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Tour of Arkansas - NE

USA, May 15-18, 2008

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Stage 2 - May 16:

Chadwick takes two on key climb

By Kirsten Robbins in Russellville, Arkansas

Glen Chadwick (Team Type 1) continued his strong form with a second consecutive stage at the Tour of Arkansas today. This time the New Zealander took a gratifying victory atop the queen stage's Mount Nebo ahead of Predrag Prokic (Toshiba-Santo) and Michael Lang (Jelly Belly).

Chadwick furthered his overall lead in the Tour with an additional five seconds in time bonuses picked up on the line.

"It was a lot harder than I thought it would be," said Chadwick of Mount Nebo's 18 percent average gradient and more than 20 switchbacks. "I thought it was just a couple of switch back followed by some flatter bits and then a couple more switch backs. But it was just switchback after switchback. It was a nasty little climb and I know what to expect next time I'm here that's for sure."

Team Type 1 began the 160 kilometre stage with the intention of controlling the race from start-to-finish, to bring race leader Chadwick into Mount Nebo with fresh legs. But the responsibility transferred over to Toshiba-Santo after it failed to take part in an early break of 12 riders who rode away over Mount Petite Jean, the first of the three climbs.

The well-represented break away became unorganized when several teams made a tactical decision to sit in and conserve their energy. Third place on the day Lang admitted that his Jelly Belly squad was one of several team's taking the free ride.

"The first break could've gone far because I think every one was in it and we had three riders there too," said Lang. "But we decided not to work in it because our two best climbers were still in the field.

"It ended up working out well because our guys up there were able to sit in and stay fresh and we lucked out and Toshiba and Mercy Cycling chased it down," he added.

Team Toshiba's lack of representation in the initial break forced it to pull it back before the start of the second climb. "I have to thank my team for doing such good work today," said Serbian Prokic. "It was really hard today and they had to pull back one serious break away that got away between the first and second climb.

"It was a pretty hard climbing because it was so steep and my team put me in good position again before the start of the last climb," he added. "I tried to follow the moves and it was hard but I was able to do it."

Aaron Tuckerman (Jelly Belly) went clear of the field while descending Mount Petite Jean, almost immediately after the return of the initial break. Tuckerman dangled two-minutes in front of Team Type 1's train for more than 40 kilometers, later joined by Mark Walter's (Team RACE).

"My team set the tempo up all the climbs to deter anyone from attacking us," said Chadwick, who admitted to allowing breaks to take flight on the flats where small time gaps were more easily controlled. "After the second climb Moises Aldape and I were very comfortable in the group. They kept the break away in check until Mount Nebo. It was a great team effort."

Team Type 1 increased the pace in order to capture Tuckerman on the way toward the finale daunting six-kilometre climb. "I attacked straight through the steep section on the first hair pin turn, immediately there were four of us," said Chadwick.

The group of four riders included Chadwick, team-mate Aldape, Prokic and Lang. "Aldape rode a hard tempo so I could just sit back," explained Chadwick. "I attacked again over one of the flatter sections and Prokic bridged across but he didn't want to work with me."

Lang chose to ride the steep sections of Mount Nebo at his own tempo. He left the vicious attacking to the other three until the one kilometre remaining mark when he sensed a lull in the action and Aldape fell off pace.

"I couldn't really respond to their surges so I caught up to them on the next section of steep climbing and I tried to attack then," said Lang. "It didn't go very far and it burned me a little bit. I just tried to limit my losses in the last few hundred metres after that effort."

Prokic led the chase to catch Lang, allowing Chadwick to plan his winning move. "I left it up to Prokic to pull us to the line," said Chadwick. "I saw a bend in the road with a hundred metres to go [so] I put it in a decent size gear and jumped. Prokic couldn't come with me so I thought 'oh beauty I won anther one'."

The men will be challenged to a second mountain-top finish at the end of tomorrow's 160 kilometre Stage 3. Prokic hopes to challenge Chadwick for the leader's jersey on tomorrow's 16 kilometre ascent of Mount Magazine. "I know it is going to be difficult but we hope to be able to move up one more place on GC after tomorrow's stage," he said.

Results

1 Glen Chadwick (Team Type-1)                           3.59.47
2 Predrag Prokic (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)          0.05
3 Michael Lange (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)             0.14
4 Moises Aldape (Team Type 1)                              0.33
5 Frank Pipp (HealthNet/Maxxis)                            0.40
6 Stefano Barberi (THF Racing)                             0.43
7 Christian Helmig (Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling)          0.57
8 Chris Jones (Team Type 1)                                0.58
9 Jake Rytlewski (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell)           1.00
10 Dan R. Timmerman (Team RACE Pro)                        1.08
11 Dustin Macburnie (Team RACE Pro)                        1.12
12 Andrew Talansky (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)        1.19
13 Nick Friesen (GS Mengoni)                               1.26
14 John Minutrn (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)               1.32
15 Stefan Rothe (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)                 1.34
16 Jonathan Baker (Vitamin Cottage)                        1.40
17 Daniel Vaillancourt (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)    1.43
18 William Gault (CTCA/Tulsa Wheelmen)                     1.46
19 Jonathan Jacob (Mob Squad/ Ubuildit)                    1.49
20 Mark Walters (Team RACE Pro)                            1.54
21 Eric Boily (Team Volkswagen)                            2.00
22 Matthew Winstead (Juris MorePartnerIncome)                  
23 NICK Reistad (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)             2.04
24 Noah Singer (Kahala/LaGrange)                           2.08
25 David Sojo Diego (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)             2.11
26 Adam Ray (Industry Nine)                                    
27 Jared Gilyard (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprise)          2.17
28 Terrence Keenan (THF Racing)                                
29 John Fredy Parra (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)           
30 Alex Welch (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)                   2.18
31 Ty Stanfield (Myogenesis.com)                               
32 Matthew Johnson (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)            2.25
33 Ryan Knapp (Alderfer Bergen)                            2.28
34 Clayton Barrows (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell)         2.30
35 Janne Hamalainen (CTCA/Tulsa Wheelmen)                  2.32
36 Karl Menzies (HealthNet/Maxxis)                             
37 Scott Tietzel (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                
38 Loren Dodson (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)               
39 Kolt Bates (Mercy Development)                          3.20
40 Fabio Calabria (Team Type 1)                                
41 david Schulhofer (Team Waste Management)                3.26
42 Emiliano Jordan (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprise)        3.29
43 John Mcallister (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)        3.36
44 mario Arroyave (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)         3.44
45 Robbie King (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell)             3.47
46 Adam Gaubert (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)           3.50
47 Yosvany Falcon (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)         4.00
48 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1)                        4.08
49 corey Ray (Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling)                4.14
50 Nathaniel Thompson (Rocky Mountain Bikes/STOK)          4.16
51 Lance Hughey (Accelerade Cycling Team)                  4.22
52 Stephen Brandt (Velossimo Racing benefitting S)         4.24
53 Bernard Vanulden (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)         4.33
54 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                
55 George Opria (Evolution Cycling)                        4.36
56 Arnaud Papillon (Team Volkswagen)                       4.54
57 John Durango (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)           4.58
58 Karl Kupecz (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)            5.02
59 William Snodgrass (Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling)        5.12
60 Mike Sherer (Alderfer Bergen)                               
61 David Rendon (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprise)           5.22
62 Adam Thuss (Team RACE Pro)                                  
63 Keir Plaice (Team RACE Pro)                             5.25
64 Paul Koehn (Marx & Bensdorf Realtors/TriSt)             5.40
65 John Loehner (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)               5.47
66 Adam Mills (HRRC/Trek Stores)                               
67 Jean Michel Lachance (Team Volkswagen)                  5.52
68 Alexandre Cloutier (Team Volkswagen)                    5.56
69 Mark Batty (Team RACE Pro)                              6.06
70 Ian Macgregor (Team Type 1)                             6.15
71 Brad Huff (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                    
72 Mat Stephens (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)                 6.24
73 Michael Mathis (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)             6.33
74 Mark Pozniak (Team RACE Pro)                            6.42
75 Bruno Langlois (Team Volkswagen)                        7.14
76 Fran├â┬žois Chabot (Team Volkswagen)                        
77 Eric Robertson (Team RACE Pro)                          7.34
78 Christian Deshaies (Team Volkswagen)                    7.36
79 Buck (Kevin) Miller (Team RACE Pro)                     7.58
80 Eugene Boronow (GS Mengoni)                                 
81 Aaron Tuckerman (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)          8.13
82 Frank Travieso (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)         8.57
83 Sheldon Deeny (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)             10.20
84 jay Blankenship (CTCA/Tulsa Wheelmen)                  10.49
85 Andrew Hunt (Team RACE Pro)                            11.24
86 Timothy Hargrave (Team Type 1)                         11.37
87 Eric Brownell (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)             31.32
88 Scott Barnes (Mercy Development)                       34.53
89 justin Jackson (Mercy Development)                     35.25
90 Courtney Guck (Rocky Mountain Bikes/STOK)              36.13
91 Peter Carey (Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling)             36.45
92 Bill Marshall (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)               38.51
TC Brooks Branham (Mercy Development)                          
DNS Andrew Dalhiem (TxTough/Team Hotel San Jose)               
DNS Richard Geng (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell)               
DNF Ryan Heydenrych (Marx & Bensdorf Realtors/TriSt)           
DNF Michael Talley (Boston Mountain Cyclist)                   
 
General Classification after Stage 2
 
1 Glen Chadwick (Team Type-1)                           8.41.45
2 Predrag Prokic (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)          0.25
3 Michael Lange (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)             0.39
4 Moises Aldape (Team Type 1)                              0.58
5 Frank Pipp (HealthNet/Maxxis)                            1.10
6 Stefano Barberi (THF Racing)                             1.13
7 Christian Helmig (Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling)          1.27
8 Chris Jones (Team Type 1)                                1.28
9 Jake Rytlewski (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell)           1.30
10 Dan R. Timmerman (Team RACE Pro)                        1.38
11 Dustin Macburnie (Team RACE Pro)                        1.42
12 Andrew Talansky (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)        1.49
13 John Minutrn (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)               2.02
14 Stefan Rothe (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)                 2.04
15 William Gault (CTCA/Tulsa Wheelmen)                     2.16
16 Jonathan Baker (Vitamin Cottage)                        2.22
17 Mark Walters (Team RACE Pro)                            2.24
18 Eric Boily (Team Volkswagen)                            2.30
19 NICK Reistad (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)             2.34
20 Daniel Vaillancourt (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)    2.36
21 John Fredy Parra (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)       2.47
22 Alex Welch (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)                   2.48
23 Karl Menzies (HealthNet/Maxxis)                         2.52
24 Clayton Barrows (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell)         3.00
25 Fabio Calabria (Team Type 1)                            3.50
26 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1)                        4.38
27 Robbie King (Rite Aid pb Shebell & Shebell)             4.40
28 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)            5.24
29 Scott Tietzel (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)            5.44
30 Ian Macgregor (Team Type 1)                             6.45
31 Bernard Vanulden (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)         6.54
32 Aaron Tuckerman (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)          8.43
33 Frank Travieso (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)        10.30
34 Nick Friesen (GS Mengoni)                              11.46
35 Matthew Winstead (Juris MorePartnerIncome)             12.20
36 Jonathan Jacob (Mob Squad/ Ubuildit)                   12.23
37 Noah Singer (Kahala/LaGrange)                          12.28
38 Adam Ray (Industry Nine)                               12.31
39 David Sojo Diego (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)                 
40 Terrence Keenan (THF Racing)                           12.37
41 Jared Gilyard (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprise)              
42 Ty Stanfield (Myogenesis.com)                          12.38
43 Matthew Johnson (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)           12.45
44 Ryan Knapp (Alderfer Bergen)                           12.48
45 Janne Hamalainen (CTCA/Tulsa Wheelmen)                 12.52
46 Loren Dodson (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)               
47 Kolt Bates (Mercy Development)                         13.40
48 david Schulhofer (Team Waste Management)               13.46
49 Emiliano Jordan (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprise)       13.49
50 John Mcallister (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)       13.56
51 mario Arroyave (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)        14.04
52 Adam Gaubert (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)          14.10
53 Yosvany Falcon (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)        14.20
54 Stephen Brandt (Velossimo Racing benefitting S)        14.44
55 George Opria (Evolution Cycling)                       14.56
56 Arnaud Papillon (Team Volkswagen)                      15.14
57 John Durango (TOSHIBA-Santo Presented By Her)          15.18
58 Karl Kupecz (Velossimo Racing benefiting Su)           15.22
59 Mike Sherer (Alderfer Bergen)                          15.32
60 David Rendon (Colavita NM p/b JNF Enterprise)          15.42
61 Adam Thuss (Team RACE Pro)                                  
62 Keir Plaice (Team RACE Pro)                            15.45
63 Paul Koehn (Marx & Bensdorf Realtors/TriSt)            16.00
64 Adam Mills (HRRC/Trek Stores)                          16.07
65 John Loehner (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)                   
66 Jean Michel Lachance (Team Volkswagen)                 16.12
67 Alexandre Cloutier (Team Volkswagen)                   16.16
68 Mark Batty (Team RACE Pro)                             16.26
69 Brad Huff (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)               16.35
70 Mat Stephens (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)                16.44
71 Michael Mathis (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)            16.53
72 Mark Pozniak (Team RACE Pro)                           17.02
73 Fran├â┬žois Chabot (Team Volkswagen)                   17.34
74 Bruno Langlois (Team Volkswagen)                            
75 Eric Robertson (Team RACE Pro)                         17.54
76 Buck (Kevin) Miller (Team RACE Pro)                    18.18
77 Sheldon Deeny (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)             20.40
78 Andrew Hunt (Team RACE Pro)                            21.44
79 Timothy Hargrave (Team Type 1)                         21.57
80 Lance Hughey (Accelerade Cycling Team)                 38.40
81 Christian Deshaies (Team Volkswagen)                   41.54
82 Eugene Boronow (GS Mengoni)                            42.16
83 corey Ray (Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling)               47.03
84 Nathaniel Thompson (Rocky Mountain Bikes/STOK)         47.05
85 William Snodgrass (Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling)       48.01
86 jay Blankenship (CTCA/Tulsa Wheelmen)                  53.38
87 Peter Carey (Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling)           1.11.03
88 Eric Brownell (CRCA / EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM)           1.14.21
89 Scott Barnes (Mercy Development)                     1.17.58
90 justin Jackson (Mercy Development)                   1.18.30
91 Courtney Guck (Rocky Mountain Bikes/STOK)            1.19.02
92 Bill Marshall (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)             1.21.56