- 1. Jesse Anthony, Kelly Benefit Strategies-Optumhealth, in 1:52:09
- 2. Jackie Simes, Jamis/sutter Home, at 00:02
- 3. Robin Carpenter, Bikereg.com / Cannondale, at 00:06
- 4. Ian Crane, Hagens Berman Cycling, at 00:06
- 5. Sebastian Balck, Team Cykelcity, at 00:06
Jesse Anthony of Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth was the catalyst for a relentless Univest Grand Prix Doylestown Criterium in Pennsylvania Sunday, winning the race, the sprinters jersey, and the overall weekend title after attacking, staying away for multiple laps, and taking the sprint out of a decimated field.
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A Swedish sweep at the Pennsylvania omnium as Lingren wins in six-lap solo effort.
- 1. Johan Lindgren, Team Cykelcity, in 1:54:06
- 2. Karl Menzies, Team Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis. at :03
- 3. Yuriy Metlushenko, Amore & Vita Conad, at s.t.
- 4. Jonas Ahlstrand, Team Cykelcity, at s.t.
- 5. Alexander Candelario, Kelly Benefit Strategies, at s.t.
Univest GP results
- 1. Jonas Ahlstrand, (SWE) Team Cykelcity, at 3:06:07
- 2. Michael Olsson, (SWE) PA Lightning, same time
- 3. Nick Frey, (USA) Jamis Sutter Home, s.t.
- 4. Frank Pipp, (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team, s.t.
- 5. Alexander Candelario, (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies, s.t.
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This weekend's Nittany Lion Cross is the first UCI cyclocross race of the season, while an hour away, the Univest Grand Prix closes out the UCI America Tour.
Yuri Metlushenko never stuck his nose in the breeze on Sunday — until the 200 meters when it mattered the most. The powerful Ukrainian sprinter capped a perfect weekend for his Amore & Vita-Detweiler Hershey & Associates team, winning his second consecutive Univest Criterium in a field sprint. With the victory, Amore and Vita completed a sweep of the Univest Grand Prix’s three events.
A teammate might have been wearing the leader’s yellow jersey, but Volodymyr Starchyk knew he was the strongest at the Univest Grand Prix on Saturday. The Ukrainian attacked a leading group of six — including his Amore & Vita-Detweiler Hershey & Associates teammate, German Philipp Mamos — on the last of 10 three-mile finishing circuits, then hung on to take the race victory and the overall title in the two-day UCI event.
The Italian Amore & Vita Detweiler Hershey & Associates team put Philip Mamos into the leader’s jersey of the Univest Grand Prix on Friday with a victory in the stage-1 team time trial. The TTT in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a first for the Univest GP, was two laps of a 3.8-mile course that featured several turns and a technical section near the end that included a short, steep climb.
Press ReleaseSouderton, Pa – Bobby Julich, the Havertown cyclist whose career includes a third-place in the 1998 Tour de France, a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and wins in some of the most prestigious races in the world, will be the celebrity leader for the 2009 Univest Cyclosportif 100K on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Pennsylvania's Univest Grand Prix is experiencing a late-season growth spurt. The UCI 2.2 race is adding a team time trial on Friday, Sept. 11. The 7.6-mile TTT and Saturday's 100 mile road race will make up a 2-day stage race. The Univest weekend will continue with Sunday's Univest Grand Prix Doylestown Criterium, which is not part of the Friday-Saturday stage race. The stage race is part of the USA Cycling Pro Tour. The new TTT stage will be held in Allenstown and will include two laps of a technical 3.8-mile circuit.
Twenty-six-year old Garmin-Slipstream pro Lucas Euser got his start racing mountain bikes while in high school in California’s Napa Valley. He turned to the road as an undergraduate at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on California’s central coast, and is now in his third year racing in Europe. VeloNews caught up with the 5’7”, 130-pound rider at his home in Girona, Spain, where he is on crutches recovering from a May 14 run-in with a car. VeloNews: Last week you had an accident. What happened?
Garmin-Slipstream’s American rider Lucas Euser was badly injured in a collision with a car during a training ride outside the team’s Spanish base of Girona on Thursday afternoon. Euser, 25, suffered a broken right knee, two broken ribs on his left side and a number of cuts and bruises.
2009 USA Cycling Professional Tour
Feb 14-22 UCI 2.HC Amgen Tour of California May 16 UCI 1.1 US Open of Cycling May 24 UCI 1.2 Priority Health Tour de Leelanau May 31 UCI 1.2 The U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic June 2 UCI 1.1 Commerce Bank Lehigh Valley Classic June 4 UCI 1.1 Commerce Bank Reading Classic June 7 UCI 1.HC Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship Aug. 8-13 UCI 2.2 Tour of New York Aug. 16 UCI 1.1 USA Cycling Professional Criterium
Ukrainian Yuri Metlushenko (Amore e Vita-McDonalds) won his second North American sprint finish of 2008 on Sunday, pulling away from the field in the final 200 meters to take the Univest Criterium of Doylestown in Pennsylvania. Jake Keough (Kelly Benefits Strategies-Medifast) took second with Yosvany Falcon (Toshiba-Santo) third, and Swede Frederik Ericcson (Cykelcity.se.-Klehr Harrison) claimed the overall omnium championship to provide a truly international finish to the 11th annual Univest Grand Prix.
Garmin-Chipotle’s Lucas Euser rode to an epic victory in Saturday’s Univest Grand Prix in Pennsylvania, relying on a dominant team performance that drove the outcome of the race every bit as much as the soggy remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna. After nearly four hours in Hanna’s rain, Euser attacked breakaway companion Frederik Ericsson (CykelCity) in a blinding downpour and near-darkness to secure his first professional victory.
Garmin-Chipotle’s Will Frischkorn returns to Souderton, Pennsylvania, this weekend to defend his title at the Univest Grand Prix, lining up against a top field of domestic and international teams in a race that has grown to be one of the country’s largest. The weekend features Saturday’s tough 100-mile road race, which courses through the rolling countryside of Bucks and Montgomery counties before the uphill finish in Souderton, and continues on Sunday with the fast, tactical Univest Criterium of Doylestown.
Watch LIVE coverage of Tour of Germany, Tour of Missouri, UCI Road World Championships and more on Universal Sports TV and UniversalSports.com Universal Sports will be broadcasting coverage of the Tour of Germany, Tour of Missouri, UCI Univest Cycling Grand Prix, Doylestown Criterium and the coveted UCI Road World Championships all throughout the month of September. Fans can log on to UniversalSports.com or tune into Universal Sports TV for this action packed series of events.
Oh so close. Garmin Chipotle’s Will Frischkorn, out ahead of the peloton in a four-man breakaway from the first 10 kilometers of the Tour’s third stage from Saint-Malo to Nantes, came within a wheel’s length of winning a stage in his first grand tour. Not a bad ride for a rider who only learned he was heading to the Tour de France a week before the start, on a team that earned a wildcard invitation to the world’s biggest bike race.