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Wachovia Cycling Series: Trenton
By Jaime Nichols
Date: 6/2/2003
Wachovia Cycling Series: Trenton

The Wachovia Cycling Series: Trenton, New Jersey

Photos by Jamie Nichols

If Lancaster is a course for the tough all-rounder, Trenton is the queen of US sprinter's races. Only once in the past decade, and the history of the course, has it come down to anything but a mad bunch gallop, when Matt Koschara, riding for Navigators in 1995, made a brave move stick for the victory.

Like Lancaster, the course is 91 miles in 13 laps of a 7mile circuit, but the similarities end there. If Lancaster offers nary a moment of breathing space due to constant course variations, Trenton's main feature is long, straight stretches that crank speeds up to over 30mph, making it, traditionally, one of the fastest races on the US racing circuit. The course offers high drama for spectators, as well, as the riders pass back and forth passing through the start/finish in both directions, and nearly all the turns on the come near the finish, as the riders face about a dozen right angles, with the final 90 degree right coming only about 200 meters from the line.

America's king of sprinters, Gord Fraser, won here last year riding for Mercury, but word is that he and his Health Net team will be unable to ride the Wachovia series this year owing to a legal battle Fraser is involved in with race organizers, Threshold Sports. A pity, as Fraser and his designated lead-out man Mike Sayers have been delivering knock-out blows all season long, followed up by saucy podium appearances, and his team's exclusion certainly diminishes the field for Trenton.

Even without Fraser, there are two past Trenton victors taking the start this year: Julian Dean will ride for CSC, Fred Rodriguez for Vini Caldirola. For my money, the best bet in Trenton, is the Navigators. Oleg Grischkine was second to Fraser last year, and may be looking to go one better this time around. Should Grischkine fail, the Navigators are stocked with contenders - Henk Vogels, Vassili Davidenko, Siro Camponogara and of course, Marty Nothstien are all fast finishers.

Rodriguez is always a danger, but may be looking to Philly for his stab at glory. Saturn's Charles Dionne is in good form with a recent victory in the CapTech Classic under his belt, and Viktor Rapinski is a sppedster. 7-UP/Maxxis has some good men for this race with USPRO Criterium Champion Kevin Monahan, Brice Jones, Dan Schmatz and their two fast Kiwis, Greg Henderson and Hayden Godfrey.

Trenton's Past Winners

2002 Gord Fraser - Mercury (CAN) 3:00:43
2001 Julian Dean - U.S. Postal Service (NZL) 3:04:16
2000 Fred Rodriguez - Mapei/Quick Step (USA) 3:07:07
1999 George Hincapie - U.S. Postal Service (USA) 2:50:14
1998 Jan Svorada - Mapei/Bricobi (CZE) 2:52:06
1997 Jay Sweet - ZVVZ/Giant (AUS) 2:45:00
1996 John Capriot - Collstrop (BEL) 2:52:06
1995 Matt Koschara - Navigators (USA) 2:55:24
1994 Ron Kiefel - Coors Light (USA) 2:56:15
1993 Roberto Gaggioli - Coors Light (ITA) 2:54:43

Gord Fraser takes a rainy one in 2002

2002 Trenton Coverage

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2002 Trenton Photo Gallery
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Trenton Startlist as of 5/20/2003

1 Oleg Grishkine, RUS
2 Henk Vogels, AUS
4 Glen Mitchell, NZL
5 Siro Camponogara, ITA
6 Vassili Davidenko
7 Jeff Louder, USA
8 Ciaran Power, IRL
9 Chris Wherry, USA
10 Martin Nothstein, USA
D.S. E. Beamon/R. Cipolini

11 Chris Horner, USA
12 Tom Danielson, USA
13 Charles Dionne, CAN
14 Ivan Dominguez, CUB
15 Tim Johnson, USA
16 Mark McCormack, USA
17 Trent Klasna, USA
18 Eric Wohberg, CAN
20 Victor Rapinski, BLR
D.S. A.Bek

21 Fred Rodriguez, USA
22 Pietro Zucconi, SUI
23 Patrick Calcagni, SUI
24 Marco Gilli, iTA
25 Eddy Mazzoleni, ITA
26 Andrea Masciarelli, ITA
27 Simone Masciarelli, ITA
D.S. V. Algeri/M. Gianetti

31 Jakob Piil, Denmark
32 Geert Van Bondt, BEL
33 Julian Dean, NZL
34 Thomas Eriksen Brunn, DEN
35 Tristan Hoffman, NED
36 Jimmi Madsen, DEN
37 Lars Michaelsen, DEN
38 Andrea Tafi, ITA
D.S. B. Rijs/J. Weltz

41 Maximilliano Mori, ITA
42 Massimo Cappe, ITA
43 Gualdi Domenico, ITA
44 Massimo Amichetti, ITA
45 Vros Murn, SLO
46 Antoni Rizzi, ITA
D.S. R. Magrini

51 David McKenzie, AUS
52 Bjorn Cornelissen, NED
53 Jamie Drew, AUS
54 Scott Guyton, NZL
55 Allan Iacuone, AUS
56 Dominique Perras, CAN
57 Bert Scheirlinckx, BEL
58 Staf Scheirlinckx, BEL
59 Trent Wilson, AUS
D.S. F.VanHaesbroucke

61 Igor Astorloa. ESP
62 Juan Fuentes, ESP
63 Antonio Bucciero, ITA
64 Alessio Galletti, ITA
65 Christian Pepoli, ITA
66 lessando Spezialetti, ITA
67 Andrea Tonti, ITA
68 Stefano Zanini, ITA
D.S. B. Vicino

71 John Lieswyn, USA
72 Godfrey Hayden, NZL
73 Brice Jones, USA
74 Jason McCartney, USA
75 Kevin Monahan, USA
76 Chris Pic, USA
77 Oscar Pineda, GUA
79 Greg Henderson, NZL
80 Dan Schmatz, USA
D.S. J. Corbett

81 Michael Barry, CAN
82 Antonio Cruz, USA
83 Steffen Kjaergaard, NOR
84 Damon Kluck, USA
85 Kenny Labbe, USA
86 Max Van Heeswijk, BEL
87 Robbie Ventura, USA
88 Matt White, AUS
D.S. L.LaPage

91 Jonathan Vaughters, USA
92 Alex Candelario, USA
93 David Clinger, USA
94 John Peters, USA
95 Svein Tuft, CAN
96 Jonathan Page, USA
97 Danny Pate, USA
98 Ryan Miller, USA
100 Jonas Carney, USA
D.S. K. Willett

101 Ben Brooks, AUS
102 Brent Dawson, AUS
103 Krik Albers, USA
104 Remi McManus, USA
105 Mark Fitzgerald, USA
106 Chris Fisher, USA
107 Brian Forbes, USA
108 Mariano Freidick, USA
108 William Steinbrecher, USA
D.S. D.VanHaute

111 Erik Saunders, USA
112 Tim Larkin, USA
113 Andrew Bajadali, USA
114 Peter Roman, USA
115 Russell Hamby, USA
116 David O' Laughlin, IRL
117 Saul Raisin, USA
118 Jackson Stewart, USA
119 Jonathan Erdelyi, USA
D.S. R. Zellner

121 Jeff Hopkins, AUS
122 Cesar Calle Grajales, COL
123 Jesse Lawler, USA
124 Jonny Sundt, USA
125 Chad Hartley, USA
126 Jake Rosenberger, USA
D.S. M. Rice

131 Nieko Biskner, USA
132 Matt Dubberley, USA
133 Andy Jacques Maynes, USA
134 Ben Jacques Maynes, USA
135 Jason Klikna, USA
136 Troy White, USA
137 Todd Littlehales, USA
138 Daniel Ramsey, USA
139 Sterling Magnell, USA
D.S. M. Neel

142 Chann McRae, USA
143 Jason Bausch, USA
144 Jacob Erker, CAN
145 Cameron Hughes, AUS
146 Peter Knudsen, USA
147 Adam Livingston, USA
148 Rigoberto Meza, MEX
150 Mike Tillman, USA
D.S. F. Andreu

151 Cezary Zemana, POL
152 Zbigniew Piatek, POL
153 Aleksander Klimienko, POL
154 Marcin Lewandowski, POL
155 Kazimierz Stafiej, POL
156 Adam Wadecki, POL
157 Bartosz Huzarski, POL
D.S. P. Kosmala

161 Steve Larsen, USA
162 Ted Huang, USA
163 James Mattis, USA
164 Lionel Syne, BEL
165 Jeff Auermann, USA
166 Dario Falquier, USA
167 John Kelly, USA
168 Dave Wyndt, USA
169 Ben Stafford, USA
D.S. F. Scioscia

171 John Hamblen, USA
172 Scottie Weiss, USA
173 Jacob Fetty, USA
174 Michael Jones, USA
175 Wesley Seigler, USA
176 Benjamin Sharp, USA
177 Conor Hurley, USA
178 David Wegner, USA
179 Patrick O' Donnell, USA
D.S. G. Cook

181 Matt Hawkins, USA
182 Eneas Fryre, USA
183 Marco Aledia, USA
184 Bill Innes, USA
185 Andrew Crater,USA
186 Joe Chapman, NZL
187 Leigh Palmer, AUS
188 Adrian Laidler, AUS
189 Nic Brown, AUS
D.S. J. Holmes

191 Larry Perera, USA
192 Adam Hodges Myerson, USA
193 Josh Beck, USA
194 Ryan Dewald, USA
195 Matthew Svatek, USA
196 Nathan Rouse, USA
197 Simon Kessler, RSA
198 Ross Krause, USA
199 Guillaume Nelessen, USA
D.S. W. Laudien

201 Gustavo Artacho, ARG
203 Michael Luther, USA
204 Shawn Willard, USA
205 Roger Rillinng, USA
206 Karl Bordine, USA
207 Tyler Wren, USA
208 Nathan Russell, AUS
209 Sebastian Alexander, ARG
210 Juan Jose Haedo, ARG
D.S. J. Profaci

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