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June 2/14 2:03 am - Philly Cycling Classic - Men's results

Posted by Editoress on 06/2/14

Kiel Reijnen Sprints to Victory at Philadelphia Cycling Classic Second Year in a Row

All eyes were on the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team on Sunday at the 2014 Parx Casino Philadelphia Cycling Classic, and for good reason. The team was lining up to defend their 2013 victory, earned by Colorado resident Kiel Reijnen. The 2014 edition consisted of 10 laps around an undulating 12-mile (19.3 km) circuit, totaling 120 miles (190 km) and 10 ascents up Lemon Hill and the famous Manayunk Wall. Kiel proved last year that he could be the fastest rider up the climb final climb, so the team was tasked with delivering him there at the end of the race, ready to sprint and in a favorable position. Jonny Clarke contributed by covering an early breakaway that would see an advantage of almost three minutes.  Motivated to keep the front of the race within their grasp, the peloton powered to close the gap and capture the 7 riders, and would do so on the 8th lap.

The blistering pace reduced the lead group to roughly 40 riders. With Reijnen and his teammates still intact and 15 kilometers left to race, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team took control of the race and raised the pace once again. Jeff Louder, Chris Jones, Danny Summerhill, Jonny Clarke, and Isaac Bolivar worked together to escort Reijnen through the last lap while keeping the pace exceptionally high. John Murphy and Ken Hanson sheltered Kiel in the last 3 kilometers, delivering him to the base of the final ascent in first position. From there, Reijnen knew the race was up to him. He accelerated once, testing his legs and shaking up the front of the lead group. He accelerated again, this time distancing the entire field. Kiel never looked back, sprinting up the face of the Manayunk Wall and through the finish line with a commanding lead and seconds to spare over any of his rivals. This well-deserved victory happened to also fall on Kiel’s 28th birthday, making the tremendous achievement even more special for Kiel, his friends, his family, and the entire UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team.

Two-time Philadelphia Classic winner Kiel Reijnen commented, “The team was flawless today-- They took care of me for the entire race and should have been on the podium with me. The finish at the top of the wall suits me, but I never would have had the opportunity to test my legs if not for the work of my teammates. I’m thankful to repay them with the win.”
When asked what the Philadelphia race means to him, Kiel responded with a story. “The fans here are just amazing. Last year, we found a great restaurant for Philly cheese steaks after the race. The owner recognized me as the race winner and gave me a t-shirt that he had made specifically for the race, after we had a cheese steak together. I really appreciated that and I wanted to go back this year to see him, win or lose, wearing the shirt and to have another cheese steak with the nice man. When I arrived this evening, he immediately recognized me and showed me his background image on his cell phone- a photo of us having a cheese steak together a year ago. That’s what I think about this race and this city; the fans are incredible people.” 

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team press release


Ryan Roth ( Silber Pro Cycling Team) finished 8th and Will Routley (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 10th.



Results from the Parx Casino Philly Classic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Men, 193 km
1 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team 4:28:35
2 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Smartstop
3 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
4 Luca Benedetti (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
5 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis - Hagens Berman
6 Toms Skujins (Lat) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
7 Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk
8 Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team
9 Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
10 Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
11 Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura
12 Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp - Endura all s.t.
13 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:16
14 Michael Olheiser (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
15 Serghei Tvetcov (Rou) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
16 Adam Matthew Farabaugh (USA) Garneau - Quebecor
17 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
18 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
19 Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
20 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team
21 Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
22 Taylor Sheldon (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
23 Jon Hornbeck (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda all s.t.
24 Eric Marcotte (USA) Team Smartstop 0:30
25 Brodie Talbot (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:33
26 Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
27 Elliot Doyle (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team
28 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team all s.t.
29 Sam Bassetti (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 0:41
30 Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
31 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
32 Griffin Easter (USA) Airgas Cycling
33 Robbie Squire (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
34 Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts
35 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk all s.t.
36 Benjamin Chaddock (Can) Garneau - Quebecor 0:52
37 Chad Beyer (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
38 Joshua Berry (USA) Team Smartstop
39 Brecht Dhaene (Bel) Astellas Cycling Team all s.t.
40 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 1:01
41 Aurélien Passeron (Fra) Silber Pro Cycling Team s
42 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 1:10
43 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 1:17
44 Travis Mccabe (USA) Team Smartstop
45 Ian Crane (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
46 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
47 John Anderson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
48 Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
49 Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura all s.t.
50 John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team 1:29
51 Jacob Kauffmann (Aus) Garneau - Quebecor 1:43
52 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 2:02
53 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team s
54 Gregory Obando Brenes (Crc) Jamis - Hagens Berman 2:13
55 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman 2:17
56 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk 2:22
57 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 2:26
58 Jeffry Louder (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
59 Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team both s
60 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 2:48
61 Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:57
62 James Stemper (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 3:16
63 Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team 4:35
64 Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
65 Rob Britton (Can) Team Smartstop
66 Bruno Langlois (Can) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
67 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
68 Gregory Ratzell (USA) Airgas Cycling
69 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
70 Daniel Summerhill (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
71 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
72 Connor Mccutcheon (USA) Airgas Cycling
73 Isaac Bolivar Hernandez (Col) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
74 Calixto Manuel Bello (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
75 Zack Noonan (USA) Airgas Cycling
76 Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
77 Patrick Kos (Ned) Airgas Cycling
78 Christopher Uberti (USA) Astellas Cycling Team
79 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura
80 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp - Endura
81 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman
82 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
83 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
84 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk all s.t.
DNF Michael Woods (Can) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
DNF Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
DNF Matt Green (GBr) Astellas Cycling Team
DNF Cortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Cycling Team
DNF Clay Murfet (Aus) Astellas Cycling Team
DNF David Williams (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
DNF Jimmi Sorensen (Den) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNF Christopher Meacham (USA) Airgas Cycling
DNF Sebastian Forke (Ger) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNF Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
DNF Johnathan Freter (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
DNF Kirk Carlsen (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
DNF Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
DNF Christian Parrett (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
DNF Joshua Lucas Galloway Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
DNF Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
DNF Enrico Rossi (Ita) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNF Stephen Hall (Aus) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
DNF Orlando Trinidad Garibay Contreras (Mex) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
DNF Kristofer Dahl (Can) Team Smartstop
DNF Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Astellas Cycling Team
DNF Adam Myerson (USA) Team Smartstop
DNF Jake Tanner (GBr) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNF Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
DNF Antonio Di Battista (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
DNF James Gene Piccoli (Can) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp
DNF Jesse Kerrison (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
DNF Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
DNF Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau - Quebecor
DNF Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
DNF Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
DNF William Goodfellow (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team
DNF Julian Kyer (USA) Team Smartstop
DNF Benjamin Chartrand (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team
DNF Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
DNF Sam Witmitz (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
DNF Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Christina Watches - Kuma
DNF Stephen Hyde (USA) Astellas Cycling Team
DNF Samuel Hunter Snipe Grove (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team
DNF Kevin Gottlieb (USA) Airgas Cycling
DNF Dean Hass (USA) Airgas Cycling
DNF Robert Ralph (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team
DNF Aaron Perry (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk
DNF Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Astellas Cycling Team
DNF William Blackburn (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team
DNF Luke Ockerby (Aus) Garneau - Quebecor
DNF Jonah Joseph Tannos (USA) Incycle-Predator Components Cycling Team



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