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August 9/09 10:18 am - Presbyterian Hospital Invitational: Veilleux wins in Charlotte, NC

Posted by Editoress on 08/9/09

Presbyterian Hospital Invitational, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

 No doubt about it: Kelly Benefit Strategies’ David Veilleux is back. Soloing from three laps out at the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium in Charlotte this weekend, he took one of the most competitive fields in domestic pro cycling by surprise and won the top ranked NRC race with a decisive ten second lead.

"Veilleux is like caged animal always looking for a chance to escape on his own,” says Ken Mills, General/Performance Manager. “We saw that in action last night, which was an amazing event and a textbook tactical play for our program.

“We came into Charlotte a little short handed with just five guys against other six man rosters and when David got into the break I wasn’t absolutely positive it would stick. But we didn’t want a bunch sprint to the line so we had David pick a point in the race where he could use his time trial skills to open a lead and go for the win. It worked.”

Veilleux, who broke his collarbone and missed six weeks of the 2009 season earlier this year, has been working hard on his form. The intensive program of training paid off this weekend. Three laps from the line, Veilleux was the sole KBS rider to represent the team in a ten-man break that stayed away until the finish. With two and a half laps remaining, David attacked the break and soloed to the finish, gaining time on each consecutive lap and eaving behind Team Type 1 and Cola Vita Sutter Home, both of which had two riders in the group.

“It is great to have David back to one hundred percent form and doing what he does best – winning races,” says performance director, Jonas Carney. “We knew the Charlotte criterium would suit our team well because each team can only start six riders. That makes for real racing and it favors teams like ours who can execute a defined strategy and make best use of teamwork. This win shows again that our program can win any type of event from road to time trial to Criterium.”

 Veilleux crossed the line in front of more than 30,000 spectators and picks up a first place prize of $12,000 in the biggest-prize money Criterium in North America. Now in its sixth year, the NRC Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium attracts more than 200 pro athletes from around the country and is the only NRC race in the United States to have a 1.1 ranking. It’s his third win in the last month, after taking the U23 Canadian Time Trial Champion and the Great Downer Avenue stage of Superweek just weeks ago.

“This is a terrific, emphatic win,” says Dale Henn, President, Contour Technology, sponsor and leader in pro cycling electronic stimulation technology. “It’s great to see David back so quickly and so dramatically. We put that down to his gifts as an incredible athlete and his commitment to recovery using some of the most advanced technology and equipment available to pro cyclists today.”


Kelly Benefits Press release


1 Brooke Miller (Team Tibco) 54:47
2 Tina Pic (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite)
3 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway Racing)
4 Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom)
5 Christina Smith (Veloforma)
6 Joanne Kiesanowski (Team Tibco) all s.t.
7 Erica Allar (BMW-Bianchi) at 0:01
8 Jennifer McRae (Team Type 1)
9 Joelle Numainville (Team Kenda) both s.t.
10 Cath Cheatley (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite) 0:02
11 Kori Seehafer (Team Type 1) s.t.
12 Lauren Tamayo (Team Tibco) 0:03
13 Meredith Miller (Team Tibco)
14 Katharine Carroll (Team Tibco) both s.t.
15 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite) 0:04
16 Kelly Benjamin (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite)
17 Melissa Sanborn (Vanderkitten Racing) both s.t.
18 Kristen Lasasso (Mellow Mushroom) 0:05
19 Samantha Schneider (Team Type 1) s.t.
20 Toni Bradshaw (Team Lip Smacker) 0:06
21 Kristin Sanders (Valueact Capital) 0:08
22 Rebecca Larson (Valueact Capital) 0:12
23 Tonya Lail (BMW-Bianchi) 0:14
24 Leigh Hopkins (Vanderkitten Racing) 0:15
25 Kacey Manderfield (Team Lip Smacker) 0:17
26 Silke Wunderwald (Team Kenda) 0:22
27 Robin Farina (Valueact Capital) 0:23
28 Kirsten Davis (BMW-Bianchi) 0:25
29 Jacquelyn Crowell (Team Type 1) s.t.
30 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing) 0:26
31 Kate Veronneau (Altarum Women's Cycling Team) s.t.
32 Andrea Dvorak (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite) 0:27
33 Jessie Maclean Verducci/Breakaway Racing) s.t.
34 Kathryn Clark (Team Kenda) 0:28
35 Hilary Billington (Team Lip Smacker) 1:02
36 Alison Powers (Team Type 1) 1:05
37 Christina Ruiter (Valueact Capital) 1:19
38 Jennifer Wilson (Vanderkitten Racing) s.t.
39 Sinead Miller (Unattached) 1:55
40 Rachel Heal (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite) 3:24
41 Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite)
42 Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten Racing)
43 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)
44 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)
45 Jenette Williams (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)
46 Dale Tye (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)
47 Rebecca Blatt (Team Kenda)
48 Emma Petersen (Team Ultralink)
49 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing)
50 Allison Lampi (Team Ultralink)
51 Amy McGuire (Hub Racing)
52 Emily Helmboldt (Team Marshall Mechanical/rcwr)
53 Julie Kuliecza (Team Marshall Mechanical/rcwr)
54 Emily Joyner (Team Marshall Mechanical/rcwr)
55 Lenore Pipes (Team Marshall Mechanical/rcwr) all s.t.
56 Lauren Shirock (BMW-Bianchi) 3:25
57 Liz Leyden (Hub Racing)
58 Ashley Anderson (Proman Hit Squad)
59 Nicole Johnson (Team Kenda)
60 Christi-An Hansley (Team Medplan) all s.t.
1 David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:54:02
2 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Team Type1) at 0:14
3 Karl Menzies Team (Ouch Presented By Maxxis)
4 Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita/sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite)
5 Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) all s.t.
6 Mark Hekman (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Ep-No) 0:15
7 Euris Vidal Paulino (Champion System Racing)
8 Carlos Calcirrada (Aerocat Cycling Team) both s.t.
9 Nicholas Reistad (Jelly Belly) 0:16
10 Luis Romero Amaran (Colavita/sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite) 0:22
11 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type1) 0:26
12 Rahsaan Bahati (Rock Racing) 1:03
13 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita/sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite)
14 Kenneth Hanson (Team Type1)
15 Emile Abraham (Aerocat Cycling Team)
16 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)
17 Jacob Keough (Kelly Benefit Strategies) all s.t.
18 Clayton Barrows (Crca / Empire Cycling Team) 1:04
19 Yosvany Falcon (Champion Porsche p/b Racers Edge) s.t.
20 Jonathan Page (Battley Harley-Davidson/sonoma) 1:05
21 Alexander Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies) all s.t.
22 Adam Myerson (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Ep-No)
23 Anibal Borrajo (Colavita/sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite)
24 Matthew Winstead (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spingery) 1:06
25 John Murphy Team (Ouch Presented By Maxxis)
26 Joey Rosskopf (Jittery Joe's U25 p/b
27 Thomas Soladay (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Ep-No) all s.t.
28 Will Hoffarth (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Ep-No) 1:07
29 Daniel Holt (Team Type1) s.t.
30 Aaron Gates (Bike New Zealand) 1:08
31 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder) s.t.
32 Timothy Henry (DLP Racing) 1:09
33 Gavi Epstein (Champion System Racing) 1:10
34 Scottie Weiss (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spingery)
35 Zachary Davies (Jittery Joe's U25 Pb
36 Jeffrey Buckles Richmond Pro Cycling) all s.t.
37 Patrick Weddell (Globalbike p/b Catoman) 1:11
38 Morgan Schmitt (Bissell Pro Cycling) s.t.
39 Frank Travieso (Champion Porsche p/b Racers Edge) 1:14
40 Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:15
41 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder) s.t.
42 Jermaine Burrowes (Team United) 1:22
43 Peter Latham (Bissell Pro Cycling) s.t.
44 Kyle Wamsley (Colavita/sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite) 1:29
45 Keck Baker (Battley Harley-Davidson/sonoma) 1:38
46 Kirk Albers Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team) 1:41
47 Cody O'Reilly (Bissell Pro Cycling) 1:45
48 Jared Nieters Haymarket Bicycles/function Dr) 1:53
49 Michael Margarite (Crca / Empire Cycling Team) 1:55
50 Frank Pipp (Bissell Pro Cycling) 1:56
51 Zach Bell (Kelly Benefit Strategies)
52 Roman Kilun Team (Ouch Presented By Maxxis) both s.t.
53 Shawn Milne (Team Type1) 1:57
54 Winston David (9Z-Motion) 1:58
55 Juan Pablo Dotti (Aerocat Cycling Team) 2:09
56 Ben Miller (Globalbike p/b Catoman) 2:13
57 Pat Lemieux (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team) 2:18
58 Charles Huff (Jelly Belly) 2:20
59 Kevin Attkisson (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team) 2:30
60 Matthew Crane (Jelly Belly) 2:31
61 Daniel Ramsey (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Ep-No) 2:40
62 Somraj Seepersaud (Team United) 3:21
63 Luca Damiani (Colavita/sutter Home p/b Cooking Lite) 3:24
64 Mark Warno (Immediate Mortgage - Artemis E) 3:40
65 John Delong (Hincapie /gary Fisher/barkley) 9:17
66 Richard Harper (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spingery) s.t.


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