Kelly Cup

Posted on 24. May, 2008 by in race

Brief results are coming in for the Kelly Cup Pro Race as part of the BikeJam Cycling Festival held Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland.

For the women’s race

1. Shontell Gauthier (Colavita/Sutter Home)
2. Morgan Patton (Team Type 1)
3. Monique Hanley (Team Type 1)

The Colavita/Sutter Home team put together its leadout train on the final two laps and brought Gauthier to victory on the flat and fast 20-lap race around a 1-mile (1.2 km) course with an uphill drag to the start/finish line.

Both Patton and Hanley are athletes with Type 1 diabetes. According to Team Type 1, the duo made history, “in what is believed to be the first time two female athletes with Type 1 diabetes have finished on the podium of a national-level women’s bicycle race.” Cool.

Patton said that she suffered from low blood sugar during the race and had to nourish herself fast while her teammate covered attacks.

Unfortunately, a crash took out Anna Milkowski (Advil/Chapstick) and she was diagnosed with a broken fibula. Best wishes to Anna

On the men’s side,

1. David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit/Medifast)
2. Kyle Walmsley (Colavita/Sutter Home)
3. Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United)

Charging away from a 4-man break, U23 Canadian National Time Trial Champion Veilleux outsprinted Walmsley and Rollin to take his first NRC victory. According to Veilleux, he knew that Rollin was the man to watch so he took his wheel and managed to come around him at the finish.

On his blog, Veilleux states “I am pleased with my result. The team worked very well toghether to ensure that my breakaway would make it to the line. From the start of the season, I have done a lot of work for my teammates and I am satisfiied to see that they can also help me on certain occasions.”

Winning Kelly Cup was very important for his team, as Kelly Benefit is a sponsor of the team and of the race.

“The goals for the team for this year, we’re going to focus our energies on the races that are important to our sponsors so those would obviously be the biggest races like the Tour of California, Tour de Georgia , Philly Week, all the major, major events in North America. The second thing that we are going to focus on ins going to be the mid-Atlantic, Kelly Benefit Strategies is based out of Baltimore, Medifast is based out of Baltimore so our two biggest sponsors, anything in the mid-Atlantic region or even on the East Coast is going to be a priority for us so … that’s what we are looking at. ” said Jonas Carney, Kelly Benefit/Medifast DS earlier this year.

Race report on cyclingnews

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One Response to “Kelly Cup”

  1. Pro Cycling News Service

    24. May, 2008

    Thanks for sharing the news, Lyne. Keep up the great work on the site.