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June 19/11 0:14 am - Nature Valley Grand Prix: Men Stage 5


Posted by Editoress on 06/19/11
 

Big Shakeup In Men's Standings At Nature Valley Grand Prix


The Menomonie Road Race lived up to expectations Saturday at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. At the end of the more than 100 miles of hard racing in the lush rolling terrain of Wisconsin, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team's winning streak was stopped at four.

Amidst a shattered peloton that saw fewer than two dozen riders allowed onto the finishing circuit, Bernard Van Ulden (Jelly Belly presented by Kenda) attacked his fellow escapees on the last of four laps around the two-mile course to claim the victory.

“I died a thousand deaths, but I ate plenty of Sports Beans in the race and also on the circuits and it all worked," Van Ulden said. "Without my sponsors, none of this would be possible. I'm very happy. This is a dream come true.”

Jesse Anthony (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth) finished second on the stage and took over the yellow jersey as the general classification experienced a big shakeup.

“We're really, really happy to have the lead in this race especially with OptumHealth, one of our title sponsors here,” Anthony said. “We've been racing aggressively and it's awesome to finally see it pay off. This is a team effort, I wish all my teammates could wear the yellow jersey with me, we all worked for it equally.”
 
Jay Thomson (BISSELL Pro Cycling) was third on the stage.


After watching UnitedHealthcare win the first four stages – including a podium sweep in St. Paul on Stage 2 – the rest of the peloton was determined to try and wrestle control from the blue train. The course was equally as conducive for it, featuring plenty of twists and turns and four Sports Beans King of the Hills climbs. With an early break already off the front, the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth squad lined up at the front heading up the the second tough climb and exploded the field. 

“We knew today was going to be a decisive day as well as tomorrow," Anthony said. "We just had to race real aggressively and use the strengths that the team has. Today was a good long road race of attrition and we raced as hard as we could. The guys threw down, as hard as they could, we just kept attacking and we didn't give up.”

By the time the attacks ended, only 20 riders remained at the front, including multiple riders from Kelly Benefit Stategies, BISSELL, Jelly Belly, Team Exergy, Jamis/Sutter Home, and only one from UnitedHealthcare – defending champion Rory Sutherland. 
 
The next round of hostilities were opened up as the breakaway approached the four finishing circuits with a gap of five minutes on the field. Seven riders (Van Ulden, Anthony, Thomson, Heath Blackgrove and Logan Hutchings (both of ELBOWZ Racing), Luis Amaran (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Freddie Rodriguez and Andres Diaz (both of Team Exergy) were battling for the stage win and the yellow jersey. 

“Coming into the circuits here, I was dying a thousand deaths," Murphy said. "I started cramping and I knew I didn't have the legs to go against the sprinters so I figured my best chance was going to be either keep it together and try not to lose time because I was relatively high up there on GC, or to try to get off the front.”

In addition to the stage win, Van Ulden was also awarded the Freewheel Bike Most Aggressive Rider jersey. His UnitedHealthcare teammate, Robert Förster, kept his lead in the Wheaties FUEL Sprint competition. Chad Haga (Team Rio Grande) retained the green jersey as the Nature Valley Top Amateur and Joseph Schmalz (ELBOWZ Racing) is the new leader in the white TRIA Orthopaedic Center Best Young Rider competition. Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL Pro Cycling) defended his Sports Beans King of the Hills in an early heated battle.

Sunday's Stillwater Criterium is billed as "the most brutal criterium course in North America." Last year, Kelly Benefit Strategies lost the overall in a battle to the wire with UnitedHealthcare. With a similar situation this eyar, Anthony said he is ready to defend his lead.

“It's going to be an amazing race," he said. "That course just explodes the race. It's hard the whole time and hopefully I have the legs. We've been working on this for the whole year. We'll go out there and see what we do.”
Report by Lyne Lamoureux, Nature Valley Grand Prix

Stage 5: Menomonie Road Race, 162 km
1 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 3:49:43
2 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth at 0:02
3 Jay Thomson (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling s.t.
4 Andres Diaz Corrales (USA) Team Exergy 0:04
5 Luis Romero Amaran (USA) Jamis Sutter Home s.t.
6 Heath Blackgrove (USA) Elbowz Racing 0:07
7 Freddie Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 0:15
8 K Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 2:38
9 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 2:45
10 Jamey Driscoll (USA) Jamis Sutter Home
11 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
12 Logan Hutchings (NZl) Elbowz Racing all s.t.
13 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 5:42
14 Matthew Cooke (USA) Team Exergy
15 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Elbowz Racing
16 Chad Haga (USA) Team Rio Grande
17 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
18 Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
19 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth
20 Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis Sutter Home
21 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda all s.t.
22 Eric Young (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 11:09
23 Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
24 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
25 Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
26 Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
27 Jeremy Vennell (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
28 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
29 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
30 Karl Menzies (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
31 Carlos Alzate Escobar (USA) Team Exergy
32 Benjamin Chaddock (Can) Team Exergy
33 Erik Slack (USA) Team Exergy
34 Eric Schildge (USA) Jamis Sutter Home
35 Fernando Antogna (USA) Jamis Sutter Home
36 Nic Frey (USA) Jamis Sutter Home
37 Alejandro Borrajo (USA) Jamis Sutter Home
38 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
39 Charles Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
40 Kenneth Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
41 Emerson Oronte (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
42 Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande
43 Drew Christopher (USA) Team Rio Grande
44 Austin Stewart (USA) Elbowz Racing
45 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth
46 Marsh Cooper (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth
47 Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth
48 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth
49 Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth
50 Scott Tietzel (USA) Team Rio Grande
51 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1-Development
52 Daniel Holt (USA) Team Type 1-Development
53 Tanner Putt (USA) Team Type 1-Development
54 Ty Magner (USA) Team Type 1-Development
55 Chris Winn (USA) V Australia
56 Zachary Davies (USA) V Australia
57 Jonathan Toftoy (USA) GrandStay Hotels
58 Michael Woell (USA) GrandStay Hotels
59 Brad Cole (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team
60 Colton Jarisch (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team
61 Timothy Rugg (USA) NVGP Pro Ride
62 Stephen Mull (USA) NVGP Pro Ride
63 Stefan Rothe (USA) NVGP Pro Ride
64 Alec Donahue (USA) NVGP Pro Ride
65 Erik Hamilton (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist
66 Mac Brennan (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist
67 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist
68 Adam Carr (USA) Penn Cycle
69 Ben Kersten (Aus) V Australia
70 Scott Gray (USA) NVGP Pro Ride all s.t.
71 Trevor Connor (Can) Team Rio Grande 16:58
72 Mat Stephens (USA) Elbowz Racing 23:16
73 Brandon Feehery (USA) NVGP Pro Ride
74 Adam Koble (USA) GrandStay Hotels
75 Jens Brabbit (USA) GrandStay Hotels
76 Shadd Smith (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team
77 Quinn Keogh (USA) Team Exergy
78 Joshua Roeser (USA) Penn Cycle
79 Micah Moran (USA) GrandStay Hotels
80 Benjamin Zawacki (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop
81 Thomas Brown (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop
82 Will Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda all s.t.
83 Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy 28:33
84 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 29:36
85 Ryan Knapp (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist
86 Adam Mills (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team
87 Jerome Townsend (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop all s.t.
88 John Phillips (USA) Team Rio Grande 35:02
89 Ben Anderson (USA) GrandStay Hotels
90 Dan Ajer (USA) Penn Cycle
91 Tyler Jewell (USA) Elbowz Racing
92 Andrew Gonzales (USA) Elbowz Racing
93 Travis Livermon (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop all s.t.
DNF Adam Myerson (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop
DNF Michael Dalterio (Can) Team Type 1-Development
DNF Brandon Krawczyk (USA) GrandStay Hotels
DNF Nicholas Coil (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team
DNF Zack Allsion (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team
DNF Tucker Olander (USA) Penn Cycle
 
GC
1 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 8:46:41
2 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda at 0:12
3 Andres Diaz Corrales (USA) Team Exergy 0:37
4 Luis Romero Amaran (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:40
5 Heath Blackgrove (USA) Elbowz Racing 1:22
6 Freddie Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 1:49
7 K Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 2:45
8 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 3:10
9 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 3:15
10 Jamey Driscoll (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 4:01
11 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 5:33
12 Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 5:42
13 Jay Thomson (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 5:45
14 Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 6:03
15 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 6:12
16 Chad Haga (USA) Team Rio Grande 6:19
17 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 6:20
18 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Elbowz Racing 6:39
19 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 6:43
20 Matthew Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 6:45
21 Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 10:42
22 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 11:15
23 Fernando Antogna (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 11:17
24 Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 11:20
25 Jeremy Vennell (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 11:24
26 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1-Development 11:34
27 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 11:39
28 Marsh Cooper (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 11:40
29 Alejandro Borrajo (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 11:44
30 Carlos Alzate Escobar (USA) Team Exergy 11:48
31 Kenneth Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 11:50
32 Nic Frey (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 11:51
33 Benjamin Chaddock (Can) Team Exergy 11:51
34 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 11:54
35 Karl Menzies (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 11:59
36 Eric Young (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 12:05
37 Emerson Oronte (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 12:13
38 Ben Kersten (Aus) V Australia 12:18
39 Timothy Rugg (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 12:21
40 Drew Christopher (USA) Team Rio Grande 12:27
41 Eric Schildge (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 12:32
42 Erik Hamilton (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist 12:32
43 Zachary Davies (USA) V Australia 12:35
44 Chris Winn (USA) V Australia 12:37
45 Daniel Holt (USA) Team Type 1-Development 12:42
46 Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 12:52
47 Ty Magner (USA) Team Type 1-Development 12:52
48 Jonathan Toftoy (USA) GrandStay Hotels 13:00
49 Charles Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 13:04
50 Brad Cole (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 13:21
51 Alec Donahue (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 13:37
52 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 13:46
53 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 15:56
54 Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 17:02
55 Adam Carr (USA) Penn Cycle 17:11
56 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 17:19
57 Stefan Rothe (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 17:26
58 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist 17:38
59 Colton Jarisch (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 18:43
60 Mac Brennan (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist 23:46
61 Adam Koble (USA) GrandStay Hotels 27:49
62 Austin Stewart (USA) Elbowz Racing 28:07
63 Shadd Smith (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 28:35
64 Logan Hutchings (NZl) Elbowz Racing 28:36
65 Quinn Keogh (USA) Team Exergy 29:12
66 Mat Stephens (USA) Elbowz Racing 30:03
67 Trevor Connor (Can) Team Rio Grande 31:13
68 Ryan Knapp (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist 31:30
69 Michael Woell (USA) GrandStay Hotels 31:35
70 Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 32:18
71 Will Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 32:41
72 Benjamin Zawacki (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 34:18
73 Brandon Feehery (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 34:52
74 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 36:18
75 Thomas Brown (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 36:18
76 Stephen Mull (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 36:47
77 Tanner Putt (USA) Team Type 1-Development 36:53
78 Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande 37:15
79 Erik Slack (USA) Team Exergy 37:28
80 Jerome Townsend (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 38:08
81 Scott Tietzel (USA) Team Rio Grande 40:16
82 Travis Livermon (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 40:16
83 Scott Gray (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 45:02
84 Joshua Roeser (USA) Penn Cycle 47:34
85 Ben Anderson (USA) GrandStay Hotels 48:44
86 Jens Brabbit (USA) GrandStay Hotels 50:42
87 Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy 1:02:15
88 Adam Mills (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 1:02:34
89 Andrew Gonzales (USA) Elbowz Racing 1:05:11
90 Micah Moran (USA) GrandStay Hotels 1:06:33
91 John Phillips (USA) Team Rio Grande 1:07:33
92 Tyler Jewell (USA) Elbowz Racing 1:13:21
93 Dan Ajer (USA) Penn Cycle 1:27:38

 


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