UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Captures First Podium Sweep of the Season at the 2013 Roswell Criterium, as Luke Keough, Hilton Clarke and Carlos Alzate Take 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Respectively
Roswell, GA – Amidst horrible weather conditions on Sunday, April 28th, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team outpaced the field from start to finish on a cold and rainy afternoon in Roswell, Georgia, en route to its first podium sweep of the season. Teammates Luke Keough, Hilton Clarke and Carlos Alzate, took first, second and third place, respectively, making it a clean sweep of the podium in Roswell for the Blue Train.
Now this is quite a Podium – the UnitedHealthcare boys went 1-2-3 in the pouring rain at the Roswell Criterium, the second stop of Speedweek. The Blue Train literally rode on the front from the gun, then rolled up their trademark lead out and delivered Luke first, Hilton second and Carlos third across the finish line!!! Congrats all around.
In his post-race interview with race announcer, Chad Andrews, Luke Keough remarked, “We’ve had a pretty good season so far and after last night (2nd place finish at the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens), we wanted to come back strong. I think we showed that today. We knew it was going to be really wet and slick and we wanted to try and control it today. Everyone on the team rode a great race and I’m glad I was able to do my part and deliver a win for us.”
General Manager and Team Director, Mike Tamayo, added, “The boys were focused and motivated today. The weather was horrible and it was raining hard. It was impressive to watch them ride the front from the first lap to the finish. They worked hard for it, kept it safe, and delivered.”
The win in Roswell marks the sixth win of the season for the Pro Continental squad. The team will continue racing this week in the Southeastern United States for the balance of Speedweek A. The Blue Train will also head to the desert Southwest for the May 1-5 Tour of the Gila in New Mexico.
TEAM UNITEDHEALTHCARE ROSTER FOR 2013 ROSWELL CRITERIUM:
Hilton Clarke (AUS)
Carlos Alzate (COL)
Adrian Hegyvary (USA)
Karl Menzies (AUS)
Luke Keough (USA)
Brad White (USA)
Team Director, Mike Tamayo (USA)