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32nd Joe Martin Stage Race - NE
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, May 7-10, 2009
By Kirsten Robbins
Defending Joe Martin Stage Race champion Rory Sutherland (OUCH-Maxxis) is aiming to repeat his victory at the 32nd annual which starts on Thursday, May 7 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Australian National Racing Calendar champion has won the past two editions of the event.
"Joe Martin is the type of race that if you’re a good sprinter, who can also put in a good time trial in the opening stage and get over some of the climbs, you can get some good results here," said OUCH-Maxxis directeur sportif Mike Tamayo. "Andrew Pinfold and Karl Menzies are both guys who are well suited for this race.”
The four day NRC stage race also marks round two of the Women's Prestige Cycling Series. The event will host more than 700 athletes from around the world and has again attracted high ranked American teams in the professional men's and women's categories.
The OUCH-Maxxis team will lead a stellar men's peloton, fresh off of a good performance at last week's Tour of the Gila. Key riders who will look to give Sutherland a run for his money include Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell), Anthony Colby (Colavita-Sutter Home), Matt Rice (Jelly Belly), Jacob Erker (Kelly Benefit Strategies), Roman van Uden (Land Rover-Orbea), Chris Baldwin (Rock Racing), Heath Blackgrove (Hotel San Jose), Daniel Ramsey (Team Mountain Khakis), Francois Parisien (Planet Energy), Ben Day (Fly V Australia), Stefan Rothe (Texas Tough), Matt White (Bikereg.com) and Cory Collier (Team Rio Grand).
The Women's Prestige Series includes four nationally ranked stage races that began in March with the Redlands Bicycle Classic. It will resume at the Joe Martin Stage Race and move on to the Nature Valley Grand Prix and the Cascade Cycling Classic.
Team TIBCO leads the way in the team competition along with the series' most talented young rider, Julie Beveridge. United States of America Time Trial Champion Alison Powers (Team Type 1) currently leads the individual classification while her team-mate Kori Seehafer holds the top spot in the best sprinter category.
“I have big expectations for Alison with the time trial being first,” Team Type 1 women’s Director Jack Seehafer said. “I will also be looking to Jen for stage wins and I hope to see a podium finish in the general classification by week’s end.”
Also highlighting the race on the women's side, USA Road and Criterium Champion Brook Miller (TIBCO), Kristin McGrath and Kristin Sanders (Value Act Capital), Erinne Willock and Katheryn Mattis (Webcor-Builders), Dotsie Bausch (Jazz Apple), Denise Ramsden (Kenda Tire), Sabrina Savage (Veloforma) and Kristin LaSasso (Chaparat Cycling).
Stage one - May 7: A four kilometre uphill Individual Time Trial held in the notorious Devil's Den State Park will set the stage. The climb averages out at 6.8 percent, sure to shake up the overall classification early on.
Stage two - May 8: The men will have over 5,400 feet of climbing stretched over a 179 kilometres. The toughest climb is located mid-race at a three percent grade over 16-kilometres. The finishing straight has a six percent uphill grade over the last 350 metres. The women will compete on a shorter version of the same circuit. They will climb more than 3500 feet over 110 kilometres from start to finish.
Stage three - May 9: The men will race a shorter distance than the previous day, 147 kilometres, but face more climbing at 6000 feet. The women will race 110 kilometres on the same circuit with some 3500 feet of climbing. Both categories will complete laps of a 38 kilometre loop that features over 1,500 feet of climbing per lap.
Stage four - May 10: The climbing does not end here. The downtown Fayetteville criterium is held on a two kilometre, technical circuit. It starts and finishes on a steep uphill section make this criterium less about speed and more about attrition. The men will complete 90 minutes and the women 60 minute where the 2009 Joe Martin Stage Race winners will emerge.
Pro men 1 Rory Sutherland (Ouch Presented by Maxxis) 2 Andrew Pinfold (Ouch Presented by Maxxis) 3 John Murphy (Ouch Presented by Maxxis) 4 Karl Menzies (Ouch Presented by Maxxis) 5 Bobby Lea (Ouch Presented by Maxxis) 6 Tim Johnson (Ouch Presented by Maxxis) 7 Cameron Evans (Ouch Presented by Maxxis) 8 Floyd Landis (Ouch Presented by Maxxis) 9 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) 10 Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) 11 Peter Latham (Bissell Pro Cycling) 12 Kirk Obee (Bissell Pro Cycling) 13 Frank Pipp (Bissell Pro Cycling) 14 Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Pro Cycling) 15 Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling) 16 Morgan Schmitt (Bissell Pro Cycling Team) 17 Luis Amaran (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 18 Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 19 Anibal Borrajo (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 20 Anthony Colby (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 21 Davide Frattini (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 22 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 23 Kyle Wamsley (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 24 Tyler Wren (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 25 Hayden Brooks (Fly V australia) 26 Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V australia) 27 Scott Dacis (Fly V australia) 28 Benjamin Day (Fly V australia) 29 Steve George (Fly V australia) 30 Curtis Gunn (Fly V australia) 31 David Kemp (Fly V australia) 32 Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V australia) 33 Jonny Clark (Jelly Belly) 34 Matt Crane (Jelly Belly) 35 Phil Gaimon (Jelly Belly) 36 Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) 37 Bryce Mead (Jelly Belly) 38 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly) 39 Nick Reistad (Jelly Belly) 40 Matty Rice (Jelly Belly) 41 Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 42 Daniel Bowman (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 43 Jacob Erker (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 44 Clay Mufret (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 45 Jonathan Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 46 Neil Shirley (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 47 David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 48 Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) 49 Ty Stanfield (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy) 50 Jake Rytlewski (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy) 51 Ben Renkema (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy) 52 Bennet Van Der Genugten (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy) 53 Russell Stevenson (Kenda Pro Cycling P/B Spinergy) 54 Jaime Gandara (Kenda Pro cycling p/b Spinergy) 55 Jonathan Parrish (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy) 56 Joshua Bartlett (Land Rover-Orbea) 57 Jim Camut (Land Rover-Orbea) 58 Ryan Taylor (Land Rover-Orbea) 59 Aaron Tuckerman (Land Rover-Orbea) 60 Roman Van Uden (Land Rover-Orbea) 61 Logan Hunn (Land Rover-Orbea) 62 Carson Miller (Land Rover-Orbea) 63 Mike Northey (Land Rover-Orbea) 64 Thomas Soladay (Mountain Khakis) 65 Will Hoffarth (Mountain Khakis) 66 Charles Marzot (Mountain Khakis) 67 Logan Loader (Mountain Khakis) 68 Daniel Ramsey (Mountain Khakis) 69 Isaac Howe (Mountain Khakis) 70 Eric Boily (Planet Energy) 71 Martin Gilbert (Planet Energy) 72 Keven Lacombe (Planet Energy) 73 Bruno Langlois (Planet Energy) 74 Francois Parisien (Planet Energy) 75 Andrew Randell (Planet Energy) 76 Ryan Roth (Planet Energy) 77 Maxime Vives (Planet Energy) 78 Mike Creed (Rock Racing) 79 Rahsaan Bahati (Rock Racing) 80 Sergio Hernandez (Rock Racing) 81 Nic Sanderson (Rock Racing) 82 Caleb Manion (Rock Racing) 83 Danny Finneran (Rock Racing) 84 Cesar Grajales (Rock Racing) 85 Chris Baldwin (Rock Racing) 86 Josh Dillon (BikeReg.com/Cannondale) 87 Nick Keough (BikeReg.com/Cannondale) 88 Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com/Cannondale) 89 Eric Schildge (BikeReg.com/Cannondale) 90 Dan Timmerman (BikeReg.com/Cannondale) 91 Steve Weller (BikeReg.com/Cannondale) 92 Matt White (BikeReg.com/Cannondale) 93 Frank Travieso (Champion Porsche p/b Race edge) 94 Yosvany Falcon (Champion Porsche p/b Race edge) 95 Seth Hansley (Champion Porsche p/b Race edge) 96 Grant Potter (Champion Porsche p/b Race edge) 97 Alison Anjos (Champion Porsche p/b Race edge) 98 Gunter Hermanni (Champion Porsche p/b Race edge) 99 Jarred Berger (Ciclismo Racing) 100 Alex Hagman (Ciclismo Racing) 101 Ben Kneller (Ciclismo Racing) 102 Jake Hollenbach (CRCA/EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM p/b Northwave) 103 Matthew Johnson (CRCA/EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM p/b Northwave) 104 John Loehner (CRCA/EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM p/b Northwave) 105 Michael Mathis (CRCA/EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM p/b Northwave) 106 John Minutrn (CRCA/EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM p/b Northwave) 107 Daniel Zmolik (CRCA/EMPIRE CYCLING TEAM p/b Northwave) 108 Noah Singer (Competitive Cyclist) 109 Zachary Spinhirne-Martin (Competitive Cyclist) 110 Bill Stolte (HRRC/Trek/Shimano) 111 Isaac Neff (Indiana University-Bloomington) 112 Matthew Busche (IS Corp Cycling Team) 113 Kevin Hazzard (Jet Fuel Coffee) 114 Bryson Bowers (Jet Fuel Coffee) 115 Sam Silvey (Marx and Bensdorf Realtors) 116 Ben Kersten (Myogenesis.com p/b United Healthcare) 117 Ryan Sullivan (Myogenesis.com p/b United Healthcare) 118 Abdias Hernandez 119 Daniel Campbell (Panther / RGF pb Felt Bicycles) 120 Vince Roberge (Panther/ RGF p/b Felt Bicycles) 121 Gregory Christian (Panther/RGF pb Felt Bicycles) 122 Tomas Roba (Rocky Mountain Bicycles Elite Cycling) 123 Jeff Winkler (St. John's Powerful Medicine) 124 Troy Wells (Team Clif Bar) 125 Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder) 126 James Stemper (Team Geargrinder) 127 Rob White (Team Geargrinder) 128 Ryan White (Team Geargrinder) 129 Heath Blackgrove (Team Hotel San Jose) 130 Barry Lee (Team Hotel San Jose) 131 Sean Sullivan (Team Hotel San Jose) 132 Carlos Vargas (Team Hotel San Jose) 133 Chris Wherry (Team Hotel San Jose) 134 Matt Winstead (Team Inferno Pro Cycling) 135 Logan Garey (Team Rio Grande) 136 Corey Collier (Team Rio Grande) 137 Allen Krughoff (Team Rio Grande) 138 Scott Wenzel (Team Rio Grande) 139 Sean Mazich (Team Waste Management) 140 Scott Stewart (Team Waste Management) 141 Chad Cagle (Texas Tough) 142 Mat Ankney (Texas Tough) 143 Tyler Jewell (Texas Tough) 144 Stefan Rothe (Texas Tough) 145 Russ Walker (Texas Tough) 146 Alex Welch (Texas Tough) 147 Steve Tilford (Tradewind Energy/Trek Stores) 148 Nicholas Coil (TradeWind Energy/Trek Stores) 149 Brian Jensen (TradeWind Energy/Trek Stores) 150 Spencer Gaddy (Uptown Cycles) 151 Bryan McVey (Vision Quest) 152 Randy Reichardt (Vitamin Cottage P/B XP Companies) 153 Travis Hagner (Warp9bikes.com/Tristar) 154 Christopher Hong (Bobs-Bicycles.com) 155 David Henderson (CBC) 156 Mike Sherer (Alderfer Bergen Cycling) 157 William Nowak (Alderfer Bergen Cycling) 158 Andrew Talansky (Amore & Vita-McDonald's) 159 Ian Dille (Bicycle Sport Shop pb Girling) 160 James Carney Pro women 201 Robin Farina (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 202 Sharon Allpress (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 203 Nicole Evans (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 204 Kristin McGrath (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 205 Martina Patella (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 206 Christina Ruiter (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 207 Kristin Sanders (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 208 Emily Zell (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 209 Rebecka Hartkop (VELOFORMA) 210 Alice Pennington (VELOFORMA) 211 Sabrina Savage (VELOFORMA) 212 Robin Secrist (VELOFORMA) 213 Christina Smith (VELOFORMA) 214 Anna Sanders (VELOFORMA) 215 Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders) 216 Nikki Butterfield (Webcor Builders) 217 Amy Dombroski (Webcor Builders) 218 Gina Grain (Webcor Builders) 219 Alexis Rhodes (Webcor Builders) 220 Erinne Willock (Webcor Builders) 221 Rebecca Much (Webcor Builders) 222 Steph Roorda (Jazz Apple Cycling Team) 223 Dotsie Bausch (Jazz Apple Cycling Team) 224 Ruth Corset (Jazz Apple Cycling Team) 225 Lauren Ellis (Jazz Apple Cycling Team) 226 Malindills Maclean (Jazz Apple Cycling Team) 227 Susy Pryde (Jazz Apple Cycling Team) 228 Amity Elliot (Juice Plus Club Team) 229 Amity Elliot (Juice Plus Club Team) 230 Rachel Warner (Juice Plus Club Team) 231 Michelle Jensen (Mercy Cycling Team) 232 Sydney Brown (Mercy Cycling Team) 233 Nikane Chantal Xuen Mallea (Mercy Cycling Team) 234 Jennifer Herrell-Rhoades (Mercy Cycling Team) 235 Shannon Koch (Metro Volkswagen Cycling Team) 236 Whitney Schultz (Metro Volkswagen Cycling Team) 237 Tammy Wallace (Moritz Chevrolet Cycling) 238 Kathryn Clark (Team Kenda) 239 Christy Keely (Team Kenda) 240 Krystal McNutt (Team Kenda) 241 Denise Ramsden (Team Kenda) 242 Catherine Walberg (Team Kenda) 243 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda) 244 Silke Wunderwald (Team Kenda) 245 Jessica Cole (Team Kenda) 246 Meredith Miller (Team TIBCO) 247 Rushlee Buchanan (Team TIBCO) 248 Katharine Carroll (Team TIBCO) 249 Jo Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO) 250 Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO) 251 Emma Rickards (Team TIBCO) 252 Lauren Tamayo (Team TIBCO) 253 Jennifer McRae (Team Type 1) 254 Jaquelyn Crowell (Team Type 1) 255 Veronica Leal (Team Type 1) 256 Morgan Patton (Team Type 1) 257 Alison Powers (Team Type 1) 258 Samantha Schneider (Team Type 1) 259 Kori Seehafer (Team Type 1) 260 Lise Olivier (Tulsa Tough Racing) 261 Erica Allar 262 Annajean Dallaire (Cannondale/Barbasol/Rapid transit) 263 Priscilla Cazer (Carve) 264 Kristen Lasasso (Chaparat Cycling team) 265 Laura Van Gilder (Chaparat Cycling team) 266 Elena Dale (Chaparat Cycling Team) 267 Kathleen Billington (Chaparat cycling team) 268 Joanie Caron (Équipe Cascades-ABC Cycles) 269 Véronique Labonté (Équipe Cascades-ABC Cycles) 270 Kristen Meshberg (Flatlandia Cycling Team) 271 Amy McGuire (Hub Racing) 272 Heather Kay 273 Madeleine Puissant (Nova-ISCorp)
Men 2008 Rory Sutherland (Aus) HealthNet-Maxxis 2007 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net prsented by Maxxis 2006 Gordon Fraser (Health Net presented by Maxxis) 2005 Scott Moninger (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis 2004 Adam Bergman 2003 Jason McCartney 2002 Gustavo Carrillo 2001 Steven Cate 2000 Erin Hartwell 1999 John Matthews 1998 Shane Thellman 1997 Kevin Ross 1996 Thurlow Rogers Women 2008 Robin Farina (Cheerwine) 2007 Katharine Carroll (USA) Aaron's Pro Cycling Team 2006 Erinne Willock (Webcor-Platinum Women's Cycling Team) 2005 Lynn Gaggioli (Can) Monex 2004 Lynn Gaggioli 2003 Lynn Gaggioli (Brotzman) 2002 Lynn Brotzman 2001 Anke Erlank 2000 Ary McLauvin 1999 Andrea Ratkovic-Bowman 1998 Lisa Klein 1997 Catherine Wahlberg 1996 Julie Hudetz Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com