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September 30/12 16:33 pm - Gran Prix of Gloucester Day 2, report and results

Posted by Editoress on 09/30/12

Rain began to hit the course early on Day 2 of the Gran Prix of Gloucester, creating a thick mud which would be a defining feature of this race and shape the day's events, as most of the day’s races averaged about 11-minute laps. A race that attracts the superstars of cyclocross, in attendance were also all ranges of cycling enthusiasts and cyclocross racers with families in tow. Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA offers spectators a chance to watch the races unfold as competitors snake through trademark off-cambers, a long, muddy run-up, and a loose, sandy beach section. Crowds braved the classic cyclocross weather not only to cheer on their favorite professional cyclocrossers, but also to race in the amateur and intermediate fields early in the day and stop by the Shimano tent to peruse the latest products. Juniors aged 10-14 took to the course early in the day while even younger aspiring racers faced their own scaled-down course around the park’s gazebo.

In the Elite women's race strongwoman Helen Wyman once again rode away from her field early on, cranking through the mud as a group gathered to chase her down. Nicole Duke, Gabby Day, Julie Krasniak and Mo Bruno Roy mustered to work together chasing Wyman. Several attacks from the group broke the four apart, however, and Duke got away with Day and Bruno Roy next. Bruno Roy was in her element on this challenging and technical course, cranking along through the thick mud. Meredith Miller added some fuel to the fire and bridged up to the chase group just as Duke was getting away from it to hunt Wyman on her own. However, Wyman's gap grew to such a comfortable distance, 30 seconds or more, that she was able to focus on a smooth, conservative ride, not taking any chances in the slick mud. Day left the chase group behind, catching Duke and immediately passing her to finish in second, with Duke following for third. "I could feel her breathing down my neck. Day is riding so strong right now," said Duke. Bruno Roy had a great race in her favorite kind of course conditions for a fourth place finish.

Now with two wins at Gloucester to add to her stateside winning streak, Helen Wyman loves coming to race in New England during the early autumn. "It's the people," she says. Of the New England courses, she says "while races in Belgium are very epic, races in New England have many cool features making it really challenging.”


Wendy Simms was top Canadian


The Elite men took to the course as rain began to fall in Gloucester once again. Dylan McNicholas made a bold move off the line to lead the field through the initial chewed-up, slick turns. Jeremy Powers, Ryan Trebon, Tim Johnson and Ben Berden jumped to the lead after the first long, sloppy run-up, McNicholas still hanging on with Driscoll in tow. The group was followed closely by Nicolas Bazin, Ian Field, and Zach McDonald. Trebon attacked, putting the group in significant pain, but Powers matched Trebon and bridged back across to the leader. dominated the front of the race with Johnson and Driscoll swapping places back and forth for third and forth, trying to catch on to teammate Trebon. Berden clung on, and these five maintained their 20-second lead on Bazin, Field, and McDonald behind them. Trebon went on the attack, gaining a 30-second lead on Powers, who suddenly found Berden in his rearview. Trebon rode clean away to a solid victory on a challenging course, as Berden and Powers traded attacks, staying together until they hit the pavement the final time. The second and third podium positions were decided with a sprint, with Powers taking second right at the line. Trebon was happy to win what he called "the best 'cross race in New England." Powers, not disappointed about his second place finish, said, "I was happy to race my heart out here in front of so many fans."

Mike Garrigan was top Canadian in 16th, Evan McNeely was 3rd U23


Now that the Gran Prix of Gloucester has kicked off the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series and launched New England’s Holy Week of Cyclocross, the biggest week of cyclocross racing in the U.S., the action will continue in Providence this weekend at the Providence Cyclocross Festival October 6 & 7. This venue was the home of the 2005 and 2006 U.S. National Cyclocross Championships. With the first day of the Providence Cyclocross Festival ranked as a UCI Category 1 race, the greats of cyclocross will surely be in attendance.

The series will then visit Northampton, Massachusetts, where racers will enjoy the classic New England racing at Look Park with Cycle-Smart International on November 3 & 4, the oldest UCI cyclocross race in the US. The grand finale unfolds at Goddard Park in Warwick, Rhode Island as the final points are tallied in the competition to determine the series winners at the NBX Gran Prix of Cyclocross on December 1 & 2.


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

Elite Women

Morning (Masters, Juniors)


Elite Men
1 Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b 1:04:06
2 Jeremy Powers (USA) Team Rapha-FOCUS 1:04:30
3 Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh / Clement 1:04:36
4 Timothy Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b 1:04:51
5 Zach McDonald* (USA) Rapha - Focus 1:05:11
6 James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale p/b 1:05:27
7 Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles - Specialized 1:06:13
8 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Team AUBER 93 1:06:24
9 Tristan Schouten (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:06:54
10 Yannick Eckmann* (USA) Cal Giant/Specialized 1:08:00
11 Dylan McNicholas (USA) 1:08:09
12 Joachim Parbo (Den) Challenge Tires 1:08:24
13 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona 1:08:51
14 Brian Matter (USA) Gear Grinder / Clif Bar 1:09:02
15 Mike Garrigan (Can) stagerace 1:09:42
16 Bradley White (USA) Moms in Tow Cyclocross 1:09:43
17 Justin Lindine (USA) Redline 1:09:47
18 Travis Livermon (USA) Mock Orange Bikes 1:09:52
19 Christian Favata (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS 1:09:57
20 Craig Richey (Can) 1:10:09
21 Evan McNeely* (Can) Specialized Canada 1:10:35
22 Anthony Clark (USA) JAM Fund / NCC / Vittoria 1:10:40
23 Dan Timmerman (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS 1:11:08
24 Jeremy Durrin (USA) JAM Fund / NCC 1:11:30
25 Andrew L'Esperance* (Can) Norco Factory Team 1:11:38
26 Emmanuel Goguen* (USA) C.F. Racing p/b Trek Portsmouth 1:11:38
27 Adam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop/Mountain Khakis 1:11:39
28 Marc-Andre Daigle (Can) Garneau-Qu+¬becor 1:11:46
29 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona/Team S&M 1:11:46
30 Joel Desgreniers (Can) Ride with Rendall 1:11:56
31 Jeffrey Bahnson* (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team 1:12:06
32 Nicholas Keough (USA) 1:12:11
33 Daniel Chabanov (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS 1:12:49
34 Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Team AUBER 93 1:13:00
35 Derrick St John (Can) Stevens p/b The Cyclery 1:13:16
37 Michael Broderick (USA) Team KENDA-Seven-NoTubes 1:14:24
38 Thomas Sampson (USA) JAM Fund / NCC / Vittoria 1:14:40
39 Patrick Chartrand* (Can) Les Yables / Rocky Mountain 1:15:09
40 Jesse Keough* (USA) 1:15:20
41 Maksym Shepitko (USA) Hudson Furniture Racing Team 1:15:38
42 Colin Reuter (USA) -1 Lap
43 Mark McCormack (USA) Clif Bar/Pactimo -1 Lap
44 Garrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R BLOCK -1 Lap
45 Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro Team -1 Lap
46 Adam St Germain (USA) NBX / Narragansett Beer / Circle A Cycles -1 Lap
47 Joshua Thornton (USA) St. Pete Bike and Fitness -1 Lap
48 Synjen Marrocco* (USA) -1 Lap
49 Conor O'Brien* (Can) Stevens Racing P/B the Cyclery -1 Lap
50 Felix Wilberg (Can) -1 Lap
51 Evan Huff (USA) / Joe's Garage -2 Laps
52 Benjamin Padilla (USA) Unattached -2 Laps
53 Michael Wissell (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco -2 Laps
54 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies -2 Laps
55 Ian Schon (USA) B2C2 -2 Laps
56 Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) Trek-Bontrager -2 Laps
57 Johannes Huseby (USA) Cannondale -2 Laps
58 Eric Lundgren (USA) JBV Coaching -2 Laps
59 John Burns (USA) Burns Racing -2 Laps
60 Thierry Laliberte (Can) Xprezo - Borsao -2 Laps
61 Kris Dobie (USA) Cycle-Smart -2 Laps
62 Pierre-Olivier Boily (Can) Siboire -2 Laps
63 Evan Murphy (USA) NYC Velo -2 Laps
64 Cary Fridrich (USA) Mad Alchemy / Verge Rider Cooperative -2 Laps
65 Joshua Lehmann* (USA) Sunapee Racing Team -2 Laps
66 Joshua Friedman (USA) The Devil's Gear Bike Shop/New Haven Bicycling Club -2 Laps
67 Adam Sullivan (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal -2 Laps
68 Kiernan Orange* (Can) Ride with Rendall -3 Laps
69 Timothy Durrin (USA) NYCROSS -3 Laps
70 Andrew Lysaght (USA) MIT Cycling p/b FXDD -3 Laps
71 Gordon Daniell (USA) CRCA/W+D Racing -3 Laps
72 Kevin Wolfson (USA) Mad Alchemy Verge Rider Cooperative -3 Laps
DNF Christopher Jones (USA) Rapha - Focus
DNF Troy Wells (USA) Team CLIF BAR
DNF Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Ride with Rendall
DNF Geoffrey Bouchard (USA) nbx bikes/narragansett beer p/b APEX TECH
DNF Jeffrey Elie (USA) Riverside Racing
DNF Alex Cox (USA) CCB Racing
DNF Michael Garrett (USA) MIT-FXDD
DNF Noah Tautfest (USA) Bicycle ExpressKona Bikes
DNF Alex Grabau (USA) Spin Arts Cycling
DNS Luke DeMoe (USA) Evviva/Stoemper
DNS Jonathan Hamblen (USA) Mock Orange Cyclocross
DNS John Herrick (USA) University of Vermont
DNS Luke Keough (USA) Team Mountain Khakis/SmartStop
DNS Matthew Means (USA) C3 - Twenty20 Cycling
DNS Timothy Ratta (USA) Cheshire Cycle Racing
DNS Jonathan Schottler (USA) Cannondale
DNS Donald Snoop Jr (USA) Essex County Velo
DNS Donny Green (USA) Cycle-Smart Inc.


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