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Downeast Cyclocross/Verge NECCS #1 - C2

New Gloucester, Maine, USA, October 16, 2004

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McConneloug, McCormack open the year with victories

Mary McConneloug
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Mary McConneloug (Seven Cycles) and Mark McCormack (Clif Bar/Colavita Olive Oil) opened the 2004 Verge New England Championship Cyclocross Series with wins in the elite women's and elite men's races at the 2004 Downeast Cyclocross race in New Gloucester, Maine.

Coming into the race, McConneloug was the defending series champion, and she displayed the talent that brought her to the Olympic Games this past August. Her front row starting position allowed her a great start, alongside road pro Anna Milkowski (Rona). Masters 30+ National Champion Marianne Stover (Independent Fabrications) joined the two riders at the end of the short parade lap, getting off to the great start that she is known for. However, McConneloug was just too confident and too strong, walking away with ease from the two elite riders and leading from start to finish. Milkowski and Stover were left to contend with up and coming rider Maureen Bruno (Cyclocrossworld.com), who worked her way through the field to get into the front group. Bruno showed that she was in top form on this day, eventually dropping Milkowski and Stover on lap 2 and chasing after McConneloug. Milkowski slowly faded to the 3rd group as veteran Kathryn Roszko made a charge at the end of the 2nd lap to join Stover and Sinead Fitzgibbon (CRCA/Aquafina) in a battle for 3rd position. While McConneloug cruised to the victory and Bruno kept pace to finish 2nd, the 3 riders engaged in a vintage battle until the end, when a mishap by Stover gave Fitzgibbon the margin she needed to grab the final podium spot. Rozsko finished a great ride in 4th position, while Stover had to settle for 5th.

Mark McCormack
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The men's race started with a group of wily veterans and young guns mixing it up at the front of the field. One of America's most experienced 'cross racers, Mark McCormack got a great start along with Johannes Huseby (FiordiFrutta), and they led the field onto the course after the parade lap. But soon the two were joined by a group containing under-23 National Champion Jesse Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com), Tyler Johnson (Richard Sachs), Canadian National Champion Peter Wedge (Kona), and Matt Kraus (Alan Factory). With a large second group forming right behind them, 20 riders were within 10 seconds of each other as they started the second lap. That's when McCormack turned on the gas, as he put out the fastest lap of the day (7:30) to clear himself from the front group for good, and he stayed in front for the rest of the race. Anthony eventually teamed up with Wedge in front of Johnson and a hard-charging Mike Broderick (Seven Cycles), and those battles waged for most of the race. The 2nd group was also in a fight, as Huseby, Ben Turner (TIAA-CREF-Clif Bar), Matt White (NCC/BikeReg.com), and Jon Bruno (Independent Fabrications) took turns trying to get away and make contact with the front 5, but no one would give an inch for most of the race and none of them were able to move up a position. With McCormack long gone, Anthony kept answering multiple attacks from Wedge and was able to punch back and take 2nd away from the Canadian champ, the best finish in the young rider's history. Broderick eventually dropped Johnson and won the battle for 4th, with Johnson finishing 5th.

Peter Wedge
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Other winners on the day included Jonny Bold (Corner Cycle/Independent Fabrication) in the Masters 35+ race; Chris Long (Independent Fabrication/Gotham) in the Master's 45+ race; Will Dugan (Tosk/BCA) in the Juniors race; Pascal Bussieres (Biogen) in the Men's B race; Bruce McCowan (Providence Velo Club) in the Masters 55+; Scott Marr (Portland Velo) in the C Men's race; Jenn Magur (Verge Sport/Test Pilot) in the B Women's race; and Todd Savage (Minuteman Road Club) in the B Master's race.

The Verge NECCS will next resume with a pair of races in Gloucester, Mass. The Michelob Ultra Gran Prix of Gloucester will feature a UCI Category 2 race on Saturday, Oct. 30, and a UCI Category 1 on Sunday October 31, and share those races with the Crank Brothers USGP of Cyclo-Cross.

Photography

Maureen Bruno
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Images by Mike Morris/www.intensepicts.com

 

Results

Elite Men 31 starters
 
1 Mark McCormack (USA)           54.58
2 Jesse Anthony (USA)             1.02
3 Peter Wedge (Can)               1.11
4 Michael Broderick (USA)         2.04
5 Tyler Johnson (USA)             2.28
6 Matt White (USA)                3.05
7 Benoit Simard (Can)             3.15
8 Johannes Huseby (USA)           3.29
9 Ben Turner (USA)                3.42
10 Jonathan Bruno (USA)           3.46
11 John Hanson (USA)              4.35
12 Noah Taylor (USA)                  
13 Adam Hodges (USA)                  
14 Alec Donahue (USA)                 
15 John Foley (USA)               5.10
16 Matt Kraus (USA)               5.22
17 David Sachs (USA)              6.22
18 Curtis Boivin (USA)            6.30
19 Troy Michaud (USA)                 
20 Patrick Beland (Can)           7.13
21 Curt Davis (USA)               9.07
 
One lap behind
 
22 Matt Demeis (USA)                  
23 Aaron Malloy (USA)                 
24 Thomas Carr (USA)                  
25 Myron Baker (USA)                  
26 Donald Snoop (USA)                 
 
Under 23
 
1 Jesse Anthony (USA)            56.00
2 Matt White (USA)                2.03
3 John Hanson (USA)               3.33
 
Elite Women 25 starters
 
1 Mary McConnelong (USA)         37.39
2 Maureen Bruno (USA)             1.35
3 Sinead Fitzgibbon (USA)         2.55
4 Kathryn Roszko (USA)            3.05
5 Marianne Stover (USA)           3.11
6 Anna Milkowski (USA)            3.52
7 Celeste Drumm (USA)             3.59
8 Tara Ross (Can)                 4.08
9 Pauline Frascone (USA)              
10 Maryann Martinez (USA)         4.37
11 Catherine Deschenes (Can)          
12 Darcy Foley (USA)              4.46
13 Kasandra Cote (Can)                
14 Perri Mertens (USA)                
15 Sara Cushman (USA)             5.05
16 Mackenzie Dickey (USA)         5.16
17 Katrina Davis (USA)            5.56
18 Susan Maclean (USA)            6.02
19 Rebecca Wellons (USA)          7.09
20 Stephanie White (USA)          7.42
21 Martha Wilson (USA)            8.09
22 Kerry Litka (USA)              8.26
23 Kristen Osborn (USA)           9.32
 
One lap behind
 
24 Jess Truslow                       
 
Masters 35+ 60 starters
 
1 Jonny Bold                     44.56
2 Robert Campos                   0.45
3 Troy Fenderson                      
4 Michael Bernard                 1.27
5 Michael Ward                    1.35
6 Christopher Long                1.40
7 Sam Morse                       1.51
8 Mark Stotz                          
9 Paul Curley                     2.20
10 Aaron Millett                  2.25
11 Brad Patches                   2.39
12 Todd Rowell                    3.24
13 Bob Bisson                     3.38
14 David Belknap                  3.41
15 Paul Boudreau                  3.52
16 Mark Gunsalus                      
17 Steve Roszko                   4.02
18 Chris Cyr                      4.27
19 Tim Groesbeck                  4.35
20 Eric Bowker                    4.44
21 Wade Summers                       
22 William Sawyer                     
23 John Meerse                        
24 David Schachte                     
25 Paul Cusick                        
26 Michael Cole                       
27 David Fredrickson                  
28 Kevin Callahan                 6.08
29 Paul Lynch                     6.13
30 Chris Milliman                     
31 Mike Spangenberg               6.33
32 Joel Brown                     6.48
33 Paul Weiss                     7.02
34 Gene Petrella                  7.06
35 Rick Kotch                     7.13
36 Wayne Cunningham                   
37 Timothy Shea                   7.40
38 Matthew Steidler               7.43
39 Wayne Barlow                   7.47
40 Na                             7.51
41 Christopher Smith              8.16
42 Craig Harrison                 8.44
43 Steven Kane                   10.24
 
45+
 
1 Christopher Long               46.36
2 Paul Curley                     0.40
3 Bob Bisson                      1.58
4 David Belknap                   2.01
5 Tim Groesbeck                   2.55
6 William Sawyer                      
7 David Schachte                      
8 Kevin Callahan                  4.28
9 Gene Petrella                   5.26
10 Timothy Shea                   6.00
11 Steven Kane                    8.44
 
Juniors 15 starters
 
1 Will Dugan                     35.52
2 Charles Toby                    1.14
3 Jean-Nicolas Lavertu            1.32
4 Noah Harwood                    1.55
5 Jon Belcher                     2.45
6 Jerome Townsend                 3.28
7 Morgan Macleod                  4.00
8 Timothy Halliday                4.34
9 Mike Wickman                    4.56
10 Ian Gordon                     5.06
11 Kirk Carlsen                   5.25
12 Zachary Rice                   5.31
13 Ryan Barlow                    6.15
14 Brendan Cornett                6.16
 
B Men 57 starters
 
1 Pascal Bussičres               45.23
2 Ryan Rumsey                     0.14
3 Jamie Belchak                   0.26
4 Brian Buettner                  0.57
5 Rick Trojanowski                    
6 Matthew Hersey                  1.06
7 Josh Anthony                    1.23
8 Michael Magur                       
9 Coley Bryan                         
10 Alan Starreti                  1.53
11 Christopher White              1.54
12 Tom Hopper                     2.01
13 Jerome Hughes                      
14 Zac Daab                       2.06
15 Logan Hodson                   2.43
16 John McKern                    2.59
17 Brad Roberts                   3.17
18 Matt Wilson                    3.35
19 Damien Colter                  3.47
20 Ryan Fleming                       
21 Sean Sullivan                  4.13
22 Tim Stanley                    4.34
23 Sam Stevens                    4.58
24 Ryan Pomajrvich                5.10
25 Stan Jurga                     5.13
26 Brant Hornberger               5.19
27 James Wirtanen                 5.26
28 William Palm                       
29 Jude Demeis                    5.55
30 John Buser                     6.28
31 Chris McKernan                 6.29
32 Dave Drumm                     7.24
33 Rich Brown                     7.28
34 Zach Magoon                    7.42
35 Jurgen Nobeling                    
36 Zach Johnson                   8.14
37 Matthew Crews                  8.28
38 James Olsen                    8.45
39 John Genovese                  9.06
40 Joe Jankoksy                   9.17
41 Justin Ziemba                  9.18
42 Edward C                      11.08
 
One lap behind
 
43 Chris Rehm                         
44 Charles Goldman                    
45 Sean Grady                         
46 Joel Dexter                        
 
Cub Juniors 1 starter
 
1 Elizabeth White                30.37
 
Masters 55+, 3starters
 
1 Bruce McCowan                  41.02
2 James Themig                    4.22
3 Thomas Downey                   4.26
 
C Men, 13starters
 
1 Scott Marr                     39.38
2 Thomas Noble                    0.33
3 Jurgen Nebelung                 0.52
4 Nick Stielau                        
5 Robert Bauer                    2.33
6 Ralph Karam                     3.08
7 Keith Brown                     4.52
8 John Beaudoin                   6.49
9 Tom Warner                          
10 Lee Strout                    11.19
11 Ben Grenierf                  12.51
 
B Women, 12starters
 
1 Jenn Magur                     35.11
2 Lisa Maxwell                        
3 Laura Jensen                    1.04
4 Brenda Bahnson                      
5 Rachel Brown                    2.46
6 Lesli Comp                      3.05
7 Sarah Dolven                    3.37
8 Christine Beriau                3.53
9 Lana Courtney                   4.19
 
One lap behind
 
10 Donna LaCasse                      
11 Janet Sestokas                     
12 Susan Harris                       
 
BMasters, 10starters
 
1 Todd Savage                    40.56
2 George Benington                0.14
3 Chris Brown                     0.38
4 Robert Tutwiler                     
5 Chris Sullivan                  1.41
6 Christopher Kadlick             2.05
7 Steve White                         
8 Garabed Minasian                3.26
9 Jim Dowling                     8.05
10 Mark McAfee                    8.31
 
B Masters 45+
 
1 George Benington               41.10
2 Robert Tutwiler                     
3 Steve White                         
4 Garabed Minasian                3.12
5 Jim Dowling                     7.51
6 Mark McAfee                     8.17

Past winners

2003 M: Marc Gullickson (Redline)   W: Mary McConneloug (Seven Cycles)
2002 M: Marc Gullickson (Mongoose)  W: Mary McConneloug (Seven) 
2001 M: Jonny Sundt (K2 Bike)       W: Lyne Bessette (Saturn)