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October 16/16 21:09 pm - Gran Prix of Gloucester Day 2

Posted by Editoress on 10/16/16

Day two at the CRAFT Sportswear Gran Prix of Gloucester Presented by Ipswich Ale Brewing saw fast, group-style racing on a dusty and incredibly windy course at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, Mass. With day one winner Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) sitting this one out, the elite women's field was Helen Wyman's for the taking. For the elite men, it would be Curtis White with his second win on the weekend and Canada's Michael van den Ham (Garneau - Easton Cycling) moving up from 5th on Day 1 to 2nd.

Gloucester was the first weekend of four of the Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series presented by Cycle-Smart. The Vittoria Series is the only UCI series in the U.S. and attracts top racers to compete for the coveted Verge overall Series jersey.

Great Britain's Helen Wyman of Kona led from start to finish to take her second Category 2 race win in this year's USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross season (Pro CX). From winning the Hole Shot, Wyman set the pace to win in a time of 42 minutes and 28 seconds. Canadians Maghalie Rochette (LUNA Pro Team) finished 5th, Ruby West (Cannondale 6th and Natasha Elliott (Garneau - Easton Cycling) 6th.



Ruby West  - photo by Chris McIntosh


"It was a good race. I started well. I thought if I could keep pushing out of the corners, then I could get the group small and then see what would happen. After a lap and a half, I think it was just me and Emma. I could see that I was making her struggle occasionally. So I just kept going."

With three laps to go, she created a seven-second gap from Emma White (USA) of Cannondale presented by Cyclocrossworld, and she noted that is what made the difference. "And then finally I went into the sand, and she must have had a problem there. I had a gap, so I kept going. It's really hard for anyone to come back when you get a gap on this course."

White finished 23 seconds down, with Beverly, Mass. rider Crystal Anthony of Maxxis-Shimano finishing in third, another 18 seconds behind White. White took home the U23 leaders jersey for the Vittoria Series.

Curtis White swept the Men's Elite C2 races at Gran Prix of Gloucester. "The New England Worlds, I've been coming here for a long time. It's something special."

"It was far more of a tactical race. The course seemed like there's a bit more pedaling involved, a bit more of a power course, the wind played a bit of a factor. There were a couple of points, I hit it in the middle of the race, felt like it was too early, I could feel the wind, hit it with two to go, again, a little too early. One to go was, you know, there were a couple of sections I felt like I could really nail, and try and open up a gap, but it ended up coming back together with a half lap to go. Danny (Summerhill) lead in to the stairs but I was able to get around him and lead through the final corners. I wasn't really looking behind me at that point, I was all in from there."



Michael van den Ham drove the pace much of the day and finished in second place - photo by Chris McIntosh



Podium - photo by Chris McIntos

White attacked on the final half of a lap, distancing himself just enough from second-place finisher Canadian Michael van den Ham (Garneau - Easton Cycling), and third-place finisher American Danny Summerhill.

Neon Velo Cycling's Jeremy Durrin from Westhampton, Mass. was third in the C2 Elite Men's race on Saturday, and suffered mishaps today. "On the up-down section, I think Michael (Van den Ham) slowed up a little bit, and brake-checked me.  I hit the back wheel and just fell over. A few laps later, he crashed in the same place. I just didn't have it today. It felt like I was riding over my threshold the whole day, even just sitting in the group. So I was happy to finish. I didn't think that I was going to finish there for a bit. It was one of those really, really hard days. Those guys at the front really had it today and I did not. I'm glad it is over. And I'm glad I had a good race yesterday."

Courtesy Lauren LeClaire, Vittoria Series Media Coordinator



Results from the second day of the Gran Prix of Gloucester in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Pro Women, 6 laps
1 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing 0:42:28
2 Emma White (USA) Cannondale Cyclocrossworld at 0:23
3 Crystal Anthony (USA) maxxis-shimano pro cyclocross 0:41
4 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (USA) SAS-MACOGEP-Acquisio 0:46
5 Maghalie Rochette (Can) LUNA Pro Team 0:51
6 Ruby West (Can) Cannondale 1:23
7 Natasha Elliott (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling 1:33
8 Jena Greaser (USA) Ind 1:42
9 Kathryn Cumming (USA) Jalapeno Cycling 1:50
10 Amira Mellor (GBr) NEXT Wyman Kona 2:20
11 Serena Gordon (USA) LIV | Giant Co-Factory 2:28
12 Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) Joe's Garage CX BikeReg 2:34
13 Rebecca Gross (USA) KHS Bicycles 3:10
14 Julie Wright (USA) Team Averica s.t.
16 Rebecca Lewandowski (USA) Rare Disease Cycling Keswick 3:36
17 Jauron Vetter (USA) State 9 Racing pb Vittoria 3:55
18 Turner Ramsay (USA) KMS Cycling - Killington Mounta 4:10
20 Leslie Robinson (USA) SunapeeContinental PavingBuchik 4:38
21 Joanne Grogan (USA) NEXT-BMB 4:45
22 Erin Faccone (USA) Team Averica 4:49
23 Natalie Tapias (USA) JAM NCC 5:13
24 Paige Williams (USA) ladies first 5:26
25 Andrea Cox (USA) Riverside Racing 5:45
26 Danielle Ruane (USA) SunapeeContinental PavingBuchik 6:00
27 Christin Reuter (USA) AETNA-EXPO WHEELMEN 6:27
28 Michele M Smith (USA) Hup United 6:59
29 Lindsey Bauer (USA) TRT Bicycles 7:36
30 Regina Legge (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca 7:44
31 Lydia Hausle (USA) Team Averica 8:10
32 Stephanie Makoujy (USA) Tall Sock Racing 8:41
33 Clio Dinan (USA) KUDU Collective CX 8:59
34 Marian Jamison (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 9:15
35 Sara Melikian (USA) -1 Lap
36 Julie Tracy (USA) IMSHI CYCLES -3 Laps
DNF Natasja Brooijmans (USA) GREEN LINE VELO Driven by ZipCa
DNF Leslie Lupien (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca
DNF Frances Morrison (USA) BikeReg
DNS Julie Vanderhoop (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca
DNS Ellen Noble (USA) Asprie Racing
DNS Siobhan Kelly (Can) To Wheels Epic Sports
DNS Melissa Seib (USA) UVM Cycling
DNS Jessica Snyder (USA) Ind
DNS Vickie Monahan (USA) Aetna-Expo Wheelmen
Pro Men, 9 laps
1 Curtis White (USA) Cannondale pb Cyclocrossworld.c 1:02:32
2 Michael van den Ham (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling at 0:03
3 Daniel Summerhill (USA) Maxxis-Shimano 0:06
4 Adam Craig (USA) Giant Factory off-Road Team 0:09
5 Cooper Willsey (USA) Cannondale pb Cyclocrossworld D 0:19
6 Carl Decker (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road team 0:35
7 Dylan Mcnicholas (USA) POLARTEC 0:45
8 Antonin Marecaille (Fra) avc aix en provence 0:49
9 Jeremy Durrin (USA) Neon Velo Cycling Team 0:57
10 Travis Livermon (USA) Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross 1:11
12 Scott Smith (USA) JAM NCC 2:08
13 Derrick St John (Can) Van Dessel pb Hyperthreads 2:21
14 Jack Kisseberth (USA) JAM NCC 2:59
16 Evan Murphy (USA) HudsonLudwig & Larsen Racing 3:16
17 Andy Scott (USA) Riverside Racing 3:23
18 Jules Goguely (USA) Unemployed 3:26
19 Patrick Collins (USA) Minuteman Road Club 3:37
20 Michael Owens (USA) Hands on Cycling 3:49
21 Marc-Andre Daigle (Can) Garneau Easton Cycling s.t.
22 Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart 4:09
23 Nicholas Lando (USA) UVM Cycling 4:16
24 Jesse Anthony (USA) RALLY CYCLING 4:31
25 Adam St. Germain (USA) Apex NBX Trek 4:41
26 Eneas Freyre (USA) TTEndurance 5:07
27 Nathaniel Morse (USA) 5:20
28 Andrew Borden (USA) Squadra Flying Tigers 5:24
29 Case Butler (USA) JAMNCCVittoria s.t.
30 Benjamin Grenier (USA) Rancourt & Co. Cycling 5:34
31 Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) Trek Cyclocross Collective 5:56
32 Charles Berhtram (USA) B2C2 Boloco s.t.
33 Matthew Mollo (USA) SelectioNaturel pb Jamis 6:04
34 Chris Field (USA) Essex County Velo 6:06
35 Preston Buehrer (USA) B2C2 pb Boloco 6:19
36 Michael Wissell (USA) B2C2Boloco 6:28
37 Bradford Smith (USA) the drifters 6:34
38 Kyle Murphy (USA) HudsonLudwig & Larsen Racing 6:46
39 Matt Perreault (USA) Colonial Bicycle Company 6:52
40 Matthew Owens (USA) UVM Cycling 7:00
41 Scott Yarosh (USA) Northampton Bicycle 7:02
42 Tim Willis (USA) KING KOG s.t.
43 Colin Reuter (USA) B2C2 pb Boloco s.t.
44 Zachary Curtis (USA) NEXT-BMB 7:13
45 Matthew Sousa (USA) B2C2Boloco 7:25
46 Peter Bradshaw (USA) 7:36
47 David Maltais (Can) Garneau-Quebec 7:52
48 Matthew Tyler (USA) KUDU Collective CX 7:57
49 John Eckert (USA) Ind 8:18
50 Samuel Dries (USA) No. 22 CX TEAM 8:20
51 Ian Schon (USA) B2C2Boloco 8:23
52 Gregg Griffo (USA) Park Ave Bike Shop 9:44
53 Daniel Fitzgibbons (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca -2 Laps
54 Noah Barrow (Aus) Hands-On Racing pb Giant -2 Laps
55 Andrew Loaiza (USA) Cyclepath PDX -2 Laps
56 Keith Garrison (USA) KING KOG -3 Laps
57 Eric Carlson (USA) Team Edge -3 Laps
58 Andrew Reimann (USA) Jalapeno Cycling -4 Laps
DNF Anthony Clark (USA) Squid Bikes
DNF Peter Goguen (USA) Race C.F.
DNF John Peterson (USA)
DNF Gerald Adasavage (USA) HudsonLudwig & Larsen Racing
DNF Andrew Lints (USA) Bicycle Express Racing
DNF Evan Huff (USA) BikeReg
DNF Doug Thorp (USA) Colonial Bicycle Company #ShowU
DNS Jeremy Powers (USA) Aspire Racing
DNS Stephen Hyde (USA) Cannondale PB Cyclocrossworld.c
DNS Michael Landry (USA) Rock Lobster
DNS Nicolas Catlin (USA) Sherpa
DNS Sylvain Jean (Can) Mad Alchemy
DNS Ian Clarke (USA) UVM Cycling
DNS Cory Small (USA) UVM Cycling
DNS Colin Tanner (USA) Breismeister Factory Racing
DNS William Johnson (USA) No. 22
DNS Matthew Erchull (USA) Kudu Collective CX
DNS Cary Fridrich (USA) JRA CYCLES team

Gran Prix of Gloucester Day 1


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