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September 18/11 21:33 pm - Univest Grand Prix: Day 2 results

Posted by Editoress on 09/18/11

Jesse Anthony of Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth was the catalyst for a relentless Univest Grand Prix Doylestown Criterium, winning the race, the sprinters jersey, and the overall weekend title after attacking, staying away for multiple laps, and taking the sprint out of a decimated field Sunday.

Anthony outsprinted Jackie Simes (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Robin Carpenter *( for the win on a slightly uphill finishing straight. Simes took a flyer with a lap remaining in the 36-lap, 50-mile race, and only Carpenter and Anthony were able to bridge to him halfway through the bell lap.

“We worked together for a little bit and then I got stuck to lead out,” Simes said. “I thought I timed my sprint pretty well. It was an uphill sprint. I jumped at a pretty good time but I was just overpowered at the end.”

Anthony, who earlier attacked the field with 18 laps remaining, was eventually joined by his Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth teammate Thomas Soladay, plus Brett Tivers (Garneau Club Chassures) and Johan Landstrom (Cyklecity). The break stayed away from 13 laps to five laps remaining, thanks to a surging group of eight chasers. The front split gained a gap of almost a minute by the bell lap.

“There were two different teams blocking and covering moves, keeping the chase from getting too close,” Carpenter said. “A lot of the amateur guys just came to the front and just started working and got close enough where the attacks and counter attacks managed to get the break. At one point it got just hard enough where a gap opened up. I knew I just had to be racing at the front to make the split.”

The 1.4-mile course of the Univest Doylestown Criterium wreaked havoc on the field, reducing the size of the peloton to 40 out of the 89 starters with 15 laps remaining. Anthony called it a "grueling" course.

“Some of the corners kind of string things out on the downhill, and then the whole back section is just slightly uphill,” he said. “No matter where you’re riding in the pack it’s really hard. There’s not much sitting in. It’s not really a field sprinter’s course because it’s hard to stay at the back with all the whiplash. It’s definitely a great crit course because it weeds out all the strong guys from the guys who are kind of tired.”

Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth, however, managed to get two riders in the four-man breakaway, and several riders in the front split that battled for the last five laps.

“The whole team came out to race aggressively today,” Anthony said. “That’s what it takes to win races. You need a full team. One rider never wins a race by himself.”

The peloton surged to speeds faster than 30 miles an hour at times, giving no one time to sit up or the field to be anything but single file on the way to the fastest finish in eight editions of the race. In addition to Anthony taking the Leidy’s Pork Products Best Sprinter Award and the Univest Overall winner’s jersey, Tivers took home The Intelligencer’s Most Aggressive Rider Award.

“This high-level field really took advantage of this race course and ripped it to pieces,” Univest Grand Prix Promoter John Eustice said. “It was a bar fight out there ... a tremendously exciting race. The crowd was 10 deep at the finish line. I’ve never had a crowd like this. Again, it’s an example of how great American bike racing is and how great the American professional class is. I believe in them.”

Anthony, a Beverly Mass., native who won Stage 1 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and the overall at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, said the Univest Grand Prix is as prestigious a win as any in the United States.

“The Univest Grand Prix is a staple on the American racing calendar and one of the biggest in the U.S., being a UCI race,” he said. “It showed by the crowd and the attendance here today in Doylestown. It was fantastic. Coming up that finishing straight, I was going deaf the last few laps. That’s an awesome feeling.”


Results from the Univest Grand Prix of Doylestown, Criterium

Stage 2: Criterium, 80.467 km
1 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 1:52:09
2 Jackie Simes (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home at 0:02
3 Robin Carpenter (USA) / Cannondale 0:06
4 Ian Crane (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling
5 Sebastian Balck (Swe) Team Cykelcity
6 Brett Tivers (NZl) Garneau Club Chaussures Norton Rose all s.t.
7 Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home 0:07
8 Nick Frey (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home s.t.
9 Thomas Soladay (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:08
10 Adam Carr (USA) Gaspésien / Passion-Vélo s.t.
11 Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi-Aventis 0:09
12 Michael Chauner (USA) Team Cykelcity 0:13
13 Bobby Lea (USA) Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA 0:18
14 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:34
15 Derek Ivey (Can) Kallisto/Wheels of Bloor 1:24
16 Chad Haga (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth s.t.
17 Adam Farabaugh (USA) Kallisto/Wheels of Bloor 1:25
18 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Cykelcity s.t
19 Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures Norton Rose 1:26
20 Aaron Fillion (Can) Ride With Rendall s.t
21 Derrick St John (Can) Ride With Rendall 1:27
22 Alex Bowden (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi-Aventis s.t
23 Mathieu Roy (Can) Gaspésien / Passion-Vélo 1:30
24 Shawn Mccarthy (Aus) Garneau Club Chaussures Norton Rose 1:34
25 John Loehner (USA) Stan's NoTubes/AXA/Equitable/CRCA 1:39
26 Igor Volshteyn (USA) Champion System Racing 1:57
27 James Stevens (Aus) Champion System Racing 1:59
28 Sam Witmitz (Aus) Garneau Club Chaussures Norton Rose 2:02
29 Peter Hurst (USA) / Cannondale s.t
30 Kennett Peterson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 2:05
31 Johan Landström (Swe) Team Cykelcity s.t
32 Gabe Varela (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 2:06
33 Joseph Schmalz (USA) ELBOWZ Racing
34 Brett Kielick (USA) both s.t
35 Christian Helmig (Lux) ELBOWZ Racing 2:07
36 Cody Campbell (Can) Hagens Berman Cycling
37 Jonas Bjelkmark (Swe) Team Cykelcity
38 Barry Miller (USA) Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA
39 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth all s.t
40 Amos Brumble (USA) CCB Racing 2:08
41 Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth s.t
DNF Robert Pölder (Swe) Team Cykelcity
DNF Mark Batty (Can) Team SpiderTech powered by C10
DNF Martin Gilbert (Can) Team SpiderTech powered by C10
DNF Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team SpiderTech powered by C10
DNF Bruno Langlois (Can) Team SpiderTech powered by C10
DNF Francois Parisien (Can) Team SpiderTech powered by C10
DNF Ryan Roth (Can) Team SpiderTech powered by C10
DNF William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi-Aventis
DNF Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi-Aventis
DNF Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi-Aventis
DNF# 26 Team Type 1 - Sanofi-Aventis
DNF Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
DNF Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
DNF Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
DNF Jacob Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
DNF Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
DNF Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
DNF Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team
DNF Eric Young (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team
DNF Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling Team
DNF Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team
DNF Andrew Baker (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team
DNF Shane Kline (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team
DNF Andrew Guptill (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home
DNF Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home
DNF Guido Palma (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home
DNF Max Korus (USA) / Cannondale
DNF Evan Burkhart (USA) / Cannondale
DNF Zack Noonan (USA) / Cannondale
DNF S.Charles Zamastil (USA)
DNF Nicholas Rogers (USA)
DNF Andrew Seitz (USA)
DNF Ryan Shebelsky (USA)
DNF 86
DNF Tim Mitchell (USA) CCB Racing
DNF Dylan Mcnicholas (USA) CCB Racing
DNF Aliaksandr Bialiauski (Blr) CCB Racing
DNF Yahor Buben (Blr) CCB Racing
DNF 96 CCB Racing
DNF Sergio Atocha (USA) Champion System Racing
DNF Zoltan Tisza (Hun) Champion System Racing
DNF Phil Penman (USA) Champion System Racing
DNF Adam Thuss (Can) Champion System Racing
DNF Heath Blackgrove (NZl) ELBOWZ Racing
DNF Mat Stephens (USA) ELBOWZ Racing
DNF Tyler Jewell (USA) ELBOWZ Racing
DNF Andrew Gonzales (USA) ELBOWZ Racing
DNF Jean-François Racine (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures Norton Rose
DNF 126 Garneau Club Chaussures Norton Rose
DNF Yannick Bedard (Can) Gaspésien / Passion-Vélo
DNF Robert Ralf-Harris (Can) Gaspésien / Passion-Vélo
DNF Andrew Mccullough (USA) Gaspésien / Passion-Vélo
DNF 135 Gaspésien / Passion-Vélo
DNF Chris Parrish (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling
DNF Dan Bechtold (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling
DNF Ryan Pettit (USA) Heart House/CADV/CC Evesham
DNF Michael Jenks (USA) Heart House/CADV/CC Evesham
DNF Beau Edwards (USA) Heart House/CADV/CC Evesham
DNF Gregory Leach (USA) Heart House/CADV/CC Evesham
DNF Ricky Gargiulo (USA) Heart House/CADV/CC Evesham
DNF Jeremy Durrin (USA) Heart House/CADV/CC Evesham
DNF Benjamin Martel (Can) Kallisto/Wheels of Bloor
DNF Chris Gruber (Can) Kallisto/Wheels of Bloor
DNF Brendan Spencer (Can) Kallisto/Wheels of Bloor
DNF Bayden Pritchard (Can) Kallisto/Wheels of Bloor
DNF Wes Kline (USA) Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA
DNF Edwin Bull (USA) Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA
DNF 175 Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA
DNF 176 Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA
DNF Casey Roth (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Kiernan Orange (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Evan Mcneely (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Jason Abbot (Can) Ride With Rendall
DNF Clayton Barrows (USA) Stan's NoTubes/AXA/Equitable/CRCA
DNF Mike Margarite (USA) Stan's NoTubes/AXA/Equitable/CRCA
DNF Joe Whitman (USA) Stan's NoTubes/AXA/Equitable/CRCA
DNF Chris Johnson (USA) Stan's NoTubes/AXA/Equitable/CRCA
DNF John Minturn (USA) Stan's NoTubes/AXA/Equitable/CRCA
DNF Neil Bezdek (USA) Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop
DNF Ben Zawacki (USA) Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop
DNF Thomas Brown (USA) Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop
DNF Clay Murfet (Aus) Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop
DNF Jacob Mueller (USA) Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop
DNF 206 Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop
DNF Keck Baker (USA) X/O Communications / Battley Harley Davidson
DNF Sean Barrie (USA) X/O Communications / Battley Harley Davidson
DNF Russ Langley (USA) X/O Communications / Battley Harley Davidson
DNF Timothy Rugg (USA X/O Communications / Battley Harley Davidson



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