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Gran Prix of Gloucester Day 2 Report, Results – Elliott 11th, Gagne 14th

by pedalmag.com

September 27, 2015 (Gloucester, MA) – Racers battled by the sea on a very dusty second day of racing at the Craft Sportswear Gran Prix of Gloucester, where a fast course carved through challenging terrain. The race today at Gloucester was the second day of the Verge New England Cyclocross Series, so fierce competitions unfolded in fifteen race categories. Racers from the smallest cub junior to the fastest pro racers vied for Series points on one of the toughest courses at Gloucester to date, the sandy corners filled with loose sections and tire-shredding gravel. Success on today’s course demanded powerful racing combined with deft technique.

Compton wins  ©  Meg McMahon

The women shot off the line at a blistering pace, kicking up a plume of dust as they hit the sandy course. Cassandra Maximenko (Van Dessel/ISM/PowerBar/ChallengeTi) took the hole shot, Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Racing) on her wheel. A bobble by Maximenko let Jena Greaser (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria), Courtenay McFadden, Ellen Noble (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria), and Caroline Mani (Raleigh/Clement) make a pass and form a gap. Wyman and Katie Compton (Trek Factory Racing) charged, connecting with the leaders only to overtake them.

Mani went along as Anthony bridged to what remained of the chase, joining Greaser and McFadden in their work. Compton went on the attack, easily making a powerful leap away from Mani and Wyman. Wyman suffered a flat, opening the door for Crystal Anthony (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo), who was steadily closing in on the leaders, to climb into third spot, and McFadden to nab fourth.

Wyman tried to undo her misfortune as Compton’s lead continued to grow, but there wasn’t enough time left in the race. Compton won by a solid margin, Mani crossing second, and Anthony third. Wyman beat McFadden in a sprint that displayed her impressive power. Ellen Noble’s race didn’t go quite as well as yesterday’s, but she did solidify her lead in the U23 Series competition. Mani edged out Compton for the overall Series lead by a mere five points, although Compton does hold onto the new 35+ Elite Women’s lead.

Men’s Race

The men hit the course next, Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing), Curtis White and Stephen Hyde (both of Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) breaking away from the stampeding field in the early laps. Ryan Trebon, the tall teammate of Hyde and White, led the chase in the hopes of joining his team up the track.

Powers again  ©  Meg McMahon

The Cannondale trio had tried yesterday to isolate Powers and trade attacks to wear the National Champion down; however, their plan was foiled by a series of unfortunate flats. Today, they hoped to redeem themselves with a win. Trebon made contact with the leaders, Danny Summerhill (Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross Team) in tow, and the team commenced their attacks. First White, then Trebon launched bold attacks, but Powers brought them all back in turn.

As Powers hit the gas, Trebon and then Hyde found themselves with punctures. Powers made his move, and it stuck. White held onto second and Hyde third in a duplicate podium as what we saw yesterday. Powers retains the Series overall lead, while White maintains the U23 jersey.

The Verge New England Cyclo-cross Series moves next to the Cycle-Smart International in Northampton, Massachusetts on November 7th and 8th. The battles for the Series lead culminate in Warwick, Rhode Island at the NBX Gran Prix of Cyclocross on December 5th and the Series finale December 6th. Follow the Series on Twitter for updates and more at @VergeNECXS or visit us online here.


Pro Women

1. Katie  Compton (Trek Factory Racing) 0:43:43
2. Caroline  Mani (Raleigh / Clement) 0:44:10
3. Crystal  Anthony (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo) 0:44:33
4. Helen  Wyman (Kona Factory Racing) 0:45:01
5. Courtenay  Mcfadden () 0:45:03
6. Ellen  Noble (JAM/NCC/Vittoria) 0:45:14
7. Arley  Kemmerer (Level Eleven Racing p/b PB2) 0:45:22
8. Rebecca  Fahringer (Amy D Racing) 0:45:25
9. Jena  Greaser () 0:45:34
10. Kathryn  Cumming (Cyclocross Magazine Racing) 0:45:51
11. Natasha  Elliott (Red Truck Garneau p/b Easton Cyclin) 0:46:03
12. Amanda  Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo) 0:46:10
13. Beth  Ann orton (Kona) 0:46:12
14. Gabby  Durrin (Neon Velo Cycling Team) 0:46:16
15. Ally  Stacher (Stan’s NoTubes Elite CX) 0:46:30
16. Kathleen  Lysakowski (Joe’s Garage CX p/b BikeReg) 0:46:30
17. Nicole  Duke (SRAM) 0:46:31
18. Emily  Kachorek (Squid) 0:46:47
19. Erica  Zaveta (Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross Team) 0:46:49
20. Brittlee  Bowman (HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN) 0:47:24
21. Amira  Mellor (Oldfield/Paul Milnes Cycles) 0:47:34
22. Jessica  Cutler (Jamis Pro Cyclocross) 0:47:42
23. Julie  Wright (Team Averica) 0:47:59
24. Hannah  Payton (Team Kinesis UK) 0:48:02
25. Meghan  Korol (Team Handmade) 0:48:13
26. Melody  Gray (Colonial Bicycle) 0:48:46
27. Joanne  Grogan (NEXT-BMB) 0:49:02
28. Jenny  Ives (Verge Test Pilot/Jamis) 0:49:13
29. Ellen  Sherrill (Rock Lobster Cyclocross) 0:49:18
30. Erin  Faccone (Team Averica) 0:49:23
31. Ingrid  Lovitt (Hellgate Cyclery) 0:49:40
32. Jennifer  Malik (Granville Brewing – Stanridge CX Te) 0:49:44
33. Catherine  Sterling (Bikeman.com) 0:49:45
34. Heidi  Wood (333fab CX Factory Team) 0:49:45
35. Roni  Vetter (State 9 Racing p/b Vittoria) 0:49:48
36. Leslie  Timm (ladies first racing) 0:50:13
37. Siobhan  Kelly (To Wheels/Epic Sports Performance) 0:50:19
38. Melissa  Seib (Barker Mountain Bikes) 0:50:19
39. Vickie  Monahan (Team ERRACE p/b DSO Manufacturing) 0:50:21
40. Natasja  Brooijmans (GREEN LINE VELO Driven by ZipCar) 0:50:41
41. Melissa  Lafleur (Royal Mills p/b Graphic Innovations) 0:50:46
42. Elizabeth  White (HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN) 0:50:47
43. Anna  Dingman (TRT Bicycles) 0:50:49
44. Jessica  Duppler (Colonial Bicycle Company) 0:50:52
45. Emily  Reynolds (ladies first racing) 0:51:15
46. Kelly  Chang (Voler/HRS/Clif Bar/Rock Lobster) 1L
47. Paula  Burks (Peachtree Bikes) 1L
48. Kate  Kirkpatrick (SEAVS/Haymarket) 1L
49. Christin  Reuter (crossresults.com) 1L
50. Stacey  Barbossa (MidAtlantic Colavita Women’s Team) -2L
51. Michele  Smith (Hup United) -2L
52. Jordan  Dubé (Craft Factory Racing) -2L
53. Hannah  Rossi (B2C2 p/b Boloco) -2L
54. Emily  Smith (Kelpius Cycling) -3L
55. Stacy  Beneke (Team Dahanger) -3L
DNF  Nikki  Thiemann (Rare Disease Cycling) DNF
DNF  Cassandra  Maximenko (Van Dessel/ISM/PowerBar/ChallengeTi)

Pro Men

1. Jeremy  Powers (Aspire Racing) 1:04:45
2. Curtis  White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) 1:04:56
3. Stephen  Hyde (Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.com) 1:04:59
4. Ryan  Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) 1:05:21
5. Jamey  Driscoll (Raleigh / Clement) 1:05:30
6. Cameron  Dodge (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strate) 1:05:36
7. Daniel  Summerhill (Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross team) 1:05:55
8. Lukas  Winterberg (DirtySox) 1:06:01
9. Ben  Berden (Wcup-Stoemper) 1:06:10
10. Anthony  Clark (Squid Bikes) 1:06:10
11. Kerry  Werner (Raliegh Clement) 1:06:51
12. Justin  Lindine (Apex / NBX / Trek) 1:07:08
13. Travis  Livermon (Mock Orange Bikes Pro CX Team p/b V) 1:07:38
14. Raphael  Gagne (Red Truck – Garneau p/b Easton Cycl)
15. Tobin  Ortenblad (California Giant Berry Farms-Specia) 1:07:59
16. Ben  Frederick (beyondCX) 1:08:08
17. Jack  Kisseberth (JAM/NCC/Vittoria) 1:08:21
18. Evan  Mcneely (Norco Factory Team) 1:08:29
19. Robert  Marion (American Classic Pro CX Team) 1:08:31
20. Jeremy  Martin (Louis Garneau) 1:08:33
21. Derrick  St john (Silber Pro Cycling) 1:09:06
22. Michael  Van den ham (Red Truck — Garneau p/b Easton Cyc) 1:09:21
23. Lance  Haidet (Raliegh Clement) 1:09:25
24. Mark  Mcconnell (Hot Sauce Cycling Club) 1:09:34
25. Cody  Kaiser (LangeTwins / Specialized) 1:09:48
26. Marc-andre  Daigle (Garneau-Quebec) 1:09:56
27. Michael  Garrigan (Van Dessel/ Shimano/ Velocolour) 1:10:23
28. Samuel  O’keefe (HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN) 1:10:28
29. Alex  Ryan (Champion System/Cannondale) 1:10:58
30. Adam  Myerson (Cycle-Smart) 1:11:33
31. Spencer  Downing (unattached) 1:12:17
32. Daniel  Chabanov (HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN) 1:12:34
33. Gavin  Haley (Giant Factory Cyclocross Team) -2L
34. Garry  Millburn (Trek SRAM Champion System) -2L
35. Merwin  Davis (pathfinder of wv) -3L
36. Walton  Brush (Irt pro cycling) -3L
37. Chris  Field (Essex County Velo) -3L
38. Jeremy  Russell (Portland Titanium) -3L
39. Charles  Berhtram (Team Cuppow) -3L
40. Scott  Smith (JAM/NCC/Vittoria) -3L
41. Michael  Wissell (B2C2/Boloco) -4L
42. Matthew  Sousa (Cuppow/Geekhouse/B2C2) -4L
43. Matt  Surch (Tekne Cycle Club) -4L
44. Edouard  Tougas (ACQUISIO) -4L
45. Benjamin  Grenier (Rancourt & Co. Cycling) -4L
46. Greg  Whitney (Arrow Racing) -4L
47. Preston  Buehrer (B2C2 p/b Boloco) -4L
48. Brad  Smith (The Drifters) -4L
49. Keith  Garrison (KING KOG) -4L
50. Jean-philippe  Thibault-roberge (Trek Cyclocross Collective) -4L
51. Dylan  Mcnicholas (POLARTEC) -4L
52. Ford  Murphy (Joe’s Garage CX p/b BikeReg) -4L
53. Abe  Goorskey (American Classic Pro CX Team) -4L
54. Brian  Hughes (Fast Splits Multisport) -4L
55. Andrew  Lysaght (CUPPOW p/b B2C2) -4L
56. Ian  Schon (Cuppow/Geekhouse/B2C2) -4L
57. Jim  Wood (333fab CX Factory Team) -5L
58. Nicolas  Catlin (Sherpa) -5L
59. Adam  Sullivan (Grinta! p/b Best Buddies Challenge) -5L
60. Peter  Bradshaw (CrossResults.com) -5L
61. John  Kniesly (KING KOG) -5L
62. Peter  Macleod (BARFLY) -5L
63. Nicholas  Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocro) -5L
64. Trever  Kingsbury (BOO Bicycles) -5L
65. Kurt  Belhumeur () -5L
66. David  Devine (unattached) -5L
67. Benjamin  Coleman (Pro Tested Gear) -6L
68. Jesse  Keough (Foundation Cycling NYC) -6L
69. Donald  Snoop jr (Craft Factory Racing) -6L
70. Daniel  Hadley (Semi Tough Cycling Club) -6L
71. Alan  Adams (The Cycling House) -7L
72. Andrew  Reimann (Cyclocross Magazine Racing) -7L
DNF  Daniel  Timmerman (Stan’s NoTubes Elite CX) DNF
DNF Peter Goguen (RACE CF)
DNF Colin Reuter (crossresults.com)
DNF Hugo Robinson (Neon Velo Cycling Team)
DNF Cory Small (CCB Racing)
DNF Samuel Lear (C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.)
DNF Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
DNF Luke Keough (Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross Team)
DNF Christian Favata (TRT BICYCLES)

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