Posted by Editor on 06/1/00
Wilmington Classic, Delaware
On a nice pleasant Wednesday afternoon in Wilmington, Delaware, Mercury's Henk Vogels was on the brink of victory. With 100 meters to go, Vogels pulled out of his pedal and was passed with only 25 meters to go.
The course was new and more technical than in years past. The 3.7 mile circuit figured to be fast with breakaways doomed to failure. But, just like yesterday, the First Union races this year are not following the norm.
With 12 laps to go, Piotr Wadecki (Mroz) took off on a solo journey. 2 laps later he was joined by Mercury's Vogels and Jemison (US Postal). the trio worked well together and had a maximum lead of 2:20. A chase was started by Memory Card, but they were only able to take 20 seconds off the gap. With 2 laps to go, it was clear that the trio were going to stay away. An attack by Wadecki just before the 1 lap to go bell left Jemison behind. It was now a battle of 2.
The duo worked together and Wadecki attacked just inside 1k to go. Vogels quickly caught Wadeki and jumped to a lead which looked like the race winner until the unfortunate mechanical.
1. Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Mroz-Supradyn 2:43:34
2. Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury s.t.
3. Marty Jemison (USA) U.S. Postal Service at 0:27
4. John Lieswyn (USA) Shaklee 1:12
5. Brian Walton (Can) Saturn
6. Darius Wojciechowski (Pol) Mroz-Supradyn
7. Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli
8. Marco Villa (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
9. Derek Bouchard-Hall (USA) Mercury
10. Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step
11. Clark Sheehan (USA) 7 UP-Colorado Cyclist
12. Mark McCormack (USA) Saturn
13. Michael Sayers (USA) Mercury all s.t.
14. Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli 1:30
15. Jacek Mickiewicz (Pol) Mroz-Supradyn
16. Vassili Davidenko (Rus) Navigators
17. Remigiu Lupeikis (Ltu) Mroz-Supradyn
18. Gord Fraser (Can) Mercury
19. Kirk O'Bee (USA) US Postal Service
20. Julian Dean (NZL) US Postal Service all s.t.
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