HealthNET presented by Maxxis rider Chris Wherry won the Wachovia USPRO Championship on the streets of Philadelphia today. He held off second and third place finishers Danny Pate of Jelly Belly-Pool Gel and Chris Horner of Saunier Duval-Prodir on whom he had gotten a short lead the last time they went up Lemon Hill. Defending U.S. Road Champion Fred Rodriguez lead the field home 44 seconds later, good for fourth place.
This is the second time in the 21-year history of the USPRO Championship in Philadelphia that Americans finished 1-2-3 in the race. This is the first time that a single team, HealthNet Presented by Maxxis has swept all three events in the Wachovia Cycling Series.
Look for more about the experience of being at the race in Philadelphia later.
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