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Verge Northampton International Day 2 Report, Results, Photos – Rochette 3rd, Martin 5th

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November 14, 2016 (Northampton, Massachusetts) – Day 2 of the Verge Northampton International saw a clean sweep from the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com squad with wins from siblings Curtis White and Emma White. Both the Elite Women and the Elite Men’s UCI Category 2 races featured exciting, fast, and tactical racing, with the men’s race coming down to a sprint finish.

Ellen Noble and Maghalie Rochette would do much of the pace making early on in the lead group  ©  Chris McIntosh
In the Elite Women’s race, Emma White put out a confident early effort leading for the first lap. “It was really, really tactical. I was in the front in the first lap and a half and I realized I was putting out a lot more energy than I probably should have. And I was worried that when Ellen (Noble) attacked that I felt like I had done a little bit more and burned a little bit more matches than she has so it was just about making that final match everything I had. It had to be one big acceleration. Right before we went into the woods that last time she  (Noble) had the lead and had a pretty good gap and I was with Maghalie (Rochette) and we were trying to bring her back and I just realized that I had to do it on my own.”

Elite Women's podium (l-r) Noble 2nd, White 1st, Rochette 3rd  ©  Chris McIntosh
White would finish six seconds ahead of Aspire Racing’s Ellen Noble, who recapped how the last half lap played out as she tried to chase down White. “I was drilling it and then I came into the kinda technical sections just before all these straights and she (Emma White) was closer than I anticipated and I could even see her through the 180’s. And by the time we got to here I felt like she was closer to me than I thought so I was like literally anything can happen on this sand stuff and if she had to put a foot down I wanted to be right there. And yeah I was a couple seconds off but anything could have happened.”

Rochette (Clif Pro Team) would follow in third place, after her win on Day 1 at Look Park in Northampton. “It was super technical and we were just kind of following each other I guess. And Emma (White) was really, really strong. For her it’s a good thing she won, she was definitely the strongest out there today. It was cool though, the technical section was super fun. It kind of split up on the last lap I guess, I was catching up to Ellen (Noble) who was second in the woods and then I face planted in the run up.”

Elite Men's podium (l-r) Powers 2nd, White 1st, McNicholas 3rd  ©  Chris McIntosh
The Elite Men’s race was full of one-on-one battles. Curtis White went back and forth with Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) for several laps. “Powers was going hard. There were probably three straight laps where he didn’t look back once, he knew what he was doing, he was on a mission. The best I could do was just try to hang on. We kind of went back and forth the last lap and half, two laps or so. There was some sections he was clearly better at, so on the last lap I tried to get in front and take control but every time he came back and was able to hit it hard. He led the last 500 meters probably or so and I thought he almost had me on the second to last straight away but I knew if I could win the corner I could hold it to the finish.”

Powers and White duked it out until the very end  ©  Chris McIntosh
The battle with Powers came down to the very final turn. Powers, who finished five seconds back, noted that “Right in the final, he just got around me. I thought he was going to over cook it in the last turn he was going so hot but I think that was his goal, like either I make this or I don’t and I crash or I win and so he won and that’s how you have to do it. I backed off a little bit because I thought for sure he was going down but that’s how it goes.”

Rounding out the podium, it came down to another sprint finish between Jeremy Durrin (Neon Velo Cycling) and Dylan McNicholas (Polartec). McNicholas took third place over Durrin in a head-to-head sprint to the line.

The Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series presented by Cycle-Smart heads outside of New England next weekend to Supercross Cup in Suffern, N.Y. on November 19th and 20th.


Elite Women
1. Emma White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com 0:44:57
2. Ellen Noble (USA) Aspire Racing 0:06
3. Maghalie Rochette (Can) LUNA Pro Team 0:20
4. Crystal Anthony (USA) maxxis-shimano pro cyclocross 0:30
5. Arley Kemmerer (USA) Fearless Femme Racing 0:38
6. Kathryn Cumming (USA) Jalapeno Cycling 2:30
7. Natasha Elliott (Can) Garneau – Easton Cycling 2:36
8. Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Van Dessel/Atom Composites/ISM 2:40
9. Julie Wright (USA) Team Averica 2:43
10. Regina Legge (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipcar 3:11
11. Daniele Arman (USA) Tenspeed Hero 3:24
12. Katherine Northcott (USA) West Hill Shop 3:28
13. Rebecca Gross (USA) Zero D Racing 3:44
14. Rachel Rubino (USA) Fearless Femme Racing 4:18
15. Julie Van Der Hoop (Can) MIT Cycling Team p/b Thoughtforms 4:26
17. Erin Faccone (USA) Team Averica 4:42
18. Clio Dinan (USA) KD Collective CX 4:52
19. Caitlin Szymkowicz (USA) Barks X Wreck Adventure Club 4:59
20. Jauron Vetter (USA) State 9 Racing p/b Vittoria 5:18
21. Joanne Grogan (USA) NEXT-BMB 5:27
22. Alana Heise (Can) HSC Garneau 5:29
23. Natalie Tapias (USA) JAM/NCC 5:39
24. Kathleen Wanat (USA) Bikes+Life 5:59
26. Natascha Piciga (Can) Giant Toronto/Liv pb Powerwatts 6:12
27. Paige Williams (USA) Ladies First Racing 6:39
28. Carol Jeane Seipp (USA) Foundry Cycles 6:49
29. Leslie Lupien (USA) Dartmouth College 7:12
30. Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) Woo Girl! 7:30
31. Jenyy Wojewoda (USA) HUP United 7:38
32. Stephanie Thompson (USA) 8:15
33. Taryn Mudge (USA) 8:19
34. Caitlin Dowd (USA) 9:04
35. Sara Melikian (USA) 0:10:48
36. Frances Morrison (USA) – 1 Lap
37 Lydia Hausle (USA)
38. Stephanie Makoujy (USA) – 2 Laps
DNF Rebecca Lewandowski (USA)

Elite Men
1. Curtis White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com 0:56:16
2. Jeremy Powers (USA) Aspire Racing 0:05
3. Dylan McNicholas (USA) Polartec 1:24
4. Jeremy Durrin (USA) Neon Velo Cycling Team 1:26
5. Jeremy Martin (Can) Focus CX Team Canada 1:47
6. Peter Goguen (USA) RACE CF 2:14
7. Cameron Beard (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com Devo 2:22
8. Andrew Juiliano (USA) VOLER/CLIF/HRS/ROCK LOBSTER 2:25
9. Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team 2:30
10. Derrick St John (Can) Van Dessel p/b Hyperthreads
11. Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart 3:24
12. Evan Murphy (USA) Hudson/Ludwig & Larsen Racing 3:33
13. Jordan Snyder (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling 3:36
14. Trent Blackburn (USA) NCC/JAM Fund 3:47
15. Marc-Andre Daigle (Can) Garneau Easton Cycling
16. Nicholas Lemke (USA) Kona/HiFi/Cycle-Smart 3:55
17. Michael Mihalik (USA) Jmac Cycling/Novacare 4:06
18. Jules Goguely (USA) Apex/NBX/Trek 4:19
19. Adam St. Germain (USA) Apex/NBX/Trek Pro Cycling 4:21
21. Michael Owens (USA) Hands-On Cycling p/b Giant 4:52
22. Nick Lando (USA) UVM Cycling 4:59
23. Matthew Clements (USA) Bike Doctor Frederick 5:19
24. Max Judelson (USA) Voler/Clif/HRS/Rock Lobster 5:26
25. John Eckert (USA) STAMPEDE! 5:31
26. Daniel Fitzgibbons (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipcar 5:32
27. Gerald Adasavage (USA) Hudson/Ludwig & Larsen Racing 5:34
28. Charles Berhtram (USA) B2C2/Boloco
29. Tim Willis (USA) King Kog 5:36
30. Kyle Murphy (USA) Hudson/Ludwig & Larsen Racing 5:37
31. Fred Prescott (USA) Dr. Naylor-Treadwelltraining Racing 5:44
32. Bradford Smith (USA) The Drifters 5:49
33. Zachary Curtis (USA) Bridgewater State University 5:52
34. Andrew Borden (USA) Squadra Flying Tigers 6:03
35. Chris Niesen (USA) NCC/JAM 6:06
36. Cameron Scott (USA) Barks + Wreck 6:07
37. Matt Mollo (USA) ECV | Essex County Velo 6:17
38. Case Butler (USA) NCC/JAM 6:27
39. Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) Trek Cyclocross Collective 6:36
40. Ted Willard (USA) 6:45
41. Colin Reuter (USA) crossresults.com 6:48
42. Michael Wissell (USA) B2C2/Boloco 6:53
43. Abe Goorskey (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team 7:02
44. Aaron Oakes (USA) Wenzel Coaching 7:12
45. David Kessler (USA) Rhode Island School of Design 7:15
46. Matthew Tyler (USA) KD Collective CX 7:21
47. Peter Bradshaw (USA) CrossResults.com 7:22
49. Gregg Griffo (USA) Park Ave Bike Shop 7:24
50. Olivier Vrambout (USA) Waffle Power 7:30
51. Andy Scott (USA) Riverside Racing 7:50
52. Andrew Frank (USA) 7:58
53. Preston Buehrer (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco 8:01
54. Kale Wenczel (USA) Joe’s Garage 8:48
55. Ian Schon (USA) B2C2/Boloco 8:55
56. Derrick Butler (USA) University of Pennsylvania 9:02
57. Matthew Sousa (USA) B2C2/Boloco 9:19
58. Anson Ross (USA) Southbridge bikes/cannondale 9:30
59. Andrew Nicholas (USA) RPI – 2 Laps
60 Tristan Manderfeld (USA) Army West Point Cycling Team
61. Spencer Perry (USA) RIT Cycling
62. Chris Goguen (USA) RACE CF | racecf.org
63. Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale Drapac
64. Ian Keough (USA) Keough CX
DNF Kailin Waterman (USA) Voler/Clif/HRS/Rocklobster
DNF Nicholas Keough (USA) Keough Cyclocross
DNF A.J. Moran (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipcar
DNF Matthew Erchull (USA) KD Collective CX
DNF Trevor Raab (USA)

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