Squire, Rathe 1-2 espoirs race for Chipotle

Rob Squire (Chipotle Development) secured the biggest victory of his young career at the Under 23 US National Road Race Championships held on Saturday in Augusta, Georgia. He rode across the finish line with his teammate and late-race breakaway companion Jacob Rathe. Evan Huffman (California Giant-Specialized) won the chase group sprint for third place.

"The feeling is incredible and I am so glad to have won it," Squire told Cyclingnews. "I’ve had some mediocre results this year and I knew I had the strength, but it was just about believing in myself and really going for it today. With the teammates that I had and the work that we did, I had to go as hard as I could. I’m so excited that I will probably wear my jersey to bed tonight."

Squire and Rathe broke away together over a small ascent just before the start of the last lap. The pair gained a one minute lead over the next 10 kilometres. Their lead continued to increase to a maximum of two minutes ahead of the next chase group before the finish.

"Every time we got a time check it was more incentive to keep pushing as hard as we could," Squire said. "We did more than a lap trading off turns and going as hard as we could. We put it all on the line. Jacob and I raced together before and when he got third at U23 Paris-Roubaix, I like to think that I helped him with that and this was a little pay back I guess. We crossed the line together and I screamed with my arms in the air for probably 20 minutes."

The high quality Under 23 men’s field lined up under warm summer temperatures to contest seven laps of an undulating 23.5 kms circuit for a total of 168 kms. Each lap boasted 1421ft of elevation gain and suited riders who could best deal with the attrition. "It was a very selective and undulating course," Rathe said. "It was also very hot and I think that put a lot of stress on the riders."

A break of roughly 25 riders emerged on the second lap to included several riders from both Chipotle Development and Trek-Livestrong. "We had three riders in that big group and Trek-Livestrong had three," Rathe said. "We worked pretty well and other riders came across to the move later on. We sort of stopped working because the main peloton was really far back, I guess we were kind of the main peloton at that point."

Trek-Livestrong worked hard to form a selective breakaway with the right combination of riders. The team also showed its strength in holding the main bunch together if the mix of riders in the breakaways was not as advantageous.

The previous day’s criterium winner, Rob Bush (Chipotle Development) attacked the group and gained over one minute. He was off the front for one and half laps, some 40 kms before being reeled back in by a selective chase group with three laps to go. "Rob Bush put a lot of pressure on Trek-Livestrong because it allowed us to just sit in the group," Rathe said. "The group got even smaller after that."

Squire attacked on the circuit’s some-what decisive ascent before the start-finish line with one lap to go. Simultaneously, Rathe attacked on the other side of the road and the pair joined forces to establish a sizable lead of two minutes ahead of the chase group.

"I’ve been having a good season and I had placed third at the U23 Paris-Roubaix and won a stage in South America already," Rathe said. "I’m happy for Rob, he was stronger than me in the breakaway and I felt like he deserved it. We crossed the line together celebrating. Our team has been racing well this year and on this type of a hard selective race we excel."

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Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rob Squire (Chipotle Development Team)4:07:19
2Jacob Rathe (Chipotle Development Team)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Evan Huffman (California Giant Cycling/Califo)0:02:44
4Daniel Summerhill (Chipotle Development Team)0:03:09
5Joey Rosskopf (Team Type 1- Development)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Oscar Clark (Realcyclist.Com)0:03:13
7Chase Pinkham (Bissell Pro Cycling Te)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Ty Magner (Team Type 1 Development)0:04:54
9Gavin Mannion (Trek Livestrong U23)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Lawrence Warbasse (Usa National Team)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Carter Jones (Trek Livestrong U23)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Joseph Dombrowski (Trek Livestrong U23)0:06:14
13Tyler Karnes (Greenville Spinners Bicycle Clu)0:08:46
14Adam Leibovitz (Ouch Pro Cycling)0:10:21
15Tanner Putt (Team Type 1)0:14:31
16Edison Turner (Greenville Spinners Bicycle Clu)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Robin CarpenterRow 16 - Cell 2
18Christian Parrett (Fulton Flyers Cycling Club)0:14:33
19Kevin Gottlieb (Lateral Stress Velo Inc./Kelly)0:14:49
20Jacob Arnold (Hincapie/Green Creation Cycling Team)0:15:54
21Ricky Gargiulo (Geox-Fuji Test Team)0:16:12
22Craig Magee0:16:30
23Justin Lowe (Greenville Spinners Bicycle Clu)0:17:05
24Michael Midlarsky (Realcyclist.Com)0:17:10
25Steve Fisher (Hagens Berman Cycling)0:17:12
26Hogan Sills (Abd Cycle Club/Abd Cycling Team)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Ryan Eastman (Trek Livestrong U23)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Joshua Berry (Realcyclist.Com)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Derek Schanze (Gearlink Racing Inc.)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Benjamin Swedberg (California Giant Cycling/Califo)0:17:22
31Danny Heeley (Vrc/Now-Ms Society)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Ian Crane (Hagens Berman Cycling)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Trevor MacLean (Ccns)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Zachary Felpel (Haymarket Bicycles)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Shane Kline (Bissell Pro Cycling Te)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Travis McCabe (Drc De Mol)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Colt Peterson (Vrc/Now-Ms Society)0:17:30
38Robert Abramo (Philadelphia Ciclismo)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Josh Yeaton (Gs Ciao/Horizon Organic / Panac)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Parker Kyzer (Greenville Spinners Bicycle Clu)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Isaac Enderline (Greenville Spinners Bicycle Clu)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Cody Foster (Fcs/ Metro Volkswagen/Fcs Cycli)0:17:34
43George CyrusRow 42 - Cell 2
44Daniel Katz (Vrc/Now-Ms Society)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Jordan Campbell (Kryki Sports/Audi)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Carson Miller (Jelly Belly Presented B)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Matt Pence (Mesa Cycles Shop And Racing Tea)0:17:37
48Connor OLeary (Racelab Cycling Team)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Logan Loader (Rideclean/Rideclean P/B Patenti)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Craig Creeden (Florida Velo/Floridavelo)0:17:41
51Joseph Schmalz (Elbowz Racing)0:17:44
52Stephen Leece (Vrc/Now-Ms Society)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Jonathan Hornbeck (Cycles Veloce/Team Simple Green)0:17:50
54Jerome Townsend (Mock Orange Bikes/Mock Orange R)0:17:54
55Stephen Schott (Cleveland Clinic Sports Health)0:17:59
56Charlie Avis (Trek Livestrong U23)0:18:08
57William Hottenstein (Fcs/ Metro Volkswagen/Fcs Cycli)0:18:26
58Lucas Binder (Pista Palace)0:18:34
59Tyler Brandt (California Giant Cycling/Califo)0:18:42
60Brandon Trafton (California Giant Cycling/Califo)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Mac Brennan (Panther Pb Competitive Cyclist)0:29:29
62Kit Recca (Sonic Boom Racing)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Henk Calderon (M7 Racing)Row 62 - Cell 2
64Steven Black (Haymarket Bicycles)Row 63 - Cell 2
DNFNathan Brown (Trek Livestrong U23)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFChris Hurst (Stan's NoTubes/AXA)Row 65 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Baker (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNFEvan Cooper (Boston Bicycle School)Row 67 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Bush (Chipotle Development Teamam)Row 68 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Haile (Lees-McRae College)Row 69 - Cell 2
DNFKyle Foley (Central CT Cycling Club/Berlin Bicycle/Best Cleaners)Row 70 - Cell 2
DNFLawson Craddock (Trek Livestrong U23)Row 71 - Cell 2
DNFIsaiah Newkirk (Herring Gas Cycling)Row 72 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Carpenter (Rasmussen Bike Shop)Row 73 - Cell 2
DNFStephen Housley (Four 2 One Sports/Chemstar)Row 74 - Cell 2
DNFChris Stastny (California Giant Cycling/California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)Row 75 - Cell 2
DNFHenry Willis (The Fit Lab)Row 76 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Jondall (White Mountain RR Club)Row 77 - Cell 2
DNFTaylor Warren (Florida Velo/FloridaVelo)Row 78 - Cell 2
DNFMaxwell Robb (Velosports Racing Asheville/DIY Music p/b Asheville Youth Cycling)Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFZachary Earnest (Tulsa Wheelmen)Row 80 - Cell 2
DNFCharles Cassin (Big Ring U-25)Row 81 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Tomlinson (Four 2 One Sports/Chemstar)Row 82 - Cell 2
DNFCody JohnsonRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Talbott (Scenic City Velo/Krystal / Warp9bikes.com)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFTucker Gerald (FCS/ Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling Team)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Brizzard (West Florida Wheelmen)Row 86 - Cell 2
DNFRicky Randall (Matrix Cycling Club)Row 87 - Cell 2
DNFReiss Kohl (Coop Racing)Row 88 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Montoya (University of Alabama)Row 89 - Cell 2
DNFAustin Allison (GS Ciao/Horizon Organic / Panache Elite Cycling)Row 90 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Barker (Chipotle/Sugar Labs)Row 91 - Cell 2
DNFNeal Forbes (NUVO Cultural Trail)Row 92 - Cell 2
DNFThacker Reeves (Chipotle Development Teamam)Row 93 - Cell 2
DNFJames Schurman (Four 2 One Sports/Chemstar)Row 94 - Cell 2
DNFEamon Franck (USA National Team)Row 95 - Cell 2
DNFBill GolembieskiRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFGrayson Cobb (Virginia Polytechnic University)Row 97 - Cell 2
DNFRussell Brown (Lateral Stress Velo Inc.)Row 98 - Cell 2
DNFJosh Oxendine (Asheville Bicycle Racing Club)Row 99 - Cell 2
DNFPatrick Torres (Southern California Velo)Row 100 - Cell 2
DNFIan Boswell (Trek Livestrong U23)Row 101 - Cell 2
DNFAnders Newbury (Chipotle Development Teamam)Row 102 - Cell 2
DNFMike Stone (Hincapie Development Team)Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Raynor (Velosports Racing Asheville/DIY Music p/b Asheville Youth Cycling)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFAlex Bowden (Team Type 1 UCI PCT)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFGabriel MossMasaquiza (Olympus Homes Cycling Team)Row 106 - Cell 2
DNFSynjen Marrocco (CCB/CCB Racing)Row 107 - Cell 2
DNFAustin Stewart (Elbowz Racing)Row 108 - Cell 2
DNFPhilip DixonRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFNathan Larson (Cleveland Clinic Sports Health - RGF Cycling pb Felt Bicycles)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFAlex Wieseler (Four 2 One Sports/Chemstar)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFAndre Vandenberg (Cleveland Clinic Sports Health - RGF Cycling pb Felt Bicycles/Cleveland C)Row 112 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Spook (Gulf Coast Velo)Row 113 - Cell 2
DNFAlex Gorman (Mesa Cycles Shop and Racing Team)Row 114 - Cell 2
DNFNicholas Boulle (Dallas Racing)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFMitchell Gabel (Cleveland Clinic Sports Health - RGF Cycling pb Felt Bicycles/Cleveland C)Row 116 - Cell 2
DNFNathaniel Beams (Peloton Sports Group/McDonalds Cycling Team)Row 117 - Cell 2
DNFWesley Kline (Young Medalists/ Team Rothrock)Row 118 - Cell 2
DNFAlder Martz (Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club/Hincapie Development team)Row 119 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Bennett (California Giant Cycling/California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)Row 120 - Cell 2
DNFNate Geoffrion (Firefighters Cycling Association/Firefighters Cycling - Formigli)Row 121 - Cell 2
DNFSam Bassetti (Firefighters Cycling Association/Firefighters Cycling - Formigli)Row 122 - Cell 2
DNFEmerson Oronte (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda)Row 123 - Cell 2
DNFCory StClair (Cleveland Clinic Sports Health - RGF Cycling pb Felt Bicycles)Row 124 - Cell 2
DNFBranden Russell (Team Type 1- Development)Row 125 - Cell 2
DNFR.Maitland Jones (Asheville Bicycle Racing Club)Row 126 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Lang (Mesa Cycles Shop and Racing Team/Mesa Cycles Racing Team)Row 127 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Vaughan-Ruiz (The TEAM)Row 128 - Cell 2
DNFBrandon Feehery (Mesa Cycles Shop and Racing Team/Mesa Cycles Racing Team)Row 129 - Cell 2
DNFConnor McCutcheonRow 130 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Meyer (Carolina Bicycle Company)Row 131 - Cell 2
DNFJohnathan Freter (Cleveland Clinic Sports Health - RGF Cycling pb Felt Bicycles)Row 132 - Cell 2
DNFStradford Helms (Team Type 1)Row 133 - Cell 2
DNFDylan DeGan (Depaula Racing)Row 134 - Cell 2
DNFWeston LuzadderRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFJoseph Kukolla (Indianapolis Cycling Club/NUVO Cultural Trail)Row 136 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Salibra (Century RR Club Association/Junior Development)Row 137 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Bogedin (Cleveland Clinic Sports Health - RGF Cycling pb Felt Bicycles/Cleveland C)Row 138 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Robinson (Asheville Bicycle Racing Club/ABRC)Row 139 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Williams (Firefighters Cycling Association/Firefighters Cycling - Formigli)Row 140 - Cell 2
DNFTosh Clements (Platinum Performance Cycling Team)Row 141 - Cell 2
DNFJimmy Page (Florida Velo/FloridaVelo)Row 142 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Taylor (California Giant Cycling/California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)Row 143 - Cell 2
DNFLuke Keough (Mock Orange Bikes/Mock Orange Racing)Row 144 - Cell 2
DNFNicholas Rogers (Boston Mountain Cyclist/Boston Mountain Cyclists)Row 145 - Cell 2
DNFJesse Goodrich (Team juwi solar/First Solar)Row 146 - Cell 2
DNFNate Weston (Montana Junior Cycling Foundation/MJCF - U23)Row 147 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Crowson (Friends Great Smokies (FGS Cycling))Row 148 - Cell 2
DNFNathan Davis (Colavita Racing Inc./Colavita Racing)Row 149 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Palevo (Team Bikers Choice)Row 150 - Cell 2
DNFBrian Arne (Kryki Sports/Audi)Row 151 - Cell 2
DNFZachary Hoover (Scenic City Velo/Krystal Cycling Team)Row 152 - Cell 2
DNFPedro Martinez (Southern Elite/Southern Elite/Sun & Ski Sports)Row 153 - Cell 2
DNFTim Weiler (Raw Talent Ranch/CycleLife)Row 154 - Cell 2
DNFZack Allison (Sonic Boom Racing)Row 155 - Cell 2
DNFJoseph SeppyMartinez (Lateral Stress Velo Inc.)Row 156 - Cell 2


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