Devo Wrap: Juniors team best at Trofeo Karlsberg


(June 24, 2014) -- Wil Barta (Boise, Idaho/BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad)) set the pace for the U.S. as the juniors men’s squad took the team classification win at the Trofeo Karlsberg in Germany June 20-22 as the USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP) continued in Europe.
Trofeo Karlsberg
The U.S. juniors won the team classification win at the Trofeo Karlsberg in Germany.
The U.S. juniors won the team classification win at the Trofeo Karlsberg in Germany. (photo by Billy Innes)

Barta won the points classification at the Trofeo Karlsberg following second place finishes in Stage 2a in Homburg and at the individual time trial in Niedergeilbach. Barta finished the three-day competition in sixth and earned the sprint jersey with an overall time of 6:51:56, just 42 seconds behind winner Kristjan Kumar (SVN). Edward Dunbar (IRL) placed second in 6:51:23, while Lennard Kamna (DEU) finished third in 6:51:49. Adrien Costa (Los Altos, Calif./Hagens Berman U-23) finished 13th in 6:52:25 and finished second for the young rider jersey, Phil O'Donnell (Suwanee, Ga./ Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team, Inc.) placed 27th with a time of 6:53:05, Jonny Brown (Covington, Tenn./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team, Inc.) took 60th in 7:04:13 and Connor Brown (Grandview, Mo./Team Winded Development) finished 72nd in 7:18:36. The U.S. juniors won the team classification with a combined time of 20:36:41, which edged second-place Germany by three seconds and third-place Russia by 14 seconds.
Check out this video of Jonny Brown's individual time trial run at the Trofeo Karlsberg.
Full Trofeo Karlsberg results.
S’Gravenwezel and Schellebelle kermesses
The women’s development road team kicked off a new block of racing at the S’Gravenwezel and Schellebelle kermesses in Belgium. After a rough go at the S’Gravenwezel on June 22, the U.S. riders bounced back nicely, recording two top-15 finishes at the Schellebelle on June 24. Lauren DeCrescenzo (Boulder, Colo./DNA Cycling) led the way at the Schellebelle, finishing 10th overall. Heather Fischer (Boulder, Colo./K4 Racing-DNA Cycling p/b K4) took 15th at the event, while Korina Huizar (Roseville, Calif./Vanderkitten) finished 31st.
Full S’Gravenwezel kermesse results.
Full Schellebelle kermesse results.
The USA Cycling National Development program continues July 2-6 at the USA Cycling Amateur & Para-cycling Road National Championships in Madison, Wis. The women’s development road team will compete at the Beveren-Waas and Watervliet kermesses in Belgium on July 6 and July 7, respectively.
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