September 11, 2017

Oscar Clark and Sam Schneider Triumph at Thompson Bucks County Classic

The combined USA Cycling Pro Road Tour and USA Crits season finals lived up to their promise as both the women’s and men’s pro/am fields delivered passionate performances in front of massive crowds in Doylestown, PA.  

The Doylestown Health Pro Women’s race was animated from the start with Samantha Schneider (ISCorp p/b Progress) and Emily Newsom (Fearless Femme) attacking to a :40 lead with six-miles to the finish. 2014 winner Lauretta Hanson (United Healthcare Pro Cycling) and 2015 winner Sky Schneider soon counter-attacked, gained :20 on the field but were unable to close the gap on the leaders. With 400-meters to go, Sam Schneider jumped hard and delivered such a powerful sprint that she took :05 out of Newsom by the line. Her younger sister dropped Hanson for third, with Josie Talbot winning the field sprint to complete the ISCorp triumph.

Stephen Hall (PA Lightening), a heralded track racer, was an early animator of the Thompson Pro Men/ 60-mile criterium. The Australian was the ignitor of a series of long breakaway attempts that characterized the fierce battles of the entire race. First alone, then joined by Holowesko-Citadel’s Ty Magner, the duo gained :30 while chase groups formed and reformed in their wake with New  York’s Mike Margarite constantly forcing the action. Holowesko’s Oscar Clark jumped away to win from a group that contained most of the animators of the race. Steven Hall took second ahead of Dennis Ramirez (Gateway Harley-Davidson) with Margarite a remarkable fourth.

WorldTour Veteran Greg Henderson of UHC closed his career in Doylestown as did Tom Soloday of Rally Cycling.

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