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First Union Wilmington Classic - 1.3

Delaware, USA, May 30, 2000

1999 results    Results    Preview    Past Winners

Mroz Man Mashes Mercury Machine

By Tim Maloney, correspondent

2000 Peace winner, Piotr Wadecki flew in to Philly after finishing runner-up in the Tour of Japan on Sunday. Despite two international flights, lots of airline food from LOT, the Polish national carrier and a wicked case of jet lag, Wadecki showed today before a small crowd in Wilmington, Deleware why he is one of the world's up and coming riders.

Wadecki and his break companions Vogels and USPRO Champ Jemison powered away from the field after 9 of the 20 3.7 mile laps and rode hard at once. The trio got a cushion of 2' on the disinterested peloton and after a few laps of a hard effort, Wadecki blew off the effects of his travel and began to visibly dominate the break. Although the peloton did wake up in the final few laps and cut the trio's margin down by half, Wadecki and Vogels dumped Jemison on the final lap and it came down to a two-up match sprint in the last 200 meters. Vogels pulled his foot out and couldn't contest the final rush, where Wadecki took the win with upraised arms.

Results - 120 km

1 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Mróz                                 2.43.39 (43.73 km/h)
2 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury Cycling Team
3 Marty Jemison (USA) US Postal Service                       0.27
4 John Lieswyn (USA) Team Shaklee                             1.12
5 Brian Walton (Can) Saturn Cycling Team
6 Dariusz Wojciechowski (Pol) Mróz
7 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
8 Marco Villa (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
9 Derek Bouchard-Hall (USA) Mercury Cycling Team
10 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step
11 Clark Sheehan (USA) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
12 Mark Mccormack (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
13 Michael Sayers (USA) Mercury Cycling Team
14 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli               1.30
15 Jacek Mickiewicz (Pol) Mróz
16 Vassili Davidenko (Rus) Navigators Cycling Team
17 Remigius Lupeikis (Pol) Mróz
18 Gordon Fraser (Can) Mercury Cycling Team
19 Kirk O'bee (USA) US Postal Service
20 Julian Dean (Nzl) US Postal Service
21 Kevin Monahan (USA) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
22 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
23 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service
24 Slawomir Chrzanowski (Pol) Mat-Ceresit CCC
25 Kirk Albers (USA) Jelly Belly
26 Frank Mccormack (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
27 Eddi Serri (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
28 Robert Ventura (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
29 Jason Crookham (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
30 Matt Minard (USA) Jelly Belly
31 Franky Van Haesebroucke (Bel) Navigators Cycling Team
32 Dirk Friel (USA) Jet Fuel Coffee
33 Mike Ley (USA) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
34 John Peters (USA) Mercury Cycling Team
35 Oscar Pineda (Dom) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
36 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Saeco-Valli & Valli
37 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Team Shaklee
38 Oscar Freire (Ita) Mapei Quick Step
39 Christopher Pic (USA) Mercury Cycling Team
40 Giusseppe Giuliano (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
41 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Cycling Team
42 Jacob Rasmusssen (Den) Memory Card-Jac&Jones
43 Sylvain Beauchamp (Can) Team Shaklee
44 Antonio Cruz (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
45 Piotr Chmielewski (Pol) Mróz
46 Scott Cochran (USA) Jelly Belly                       
47 Stefan Kjaeraard (Nor) US Postal Service
48 Piotr Zaradny (Pol) Mat-Ceresit CCC
49 Floyd Landis (USA) Mercury Cycling Team
50 Anton Villatoro (USA) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
51 Benoît Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service
52 Levy Leipheimer (USA) US Postal Service
53 Aldo Zennetti (USA) Alexia Alluminio
54 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Mercury Cycling Team
55 Tim Erwin (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe
56 Elliot Hubbard (GBr) Navigators Cycling Team
57 Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service
58 Seth Pelusi (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
59 Andrew Randell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
60 Chris Wherry (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
61 Steve Speaks (USA) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
62 Krzystof Szafranski (Pol) Mat-Ceresit CCC
63 Jonathan Hall (Aus) Festina-Lotus
64 Timoty Jones (Zim) Mobilvetta Design-Rossin
65 Nicolay Bo Larsen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
66 Colby Pearce (USA) Team Shaklee
67 Luke Stockwell (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
68 David Mccook (USA) Team Shaklee
69 Jonathan Atkins (USA) Zaxby's Cycling                      2.06
70 Maurizio Semprini (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
71 Gianni Faresin (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
72 Matthew Gilmore (Bel) Memory Card-Jack & Jones             2.26
73 Jakob Storm-Piil (Den) Memory Card-Jack&Jones              2.40
74 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memory Card-Jack & Jones                3.23
DNS Brendon Vesty (Nzl) Navigators Cycling Team
DNS Ronnie Schmeer (USA) Nutra Fig-Noni
DNS Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Mróz
DNS Grzegorz Wajs (Pol) Mróz
DNS Glen Mitchell (Nzl) Team Shaklee
DNS Artur Krasinski (Pol) Mat-Ceresit CCC
DNS Zbigniew Piatek (Pol) Mat-Ceresit CCC
DNS Norm Carter (USA) Jelly Belly
DNF Nicola Chseini (USA) Mapei Quick Step
DNF Philippe Koehler (Fra) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Leif Hoste (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
DNF Michael Sandstod (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Bjarke Nielsen (Den) Memory Card-Jack & Jones
DNF Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service
DNF Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury Cycling Team
DNF Kirk Willet (USA) Mercury Cycling Team
DNF Erin Hartwell (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
DNF Bart Bowen (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
DNF Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn Cycling Team
DNF Adham Sbeih (USA) Navigators Cycling Team
DNF Todd Littlehales (USA) Navigators Cycling Team
DNF Paul Martin (USA) Navigators Cycling Team
DNF Matthew Koschara (USA) Navigators Cycling Team
DNF Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Cycling Team
DNF Jesse Keefer (USA) Nutra Fig - Noni
DNF Jason Mccartney (USA) Nutra Fig - Noni
DNF Donald Reeb (USA) Nutra Fig-Noni
DNF Jamul Hahn (USA) Nutra Fig-Noni
DNF John Foster (USA) Nutra Fig-Noni
DNF  Alex Gardner (USA) Nutra Fig-Noni
DNF Ryan Allison (USA) Nutra Fig-Noni
DNF Paul Collins (USA) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
DNF Ryan Guay (USA) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
DNF Juan Pineda (Dom) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
DNF Doug Ziewacz (USA) 7Up-Colorado Cyclist
DNF Dario Andriotto (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Oscar Cavagnis (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
DNF Torsten Nitsche (Ger) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Valentino China (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Danny Pate (USA) Saeco-Valli & Valli
DNF Sebastian Wolski (Pol) Mróz
DNF Arkadiusz Wojtas (Pol) Mróz
DNF Jamie Carney (USA) Team Shaklee
DNF Chris Valenzuela (USA) Team Shaklee
DNF Adam Laurent (USA) Team Shaklee
DNF Peter Wedge (Can) Team Shaklee
DNF Heath Cockburn (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Kevin Field (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Charly Gorman (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Sean Kelly (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
DNF Piotr Przydzial (Pol) Mat-Ceresit CCC
DNF Cezary Zamana (Pol) Mat-Ceresit CCC
DNF Marcin Gebka (Pol) Mat-Ceresit CCC
DNF Steve Hegg (USA) Jelly Belly
DNF Eddy Gragus (USA) Jelly Belly
DNF Adam Livingston (USA) Jelly Belly
DNF Mariano Friedick (USA) Jelly Belly
DNF Josh Collingwood (Aus) Jelly Belly
DNF Steve Sevener (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
DNF Scottie Weiss (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
DNF Ryan Barnett (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
DNF Micah Rice (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
DNF Thomas Mulkey (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
DNF Thomas Kalstrup (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
DNF Jason Jones (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
DNF Jesse Lawler (USA) Zaxby's Cycling
DNF Antoine Bodwin (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe
DNF Jim Laporte (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe
DNF Joby Siciliano (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe
DNF Alex Nunez (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe
DNF Travis Hutchinson (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe
DNF Navaro Ayala (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe
DNF John Bickmore (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe
DNF Troy Reynolds (USA) Yahweh Tokyo Joe

Results courtesy of Domenica Lewis, First Union Cycling


By John Alsedek, correspondent

Wilmington, DE is a city of 75,000 located about 20 miles southwest of Philadelphia. While this is just the third year that Wilmington has been a part of the First Union series, it is hardly new to world-class bicycle racing: for seven years, it hosted the first stage of the late, lamented Tour DuPont. Not surprisingly, DuPont Chemicals is headquartered in Wilmington, and is Delaware's single largest private employer.

Race Day Weather Forecast: mostly sunny, with temperatures approaching 80 degrees F and light winds.

Past Winners

1999 Jesus Zarate (Mex) Mercury   147 kms in 3.41.12


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