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2nd Central Mass. Cyclo-Cross to End Homelessness - C2
Worcester, USA, November 1, 2003
Trebon, Dunlap take the wins in Worcester
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
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