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Cox Charities Cycling Classic - NE
Providence, Rhode Island, USA, June 28, 2008
Wamsley scores another Colavita win
By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor
The Colavita-Sutter Home team has been quietly racking up the wins on the NRC calendar this season, evident by the team's third place on the overall standings. The trend continued Saturday at the Cox Charities Cycling Classic in Providence, Rhode Island where Kyle Wamsley out-sprinted two other break riders to add another NRC win to the team's tally.
"We got away with around 17 laps to go," Wamsley told Cyclingnews. "There was a big 12 man break and just as it was getting caught we bridged up together. The other two in the break were Bissell's Garrett Peltonen and CRCA/Empire's Matthew Johnson. A short but decisive climb, combined with a headwind along the river front each lap meant that there was no place to hide for any break.
"It was a perfect big ring hill," Wamsley added. "It wasn't too hard but it was good to make the race hard, because people were killing themselves early on in the race."
"We never had more than 30 seconds so we had to keep drilling it," Wamsley continued.
One of the other NRC teams represented in the race was Toyota-United with big guns such as Dominque Rollin Ivan Stevic, Henk Vogels and Jonny Clarke - but what they had in firepower they lacked in numbers, unable to bring the motivated counterattack back in time.
On the final lap it was Peltonen to make the first move, knowing that he would not be able to best Wamsley in a sprint. "Kyle is obviously hard to beat - a good sprinter and hard to shake on that course," he said. "I rode hard up the climb on the last lap, but [Johnson] got gapped and since Kyle didn't want to pull through I was stuck on the front."
Wamsley played his tactical card, making Johnson either do the chasing or give away the race. "When he got a gap on him and I just shook my head since I was the fastest sprinter in the group, so he drilled it and we caught him with 300 meters to go and neither of them had anything left."
Peltonen held on for second place, but understandably would have rather won. "It was good racing otherwise, but you always want to win," he said." It was my first time in Providence and there were a good amount of people out there."
Both Colavita-Sutter Home and Bissell said they are now heading up to Fitchburg for the next NRC stage race next week. Wamsley said that he hopes his team's the climb up the NRC standings will open doors to some of the bigger late-season races, especially since the team was not chosen for races such as Tour of California or the Tour de Georgia.
"We have some good legs going into Fitchburg - we need some good stage race win," he said. "Tyler [Wren] is going well and it's a good opportunity for us. It won't hurt us for getting invited to Colorado, Utah and Missouri."
1 Kyle Wamsley (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 1.50.29 2 Garrett Peltonen (Bissell Pro Cycling Team) 3 Matthew Johnson (CRCA/Empire Cycling Team) 4 Ward Solar (Nerac Cycling) 0.24 5 Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 6 Shawn Milne (Team Type 1) 7 Clayton Barrows (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell) 8 Kleber Ramos (garneau-crocs) 9 Richard Geng (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell) 10 Gerardo Castro (Richmond Pro Cycling) 11 Jonathan Page (Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON/Sonoma Grill) 12 Richard England (Bissell) 13 Lisban Quintero (CRCA/FOUNDATION) 14 Patrique Azevedo (garneau-crocs) 15 Eneas Freyre (TARGETRAINING) 16 Scott Zwizanski (Bissell) 17 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly) 18 Tyler Wren (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 19 Jake Hollenbach (CCB/Volkswagen) 20 Amos Brumble (CCB/Volkswagon) 21 Esteban Jukich (Richmond Pro Cycling) 22 Stephan Kincaid (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell) 23 Edward King (Bissell Pro Cycling Team) 24 Todd Yezefski (Fitness Together/IF powered by Lionette's) 25 Jesse Anthony (Team Type 1) 26 Robert Giannini (Locos Cycling Team) 27 Tim Hucker (garneau-crocs) 28 Scott Jackson (DLP Racing) 29 Robbie King (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell) 30 Noah Singer (Kahala-LaGrange) 31 Matt Crane (Health Net presented by Maxxis) 32 Colin Jaskiewicz (CCB/Volkswagen) 33 Adam Myerson (Time Pro Cycling) 34 Michael Norton (CALYON PRO CYCLING TEAM) 35 Josh Liberles (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprises) 36 Andrew Guptill (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 37 Jermaine Burrowes (WS UNITED) 38 Igor Misicki (CRCA/FOUNDATION) 39 Craig Luekens (TARGETRAINING) 40 William Dugan (CCB/Volkswagen) 41 Sean O'Rourke (Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team) 42 Alec Donahue (Nerac) 43 Aidan Charles (Nerac) 44 Jonny Clarke (Toyota-United) 45 William Jacobus (US Armed Forces) 46 Luis Amaran (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 47 Gustavo Artacho (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 48 Tim Johnson (Health Net presented by Maxxis) 49 Thom Coupe (MetLife p/b Unlose.it) 50 Jason Snow (metra/wendy's/victor homes) 51 Anthony Colby (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 52 Guido Palma (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell) 53 Matt Seagrave (Kahala-LaGrange) 54 Yahor Buben (CCB/VW/Time) 55 Horace Burrowes (W.S UNITED) 56 Michael Margarite (CRCA/Empire Cycling Team) 57 Matt Baldwin (TARGETRAINING) 0.41 58 Stanlin Quiterio (mauricio baez) 0.44 59 Peter Ladd (garneau-crocs) 60 Christopher Jones (Team Type 1) 0.58 61 Salvatore Scotto Divetta (Sommerville Sports) 1.10 62 Eric Brownell (CRCA/Empire Cycling Team) 1.16 63 William Elliston (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell) 64 Ivan Stevic (Toyota-United) 1.21 65 Matthew Hansley (Locos Grill & Pub) 2.08 66 Adam Sullivan (Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team) 2.10 67 Mark McCormack (Team FUJI Fueled by Clif Bar) 2.15 68 Nick Bax (Hot Tubes Development Team) 2.17 69 Toby Walch (Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team) 70 Mukunda Feldman (Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team) 2.23 71 Nick Bennette (MetLife p/b unlose.it) 2.26 72 Markus Weinberg (Kahala-LaGrange) 2.32 73 Jonathan Erdelyi (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell) 2.41 DNF Anthony Aker (Kahala-LaGrange) DNF Jason Baer (Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team) DNF Jeff Buckles (Richmond Pro Cycling) DNF Paul Burrowes (WS UNITED) DNF Whit Clifford (Locos Grill & Pub) DNF Stephen Delisle (Richmond Pro Cycling) DNF John Durso (Liberty) DNF Shawn Forsythe (ccb/volkswagon) DNF Jared Gilyard (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprises) DNF Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) DNF Travis Hagner (Locos Grill & Pub) DNF Jonathan Hamblen (Time Pro Cycling) DNF Emiliano Jordan (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprises) DNF Bobby Lea (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell) DNF Martin Lechowicz (CRCA/FOUNDATION) DNF Mark Light (Liberty Cycle) DNF Justin Lindine (TARGETRAINING) DNF John Loehner (CRCA/Empire Cycling Team) DNF Roselvert Marte (mengoni) DNF Jose Medina Andrades (MikeFraysseSports.Com) DNF John Minutrn (CRCA/Empire Cycling Team) DNF Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) DNF Chris Scott (Locos Grill & Pub) DNF Thomas Soladay (TIME PRO CYCLING) DNF Timothy Unkert (Stolen Underground Anti Doping Cycling Team) DNF Henk Vogels (Toyota-United) DNF Stephen Weller (Fiordifrutta Elite Cycling Team) DNF David Wiswell (CRCA/Empire Cycling Team) DNF Jesus Zapata (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprises Inc.) DNF Ben Zawacki (TARGETRAINING) DNF Luis Acquino (Champion Sistem) DNF Vladimir Estevez (Champion Sistem) DNF Euris Rafael Vidal (CAICO) DNF Wendy Ramon Cruz Martinez (CAICO) DNF Juan Carlos Almonte (Dominican Republic) DNF John Hanson (IF/FT p/b Lionette's)