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Atlanta 100k Classic - NE

USA, September 5, 2006

2005 Results     Results


Non-Americans reign in Atlanta's 10km Classic

by Mark Zalewski, North American Editor

Hoppy flys to 10(0)km Classic win

The 10km Classic race in Atlanta on Labour Day has to be the strangest race on the National Racing Calendar. For one, it plays second fiddle to what the name of the race is for -- the 10km running race which is touted as the biggest in the country. The pro men actually race 100km. And to further show that running is the focus, all the races start in the seven o'Clock hour... in the A.M. Ouch. Finally, the parcours itself is rather unconventional, with rolling hills and power climbs that end in a scary-fast downhill to the finish line. This year, Jeff Hopkins (Jittery Joe's) flew to the finish at more than 80kph to take the win.

"That's the best field they have ever had there," said Hoppy who has raced this event the past five years. "It's pretty much all of the foreigners that weren't allowed to race in Greenville and the smaller teams that popped down here." Hoppy is referring to the USPRO road championships that excluded non-American racers for the first time and took place the day before.

The race was fast from the start with riders looking to either earn some final money out of the $25,000 purse or help their racing resume as the season comes to a close. "The whole race there were attacks going the whole time, back and forth," said Hopkins. "With two to go a group of twenty went and we ended up in it with four, including me. I latched on to all the attacks that went out of that group. Evan [Elkin] punched it chasing dudes so it was all together at the top of the hill with 800 meters to go."

Last year's winner Emile Abraham (AEG-Toshiba-JetNetwork) was in a prime position to win again, but Hopkins marked his wheel. "Emile won it last year, so I followed him the whole way. It's a massive downhill to the finish and you come in about 80k per hour. So you have to time and just right -- I hit 82kph into the dip at the line!"

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Pro men, 100km
1 Jeffery Hopkins (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team)       2.19.27
2 Emile Abraham (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                        
3 Siro Camponogara (Navigators)                             0.01
4 Alex Candelario (Jelly Belly)                                 
5 Sean Sullivan (Toyota-United)                                 
6 Ivan Stevic (Toyota United)                                   
7 Garcia Jose (Toyota-United)                                   
8 Rich England (Priority Health Cycling Team)                   
9 Yosvanny Falcon (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetWork)                      
10 Eddy Hilger (Priority Health Cycling Team)                   
11 Oscar Henao (UCL)                                            
12 Jackson Stewart ( Nevada)             
13 Scott Zwizanski ( Nevada)         0.02
14 Evan Elken (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team)                  
15 Ted King (Priority Health Cycling Team)                      
16 Scottie Weiss (Hincapie Sports/ Bianchi/ Dasan)              
17 Nick Reistad (Jelly Belly)                                   
18 Tim Henry (Subaru-Deutsche Bank)                         0.03
19 Curtis Gunn (                           
20 Jon Hamblen (Nerac/ Pro Cyc)                
21 Chris Frederick (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetWork)                 0.04
22 Phil Zajicek (Navigators)                                    
23 Austin King (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team)             0.05
24 Neil Shirley (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team)                
25 Kirk Albers (Jelly Belly)                                0.07
26 Keith Norris (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                    0.13
27 Shawn Willard                                            1.39
28 ViKtor Laza (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                         
29 Tommy Nankervis (Priority Health Cycling Team)               
30 David Guttenplan (Subaru-Deutsche Bank)                      
31 Daniel Holt (Nerac/ Pro Cyc)                
32 Matthew Hansley (Olympus)                                    
33 Marcus Morgan                                                
34 Mark Hekman (Abercrombie & Fitch Cycling Tea)                
35 Jason Snow (Cycle Science Racing)                            
36 Sterling Magnell (Toyota-United)                             
37 Frank Travieso (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                      
38 Rich Harper (Abercrombie & Fitch Cycling Tea)                
39 Rudy Robaina (VMG Racing)                                    
40 Thomas Brown (Land Rover/ Siemens Home Applia)               
41 Seth Hansley                                             1.40
42 Ryan Barnett (CAICO)                                         
43 Charles Rossignol (Pacesetter Steel Service)                 
44 Chase Fullerton (VMG Racing)                                 
45 Ben Faulk (Giordana-Clif Bar Cycling Team)                   
46 Name No                                                      
47 Peter Penzell (Rite Aid)                                     
48 Casey Magner (Myogenesis Nutrition pb Landmar)               
49 Robbie Kollar (Aaron's/L5Flyers)                             
50 Beck Frydenborg (Cycle Science)                              
51 Russ Griebel (Pacesetter Steel Service)                      
52 Vassili Davidenko (Navigators)                               
53 Richard Saunders (Team Cycleworks p/b presented b)           
54 Shane Weaver (Hincapie Sports/ Bianchi/ Dasan)               
55 Sebastian Sinisterra (Reality Bikes)                         
56 Jonathan Atkins (Myogenesis Nutrition pb Landmar)            
57 Oleg Grishkin (Navigators)                                   
58 Jake Rytlewski (Priority Health Cycling Team)                
59 Esad Hasanovic (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                      
60 Brad Messenger (Giordana-Clif Bar Cycling Team)          1.41
61 John Delong (Rite Aid)                                       
62 Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat (Aaron's/L5 Flyers)                  
63 Dave McCook (Jelly Belly)                                    
64 Bain Foote (Herring Gas Cycling Team)                        
65 Terry Duran (Pacesetters)                                    
66 Daniel Asbury (Bigelow Cycling Team)                         
67 Tim Regan (Herring Gas Cycling Team)                         
68 cleve blackwell (Myogenesis Nutrition pb Landmar)            
69 Jesse Anthony ( Nevada)               
70 Nebosja Javanovic (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetWork)               1.42
71 Brady Rogers (Myogenesis Nutrition pb Landmar)               
72 Eddie Fagan (reality bikes)                                  
73 Bruno Langlois (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetWork)                      
74 Frank Moak (Herring Gas Cycling Team)                        
75 Predrag Prokic (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                  1.43
76 Scott Kuppersmith (Herring Gas Cycling Team)                 
77 Brice Jones (Jelly Belly)                                    
78 Reid Peacock (Abercrombie & Fitch Cycling Tea)               
79 Andrew Little (Hincapie Sports/ Bianchi/ Dasan)              
80 Robbie King (Priority Health Cycling Team)                   
81 Steve Carpenter                                              
82 Whittaker Clifford (Subaru-Deutsche Bank)                    
83 Andrew Adams (Locos Grill & Pub Cycling Team)                
84 Scott Hilburn (Forum Cycling)                                
85 Juan Jose Haedo (Toyota-United)                          1.44
86 Ivan Dominquez (Toyota-United)                               
87 Jeff Franz (Giordana-Clif Bar Cycling Team)                  
88 Chris Chotas (Pacesetter Steel Service)                      
89 Gregory Fink (Taco Mac/Bass Ale Cycling Team)            1.45
90 number illegible                                             
91 Chad Madan (Pacesetter Steel)                            1.46
92 Mike Norton (Nerac/ Pro Cyc)                
93 Tyler Grahovec (Pacesetter Steel Service)                    
94 Ryan Saylor (Cycle Science)                                  
95 Thomas Evans (Spincycle Incentric)                       1.47
96 Eric Keim (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                           
97 jason seaver (Aaron's/L5Flyers)                              
98 Cal Partlow (FORD/Orlando Velo Cycling Team)                 
99 Erik Koep (Aaron's/L5Flyers)                                 
100 number illegible                                        1.48
101 Carlos Saavedra (UCL Cycling Club)                          
102 Adam Baskin (HotMark-SweetBay SuperMarkets-S)               
103 John Allison (Aaron's/L5 Flyers)                        1.49
104 Jay Wansley (Team Cycleworks p/b presented b)               
105 name no                                                     
106 Adam Payne (Ehtic)                                          
107 Shawn Milne (Navigators)                                    
108 Joe Fernandez (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                      
109 Winston David (Subaru-Deutsche Bank)                    1.50
110 Shane Martin (Hincapie Sports/ Bianchi/ Dasan)              
111 Edward Adair (Reality BIkes)                                
112 Gentry Arnette (Reality Bikes)                              
113 AT Stamp (Hincapie/Bianci/Dasaine)                          
114 Andy Applegate (Abercrombie & Fitch Cycling Tea)            
115 Mike Dietrich ( Nevada)              
116 Ryan Yee (                             
117 Jason Stoner (Locos Grill & Pub Cycling Team)           1.51
118 Trent Wilson (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team)               
119 Marc Anderson (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team)              
120 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly)                                 
121 Spencer Beamer (VMG Racing)                                 
122 Alex Boyd (VMG Racing)                                      
123 Tom Zirbel (Priority Health Cycling Team)                   
124 Justin Spinelli (Nerac/ Pro Cyc)           
125 Travis Hagner (Pacesetter Steel Service)                1.52
126 Creed Sewell (Locos Grill & Pub Cycling Team)               
127 Hugh Moran (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                         
128 Matt McCarthy (Reality Bikes)                               
129 Wes Garland (Subaru-Deutsche Bank)                          
130 Mark Jellous (Endeavor Cycling)                             
131 Chris Harkey (Hincapie Sports/ Bianchi/ Dasan)              
132 Greg Wolf (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetWork)                          
133 Jered Gruber (Abercrombie & Fitch Cycling Tea)          1.53
134 Phillip Gaimon (VMG Racing)                             1.54
135 Eric Anderson (Reality Bikes)                               
136 Jake Rubelt (AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork)                    1.55
137 Bernard Van Ulden (Navigators)                          2.14
138 Wes Parrish (Reality Bikes)                             2.26
139 John Green (Subaru-Deutsche Bank)                       3.18
140 Todd Henriksen (VMG Racing)                             3.19
Pro women, 10km
1 Rachel Heal (Victory Brewing)                            15.32
2 Debbie Milne (Tupelo Bicycle Club)                        0.02
3 kelly benjamin (Cheerwine)                                    
4 Sarah Caravella (TEAm Lipton)                                 
5 Shannon Hutchison-Krupat (Aaron's Pro Women's Cycling Tea)    
6 Nichole Wandgsgard (SC Cycling)                               
7 Clara Beard (Cheerwine)                                       
8 Brenda Lyons (Victory Brewing)                                
9 Leigh Valletti (Travelgirl Magazine)                          
10 Lauren Trull (Cheerwine)                                     
11 Kacey Manderville (Wolverine Redkin)                         
12 Elizabeth Hill (Team Fuji/Bolt Brothers)                     
13 Katharine Carroll (Victory Brewing)                          
14 Robin Farina                                                 
15 Cathy Gable (Reality Bikes)                              0.03
16 Gina Voci (Cheerwine)                                        
17 Laura Bowles (Victory Brewing)                               
18 Iona Wynter (Colavita Light)                                 
19 Tiffany Ballew (Travelgirl Magazine)                         
20 Kirsten Davis (Sorella Cycling)                              
21 Julie Granger (Aaron's/L5Flyers)                             
22 Allyson Brandt (Team ConexTrain)                             
23 Charmian Breon (Cheerwine Cycling Team)                      
24 Lee Anne Asbury (Aaron's/L5Flyers)                           
25 Chrissy Ruiter (Victory Brewing)                             
26 Holli Steelman (Cheerwine)                                   
27 christina dekraay (Team Fuji/Bolt Brothers)                  
28 Chamblee Abernethy                                           
29 Mandy Lozano (Cheerwine)                                     
30 Becky Broeder                                            0.04
31 Kathryn Clark (Colavita Racing)                              
32 Kim Foland (Travelgirl Magazine)                         0.07
33 Sarah Liquori (Cycleworks Presented by Meehan')          0.10
34 Molly Freeman (Sorella Cycling)                          0.14
35 Nicole Bossie (Cheerwine)                                2.31
36 Debrah Borden (Travelgirl Magazine)                      5.32
37 Kim Sawyer (Travelgirl Magazine)