaps after almost an hour of racing.

The field starts to develop gaps after almost an hour of racing.
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Dave Bozak (Cycle Life) dives into a corner.

Dave Bozak (Cycle Life) dives into a corner.
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Mark Hekman (Mountain Khakis) announced that this will be his last season of racing.

Mark Hekman (Mountain Khakis) announced that this will be his last season of racing.
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The under 25 leader of the US Crit Series, Isaac Howe (Mountain Khakis).

The under 25 leader of the US Crit Series, Isaac Howe (Mountain Khakis).
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 Jackie Simes (Jamis-Sutter Home) outpaced Bobby Lea (Bahati Foundation) in a two-man dash to the line to win the Capitol Cup Criterium, round six of the USA Crits Series held in Washington D.C. on Sunday. His teammate Frank Travieso won the bunch sprint for third place.

“Lea attacked over the last hill and I followed him so it was just the two of us in the last few laps,” Simes said. “Bobby had to take the front and lead it out because I had teammates back in the field. I was able to sit on and come around him with 200 metres to go. I’ve won a few small races this year but this is my first big one.”

Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable) is currently leading the USA Crits Series.

The professional men’s field was treated to a challenging 1.3-kilometre circuit that included seven corners with the start-finish line located on the famed Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.

“It was a long race today,” Simes said. “The course wasn’t too technical though. It was pretty hot, in the 90s, and everyone was feeling that. The race was really aggressive and there were a lot of breaks. But they were being brought back quickly. At the end riders started to crack.”

After an aggressive race, a breakaway containing six riders snapped off the front with six-laps to go and included both Simes and Lea. Lea attacked over the circuit’s short hill with three laps to go and Simes was the only one able to follow. The pair maintained a slim 10-second margin ahead of the field for the remaining two laps.

“It was a long, hot race today,” Lea said. “I actually thought it might come down to a bunch kick because it was so close. I was happy that Jackie came along with me because I knew he was strong and that his team wasn’t going to chase.”

Lea lead the duo around the final lap, Simes was absolved of having to contribute to the work load because he had a strong Jamis-Sutter Home squad capable of winning the field sprint behind. Simes attacked Lea with 200 meters to go to win the race.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jackie Simes (USA) Jamis Sutter Home1:47:05
2Bobby Lea (USA) Start Cycling-Bahati Composite-0:00:01
3Frank Travieso (USA) Jamis Sutter Home0:00:05
4Yosvany Falcon (USA) Start Cycling-Bahati Composite-
5Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis Sutter Home
6Isaac Howe (USA) Mountain Khakis
7Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Start Cycling-Bahati Composite-
8Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelley Benefits Strategies
9Nick Bennette (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar0:00:06
10Diego Garavito (Col) Aerocat
11Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis Sutter Home
12Edwin Bull (USA) Vandessel Factory Team
13Lisan Quintero (USA) Crca/Foundation
14Mark Hekman (USA) Mountain Khakis
15Thomas Brown (USA) Mountain Khakis
16Clayton Barrows (USA) Axa Equitable
17Roberto Torres Aguiar (PRc) Champion System Racing
18Brian Toone (USA) Cycle Life Composite
19Jamie Kimberley (USA) Kbs/Lsv
20Jacob Mueller (USA) Kbs/Lsv0:00:07
21Chris Monteleone (USA) Kenda Pb Geargrinder
22Neil Bezdek (USA) Mountain Khakis
23Gavriel Epstein (USA) Crca/Foundation
24Igor Volshteyn (USA) Champion System Racing
25Jared Nieters (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Home
26Jay Moglia (USA) Cycle Life Composite
27Alexander Bremer (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar
28Tony Taylor (USA) Zephyr Cycling Team
29David Gutterplan (USA) Mountain Khakis
30Keck Baker (USA) Battley Harley Davidson
31Todd Hesel (USA) Kbs/Lsv
32Ryan Dewald (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Home
33Daniel Zmolik (USA) Axa Equitable
34John Delong (USA) Cycle Life Composite0:00:08
35Nate Wilson (USA) Kbs/Lsv
36Austin Roach (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar
37Scottie Weiss (USA) Kenda Pb Geargrinder
38Michael Margarite (USA) Axa Equitable
39Dennis Aleman (Arg) Start Cycling-Bahati Composite-0:00:09
40Clay Murfet (Aus) Vandessel Factory Team
41Andrew Armstrong (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar0:00:10
42John Loehner (USA) Axa Equitable0:00:11
43Kevin Gottlieb (USA) Kbs/Lsv0:00:13
44Gabe Lloyd (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar
45Jason Meidhof (USA) Cycle Life Composite0:00:14
46Reid Mumford (USA) Kelley Benefits Strategies
47Guy East (USA) Kelley Benefits Strategies
48Mason Hymes (USA) Battley Harley Davidson0:00:15
49Nick Bax (USA) Cycle Life Composite0:00:18
50Tim Rugg (USA) Battley Harley Davidson0:00:33
51Jake Hollenbach (USA) Axa Equitable0:00:46
52Ryan Fleming (USA) Metlife P/B Grosolar0:00:47
53Guido Palma (Arg) Jamis Sutter Home

 

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