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April 20/09 19:11 pm - Tour of the Battenkil: Men's Invitational

Posted by Editoress on 04/20/09

The Tour of Battenkill (April 19th) was billed as a Northern Classic style race, an epic 200km grind with dirt roads, short, sharp hills and plenty of wind. In this race for the strongmen, Karl Menzies of the OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis earned 2nd place in a two-up sprint with Francois Parisien (Team Planet Energy), two minutes after Scott Nydham (BMC) had soloed in for an impressive victory.

Nydham had gone off the front of the peloton just 10 miles into the race along with Bobby Lea of OUCH Presented by Maxxis. The two riders worked well together over the next 70 miles, opening a gap of over six minutes.

"We were happy to let Bobby and Scott go at the start," Menzies said. "We weren't going to chase with a teammate up the road. And the teams that maybe should've been chasing just weren't."

"The field simply started chasing too late," added team directeur sportif Mike Tamayo.

When Nydham attacked and rode away from Lea on a climb 80 miles in, OUCH Presented by Maxxis quickly realized that the onus was going to be on them to spearhead the chase.

"We had to start riding tempo," Menzies said. "Tim (Johnson) was drilling it to bring the gap down. Roman (Kilun) spent a lot of time on the front driving it as well. Tim was riding awesome. He was trying to keep the pace high and break up the bunch."

With 20 km to go, Lea had been caught. This left only Nydham out front, with Parisien as a lone chaser following an attack he had put in earlier. With 10 km to go, Shawn Milne (Team Type 1) attacked on one of the climbs. Chad Beyer (BMC) followed that move and Menzies tagged on to Beyer's wheel. Coming over the top, Menzies hit the gas and bridged up solo to Parisien on the descent.

"Once I got up to Francois, I just kept riding hard to the finish," Menzies said. "He had been out for a while solo. He was suffering at the end. On the last corner, I took the inside line and drove it to the finish."

Menzies crossed the line 2:17 behind Nydham. "I wouldn't have thought that Nydham would be able to stay away to the finish but he did," Menzies said.

"My hat goes off to Nydham," Tamayo added. "He had a great ride and deserved to win. It was a hard course and we did a lot of work. Our guys left everything they had out there."

"This race was totally different," Menzies commented. "I came up doing races in Australia with smaller roads where wind is always a factor. There aren't too many races in the U.S. where guys come in to the finish in ones and twos. This was a really challenging course. It makes for a whole lot better racing. It may not be a Roubaix, but it was good. It's one of the toughest courses in the U.S. Hats off to the organizers for picking out the course and putting it on."
OUCH Presented by Maxxis press release

Pro 1/2 Men, 200.5 km
1 Scott Nydam (USA) BMC Racing Team 5:16:32
2 Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 2:17
3 Francois Parisien (Can) Team Planet Energy 2:21
4 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1 2:55
5 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6 James Driscoll (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Trakkers 3:46
7 Ryan Roth (Can) Team Planet Energy 3:47
8 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Planet Energy 3:50
9 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:51
10 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 4:00
11 Cheyne Hoag (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling
12 Adam Myerson (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling
13 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
14 Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy
15 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team
16 Tim Johnson (USA) OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
17 Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Planet Energy
18 Thomas Soladay (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling all s.t.
19 William Dugan (USA) CCB International 4:01
20 Butler Christopher (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling
21 Boyd Johnson (USA) DLP Racing
22 Derrick St. John (Can) Ride With Rendall all s.t.
23 Keck Baker (USA) Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON/Sonoma 4:02
24 Bobby Lea (USA) OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 5:09
25 John Delong (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Trakkers 5:30
26 Daniel Zmolik (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave s.t.
27 John Minutrn (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave 6:23
28 Mike Stoop (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling 7:25
29 Benjamin Martel (Can) 7:26
30 Keven Lacombe (Can) Team Planet Energy 7:38
31 Joshua Dillon (USA)
32 Graham Howard (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling both s.t.
33 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 8:00
34 Michael Mathis (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave s.t.
35 Justin Spinelli (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda 8:01
36 Kevin Hazzard (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee 10:13
37 Daniel Holt (USA) Team Type 1 11:05
38 Tiago Depaula Souza (Bra) DLP Racing
39 Scott Tietzel (USA) DLP Racing
40 Daniel Cassidy (USA) CCB International
41 Clayton Barrows (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave
42 Nick Frey (USA) MetLife Cycling Team all s.t.
43 Rafael Adolfo German Meran (Dom) GS Mengoni USA 11:06
44 Bennet Van Der Genugten (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy 11:07
45 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling 11:32
46 Jerome Townsend (USA) Independent Fabrications/Lionette's 13:22
47 Sean Barrie (USA) Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON/Sonoma 17:07
48 Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling s.t.
49 Stephan Kincaid (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave 17:08
50 Eric Brownell (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave s.t.
51 Justin Lindine (USA) 17:09
52 Sheldon Deeny (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
53 Ryan Dewald (USA) Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON/Sonoma both s.t.
54 Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing 21:13
55 Nick Bennette (USA) MetLife Cycling Team s.t.
56 Nathaniel Ward (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda 21:14
57 Peter Morse (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee
58 Kier Plaice (Can) Team Type 1 both s.t.
59 John Murphy (USA) OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 21:16
60 Jake Hollenbach (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave 25:30
61 Adam Sullivan (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda 25:33
62 Simeon Green (GBr) Haymarket Bicycles/Trakkers 27:19
DNF Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
DNF James Duncan (USA) DLP Racing
DNF Shawn Kane (Can) DLP Racing
DNF Philip (Alder) Martz (USA) DLP Racing
DNF Andrew Olson (USA) DLP Racing
DNF Jonny Hamblen (USA) DLP Racing
DNF Jacob Keough (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling
DNF Shane Kline (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling
DNF Jonathan Sundt (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling
DNF Chad Burdzilauskas (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy
DNF Jonathan Parrish (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy
DNF Benjamin Renkema (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy
DNF Tyler Stanfield (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy
DNF Timothy Swain (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy
DNF Scottie Weiss (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy
DNF Andy Applegate (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy
DNF Jonathan Chodroff (USA) OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
DNF Roman Kilun (USA) OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
DNF Andrew Baker (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling
DNF Mark Hekman (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling
DNF Logan Loader (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling
DNF Charles Marzot (USA) Team Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling
DNF Andrew Randell (Can) Team Planet Energy
DNF Maxime Vives (Can) Team Planet Energy
DNF Andrew Hunt (Can) Team Type 1
DNF Charles Eldridge (USA) Team Type 1
DNF Kenneth Hanson (USA) Team Type 1
DNF Harold Phil Southerland (USA) Team Type 1
DNF Brian Butts (USA) Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON/Sonoma
DNF Jose Escobar (USA) Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON/Sonoma
DNF Charles Hutcheson (USA) Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON/Sonoma
DNF Russell Langley (USA) Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON/Sonoma
DNF Thom Coupe (USA)
DNF Nicholas Keough (USA)
DNF Joshua Lipka (USA)
DNF Eric Schildge (USA)
DNF Dan Timmerman (USA)
DNF Stephen Weller (USA)
DNF Matthew White (USA)
DNF Aliksandr (Sasha) Bialiauski (Blr) CCB International
DNF Alex Cox (USA) CCB International
DNF Yahor Buben (Blr) CCB International
DNF Colin Jaskiewicz (USA) CCB International
DNF Dylan Mcnicholas (USA) CCB International
DNF Chris Worden (USA) CCB International
DNF Luis Aquino (Uru) Champion Systems/Gladiator Wine
DNF Franklin Burgos (USA) Champion Systems/Gladiator Wine
DNF Gavri Epstein (Can) Champion Systems/Gladiator Wine
DNF Rodney Santiago (Pur) Champion Systems/Gladiator Wine
DNF Wilson Vasquez (USA) Champion Systems/Gladiator Wine
DNF Euris Rafael Vidat Paulino (USA) Champion Systems/Gladiator Wine
DNF Matthew Johnson (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave
DNF Michael Margarite (USA) CRCA/Empire CT p/b Northwave
DNF Eugene Boronow (USA) GS Mengoni USA
DNF Salvatore Divetta Scotto (USA) GS Mengoni USA
DNF Amauri Perez Fernandez (Dom) GS Mengoni USA
DNF David Wiswell (USA) GS Mengoni USA
DNF Stephen Cummings (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Trakkers
DNF Gonzalo Escobar (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Trakkers
DNF Jared Nieters (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Trakkers
DNF John Parks (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Trakkers
DNF John Rowley (USA) Haymarket Bicycles/Trakkers
DNF Adam Branfman (USA) Independent Fabrications/Lionette's
DNF Jonathan Bruno (USA) Independent Fabrications/Lionette's
DNF Robbie King (USA) Independent Fabrications/Lionette's
DNF Emerson Oronte (USA) Independent Fabrications/Lionette's
DNF Kevin Wolfson (USA) Independent Fabrications/Lionette's
DNF Todd Yezefski (USA) Independent Fabrications/Lionette's
DNF Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee
DNF Bryson Bowers (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee
DNF David Byer (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee
DNF Jamie Riggs (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee
DNF Adrian Huemmer (Can)
DNF Brendan Matthias (Can)
DNF Justin Steeds (Can)
DNF Mark Walters (Can)
DNF Jan Zak (Can)
DNF Scott Dolmat-Connell (USA) MetLife Cycling Team
DNF Ryan Fleming (USA) MetLife Cycling Team
DNF Charles Mccarthy (USA) MetLife Cycling Team
DNF Peter Bell (USA) MetLife Cycling Team
DNF Vincent Scalia (USA) MetLife Cycling Team
DNF Brad Sheehan (USA) MetLife Cycling Team
DNF Marc Boudreau (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Casey Roth (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Greg Reain (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Jim Tsilemos (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Christopher Reid (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Thomas Devisscher (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Glen Rendall (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Matthew Brewster (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda
DNF Alec Donahue (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda
DNF Mukunda Feldman (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda
DNF Matt Mainer (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda
DNF Matthew Purdy (USA) Spooky/NCC/Kenda
DNF Eric Tremble (USA Spooky/NCC/Kenda



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