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2nd Central Mass. Cyclo-Cross to End Homelessness - C2

Worcester, USA, November 1, 2003

2002 Results    Results    Past winners

Trebon, Dunlap take the wins in Worcester

Gina Hall (Clif Bar) leads her team-mate Carmen D'Aluisio
Photo ©: Mike Morris
Alison Dunlap (Luna Women's MTB Team) en route to victory
Photo ©: Mike Morris
Ryan Trebon (Easton/Kona/CCA) attacks Todd Wells with three to go
Photo ©: Mike Morris

What were clearly the two most competitive fields of elite riders in a cyclo-cross race this season came together under unseasonably warm weather Fall in New England. The course at the Central Mass. Cyclo-Cross to End Homelessness (UCI Cat. 2) was dry and very fast, and saw riders in the elite men's and women's races turning laps of about 5 minutes. Between the shorter laps and the warm weather, the rate of attrition was high in both races.

Dunlap continues her winning ways

It was East meeting West, when the top riders from both coasts arrived at the start line of this significant event. At stake was a prize list of $3179, equal with the men's elite event. On the start line were the top women's racers in the country, and the call ups read like a who's who of women's cyclo-cross racing in the US.

It didn't take long for the field to shake out, and for the top riders to settle into a fast, head-on race. On the first lap a group of six riders formed, including Alison Dunlap (Luna Bar), Anne Knapp (Kona), Carmen D'Aluisio and Gina Hall (Clif Bar), Mary McConneloug (Seven Cycles), and Rhonda Mazza (Vanilla Bicycles/Sellwood Cycle). Constant pressure from D'Aluisio and Hall eventually split the group, as first Mazza and then McConneloug were unable to hold the pace.

Half way through the race, Anne Knapp crashed and was never able to regain the front group. Up front, Gina Hall was beginning to struggle, and with 3 laps to go the race for the win was down to Dunlap and D'Aluisio. In what may be a preview of Cyclo-Cross Nationals this December, the two were neck and neck as they passed through the start-finish line to begin the last lap.

Going into the uphill barriers, Dunlap attacked hard, and D'Aluisio was unable to close the gap. She chased hard for the remainder of the lap, but the damage was done. Alison Dunlap came through to claim the win, with D'Aluisio second, and her teammate Gina Hall in third. Anne Knapp held on for fourth in front of a fast-closing McConneloug.

Trebon solos to victory

The excitement was palpable as the elite men's field took to the start line. All of the big names in US cyclo-cross were on hand, forming the most incredible start list at an American UCI race so far this season. The question floating in the air was whether former teammates Marc Gullickson (Redline) and Todd Wells (Mongoose/Hyundai) would be as dominant here this year as they were last. That question may have been answered in the wickedly fast start, when Gullickson came through the first turn in around 20th position. At the front of the race, Todd Wells was pushing the pace, with Ryan Trebon and the rest of the favourites right on his wheel.

On the second lap, Wells and Trebon broke away from the lead group, never to be seen again. Behind them, Gullickson eventually rejoined the lead group, that now contained about 15 riders. Immediately after making contact, Gullickson attacked, and in his wake the lead group was whittled down to ten riders, Jeremy Powers (NCC/BikeReg.com), Jackson Stewart (Clif Bar), Mark McCormack (Saturn), Travis Brown (Trek/VW), Alan Obye (Devo/Balance Bar), Adam Craig (Giant), and Barry Wicks, Bart Bowen, Dale Knapp, and Erik Tonkin, all riding for Kona. A crash took Obye out of the picture, while Craig suffered a mechanical problem, causing him to lose contact permanently. While Jeremy Powers drove the group, the Kona riders took turns attacking, forcing Powers and Stewart to do all the work in bringing them back.

Midway through the race, a rolled tire forced Travis Brown to have to chase to get back on, but he continued to keep the pace high, which eventually led to a massive attack by Bowen, who bridged up to Gullickson in short order. Up front, Wells slid out on a greasy corner, giving Trebon the perfect opportunity to attack. With a surging acceleration he left Wells behind, and soloed the remaining 3 laps to the victory. Wells came in alone for 2nd, 40 seconds behind, while Bowen attacked Gullickson to take 3rd place, 2 minutes back. Behind Bowen, McCormack won the sprint for 4th from Travis Brown, while Jackson Stewart led home Powers and Wicks, for 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively. Gullickson, after having ridden the majority of the race alone between the leaders and the chasing group, faded to 9th.

Rad Racing's Tucker Thomas won the junior race, beating Jamey Driscoll (GMBC/Invensys) by 19 seconds. Driscoll had been right there with the leaders until his chain jammed midway through the race, causing him to fall behind by nearly a minute. Charles Marzot (Corner Cycle) finished in 3rd, followed by Richard Sachs rider Konrad Lebas.

Other winners on the day included Rich Malbe in the Masters 35+ race, Paul Curley in the 45+ race, and Cory Burns in the B Men's race.

The same fields will line up for the Clif Bar/ECV Cyclo-Cross race tomorrow in Gloucester, MA. This will be the 2nd round in the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series.

More info on the series can be found at www.necyclocross.com


Images by Mike Morris/IntensePicts.com


Elite Men
1 Ryan Trebon (USA) Easton/Kona/CCA                  55.47
2 Todd Wells (USA) Mongoose/Hundyai                   0.40
3 Bart Bowen (USA) Kona                               2.02
4 Mark McCormack (USA) Saturn Cycling Team            2.14
5 Travis Brown (USA) Trek/Volkswagen
6 Jackson Stewart (USA) Clif Bar                      2.21
7 Jeremy Powers (USA) NCC/BikeReg.com                 2.24
8 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona                              2.27
9 Mark Gullickson (USA) Redline                       2.39
10 Frank Mapel (USA) Durango Coca                     2.45
11 Dale Knapp (USA) Kona                              2.57
12 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona                             3.03
13 Peter Wedge (USA) Kona
14 Jesse Anthony (USA) Hot Tubes                      3.15
15 Ben Turner (USA) 7up/Maxxis                        3.24
16 Ryan Leech (USA) FORT/GPOA                         4.10
17 Jonathan Hamblen (USA) Fiordifrutta/Wheelworks     4.11
18 Michael Broderick (USA) Seven Cycles               4.13
19 Jeff Weinert (USA) Tailwind/Cane Creek/Saturn o    4.19
20 Matt White (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com                 4.39
21 Jonathan Bruno (USA) ECV                           4.41
22 Alec Donahue (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com               4.45
23 Kris Auer (USA) Trek/VW classified
24 Brian Astell (USA) IF
25 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Clif Bar
26 Jacob Stechmann (USA) Alan Factory Team
27 Adam Craig (USA) Giant/COMP
29 Chris Peck (USA) Fiordifrutta/Wheelworks
30 Ryan O'Connor (USA) West Virginia
31 Adam Hodges (USA) Myerson Cycle-Smart
32 Brandon Dwight (USA) 7up/Maxxis
33 Jeff Leake (USA) NCC/BikeReg.com
34 Dan Coady (USA) NCC/BikeReg.com
DNF David Allen (USA) KHSnm.com unclassified
DNF Jonathan Baker (USA) Pro Peloton Velo
DNF Nathan Chown (USA) St. Catharines/ Fuji Canada
DNF Graham Chris (USA) Atlantic Cycling Centre/Hub Racing
DNF Michael Cody (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com
DNF Matthew Hadley (USA) Radical Edge/Power Bar
DNF Rob Hult (USA) ProCycles-Giant
DNF Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Family Cycling Center
DNF Omer Kem (USA)
DNF Kevin Noiles (USA) flers cyclisme 61
DNF Todd Rowell (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com
DNF Jed Schneider (USA) Alan Factory
DNF Shannon Skerritt (USA) TREK/VW/Bikegallery
DNF William Skinner (USA) team bicycle alley
DNF Matthew Svatek (USA) Sportsbook.com 'Cross All-Stars
DNF Warren Tilbrook (USA)
DNF Anthony Wilhelm (USA) lincoln Bicycle Co.
DNF Michael Yozell (USA) Guys bicycle club
DNF Jamie Lamb (USA) Cyclesmith
DNF Matt Hersey (USA) Team Liquid Motion
DNF Ben Peters (USA) ECV
DNF Noah Taylor (USA) Ride 365
DNF Curt Davis (USA) Fiordifrutta/Wheelworks
DNF Alan Obye (USA) Balance Bar/Devo
DNF Tyler Johnson (USA) CYBC/Richard Sachs
DNF Samuel Wheeler-Martenis (USA) CCB/Volkswagen
DNF John Hanson (USA) Eastern Bloc
DNF Aaron Molloy (USA) Trek Bike
DNF Jon Foley (USA) Plumbs
DNF Jeff Craddock (USA) CCB/Volkswagen
DNF Josh Anthony (USA) Fiordifrutta/Wheelworks
DNF Curtis Boivin (USA) Providence Velo
Elite Women
1 Alison Dunlap (USA) Luna Women's MTB Team          45.49
2 Carmen D'Aluisio (USA) ClifBar                      0.09
3 Gina Hall (USA) Clif Bar                            0.34
4 Ann Grande (USA) KONA                               1.15
5 Mary McConneloug (USA) Seven Cycles                 2.01
6 Christine Vardaros (USA) Sally Spicer/Velo Bella    2.42
7 Rhonda Mazza (USA) vanilla bicycles/sellwood cyc    2.57
8 Anna Milkowski (USA) Gearworks/SpinArts             3.12
9 Megan Monroe (USA) Lemond                           3.14
10 Maureen Bruno (USA) Dansko/Wheelworks              4.55
11 Marianne Stover (USA) Gearworks/SpinArts           5.15
12 Kerry Litka (USA) Dansko/Wheelworks                5.26
13 Perri Mertens (USA) Boston Road Club               5.50
14 Sara Cushman (USA) Gear Works/Spin Arts Cycling    6.10
15 Sarah Uhl (USA) Saturn classified
16 Susan MacLean (USA) Gear Works/Spin Arts Cycling Team
17 Darcy Cornell (USA) Dansko/Wheelworks
18 Erica Miller (USA) Wissahickon
19 Pauline Franscove (USA) Arc-En-Ciel
20 Maryann Martinez (USA) CCB/Volkswagen
21 Tara Parsons (USA) CRCA/EAS
22 Rebecca Wellons (USA) NEBC/Cycleloft
23 Katherine Farago (USA) NEBC/Cycleloft
24 Alicia Genest (USA) Richard Sachs
25 Megan Render (USA) Snow Valley
DNF Katrina Davis (USA) Richard Sachs not classified
DNF Mackenzie Dickey (USA) Team Bicycle Alley
DNF Celeste Drumm (USA) Mean Wheels Bike Shop
DNF Lesley Honsberger (USA) St.Catharines C.C.
DNF Stephanie White (USA) Daigel Corp/NHJCA
DNF Lori Whynot (USA) NEBC/CycleLoft
DNF Kami Tremblay (USA) MSCC
Junior Men u19
1 Tucker Thomas (USA) Rad Racing NW                  33.43
2 Jamey Driscoll (USA) GMBC Invensys                  0.19
3 Charles Marzot (USA) Corner Cycle Cycling Club      0.29
4 Konrad LeBas (USA) Richard Sachs/CYBC               1.21
5 Morgan MacLeod (USA) Portland Velo/Jamis            1.41
6 Severin Skolrud (USA) Rad Racing NW                 1.57
7 Andy Brooks (USA) Redline                           2.05
8 Steven Howard (USA) Marceco/Ada Bike                2.07
9 Noah Harwood (USA) NHJCA
10 Will Freeman (USA) Rad Racing NW                   2.29
11 Geoffrey Johnson (USA) Portland Velo               2.36
12 Mark Intelisano (USA) BCA/Tosk                     2.47
13 Kevin Wolfson (USA) NEBC / CycleLoft               3.00
14 Jerome Townsend (USA) Bicycle Alley                3.07
15 Tucker Olander (USA) Peerless/HNECC                3.09
16 Mike Wickman (USA) Peerless/HNECC                  3.16
17 Jon Belcher (USA) Bicycle Link                     5.57
18 Patrick Goguen (USA) the goguen stable             6.20
DNF Will Dugan (USA)
Cub Juniors u15
1 Nathan Belcher (USA) Bicycle Link                   8.24
2 Manny Goguen (USA) the goguen stable                0.33
3 Tommy Goguen (USA) the goguen stable                1.02
4 Douglass Patrick (USA)                              1.07
Master Men 35+
1 Rich Malbe (USA) Clif Bar                          44.31
2 Christopher (USA) D'Aluisio Morgan Stanley
3 Christopher Long (USA) Independent Fabrication/G    0.29
4 Michael Ward (USA) BCA/TOSK                         1.25
5 Dan Massucco (USA) Minuteman Road Club
6 Mike Bernard (USA) Gearworks/Spinarts
7 Steve Dudley (USA) Missing Link                     1.27
8 Tim Haitz (USA) Team Dupont /RITCHEY                1.47
9 Robert Bisson (USA) Gearworks/Spin Arts             2.00
10 Mike Umbrell (USA) Minuteman Road Club             2.37
11 Paul Curley (USA) TEAM Gearworks/Spinarts          2.43
12 Tim Grosbeck (USA) Gearworks/Spinarts              3.00
13 Paul Lynch (USA) BikeLink                          3.06
14 Eric Marro (USA) Team BOB/Skofield Builders        3.19
15 Marvin Wang (USA) Boston Road Club                 3.21
16 Matthew Domnarski (USA) Cyclonauts Racers          3.46
17 Nathan McHugh (USA)                                3.57
18 William Sawyer (USA) Gearworks                     4.06
19 Gary S. Keblish (USA) CRCA-Conrad's
20 Joel Brown (USA) Cox Communications Cycling Tea    4.27
21 Gene Petrella (USA) Gearworks                      5.17
22 Robert Kramer (USA) MBRC                           5.23
23 Steve Bonadio (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft
24 Phil Bannister (USA) Putney Bike                   5.27
25 John Modder (USA) Unattached                       5.42
26 Scott Wade (USA) Gearworks/Spinarts                5.56
27 Wayne Cunningham (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft             6.09
28 Dan Stasz (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com                  6.15
29 Jeff Craft (USA) Pyro Apparel                      6.31
30 Jim Bronson (USA) Power Mama                       6.46
31 Richard Brown (USA) NHCC                           6.53
32 Michael D. Tucker (USA) Tosk/Berkshire Cycling     7.11
33 Keith Button (USA) NHCC                            7.43
34 Craig Harrison (USA)                               7.55
35 John Buser (USA) Putney Bike
36 John Baker (USA) Putney Bike pulled
37 Michael Parent (USA) NCC/BikeReg.com
38 Christopher Smith (USA)
39 Stefan Hesselberg (USA) Berkshire Cycling Association
40 Tom Stevens (USA) Gear Works/Spin Arts
41 David Genest (USA) Richard Sachs
42 Paul Weiss (USA) Portland Velo
43 Paul Alachoyan (USA) Bicycle Alley
44 Charles McDaniel (USA) Wilmington Velocity
45 Matthew Williams (USA)
46 Alan Douglass (USA)
47 Francis Boudreau (USA)
48 Robert Dadekian (USA) CBRC
49 Michael Tucker (USA) BCA/TOSK
50 John Jansen (USA) BCA/TOSK
51 Richard Sachs (USA) CYBC
52 Dave Beals (USA) CBRC
53 Thomas Downey (USA) MBRC
54 Arnold T. Kalmbach (USA) Team - IBC
55 Dave Leedberg (USA) Gearworks/Spinarts
56 Richard Costa (USA)
57 Bob Connors (USA) corner cycle cycling club
58 Garabad Minasian (USA) mm bicycle
59 Brian Geddes (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com
60 James Themig (USA) Mystic Velo Club
61 James Nuzzo (USA) Missing Link Bicycle Club
62 Jim Merrifield (USA) Capital Bicycle Racing Club
63 Bill Hurley (USA) Slick Willy Bike Lube
64 Rebecca Sox (USA) Dansko Wheelworks
65 Lawrence King (USA) Providence Velo
66 Rick Hardy (USA) Boston Road Club/ATA Cycles.
DNF Doug Bilodeau (USA) Douglas
DNF Vince Dohnahue (USA) WCC
DNF James McDonald (USA)
DNF Bruce McCowan (USA) Providence Velo
Amateur Men
1 Cory Burns (USA)                                   45.50
2 Ryan Larocque (USA) Team Bicycle Alley              0.35
3 Ben Harper (USA) Verge Test Pilot                   0.57
4 Alan Starrett (USA) Bikeman.com                     1.14
5 Tom Hopper (USA) REI/Team Novara                    1.35
6 Todd Cassan (USA) Rocinante                         1.57
7 Dan Gagliarde (USA) MTBMind.com                     2.04
8 Graham Howard (USA) Ada Bike Team                   2.06
9 Paul Nyberg (USA) Benidorm/EastBike
10 Ryan Fleming (USA) NHCC/Team New Hampshire         2.20
11 Johnathan Ring (USA) GS Veloce                     2.44
12 Jeff Murray (USA) Expo Wheelmen                    2.46
13 Anthony Alessio (USA) CRCA                         2.05
14 Ed Meyer (USA) Dartmouth                           3.05
15 Gary Keblish (USA) CRCA/Konrad's                   3.06
16 Michael Mogur (USA) Verge Test Pilot
17 Weston Schemp (USA)                                3.13
18 Tom Giordano (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft                 3.22
19 Joel Dexter (USA) BikeMan                          3.30
20 Christopher Cyr (USA) Bikeman                      3.47
21 Wade Summers (USA) WebEvent.com / HVVC             4.00
22 Brian Rutter (USA) Berlin Bike
23 Choi Young (USA) Joe's Bike Shop                   4.15
24 Andrew Schnellinger (USA) Bicycle Alley            4.19
25 Huntern Provost (USA) Gruppo Sportivo
26 Sam Stevens (USA) Berlin Bike
27 Chip Sovek (USA) Potomac Velo Club                 4.24
28 Brian Waluk (USA) BCA/Tosk                         4.31
29 Jerome Hughes (USA) UM                             4.41
30 Ryan Rumsey (USA) Liquid Motion                    4.44
31 Dan Abbe (USA)                                     4.54
32 Todd Crisafulli (USA) NAC/Mercury Web Solutions    5.00
33 Christopher Boar (USA) ada bike-marceco            5.12
34 Brad Shuford (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com               5.16
35 Nathan Mealey (USA) Cycle-Smart                    5.44
36 Kyle Wulfe (USA) BikeLink                          5.52
37 William Kieler (USA) NECSA                         5.56
38 Randall Descarreaux (USA) Ciclismo Sportivo        6.07
39 David Drumm (USA) Mean Wheels Bike Shop            6.34
40 David Rose (USA)                                   6.40
41 Patrick Reimer (USA) CRCA pulled
42 Richard Battaglia (USA) Boston Road Club/ATA Cycles
43 Michael Zocchi (USA) Quad Cycles/Arlington Bicycle Club
44 John Bellinger (USA) Putney/West Hill
45 Adam Ring (USA) GS Veloce
46 Mike Vanwanwyck (USA) Team Bike Alley
47 Mark Robson (USA) Team Bike Alley
48 Peter Hutchins (USA) NCC/BikeReg.com
49 David Saquet (USA)
DNF Andrew Albright (USA) Monkey Hill Cycle Sports
DNF Jason Perry (USA) Cyclonauts Racers
DNF Joe Rodrigues (USA) Team Bicycle Alley
DNF Matt Steidler (USA) Team Bicycle Alley
DNF Art Trapotsis (USA) BRC/ATA
DNF Charles Coffin (USA) Quad Cycles/Arlington Bicycle Club
Beginner Men
1 Thomas Carr (USA)                                  24.25
2 Chris Evans (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com                 0.57
3 Christopher Owen (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com            1.05
4 Steve Kelley (USA)                                  1.23
5 Darius Greenbacher (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com          1.29
6 David Baxter (USA) Providence Velo Club             1.37
7 Kenneth Hamel (USA) AFD/OSVC                        1.44
8 Richard Morin (USA) Union Velo                      2.13
9 Jeff Robert (USA) Team Bicycle Alley                2.30
10 Robert Bauer (USA) Minuteman road Club             2.37
11 Buck Ambrose (USA)                                 3.47
12 Michael Hobson (USA) Bicycles Plus/Sierra Nevada
13 Ken Moreau (USA) Team Bicycle Alley                4.16
14 Mike Zancanato (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com             4.40
15 Michael Sarcia (USA)                               4.55
16 David Lafond (USA) Northeast Bicycle Club/Cycle    5.10
17 Jose Monterroso (USA) Union Velo                   5.40
Beginner Women
1 Karen Potter (USA)                                 26.30
2 Catherine Dudley (USA) UNH                          1.04
3 Kristen Osborn (USA) NEBC/Cycleloft                 1.11
4 Tracy Elmes (USA) BRC/ATA cycles                    1.29
5 Heather Owens (USA) providence velo club            1.42
6 Dorothy Held (USA) Dansko/Love                      1.59
7 Cassie White (USA) NEBC/Cycleloft                   2.36
8 Jennifer Rhodes (USA) Dansko/Love                   2.41
9 Amy Burrer (USA) Team Bicycle Alley
10 Christine Beriau (USA) Team Bicycle Alley          3.02
11 Karena Paukulis (USA) NEBC/Cycleloft               3.32
12 Allison Snooks (USA)                               3.59
13 Lesli Comp (USA) Team Berlin Bike                  4.06
14 Sarah Hewitt (USA)                                 5.12
15 Donna LaCasse (USA) BCA/Tosk                       5.42
Beginner Masters 35+
1 Todd Savage (USA) Minuteman Road Club              25.30
2 Gary Curdiff (USA) Cape Cod Pedros                  0.17
3 Jason Arcelay (USA) NEBC/Cycleloft                  0.21
4 Robert Daddcian (USA) CBRC                          0.26
5 Royce Yeomans (USA)
6 Rick Desmarais (USA) Union Velo                     0.33
7 Thomas Ball (USA) Minuteman Road Club               0.43
8 Don Marsh (USA) Blues City Riders                   0.47
9 Michael VanRandwyck (USA) Team Bicycle Alley        1.05
10 Jorge Hernandez (USA) Minuteman Road Club          1.02
11 Jonathan Fielding (USA) Team Bicycle Alley         1.42
12 Mike Tetreault (USA)                               1.45
13 Christopher Rehm (USA) Team Bicycle Alley          1.54
14 Robert Vaughan (USA) Banagans/Sunapee Bike Club    2.16
15 Mark West (USA) NCC / BikeReg                      2.29
16 Rick Comshaw (USA) Capital Velo Club               2.42
17 Michael Nilsson (USA)
18 Mako Saito (USA) Harvard U Cycling                 3.03
19 Anderton L. Bentley III (USA) Minuteman Road Cl    3.15
20 Todd MacDonald (USA)                               3.51
21 David Singleton (USA) Pfizer Cyclists              4.19
22 Jeff Bousfield (USA) Thread City Cyclers           4.47
23 Don Heckler (USA)                                  5.02
24 Michael Medas (USA)                                5.27
DNF Tim Dufault (USA) Team Bicycle Alley
DNF Michael Olbrys (USA) NEBC/Cycle loft

Past winners

Elite Men

2002 Todd Wells (USA) Mongoose/Hundyai 

Elite Women

2002 Mary Mcconneloug (Seven Cycles)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com