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June 16/11 1:03 am - Nature Valley GP: Stage 1 Men


Posted by Editoress on 06/16/11
 

Sutherland Back In The Lead After Stage 1 Time Trial

Defending champion Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation) came out with a bang Wednesday at the opener of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. With rain falling off and on, Sutherland stopped the clock at 13 minutes and eight seconds on the six-mile course. His teammate, Adrian Hegyvary, claimed second, five seconds back. Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team) rounded out the podium a further three seconds back.

Sutherland said he is in peak form after taking a break following the Amgen Tour of California. “I've come off feeling good about what I've done there,” he said. “I come in here fresh, motivated.”

The 14th rider to start, Hegyvary, who set the early fast time, said he wasn't impacted by the rain. “The roads were obviously wet, huge puddles, but it rode more like a dry course because I didn't have to slow down for the turns. The turnaround was probably the wettest part, but it's a decreasing radius turnaround anyway, so you can't just bomb through it.”

Hailing from the Northwest, Hegyvary added with a smile that he was used to the rain. His strategy this year was simply to go out as hard as he could.

“Years past, I've gone a little bit too easy on the flats I think because this climbs lingers in the back of your mind," Hegyvary said. "So this year, I just said 'give it on the flats' and go as fast as I could. I think that's the way to do it. I cracked a little bit on the hill, but I think everybody does."

Hegyvary then waited while rider after rider tackled the mostly flat, out-and-back course, which ended on a stiff, 0.7-mile climb. His time held up until the final rider, Sutherland, bested it.

Sutherland said he's ready to defend and go for his fourth title at the 13th annual Nature Valley Grand Prix. According to the Australian, there is no secret to winning. It's simply hard racing.

“I think there are three elements to this race," he said. "First, it's having a good time trial the first day, either gaining time or not losing much time. Secondly, you have to be attentive every single day in the criteriums and ride to the front as much as possible and be supported by your team. And third, you need to get through Stillwater. As simple as it is, it's also hard at the same time. I think it's better to be leading than to be chasing."

Sutherland will be leading, wearing the yellow jersey in Stage 2, the Saint Paul Downtown Criterium. Riders race Wednesday evening on the other side of the Mississippi River, in the entertainment district of Downtown Saint Paul. This is a flat, fast, five-corner course that features brick sections around Rice Park and some of the most beautiful architecture in the Midwest.

By Lyne Lamoureax, Nature Valley Grand Prix

 

Stage 1:  St. Paul Time Trial. 9.65 km Time Diff
1 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:13:08.200  
2 Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:13:13.560 0:05
3 Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:13:13.700 0:05
4 Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 0:13:23.170 0:15
5 Andrew Guptill (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:13:25.730 0:17
6 Jeremy Vennell (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:13:28.220 0:20
7 K Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:13:29.700 0:21
8 Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:13:30.240 0:22
9 Andres Diaz Corrales (USA) Team Exergy 0:13:31.120 0:23
10 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:13:33.330 0:25
11 Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:13:34.300 0:26
12 Jay Thomson (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:13:37.460 0:29
13 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1-Development 0:13:38.670 0:30
14 Daniel Holloway (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 0:13:38.870 0:30
15 Bernard Vanulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:13:42.850 0:34
16 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 0:13:43.410 0:35
17 Marsh Cooper (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 0:13:44.600 0:36
18 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 0:13:46.770 0:38
19 Chad Haga (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:13:50.240 0:42
20 Matthew Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 0:13:50.740 0:42
21 Cameron Cogburn (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:13:51.320 0:43
22 Luis Romero Amaran (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:13:53.200 0:45
23 Will Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:13:53.190 0:45
24 Eric Young (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:13:54.140 0:46
25 Anibal Borrajo (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:13:55.730 0:47
26 Benjamin Chaddock (Can) Team Exergy 0:13:55.750 0:47
27 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:13:56.860 0:48
28 Alejandro Borrajo (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:13:57.890 0:49
29 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Elbowz Racing 0:13:59.350 0:51
30 Heath Blackgrove (USA) Elbowz Racing 0:13:59.370 0:51
31 James Driscill (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:14:00.800 0:52
32 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:14:00.860 0:52
33 Carlos Alzate Escobar (USA) Team Exergy 0:14:02.250 0:54
34 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:14:02.550 0:54
35 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 0:14:03.470 0:55
36 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:14:03.510 0:55
37 Stefan Rothe (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 0:14:04.870 0:56
38 Drew Christopher (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:14:05.340 0:57
39 Christian Helmig (USA) Elbowz Racing 0:14:05.530 0:57
40 Karl Menzies (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:14:07.200 0:59
41 Erik Hamilton (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist 0:14:07.520 0:59
42 Adam Koble (USA) GrandStay Hotels 0:14:07.710 0:59
43 Zachary Davies (USA) V Australia 0:14:10.470 1:02
44 Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy 0:14:11.580 1:03
45 Tanner Putt (USA) Team Type 1-Development 0:14:11.930 1:03
46 Quinn Keogh (USA) Team Exergy 0:14:12.520 1:04
47 Scott Tietzel (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:14:12.610 1:04
48 Andrew Mccullough (USA) Penn Cycle 0:14:14.700 1:06
49 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:14:14.970 1:06
50 Kenneth Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:14:15.230 1:07
51 Eric Schildge (USA) Jamis Sutter Home 0:14:15.370 1:07
52 Trevor Connor (Can) Team Rio Grande 0:14:15.580 1:07
53 Chris Winn (USA) V Australia 0:14:15.830 1:07
54 Benjamin Zawacki (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 0:14:15.970 1:07
55 Freddie Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 0:14:17.110 1:09
56 Logan Hutchings (NZl) Elbowz Racing 0:14:18.560 1:10
57 Alastair Loutit (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:14:18.780 1:10
58 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:14:21.240 1:13
59 Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 0:14:22.430 1:14
60 Zack Allsion (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 0:14:22.830 1:14
61 Mac Brennan (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist 0:14:24.730 1:16
62 Stephen Mull (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 0:14:24.970 1:16
63 Timothy Rugg (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 0:14:25.000 1:17
64 Ben Kersten (Aus) V Australia 0:14:26.770 1:18
65 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:14:30.130 1:22
66 Ty Magner (USA) Team Type 1-Development 0:14:30.960 1:22
67 Jonathan Toftoy (USA) GrandStay Hotels 0:14:31.330 1:23
68 Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:14:33.660 1:25
69 Ryan Knapp (USA) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist 0:14:37.180 1:29
70 Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 0:14:40.330 1:32
71 Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:14:41.810 1:33
72 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist 0:14:43.700 1:35
73 Ben Anderson (USA) GrandStay Hotels 0:14:43.880 1:35
74 Joshua Roeser (USA) Penn Cycle 0:14:45.750 1:37
75 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:14:45.920 1:37
76 Daniel Holt (USA) Team Type 1-Development 0:14:46.330 1:38
77 Alec Donahue (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 0:14:46.650 1:38
78 Travis Livermon (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 0:14:46.700 1:38
79 Michael Woell (USA) GrandStay Hotels 0:14:46.830 1:38
80 Tucker Olander (USA) Penn Cycle 0:14:48.750 1:40
81 Shadd Smith (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 0:14:49.570 1:41
82 Scott Law (USA) V Australia 0:14:51.520 1:43
83 Brad Cole (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 0:14:52.130 1:44
84 Erik Slack (USA) Team Exergy 0:14:53.570 1:45
85 Mat Stephens (USA) Elbowz Racing 0:14:55.990 1:47
86 Scott Simmons (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 0:14:56.200 1:48
87 Colton Jarisch (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 0:14:56.450 1:48
88 Adam Carr (USA) Penn Cycle 0:14:57.560 1:49
89 Andrew Gonzales (USA) Elbowz Racing 0:14:58.310 1:50
90 Thomas Brown (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 0:14:58.990 1:50
91 Brandon Krawczyk (USA) GrandStay Hotels 0:15:04.510 1:56
92 Chris Hillier (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:15:05.260 1:57
93 Michael Dalterio (USA) Team Type 1-Development 0:15:05.930 1:57
94 Jens Brabbit (USA) GrandStay Hotels 0:15:06.370 1:58
95 Micah Moran (USA) GrandStay Hotels 0:15:08.110 2:00
96 Adam Myerson (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 0:15:08.630 2:00
97 Austin Stewart (USA) Elbowz Racing 0:15:09.680 2:01
98 Scott Gray (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 0:15:10.100 2:02
99 John Phillips (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:15:10.190 2:02
100 Jack Hinkens (USA) GrandStay Hotels 0:15:10.680 2:02
101 Christopher Hall (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 0:15:11.910 2:03
102 Charles Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:15:17.190 2:09
103 Jerome Townsend (USA) Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop 0:15:22.950 2:14
104 Tyler Jewell (USA) Elbowz Racing 0:15:28.620 2:20
105 Dan Ajer (USA) Penn Cycle 0:15:35.800 2:27
106 Nicholas Coil (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 0:15:38.820 2:30
107 Brandon Feehery (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 0:15:41.990 2:33
108 Adam Mills (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team 0:15:45.700 2:37

 


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