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Bank of America Wilmington Grand Prix - (NE)
USA, May 17, 2008
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The women's pro field prepares to do battle
at the 2008 Wilmington Grand Prix in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
The Juice Plus/NC Racing team set a fast pace
from the start. Its efforts would pay off nicely.
Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine Cycling) returned
to Wilmington looking to repeat last years victory.
The first serious attach was launched
by Jennifer McRae (Advil-Chapstick).
Laura McCaughey (Juice Plus/NC Racing) and Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine Cycling)
wasted no time in joining Jennifer McRae (Advil-Chapstick) to form the winning breakaway.
Team director Bill Short launches Laura McCaughey
(Juice Plus/NC Racing) back into the race after a puncture.
Erica Allar (Aarons) tried to close
the gap but Advil-ChapStick and Juice Plus, who both had team-mates in the breakaway, just weren't interested in helping.
Jennifer McRae (Advil-Chapstick) did her share
of the work to ensure that the breakaway worked.
The rest of the women's field, which splintered early,
was content to let the break go.
With two laps remaining, the breakaway didn't need
to worry about the field catching them so they focused on the finish.
Laura McCaughey (Juice Plus/NC Racing)
takes the sprint victory.
Erica Allar (Aarons) takes
the field sprint.
Women's podium (L-R): Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine Cycling), Laura McCaughey
(Juice Plus/NC Racing) and Jennifer McRae (Advil-Chapstick).
The men's field leave the start line
at the 2008 Wilmington Grand Prix.
The first breakaway formed early
and grew over the next few laps.
With the largest teams represented
in the breakaway, the field eased momentarily.
While the pace of the field may have cooled,
the breakaway was motoring in high gear.
You can't get much tighter
Tyler Wren (Colavita/Sutter Home)
leads the break into a turn.
The breakaway passes under a banner
announcing the Delaware Historical Society.
Scott Zwizanski (Bissell Pro Cycling)
lays it into turn one at speed.
Bobby Lea (Rite Aid Pro Cycling)
finds the pace of the breakaway too hot and returns to the field.
Team Time Pro Cycling put out a huge effort
lap after lap trying to pull back the breakaway.
When Russ Langley (Battley Harley Davidson)
attacked and left the breakaway, Colavita/Sutter Home gathered at the front to shut him down.
After Russ Langley (Battley Harley Davidson) was caught,
he continued to work, setting up the team's next move.
Playing off his team-mate's move, Ryan Dewald
makes an attempt to get away.
Scott Zwizanski (Bissell Pro Cycling) attacked with one lap to go
and held the gap all the way to the finish. Here he catches the tail end of the field.
Men's podium (L-R): Tyler Wren (Colavita Sutter Home), Scott Zwizanski
(Bissell Pro Cycling) and David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies).
1 Scott Zwizanski (Bissell Pro Cycling Team) 1.38.38
2 David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast) 0.03
3 Tyler Wren (Colavita Sutter Home) 0.06
4 Lisban Quintero (CRCA/Foundation Cycling) 0.07
5 Dave Fuentes (Battley Harley-Davidson/Capitol)
6 Anibal Borrajo (Colavita Sutter Home) 0.09
7 Jon Hamblen (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs)
8 Ryan Dewald (Battley Harley-Davidson/Capitol) 0.10
9 Davide Frattini (Colavita Sutter Home) 0.18
10 Jonny Sundt (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast) 0.20
11 Russ Langley (Battley Harley-Davidson/Capitol) 0.32
12 Luca Damiani (Colavita Sutter Home)
13 Ben King (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast) 0.53
14 Stephan Kincaid (Rite Aid Pro Cycling Team) 0.58
15 Scott Jackson (DLP Racing)
16 Ward Solar (Nerac Cycling)
17 Chuck Hutcheson (Battley Harley-Davidson/Capitol) 1.00
18 Armando Borrajo (Ciudad de Chivilcoy) 1.09
19 Kyle Wamsley (Colavita Sutter Home)
20 Sebastian Haedo (Colavita Sutter Home) 1.10
21 Jason Meidhof (Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo) 1.11
22 Gavriel Epstein (CRCA/Sakonnet Technology U25) 1.23
23 Thomas Soladay (Time Pro Cycling) 1.27
24 Jonathan Erdelyi (Rite Aid Pro Cycling Team) 1.28
25 Jason Walters (Team Metra/Wendy’s)
26 Rafael Meran (GS Mengoni USA) 1.29
27 Ryan McKinney (Clean Currents p/b Don Beyer Volvo) 1.31
28 Craig Dodson (Richmond Pro Cycling) 1.34
29 Shane Kline (Lateral Stress Velo)
30 James Baldesare (Team Inferno Pro Cycling)
31 Jonathan Page (Battley Harley-Davidson/Capitol) 1.35
32 Clay Murfet (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Am.)
33 Luis Amaury Perez (GS Mengoni USA)
34 Steven Howard (Bissell Pro Cycling Team) 1.36
35 Owen Nielsen (DLP Racing) 1.38
1 Laura McCaughey (Juice Plus/NC cycling) 1.16.47
2 Jennifer McRae (Advil-Chapstick)
3 Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine Cycling)
4 Erica Allar (Aarons) 0.16
5 Shontell Gauthier (Colavita/Sutter Home)
6 Rebecca Wellons (NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dent) 0.18
7 Holli Steelman (Juice Plus/NC Cycling)
8 Brenda Lyons (Cheerwine Cycling)
9 Brooke O’Connor (Hub Racing)
10 Sarah Caravela
11 Anna Milkowski (Advil/ChapStick)
12 Lorena Candrian (HPC powered by Altarum)
13 Susanna Matsen-Nazarian (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Am.) 0.19
14 Leslie Jennings (Team CycleLife)
15 Jenette Williams (HPC powered by Altarum) 0.20
16 Lis Jellett (Verducci/Breakaway) 0.21
17 Sonja Evers (C3-Sollay.com) 0.22
18 Heidi Goldberg (Team Kenda Tire)
19 Flavia LePene (Team 19)
20 Veronica Martinez (JVR Sports) 0.23
21 Kristy Scheffenacker (HPC Powered by Altarum) 0.25
22 Jennifer Rasmusson (HPC powered by Altarum) 0.32
23 Wendy Ulmer (Team CycleLife) 0.35
24 Susan Hefler (HPC powered by Altarum) 0.39
25 Heather Labance (Team Advil-ChapStick) 0.43
26 Leeanne Manderson (Hub Racing) 0.50
27 Marjan Huizing (Team Kenda Tire) 2.23
28 Samantha Dery (NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dent) 2.24
29 Lorraine Lipfert (C3-Sollay.com) 2.26
30 Rachel Warner (Juice Plus/NC Cycling) 2.28
31 Bianca Grecu (Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon) 2.43
32 Nonnie Howard (Verducci/Breakaway) 2.46
33 Marni Harker (Team Kenda Tire) 4.31
34 Liz Leyden (Hub Racing) 4.36
35 Reem Jishi (Advil/ChapStick) 4.40