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Canada’s Gunnar Holmgren Doubles up at Major Taylor Cross Cup

by pedalmag.com

December 05, 2016 (Indianapolis, Indiana) – Junior Canadian CX champion, Gunnar Holmgren (Garneau – Easton), earned back-to-back victories in the junior men’s race on both days at the UCI Major Taylor Cross Cup  During Saturday’s Day 1 competition, Holmgren beat out Lane Maher (Hands-On Cycling p/b Giant), with George Schulz (Van Dessel Factory Team) sprinting in for the final podium spot.

Gunnar Holmgren [P] Peter Kraiker file photo

Holmgren was not done yet and took the win again on Sunday’s very muddy and frozen course, taking a large lead halfway through the race. Maher again finished second, with fellow Canuck Brody Sanderson (Centurion Next Wave) finishing 3rd.

Result

Day 1

Junior Men – 5 laps
1. Gunnar Holmgren (Can) Garneau Easton 0:40:19
2. Lane Maher (USA) Hands-On Cycling p/b GIANT 0:13
3. George Schulz (USA) VAN DESSEL FACTORY TEAM 0:31
4. Caleb Swartz (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 0:46
5. Evan Clouse (USA) Hot Tubes Cycling Team 1:29
6. Brody Sanderson (Can) Centurion Next Wave 1:57
7. Nicholas Beirne (USA) Better Cycling/Papa Johns 4:13
8. Zachary Young (USA) BoltzStrong 6:05
9. Dylan Rockwood (USA) Lionhearts Junior Racing -1 lap
10. Owen Busch (USA) Lionhearts Junior Racing -2 laps

Day 2

Junior Men – 5 laps
1. Gunnar Holmgren (Can) Garneau Easton 0:43:19
2. Lane Maher (USA) Hands-On Cycling p/b GIANT 0:09
3. Brody Sanderson (Can) Centurion Next Wave 1:00
4. Evan Clouse (USA) Hot Tubes Cycling Team 1:25
5. George Schulz (USA) VAN DESSEL FACTORY TEAM 1:33
6. Caleb Swartz (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 1:49
7. Nicholas Beirne (USA) Better Cycling/Papa Johns 4:24
8. Zachary Young (USA) BoltzStrong 5:37
9. Owen Busch (USA) Lionhearts Junior Racing -2 laps
DNF Dylan Rockwood (USA) Lionhearts Junior Racing





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