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2008 Univest Grand Prix Full Results — Parisien 5th

September 7, 2008 (Souderton, Pennsylvania) — Garmin-Chipotle’s Lucas Euser held off Frederick Ericsson of Cykelcity.se/Klerh Harrison in a wet and wild finish to the 2008 Univest Grand Prix, helping his team retain the title won last year by Will Frischkorn. The young California rider broke away from Ericsson in the last laps of the 100-mile race, finishing in a downpour blown in from the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna.

“I love the bad weather,” Euser said. “All of my best results have come in bad weather.” Euser and Ericsson held a more than two-minute lead in the finishing laps of the race and held off more than 20 riders to take the solo first and second place finishes. Euser’s teammate, Pat McCarty finished third and Tyler Farrar, also of Garmin Chipotle, took fourth.
Francois Parisien of Team RACE Pro completed the podium with a fifth-place finish. The race started under cloudy and humid conditions and the rains arrived in Souderton at about the same time the riders finished their 60-mile road race through the hills of Montgomery and Bucks County.

The humidity, hills and hot competition wore at the riders throughout the race. Ericsson, deemed the most aggressive rider of the race, said he was forced to expend additional energy because he was dropped in one of the breaks, and Euser played a team card with two of his teammates – McCarty and Farrar – close behind in the finishing circuits. But Ericsson’s efforts were not unrewarded. His constant pressure helped him win the Saab “Leader of Most Laps, Leidy’s “Best Sprinter” and The Intelligencer’s “Most Aggressive Rider” awards. Euser, for his part, said he didn’t want to come to the line with the strong Swede in tow.

The Univest Grand Prix has earned a reputation over the past 11 years as a race that tests the best riders. This is the second time the race has been run in the remnants of a tropical storm — Ivan – forced organizers to forego the road-race portion of the event in 2004 and riders raced in the short circuits through the borough of Souderton.

“This was great. This is what the Univest Grand Prix is all about,” said race organizer John Eustice. “We have never had a big pack finish. It has always come down to a very small group, and most often it is one or two riders. Bernardo Colex Tepez of the Tecos/Alderfer Auction team won the King of the Mountain competition and Jake Keough of the Kelly Benefits Strategies/Medifast team won the Sparta Youth Award. Racing continues on Sunday, Sept. 7, with the fast-paced Univest Criterium of Doylestown. Riders such as Ukrainian Yuri Metlushenko of Amore e Vita/Mc/Donald’s team and German Christian Lademann are expected to fare much better in that race. Lademann won the criterium two years ago and wants to regain the title. Metlushenko won a photo-finish sprint at the Lehigh Valley Classic in Allentown, Pa., in June and took second overall in the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling.

About Univest Grand Prix
Patterned after the great classic races of Europe, the Univest Grand Prix showcases the beauty of 17 municipalities. From its inception, the cycling event was developed to provide opportunities for young athletes to advance, while also uniting the towns throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties for a community celebration. The pro event is presented by: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania, Leidy’s Premium Pork Products, SAAB, Doylestown Hospital, The Intelligencer, WFMZ-69,Universal Sports, Comcast Sportsnet. For more information, visit www.univestgrandprix.com.

About Univest Corporation
Univest Corporation and its subsidiaries, Univest National Bank and Trust Co., Univest Insurance, Inc., Univest Capital Inc. and Univest Investments, Inc., provide support and leadership in their communities and offer a wide range of financial services to individuals, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations throughout Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties. For more information, visit www.univest.net.

About Sparta Cycling
Sparta Cycling provides race promotion services to deliver world class
events that meet the needs of sponsors, athletes, spectators and supporting communities. For more information, please visit www.spartacycling.com.


1. Lucas Euser (USA) Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O 3:50:48
2. Frederik Ericsson (Sweden) Cykelcity.se/Klehr Harrison 0:13
3. Pat Mccarty (USA) Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O 1:47
4. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O 2:00
5. Francois Parisien (Canada) Team RACE Pro 2:01
6. Philipp Mamos (Germany) Team Sparkasse/Canon Capital 2:02
7. Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1 2:03
8. Mark Walters (Canada) Team RACE Pro 2:04
9. Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukraine) Team Type 1 2:20
10. Robbie King (USA) Rite Aid Pro Cycling 3:33
11. Steven Van Vooren (Belgium) Cycling Center/JBCA/Doylestown Hospital
12. Gerardo Fernandez (Argentina) Champion System Racing KraftGenie Cycling Inc.
13. Ryan Roth (Canada) Team RACE Pro
14. Michael Stevenson (Sweden) Amore & Vita – McDonald:s
15. Joshua F Dillon (USA) Fiordifrutta Cycling Team
16. Yosvany Falcon (Cuba) Toshiba-Santo Pro Cycling presented by Herbalife 3:35
17. Ian Macgregor (USA) Team Type 1
18. Juan Pablo Magallanes Aranda (Mexico) Tecos/Aldefer Auction 3:36
19. Bernardo Colex Tepez (Mexico) Tecos/Aldefer Auction 4:54
20. Scott Jackson (USA) DLP Racing 8:01
21. Matt Winstead (USA) Team Inferno Pro Cycling 13:22
22. Phillip Gaimon (USA) Fiordifrutta Cycling Team
23. Stefan Cohnen (Netherlands) Team Sparkasse/Canon Capital
24. Jake Keough (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast 15:13
25. Tommy Nankervis (Australia) DLP Racing
26. Kevin Buck Miller (Canada) Team RACE Pro
27. Jonas Bjellmark (Sweden) Cykelcity.se/Klehr Harrison
28. Cheyne Hoag (USA) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology U25 Team
29. Mike Norton (USA) Calyon Pro Cycling Team
30. Rick Norton (USA) Immediate Mortgage/Artemis Elite
31. Matthew Johnson (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling Team
32. Eric Tremble (USA) Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team
33. Robert Kenneth Osterling (Sweden) Cykelcity.se/Klehr Harrison
34. Peter Morse (Canada) Jet Fuel Coffee
35. Tom Soladay (USA) Time Pro Cycling
36. Mathew Bell (Canada) Calyon Pro Cycling Team
37. Trent Wilson (Australia) The Jittery Joe:s Pro Cycling Team
38. Michael Margarite (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling Team
39. Keck Baker (USA) Battley Harley Davidson Elite Cycling Team
40. Christopher Hong (USA) Battley Harley Davidson Elite Cycling Team
41. Peter Horn (USA) Cycling Center/JBCA/Doylestown Hospital
42. John Freddy Parra (COL) Toshiba-Santo Pro Cycling presented by Herbalife
43. Nathan Coleman (USA) Immediate Mortgage/Artemis Elite
44. Clay Murfet (Australia) Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast
45. Chad Butts (USA) Champion System Racing KraftGenie Cycling Inc.
46. Jose Medina (Chile) Champion System Racing KraftGenie Cycling Inc.
47. Jacob Mueller (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA-Cannondale
48. Richard Geng (Germany) Rite Aid Pro Cycling
49. Carlos Oyarzun (Chile) Tecos/Aldefer Auction
50. Andrew Hunt (Canada) Team RACE Pro
51. Christopher T Rozdilsky (USA) Fiordifrutta Cycling Team
52. David Nelson (USA) Cycling Center/JBCA/Doylestown Hospital
53. Fabio Calabria (Australia) Team Type 1
54. Omar Cervantes (Mexico) Tecos/Aldefer Auction
55. Ricardo Tapia (Mexico) Tecos/Aldefer Auction
56. Evan Elken (USA) The Jittery Joe:s Pro Cycling Team
57. Frank Travieso (Cuba) Toshiba-Santo Pro Cycling presented by Herbalife
58. Keir Plaice (Canada) Team RACE Pro
59. Ii Boyd Johnson (USA) DLP Racing
60. Nicholas Bennette (USA) Fitness Together / Independent Fabrication 15:14
61. Bobby Lea (USA) Rite Aid Pro Cycling
62. Richard Faltus (Czech Republic) Team Sparkasse/Canon Capital
63. Tilo Schüler (Germany) Team Sparkasse/Canon Capital
64. Martin Gilbert (Canada) Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast
65. Mathieu Roy (Canada) Calyon Pro Cycling Team

66. Charles T Marzot (USA) Fiordifrutta Cycling Team
67. Eric Schildge (USA) Fiordifrutta Cycling Team
DNF Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O
DNF Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O
DNF Graziano Gasparre (Italy) Amore & Vita
DNF Fabio Gilioli (Italy) Amore & Vita –
DNF Phillip Cortes (Canada) Amore & Vita –
DNF Yuri Metlushenko (Ukraine) Amore & Vita –
DNF Maxime Vives (Canada) Calyon Pro Cycling Team
DNF Thaddeus Dulin (USA) DLP Racing
DNF Owen Nielsen (USA) DLP Racing
DNF Charles Pendry (USA) DLP Racing
DNF Benjamin King (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast
DNF Nicholas Waite (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast
DNF Clayton Barrows (USA) Rite Aid Pro Cycling
DNF Stephan Kincaid (USA) Rite Aid Pro Cycling
DNF Miles Watson (Australia) Rite Aid Pro Cycling
DNF Moises Aldape (Mexico) Team Type 1
DNF Luis Macias Hernandez (Mexico) Tecos/Aldefer Auction
DNF Chad Hartley (USA) The Jittery Joe:s Pro
DNF Neil Shirley (USA) The Jittery Joe:s Pro
DNF Jared Barrilleaux (USA) The Jittery Joe:s Pro
DNF Matt Shriver (USA) The Jittery Joe:s Pro
DNF Nick Frey (USA) Time Pro Cycling
DNF Jackie Simes (USA) Time Pro Cycling
DNF John Hamblen (USA) Time Pro Cycling
DNF Daniel Ramsey (USA) Time Pro Cycling
DNF Mike Stoop (USA) Time Pro Cycling
DNF Daniel Vaillancourt (USA) Toshiba-Santo Pro Cycling presented
DNF Predrag Prokic (SRB) Toshiba-Santo Pro Cycling presented
DNF Brian Butts (USA) Battley Harley Davidson Elite
DNF Sean Barrie (USA) Battley Harley Davidson Elite
DNF Ken Johnson (Canada) Battley Harley Davidson Elite
DNF Franklin Burgos (Dominican Republic) Champion System Racing
DNF Rashad Guerra (USA) Champion System Racing
DNF Vladimir Estevez (Dominican Republic) Champion System Racing
DNF Nick Keough (USA) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology U25 Team
DNF Gavriel Epstein (Canada) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology U25 Team
DNF Nick Friesen (Canada) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology U25 Team

DNF Lisbon Quintero (COL) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology U25 Team
DNF Sheldon Deeny (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling Team
DNF Eric Brownell (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling Team
DNF Michael Mathis (USA) CRCA/Empire Cycling Team
DNF Pascual Caputi (Italy) CRCA/Empire Cycling Team
DNF Jim Camut (USA) Cycling Center/JBCA/Doylestown Hospital
DNF Bryan Mcvey (USA) Cycling Center/JBCA/Doylestown Hospital
DNF Calle-Henrik Sandell (Sweden) Cykelcity.se/Klehr Harrison
DNF Johan Anders Lindgren (Sweden) Cykelcity.se/Klehr Harrison
DNF Jan Gunners (Sweden) Cykelcity.se/Klehr Harrison
DNF James B Driscoll (USA) Fiordifrutta Cycling Team
DNF Kevin Wolfson (USA) Fitness Together / Independent
DNF Aidan Charles (USA) Fitness Together / Independent
DNF Ward Solar (USA) Fitness Together / Independent
DNF Jonathan Bruno (USA) Fitness Together / Independent
DNF Thom Coupe (USA) Fitness Together / Independent
DNF Turner Johnson (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA-Cannondale
DNF Colin Sandberg (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA-Cannondale
DNF Chris Kuhl (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA-Cannondale
DNF Elliot Gaunt (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA-Cannondale
DNF Adam Farabaugh (USA) Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA-Cannondale
DNF Mark Warno (USA) Immediate Mortgage/Artemis Elite
DNF Ramon Benitez (USA) Immediate Mortgage/Artemis Elite
DNF Michael Githens (USA) Immediate Mortgage/Artemis Elite
DNF David Osborn (USA) Immediate Mortgage/Artemis Elite
DNF Jamie Riggs (Canada) Jet Fuel Coffee
DNF Bryson Bowers (Canada) Jet Fuel Coffee
DNF Kevin Hazzard (Canada) Jet Fuel Coffee

DNF Jason Baer (USA) Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team
DNF Jason Beerman (USA) Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team
DNF Sean Orourke (USA) Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team
DNF Adam J Sullivan (USA) Kenda/Raleigh Cycling Team
DNF Joe Cooper (New Zealand) Team Inferno Pro
DNF Andrew Applegate (USA) Team Inferno Pro Cycling
DNF Christian Parrett (USA) Team Inferno Pro Cycling
DNF Timothy Swain (USA) Team Inferno Pro Cycling

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