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Reijnen repeats as Philly Classic champion

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Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare) points to the sky and holds his hand over his chest as his wife always tells him to race with his heart

Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare) points to the sky and holds his hand over his chest as his wife always tells him to race with his heart
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Men’s field lines up at noon for the National Anthem

Men’s field lines up at noon for the National Anthem
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Carmen “Bigger” Small (Specialized-Lululemon) does a textbook set up for teammate Stevens at the bottom of the Wall

Carmen “Bigger” Small (Specialized-Lululemon) does a textbook set up for teammate Stevens at the bottom of the Wall
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The race starts at a blistering pace with Novo Nordisk drilling it at the front

The race starts at a blistering pace with Novo Nordisk drilling it at the front
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Some riders give a shot to an early break

Some riders give a shot to an early break
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Infamous/Glorious Manayunk Wall kisses hello to the riders on the first trip up

Infamous/Glorious Manayunk Wall kisses hello to the riders on the first trip up
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Men’s podium: Second place-Jure Kocjan(Team Smartstop), First place-Keil Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team) Third place-Dion Smith (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team)

Men’s podium: Second place-Jure Kocjan(Team Smartstop), First place-Keil Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team) Third place-Dion Smith (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team)
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To give Keil Reijnen UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team ) the win

To give Keil Reijnen UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team ) the win
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And they just drilled it all the way home

And they just drilled it all the way home
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With one lap to go- UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team) picked up the pace on Lemon Hill

With one lap to go- UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team) picked up the pace on Lemon Hill
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Newly crowned US Road Champion, Eric Marcotte (Team Smartstop) gets to wear his new threads for the first time today. Lookin' good

Newly crowned US Road Champion, Eric Marcotte (Team Smartstop) gets to wear his new threads for the first time today. Lookin' good
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Drapac Professional Cycling at the front

Drapac Professional Cycling at the front
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That left on the cobbles is all a blur- once you hit the wall, again

That left on the cobbles is all a blur- once you hit the wall, again
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Adam Myerson and his team (SMARTSTOP) worked hard to bring back the break.

Adam Myerson and his team (SMARTSTOP) worked hard to bring back the break.
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Zack Noonan (Airgas Cycling) keeps up with the big boys.

Zack Noonan (Airgas Cycling) keeps up with the big boys.
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Three time National Road Champ Freddie Rodriguez (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) hits his team car for some…candy?

Three time National Road Champ Freddie Rodriguez (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) hits his team car for some…candy?
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Australian team Drapac Professional Cycling, goes to the front to bring back the break-oblivious to our beautiful skyline

Australian team Drapac Professional Cycling, goes to the front to bring back the break-oblivious to our beautiful skyline
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Field goes under the tracks

Field goes under the tracks
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Slovak pro tour rider Blaz Jarc (Team Netapp-Endura) takes a turn at the front of the break

Slovak pro tour rider Blaz Jarc (Team Netapp-Endura) takes a turn at the front of the break
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Teams raced along the Schuykill River through Fairmont Park

Teams raced along the Schuykill River through Fairmont Park
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Astana Bepink Women’s Team makes their presence known

Astana Bepink Women’s Team makes their presence known
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UnitedHealthcare puts riders on the front on the last lap

UnitedHealthcare puts riders on the front on the last lap
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NetApp comes to the front to chase

NetApp comes to the front to chase
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The breakaway gets cheered on by fans on the climb

The breakaway gets cheered on by fans on the climb
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SmartStop comes to the front to bring back the break

SmartStop comes to the front to bring back the break
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Riders hit the steep section of the wall

Riders hit the steep section of the wall
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Kiel Reijnan (UnitedHealthcare) riding in the bunch before his win

Kiel Reijnan (UnitedHealthcare) riding in the bunch before his win
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The men’s field hits the bottom section of the wall in Manayunk

The men’s field hits the bottom section of the wall in Manayunk
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Joey Rosskopf (Hincapie) leads the break up the wall

Joey Rosskopf (Hincapie) leads the break up the wall
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The break making its way into downtown Manayunk

The break making its way into downtown Manayunk
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Fans watch as the break hits the bottom of the wall

Fans watch as the break hits the bottom of the wall
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Tom Zirbel (Optum) goes after a bottle in the feed zone

Tom Zirbel (Optum) goes after a bottle in the feed zone
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Travis McCabe (SmartStop) works his way to the front

Travis McCabe (SmartStop) works his way to the front
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Kiel Reijnan (UnitedHealthcare) keeps a little extra motivation on his helmet

Kiel Reijnan (UnitedHealthcare) keeps a little extra motivation on his helmet
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UnitedHealthcare picks up the pace heading into the final climb

UnitedHealthcare picks up the pace heading into the final climb
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Eric Marcotte (SmartStop) shows off his National Champion kit on the start line

Eric Marcotte (SmartStop) shows off his National Champion kit on the start line
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Well over one hundred women from nine different countries started at the top of the Manayunk Wall

Well over one hundred women from nine different countries started at the top of the Manayunk Wall
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Kiel Reijnan (UnitedHealthcare) catches up with teammates after taking the win.

Kiel Reijnan (UnitedHealthcare) catches up with teammates after taking the win.
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Kiel Reijnan (UnitedHealthcare) pushes hard all the way to the line

Kiel Reijnan (UnitedHealthcare) pushes hard all the way to the line
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The men’s field heads back towards downtown Philly

The men’s field heads back towards downtown Philly
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The front of the field gets strung out as they bring back the break

The front of the field gets strung out as they bring back the break
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Tyler Wren (Jamis) was all hands and bottles during today’s race

Tyler Wren (Jamis) was all hands and bottles during today’s race
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The men’s field comes up the wall in Manayunk

The men’s field comes up the wall in Manayunk
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Today's scene on Lemon Hill

Today's scene on Lemon Hill
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The men’s race got plenty of encouragement on the steep part of the climb

The men’s race got plenty of encouragement on the steep part of the climb
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The men make their way down Kelly Drive

The men make their way down Kelly Drive
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Eric Marcotte (SmartStop) gets new bike details to go along with his National Champion kit

Eric Marcotte (SmartStop) gets new bike details to go along with his National Champion kit
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Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare) celebrated his birthday with a second consecutive win at the UCI 1.1 Philadelphia Cycling Classic on Sunday in Pennsylvania. He sprinted to the top of Manayunk Wall ahead of Jure Kocjan (Team SmartStop) and Dion Smith (Hincapie Sportswear Development).

"My teammates dragged me all the way round the last lap and dropped me off at the bottom of the climb," said Reijnen, who won the sprint to the top of the climb by multiple bike lengths. "I didn't know that I had won by such a big gap, I didn't look back. It's nice to win on my birthday but the goal coming into the race was to win for the team."

Joseph Rosskopf (HIncapie Sportswear Development) won the King of the Mountain (KOM) award, Joshua Berry (Team SmartStop) earned the sprint award and Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) the young rider competition.

Birthday boy wins on Manayunk Wall

Newly crowned national road champion, Eric Marcotte (Team SmartStop) rolled up to the Manayunk Wall start line in all smiles and wearing a brand new stars-and-stripes kit that he won a week prior at the USA Cycling Professional Championships in Chattanooga, positioning himself beside defending champion, Reijnen.

The men competed 10 laps of a 19.2km circuit for a total of 192km. The course included attractions such as Strawberry Mansion, Lemon Hill, Kelly Drive and the start-finish line on the wild Manayunk Wall.

An early breakaway set off that included Jonny Clarke (UnitedHealthcare), Rosskopf and Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Sportswear Development), Tom Zirbel (Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies), Blaz Jarc (Team NetApp-Endura), Clay Murfet (Astellas), Alex Wohler (Team Budget ForkLifts), who later fell out of the breakaway, and David Williams (5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda).
The gap held at just under two minutes for the first five laps.

Rosskopf, who was third in the race last year and won the Redlands Bicycle Classic earlier this year, picked up the bulk of KOM points on Lemon Hill and Manayunk Wall on each lap and eventually locked up that award.

"I like Manayunk," Rosskopf said. "It's steep and good for my abilities. The first lap some people were thinking about points but I made it clear that I was going to do whatever I had to do to get the points. It was a good break to go for the KOM points because we didn't have any chance of staying away to the end, we didn't have the numbers and some teams were missing."

Temperatures started to rise mid-race and the peloton welcomed an annually featured watering hole on Manayunk Wall that sprayed over the riders. Fans crowded the sides of the streets and draped over the fencing with the race-symbolic plastic red beer cups in hand, ringing bells, many of them who had been cheering for the women's peloton earlier that morning.

The gap continuously drop from four laps to go, down to a minute and then 30 seconds as teams Drapac, Team SmartStop and Jamis-Hagens Berman set a quick pace from the front of the peloton while UnitedHealthcare sat close behind waiting for its moment in the finale.

The pace continued to pick up, and the main field shattered into smaller groups along the course each time over Manayunk and Lemon Hill. Rosskopf picked up his last KOM points on Manayunk before the breakaway was caught with two laps to go.

A counter move went on the "fall off the wall" with Isaac Bolivar (UnitedHealthcare), Joseph Smalz (Hincapie Sportswear Development), Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis), Joshua Berry (Team SmartStop) and Bruno Langlois (5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda).

Langlois made the most of what was left of the late-race breakaway and attacked on Manayunk into the start of the last lap, though he thought it was the finish and threw his arms in the air in a mistaken victory salute, as the main field hurled themselves over the steep climb in pursuit.

A 40-rider main peloton approached the last climb over Lemon Hill intact and led by UnitedHealthcare. Jacob Kauffmann (Garneau-Quebecor) jumped ahead of the field for a short-lived move along Kelly Drive on the return to main street Manayunk. The field stormed into the base of Manayunk Wall all together with UnitedHealthcare working for Reijnen.

Results

Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team4:28:35
2Jure Kocjan (SLO) Team SmartStop
3Dion Smith (NZL) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
4Luca Benedetti (ITA) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
5Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (COL) Jamis - Hagens Berman
6Toms Skujins (LAT) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
7Javier Megias Leal (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk
8Ryan Roth (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team
9Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis
10Will Routley (CAN) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
11Jonathan McEvoy (GBR) Team Netapp - Endura
12Frantisek Padour (CZE) Team Netapp - Endura
13Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:16
14Michael Olheiser (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
15Serghei Tvetcov (ROU) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis
16Adam Matthew Farabaugh (USA) Garneau - Québecor
17Bernard Sulzberger (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
18Ryan Anderson (CAN) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
19Leonardo Pinizzotto (ITA) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
20Matteo Dal-Cin (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team
21Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis
22Taylor Sheldon (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda
23Jon Hornbeck (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda
24Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop0:00:30
25Brodie Talbot (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:33
26Viesturs Luksevics (LAT) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
27Elliot Doyle (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team
28Joseph Lewis (AUS) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
29Sam Bassetti (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda0:00:41
30Robbie Hucker (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
31Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
32Griffin Easter (USA) Airgas Cycling
33Robbie Squire (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
34Michael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts
35David Lozano Riba (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk
36Benjamin Chaddock (CAN) Garneau - Québecor0:00:52
37Chad Beyer (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda
38Joshua Berry (USA) Team SmartStop
39Brecht Dhaene (BEL) Astellas Cycling Team
40Tommy Nankervis (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts0:01:01
41Aurélien Passeron (FRA) Silber Pro Cycling Team
42Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis0:01:10
43Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team0:01:17
44Travis Mccabe (USA) Team SmartStop
45Ian Crane (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
46Carson Miller (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
47John Anderson (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
48Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
49Ralf Matzka (GER) Team Netapp - Endura
50John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:01:29
51Jacob Kauffmann (AUS) Garneau - Québecor0:01:43
52Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team0:02:02
53Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
54Gregory Obando Brenes (CRC) Jamis - Hagens Berman0:02:13
55Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman0:02:17
56Martijn Verschoor (NED) Team Novo Nordisk0:02:22
57Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team0:02:26
58Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
59Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
60Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis0:02:48
61Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:57
62James Stemper (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda0:03:16
63Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:04:35
64Nicolas Lefrancois (FRA) Team Novo Nordisk
65Rob Britton (CAN) Team SmartStop
66Bruno Langlois (CAN) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda
67Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
68Gregory Ratzell (USA) Airgas Cycling
69Benjamin Johnson (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
70Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
71Wesley Sulzberger (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
72Connor McCutcheon (USA) Airgas Cycling
73Isaac Bolivar Hernandez (COL) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
74Calixto Manuel Bello (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
75Zack Noonan (USA) Airgas Cycling
76Stephen Clancy (IRL) Team Novo Nordisk
77Patrick Kos (NED) Airgas Cycling
78Christopher Uberti (USA) Astellas Cycling Team
79Erick Rowsell (GBR) Team Netapp - Endura
80Blaz Jarc (SLO) Team Netapp - Endura
81Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
82Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
83Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
84Joonas Henttala (FIN) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFMichael Woods (CAN) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
DNFJonathan Clarke (AUS) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
DNFMatt Green (GBR) Astellas Cycling Team
DNFCortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Cycling Team
DNFClay Murfet (AUS) Astellas Cycling Team
DNFDavid Williams (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda
DNFJimmi Sorensen (DEN) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNFChristopher Meacham (USA) Airgas Cycling
DNFSebastian Forke (GER) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNFEric Young (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
DNFJohnathan Freter (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis
DNFKirk Carlsen (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis
DNFJonathan Cantwell (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
DNFChristian Parrett (USA) 5-Hour Energy P/B Kenda
DNFJoshua Lucas Galloway Prete (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts
DNFDarren Lapthorne (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
DNFEnrico Rossi (ITA) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNFStephen Hall (AUS) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
DNFOrlando Trinidad Garibay Contreras (MEX) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
DNFKristofer Dahl (CAN) Team SmartStop
DNFRyan Aitcheson (CAN) Astellas Cycling Team
DNFAdam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop
DNFJake Tanner (GBR) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNFIan Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis
DNFAntonio Di Battista (ITA) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
DNFJames Gene Piccoli (CAN) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
DNFJesse Kerrison (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts
DNFTimothy Roe (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts
DNFSimon-Pierre Gauthier (CAN) Garneau - Québecor
DNFAlex Wohler (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts
DNFThomas Palmer (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
DNFWilliam Goodfellow (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team
DNFJulian Kyer (USA) Team SmartStop
DNFBenjamin Chartrand (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team
DNFCharles Planet (FRA) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFSam Witmitz (AUS) Team Budget Forklifts
DNFStefan Schumacher (GER) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNFStephen Hyde (USA) Astellas Cycling Team
DNFSamuel Hunter Snipe Grove (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
DNFKevin Gottlieb (USA) Airgas Cycling
DNFDean Hass (USA) Airgas Cycling
DNFRobert Ralph (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team
DNFAaron Perry (NZL) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFJacob Rytlewski (USA) Astellas Cycling Team
DNFWilliam Blackburn (CAN) Silber Pro Cycling Team
DNFLuke Ockerby (AUS) Garneau - Québecor
DNFJonah Joseph Tannos (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team

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