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September 29/13 22:15 pm - Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester: Day 2


Posted by Editoress on 09/29/13
 

Anderson and Powers sweep the 15th Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester

Today marked the second and final day of the 15th annual Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester, the race nicknamed "The New England World Championships," due in large part to the serious contingent of world-class athletes who show up to race here. Hosts Essex County Velo and race promoter Paul Boudreau orchestrated a masterpiece for the opening weekend of the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge.

A stunning seaside backdrop, Stage Fort Park set the scene for almost a thousand racers in eleven categories of racing, who, along with their families and race fans from all over, enjoyed the racing on this expertly-designed, fast, dry course all day long. Throngs of fans gathered for the Elite races this afternoon, waiting to see who would take the series lead in the Elite men's, Elite women's, men's U23 and women's U23 categories.

 

Women

The strongest and the fastest Elite women appeared motivated for a win today. Right from the whistle, a group of the top racers formed: Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Racing), Crystal Anthony (Optum Racing p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), Gabby Durrin (Rapha-FOCUS), Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld), Courtenay McFadden (Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster), Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom), yesterday's winner Elle Anderson (California Giant - Specialized) and her teammate Meredith Miller.

Brimming with confidence after her win over a solid field yesterday, Anderson attacked the lead group repeatedly, eventually launching an attack only Wyman could follow. The chase group organized and mustered what they could to reel in the leaders. For laps, Wyman sat second wheel, controlling Anderson's subsequent attacks with the calm of an experienced racer; however, Anderson proved too much for Wyman to handle.

Anderson made her winning move within the final half lap, dropping Wyman for good to make a clean sweep of the weekend as Wyman rolled across in second. The chase group, meanwhile, shifted their focus from chasing to jockeying for that final podium spot. It was Meredith Miller around that last corner and onto the pavement first, securing the third podium step.

 

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Elle Anderson wins

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"I really love this race, so this is a very special win for me!" says New England born and bred Elle Anderson of her wins at Gloucester, which are now numbers two and three in a 3-win streak.

Men

The Elite men kicked up dust as a long, uninterrupted line of racers snaked through the course in the first lap. The front of the race began to organize, with Ben Berden and Jamey Driscoll of Raleigh-Clement, Tim Johnson and Ryan Trebon of Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld, Yannick Eckmann (California Giant-Specialized), and Stephen Hyde (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) forming a powerful train to leave the rest of the field in the dust.

The group never stayed comfortable, however; Johnson and Trebon made repeated valiant attacks, each looking like it could succeed. Johnson's attack with two to go gained him almost ten seconds on the other leaders, and the crowd roared for what seemed like a winning move. Powers cranked it into overdrive and led the chase, closing down Johnson's gap with an alacrity only Trebon could match. The rest of the leaders' group shattered and were left to fend for themselves as the three leaders crossed the line with one to go.

It was Powers who launched the next attack, Johnson on his wheel, Trebon losing some time on them. Johnson chased hard but was forced into the pit with a half lap remaining, leaving Powers to claim the victory. Trebon crossed the line second, Johnson third.

 

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Jeremy Powers wins

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"I've done a lot of racing here, and I have a lot of memories," said Powers of his double win at Gloucester. "I'm glad for the community and the support I find here. I'm just happy to be here at Gloucester!"

In the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge Elite points competition, our two-day winners Powers and Anderson wear the leaders' jerseys, while Antonneau and Eckmann wear the jerseys for U23 women and men.

The series continues next weekend at the Providence Cyclocross Festival, where New England's Holy Week of Cyclocross continues. Expect a strong showing of the nation's top racers once again, as battles continue in the Shimano series and in the USA Cycling Pro CX series.

 

Results

Elite Women
1 Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) 0:38:14
2 Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Racing) 0:38:20
3 Meredith Miller (Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) 0:38:35
4 Gabriella Durrin (Rapha-FOCUS) 0:38:37
5 Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:38:38
6 Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom) 0:38:39
7 Courtenay McFadden (Bicycle Blue Book-HRS-Rock Lobster) 0:38:41
8 Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com) 0:38:47
9 Nicole Duke (Marin-Spy) 0:38:53
10 Maghalie Rochette (Cyclocrossworld.com) 0:39:01
11 Amy Dombroski (Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team) 0:39:17
12 Arley Kemmerer (C3-Twenty20 Cycling) 0:39:33
13 Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) 0:40:03
14 Maureen Bruno Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) 0:40:05
15 Amanda Carey (Stan's NoTubes Elite) 0:40:12
16 Cassandra Maximenko (Rare Vos Racing) 0:40:15
17 Kathleen Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge) 0:40:21
18 Christina Birch (JAM Fund-NCC) 0:40:25
19 Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) 0:40:33
20 Natasha Elliott (Rare Vos Racing-Stevens) 0:40:34
21 Brittlee Bowman (House Industries-Richard Sachs-RGM) 0:40:51
22 Stacey Barbossa (NJ/NY Colavita Women) 0:40:59
23 Jamie Gilgen (Infinit Canada-Cyclepower) 0:41:12
24 Julie Hunter (BikeBeat-VaAssetGroup) 0:41:18
25 Lori Cooke (Cycle Lodge) 0:41:20
26 Carolina Gomez-villafane (Team Rambuski Law) 0:41:34
27 Victoria Gates (JAM Fund-NCC) 0:41:41
28 Rebecca Wellons (Seaside Cycle) 0:41:46
29 Jenny Ives (Verge Sport-Test Pilot) 0:41:50
30 Joanne Grogan (Cyclocrossracing.com) 0:41:55
31 Stephanie Wetzel (Paradise Racing) 0:41:56
32 Elizabeth White (UVM Cycling) 0:41:58
33 Melody Chase (Raleigh Bicycles-Gus' Bike Shop) 0:42:21
34 Frances Morrison (C3-Twenty20 Cycling) 0:42:31
35 Nina Baum (Stan's NoTubes Elite Women's MTB Team) 0:42:54
36 Molly Hurford (Colavita) 0:42:59
37 Jessica Duppler (Trek Portsmouth) 0:43:03
38 Nicole Pisani (Healthy Kids Happy Kids) 0:43:08
39 Kathryn Cumming (Team Yacht Club) 0:43:15
40 Jocelyn Mauldin (NEBC p/b CycleLoft) 0:43:44
41 Katrina Baumsteiger (Team Rambuski Law) 0:43:56
42 Vickie Monahan (Rare Vos Racing) 0:44:20
43 Avanell Schmitz (BikeBeat-VaAssetGroup) 0:44:37
44 Frederique Larose-Gingras (Opus OGC) 0:45:07
45 Katrina Niez (Central Wheel-GHCC) 0:45:18
46 Christine Fort (Pedalpowertraining.com) 0:45:20
47 Stephanie Thompson (WD Racing -NYC Velo) 0:46:07
48 Jordan Dubé (Cyclocrossworld.com) -1 lap
DNF Caroline Mani (Raleigh-Clement)
DNF Catherine Sterling (Bikeman.com)
DNF Elizabeth Lukowski (NYCross.com p/b VOmax)
DNF Melissa Lafleur (BONK! Support)
DNF Stacey Spencer (Phillips Brewing Company-Code Performance)
DNF Deirdre Smith (B2C2 p/b Boloco)
DNF Kathryn Roszko (BikeReg.com)
 
Elite Men
1 Jeremy Powers (Rapha-FOCUS) 1:01:18
2 Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) 1:01:22
3 Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) 1:01:25
4 Ben Berden (Raleigh-Clement) 1:01:35
5 Stephen Hyde (JAM Fund-NCC) 1:01:36
6 Yannick Eckmann (Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) 1:02:04
7 James Driscoll (Raleigh-Clement) 1:02:28
8 Troy Wells (Team Clif Bar) 1:02:40
9 Shawn Milne (Keough Cyclocross) 1:02:48
10 Tristan Schouten (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:03:01
11 Lukas Winterberg (Muller Landscape-BH Bikes) 1:03:02
12 Allen Krughoff (Raleigh-Clement) 1:03:22
13 Mike Garrigan (Van Dessel) 1:03:25
14 Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory Team) 1:03:28
15 Craig Richey (VOmax-SponsorConnected.com) 1:03:30
16 Anthony Clark (JAM Fund-NCC) 1:03:31
17 Jeremy Martin (Rocky Mountain Factory Team) 1:03:36
18 Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) 1:03:40
19 Leandre Bouchard (Cyclone d'Alma-Devinci) 1:03:41
20 Brendan Rhim (KMS-Start House Cycling Team) 1:03:42
21 Adam Myerson (Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis) 1:03:42
22 Christian Favata (TRT Bicycles p/b Stan's NoTubes) 1:03:45
23 Garrett McLeod (Team H&R Block) 1:04:00
24 Evan McNeely (Norco Factory Team) 1:04:03
25 Cameron Dodge (Team Skyline-Scott Bikes) 1:04:10
26 Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com-Joe's Garage) 1:04:29
27 Nicholas Keough (Keough Cyclocross) 1:04:42
28 Derrick St. John (Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery) 1:04:43
29 Thomas Sampson (Adigga Racing) 1:05:02
30 Manny Goguen (RACE CF) 1:05:08
31 Peter Glassford (Trek Canada) 1:05:19
32 Todd Bowden (Expowheelmen) 1:05:23
33 Michael van den Ham (Cycle-Smart) 1:05:31
34 Jesse Keough (Keough Cyclocross) 1:05:40
35 Adam St. Germain (ENGVT-Specialized) 1:05:43
36 Andrew l'Esperance (Norco Factory Team) 1:05:45
37 Robert Marion (American Classic Pro CX Team) 1:05:52
38 Sam O'Keefe (C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.) 1:05:54
39 Max Judelson (Giant Cycling World Boston) 1:06:09
40 Tyler Wren (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home) 1:06:30
41 Michael Wissell (CUPPOW-Geekhouse-B2C2) 1:06:33
42 Evan Huff (Crossresults.com) 1:06:40
43 Sean Pantellere (STAMPEDE! p/b Budd Bike Works) 1:06:41
44 Evan Murphy (NYC Velo p/b The Cannibal) 1:06:47
45 Daniel Chabanov (House Industries-Richard Sachs-RGM) 1:06:52
46 Matt Timmerman (Cannondale) 1:07:07
47 Aroussen Laflamme (XPREZO-Borsao) 1:07:15
48 Alexandre Vialle (Espresso Sport) 1:07:17
49 Sheldon Miller (Bikeman.com) 1:07:18
50 Aaron Oakes (NYCross-Vomax) 1:07:42
51 Christopher Hamlin (Bicycle Express-Kona Bikes) 1:07:57
52 Kurt Belhumeur (Stampede!) 1:08:02
53 Matthew Means (C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.) 1:08:08
54 Chris Field (Essex County Velo) 1:08:37
55 Conor O'Brien (Stevens Racing p/b the Cyclery) 1:09:08
56 Andrew Lysaght (CUPPOW-Geekhouse-B2C2) -1 lap
57 Adam Sullivan (Embrocation-Gaulzetti Cicli) -1 lap
58 John Burns (Burns Racing) -1 lap
59 Devin Wagner (NYCross.com p/b Vomax) -1 lap
60 Tyler Berliner (BikeReg.com-Joe's Garage) -1 lap
61 Jesse Quagliaroli (Expowheelmen) -2 laps
62 Cary Fridrich (Mad Alchemy-Verge Rider Cooperative) -2 laps
63 Ian Schon (CUPPOW-Geekhouse-B2C2) -2 laps
64 Jacob Harris (Createx-Benidorm) -2 laps
65 David Devine (Cannondale) -3 laps
66 Christopher Algar (Cape Cod Cycling Club) -3 laps
67 Timothy Durrin (NYCross) -4 laps
68 Andrew Loaiza (RMRC) -4 laps
69 Joseph Near (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) -4 laps
DNF Alistair Sponsel (Cumberland Transit Cycling)
DNF Zach McDonald (Rapha-FOCUS)
DNF Justin Lindine (Redline-NBX)
DNF Jeremy Durrin (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
DNF Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
DNF Edwin Bull (Van Dessel Factory Team)
DNF Luke Keough (Keough Cyclocross)
DNF Colin Reuter (crossresults.com)
DNF Sylvain Jean (Icebreaker Merino)
DNF Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Trek Cyclocross Collective)

 


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