Devo Wrap: More juniors podiums in Belgium

  
  


(Aug. 21, 2014) – Jack Maddux (Fresno, Calif./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) continued his hot streak in Belgian kermesses with the USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP), taking a win and a second-place finish at the Hoelenden-Kortenaken and Herentals, respectively.
 
Eric Oien driving the pack at rainy Hoelenden.
Eric Oien driving the pack at rainy Hoelenden. (photo by Billy Innes)

JUNIORS MEN’S ROAD
 
Hoelenden-Kortenaken and Herentals kermesses (K1 Juniors)
 
Maddux’s win at the Aug. 15 Hoelenden-Kortenaken kermesse in Belgium marked his fifth-straight kermesse win in the last two weeks. Ethan Reynolds (Boise, Idaho/Hot Tubes Development Team) placed ninth at the event, followed by Eric Oien (Escondido, Calif./Monster Media Racing Team) in 10th. Clayton Stone (Anthem, Ariz./Athlete Octane) placed 28th, followed by Tommy Lucas (Santa Rosa, Calif./Bear Development Team) and Nick Castellano (Upland, Calif./Team Specialized Racing –NCCF), who tied for 42nd.
 
Full Hoelenden-Kortenaken kermesse results. 
 
The next day, Maddux placed second at the Herentals kermesse, finishing behind Belgian winner Enzo Wouters. Oien finished seventh, Reynolds placed 15th, Stone took 18th, Lucas finished 30th and Castellano placed 34th.
 
Full Herentals kermesse results.
 
Beveren-Waas and Rumst kermesses (K2 Juniors)
 
The K2 juniors group rode three Belgian kermesses, starting with the Beveren-Waas on Aug. 13, where Noah Granigan (Cape May Court House, N.J./RACE CF) took his second win in four days, followed by Michael Hernandez (Clermont, Fla./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) in third, David Duquette (Gastonia, N.C./Revolve Residential p/b Pre-Reg.com) in seventh, David Lombardo (Crystal Lake, Ill./Hincapie Development Team) in eighth and Derek Cote (Burlington, Conn./CT Cycling Advancement Program) in 17th.
 
Full Beveren-Waas kermesse results.
 
Two days later, Lombardo placed fifth at the Rumst kermesse, pacing the U.S. riders. Granigan followed up his Aug. 13 win with a sixth-place effort, trailed by Hernandez in 13th, Cote in 14th and Duquette in 41st.
 
Full Rumst kermesse results.
 
On Aug. 16, Duquette took the win at the Balegem kermesse, while Hernandez, Lombardo and Granigan rounded out the top five with third-, fourth- and fifth-place efforts, respectively. Cote finished 43rd.
 
Full Balegem kermesse results.
 
Herentals and Werchter kermesses (15-16 Camp B Juniors)
 
Gage Hecht being interviewed after Herentals kermesse.
Gage Hecht being interviewed after Herentals kermesse. (photo by Billy Innes)

Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./Team Specialized Racing-NCCF) picked up the win at the Herentals kermesse on Aug. 16, besting teammate Chris Blevins (Durango, Colo./Team Specialized Racing-NCCF), who took second. Sean McElroy (Palmdale, Calif./Team Specialized Racing) finished ninth, followed by Cameron Beard (Bend, Ore./
Hutch's - Specialized - Slocom - Co Motion/
Hutch's-Specialized-Slocom-Co Motion) in 23rd and Simon Jones (Milwaukee, Wis./Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club-Hincapie Development Team) in 26th.
 
Full Herentals kermesse results (15-16 Camp B group).
 
The next day, McElroy took the win at the Werchter kermesse, followed by Beard in 10th, Blevins in 16th, Jones in 21st, Grant McElroy (Portland, Ore./Team Specialized Racing-NCCF) in 29th and Hecht in 42nd.
 
Full Werchter kermesse results (15-16 Camp B group).
 
U23 MEN’S ROAD
 
Memorial Henryka Lasaka kermesse
 
Torey Philipp (El Dorado Hills, Calif./California Giant Cycling-California Giant Berry-Specialized) crossed 21st at the Memorial Henryka Lasaka in Poland on Aug. 16, chalking the best U.S. finish of the day. Colin Joyce (Pocatello, Idaho/California Giant Cycling-California Giant Berry Farms- Specialized), Jake King (North Garden, Va./Hincapie Sportswear Development Team), Justin Oien (Escondido, Calif./California Giant Cycling) and Tobin Ortenblad (Santacruz, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) also competed.
 
COMING UP
 
The juniors program rolls on in Belgium this week with seven events for the K1, K2 and 15-16 Camp B groups. The K1 riders will race the Geetbets, Puurs and Vliermaal kermesses, the K2 riders will compete at the Mere kermesse and the Vlaamse Gewesten, while the 15-16 Camp B riders will race the West Flanders Tour.

MORE ABOUT THE USA CYCLING NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
 
Want to be part of USA Cycling’s Development Program? The first step is getting on USA Cycling’s radar. One of the best ways to do this is by attending a USA Cycling Regional Talent Identification Camp. The primary goal of the Talent ID Camps is to recognize athletes who, at an early age, show signs of potential future success in cycling. Receiving instruction from some of USA Cycling’s finest coaches, the camps also provide the necessary framework to improve the athletes' skill set thus helping them progress in their talent development. In some cases, the Regional Talent ID Camps assist in selecting riders for international competition and/or a national development camp.
 
For more information and the full 2014 schedule of USA Cycling’s Regional Talent ID Camps, please click here.
 
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