Bevin wins in Doylestown at Thompson Bucks County Classic

Brilliant course and exciting racing were the ingredients of the day for the 2012 Thompson Bucks County Classic which ended with Patrick Bevin (Bissell Pro Cycling) taking the win, Logan Hutchins (Elbowz Racing) taking second and Rob Britton (Garneau-Quebecor) rounding out the podium.

The day started with a neutral roll out from beautiful New Hope, PA. A hilly and tough course lay ahead of the riders as they made their way to the start of the six inner circuits that included the grueling Carversville climb, the sprint line, and beautiful winding roads complete with two covered bridges.

Action got started early with a group of 17 riders, including United Healthcare's Rory Sutherland who was putting a finishing point on his crowning as the UCI Americas Tours 2012 winner, off the front on the first of six laps. The riders hit the 1st climb at an intense pace with Spanish rider Diego Milan of Firefighters Racing p/b Advocare taking the first points ahead of American Carter Jones from Bissell Pro Cycling, Milan went on to win the KOM jersey in a hard fought battle.

The lead group of 17 riders battled and over several laps dwindled down to just six riders with a 25 second lead over the peloton. The group of six contained two Bissell riders Chris Baldwin and Jeremy Vennell, Benjamin Day from United Healthcare, Alex Candelario of Team Optum, Heath Blackgrove from Elbows Racing and Garneau-Quebecor's Rob Britton. As the breakaway came around a sharp turn and started up a small rise they had Sutherland coming up from the peloton and bringing the race back together.

Quickly a group of five were off the front including Baldwin, Day, and Britton, joined by two New Zealanders Patrick Bevin from Bissell and fellow Kiwi Logan Hutchins of Elbowz Racing. The late move, with only a few miles to go would prove to be the winning one as Baldwin went to the front and drilled it for over a mile to bring the front five to a small rise just before the finish. On the small rise attacks were put in and Baldwin having finished his job was out the back. Coming down the finishing stretch with crowds lining the street, Bevin was the first to the line claiming the Leader's Jersey and was joined on the podium by Hutchins in second and Britton in third, followed by Day and Baldwin.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling4:12:31
2Logan Hutchins (NZl) Elbowz Racing0:00:01
3Rob Britton (Can) Garneau-QuebecorRow 2 - Cell 2
4Benjamin Day (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:02
5Heath Blackgrove (USA) Elbowz RacingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:00:12
7Diego Milan (Spa) Firefighters Racing p/b ADVOCAR0:01:00
8Eric Marcotte (USA) Elbowz RacingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:02
10Andrew Bajadali (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:35
11Jackie Simes (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home0:02:25
12Sebastian Salas (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:03:20
13Danny Summerhill (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:05:31
14Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home0:05:38
15Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau-QuebecorRow 14 - Cell 2
16Coulton Hartrich (USA) Firefighters Racing p/b ADVOCAR0:05:39
17Adam Farabaugh (USA) - GaspesienRow 16 - Cell 2
18Gabe Varela (USA) Hagens Berman0:05:48
19Clay Murfet (Aus) Team Mountain Khakis - Smartshop0:06:22
20Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Alex Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 20 - Cell 2
22Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:06:23
24Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:09:14
26Carter Jones (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 25 - Cell 2
27James Schuman (USA) Firefighters Racing p/b ADVOCAR0:09:41
28Nick Bax (USA) XO Communications p/b CiscoRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Devo0:11:08
30Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Ride with RendallRow 29 - Cell 2
31Travis Livermon (USA) Team Mountain Khakis - Smartshop0:11:09
32Blair Berbert (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies / LSVRow 31 - Cell 2
33Paul Martin (USA) Team Panther p/b Competitive CyclistRow 32 - Cell 2
34Aaron Fillion (Can) Ride with RendallRow 33 - Cell 2
35Andrew Seitz (USA) Team Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist0:11:12
36Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda - 5-Hour Energy Cycling Team0:11:14
37Ian Crane (USA) Hagens Berman0:14:12
38Steve Fisher (USA) Hagens Berman0:14:14
39Tim Mitchell (USA) CCB RacingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Pierrick Naud (Can) - Gaspesien0:14:15
41Michael Sheehan (USA) Elbowz RacingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Bobby Lea (USA) Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFARow 41 - Cell 2
43Max Korus (USA) Kenda - 5-Hour Energy Cycling TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Andrew Mccullough (USA) / CannondaleRow 43 - Cell 2
45Nick Frey (USA) Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFARow 44 - Cell 2
46Zack Noonan (USA) / Cannondale0:14:16
47Adam Carr (USA) - GaspesienRow 46 - Cell 2
48Antoine Matteau (Can) - GaspesienRow 47 - Cell 2
49Jon Hornbeck (USA) Hagens BermanRow 48 - Cell 2
50Gavriel Epstein (Can) Champion Systems p/b Stan's NoTubesRow 49 - Cell 2
51Justin Mauch (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies / LSVRow 50 - Cell 2
52Thomas Raeymaekers (Bel) Team Type 1 - DevoRow 51 - Cell 2
53Wes Kline (USA) / CannondaleRow 52 - Cell 2
54Zachary Hughes (Can) Garneau-Quebecor0:14:17
55Keck Baker (USA) XO Communications p/b CiscoRow 54 - Cell 2
56Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Chris Wingfield (USA) Hagens BermanRow 56 - Cell 2
58Daniel Holt (USA) Team Type 1 - DevoRow 57 - Cell 2
59Shane Kline (USA) Team Mountain Khakis - Smartshop0:14:21
60Jacob Keough (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:14:22
61Cody O'Reilly (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 60 - Cell 2
62Kirk Albers (USA) Team Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist0:14:23
63Mark Langlands (NZl) Garneau-QuebecorRow 62 - Cell 2
64Charly Vives (Can) Garneau-QuebecorRow 63 - Cell 2
65Jean Francois Racine (Can) Garneau-Quebecor0:14:24
66Thomas Brown (USA) Team Mountain Khakis - SmartshopRow 65 - Cell 2
67Christopher Uberti (USA) Team Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist0:14:25
68Neil Bezdek (USA) Team Mountain Khakis - SmartshopRow 67 - Cell 2
69Ricky Gargiulo (USA) Champion Systems p/b Stan's NoTubes0:14:26
70Anthony Hall (USA) Champion Systems p/b Stan's NoTubesRow 69 - Cell 2
71Augusto Sanchez (Dom) G.S. Mengoni0:14:27


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