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International Cycling Classic - Superweek - NE

USA, July 9-25, 2004

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Race 2 - July 10: Otto Grunski Menasha Classic Criterium

Jansen forced to come back next year, Hannos in the lead

By Kristy Scrymgeour

Harm Jensen (Helen's Cycles)
Photo ©: Kristy Scrymgeour

Superweek kicked of for the women today at Menasha, Wisconsin, whilst the men competed in race two of their series. Andrea Hannos (Rona) and Harm Jansen (Helen's) won their respective events with Hannos taking home the leaders jersey for the new women's series that has been introduced for the first time ever at Superweek.

The course at Menasha is triangular in shape, consisting of two long main drags and a short side street. Riders faced a pretty warm day and a headwind on the long home straight.

In the women's race Tina Pic set a pretty high pace at the beginning stringing the bunch out down the straights. Attacks were frequent but were not allowed to get away until the 30 lap to go mark when Andrea Hannos attacked hard taking Keri Soraci (TDS) and Leigh Ann Valetti (Genesis Scuba) with her. The three got an immediate gap, which quickly grew. With three of the stronger teams in the event represented it was up to Dairyland and ABD to chase. The leading trio, however were too strong, with Hannos and Soraci working hard to keep the break away. Valetti was happy to sit in on the break as she had her team leader Pic behind in the bunch.

For 30 laps the situation stayed the same and the break gained over 1'30" on the bunch, almost lapping them in the process. It was in the very last lap that all their work nearly came undone. As they were playing cat and mouse the bunch had picked up the pace and coming down the home straight the crowd were confused at to whether the break had lapped the field on the back straight or whether the bunch had caught the break. The latter proved to be true and Hannos and Soraci just held on to take first and second place, with Pic coming home strongly to pip her teammate for third place.

Pic was very surprised to see the break so close in front of the bunch as they came down the long finishing straight. "We picked the pace up on the front with a couple of laps to go because we didn't want the break to lap us. We thought we'd have better chance to pick up some points if they didn't catch up."

Hannos was also surprised. "It was just a matter of cat and mouse," she said. During the race she felt confident, even with the break going so early. "I felt confident that if the break stayed away that I had a good shot at winning," she said. "Keri and I worked well together and I felt pretty good out there."

Later in the evening the men raced 100km over the same course. The pace was fast from the fun and small break after break went but the sprint primes stopped anything from getting to far up the road. With 14 laps to go a group of three riders pulled away from the bunch and got a good gap. Not long after four other riders bridged creating a strong break of seven riders. With five laps to go Monex had their team on the front getting ready for the sprint as it looked like the break might get reeled in. Just as it was getting close, the gap began to open up again and two new riders, Harm Jansen and another made a very decisive move and bridged to the break. The break was now nine riders including Harm Jansen (Helens RPM), Emile Abraham (Team Monex), Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens), West Harman (Team Mack), Karl Menzies (Team MGZT), Steve Tilford (BikeSource), Jacob Nielsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens) Neil Shirley, and Frank Dierking (ABD Cycling Team).

The women's podium
Photo ©: Kristy Scrymgeour

 

The break stayed and with three quarters of a lap to go Jensen made his winning move. With a perfectly timed attack he got away and soloed home for victory, leaving the remaining eight breakaway riders to sprint for second place.

"I won with my brain," he said. "During the race I was hanging on for dear life,having raced no more than ten races this year, my form this year is worse than last year." With many years of experience racing criteriums and many years of racing at superweek, Jansen said it was simply experience that got him through today. "You look who is around you,"he explained, "and you position yourself between the right people. I just waited and timed my move in the last lap. You can sense when to go."

Jansen went on to say that he has won a race every one of the eight years he has raced at Superweek. "If I didn't win one this year, it would have been my last year. Damn, this means I have to come back again next year."

Photography

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Results

Pro & Cat 1/2 Men
 
1 Harm Jansen (Helens RPM)                                        
2 Emile Abraham (Team Monex)                                      
3 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)           
4 Wes Hartman (Team Mack)                                         
5 Karl Menzies (Team Mazt)                                        
6 Tilford (BikeSource)                                            
7 Jacob Nielsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)                        
8 Neil Shirley                                                    
9 Frank Dierking (ABD Cycling Team)                               
10 Carlos Vargas (Saturn Development)                             
11 Ricardo Hernandez (JC Investors Racing Team)                   
12 Michael Ebert (ABD Cycling Team)                               
13 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                               
14 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                                 
15 Fran Travieso (Cyclist Warehouse)                              
16 Steen Rose (Northwest Cycling Club/Alkek Velodrome)            
17 Frank Pipp (The Endeavour Cycling Club)                        
18 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (LaGrange)                                 
19 Richard England (Team Mazt)                                    
20 Brant Hendler (West Michigan Coast Riders)                     
21 Duke Schimmer (McGuire)                                        
22 Jay Ku                                                         
23 Brian Schaning (PCW Cycling)                                   
24 Ryan Nenninger (ABD Cycling Team)                              
25 Jim Baldesare (ABD Cycling Team)                               
 
Sprint Points - Men - Round 1
 
1 Juan Euavetet (National team Argentina)                         
2 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                                  
3 Victor Ayala (LaGrange)                                         
4 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                                
5 Nicholas Reistad (Endeavour Cycling Club The)                   
6 Ryan Nenninger (ABD Cycling Team)                               
7 (unknown rider)                                                 
 
Sprint Points - Men - Round 2
 
1 Juan Euavetet (National team Argentina)                         
2 Frank Pipp (The Endeavour Cycling Club)                         
3 Victor Ayala (LaGrange)                                         
4 Richard England (Team Mazt)                                     
5 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)           
6 David Fuentes (Morgan Stanley)                                  
7 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                                
 
Sprint Points - Men - Round 3
 
1 Juan Euavetet (National team Argentina)                         
2 Frank Pipp (The Endeavour Cycling Club)                         
3 Victor Ayala (LaGrange)                                         
4 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                                  
5 David Fuentes (Morgan Stanley)                                  
6 Karl Menzies (Team Mazt)                                        
7 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (LaGrange)                                  
 
Sprint Points - Men - Round 4
 
1 Juan Euavetet (National team Argentina)                         
2 Victor Ayala (LaGrange)                                         
3 Frank Pipp (The Endeavour Cycling Club)                         
4 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                                  
5 David Fuentes (Morgan Stanley)                                  
6 Jim Baldesare (ABD Cycling Team)                                
7 Stefano Barberi (JC Investors)                                  
 
Sprint Points - Men - Round 5
 
1 Walter Perez                                                    
2 Gregg Medinilla (Team Monex)                                    
3 Karl Menzies (Team Mazt)                                        
4 Frank Pipp (The Endeavour Cycling Club)                         
5 David Fuentes (Morgan Stanley)                                  
6 Fran Travieso (Cyclist Warehouse)                               
7 Brian Jensen (HRRC)                                             
 
Men's overall standings
 
1 Carlos Vargas (Saturn Development)                            29 pts
2 Frank Dierking (ABD Cycling Team)                             26
3 Wes Hartman (Team Mack)                                       24
4 Ricardo Hernandez (JC Investors Racing Team)                  21
5 Harm Jansen (Helens RPM)                                      20
6 Robbie Ventura (US Postal Service)                            20
7 Emile Abraham (Team Monex)                                    19
8 David Fuentes (Morgan Stanley)                                19
9 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)         18
10 Andrew Crater (Lemond Fitness/Captain CRA-Z Soap)            17
11 Karl Menzies (Team Mazt)                                     16
12 Jacob Nielsen (Gm Horsens)                                   16
13 Tilford (BikeSource)                                         15
14 Nicholas Reistad (Endeavour Cycling Club The)                15
15 Jacob Nielsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)                     14
16 Neil Shirley                                                 13
17 Danis Mc Cook                                                13
18 Robbert Van Der Stelt                                        12
19 Jimmy Hansen                                                 10
20 Michael Ebert (ABD Cycling Team)                              9
21 Juan Gaspari (National team aregentina)                       9
22 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                              8
23 Jay Ku                                                        8
24 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                                7
25 Fran Travieso (Cyclist Warehouse)                             6
26 Ryan Nenninger (ABD Cycling Team)                             6
27 Steen Rose (Northwest Cycling Club/Alkek Velodrome)           5
28 Zach Fiocca (Higher Gear)                                     5
29 Frank Pipp (The Endeavour Cycling Club)                       4
30 Aron Huerta (Village Peddler)                                 4
31 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (LaGrange)                                3
32 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (SC Velo)                                 3
33 Richard England (Team Mazt)                                   2
34 Karl Boadline                                                 2
35 Brant Hendler (West Michigan Coast Riders)                    1
36 Kasper Larsen (Horaens)                                       1
 
Sprint standings
 
1 David Fuentes (Morgan Stanley)                                39 pts
2 Juan Euavetet (National team Argentina)                       28
3 Victor Ayala (LaGrange)                                       28
4 Frank Pipp (The Endeavour Cycling Club)                       22
5 Andrew Crater (Lemond Fitness/Captain CRA-Z Soap)             18
6 Carlos Vargas (Saturn Development)                            17
7 Nicholas Reistad (Endeavour Cycling Club The)                 17
8 Robbie Ventura (US Postal Service)                            16
9 Troy Critchlow                                                15
10 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                               14
11 Frank Dierking (ABD Cycling Team)                            12
12 Jacob Nielsen (Gm Horsens)                                    8
13 Walter Perez                                                  7
14 Karl Menzies (Team Mazt)                                      7
15 Gregg Medinilla (Team Monex)                                  6
16 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                              5
17 Richard England (Team Mazt)                                   4
18 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)         3
19 Fran Travieso (Cyclist Warehouse)                             2
20 Jim Baldesare (ABD Cycling Team)                              2
21 Ryan Nenninger (ABD Cycling Team)                             2
22 Adam Curry (Revolution Cycling Team)                          2
23 Neil Shirley                                                  2
24 Brian Jensen (HRRC)                                           1
25 Stefano Barberi (JC Investors)                                1
26 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (LaGrange)                                1
 
Pro & Cat 1/2/3 Women
 
1 Andrea Hannos (RONA)                                            
2 Kerry Sorpaci (TDS Telecom)                                     
3 Tina Pic (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                                   
4 Leigh Ann Valletti (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                         
5 Magen Long (The Bicycle Store)                                  
6 Brenda Lyons (ABD Cycle Club)                                   
7 Christina DeKraay (Team Fuji)                                   
8 Brooke O'Connor (Colavita-Bolla Racing)                         
9 Rebecca Anderson (America's Dairyland)                          
10 Jennifer Yaeso (Vitamin Cottage Cycling Team)                  
11 Elizabeth Morse (The Bicycle Store)                            
12 Kelly Benjamin (Athletes By Design)                            
13 Rebecca MvcH (XXX Racing/AthletiCo)                            
14 Emily Gloeckerner (TOS/Shwabe)                                 
15 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)                                      
16 CarrieAnn Kopernik (Coyote Cycling)                            
17 Mindi Martin (Team Kendra Tire)                                
18 Megan Monroe (America's Dairyland)                             
19 Kerry Cohen (Athletes By Design)                               
20 Stacey Bertsch (Mercy Cycling Team)                            
21 Alexis Brown (Genesis Scuba /FFCC)                             
22 Lauren Trull (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                              
23 Shana Sturla (Gopher Wheelman)                                 
24 Caroline Soong (Purdue University)                             
25 Barb Harick (Grand Performance/Bianchi)                        
26 Sarah Tillotson (Athletes By Design)                           
27 Chelsea Harris (Stone creek coffe/One percent more! Racing)    
28 Sara Brokaw (Gopher Wheelmen)                                  
 
Sprint Points - Women - Round 1
 
1 Emily Gloeckerner (TOS/Shwabe)                                  
2 Brooke O'Connor (Colavita-Bolla Racing)                         
3 Tina Pic (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                                   
4 Christina DeKraay (Team Fuji)                                   
5 Alexis Brown (Genesis Scuba /FFCC)                              
 
Sprint Points - Women - Round 2
 
1 Tina Pic (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                                   
2 Brenda Lyons (ABD Cycle Club)                                   
3 Magen Long (The Bicycle Store)                                  
4 Kelly Benjamin (Athletes By Design)                             
5 Brooke O'Connor (Colavita-Bolla Racing)                         
 
Sprint Points - Women - Round 3
 
1 Andrea Hannos (RONA)                                            
2 Kerry Sorpaci (TDS Telecom)                                     
3 Leigh Ann Valletti (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                         
4 Tina Pic (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                                   
5 Kelly Benjamin (Athletes By Design)                             
 
Pro/1/2/3 Women's overall standings
 
 
1 Andrea Hannos (RONA)                                          20 pts
2 Kerry Sorpaci (TDS Telecom)                                   19
3 Tina Pic (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                                 18
4 Leigh Ann Valletti (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                       17
5 Magen Long (The Bicycle Store)                                16
6 Brenda Lyons (ABD Cycle Club)                                 15
7 Christina DeKraay (Team Fuji)                                 14
8 Brooke O'Connor (Colavita-Bolla Racing)                       13
9 Rebecca Anderson (America's Dairyland)                        12
10 Jennifer Yaeso (Vitamin Cottage Cycling Team)                11
11 Elizabeth Morse (The Bicycle Store)                          10
12 Kelly Benjamin (Athletes By Design)                           9
13 Rebecca MvcH (XXX Racing/AthletiCo)                           8
14 Emily Gloeckerner (TOS/Shwabe)                                7
15 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing)                                     6
16 CarrieAnn Kopernik (Coyote Cycling)                           5
17 Mindi Martin (Team Kendra Tire)                               4
18 Megan Monroe (America's Dairyland)                            3
19 Kerry Cohen (Athletes By Design)                              2
20 Stacey Bertsch (Mercy Cycling Team)                           1
 
Sprint standings
 
1 Tina Pic (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                                 10 pts
2 Andrea Hannos (RONA)                                           5
3 Emily Gloeckerner (TOS/Shwabe)                                 5
4 Brooke O'Connor (Colavita-Bolla Racing)                        5
5 Kerry Sorpaci (TDS Telecom)                                    4
6 Brenda Lyons (ABD Cycle Club)                                  4
7 Leigh Ann Valletti (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                        3
8 Magen Long (The Bicycle Store)                                 3
9 Kelly Benjamin (Athletes By Design)                            3
10 Christina DeKraay (Team Fuji)                                 2
11 Alexis Brown (Genesis Scuba /FFCC)                            1