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International Cycling Classic/Superweek - NE

Eastern Wisconsin, USA, July 11-27, 2003

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Day 11 - July 21: Ciao Café Tour of Holy Hill Road Race

Schroeder Iron executes perfectly at Holy Hill

Reporting by Superweek

Schroeder Iron seems to have a plan for every race since they arrived at the 2003 International Cycling Classic and for the most part they have succeeded with two victories and seven Top 5 finishes in only five races. Today at the Ciao Café Tour of Holy Hill road race, they executed their plan to perfection to take the top two places. Gordon McCauley, who has already made a name for himself at this year’s event with his strong performances each night, became the first two-race winner with teammate Aaron Olson finishing second.

After the race, McCauley indicated that the team’s plan at Holy Hill was to attack early. That attack on the first lap of this hilly course produced a breakaway that swelled to eleven riders, including both McCauley and Olson. As the race wore on, the breakaway pulled away and the field behind began to disintegrate. More than half of the riders who started this race pulled out before the finish, the main pack dwindling to barely ten riders. In the breakaway, several riders dropped off the pace until only seven leaders remained with 25 miles to go.

As they came to the line and climbed the final hill, McCauley pulled away from the field to cross the line alone with Olson following not far behind. Saturn’s Tim Johnson crossed the line in third place as the survivors of the race struggled to the line alone or in small groups. Overall race leader Viktor Rapinski took a rest day today but retains a comfortable lead going into tomorrow’s Noodles & Company Lake Front Road Race.


1 Gordon McCauley (NZL) Schroeder Iron
2 Aaron Olson (USA) Schroeder Iron
3 Tim Johnson (USA) Saturn
4 Adam Bergman (USA) Jelly Belly/Carlsbad Clothing
5 Harm Jansen (Ned)
6 John Lieswyn (USA) 7Up/Maxxis
7 Mark Southard (USA) Trek All Stars
9 Pelle Kil (Ned)
10 Uwe Nepp (Ger) BP Köln
11 Emile Abraham (Tri) Aerospace Engineering
12 Lionel Syne (Blr) Webcor
13 Jason Bausch (USA) Schroeder Iron
14 Mike Taylor (USA) Webcor
15 Carlos Vargas (Col) Saturn Development
16 Cameron Hughes (Aus) Lemond Fitness/Captain CRA-Z Soap
17 Jason Klikna (USA) Sierra Nevada - Clif Bar
18 Frank Dierking (USA) Athletes by Design
19 Paul Ellis (USA) Bianchi/Grand Performance
20 TBC
21 Brian Matter (USA) Saturn Development
22 TBC
23 Ian Stuart (USA) Saturn Development
24 Nicholas Reistad (USA) IS Corp
25 Zac Davies (USA) GDVC
26 Andrew Marnart (USA)
27 Brian Schwaller (USA) PCW
28 Brett Glembocki (USA)
29 David Haase (USA) PCW
30 TBC