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May 7/11 11:23 am - US Speedweek: Spartanburg Regional Classic

Posted by Editoress on 05/7/11

Results from the 5th race in the US Crits Speedweek, the Spartanburg Regional Classic, held on May 6th in Spartanburg, SC



Jennifer Purcell (Crumpton Cycles), was able to locate the chink in the Colavita squad's armor and score a big victory for herself in the women's race.

With the departure of overall leader Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita), the women's Speedweek peloton naturally sensed that this was their opportunity to assert themselves in Spartanburg. Early protagonists included Tiffany Pezzulo (Primal/MapMyRide), and Anne Samplonius (Rouse Bicycles). Samplonius was able to capitalize on her team's continual aggressiveness to achieve some separation from the rest of the field for several laps and collect a fair amount of race primes.

But the Colavita/Forno d'Asolo team has been used to winning all week long, and in the second half of the race, they did their best to organize themselves and regain control. Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic winner Rushlee Buchanan made a last minute bid to take the win, but the combined strength of Rouse and Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) disrupted their effort. The resulting bunch sprint was up for grabs, and it was Purcell that emerged out of the darkness to end Colavita's unbroken string of 11 consecutive Speedweek wins. Van Gilder held on for a second place finish that would put her atop the overall, and Rouse's Christina Gokey-Smith rounded out the podium in third.



UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team's Jake Keough and Hilton Clarke Finish 1st and 3rd in the Spartanburg Regional Classicmen's podium
Continuing their dominant performance in the USA Crits Speed Week, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team's Jake Keough and Hilton Clarke finished first and third respectively tonight in the 7th Annual Spartanburg Regional Classic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Tonight's win is Keough's third on the season and the Blue Train's sixth overall this year. The Team has secured 18 overall podiums since the season began.

Reflecting on his third win in less than seven days, Keough said, "The Team rode extremely well tonight. I felt super strong and my sprinting legs are just starting to come around. We are now dialing in the lead out and making minor tweaks to perfect it. The guys on this Team work so hard every race to put one of us in a position to deliver a victory and I'm glad I was able to do that tonight."

With 10 laps to go, the Blue Train began lining up and one lap later, the eight-man squad from Team UnitedHealthcare took control of the race and never looked back.

"We saw other teams throwing quite a bit at us late in the race, especially Kenda/5-hour Energy and Exergy," said General Manager and Team Director, Mike Tamayo. "I can't say enough about how these guys just keep coming together. We really have something special here. This unit consistently does what is required of them and when you do that, good things happen."

UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling press release

1 Jennifer Purcell (Crumpton Cycles) 59:39.3
2 Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) 59:39.5
3 Christina Gokey-Smith (Rouse Bicycles) 59:39.5
4 Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Lite) 59:39.6
5 Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO) 59:39.6
6 Erica Allar (RideClean presented by Patentit) 59:39.7
7 Nicky Wangsgard (Primal/MapMyRide Women's Racing) 59:39.9
8 Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO) 59:39.9
9 Lauren Tamayo (Peanut Butter & Company) 59:40.1
10 kacey Manderfield (Pure Energy Cycling Team ProAir) 59:40.1
11 Jennifer Wheeler (Unattached) 59:40.2
12 Laura Parsons (Primal Rose Bandits) 59:40.5
13 Tiffany Pezzulo (Primal/MapMyRide Women's Racing) 59:40.8
14 Elizabeth Morse Hill (The Super Cool Bike Shop) 59:41.0
15 Lenore Pipes (Guam National Team) 59:41.3
16 Liza Rachetto (Primal/MapMyRide Women's Racing) 59:41.4
17 Mary Pat Rodriguez (Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder) 59:41.8
18 Anne Samplonius (Rouse Bicycles) 59:42.0
19 Lauren Hall (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Lite) 59:42.1
20 Sarah Fader (Team Sticky Fingers/Specialized) 59:42.8
21 Lindsay Honaker (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson) 59:43.1
22 Amy Mcguire (Wheelworks Racing) 59:43.3
23 Cheryl Fuller Muller (LG Factory Team) 59:44.5
24 Valeria Galeano (Primal Rose Bandits) 59:44.5
25 Jennifer Rasmusson (Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder) 59:44.7
26 Betty Hodges (Team Wooly Mammoth) 59:45.1
27 Monika Sattler (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson 59:45.7
28 Sara Tussey (Hincapie / Green Creation) 59:46.1
29 Robin Farina (Rouse Bicycles) 59:46.5
30 Christy Blakely (Cycle-Smart) 59:46.9
31 Cristina Lindsey (TEAM headstrong) 59:47.0
32 Marianne Holt (Pain Pathways Women's Cycling) 59:47.3
33 Edita Janeliunaite (Colavita Forno d'Asolo) 59:48.6
34 Kirsten Fee (Unattached) 59:50.5
35 Kathryn Clark (Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder) 59:50.8
36 Erin Silliman (Virginia Asset Group p/b Artemi) 59:52.9
37 Megan Hottman (Primal/MapMyRide Women's Racing) 59:54.1
38 Rushlee Buchanan (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Lite) 59:54.2
39 Nicole Johnson (Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder) 59:54.2
40 Addy Albershardt (DIY Music) 59:59.2
Pro Men
1 Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling) 1:14:39.2
2 Ricky Escuela (Full Circle Sports) 1:14:39.3
3 Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling) 1:14:39.6
4 Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling) 1:14:39.7
5 Luke Keough (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Smart) 1:14:39.7
6 Carlos Alzate Escobar (Team Exergy) 1:14:40.1
7 Luca Damiani (Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling) 1:14:40.2
8 Eric Marcotte (SKLZ-Pista Palace) 1:14:42.6
9 Rahsaan Bahati (SKLZ-Pista Palace) 1:14:43.0
10 Andrew Dahlheim (UCI CT: BISSELL Pro Cycling) 1:14:43.1
11 Emile Abraham (Aerocat cycling team) 1:14:43.2
12 Christian Helmig (ELBOWZ RACING) 1:14:43.3
13 Luis Zayas (Rosetti Bikes) 1:14:43.4
14 Yosvany Falcon ( Pro Cycling Team) 1:14:43.5
15 Timothy Rugg (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson) 1:14:43.8
16 Benjamin Zawacki (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Smart) 1:14:44.2
17 Benjamin Chaddock (Team Exergy) 1:14:44.2
18 Timothy Brown (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson) 1:14:44.6
19 Raymond Kreder (Chipotle Development Team) 1:14:45.0
20 Kayle Leogrande (monster media) 1:14:45.2
21 Colin Jaskiewicz (Unattached) 1:14:45.4
22 Craig Logan (Unattached) 1:14:45.5
23 Frank Travieso ( Pro Cycling Team) 1:14:46.2
24 David Forkner (Foundation/CRCA) 1:14:47.7
25 Jim Baldesare (Unattached) 1:14:48.1
26 David Guttenplan (Chemstar p/b UnitedHealthcare) 1:14:50.0
27 Ed Veal (Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta) 1:14:50.2
28 Clay Murfet (RideClean presented by Patentit) 1:14:50.4
29 Lisban Quintero (Foundation/CRCA) 1:14:50.5
30 Thomas Brown (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Smart) 1:14:50.5
31 Austin Roach (MetLife Cycling Team) 1:14:50.7
32 Thacker Reeves (Chipotle Development Team) 1:14:51.0
33 Nick Housley (Chemstar p/b UnitedHealthcare) 1:14:51.0
34 Kevin Hazzard (Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta) 1:14:51.3
35 Mat Stephens (ELBOWZ RACING) 1:14:51.3
36 Artur Sagat (LITESPEED-BMW) 1:14:51.5
37 Alejandro Guzman (Foundation/CRCA) 1:14:51.8
38 Enno Quast ( 1:14:52.0
39 Nick Fishbein (Unattached) 1:14:52.1
40 Adam Carr (TwinSix) 1:14:52.4
41 Julian Cabra (Metro Reprographics (Team Ville) 1:14:52.5
42 Serghei Tvetcov (Aerocat Cycling Team) 1:14:54.0
43 Scottie Weiss (Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling) 1:14:54.3
44 Brian Toone (Tria Market p/b 1:14:54.7
45 Travis Livermon (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Smart) 1:14:54.8
46 Christopher Uberti (Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist) 1:14:55.0
47 Gavriel Epstein (Chipotle Development Team) 1:14:55.3
48 Michael Niemi (Gearlink Racing Inc.) 1:14:55.4
49 Diego Garavito (Aerocat Cycing Team) 1:14:55.5
50 Brian Hill (Chemstar p/b UnitedHealthcare) 1:14:57.0
51 Ryan Fleming (MetLife Cycling Team) 1:14:57.3
52 luis Sanchez-Mendez (Asheville bicycle racing club) 1:14:57.4
53 Oscar Clark ( Pro Cycling Team) 1:14:57.6
54 Michael Midlarsky ( Pro Cycling Team) 1:14:58.1
55 John Tomlinson (Chemstar p/b UnitedHealthcare) 1:14:58.8
56 Andrew Pinfold (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling) 1:14:59.1
57 Remi Mcmanus (Team Exergy) 1:14:59.3
58 Oneil Samuels (LITESPEED-BMW) 1:15:00.2
59 Steven Meyer (Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta) 1:15:00.2
60 Robert White (Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling) 1:15:00.2
61 Jesse Keough ( 1:15:00.4
62 Tyler Jewell (ELBOWZ RACING) 1:15:00.4
63 Andrew Gonzales (ELBOWZ RACING) 1:15:01.4
64 Adam Myerson (Team Mountain Khakis p/b Smart) 1:15:04.6
65 Marc Williams (Team Globalbike p/b Catoma) 1:15:05.3
66 Alexander Bremer (Foundation/CRCA) 1:15:06.5
67 Patrick Caro (Full Circle Sports) 1:15:06.7
68 Heath Blackgrove (ELBOWZ RACING) 1:15:07.6
69 Emerson Oronte (Jelly Belly Cycling Team p/b Kenda) 1:15:07.9
70 Karel Sumbal (Gearlink Racing Inc.) 1:15:08.0
71 Daniel Ramsey (Full Circle Sports) 1:15:08.3
72 Charles Eldridge (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis) 1:15:09.7
73 J Gabriel Lloyd (MetLife Cycling Team) 1:15:10.1
74 Craig Logan (Trek Red Truck) 1:15:11.3
75 Jerome Townsend (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop) 1:15:13.1
76 Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling) 1:15:13.7
77 Jared Nieters (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson) 1:15:18.2
78 Dave Byer (Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta) 1:15:22.5
79 Euris Rafael Vidal (Foundation/CRCA) 1:15:36.9
80 Elliot Craddock (Chipotle Development Team) 1:15:40.9
81 Tom Scully (Chipotle Development Team) 1:15:41.5
82 Kenneth Ng (Unattached) 1:15:41.6
83 Brad White (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling) 1:15:41.6


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