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June 03, 2004

Van Heeswijk takes Wachovia opener

VeloNews | Wachovia week: Van Heeswijk breaks off Lancaster win

At the first race of the Wachovia Cycling Series Tuesday, US Postal's Max Van Heeswijk showed his mettle in classics-style road races, taking a win with an attack on the race's final climb, ahead of Francisco Ventoso of Spain and Fred Rodriguez of the US.

The day's other big story was CSC's Bobby Julich. The resurgent American flirted with a heroic victory, charging off the front near the end of the 11th lap, and staying there until there were only three miles left in the race. Alas, Julich was reeled in at the top of the feed zone climb in Lancaster County Central Park, then shot out the back, settling for a distant 38th before disappearing into the host hotel.

Next up is a race Thursday in Trenton, New Jersey, leading up to the USPro championships on Sunday.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 3, 2004 | Permalink

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