The Bucks County Classic crown went to a kiwi Saturday but the overall tour crown went to an Aussie.
Patrick Bevin, of New Zealand, won the inaugural Thompson Bucks County Classic, racing for Bissell Pro Cycling. Bevin finished the strenuous 103-mile course in 4 hours, 12 minutes, 31.4 seconds.
But the race through the rolling hills of beautiful Bucks also capped the 2012 UCI America Tour, a series of races held from Canada to Argentina.
Maximiliano Richeze (Team Nippo) led the individual standings heading into the Bucks County race with 166 points, reported VeloNews. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) was in second with 158.8 points, and 2011 America Tour champion Miguel Ubeto (Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela) was third with 150 points.
On Saturday, Sutherland rode away with the tour crown.
The race began in New Hope, then headed toward Carversville for six laps on a 14.6-mile loop through rolling countryside. The loop took cyclists through Solebury, Buckingham, Plumstead and Bedminster, before shooting them toward the finish in downtown Doylestown.
The weekend's racing action continues Sunday with the ninth-annual Thompson Doylestown Criterium. The 50-mile sprint on a 1.4-mile loop around downtown Doylestown begins at 1 p.m.