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Wherry is stage 1 winner at Cascade

The Columbia River Bank Cascade Cycling Classic kicked off in Bend, Oregon, Wednesday, with Mercury-Viatel’s Chris Wherry netting the win on the 110-mile stage. Wherry’s teammate Mike Sayers finished second, followed by Colorado Cyclist rider Clark Sheehan. Friday’s stage — an uphill time trial — was expected to shake up the G.C., and the race wraps up on Sunday, finishing where things began at the newly renovated Old Mill District in Bend.

By Giordana Andretta , VeloNews Correspondent

The Columbia River Bank Cascade Cycling Classic kicked off in Bend, Oregon, Wednesday, with Mercury-Viatel’s Chris Wherry netting the win on the 110-mile stage. Wherry’s teammate Mike Sayers finished second, followed by Colorado Cyclist rider Clark Sheehan.

Friday’s stage — an uphill time trial — was expected to shake up the G.C., and the race wraps up on Sunday, finishing where things began at the newly renovated Old Mill District in Bend.

Results

COLUMBIA RIVER BANK CASCADE CLASSIC, Bend OR. July 11-15;

Pro men;

1.Chris Wherry, Mercury-Viatel, 4:07:55; 2. Mike Sayers Mercury-Viatel; 3. Clark Sheehan, Colorado Cyclist; 4. Alex Candelario,THF Racing; 5. Kirk O’Bee. Navigators; 6. Soren Petersen, Saturn; 7. Jeff Louder, Nutra-Fig; 8. Norman Carter, Jelly Belly; 9. Jesse Keefer, Broadmark Capital; 10. Damon Kluck, Jelly Belly, all s.t.