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September 29/12 16:36 pm - Gran Prix of Gloucester Report and Results

Posted by Editoress on 09/29/12

The first day of the Gran Prix of Gloucester in Gloucester, MA drew top-tier racers from all over the world, lured by today's UCI Category 1 race on the opening day of the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series. World-class competitors are drawn to New England for the Holy Week of Cyclocross, featuring two of North America's best races, both including UCI Category 1 races: the Gran Prix of Gloucester and the Providence Cyclocross Festival, only about 70 miles and one week apart.

Racers at the first day of the 2012 Gran Prix of Gloucester faced the course's trademark off-camber hillside spirals, but with the added challenge of slick mud and deep ruts formed by the wheels of racers in the sold-out races earlier in the day. A long, steep run-up from the beach to the top level of the course sent the riders into thick, tire-gripping mud and challenging turns best suited to the technically proficient racers.

Women  Results
The women's race got underway under cloudy skies along the ocean's edge as Great Britain National Cyclocross Champion Helen Wyman, on a stateside winning streak, lined up front and center, with fellow British racer Gabby Day right alongside her. Wyman, in her trademark style, opened a gap early on, with a group of Day, Meredith Miller (Cal Giant/Specialized), hometown sweetheart Crystal Anthony (, and Andrea Smith (LadiesFirst) working together to chase Wyman down. Wyman's gap was strong, however, and she maintained a solid lead until Day launched a flaming attack mid-race. Miller and Anthony, meanwhile, broke away from the field in a race for the final podium spot. Day's amazing move got her within sight of Wyman, but was not enough to take the win away, and Miller eventually dropped her hammer on Anthony, a newcomer to the front of the Elite race, and took the third podium spot. This surely won't be the last we hear from Anthony, however, who appears to be only improving this season.

Elite Men
Next up, the Elite men took to the start grid and launched their first race of the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series. The fight at the front of the race pitted the giants of North American cyclocross, including two New Englanders, Tim Johnson (Cyclocrossworld/Cannondale) and Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) along with Oregonian Ryan Trebon (Cyclocrossworld/Cannondale) against top European talent, including Frenchman Nicolas Bazin, British National Cyclocross Champion Ian Field, and Belgian Ben Berden. Although Powers started the race a ways back due to a missed pedal at the start, he eventually worked his way up to make a group of six leaders. It was apparent that crowd favorite Johnson was on top of his form and wanted the win as he led the group around the off-cambers and over the barriers. With the help of teammate Trebon and US Cyclocross Champion Powers, Johnson broke from the Europeans, creating a gap that would endure for the remainder of the race. Trebon first moved into the lead, and Powers followed, gapping Johnson. Berden looked strong, threatening to edge his way up to challenge Johnson for the last podium spot, but Johnson's excellent form and smooth riding held Berden off. Powers rode away from Trebon to win it, with Johnson not far behind for third.

GP Gloucester not only kicks off the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series, it also launches New England's Holy Week of Cyclocross, the biggest week of cyclocross racing in the US. Next weekend, October 6 & 7, the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series heads to the 2005 and 2006 U.S. National Cyclocross Championships venue for the Providence Cyclocross Festival. With the first day of the Providence Cyclocross Festival also ranked as a UCI Category 1 race, Gloucester and Providence offer two Category 1 races within 75 miles of each other in one week.

Morning results


Results from the Elite Men's race at the Gran Prix of Gloucester in Massachusetts, USA

Elite/U23 Men, 60 min
1 Jeremy Powers (USA) RAPHA-FOCUS 1:00:13
2 Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b 1:00:29
3 Timothy Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b 1:00:35
4 Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh / Clement 1:00:52
5 Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles - Specialized 1:00:59
6 James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale p/b 1:01:23
7 Zach McDonald * (USA) Rapha - Focus 1:01:50
8 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Team AUBER 93 1:02:07
9 Brian Matter (USA) Gear Grinder / Clif Bar 1:02:12
10 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:02:13
11 Dylan Mcnicholas (USA) 1:02:20
12 Tristan Schouten (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:02:41
13 Christopher Jones (USA) Rapha - Focus 1:03:06
14 Yannick Eckmann * (USA) Cal Giant/Specialized 1:03:12
15 Dan Timmerman (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS 1:03:15
16 Evan McNeely * (Can) Specialized Canada 1:03:26
17 Anthony Clark (USA) JAM Fund / NCC / Vittoria 1:03:28
18 Bradley White (USA) Moms in Tow Cyclocross 1:03:50
19 Travis Livermon (USA) Mock Orange Bikes 1:03:56
20 Justin Lindine (USA) Redline 1:03:59
21 Jeremy Durrin (USA) JAM Fund / NCC 1:04:07
22 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona 1:04:11
23 Craig Richey (Can) 1:04:13
24 Christian Favata (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS 1:04:16
25 Emmanuel Goguen * (USA) C.F. Racing p/b Trek Portsmouth 1:04:34
26 Daniel Chabanov (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS 1:05:08
27 Nicholas Keough (USA) 1:05:21
28 Adam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop/Mountain Khakis 1:05:47
29 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona/Team S&M 1:05:51
30 Jeffrey Bahnson * (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team 1:06:21
31 Thomas Sampson (USA) JAM Fund / NCC / Vittoria 1:06:26
32 Andrew L'Esperance * (Can) Norco Factory Team 1:06:26
33 Joel Desgreniers (Can) Ride With Rendall 1:06:26
34 Mike Garrigan (Can) stagerace 1:06:28
35 Sheldon Miller (USA) 1:06:30
36 Adam St Germain (USA) NBX / Narragansett Beer / Circle A Cycles 1:06:37
37 Marc-Andre Daigle (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 1:06:38
38 Michael Broderick (USA) Team KENDA-Seven-NoTubes 1:06:58
40 Jesse Keough * (USA) -1 Lap
41 Troy Wells (USA) Team CLIF BAR -1 Lap
42 Garrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R BLOCK -1 Lap
43 Joshua Thornton (USA) St. Pete Bike and Fitness -1 Lap
44 Jonathan Schottler (USA) Cannondale -1 Lap
45 Synjen Marrocco * (USA) -1 Lap
46 Joachim Parbo (Den) Challenge Tires -1 Lap
47 Luke DeMoe (USA) Evviva/Stoemper -1 Lap
48 Mark McCormack (USA) Clif Bar/Pactimo -1 Lap
49 Patrick Chartrand * (Can) Les Yables / Rocky Mountain -1 Lap
50 Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) Trek-Bontrager -1 Lap
51 Benjamin Padilla (USA) Unattached -2 Laps
52 Felix Wilberg * (Can) Unattached -2 Laps
53 Sylvain Jean (Can) Unattached -2 Laps
54 Jonathan Hamblen (USA) Mock Orange Cyclocross -2 Laps
55 Geoffrey Bouchard (USA) nbx bikes/narragansett beer PB : APEX TECH -2 Laps
56 John Herrick (USA) University of Vermont -2 Laps
57 Evan Huff (USA) / Joe's Garage -2 Laps
58 John Burns (USA) Burns Racing -2 Laps
59 Charles Schubert (USA) Bikes Not Bombs / Circle A Cycles -2 Laps
60 Maksym Shepitko (USA) Hudson Furniture Racing Team -2 Laps
61 Jeffrey Elie (USA) Riverside Racing -2 Laps
62 Matteo Dal-Cin * (Can) Ride With Rendall -2 Laps
63 Johannes Huseby (USA) Cannondale -2 Laps
64 Thierry Laliberte (Can) Xprezo - Borsao -2 Laps
65 Alex Cox (USA) CCB Racing -3 Laps
66 Pierre-Olivier Boily (Can) Siboire -3 Laps
67 Colin Reuter (USA) -3 Laps
68 Adam Sullivan (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal -3 Laps
69 Ian Schon (USA) B2C2 -3 Laps
70 Donny Green (USA) Cycle-Smart Inc. -3 Laps
71 Timothy Durrin (USA) NYCROSS -3 Laps
72 Cary Fridrich (USA) Mad Alchemy / Verge Rider Cooperative -3 Laps
73 Evan Murphy (USA) NYC Velo -3 Laps
74 Noah Tautfest (USA) Bicycle ExpressKona Bikes -3 Laps
75 Eric Lundgren (USA) JBV Coaching -3 Laps
76 Matthew Green (USA) Radical Enterprises -3 Laps
77 Kiernan Orange * (Can) Ride with Rendall -4 Laps
78 Donald Snoop Jr (USA) Essex County Velo -4 Laps
79 Andrew Lysaght (USA) MIT Cycling p/b FXDD -4 Laps
80 Michael Garrett (USA) MIT-FXDD -4 Laps
81 Michael Wissell (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco -4 Laps
82 Gordon Daniell (USA) CRCA/W+D Racing -5 Laps
83 Alex Grabau (USA) Spin Arts Cycling -5 Laps
DNF Joshua Lehmann (USA) Sunapee Racing Team
DNF Graham Garber (USA) Central Wheel
DNF Conor O'Brien (Can) Stevens Racing P/B the Cyclery
DNF Derrick St John (Can) Stevens p/b The Cyclery
DNF Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro Team
DNF Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Team AUBER 93
DNS Luke Keough (USA) Team Mountain Khakis/SmartStop
DNS Matthew Means (USA) C3 - Twenty20 Cycling
DNS Shawn Milne (USA) CyclocrossWorld.Com
DNS Timothy Ratta (USA) Cheshire Cycle Racing



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