DEVO: Garrison collects jerseys in Belgium


(March 29, 2016) – Ian Garrison (Decatur, Ga./Masters Cycling Systems) collected the first prizes of the USA Cycling Development Program’s 2016 season, taking two jerseys at the March 26-28 Ster van Zuid Limburg in Belgium.
Ian Garrison took the Sprint Jersey at Ster van Zuid Limburg on March 27.
Ian Garrison took the Sprint and Most Aggressive Rider Jerseys at Ster van Zuid Limburg on March 27.

Garrison nabbed the Sprint and Most Aggressive Rider Jerseys during the three-day event, eventually finishing 39th in 6:42:43. Belgians Jasper Philipsen and Stijn Demolder took first and second in 6:33:08 and 6:33:15, respectively, and Danish rider Anthon Charmig earned third in 6:33:27.
Sean McElroy (Palmdale, Calif./Team Specialized Racing) earned the top American finish at Ster van Zuid Limburg, crossing 36th in 6:38:59, while Colton Brookshire (Hendersonville, N.C./Team Specialized Racing) finished 61st in 6:50:02. Sandor Delgado (Hialeah, Fla.), Bo Knickman (Newbury Park, Calif./LUX Cycling-Stradling p/b Specialized) and Imeh Nsek (Ontario, Calif./ LUX Cycling-Stradling p/b Specialized) also competed.
Full Ster van Zuid Limburg results.
The U23 men challenged the single-day U23 Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium on March 27. Colin Joyce (Pocatello, Idaho/Axeon Hagens Berman) led the way for Team USA, finishing 45th in 4:34:11. Tyler Williams (Santa Rosa, Calif./Axeon Hagens Berman) and Greg Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Axeon Hagens Berman) finished 56th and 58th, respectively, with the same time. Mads Pedersen (DEN), Anders Skaarseth (NOR) and Gabriel Cullaigh (GBR) climbed the podium, all finishing in 4:30:50.
Stephen Bassett (Knoxville, Tenn./Team Jamis) finished 75th in 4:35:55, followed by Sean Bennett (El Cerrito, Calif./An Post-Chain Reaction) in 4:41:13 for 97th. Miguel Bryon (Miami, Fla./Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team p/b Hincapie Racing) also competed.
Full U23 Gent-Wevelgem results.
The 2016 Development Program rolls into April this weekend as the U23 Team takes on Triptyque from April 1-3 in Belgium.

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