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Colavita’s Benjamin wins women’s race
By Ben Delaney
Team Bissell steamrolled the Sea Otter Classic criterium Thursday, attacking the field en masse until they had three men clear. Morgan Schmitt was given the win after riding essentially a three-man team time trial with Ben Jacques-Maynes and Kirk O’Bee.
With the field split into two groups behind them on an out-and-back course, Bissell’s three leaders decided the podium on the road. Jacques-Maynes, one of Bissell’s marquee riders who has already found success this year, let Schmitt know who got the top step.
“Ben was like, ‘oh, by the way, you’re winning,’” Schmitt said. “I’ve been helping out those guys a lot, so it’s great they let me do that.”
Schmitt rode with Bissell last year, and with Priority Health the year before, but this is his first season he has been able to dedicate solely to racing.
“I just finished college, so this is the first year I’ve been full-on training,” he said. “I’m pretty happy with how my form is. I won the Marion Classic in Indiana last year, but this is my first bigger win.”
In the women’s event, Kelly Benjamin took the win ahead of Joanne Kiesanowski (Team Tibco) and Coryn Rivera (Metro VW).
1. Morgan Schmitt Bissell Pro Cycling in 58:57
2. Ben Jacques-Maynes Bissell Pro Cycling in 58:58 at s.t.
3. Kirk Obee Bissell Pro Cycling in 58:58 at s.t.
4. Andy Jacques-Maynes Bissell Pro Cycling in 59:16 at 19
5. Daniel Ramsey Mountain Khakis in 59:18 at s.t.
6. Roman Van Uden Land Rover-Orbea in 59:18 at s.t.
7. Peter Latham Bissell Pro Cycling in 59:21 at 24
8. Chris Winn Rmcef in 59:22 at s.t.
9. Alex Howes Garmin-Holowesko-Felt in 59:22 at s.t.
10. Ian Holt Rmcef in 59:22 at s.t.
11. Steven George Fly V Australia in 59:22 at s.t.
12. Hayden Brooks Fly V Australia in 59:22 at s.t.
13. Vennell Jeremy Bissell in 59:24 at s.t.
14. Evan Elken Land Rover-Orbea in 59:26 at s.t.
15. Thomas Nelson Liquid Fitness-Adage in 59:27 at s.t.
16. Caleb Fairly Felt-Vmg in 1:00:12 at 1:15
17. Travis Wilkerson Liquid Fitness-Adage in 1:01:07 at 2:10
18. Daniel Holloway Garmin-Holowesko-Felt in 1:01:07 at s.t.
19. Neil Coleman in 1:01:07 at s.t.
20. Cody Oreilly Bissell Pro Cycling in 1:01:08 at s.t.
21. Ben King Fly V Australia in 1:01:08 at s.t.
22. Kevin Klein Klein Real Estate in 1:01:08 at s.t.
23. Tim Farnham Bissell Pro Cycling in 1:01:08 at s.t.
24. Jd Bergmann Team Clif Bar in 1:01:08 at s.t.
25. Rudolph Napolitano Liquid Fitness-Adage in 1:01:08 at s.t.
26. Albert Gonzales in 1:01:08 at s.t.
27. Evan Hyde Nashvillecyclist.com in 1:01:08 at s.t.
28. Carson Miller Land Rover-Orbea in 1:01:08 at s.t.
29. Joao Correia Bissell Pro Cycling in 1:01:08 at s.t.
30. Burke Swindlehurst Bissell Pro Cycling in 1:01:08 at s.t.
31. Justin Kerr Liquid Cycling in 1:01:08 at s.t.
32. Aaron Schneider Now-Ms Society in 1:01:08 at s.t.
Women’s Results: | (Men’s Results)
1. Benjamin Kelly Colavita/sutter Home in 45:47
2. Kiesanowski Joanne Team Tibco at s.t.
3. Rivera Coryn Metro Vw in 45:48 at s.t.
4. Rachetto Liza Dft P/b Treads in 45:48 at s.t.
5. Halladay Jenn Bobs Bicycles in 45:48 at s.t.
6. Donovan Kathryn Kahala Lagrange in 45:52 at 5
7. Buchanan Rushlee Team Tibco in 46:13 at 26
8. Winder Ruth Pro Man Hit Squad in 46:13 at s.t.
9. Rickards Emma Cervelo Lifeforce in 46:18 at 31
10. Baker Aimee Hopkins Honda/code 3 in 46:18 at s.t.
11. Kingsley Karla Dft P/b Treads in 46:18 at s.t.
12. Weiner Melinda Kahala Lagrange in 46:18 at s.t.
13. Rosenthal Alison Team Tibco in 46:18 at s.t.
14. Furman Laurie Hopkins Honda/code 3 in 46:19 at s.t.
15. Anderson Ashley Metro Vw in 46:19 at s.t.
16. Withrow Kelsey Team Kenda in 46:19 at s.t.
17. Nakamura Yukie Metromint Cycling in 46:20 at s.t.
18. Maroon Mary Vanderkitten in 46:22 at 35
19. Wik Kim Hopkins Honda/code 3 in 47:37 at 1:50
20. Drigo Vanessa Hopkins Honda/code 3 in 47:52 at 2:05
21. Michel Samantha Sugar/crm in 49:34 at 3:47
22. Shannon Karena Hopkins Honda/code 3 in 49:34 at s.t.
23. Ash Mary Ellen Sugar/crm in 49:34 at s.t.
24. Yglesias Christina Pro Man Hit Squad in 49:34 at s.t.