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International Cycling Classic - Superweek - NE

USA, July 9-25, 2004

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Race 18 - July 25: Bodyworks by Concours Whitefish Bay Classic

Reistad Endeavours to Win Final Stage

Jansen Claims Overall

By Mark Zalewski in Whitefish Bay

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Even though the overall and sprint classification winners had been decided at the Downer Avenue race on Saturday evening, one more stage victory was still on the line. Many of the bigger names at this year's Superweek already had one win, or more, including names like Jansen, Ventura, McCook, Carney, Sayers. The Whitefish Bay criterium would be the final chance for someone new to make their mark on Superweek, and Nick Reistad (Endeavour Cycling Team) made the most of the opportunity.

"I've been racing here for six years, so I know the course pretty well," Reistad explained. The rider for the strong amateur Endeavour team was hoping to get his team their first win at this year's Superweek, with his teammate Carlos Vargas secure in his second overall position. But coming into the final race, the least likely to be able to step up was Reistad. "I was just chilling out in the back because I was violently ill yesterday -- food poisioning, some bad Italian. (laughs) I wasn't even sure how well I would do today."

Bad Italian food aside, Endeavour set out early to break the race apart, with Frank Pipp, last year's sprint winner and one who always seems to find the breaks, drove hard at the front of the field. Harm Jansen (Helen's RPM) also wanted to finish Superweek on a high note, and hung it out on front with Pipp. "I really wanted the race tonight, and I think you saw that from the beginning," said Jansen. "There's a lot of people that come out there, and I think it's great for the sport to show that you are on it whenever you can. Even though I had the overall wrapped up, I tried to get away, but it's very difficult."

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Even Joe the Alien came out
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Many smaller breaks dangled off the front from lap to lap, but not much stuck. The pace was not exactly blistering either, which is a testament to how tired these riders were after seventeen days of continuous racing. Even after taking a week off in the middle of the series, veteran Superweek racer Robbie Ventura (US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor) had used up much of his energy winning Kenosha and making the winning break at Downer Avenue. "I finally wore out today at the end, I was just tired."

Still, Ventura and nine other riders finally got away from the rest with about twenty laps to go. The large crowds sitting on the grassy median of Santa Monica Boulevard cheered their favorite riders on, many of whom had made this selection. Jonas Carney and Alex Candelario (Jelly Belly p/b Aramark) were two favorites, along with sprinter Frank Pipp (Endeavour), Dutch rider Jimmy Hansen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens) and Australian Brad Edmunds (Team MGZT).

But ten riders was a little too slow for some of the riders, and a group of four took matters into their own hands. "There were quite a few guys in there," Reistad explained. "I had a teammate, Frank Pipp, in there -- two of the Jelly Belly guys. And for some reason it just split split apart, and it ended up being the four of us. We got a really good rhythm going."

The four included Reistad, Edmunds, Hansen and, of course, Ventura. All but Edmunds had ample experience racing here, including the Dane Jimmy Hansen. " I raced here in 1999 -- I raced on the Saturn team with Robbie [Ventura]."

The final four continued to work well together, driving the pace high, as the rest of the break filtered back to the field. With three laps to go, the four were still working together, and everyone knew that Ventura would be the favorite in a sprint to the line, including his breakaway companions. At the same time, overall leader Harm Jansen took a surprising flyer off the front of the pack. "I knew I couldn't bridge it, but I just wanted to show [the fans] that I had good legs! There's a lot of people that come out here, and I think it's great for the sport to show that you are on it whenever you can. "

"Everybody was pulling, and at the end, they were kind of watching me, so I just said 'Just go, Nick!' and that was all she wrote." Coming around the final turn on the second-to-last lap, Reistad jumped, with Ventura giving his friend encouragement. "I know Robbie pretty well and that he's one of the best sprinters in the country," Reistad said. "I didn't want to go up against him in a head to head sprint. I went hard when I saw the opportunity, and luckily no one chased me, because if they had caught me I would have been done."

Reistad spent everything for one final time around the course, and had enough left over for the now ceremonial Superweek punch of the finish banner for his first ever Pro/1/2 category win at Superweek. Jimmy Hansen wanted someone to attack Ventura, and thought he had enough to catch a solo attack, but ran out of road in the end. "I knew I had to watch [Ventura], and I did, but somebody else went away and won the race. (laughs) That's the shame about cycling, that's how it works. For me, I wanted somebody to go away, because it would put the pressure on Robbie and the Australian, and we almost caught him, but he had a big gap, and second is ok!"

Behind the break, the 'Flying Dutchman' Harm Jansen was still surviving on his solo attempt, and came across the line with his fist in the air, putting a close to a long seventeen days of hard fought racing. "I love coming out here -- if I come back I am not going to go for the overall, I'll just go for the individual stage wins. The team really loves it, and you can see the crowds are getting bigger. Same with the bike riders, once they discover Superweek, I think it's one of the greatest races they have here in the U.S. by far."


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1 Nicholas Reistad (Endeavour Cycling Team)                         
2 Jimmy Hansen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)                           
3 Robbie Ventura (US Postal Service)                                
4 Brad Edmunds (Team MGZT)                                          
5 Harm Jansen (Helens RPM)                                          
6 Karl Bordine (Team Monex)                                         
7 Jacob Nielsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)                          
8 Dave McCook (McGuire Pro Cycling)                                 
9 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                                  
10 Kirk Albers (Jelly Belly/Aramark)                                
11 Dan Schmatz (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                     
12 Steve Tilford (BikeSource)                                       
13 Richard England (Team MGZT)                                      
14 Gustavo Carillo (Aerospace Engineering)                          
15 Todd Terlecki (Giant Factory Team)                               
16 Andrew Crater (Team Monex)                                       
17 Joshua Carter (Long John Silver's Cycling Team)                  
18 Todd Cornelius (Subway-Express)                                  
19 Victor Ayala (LaGrange)                                          
20 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (LaGrange)                                   
21 Paul Nilsen (Brazen Dropouts/Cronometro)                         
22 Matthew Brandt (Nova/IS Corp)                                    
23 Jeremy Sartain (Bianchi/Grand Performance)                       
24 Jeff Schiller (                                   
25 Patrick Loney (Great Dane Velo Club)                             
26 Jason Snow (Team Fuji)                                           
27 Chuck Coyle (Vitamin Cottage)                                    
28 Craig McCartney (Intermountain Color Cycling Team)               
29 Todd Hancock (Endeavour)                                         
30 David Kay (Bellin Health)                                        
31 Skye Kraft (Eastside Cycling)                                    
32 Rudy Robaina (Cycle Science)                                     
33 David Guttenplan (Locos/Georgia Cycle Sport)                     
34 Frank Dierking (ABD Cycling Team)                                
35 Owen Gue (Team Hammer Gel)                                       
36 (unknown rider)                                                  
37 Ben Stafford (Webcor Builders)                                   
38 Jai Crawford (Team MGZT)                                         
39 Chris Strout (Team Mack)                                         
40 Andrew Hargarten (Hampshire Cycle Club)                          
41 Frank Pipp (Endeavour Cycling Team)                              
42 Garrett Peltonen (Endeavour Cycling Team)                        
43 Jason Waddell (Sharper Image - Mathis Brothers)                  
44 Kacey Chamberlin (First Rate Mortgage)                           
45 (unknown rider)                                                  
46 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)            
47 Harold Martinez (Giant Factory Team)                             
48 Erik Wochna (Velo RPM/Helen's Cycles)                            
49 Todd Miller (Endeavour Cycling Team)                             
50 Dave Reid (Landis/Trek/VW)                                       
51 Ulric DeYoung (UW Health/Trek/Digisound)                         
52 (unknown rider)                                                  
53 Peter Femal (Nova/IS Corp)                                       
54 Karl Menzies (Team MGZT)                                         
55 Danny In't Ven (Antwerpse VC)                                    
56 Joe Siciliano (Rio Grande Cycling Team)                          
Sprint Points - Men - Round 1
1 Andrew Crater (Team Monex)                                        
2 Karl Menzies (Team MGZT)                                          
3 Paul Richards (Team MGZT)                                         
4 Colin Beardsley (McGuire Pro Cycling)                             
5 Richard England (Team MGZT)                                       
6 Peter Knudsen (Team Seasilver)                                    
7 Jason Snow (Team Fuji)                                            
Sprint Points - Men - Round 2
1 Erik Wochna (Velo RPM/Helen's Cycles)                             
2 Andrew Crater (Team Monex)                                        
3 Paul Richards (Team MGZT)                                         
4 Karl Menzies (Team MGZT)                                          
5 Karl Bordine (Team Monex)                                         
6 Roman Kilun (McGuire Pro Cycling)                                 
7 Richard England (Team MGZT)                                       
Sprint Points - Men - Round 3
1 Paul Richards (Team MGZT)                                         
2 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                                  
3 Karl Menzies (Team MGZT)                                          
4 Andrew Crater (Team Monex)                                        
5 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                                    
6 Richard England (Team MGZT)                                       
7 (unknown rider)                                                   
Sprint Points - Men - Round 4
1 Craig McCartney (Intermountain Color Cycling Team)                
2 Andrew Crater (Team Monex)                                        
3 Karl Menzies (Team MGZT)                                          
4 Richard England (Team MGZT)                                       
5 Frank Dierking (ABD Cycling Team)                                 
6 John Semmelhack (ABD Cycling Team)                                
7 Danny In't Ven (Antwerpse VC)                                     
Sprint Points - Men - Round 5
1 Karl Menzies (Team MGZT)                                          
2 Andrew Crater (Team Monex)                                        
3 Paul Richards (Team MGZT)                                         
4 David Guttenplan (Locos/Georgia Cycle Sport)                      
5 Brad Edmunds (Team MGZT)                                          
6 Robbie Ventura (US Postal Service)                                
7 Jacob Nielsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)                          
Final overall standings
1 Harm Jansen (Helens RPM)                                       294 pts
2 Carlos Vargas (Endeavour Cycling Team)                         243
3 Emile Abraham (Team Monex)                                     203
4 Jacob Nielsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)                       175
5 Richard England (Team MGZT)                                    148
6 Andrew Crater (Team Monex)                                     141
7 Dave McCook (McGuire Pro Cycling)                              132
8 Steve Tilford (BikeSource)                                     119
9 Frank Dierking (ABD Cycling Team)                              108
10 Davide Frattini (Team Monex)                                  106
11 David Fuentes (Morgan Stanley)                                100
12 Michael Sayers (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                96
13 Brian Jensen (HRRC)                                            90
14 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                               89
15 Peter Lopinto (Ofoto cycling team)                             83
16 Dan Schmatz (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                   81
17 Danny In't Ven (Antwerpse VC)                                  80
18 Jimmy Hansen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)                        79
19 Robbie Ventura (US Postal Service)                             76
20 Walter Perez (Argentina National Team)                         71
21 Garrett Peltonen (Endeavour Cycling Team)                      69
22 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)          67
23 Karl Menzies (Team MGZT)                                       63
24 Brian Sheedy (Team Seasilver)                                  62
25 Frank Pipp (Endeavour Cycling Team)                            58
26 Nicholas Reistad (Endeavour Cycling Team)                      57
27 Neil Shirley (Team Seasilver)                                  56
28 Jonas Carney (Jelly Belly)                                     55
29 Alex Candelario (Jelly Belly - Aramark)                        51
30 Juan Gaspari (Argentina National Team)                         51
31 Aaron Olson (Colavita Pro Cycling)                             50
32 Granam Howard (ABG)                                            47
33 Robbert Van Der Stelt (Van Hemert-Eurogifts)                   47
34 Kirk Albers (Jelly Belly/Aramark)                              46
35 Adam Curry (Revolution Cycling Team)                           43
36 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (LaGrange)                                 40
37 Brad Edmunds (Team MGZT)                                       37
38 John Lieswyn (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                  36
39 Jackson Stewart ( Lombardi Sport)                     35
40 Rahsaan Bahati (Major Motion)                                  35
41 Frank Travieso (Cyclist Warehouse)                             34
42 Juan Jose Haedo (Colavita Pro Cycling)                         34
43 Victor Ayala (LaGrange)                                        34
44 Charles Huff (Mercy Cycling Team)                              34
45 Mark Southard (Excel Sports Boulder)                           33
46 Yosuany Falcon (Aerospace Engineering)                         31
47 Marvin Van Der Pluym (Van Hemert - EuroGifts)                  30
48 Jason Waddell (Sharper Image - Mathis Brothers)                28
49 Ben Raby (ABD Cycling Team)                                    27
50 Gustavo Carillo (Aerospace Engineering)                        26
51 Brian Schaning (UW Health)                                     26
52 Bill Stolte (HRRC)                                             25
53 Wes Hartman (Team Mack)                                        24
54 Nathan Miller (McGuire Pro Cycling)                            23
55 Josh Goodwin (Team Monex)                                      23
56 Jon Tarkington (Vitamin Cottage)                               21
57 Ricardo Hernandez (JC Investors Racing Team)                   21
58 Greg Henderson (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                20
59 Jai Crawford (Team MGZT)                                       20
60 Ryan Nenninger (ABD Cycling Team)                              20
61 Aron Huerta (Village Peddler)                                  20
62 Nathan Mitchell (US National Team/TIAA-CREF / 5280 Magazi)     19
63 Alex Robles (Trek-VW)                                          19
64 Daniel Ramsey (Team Seasilver)                                 18
65 Jacob Erker (Team Seasilver)                                   18
66 Mark Poznial (                                  18
67 Jeremy Sartain (Bianchi/Grand Performance)                     17
68 Karl Bordine (Team Monex)                                      17
69 Bart Heirewegh (Deschacht-Merckx)                              17
70 David Sachs (Alberto's Sport)                                  16
71 Jamiel Danesh (McGuire Pro Cycling)                            16
72 Buck Miller (Jetful Coffee cycling team)                       16
73 Eduardo Vicencio (Aidas/Zeta Gas)                              16
74 Burno Nella (Nella Madison)                                    16
75 Sebastian Alexandre (Colavita Pro Cycling)                     15
76 Juan Curuchet (National Team Argentina)                        13
77 Max Clauson (GS Ciao)                                          13
78 Ryan Blickem (Aidas/Zeta Gas)                                  13
79 Chuck Coyle (Vitamin Cottage)                                  12
80 John Durango (JC Investors)                                    12
81 Roman Kilun (McGuire Pro Cycling)                              12
82 David Guttenplan (Locos/Georgia Cycle Sport)                   12
83 Thomas Hallock (Northwest Cycling Club)                        12
84 Derek Wilkerson (Hillenbrand/Specialized)                      11
85 Gavin Chilcott (Dewar's Racing Team)                           10
86 Peter Knudsen (Team Seasilver)                                 10
87 Ron Scherer (Northwest Cycling Club)                           10
88 Michael Busa (Long John Silvers)                               10
89 Sam Horn (Intermountain)                                       10
90 John Semmelhack (ABD Cycling Team)                              9
91 Michael Ebert (ABD Cycling Team)                                9
92 Joshua Carter (Long John Silver's Cycling Team)                 9
93 Leonardo Martinez (Cyclists Warehouse)                          9
94 Rudy Robaina (Cycle Science)                                    8
95 Gregg Medinilla (Team Monex)                                    8
96 Jay Ku                                                          8
97 Kyle Gritters (Team Monex)                                      8
98 Bryce Mead (Bianchi/Grand Performance)                          8
99 Andrew Manart (Tiaa Cref)                                       7
100 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                                 7
101 Dean Laberge (G.S. LOMBARDI SPORTS)                            7
102 Brandon Gavic (Team Salsa Cycles)                              7
103 Andrew Touchstone (G.S. Lombardi Sports)                       7
104 Reid Mumford (XXX Racing/AthletiCo)                            7
105 Todd Terlecki (Giant Factory Team)                             6
106 Daniel Larson (Cycle Science)                                  6
107 Christian McCarthy (Vitamin Cottage)                           5
108 Zach Fiocca (Higher Gear)                                      5
109 Jeff Courter (GS Ciao)                                         5
110 Skye Kraft (Eastside Cycling)                                  4
111 Scott Walters (Long John Silvers)                              4
112 Paul Ellis (Jelly Belly)                                       4
113 Andy Clark (Rio Grande Cycling)                                4
114 Clayton Barrows (RMCEF (Rocky Mtn. Cycling Ed. Foundation))    4
115 Todd Cornelius (Subway-Express)                                3
116 Drew Deters (Team Seasilver)                                   3
117 Alex Welch (Power Train)                                       3
118 Ryan Gamma                                                     3
119 Jason Snow (Team Fuji)                                         2
120 Jim Baldesare (ABD Cycling Team)                               2
121 Tristan Schouten (UW Health)                                   2
122 Robert Quinn (XXX Racing/Athletico)                            2
123 Stefano Barberi (JC Investors)                                 2
124 Chad Gibson (                                1
125 Brant Hendler (West Michigan Coast Riders)                     1
126 Caine Opgrand (Parish Foundation cycling club)                 1
127 Troy Critchlow                                                 1
Sprint standings
1 David Fuentes (Morgan Stanley)                                 215 pts
2 John Puffer (ABD Cycling Team)                                 125
3 Frank Pipp (Endeavour Cycling Team)                            118
4 Victor Ayala (LaGrange)                                        104
5 Karl Menzies (Team MGZT)                                        96
6 Andrew Crater (Team Monex)                                      87
7 Peter Lopinto (Ofoto cycling team)                              45
8 Juan Curuchet (National Team Argentina)                         42
9 Richard England (Team MGZT)                                     41
10 Paul Richards (Team MGZT)                                      40
11 Robbie Ventura (US Postal Service)                             38
12 Frank Dierking (ABD Cycling Team)                              34
13 Carlos Vargas (Endeavour Cycling Team)                         32
14 Michael Sayers (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                30
15 Aaron Olson (Colavita Pro Cycling)                             30
16 Nicholas Reistad (Endeavour Cycling Team)                      28
17 Jonas Carney (Jelly Belly)                                     24
18 Dave McCook (McGuire Pro Cycling)                              21
19 Harm Jansen (Helens RPM)                                       21
20 Garrett Peltonen (Endeavour Cycling Team)                      20
21 Walter Perez (Argentina National Team)                         18
22 Peter Knudsen (Team Seasilver)                                 18
23 Davide Frattini (Team Monex)                                   17
24 Dan Schmatz (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                   17
25 Emile Abraham (Team Monex)                                     16
26 Troy Critchlow                                                 15
27 Adam Curry (Revolution Cycling Team)                           15
28 Sterling Magnell (Sierra Nevada)                               14
29 Jason Waddell (Sharper Image - Mathis Brothers)                14
30 Aric Hareland (Salsa Cycles)                                   13
31 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (LaGrange)                                 12
32 Alex Candelario (Jelly Belly - Aramark)                        12
33 Chuck Coyle (Vitamin Cottage)                                  12
34 Craig McCartney (Intermountain Color Cycling Team)             11
35 Wes Hartman (Team Mack)                                        11
36 Billy Jones (Endeavour Cycling Team)                           10
37 Jamiel Danesh (McGuire Pro Cycling)                            10
38 Frank Travieso (Cyclist Warehouse)                             10
39 Granam Howard (ABG)                                             9
40 Jacob Nielsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)                        9
41 Mat Stephens (Mercy cycling)                                    8
42 Juan Gaspari (Argentina National Team)                          8
43 Brian Jensen (HRRC)                                             8
44 Erik Wochna (Velo RPM/Helen's Cycles)                           7
45 Andrew Touchstone (G.S. Lombardi Sports)                        7
46 Roman Kilun (McGuire Pro Cycling)                               7
47 Jon Tarkington (Vitamin Cottage)                                7
48 Jackson Stewart ( Lombardi Sport)                      7
49 Greg Henderson (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                 7
50 Reid Mumford (XXX Racing/AthletiCo)                             7
51 Christian McCarthy (Vitamin Cottage)                            7
52 Mike Tillman                                                    6
53 Daniel Ramsey (Team Seasilver)                                  6
54 Jose Estevez (Team DBL)                                         6
55 David Sachs (Alberto's Sport)                                   6
56 Ryan Hamity (RMCEF (Rocky Mtn. Cycling Ed. Foundation))         6
57 Antony Galvan (Team DBL)                                        6
58 Gregg Medinilla (Team Monex)                                    6
59 John Semmelhack (ABD Cycling Team)                              6
60 Colin Beardsley (McGuire Pro Cycling)                           6
61 Todd Weitzenberg (Rocknasium)                                   5
62 Reed Tanger (Evolution Cycling)                                 5
63 Karl Bordine (Team Monex)                                       5
64 David Guttenplan (Locos/Georgia Cycle Sport)                    4
65 Todd Terlecki (Giant Factory Team)                              4
66 Sebastian Alexandre (Colavita Pro Cycling)                      4
67 Robbert Van Der Stelt (Van Hemert-Eurogifts)                    4
68 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Glud & Marstrand Horsens)           4
69 Brad Edmunds (Team MGZT)                                        3
70 Thomas Hallock (Northwest Cycling Club)                         3
71 Steve Tilford (BikeSource)                                      3
72 Buck Miller (Jetful Coffee cycling team)                        3
73 Matt Bromen (LaGrange)                                          3
74 Nathan Miller (McGuire Pro Cycling)                             3
75 Bill Stolte (HRRC)                                              3
76 Ken Toman (Helens RPM)                                          2
77 Gavin Chilcott (Dewar's Racing Team)                            2
78 Paul Ellis (Jelly Belly)                                        2
79 John Cimbura (AST Cycling)                                      2
80 Jim Baldesare (ABD Cycling Team)                                2
81 Ryan Nenninger (ABD Cycling Team)                               2
82 Neil Shirley (Team Seasilver)                                   2
83 Danny In't Ven (Antwerpse VC)                                   1
84 Jason Snow (Team Fuji)                                          1
85 Joshua Carter (Long John Silver's Cycling Team)                 1
86 Chris Bolling (2CC/Pony Shop)                                   1
87 Michael Ebert (ABD Cycling Team)                                1
88 John Lieswyn (Health Net presented by Maxxis)                   1
89 Tim Granshew (Morgan Stanley 24 Hour Fitness/Specialized)       1
90 Jeff Courter (GS Ciao)                                          1
91 Brian Hammer (Hampshire Cycle Club)                             1
92 Max Clauson (GS Ciao)                                           1
93 Stefano Barberi (JC Investors)                                  1