Huff fights back for Dutchtown win

On the final day of the 2013 MoPro Cycling series, clear skies and beautiful weather greeted the fields that took to the technical course through South St. Louis’s Dutchtown neighborhood. Six corners and a finishing hill provided opportunities for attacking riders shut out after Saturday’s windy drag race and aggressive riding set the tone for each field.

After a Saturday spent gruppo compacto at the Tour de Grove, the women’s field wasted no time in lighting up the technical circuit with attack after attack seeking some leash over the demanding course. Halfway in to the sixty minute race, Leah Kirchmann of Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies continued the team’s tommy gun approach to the weekend and set out with two other riders in the shape of Lauren Stephens and Jacquelyn Crowell. A lap later, Theresa Cliff-Ryan of Fearless Femme saw the danger and bridged the gap to bring the lead group to four. Behind, a lap of inattention let the gap go out to twenty seconds, before Erica Allar and Coryn Rivera, Saturday’s first and second, personally took to the head of the field to try and bring the escapees back to heel. Their efforts were for naught, however, and despite the gap being trimmed to 15 seconds with three laps to go; the break was not seen again. Switching over to tactical shadow boxing inside the two-lap countdown, USA national crit champion Cliff-Ryan dominated the sprint ahead of Kirchmann and Stephens. Fearless Femme teammate and Friday night winner Kimberly Wells took out the field sprint leaving the other big names and teams to scrap it out for lesser placings.

In the men’s race, there was no less aggression, but much less payoff for riders looking to take their opportunities on the challenging Dutchtown course. Despite a favorable course for attacking, small groups would gain a handful of seconds before being brought back into the fold by the big teams of SmartStop Mountain Khakis and Jelly Belly. Still wincing from the drubbing at the hands of United Health Care the previous day, the two biggest teams in the race made their presence felt in a concerted effort to dictate a sprint finish on the uphill drag to the line. Notably, Joe Schmaltz of Elbowz Racing attacked fifty minutes in, taking Qdoba p/b Bushwhacker’s Devin Clark clear for two laps before Friday night podium finisher Adam Leibowitz of Texas Roadhouse instigated a three man counter attack. The move looked to have some traction before SmartStop Mountain Khakis massed at the head of the chase with three to go to bring it back together for a field sprint. From there, Jelly Belly and SmartStop traded blows into the white knuckle sprint where Missouri native Brad Huff edged out Nicolai Brochner of Bissell-ABG-Giant by a wheel with teammate Ricardo Van der Velde in third. By finishing off his teammates’ hard work, Huff continued his streak of top Missouri race finishes and took Jelly Belly’s second win on the weekend after Saturday’s disappointment.

With another year in the books for the MoPro cycling series, the weekend’s races keep growing and continue to provide dynamic racing for the Midwest as part of the USA Crits series.

Pro men results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brad Huff (Jelly Belly P/B Kenda)1:13:45
2Nicolai Brochner (BISSELL-ABG-GIANT)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Ricardo Van Der Velde (Jelly Belly P/B Kenda)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Andrew Dahlheim (Bissell Cycling)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Isaac Howe (Team SmartStop)0:00:01
6Zack Allison (Think Finance p/b Trek Bikes)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Emile Abraham (Predator Cycling)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Alexander Ray (IsCorp Intelligentsia Coffee)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Sean Mazich (Jelly Belly P/B Kenda)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Yosvany Falcon (Sharecare Cycling p/b Wh)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Daniel Holt (Team United Healthcare)0:00:02
12Sergio Hernandez (Predator Cycling)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Chris Stastny (Hagens Berman Cycling)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Gavriel Epstein (Champion System p/b Stan's NoTubesn's NoTubes)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Brandon Feehery (Astellas Oncology Cycling)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Griffin Easter (Gateway Harley-Davidson)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Stephan Hirsch (Team United Healthcare)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Jacob Hill (Stan's NoTubes P/b Profe)0:00:03
19Rafael A. Meran (CRCA/Foundation)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Allan Rego (Champion System p/b Stan's NoTubes)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Andrew Scarano (Team United Healthcare)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Augusto Sanchez (Park Place Dealerships/Su)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Conor Mullervy (Champion System p/b Stan's NoTubes)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Cortlan Brown (Astellas Oncology Cycling)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Brendan Cornett (Team United Healthcare)0:00:04
26Robert White (Sharecare Cycling p/b Wh)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Chris Wolhuter (Stan's NoTubes p/b Profe)Row 26 - Cell 2
28David Reyes (Stan's NoTubes P/b Profe)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Devin Clark (Qdoba p/b Bushwhacker)0:00:06
30Rob Thompson (Panther/Bakehouse)0:00:09
31William Zellmer (Gateway Harley-Davidson)0:00:13
32Martin Vecchio (Panther/Bakehouse)0:00:14
33Gevan Samuel0:00:15
34Kevin Mullervy (Champion System p/b Stan's NoTubes)0:00:17
35Corentin Cherhal (Team Novo Nordisk Devel)0:00:18
36Ryan Shean (Team Upland Brewing)0:00:19
37Max Korus (Astellas Oncology Cycling)0:00:20
38Kyle Perry (Team Upland Brewing)0:00:21
39Geron Williams (Foundation)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Nicholas Coil (Think Finance p/b Trek Bikes)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Colton Jarisch (Think Finance p/b Trek Bikes)Row 40 - Cell 2
42William Stolte (TradeWind Energy Cycling)0:00:22
43Euris R. Vidal (CRCA/Foundation)0:00:23
44Jos Chalmers (Gateway Harley-Davidson)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Colin Gibson (Keller Rohrback Cycling)0:00:24
46Ryan Mele (Stans No Tubes p/b Profe)0:00:25
47Parker Kyzer (Cleveland Clinic Sports He)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Ross White (RACC pb GG)0:00:26
49Christopher Bogedin0:00:27
50John Grant (Texas Roadhouse Cycling)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Ben Wolfe (Jelly Belly P/B Kenda)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Nicholas Ramirez (Texas Roadhouse Cycling)0:00:33
53Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly P/B Kenda)0:00:35
54Adam Leibovitz (Texas Roadhouse Cycling)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Richard Stuart (Kentucky Flyers Cycling In)0:00:36
56Alex Wieseler (ICC BISSELL-ABG-GIANT)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Levi Baker (PARK PLACE DEALERSHIP)0:00:42
58Michael Sencenbaugh (Sakari Race Team)0:00:44
59Chad Burdzilauskas (Kentucky Flyers Cycling In)0:00:45
60Alejandro Guzman (Foundation)0:00:50
61Colton Barrett (Texas Roadhouse Cycling)0:00:52
62Shane Kline (Team SmartStop)0:00:53
63Jesse Keough (Foundation)0:00:59
64Joshua Carter (Predator Carbon Repair)0:01:02
65Brian Hill (Stan's NoTubes p/b Profe)Row 64 - Cell 2
66Jean Michel Lechance (Team Predator Carbon Re)0:01:08
67Patrick Lemieux (Texas Roadhouse Cycling)0:01:18
68Andrew Buntz (Astellas Oncology Cycling)0:01:22
69Steve Fisher (Hagens Berman Cycling)0:01:24
70John (Jackie) Simes (Team SmartStop)0:01:32
71Ben Chaddock (Team SmartStop-Mountai)Row 70 - Cell 2
72Nathaniel Beams (Think Finance p/b Trek Bikes)0:01:41
73Alberto Covarrubias (fayetteville whellmen)0:01:50
74Joseph Schmalz (ELBOWZ RACING Elite Cyc)0:01:51
75Austin Vinton (Think Finance p/b Trek Bikes)Row 74 - Cell 2
76Jacob Mueller (Stan's NoTubes P/b Profe)0:03:24
77Brais Dacal (Team Novo Nordisk Devel)0:06:28
78Peter Eckel (Team Novo Nordisk Devel)0:07:04
79Michael Giem (Pedal p/b Cannondale De)0:07:17
DNFAnthony Dust (Dogfish Racing Team)Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Puffer (Texas Roadhouse Cycling)Row 80 - Cell 2
DNFRyan Sullivan (The 706 Project)Row 81 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Cummings (PARK PLACE DEALERSHIP)Row 82 - Cell 2
DNFClay Murfet (Team SmartStop p/b Mou)Row 83 - Cell 2
DNFAdam Myerson (Team SmartStop-Mountai)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFJosh Estes (PARK PLACE DEALERSHIP)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFChad Hartley (RACC pb GG)Row 86 - Cell 2
DNFCharles (Mac) Cassin (Gateway Harley-Davidson)Row 87 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Fleischhauer (Hagens Berman Cycling)Row 88 - Cell 2
DNFJeffrey Pendlebury (Panther/Bakehouse)Row 89 - Cell 2
DNFKurt Fletcher (708 Racing p/b Dressel's)Row 90 - Cell 2
DNFKent Woermann (TradeWind Energy Cycling)Row 91 - Cell 2
DNFZach Reed (Qdoba p/b Bushwhacker)Row 92 - Cell 2
DNSAndy Reardon (Cumberland Transit Cyclin)Row 93 - Cell 2
DNSTravis Werts (Sonic Cycling)Row 94 - Cell 2
DNSJustin Maciekowicz (Korte Hammer Down Raci)Row 95 - Cell 2
DNSRyan Mele (Stan's NoTubes P/b Profe)Row 96 - Cell 2
DNSSerge Tsvetkov (Jelly Belly P/B Kenda)Row 97 - Cell 2
DNSSam Croft (Giant Bicycles- SOUTHRow 98 - Cell 2

Pro women results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Fearless Femme p/b Pure)1:01:32
2Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit S)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Lauren Stephens (FCS|Cycling: p/b Zngine)1:01:33
4Jacquelyn Crowell (Exergy TWENTY)1:01:39
5Kimberley Wells (Fearless Femme p/b Pure)1:01:43
6Amy Cutler (Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebel)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO/ To)1:01:44
8Lenore Pipes (CARE4CYCLING p/b Solo)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Erica Allar (CARE4CYCLING powered)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Carrie Cash Wootten (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)1:01:45
11Coryn Rivera (Marian University Cycling)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Starla Teddergreen (Vanderkitten)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Jessica Prinner (CARE4CYCLING powered)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Tiffany Pezzulo (Team Primal Racing)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Holly Mathews (ISCorp p/b Intellgentsia C)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Maura Kinsella (NOW and Novartis for MS)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Amber Gaffney (UCI CT/WPT: Team Optu)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Vanessa Drigo (Rose Bandits)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Anna Sanders (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Resto)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Sarah Huang (ExergyTWENTY16)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Leah Kleager (Midwest Cycling Commun)1:01:47
22Hayley Giddens (ISCorp presented by Intell)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Terra James (Team Kenda presented by)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Courteney Lowe (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Kori Seehafer (Primal Pro Women P/B B)1:01:50
26Melina Bernecker (Primal Pro Women P/B B)1:01:51
27Kelly Fisher-Goodwin (Fearless Femme p/b Pure)1:01:52
28Jennifer Perricone (ISCorp p/b Intellgentsia C)1:01:56
29Sierra Siebenlist (Team Indiebike)1:01:58
30Kaytie Scott (DNA Cycling p/b Plan7)1:02:02
31Kate Chilcott (Vanderkitten)1:02:03
32Skylar Schneider (Team TIBCO II)1:02:04
33Joanie Caron (Primal Pro Women p/b B)1:02:06
34Amanda Miller (Team TIBCO/ To)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Jeannie Kuhajek (Vanderkitten)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Kathryne Carr (SkiNourishment p/b Pacel)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Lauren Creamer (ISCorp presented by Intell)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Mariasol Johannes (The Cannonball-Hub Raci)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Suzanne Johnson (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Lindsay Lorenz (Slimenundgrossen)Row 39 - Cell 2
DNFNichole Wangsgard (Primal Pro Women P/B B)Row 40 - Cell 2
DNFRachel Byus (FCS Cycling)Row 41 - Cell 2
DNFLindsey Durst (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Resto)Row 42 - Cell 2
DNFValentina Paniagua (ISCorp presented by Intell)Row 43 - Cell 2
DNFMia Loquai (ISCorp Cycling Team)Row 44 - Cell 2
DNFBritta SiegelRow 45 - Cell 2
DNFCaitlin Rolfs (Team Novo Nordisk Wom)Row 46 - Cell 2
DNSSarah Fader (Pepper Palace/ Spin Tech)Row 47 - Cell 2
DNSAnnie Ewart (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits)Row 48 - Cell 2
DNSAmy Mcguire (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Resto)Row 49 - Cell 2
DNSCinthia Lehner (Asheville Bicycle Racing Cl)Row 50 - Cell 2
DNSMadeleine Pape (ISCorp Cycling/NCSF)Row 51 - Cell 2


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