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NBX Gran Prix of ‘Cross Warwick Day 2 Report, Results, Photos – West 6th

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Emma White and Ruby West hug at the finish  ©  Chris McIntosh
December 05, 2016 (Warwick, R.I.) – Day 2 of NBX Gran Prix of ‘Cross, the final day of competition in the Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series, finished in similar fashion to Day 1. The UCI Category 2 (C2) race would be dominated by a pair of victories by siblings Emma and Curtis White of Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com. The two would also win the overall season titles of the Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series presented by Cycle-Smart, the only UCI race series in the U.S.

Emma White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) powered away from the field early  ©  Chris McIntosh
Emma would waste no time hitting the gas early and often on lap one of the Elite Women’s race. She would pull away and solidify a comfortable gap, leaving Melinda McCutcheon (DNA-Cotton Sox) and Cassie Maximenko (Van Dessel/Atom Composites/ISM) to chase. White would finish at cruising speed, 36 seconds over second place McCutcheon, a far more decisive victory than on Saturday at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick.
Emma White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) on the hunt for her third Vittoria Series win of the season  ©  Chris McIntosh
White, after taking her third Vittoria Series win of the season said, “this is definitely a little bit of a training weekend, knowing there’s another C1 down in Oklahoma (Ruts N’ Guts), and I head to Europe on Tuesday. So this is the last big intense weekend before some racing over there. I had nothing to lose today. I went hard until the end. It was a little bit smoother today, there were some roots in the back. I took those a little bit easy, but for the most part there were a lot of power sections, so I took advantage of those.”
Cassie Maximenko (Van Dessel/Atom Composites/ISM) on her way to a podium performance  ©  Chris McIntosh
Maximenko, who was seventh on Day 1, had an incredible come-back performance after suffering multiple severe injuries early in the season. “I got my head in the right place today and it’s been a really rough season with having two big injuries right at the start of the season. And then, you know, you come into the season and everyone’s already been racing hard and you’ve been on the trainer for six weeks and, you know, you just don’t have that racing mentality. So today it clicked, finally. It was like, ok, I’m back! And my head was in the game the whole time.”
Elite Women's Vittoria Series overall winner, Emma White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)  ©  Chris McIntosh
Maximenko would round out the podium for third, just seven seconds down on McCutcheon. It was the second day in a row for McCutcheon to finish behind White for second place.
Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) on his way to another Vittoria Series win  ©  Chris McIntosh
Curtis White would take a slightly more conservative approach than his sister. He would face a tactical battle with Jack Kisseberth (JAM/NCC), who would ultimately finish second, 18 seconds behind White, and Peter Goguen (RaceCF), who would finish third.
Elite Men's Vittoria Series overall podium, Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) and Jack Kisseberth (JAM/NCC)  ©  Chris McIntosh
White would take his time in asserting his gap over Kisseberth. He said he began to pull away “a couple times up at the side hill and the lead in to the sand pit. It was a longer concerted effort, it was probably a lap long effort. There are a couple spots where I felt like he was slipping a little bit but then a lot of places he was strong so I just needed to stretch the gap out slowly and that’s just how it worked out in the end. I don’t think the gap was more than like 15 seconds at any point so he was really there for the whole time.”
Peter Goguen (RaceCF) after a hard fought third place finish on day 2  ©  Chris McIntosh
Goguen, who led the race in the early laps on Saturday, changed his approach on Day 2 in Warwick. “I was trying to kind of conserve more energy today. Curtis (White) talked to me yesterday and today, and told me to try to stay calm. He said, you know, just ride third, fourth wheel, follow, and be able to conserve energy and use that later in the race. And so I followed them as much as I could. I think today started faster, so I was happy to not be the one setting the pace and be able to sit behind and follow.”
Justin Lindine (Apex/NBX/Trek) would finish 6th after a massive effort chasing down the leaders  ©  Chris McIntosh
Jeremy Durrin (Neon Velo Cycling Team) would get caught in an unfortunate crash immediately after the start and would not finish. He was second overall on Saturday.
Jack Kisseberth (JAM/NCC) had an outstanding weekend with double podiums in Warwick  ©  Chris McIntosh
Following the exciting day of racing with more than 1,000 racers participating, Vittoria Series winners stood atop their well-deserved podiums for a final awards ceremony. Top racers were applauded in 15 categories, ranging from cub juniors to masters.
Elite Women – 5 laps
1. Emma White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com     0:44:30
2. Melinda McCutcheon (USA) DNA-Cotton Sox     0:45:06
3. Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Van Dessel/Atom Composites/ISM     0:45:13
4. Julie Wright (USA) Team Averica     0:45:35
5. Arley Kemmerer (USA) Fearless Femme Racing     0:45:44
6. Laura Van Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers p/b   Van Dessel  0:45:58
7. Ruby West (Can) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com     0:46:02
8. Kate Northcott (USA) West Hill Shop     0:46:06
9. Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) Joes Garage CX / BikeReg     0:46:34
10. Turner Ramsay (USA) KMS Cycling – Killington Mountain     0:46:47
11. Brittlee Bowman (USA) HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN     0:46:54
12. Rachel Rubino (USA) Fearless Femme Racing     0:46:57
13. Regina Legge (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca     0:47:31
14. Andrea Cox (USA) Riverside Racing     0:47:42
15. Erin Faccone (USA) Team Averica     0:47:43
16. Kathryn Cumming (USA) Jalapeno Cycling     0:48:00
17. Elizabeth White (USA) HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN     0:48:05
18. Natalie Tapias (USA) JAM / NCC     0:48:13
19. Julie Van Der Hoop (USA) MIT Cycling Team p/b Thoughtforms     0:48:29
20. Taylor Kuyk-White (USA) Laser Cats Feline All Stars     0:48:38
21. Rebecca Lewandowski (USA) Rare Disease Cycling / Keswick     0:48:39
22. Joanne Grogan (USA) NEXT-BMB     0:48:43
23. Rhys May (USA) JAM / NCC     0:48:57
24. Leslie Lupien (USA) Dartmouth College     0:49:04
25. Kathleen Wanat (USA) Bikes+Life     0:49:24
26. Paige Williams (USA) ladies first racing     0:49:40
27. Emily Molden (USA) Nantucket Velo     0:49:55
28. Bryna Blanchard (USA) NAV     0:50:07
29. Jenny Wojewoda (USA) HUP United     0:50:19
30. Taryn Mudge (USA) Fearless Femme Racing     0:51:42
31. Alixanna Norris (USA) Cowbell Racing p/b World Bicycle Relief     0:52:19
32. Julie Tracy (USA) IMSHI CYCLES     0:52:43
33. Sara Melikian (USA) pedalpowertraining.com     0:54:01
DNF Clio Dinan (USA) KUDU Collective CX
DNF Sophie Russenberger (USA) Bard CollegeElite Men – 8 laps
Elite Men
1. Curtis White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld     1:01:26
2. Jack Kisseberth (USA) JAM / NCC     1:01:44
3. Peter Goguen (USA) RACE CF     1:02:45
4. Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team     1:03:09
5. Dylan McNicholas (USA) POLARTEC
6. Justin Lindine (USA) Apex / NBX / Trek     1:03:17
7. Matt Timmerman (USA) Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld     1:04:20
8. Brendan McCormack (USA) CCB Racing     1:04:42
9. Alec Donahue (USA) JAM / NCC     1:04:57
10. Jordan Snyder (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling     1:05:07
11. Samuel Okeefe (USA) HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN     1:05:23
12. Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart     1:05:34
13. Jules Goguely (USA) Apex / NBX / Trek     1:05:40
14. Tim Willis (USA) KING KOG     1:05:45
15. Michael Mihalik (USA) Jmac Cycling/Novacare     1:05:48
16. Andy Scott (USA) Riverside Racing     1:05:52
17. Patrick Collins (USA) Minuteman Road Club     1:06:00
18. Case Butler (USA) NCC/JAM     1:06:10
19. Andrew Borden (USA) Squadra Flying Tigers     1:06:40
20. David Kessler (USA) Rhode Island School of Design     1:06:55
21. Adam St. Germain (USA) Apex / NBX / Trek Pro Cycling     1:07:13
22. Matthew Sousa (USA) B2C2/Boloco     1:07:21
23. Trent Blackburn (USA) NCC / JAM Fund     1:07:24
24. Michael Landry (USA) Voler/Clif/HRS/Rock Lobster
25. Kale Wenczel (USA) Joes Garage     1:07:29
26. Kevin Bouchard-Hall (USA)     1:07:32
27. Zachary Curtis (USA) Bridgewater State University
28. Matthew Tyler (USA) KUDU Collective CX     1:07:42
29. Matthew Mollo (USA) ECV | Essex County Velo     1:07:49
30. Brad Smith (USA) The Drifters     1:08:17
31. Fred Prescott (USA) Dr. Naylor-Treadwelltraining Ra     1:08:44
32. Colin Reuter (USA) crossresults.com     1:09:01
33. Evan Huff (USA) BikeReg     1:09:17
34. Anson Ross (USA) Southbridge bikes/cannondale     1:09:27
35. Michael Owens (USA) Hands-On Cycling p/b Giant     1:10:19
36. Kyle Murphy (USA) Hudson/Ludwig & Larsen Racing     1:10:27
37. Aaron Oakes (USA) Wenzel Coaching @2Lap
38. Tristan Manderfeld (USA) Army West Point Cycling Team
39. Charles Berhtram (USA) B2C2 / Boloco
40. Abe Goorskey (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team
41. Eric Carlson (USA) Team Edge @3Lap
42. Daniel Fitzgibbons (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipcar
43. Spencer Perry (USA) RIT Cycling
44. Sam Dries (USA) No. 22 CX TEAM
45. Nick Lando (USA) UVM Cycling @5Lap
DNF Mark McConnell (Can) Hot Sauce Cycling x Garneau
DNF Gerald Adasavage (USA) Hudson/Ludwig & Larsen Racing
DNF Jeremy Durrin (USA) Neon Velo Cycling Team
DNF Evan Murphy (USA) Hudson/Ludwig & Larsen Racing

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