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November 30/10 8:21 am - NECCS # 8 report, results and photos

Posted by Editoress on 11/30/10

The Bay State Cyclocross concluded on Sunday with an exclamation point, by Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b taking a solo victory in the men's race in impressive fashion and Andrea Smith (Ladies First Racing) outsprinting Maureen Bruno-Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) for the women's victory.  Overnight temperatures well below-freezing kept Sunday's course in Sterling frozen for much of the day, giving racers greasy and rutted conditions to top off the generally more technical Sunday parcours.

Some of the course's primary features - including three long off-camber sections - remained frozen for the entire day, claiming the glue jobs of several underinflated tubulars. A section added to the course distinct from Saturday's race - a series of tight corners that even in the best conditions would prove difficult for racers to flow through - ended the day soft and sloppy, and allowed some of the key selections on the day to be made.

Photo gallery


For the elite women, the race started out in a similar fashion to Saturday, with a big selection being made early and a group of six burning the laps down together. Sunday's group included C3/Athletes Serving Athletes teammates Laura Van Gilder and Arley Kemmerer, NECCS leader Sally Annis of p/b JRA Cycles, Natasha Elliott (Garneau Club/Chaussure/Ogilvy), Andrea Smith and Mo Bruno-Roy.



Natasha Elliott


The group held together for almost the entire race, with all racers making attempts at getting away.  However, between the nature of the course and the strength of the lead group, no attacks were able to stick. With two laps to go, on the descent from the upper level, Laura Van Gilder, who had already recovered from one mechanical that forced her into the pit, slid out on a frozen turn, taking down Annis and briefly holding up Elliott.

Bruno-Roy and Smith took advantage of the slip and built a quick ten-second gap. The other racer who wasn't held up in the crash was Arley Kemmerer, who had been sitting at the back of the group, ready to take advantage of mistakes made by anyone in the group. Though she was unable to get up to the leaders, Kemmerer held Elliott off for the remainder of the race and held on for an impressive third place.

At the front, Bruno-Roy and Smith kept a high pace for the final lap, with Smith leading much of the time. Bruno-Roy took to the front on the approach to the finishing straight, knowing her best chance to outsprint Smith would be to be in front and control the available course. In the final fifty meters, Smith found a small opening along the fencing and bested Bruno-Roy by the slimmest of margins. Elliott came across fourth with Van Gilder fifth and Annis sixth.

With her victory, Smith regained the Verge NECCS leader's jersey by a slim margin heading into the final weekend of the series, next weekend in Warwick, Rhode Island. Van Gilder, by virtue of her victory yesterday, was able to take home the coveted NACT championship belt.

The elite men had a near-repeat of Saturday, with Jeremy Powers sitting comfortably in a large group for the first half of the race until he decided that it was time to turn up the heat. The early selection came quickly, with Powers, Nick and Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross), Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix), Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart), Justin Lindine ('s Garage/Scott) and new face from North Carolina, Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Racing).

After the first few laps, the group had begun paring down, with Lindine, Livermon, Nick Keough and Dillon dropping off the pace. At the front, Luke Keough, Myerson and Powers seemed to be working well together until Powers stepped it up a notch, gapping Myerson off the back. With two laps to go, Luke Keough was also dropped from Powers's wheel and local favorite J-Pow was able to take a second win on the weekend in front of his family.

In contrast to Saturday, Luke Keough was able to keep himself clear for yet another series podium. Behind, Lindine was able to make contact with Myerson for the final few laps. Knowing that, in the interest of maintaining his series lead, Lindine would need to stay with Myerson through to the finish, he did just that, leading through most of the final two laps. Myerson and Lindine both seemed ready to make an attack, but both knew that without a mistake, they'd not be able to get free. No mistakes came and Lindine led Myerson onto the tarmac and resigned himself to damage control as Myerson took the sprint for third and came closer still to Lindine's position at the top of the series podium.

Of note, the U-23 podium was a family affair, as Luke Keough topped the podium with U-23 series leader Nick Keough second and their brother and teammate Jesse third. Lindine's grip on series leadership is tenuous going into the last weekend. With many of the bigger names in Portland for the USGP finals, each has a chance to win the series with top placements at NBX in Rhode Island. With his victory, Powers took home the NACT championship belt in style, sweeping the final two rounds in front of his home crowd.



Powers took home the NACT championship


Next weekend, December 4th and 5th, are the final two rounds of the 2010 Verge New England Championship Cyclocross Series. They will take place at the NBX GP of Cross in Warwick, Rhode Island.


NACT final overall standings


Sunday results

Elite Women
1 Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 0:40:36
2 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 0:40:36
3 Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3 - Athletes Serving Athletes 0:40:43
4 Natasha Elliott (Can) Garneau Club Chaussure-Ogilvy 0:40:47
5 Laura Van Gilder (USA) C3 Athletes Serving Athletes 0:40:57
6 Sally Annis (USA) p/b JRA Cycles 0:41:16
7 Carolyn Popovic (USA) 0:41:24
8 Linnea Koons (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal 0:41:30
9 Crystal Anthony (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 0:42:00
10 Ann D'Ambruoso (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 0:42:11
11 Catherine Sterling (USA) 0:42:21
12 Rebecca Blatt (USA) silverbull centralwheel 0:42:49
13 Rebecca Wellons (USA) PEDRO's 0:43:10
14 Allison Snooks (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 0:43:50
15 Kristine Church (USA) Human Zoom 0:44:03
16 Christina Tamilio (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 0:44:16
17 Laura Ralston (GBr) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0:44:16
18 Jena Greaser (USA) Colavita Racing 0:45:28
19 Arielle Filiberti (USA) Wheelhouse / NCC 0:46:34
Elite Men
1 Jeremy Powers (USA) 0:57:22
2 Luke Keough (USA) 0:57:34
3 Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart 0:57:54
4 Justin Lindine (USA) / Joe's Garage / Scott 0:57:54
5 Travis Livermon (USA) Mock Orange Racing 0:58:07
6 Nicholas Keough (USA) Champion Systems 0:58:15
7 Jonathan Sundt (USA) Kenda Pro Cycling 0:59:27
8 Joshua Dillon (USA) Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix 0:59:57
9 Andrew Wulfkuhle (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes 1:00:08
10 Alec Donahue (USA) Wheelhouse-NCC 1:00:08
11 Brian Wilichoski (USA) 1:00:53
12 Robert Marion (USA) American Classic 1:00:53
13 Kevin Sweeney (USA) p/b JRA Cycles 1:00:53
14 Jesse Keough (USA) Keough Cyclocross 1:00:53
15 Dan Chabanov (USA) / CBRC 1:01:02
16 Anthony Clark (USA) NCC/WHEELHOUSE 1:01:14
17 David Wilcox (USA) PEDRO's 1:01:50
18 Derrick St John (Can) Garneau Club Chaussure-Ogilvy 1:02:00
19 Thierry Laliberté (Can) Xprezo - Borsao 1:02:07
20 Colin Reuter (USA) p/b JRA Cycles 1:02:07
21 Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) 1:02:13
22 Ryan Kelly (USA) p/b JRA Cycles 1:02:43
23 Michael Wissell (USA) B2C2 1:03:14
24 John Burns (USA) Ind 1:03:22
25 Stephen Pierce (USA) Cambridge Bicycle-Igleheart Frames 1:04:10
26 Adam Sullivan (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal 1:04:10
27 Greg Whitney (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco 1:04:32
28 Alistair Sponsel (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team 1:05:05
29 Cary Fridrich (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy 1:05:20
30 Joshua Lehmann (USA) PEDRO's 1:05:31
31 Collin Huston (USA) CL Noonan/Bay Hill Capital/Corner Cycle -1 lap
32 Rodrigo Moraes (Bra) Edgartown Bicycles -4 laps
33 Joshua Friedman (USA) NYC Velo -4 laps
3/4 Women
1 Emma White (USA) NYCROSS.COM/CBRC 0:35:24
2 Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) 0:36:07
3 Lori Cooke (USA) Cycle Lodge 0:36:14
4 Lauren Kling (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco 0:36:24
5 Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) NYCROSS.COM / CBRC 0:36:24
6 Nancy Labbe-Giguere (USA) LadiesFirst racing 0:36:24
7 Brittlee Bowman (USA) Kissena 0:36:42
8 Beth Mills (USA) Cycle Lodge 0:36:42
9 Karen Tripp (USA) BLUE STEEL CYCLERY 0:36:42
10 Kathy Sarvary (USA) Blue Steel Cyclery 0:36:42
11 Melissa Houde (Can) Sportif Bromont 0:37:17
12 Emily Curley (USA) Gear Works / Spin Arts 0:37:17
13 Kirsten Begg-Swider (USA) Cycle-Smart Grassroots Team 0:37:26
14 Julianne Oberle (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dental 0:37:26
15 Christine Fort (USA) p/b JRA Cycles 0:37:26
16 Kaitlyn Lawrence (USA) C3 Athletes Serving Athletes 0:37:39
17 Kristi Carver (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dental 0:37:39
18 Kathleen Wulfkuhle (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes 0:37:45
19 Renee Bousquet (USA) Racer-X 0:37:45
20 Kathleen Gagnon (USA) BLUE STEEL CYCLERY 0:37:52
21 Michele Harrison (USA) Essex County Velo 0:37:52
22 Cait Dooley (USA) Geekhouse Bikes 0:38:13
23 Rachel Brown (USA) International Bicycle 0:38:40
24 Christina Birch (USA) MIT Cycling/FXDD 0:39:24
25 Michele Smith (USA) HUP United 0:39:44
26 Kelly Welker (USA) Mac 5 Bikes/GVCC 0:40:07
27 Anna Milton (USA) LadiesFirst p/b MiltonCat 0:40:12
28 Lauren Tracy (USA) Colby College 0:40:22
29 Andrea Notopoulos (USA) Colby College 0:40:30
30 Sherri Curcuru (USA) ECV 0:40:30
31 Kristen Lukach (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dental 0:40:35
32 Linda Ramsdell (USA) No-C.A.R.S. 0:40:57
33 Cindy Brennan (USA) Bikes Not Bombs 0:41:23
34 Lily Richeson (USA) USF Cycling 0:41:56
35 Millie Milton (USA) LadiesFirst p/b MiltonCat 0:43:36
36 Rebecca Wolski (USA) LadiesFirst p/b Milton Cat 0:43:57
37 Jauron Vetter (USA) HUP United 0:44:08
38 Katie Steinberg (USA) 0:44:08
39 Julie Lockhart (USA) NEBC/Devonshire Dental/Cycle Loft lapped
Master 35+ Men (1-3)
1 Roger Aspholm (USA) Westwood Velo 0:45:54
2 Jonny Bold (USA) Corner Cycle 0:46:36
3 Mark Mccormack (USA) Team FUJI/Clif Bar 0:46:59
4 Kurt Perham (USA) 0:47:08
5 Curtis Boivin (USA) 0:47:13
6 James Tosca (USA) Corner Cycle Cycling Club 0:47:13
8 Sheldon Miller (USA) 0:47:26
9 Michael Magur (USA) Verge Sport 0:47:26
10 Dan Staffo (USA) Handlebars cycling company 0:47:36
11 Rob Hult (USA) Gear Works / Spin Arts 0:47:36
12 Todd Bowden (USA) CVC Subaru of New England 0:47:41
13 Ryan Rumsey (USA) 0:47:47
14 Pete Smith (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy 0:48:05
15 Matthew Myette (USA) Zanconato Racing 0:48:23
16 Ryan Larocque (USA) Gear Works / Spinarts 0:48:32
17 Alan Starrett (USA) 0:48:39
18 Aaron Millett (USA) Essex County Velo (ECV) 0:48:42
19 Kevin Hines (USA) Corner Cycle 0:48:42
20 John Foley (USA) Bicycle Concepts 0:48:53
21 Keith Gauvin (USA) Expo/Superior Energy 0:49:25
22 Timothy O'shea (USA) unattached 0:49:25
23 Brant Hornberger (USA) 0:49:51
24 John Meerse (USA) OA/Cyclemania 0:50:04
25 Stephan Marcoux (Can) 0:50:24
26 Adam Whitney (USA) Seven/NoTubes/FitWerx 0:50:45
27 Matthew Theodore (USA) 0:50:45
28 Kevin Buckley (USA) Essex County Velo/PBM Coaching 0:51:11
29 Steve Roszko (USA) / Joe's Garage / Scott 0:51:23
30 Martin Valiquette (Can) Courtage Immobilier BR 0:51:34
31 Wade Summers (USA) Horst-Benidorm-Property Research Corp 0:52:02
32 Chad Demarest (USA) Corner Cycle 0:52:27
33 David Stacey (USA) Bob cycling/Gooddales bikes 0:52:27
34 David Hildebrand (USA) Expo/Superior Energy 0:53:19
35 Robert Dietrick (USA) Minerva Design Cycling Team/GVCC 0:53:30
36 James Willsey (USA) GMBC/Synergy Fitness 0:53:35
37 Geoff Williams (USA) / Ride Blue 0:54:18
38 Phillip Mccarthy (USA) Team Ommegang ñ Syracuse Bicycle lapped
39 John Buser (USA) Paradise Racing lapped
40 Chris Haeni (USA) Minuteman Road Club lapped
41 Eloy Anzola (USA) Kissena Cycling Club lapped
42 Richard Person (USA) Seven Cycles lapped
43 Christopher Plummer (USA) NorEast Cycling lapped
Master 55+ Men
1 William Sawyer (USA) Gearworks - Spinarts 0:42:24
2 Tim Groesbeck (USA) CCB 0:43:21
3 Edward Hamel (USA) Joe's Garage 0:43:26
4 David Rath (USA) Corner Cycle 0:43:54
5 George Pawle (USA) Cyclonauts Racers 0:44:29
6 Barry Doubleday (USA) Cycle Lodge 0:44:29
7 Phillip Bannister (USA) Putney/West Hill 0:44:59
8 Peter Crowley (USA) NCC/Northampton Cycle Club 0:44:59
9 Gary Passler (USA) Essex County Velo (ECV) /Trifit Training 0:45:09
10 Ken Coleman (USA) BCA/TOSK 0:45:28
11 Matt Moore (USA) BCA/Tosk 0:45:38
12 Steven Kane (USA) East End Cycling Team/Kreb Cycle 0:45:58
13 David Goodwin (USA) Northampton Cycling Club 0:46:05
14 Dusty Adams (USA) 0:46:31
15 Richard Sachs (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS - RADIX 0:46:28
16 Mark Godin (USA) Cyclocrossworld 0:50:37
17 Guy Marcotte (Can) C.C. Sherbrooke
18 Victor Cillis (USA) Cape Cod Racing Club/ C4
19 Tom Doucette (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dental
20 Richard Simone (USA)
21 Alan Lesage (USA) GMBC/Synergy Fitness
22 John Weferling (USA) Cyclonauts Racers
24 Steve White (USA) White's Bikes
25 David Holmander (USA) BLUE STEEL CYCLERY
26 Gary Toth (USA) Capital Bicycle Racing Club
27 James Scally (USA) Cape Cod Cycling Club LLC
28 Jeffrey Proctor (USA) NHCC lapped
29 Herbert Bates (USA) BLUE STEEL CYCLERY lapped
30 Russell Brooks (USA) BLUE STEEL CYCLERY lapped


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