Spidertech ends first year at Pro Continental level with important win
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Spidertech ends first year at Pro Continental level with important win

by VeloNation Press at 3:54 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Race Reports and Results
Univest GP win by Roth caps strong performance by Canadian team

Ryan RothEnding the season with a morale-boosting win that will motivate its riders over the winter months, Team Spidertech and Ryan Roth triumphed in the Grand Prix Univest at the weekend.

The Ontario rider reached the finish with Frank Pipp (Bissell Pro Cycling) and Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home), then got his tactics precisely right to beat both to the line.

“I was nervous about Pipp (Frank - Bissell). He's a fast sprinter and I didn't want to have to go to the line with him,” he said. “I tried to attack him on the last climb-the feedzone hill. But I couldn't get away. When Zirbel caught us on the KOM hill inside the final kilometre, that was good for me. It took Frank's focus off me a bit. The extra confusion helped me figure out the sprint.

“Zirbel just came straight through. I was able to drift back on the descent to the finish and time my final kick perfectly. Having done well here, on this finish, in the past really helped me in the sprint today.”

Roth’s result wasn’t the only big showing from the team, with Francois Parisien netting both the King of the Mountains jersey and the most aggressive rider award. He was part of the day’s break and achieved those two classification wins thanks to that.

Both he and Roth had honed their preparation by competing in the recent WorldTour races in Canada. The team is from there and the GP Cycliste de Quebec and the GP Cycliste de Montreal were of big importance.

The physical and mental benefits of riding against the world’s best paid off Saturday, where the team shone individually and as a group in the 1.2-ranked event.

Directeur sportif Kevin Field said that the targets were achieved. “We had two goals today: win the race and win the team classification. In the end the boys won four classifications, the race, team, aggressive and KOM. We're really happy. And I'm super proud of how the guys raced.”

The team stepped up to Pro Continental level this team and is motivated to keep expanding in the future. Thanks to the Univest GP results, the riders have ended the season on a high. The memories of that will fuel them during tough winter weather ahead.


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Univest GP (1.2) Results: Souderton (161km)

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Country Result Name Team Time
can CAN 1 Ryan Roth (SpiderTech powered by C10) 03:52:27
usa USA 2 Frank Pipp (Bissel Pro Cycling) s.t.
usa USA 3 Tom Zirbel (Jamis - Sutter Home Presented By Colav...) s.t.
usa USA 4 Eric Young (Bissel Pro Cycling) 00:00:13
rus RUS 5 Alexey Shmidt (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
can CAN 6 Martin Gilbert (SpiderTech powered by C10) s.t.
usa USA 7 Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
usa USA 8 Robin Carpenter () s.t.
can CAN 9 Adam Thuss () s.t.
aus AUS 10 Shaun Mccarthy () s.t.
swe SWE 11 Sebastian Balck (Team CykelCity.se) s.t.
usa USA 12 Thomas Brown () s.t.
usa USA 13 William Dugan (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
gbr GBR 14 Adam Farabaugh () s.t.
can CAN 15 Simon Lambert-lemay (SpiderTech powered by C10) s.t.
usa USA 16 Nick Frey (Jamis - Sutter Home Presented By Colav...) s.t.
usa USA 17 Ian Crane () s.t.
can CAN 18 Chris Gruber () s.t.
usa USA 19 Benjamin Zawacki () s.t.
usa USA 20 Bobby Lea () s.t.
can CAN 21 Mathieu Roy () s.t.
usa USA 22 Adam Carr () s.t.
usa USA 23 Jackie Simes (Jamis - Sutter Home Presented By Colav...) s.t.
usa USA 24 Ricky Gargiulo () s.t.
usa USA 25 Kennett Peterson () s.t.
usa USA 26 Andrew Dahlheim (Bissel Pro Cycling) s.t.
nzl NZL 27 Heath Blackgrove () s.t.
can CAN 28 Rémi Pelletier-roy () s.t.
usa USA 29 Gabe Varela () s.t.
can CAN 30 Bruno Langlois (SpiderTech powered by C10) s.t.
usa USA 31 Jason Donald (Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth ) s.t.
usa USA 32 Barry Miller () s.t.
usa USA 33 Igor Volshteyn () s.t.
usa USA 34 Mat Stephens () s.t.
usa USA 35 Michael Chauner (Team CykelCity.se) s.t.
aus AUS 36 Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
lux LUX 37 Christian Helmig () 00:00:36
usa USA 38 Tim Mitchell () s.t.
can CAN 39 Aaron Fillion () s.t.
usa USA 40 John Loehner () s.t.
usa USA 41 Jeremy Durrin () s.t.
usa USA 42 Clayton Barrows () 00:00:55
aus AUS 43 Benjamin King (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
usa USA 44 Keck Baker () 00:01:02
aus AUS 45 Clay Murfet () s.t.
usa USA 46 Amos Brumble () s.t.
usa USA 47 Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth ) s.t.
can CAN 48 Mark Batty (SpiderTech powered by C10) s.t.
usa USA 49 Michael Margarite () 00:01:11
aus AUS 50 Sam Whitmitz (Letua Cycling Team) s.t.
can CAN 51 Francois Parisien (SpiderTech powered by C10) s.t.
ita ITA 52 Davide Frattini (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
usa USA 53 Chris Parrish () 00:01:21
usa USA 54 Chad Haga () 00:01:48
usa USA 55 Adrian Hegyvari (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:01:56
swe SWE 56 Robert Pölder (Team CykelCity.se) 00:02:12
swe SWE 57 Michael Olsson (Team CykelCity.se) s.t.
usa USA 58 Peter Hurst () s.t.
usa USA 59 Jonathan Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth ) 00:02:52
usa USA 60 Jewel Tyler () s.t.
usa USA 61 Bradley White (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:04:05
usa USA 62 Scott Zwizanski (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
usa USA 63 Jesse Anthony (Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth ) s.t.
can CAN 64 Cody Campell () 00:06:17
usa USA 65 Nicholas Rogers () 00:07:01
aus AUS 66 James Stevens () s.t.
blr BLR 67 Yahor Buben () 00:15:22
usa USA 68 Thomas Soladay (Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth ) 00:16:22
blr BLR 69 Aliaksandr Bialiauski () 00:17:22
usa USA 70 Max Korus () 00:17:27
nzl NZL 71 Brett Tivers () s.t.
can CAN 72 Brendan Spencer () s.t.
can CAN 73 Jean-françois Racine () 00:17:50
usa USA 74 Andrew Mccullough () 00:18:39
can CAN 75 Evan Mcneely () 00:36:43
usa USA 76 Ryan Pettit () 00:37:07
usa USA 77 Neil Bezdek () 00:38:07
usa USA 78 Brett Kielick () 00:38:34
can CAN 79 Casey Roth () s.t.
usa USA 80 Alex Bowden (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.

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