By VeloNews Interactive
Henk Vogels got Mercury rising at the Columbia River Bank Cascade Cycling Classic stage race, getting the better of Svein Tuft (Prime Alliance) to win the stage-1 Pacific Power Road Race July 10 in Bend, Oregon.
The two were given the same time in the 110-mile stage, just five seconds ahead of Chris Baldwin (Navigators), Gord Fraser (Mercury and the rest of the top 20.
The six-stage race continues on Thursday with the 72-mile Deschutes Brewery Road Race, a hilly leg-breaker with 7,000 feet of climbing. The elite women’s five-stage race starts on Thursday as well.
Columbia River Bank Cascade Cycling Classic
Pacific Power Road Race
Bend, OR. July 10.
Men: 1. Henk Vogels, Mercury, 110mi in 4:05:10; 2. Svein Tuft, Prime Alliance, same time; 3. Chris Baldwin, Navigators, at 0:05; 4. Gord Fraser, Mercury, same time; 5. Mike Sayers, Mercury; 6. Glen Mitchell, Navigators; 7. Antonio Cruz, U.S. Postal; 8. Damon Kluck, Saturn; 9. Tom Leaper, Navigators; 10. Ben Jacques-Maynes Sierra Nevada-Cannondale, all s.t.