Cameron Evans grabbed San Dimas overall win from Ocar Sevilla

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31.03.2008/ Canadian National Road Champion Cameron Evans (Symmetrics) won the overall of the San Dimas Stage Race. The final stage of the race was won by Luis Amaran (Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light). Rock Racing’s Oscar Sevilla came up an excruciating one second short of victory Sunday at the San Dimas Stage Race.

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The overall ceremony (©: Mitch Clinton/

Sevilla and his Rock Racing teammates lost a hard-fought battle during the final stage in a race that was the closest finish in the nine-year history of the event.
Canadian Cameron Evans (Symmetrics) emerged from a two-man breakaway during the 90-minute Cannondale Incycle Old Town Classic Criterium to earn enough bonus time in mid-race sprints and at the finish line to climb from 11th place to first overall.
“It was a little bit of a miscalculation on our part,” Rock Racing Team Owner Michael Ball said. “We will re-adjust things next week at the Redlands Classic and come out on the top like we intended to today.”
Rock Racing impressively defended Sevilla’s yellow jersey during the San Dimas Hospital Road Race Saturday and rode hard on the front during much of Sunday’s race around the six-corner course. But in the end, it came down to a single second separating Sevilla and Evans after nearly five hours of racing over three days.
“I probably should have taken a little more responsibility toward the end,” an obviously disappointed Sevilla said. “Maybe I could have gone to the front with four or five laps to go to help do a little bit more in chasing. But it was so aggressive in the last couple of laps that there really was no organization.”
Sevilla came into the final stage with an eight-second cushion over Peter Stetina (VMG-Felt-RMG) and 19 seconds over Ben Day (Toyota-United Pro Cycling). But time bonuses of 10, six and three seconds were available to the first three sprinters at the 30 and 60-minute marks of the criterium.
Sevilla earned three bonus seconds with a third-place finish on the first bonus sprint – which was won by Toyota-United’s Day. But immediately after the sprint, Evans launched an attack to initiate the decisive breakaway that included Amaran and Chris Jones (Team Type 1).
The leading trio eventually gained a 25-second lead that grew to more than a minute with less than 30 minutes of racing remaining. At that point, Rock Racing initiated a full-throttle chase to bring back what was now two escapees, with Team Type 1’s Chris Jones having been dropped after the second bonus sprint.
“Unfortunately, Chris got gapped off when Amaran attacked with about five laps to go,” Team Type 1 sports director Ed Beamon said. “At that point, we told him to go back to the field so he could hang onto his place overall.”
Despite a valiant effort, the gap between the breakaway and the field didn’t come down dramatically until the waning laps, when teams other than Rock Racing began eyeing a chance at winning the field sprint. Luis Amaran (Colavita-Sutter Home) won the stage while overall winner Cameron Evans (Symmetrics Cycling Team) came in second.
Team Type 1's Emile Abraham won the field sprint for third place. “I got the perfect lead-out,” Abraham said. “The guys are really motivated and we know the team is strong and we can get results. It’s just a matter of us meshing together and we’ll be able to win some of the best races in America.”
Sevilla's lead was under pressure during the whole race.  Especially Toyota - United showed themselves determined to fight for the win today, as they attackedover and over again to make the race difficult for Oscar Sevilla to hold on to the lead. The Rock Racing squad, seemingly concerned with the Toyota-United team, responded to the teams every move.
Toyota-United's plan for the day was to acquire enough sprint bonus seconds out on the course to move into the overall lead by day’s end. Things started well when the Toyota train led Ben Day out perfectly to take the first sprint and move into 2nd overall on the road by nine seconds. Ben Day said, "The guys attacked numerous times, but we were so heavily marked that we were wondering who it was that the peloton was racing." Day continued, “During this time a break of 3, including two guys who were very dangerous in the general classification, went up the road. Before the peloton knew it, they had a one minute lead." Day kept his third place in the overall standings after the final stage.
Sevilla, who was racing this weekend in the United States for the first time, now joins Rock Racing teammates Santiago Botero, David Clinger, Michael Creed, Tyler Hamilton, Kayle Leogrande, Victor Hugo Peña and Fred Rodriguez in the first National Race Calendar event of the season. The 24th Annual Redlands Classic begins Thursday in Redlands, California.
Toyota-United is focusing on Redlands as well, the US stage race promises a great showdown later this week.

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Results San Dimas Stage Race 2008
Stage 3
1 Luis Romero Amaran (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)     1.28.15
2 Cameron Evans (Symmetrics Cycling)                            
3 Emile Abraham (Team Type 1)                                0.21
4 Andrew Pinfold (Symmetrics Cycling)                           
5 Lacombe Keven (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)             0.21
6 Tony Cruz (BMC Pro Cycling Team)                              
7 Ben Day (Toyota-United)                                       
8 Osca Sevilla Rivera (Rock Racing)                             
9 Kayle Leogrande (Rock Racing)                                 
10 Cody Stevenson (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                   
11 Frank Pipp (Health Net/Maxxis)                               
12 Kiel Reijnen (Team Waste Management)                         
13 Alejandro Cortes (CAICO Cycling Team)                        
14 David Clinger (Team Rock)                                    
15 Mike Lange (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                    
16 Tyler Wren (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)                  
17 Davide Frattini (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)             
18 David Guttenplan (Time Pro Cycling)                          
19 Shawn Milne (Team Type 1)                                    
20 Wendy Cruz (CAICO Cycling Team)                              
21 Moises Aldape (Team Type 1)                                  
22 Francois Parisien (Symmetrics Cycling)                       
23 Peter Stetina (VMG/Felt/RGM)                                 
24 Rudolph Napolitano (Team Rock)                               
25 Jonathan Parrish (Team Waste Management)                     
26 Cody Oreilly (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)                
27 Jacob Erker (Symmetrics Cycling)                             
28 Tom Soladay (Time Pro Cycling)                               
29 Chris Wherry (Toyota-United)                                 
30 Andrew Guptill (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)              
31 Kirk Carlson (VMG/Felt/RGM)                                  
32 Sheldon Deeny (Empire Cycling Team)                          
33 Lucas Sebasti Haedo (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)         
34 Austin Carroll (Team Rock)                                   
35 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                 
36 Trent Wilson (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                     
37 Ben King (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)                    
38 Edward C. King (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                    
39 Aaron Tuckerman (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)               
40 Adam Livingston (Team Five Star WVO)                         
41 Ben Brooks (Team Type 1)                                     
42 Brad White (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)                  
43 Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                        
44 Caleb Manion (Toyota-United)                                 
45 Will Routley (Symmetrics Cycling)                            
46 Justin England (Toyota-United)                               
47 Henk Vogels (Toyota-United)                                  
48 Ronald Jensen (Team Waste Management)                        
49 Evan Elken (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                       
50 Alex Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)             
51 Christian Meier (Symmetrics Cycling)                         
52 Neil Shirley (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                     
53 Andrew Randell (Symmetrics Cycling)                          
54 Michael Telega (California Giant Berry Farms)                
55 Christopher Jones (Team Type 1)                              
56 Allessandro Bazzana (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)         
57 Anthony Colby (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)               
58 Scott Zwizanski (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                   
59 Stefano Barberi (THF Racing)                                 
60 Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                    
61 Nick Reistad (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                  
62 Christia Velenzuala (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)         
63 Nicholas Waite (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)              
64 Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                
65 Jonny Sundt (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)                 
66 Omer Kem (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                          
67 Jonathan Cantwell (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                
68 Tyler Hamilton (Rock Racing)                                 
69 Alejandro Barrajo (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)           
70 Javier Zapata (CAICO Cycling Team)                           
71 Heath Blackgrove (Toyota-United)                             
72 Jared Barrilleaux (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                
73 Chad Hartley (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                     
74 Bryce Mead (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                    
75 Jorge Martinez (CAICO Cycling Team)                          
76 Alexander Gonzalez (CAICO Cycling Team)                      
77 Chris Baldwin (Toyota-United)                                
78 Ian Macgregor (Team Type 1)                                  
79 Justin Spinelli (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)             
80 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (Rock Racing)                            
81 Morgan Schmitt (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                    
82 Michael Creed (Rock Racing)                                  
83 Vincent Owens (Sierra Pacific Racing)                        
84 Matt Shriver (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                     
85 Dan Ramsey (Time Pro Cycling)                                
86 Anibal Barrajo (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)              
87 Graham Howard (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                     
88 Matty Rice (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                    
89 Nic Sanderson (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                 
90 Adam Myerson (Time Pro Cycling)                              
91 Kyle Gritters (Health Net/Maxxis)                            
92 Karl Menzies (Health Net/Maxxis)                             
93 Michael Grabinger (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)           
94 Curtis Gunn (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)                 
95 Timothy Doud (Team Waste Management)                      2.57
96 David Andrew Quist (Team Clif Bar Cycling)               23.24
DNS Erik Barlevav (Time Pro Cycling)                            
DNS Joseph Wiley                                                
DNF Rory Sutherland (Health Net/Maxxis)                         
DNF A Sanchez Beriguete (CAICO Cycling Team)
Final General Classification
1 Cameron Evans (Symmetrics Cycling)                      4.54.58
2 Oscar Sevilla Rivera (Rock Racing)                         0.01
3 Ben Day (Toyota-United)                                    0.11
4 Peter Stetina (VMG/Felt/RGM)                               0.12
5 Luis Alb Romero Amaran (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)    0.17
6 Neil Shirley (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                   0.23
7 Justin England (Toyota-United)                             0.24
8 Tyler Wren (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)                   
9 Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                  0.31
10 Anthony Colby (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)            0.33
11 Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                     0.37
12 Trent Wilson (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                  0.38
13 Christopher Jones (Team Type 1)                           0.41
14 Michael Grabinger (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)        0.43
15 Francois Parisien (Symmetrics Cycling)                       
16 Stefano Barberi (THF Racing)                              0.47
17 Mike Lange (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                 0.48
18 Christian Meier (Symmetrics Cycling)                      0.51
19 Alejandro Barrajo (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)        0.54
20 Ian Macgregor (Team Type 1)                               0.57
21 Omer Kem (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                          
22 Moises Aldape (Team Type 1)                               0.59
23 Aaron Tuckerman (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)               
24 Shawn Milne (Team Type 1)                                 1.04
25 Kiel Reijnen (Team Waste Management)                         
26 Jared Barrilleaux (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)             1.05
27 Heath Blackgrove (Toyota-United)                          1.06
28 Will Routley (Symmetrics Cycling)                         1.07
29 Ben Brooks (Team Type 1)                                  1.08
30 Nick Reistad (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)               1.11
31 Tyler Hamilton (Rock Racing)                                 
32 Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)             1.12
33 Davide Frattini (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)             
34 Justin Spinelli (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)          1.15
35 Scott Zwizanski (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                   
36 Allessandro Bazzana (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)      1.16
37 Karl Menzies (Health Net/Maxxis)                          1.20
38 Jacob Erker (Symmetrics Cycling)                             
39 Andrew Pinfold (Symmetrics Cycling)                          
40 Dan Ramsey (Time Pro Cycling)                             1.22
41 Frank Pipp (Health Net/Maxxis)                               
42 Andrew Guptill (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)           1.32
43 Nic Sanderson (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)              1.35
44 Javier Zapata (CAICO Cycling Team)                           
45 Anibal Barrajo (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)           1.37
46 Jeremiah Wiscovitch (Rock Racing)                         1.40
47 Jorge Martinez (CAICO Cycling Team)                          
48 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita Sutter Homes presente)    1.43
49 Andrew Randell (Symmetrics Cycling)                       1.44
50 Kirk Carlson (VMG/Felt/RGM)                               1.46
51 Ben King (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)                 1.48
52 Tony Cruz (BMC Pro Cycling Team)                          1.49
53 Matty Rice (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                    
54 Adam Livingston (Team Five Star WVO)                      1.53
55 Jonathan Cantwell (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)             2.13
56 Emile Abraham (Team Type 1)                               2.18
57 Kayle Leogrande (Rock Racing)                             2.19
58 Kyle Gritters (Health Net/Maxxis)                         2.22
59 Alexander Gonzalez (CAICO Cycling Team)                   2.23
60 Brad White (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)                  
61 Henk Vogels (Toyota-United)                               2.29
62 Ronald Jensen (Team Waste Management)                     2.30
63 Matt Shriver (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                  2.31
64 Nicholas Waite (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)              
65 Alex Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)          2.42
66 Rudolph Napolitano (Team Rock)                            2.47
67 Cody Stevenson (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                2.52
68 Wendy Cruz (CAICO Cycling Team)                           3.03
69 Michael Telega (California Giant Berry Farms)             3.13
70 David Guttenplan (Time Pro Cycling)                       3.18
71 Tom Soladay (Time Pro Cycling)                            3.21
72 Christian Velenzuala (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)     3.23
73 David Clinger (Team Rock)                                 3.25
74 Jonathan Parrish (Team Waste Management)                  3.28
75 Chad Hartley (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                  3.32
76 Adam Myerson (Time Pro Cycling)                              
77 Morgan Schmitt (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                 3.37
78 Evan Elken (Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling)                    3.48
79 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)              3.53
80 Edward C. King (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                 3.55
81 Sheldon Deeny (Empire Cycling Team)                       4.03
82 Curtis Gunn (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)              4.14
83 Cody Oreilly (Successfull Living Pro Cycling)             4.23
84 Chris Baldwin (Toyota-United)                             4.49
85 Alejandro Cortes (CAICO Cycling Team)                     4.55
86 Michael Creed (Rock Racing)                               5.06
87 Lacombe Keven (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)            5.21
88 Chris Wherry (Toyota-United)                              5.34
89 Graham Howard (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)                  5.52
90 Austin Carroll (Team Rock)                                6.34
91 Caleb Manion (Toyota-United)                              7.00
92 Jonny Sundt (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medif)              7.22
93 Vincent Owens (Sierra Pacific Racing)                     9.59
94 Bryce Mead (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team)                10.54
95 Timothy Doud (Team Waste Management)                     13.40
96 David Andrew Quist (Team Clif Bar Cycling)               33.39

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