Menzies and Buchanan win Gateway Cup day 3

The third round of the 2015 Gateway Cup took place on the iconic Giro della Montagna course for the longest running race of the series. In both the men and women’s race, United Health Care took the lessons from the previous races and grabbed the win in their respective fields.

Throughout the opening half of the women’s race, UHC controlled the pace on the front of the group, discouraging attacks and monitoring the pace through the opening stages of the race. Roughly halfway through the sixty-minute event, UHC gave up the front, in an apparent attempt to see which teams would take the initiative. As each successive attack gained some space off the front, UHC marked the wheels until Rushlee Buchanan found herself clear with Emma Grant of Colavita and Joanne Kiesanowski of Tibco. A solid lead of twenty plus seconds looked like a sure thing until the final two laps when the gap shrank dramatically and it looked as if the field would come together for a sprint. Heading into the finishing straight, the break clung to a handful of seconds and it was enough to hold off the pack and allow Buchanan to finally take a convincing win for United Health Care after two days of disappointment.

The men’s race looked to take advantage of the challenging course with the hope of pulling a winning move clear of the sprint focused field. Throughout the first half of the race, nothing gained any traction, and anything that had even a few seconds of leeway had UHC stuck to it making sure they showed control. With twenty minutes remaining, a group of seven pried out an advantage with almost every major team represented. Notably absent, however, were the Optum team of Brad Huff and the Alto Velo/Seasucker team of Daniel Holloway. As the race wound down, both Huff and Holloway took the initiative upon themselves to lead the chase and bring the break to within striking distance. With five to go, the breakaway broke apart and three riders remained, Karl Menzies of UHC, Ryan Aitcheson of Astellas, and Ruben Companioni of Stradali Cycle. In a near repeat of the women’s finish, the break just held off the field with Menzies taking the win, and with it the overall lead from the Holloway.

As the finale of the USA Crits series, the Giro dell Montagna locked up the overall win of Daniel Holloway for the men and Tiffany Pezzulo for the women.

Heading into the final day of the Gateway Cup, Karl Menzies and Rushlee Buchanan of United Health Care hold the overall series lead with the most challenging and technical course of the weekend ahead of them at the Benton Park Classic.

Full Results

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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare)1:09:00
2Ruben Companioni (Stradalli Cycle~Safftti Smart W)0:00:01
3Ryan AitchesonRow 2 - Cell 2
4Martin Reinert (Stradalli Cycle~Safftti Smart W)0:00:05
5Carlos Alzate EscobarRow 4 - Cell 2
6Luke Keough (UnitedHealthcare)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Daniel Holloway (AltoVelo-Sea Sucker Factory Racing)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Norlandy Tavera (CRCA Foundation)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Rafael Meran (CRCA Foundation)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Zack Allison (Elevate Elite Cycling Team)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Adam Myerson (Astellas Cycling Team)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Zachary Kovalcik (Black Lodge Cycling)0:00:06
13Nolan Tankersley (Finish Strong Elite Cycling Team)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Jose Frank Rodriguez (Stradalli Cycle~Safftti Smart W)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Ryan Knapp (First Internet Bank Cycling Team)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Andrew Dahlheim (Canyon Bicycles - Shimano)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Stephen Tilford (TradeWind Energy Cycling Team)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Quentin Valognes (Team Novo Nordisk)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Ryan Good (MatsonMoney)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Anton Varabei (Garneau Quebecor)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Johnny Mitchell (Finish Strong)0:00:07
22Carlos Andres Brenes Mata (Costa Rica)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Colton Jarisch (Elevate Elite Cycling Team)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Evan Hartig (Credite Velo - Trek)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Alexander Voitik (EGO p/b Sammys Bikes)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Michael Keller (South Chicago Wheelmen Elite)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Brad Neagos (BISSELL-ABG-GIANT)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Cristian Torres (CRCA Foundation)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Benjamin Renkema (Finish Strong)0:00:08
30Corey Davis (Isagenix / SeaSucker / Guttenplan)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Andrew Reardon (Sonic Cycling)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Glenn Ferreira (Team Metra / Cycles 54)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Jacob Arnold (Elevate Elite Cycling Team)0:00:09
34Alberto CovarrubiasRow 33 - Cell 2
35Dennis Ramirez (Gateway Harley-Davidson Trek U2)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Dustin Morici (EGO p/b Sammy\'s Bikes)0:00:10
37Terrence Keenan (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing)0:00:12
38Brais Dacal (Team Novo Nordisk)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Jordan Ross (Harvest Racing p/b Midwest Cycl)0:00:13
40Tim Savre (Credite Velo - Trek)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Michael Jasinski (TEAM CLIF BAR Cycling)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Michael Dutczak (EGO p/b Sammy\'s Bikes)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Anthony Rodriguez (CRCA Foundation)0:00:14
44Brian Kaker (Lakes Area Physical Therapy)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Blake Anton (TEAM CLIF BAR Cycling)0:00:15
46Colton Barrett (Stradalli Cycle~Safftti Smart W)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Robert Sroka (Netherland Rubber p/b MVP)0:00:16
48Matt Moosa (Finish Strong Elite Cycling Team)0:00:17
49Joshua Friedman (Green Line Velo)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Sebastian Morfin (Stradalli Cycle~Safftti Smart W)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Jack Mccann (Netherland Rubber p/b MVP)0:00:18
52John (Jack) Funk (Team Arapahoe Resources)0:00:20
53Dylan Postier (EVOKE Racing)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Matthew Zimmer (EC Devo)0:00:21
55Luis Galaviz (Fayetteville Wheelmen)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Adam Farabaugh (Isagenix / SeaSucker / Guttenplan)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Micah Engle (Gateway Harley-Davidson Trek U2)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Connor Brown (Gateway Harley-Davidson Trek U2)0:00:22
59Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare)0:00:24
60Cole Archambault (Green Line Velo)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Daniel Tokarczyk (University of Cincinnati)0:00:28
62Alex Kellum (J.Brown p/b Ms.Roses)0:00:29
63Bradley White (UnitedHealthcare)0:00:33
64Charles Huff (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)Row 63 - Cell 2
65Arthur Moran (Green Line Velo)0:00:36
66Andrew Crater (Stradalli Cycle~Safftti Smart W)0:00:39
67Adam Leibovitz (BISSELL-ABG-GIANT)Row 66 - Cell 2
68Parker Kyzer (Finish Strong Elite Cycling Team)Row 67 - Cell 2
69Matt Salpietro (Texas Roadhouse Cycling p/b Str)0:00:41
70Scott Ogilvie (Dogfish/Team Noah)0:00:42
71Trevor Rolette (EGO p/b Sammy\'s Bikes)0:00:47
72Adrian Hegyvary (UnitedHealthcare)0:00:49
73Aaron Beebe (BISSELL-ABG-GIANT)Row 72 - Cell 2
74Michael (Casey) Saunders (Dogfish/Team Noah)0:00:50
75Jesse Siemen (Summit Pro Racing)0:01:00
76Umberto Poli (Team Novo Nordisk)0:01:06
77Marco Aledia (AltoVelo-Sea Sucker Factory Racing)0:01:10
78Jonathan Jacob (BISSELL-ABG-GIANT)0:01:15
79Isaiah Newkirk (Gateway Harley-Davidson Trek U2)0:01:36
80Jacob Gerhardt (TEAM CLIF BAR Cycling)0:01:37
81Ian Umstead (Village Volkswagen Cycling Team)0:01:44
82Scott Williamson (Olathe Subaru Cycling)0:01:45
83Brandon Feehery0:01:57
84John Holden (Champion System - Stans)0:01:58
85Zachary Carlson (Astellas Cycling Team)0:02:06
86Peter Olejniczak (Lakes Area Physical Therapy)0:02:20
87Bill Mulligan (SBR Quantum Racing)0:03:15
88Matthew Kelley (Isagenix / SeaSucker / Guttenplan)0:03:36
89David Guttenplan (SBR Quantum Racing)0:04:19
90Shane Feehery (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)Row 89 - Cell 2
91Patrick Casey (Team Novo Nordisk)Row 90 - Cell 2
92Mehdi Benhamouda (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice)Row 91 - Cell 2
93Zack Lavergne (CT Cycling Advancement Program)Row 92 - Cell 2
94Derek Cote (MatsonMoney)0:04:27
95Zachary Lewis (The Cyclery Racing Team)Row 94 - Cell 2
96Anthony Dust (Dogfish/Team Noah)Row 95 - Cell 2
97James Vandeven (First Internet Bank Cycling Team)Row 96 - Cell 2
98John Becker (EGO p/b Sammy\'s Bikes)Row 97 - Cell 2
99Sven Gartner (Team Dayton Bicycling)Row 98 - Cell 2
100Andy Prickett (Team Novo Nordisk Elite)Row 99 - Cell 2
101Lonny Knabe (Team Novo Nordisk)Row 100 - Cell 2
102Emanuel Mini (Team Novo Nordisk)Row 101 - Cell 2
103Zvonimir Jelinic (J.Brown p/b Ms.Roses)Row 102 - Cell 2
DNFZack Kratche (Olathe Subaru Cycling)Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Allison (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Weiss (AltoVelo-Sea Sucker Factory Racing)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFChad Hartley (Above and Beyond Cancer p/b Scheels)Row 106 - Cell 2
DNFAdam Ventling (Hosmer Chiropractic-RPM Mortgage)Row 107 - Cell 2
DNFKent Ross (Health Warrior p/b RK&O)Row 108 - Cell 2
DNFDonovan Clarke (Mercy Kuat)Row 109 - Cell 2
DNFMichael BruzinaRow 110 - Cell 2
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Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rushlee Buchanan0:53:01
2Joanne KiesanowskiRow 1 - Cell 2
3Emma GrantRow 2 - Cell 2
4Samantha Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice)0:00:02
5Leah Kirchmann0:00:03
6Lauretta HansonRow 5 - Cell 2
7Linda VillumsenRow 6 - Cell 2
8Erica AllarRow 7 - Cell 2
9Katherine Sherwin (River City Market Racing p/b Bi)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Tiffany Pezzulo (DNA Cycling p/b K4)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Yussely Soto (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Christina Gokey-Smith (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Tina Pic (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Chloe Dygert (TWENTY16 Presented by SHO-AIR)0:00:04
15Katharine Hall (UnitedHealthcare)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Marie-Soleil Blais (Acquisio ACQ)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Skylar Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Josie Talbot0:00:05
19Cari Higgins (UnitedHealthcare)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Heather Albert (Canyon Bicycles - Shimano)0:00:07
21Fiona Meade0:00:08
22Holly Breck (Incycle Racing p/b Full Circle)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Christina Birch (LA Sweat)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Janelle Cole (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Diana Penuela (PARK PLACE DEALERSHIPS)0:00:09
26Lindsay Bayer (BMW p/b The Happy Tooth Dental)0:00:11
27Abby Krawczyk (SPBRC-Grand Performance)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Mia Manganello (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Madison Kriek (FloridaVelo)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Jennifer Sharp (Stages Cycling)0:00:12
31Morgan Brown (Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)0:00:13
32Jannette Rho (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)0:00:14
33Kathryn Donovan (Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Christine Thornburg (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Lauren Tamayo (UnitedHealthcare)0:00:17
36Maura Kinsella (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Laura BrownRow 36 - Cell 2
38Julie Kuliecza (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)0:00:18
39Jamie Gilgen0:00:22
40Mary Zider (Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)0:00:26
41Whitney Schultz (Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Amy Cutler (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)0:00:38
43Nicole Mertz (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice)0:00:48
44Sara Tussey (Visit Dallas)0:00:55
45Caitlin Laroche (Monster Media Elite Women)0:01:15
46Lexie Millard (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice)0:03:38
47Ivy Audrain (L.A. Sweat)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Diedre Ribbens (SPBRC-Grand Performance)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Sarah Szefi (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Anina Blankenship (Balanced: Bike Fitting & Coachi)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Ashley Weaver (PARK PLACE DEALERSHIPS)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Catherine Fegan-Kim (DNA Cycling p/b K4)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Catherine Walberg0:03:42
54Becca Schepps (LA Sweat)Row 53 - Cell 2


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