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Univest Grand Prix (UCI 1.6) - UPDATED!
By Marianne Werz O'Brien
Date: 9/18/2004
Univest Grand Prix (UCI 1.6) - UPDATED!

Hurricane Ivan changed, but did not stop the Univest Grand Prix. The storm hit the Philadelphia region early on Saturday morning and as reports of washed out roads and flooding came in, the race organizers decided to cancel the opening 100 kilometer loop of the race course, and hold the entire event, now 130 kilometers, on the grueling 4.8 kilometer finishing circuit.

The Belgian, French and Dutch teams clearly felt at home in the torrential conditions, and with the wind gusting at 20 30 mph, they went on the attack. Aggressive moves by Pascal Leivens and Kevin Maene of the Belgian team, the Belgian-based American Brian Sheedy of the Cycling Center, Frank Kantem of the Netherlands, and Stephane Bonsergent of France ignited the race. Sheehy eventually escaped alone at kilometer 50, was joined by Bonsergent at kilometer 62, and dropped by the Frenchman at kilometer 76. Bonsergent forged on alone, building up a 1:30 lead with 40 kilometers to the finish, scooping up all of the Sprinter and Climber points along the way.

With 24 kilometers to go, Leivens jumped from the chasing group that included three of his teammates, and bridged to Bonsergent. The classic French/Belgian match-up came onto the finishing straight 20 seconds of a rapidly closing Maene. With Belgian pressure coming up from behind, Bonsergent lead out the sprint, and found the strength to hold off Leivens in a photo finish.

“I’ve won five races this year, but this one is the most beautiful victory” stated the Frenchman after the finish. The Univest Grand Prix weekend wraps up on Sunday with an 80 kilometer criterium in Doylestown, Pa.

Genesis Scuba racer Kori Kelly dominated the women's field today. She rode in to a solo victory almost three minutes ahead of second placed teammate Laura Van Gilder! LaGrange rider Catherine Powers took third place.

Women's Univest Grand Prix Race Report
By Kristen LaSasso—Team Aquafina
It’s 9AM, rainy and windy. Hurricane Ivan has graced its presence on the Northeast. Despite these conditions, my Aquafina teammate, Katie Lambden and I, along with about 25 other women toed the line to contest the Univest Grand Prix. The women were scheduled to race 15 laps of a 2.4km circuit, but due to the weather the race was cut short by 2 laps.

After brief introductions, which when freezing, felt like an eternity, the race got underway. The first lap was relatively calm which gave my body time to warm-up. During the second lap, the winning move was made when Kori Kelly of Genesis Scuba, broke away from the field up the hill on the backside of the course. During the next few laps, Katie and I got to the front of the chase group in an attempt to catch her. Despite our efforts, Kori continued to gain time on us. The rest of the riders in our chase group did not seem interested in catching her so their help was very limited. Several times during the race, Katie and I attempted to attack the chase group on the backside hill but were immediately covered by Kori’s teammate, Laura VanGilder.

By the final lap, the chase group was down to eight riders. Not being a sprinter, I made one last desperate attempt to attack the group on the backside hill but was quickly gobbled up by the ensuing pack. In the field sprint, Laura VanGilder out-sprinted Catherine Powers of La Grange to take second. Katie finished in 7th and I crossed the line last in the group in 9th place.

Thanks to Team Aquafina and Kristen LaSasso for the report - mwo

Women’s Results
1 KELLY Kori Genesis Scuba 57:05
2 VAN GILDER Laura Genesis Scuba 2.55
3 POWERS Catherine LaGrange same time
4 O'CONNOR Brooke Colavita Olive Oil same time
5* RAMIREZ Cassandra Amoroso's/Victory Brewing/Tri-State same time
6 MILLER Ann Marie Verizon same time
7 LAMBDEN Katherine CRCA same time
8 SHIMADA Hiroko Velo Bella fed by Caruso Tratto same time
9 LASASSO Kristen CRCA/ Aquafina same time
10 FOURNIER Sami Velo Bella fed by Caruso Tratto 5.10
11 MASSARO Marcie Tri-State Velo/ Amoroso same time
12 CARAVELLA Sarah Team Cadence 6.09
13 GENEST Alicia Laurel Bicycle Club same time
14 PEIL Jessie Velo Bella fed by Caruso Tratto same time
15 BEGOSH Elizabeth Velo Bella Fed by Caruso Tratto same time
16 MALDONADO Lynda Amoroso's/Victory Brewing/Tri State same time
17 SALIGMAN Laury Revolution/ Rock Creek Racers same time
18 SOSNOWSKI Diana East Coast Velo same time
19 HACKER Caroline Evolution Racing same time
20 CASTOR Diane Tri State Velo / Amoroso same time
21 FISCHER alison East Coast Velo 8.46
22 SUPLICK Michelle Wissahickon 8.55
23 EBERSOLE Tammy Evolution Racing 18.18

Queen of the Mountains - Rosenberger's Dairies Best Climber
1 Kori KELLY Genesis Scuba
2 Kristen LASASSO CRCA/ Aquafina
3 Catherine POWERS LaGrange
4 Laury SALIGMAN Revolution/ Rock Creek Racer
5 Diana SOSNOWSKI East Coast Velo

Leidy's Premium Pork Products Best Sprinter
1 Kori KELLY Genesis Scuba 20
2 Catherine POWERS LaGrange 10
3 Brooke O'CONNOR Colavita Olive Oil 6

Men's Road Race Results
1 BONSERGENT Stephane France /Alderfer Auction Compan 3:19.05
2 LIEVENS Pascal Belgium/Etta Maes Antiques Comp same time
3 MAENE Kevin Belgium/Etta Maes Antiques Comp 0.18
4 ROTH Ryan Jet Fuel Coffee 0.50
5 KWANTEN Frank Holland/Yum Yum Bake Shops same time
6 LANGE Michael Sharper Image/Colavita-Mathis B 1.00
7 HUYVAERT Tom Belgium/Etta Maes Antiques Comp 1.32
8 WENGER David Sharper Image/Colavita-Mathis B 1.34
9 LANGLEY Russ Team Snow Valley 2.58
10 SHEEDY Brian ABC-Cycling Center 3.02
11 TOORTELBOOM Frederik Belgium/Etta Maes Antiques Comp same time
12 HANSEEUW Jelle Belgium/Etta Maes Antiques Comp 3.07
13 HENRY Tim Jittery Joe's 3.11
14 VOIGT Mike ABC-Cycling Center same time
15 VAN PELT Jurgen Holland/Yum Yum Bake Shops same time
16 ERDELYI Jonathan Velocity Sports/CCE same time
17 POSSONI Morris Italy/Doylestown Hospital same time
18 PAPP Joseph America's Cycling Team-UPMC 3.54
19 PELTONEN Garrett Endeavor Cycling Team same time
20 HUGHES Cameron Subway-Express same time
21 ROSENBARGER Jake Jittery Joe's same time
22 SIMON Yoann France /Alderfer Auction Compan same time
23 LANNOO Andy Belgium/Etta Maes Antiques Comp same time
24 SMITH Bryan Endeavor Cycling Team 4.29
25 BAPTISTE-BERAUD Jean France /Alderfer Auction Compan 4.43
26 HUIZINGA Jenning Holland/Yum Yum Bake Shops same time
27 DE VRIES Roel Holland/Yum Yum Bake Shops 6.42
28 FREYRE Eneas America's Cycling Team-UPMC 7.25
29 PEACOCK Reid Velocity Sports/CCE same time
30 BORONOW Eugene GS Mengoni same time
31 JUNGELS David France /Alderfer Auction Compan same time

King of the Mountain - Rosenberger's Dairies Best Climber
1 Ian Dille Team Snow Valley
2 James Mattis Webcor Cycling Team
3 Sig Somme Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team
4 Ted Huang Webcor Cycling Team
5 Xavier Pache France-Alderfer Auction Co.
6 Nicolas Vuillemin France-Alderfer Auction Co.
7 Kevin Bouchard-Hall Hawley
8 Sebastien Gredy France-Alderfer Auction Co.
9 Sylvan Lavergne France-Alderfer Auction Co.
10 Ben Raby ABD Cycling Team

Leidy's Premium Pork Products Sprinter
1 Xavier Pache France-Alderfer Auction Co.
2 Scottie Weiss West Virginia Elite Team
3 Alex Lavellee Volkswagon Trek
4 Eneas Reyre LeMond Captain Cra-Z-Soap
5 Mike Jones West Virginia Elite Team
6 Ludovic Vanhee France-Alderfer Auction Co.
7 Lionel Syne Webcor Cycling Team
8 Giancarlo Ginestri Highgear Cycling Team
9 Frank Kwanten Holland-Yum Yum Bake Shop
10 Ian Dille Team Snow Valley
11 Laurent Mangel France-Alderfer Auction Co.
12 Sebastien Gredy France-Alderfer Auction Co.
13 Craig Wilcox Broadmark Capitol Cycling Team

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