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Clif Bar/ECV Cyclo-Cross - C2
Gloucester, USA, November 2, 2003
Dunlap and Wells ride to victory in Verge NECCS #2
Typical New England Fall weather greeted the 443 riders and numerous other spectators who arrived at the Clif Bar/ECV Cyclo-Cross in Gloucester to take part in the 2nd round of the Verge New England Cyclo-Cross Series. Lining up for the men's and women's elite races were the same, remarkable fields as the day before in the Central Mass. Cyclo-Cross, giving riders the opportunity to make up for missed chances and poor luck, as they raced for the podium in the UCI Cat. 2 race.
If the race from the day before had left any doubt as to who the strongest rider in the elite women's field was, today's race put them to rest. In a field featuring no less than five current or former national champions, Alison Dunlap put on a true tour de force. The race off the start line was fierce, as the riders vied for the lead into the first corner. Gina Hall (Clif Bar) was the first rider to attack when she went off on her own midway through the first lap. Meanwhile, her teammate Carmen D'Aluisio adopted a defensive strategy, keeping an eye on Alison Dunlap (Luna Bar) and Anne Knapp (Kona), while Mary McConneloug (Seven Cycles) appeared to have recovered from her poor ride the day before and was right up with the leaders.
Near the end of the second lap, Dunlap unleashed a ferocious attack that the others were unable to respond to. She quickly bridged up to Hall, and just as quickly rode by her. Before long, D'Aluisio and McConneloug had bridged up to Hall, dropping Knapp in the process. As Dunlap soloed to her second consecutive win on the weekend, Hall had fallen off the pace of the three chasers, leaving the race for second place down to a sprint, which was won by D'Aluisio. McConneloug claimed a stellar third place on the podium, followed by Hall for fourth and a fast-closing Knapp for fifth. Her podium finished meant that McConneloug retained the leader's jersey in the Verge NECCS.
Same Pair, Different Result
On a day which featured the deepest and most talented field of men's elite cyclo-cross racers assembled this season, any number of riders were in with a chance to claim victory. The tension was thick at the start line, and the race for the first corner was furious. As the field hit the first run-up, Saturday's winner Ryan Trebon (CCA) was leading the field, with the rest of the favorites hot on his heels. By the end of the first lap, a select leading group of five riders had broken off of the front, including Todd Wells (Mongoose/Hyundai), Trebon, Jackson Stewart and Andy Jacques-Maynes (Clif Bar), and Mark McCormack (Saturn).
Behind them Marc Gullickson (Redline) was riding hard, trying to make the connection. It didn't take long for Trebon and Wells to ride off the front of the lead group, and the race settled into the same rhythm as the day before, as each took turns at the front, waiting for a mistake from the other. Behind them, McCormack had his hands full racing against the two Clif Bar teammates, as Stewart and Jacques-Maynes both took turns trying to bridge up to the two leaders.
Up front, as the two leaders crossed the start/finish line for the bell lap, Trebon laid down a hard attack, instantly gapping Wells. But, only moments later, as Trebon flew through the course's tough corkscrew turns, he rolled his front tire. Wells was left alone to ride to the win, as Trebon was passed by both chase groups to eventually finish in ninth after having run nearly half a lap. The sprint for second was a photo finish, won by Stewart over McCormack. Jacques-Mayne claimed fourth, and Gullickson rode home for fifth. Peter Wedge (Kona) led home the second chase group, in front of Travis Brown (Trek) and Dale Knapp (Kona). With his fifth place, Gullickson narrowly held onto the leader's jersey in the Verge NECCS.
In the junior's race, the trio of Tucker Thomas (Rad Racing), Jamey Driscoll (GMBC/Invensys), and Konrad Lebas (Richard Sachs) were leading the field, when Driscoll suffered a mechanical for the second straight day, but recovered in time to re-catch the leaders. He went on to win the race by a clear margin, while Lebas finished second and Thomas third.
Other winners on the day included John Verheul (Cycle-Smart) in the masters 35+ race, Scott Wade (Gearworks/Spin Arts) in the 45+, and Cory Burns (winner the day before as well) in the Amateur men's race.
Round 3 of the 2003 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series will be the UCI Cat 3 Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-Cross, held on Sunday, Nov. 16 in Northampton, Mass.
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Elite men 1 Todd Wells (USA) Mongoose 58.59 2 Jackson Stewart (USA) 0.44 3 Mark Mccormack (USA) Saturn 4 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Clif Bar 1.01 5 Marc Gullickson (USA) Redline 1.32 6 Peter Wedge (Can) Kona 1.45 7 Travis Brown (USA) Trek/VW 1.51 8 Dale Knapp (USA) Kona 2.04 9 Ryan Trebon (USA) Easton/Kona 2.26 10 Ben Jacques-maynes (USA) Family Cycling Center 2.36 11 Bart Bowen (USA) Kona 2.46 12 Adam Craig (USA) Giant/Pearl Izumi 3.03 13 Alan Obye (USA) Balance Bar 14 Ben Turner (USA) 7up/Maxxis 15 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona 16 Jeremy Powers (USA) NCC/BikeReg.com 3.24 17 Michael Broderick (USA) 3.29 18 Adam Hodges-myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart 19 Jed Schneider (USA) Alan Factory 20 Brian Astell (USA) IF 21 Rob Hult (USA) ProCycles-Giant 3.39 22 Frank Mapel (USA) Durango Coca Cola 3.50 23 Matthew Svatek (USA) Sportsbook.com 'Cross All-Stars 4.19 24 Johannes Huseby (USA) FiordiFrutta/Wheelworks 4.25 25 Jeff Weinert (USA) Tailwind.net/Cane Creek/Saturn of Toledo 4.29 26 Michael Cody (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com 4.43 27 Shannon Skerritt (USA) TREK/VW/BIKEGALLERY 28 Michael Yozell (USA) Wissahickon 29 Jon Bruno (USA) ECV 30 Jacob Stechmann (USA) Alan Factory Team 31 Ryan O'Connor (USA) W. Virginia 4.55 32 Noah Taylor (USA) 5.17 33 Daniel Coady (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com 5.34 34 Chris Peck (USA) Fiordifrutta 5.40 35 Brandon Dwight (USA) 7up/Maxxis 5.50 36 Jesse Anthony (USA) Hot Tubes 37 Jonathan Baker (USA) Pro Peloton Velo 38 Matt White (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com 6.46 39 Jeff Leake (USA) NCC/BikeReg.com 40 John Hanson (USA) Benidorm/Createx 41 Andrew Freye (USA) Giant Bicycles Under 23 1 Alan Obye (USA) Balance Bar 1.02.02 2 Jeremy Powers (USA) NCC/BikeReg.com 0.21 3 Michael Cody (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com 1.40 4 Jesse Anthony (USA) Hot Tubes 2.47 5 Matt White (USA) NCC / BikeReg.com 3.43 6 John Hanson (USA) Benidorm/Createx 7 Andrew Freye (USA) Giant Bicycles Elite women 1 Alison Dunlap (USA) Luna Women's Mtb Team 34.02 2 Carmen D'Aluisio (USA) Clifbar 0.14 3 Mary McConnelong (USA) 0.19 4 Gina Hall (USA) Clif Bar 0.24 5 Ann Grande (USA) KONA 0.49 6 Megan Monroe (USA) Lemond Cycles 1.27 7 Anna Milkowski (USA) Gearworks/SpinArts 1.28 8 Marianne Stover (USA) Gearworks/Spinarts Cycling Team 2.06 9 Rhonda Mazza (USA) Vanilla Bicycles/Sellwood Cycle 2.20 10 Sarah Uhl (USA) Saturn 2.36 11 Maureen Bruno (USA) Dansko Wheelworks 2.46 12 Katrina Davis (USA) Richard Sachs 2.57 13 Sara Cushman (USA) Gear Works/Spin Arts Cycling Team 3.27 14 Perri Mertens (Aus) Boston Road Club 3.40 15 Pauline Frascanne (USA) Arc-en-ciel 16 Maryann Martinez (USA) CCB/Volkswagen 3.55 17 Darcy Cornell (USA) Dansko Wheelworks 4.12 18 Erica Miller (USA) Wissahickon 4.16 19 Aicia Genest (USA) Richard Sachs 4.27 20 Rebecca Wellons (USA) 4.38 21 Susan Maclean (USA) Gear Works/Spin Arts Cycling Team 4.52 22 Celeste Drumm (USA) Mean Wheels Bike Shop 5.07 23 Stephanie White (USA) Daigel Corp/NHJCA 5.12 24 Kristen Osborn (USA) NEBC/Cycleloft 5.46 25 Kami Trenbay (USA) 5.52 26 Lesley Honsberger (USA) St.Catharines C.C. 6.08 27 Katherine Farago (USA) 6.22 28 Martha Wilson (USA) Dansko Wheelworks 7.14 29 Cassie White (USA) NEBC/Cycleloft 7.34 30 Rebecca Sox (USA) Dansko Wheelworks 7.58 Juniors 1 Jamey Driscoll (USA) GMBC Invensys 39.23 2 Konrad Lebas (USA) Richard Sachs 0.11 3 Tucker Thomas (USA) Rad Racing NW 0.35 4 Charles Marzot (USA) Corner Cycle Cycling Club 0.55 5 Morgan Macleod (USA) Portland Velo/Jamis 1.08 6 Geoffrey Johnson (USA) Portland Velo 1.29 7 Will Freeman (USA) Rad Racing NW 1.41 8 Andy Brooks (USA) Redline 2.01 9 Noah Harwood (USA) NHJCA 2.17 10 Steven Howard (USA) Marceco/Ada Bike 2.28 11 Will Dugan (USA) Mean Wheels 2.36 12 Tucker Olander (USA) Peerless/HNECC 3.03 13 Jon Belcher (USA) Bicycle Link 3.24 14 Ian Gordon (USA) Cox 4.13 15 Kevin Wolfson (USA) NEBC / CycleLoft 4.44 16 Patrick Goguen (USA) the goguen stable 6.45 17 Piotr Brzezchstv (USA) Andover 18 Colt Mcelwaine (USA) Northeast Bicycle Club-Cycle Loft 7.39 19 Alex Duggan (USA) Scottie's Westport 8.47 dq Mike Wickman (USA) Peerless/HNECC rel Severin Skolrud (USA) Rad Racing NW Masters 35+ 1 John Verheul (Cycle-Smart) 45.59 2 Rich Maile (Clif Bar) 3 John Mckone (CCB/Volkswagen) 0.56 4 Mark Stotz (Cyclonauts) 5 Peter Brennan (Trek/VW) 6 Michael Bernard (Gearworks) 7 Christopher Long (Independent Fabrication/Gotham) 8 Jonny Bold (CCCC/Corner Cycle) 9 Scott Wade (Gearworks/Spinarts) 1.18 10 Jim Brown (Rad Racing) 1.41 11 Paul Boudreau (ECV - Essex County Velo) 1.54 12 Tim Haitz (Team Dupont /RITCHEY) 1.58 13 Robert Bisson (Gearworks/Spin Arts) 2.05 14 Timothy Goesbeck (CCB) 15 Paul Lynch (Bicycle Link) 2.16 16 Todd Cassan (Rocinante) 2.34 17 Paul Curley 2.43 18 Mike Umbrell (Minuteman Road Club) 2.54 19 James Walsh (Cox Communications) 2.58 20 Sam Morse (Mass Bay Road Club) 3.03 21 William Sawyer (Gearworks) 3.08 22 Nathan Mchugh 3.13 23 Joel Brown (Cox Communications Cycling Team) 3.17 24 John Meerse (Fastsplits Cycling Team) 25 Gray Eldridge (Corner Cycle Cycling Club) 26 Paul Nyberg (Benidorm Bike/Eastern Bloc) 3.57 27 Gene Petrella (Gearworks/Spin Arts) 28 Brian Sweeney (Gearworks/SpinArts) 4.14 29 Chrisotpher Zigmont (ECV) 30 Gary S. Keblish (CRCA-Conrad's) 31 Mike Spangenbey (BCA) 32 Wayne Barlow (coyote hill) 4.23 33 Jim Bronson (Power Mama) 4.53 34 Dave Becknap (Mass Bay Road Club) 35 John Musher (NEBC/Cycle Loft) 36 Michael Dameron (Cox Communications Cycling Team) 37 Doug Aspinwall (NCC / BikeReg.com) 38 David Schachte (Providence Velo Club) 39 Paul Weiss (Portland Velo Club) 40 Kevin Callahan (bicycle link) 41 Wayne Cunningham (NEBC/Cycle Loft) 42 Daniel Russell (Missing Link) 43 Chris Milliman (Putney/Westhill) 44 Chris Brown (Corner Cycle) 45 David King (CCB-Volkswagen) 46 Al Raine (S&W) 47 Craig Harrison (CCB/Volkswagen) 5.25 48 Rob Belcher (Bicycle Link) 5.30 49 Robert Kramer (Mass Bay Road Club) 50 Ken Gonzalves (Housatonic) 5.35 51 Tom Stevens (Gear Works/Spin Arts) 52 Ken Jayne (AMGEN) 53 Steven Bonadio (NEBC/Cycle Loft) 54 Charles Mcdaniel (Wilmington Velocity) 6.03 55 Derek Griggs (Recycled Sports) 6.12 56 Richard Brown (NHCC/Team NH) 57 Larry Bettencourt (CCB Volkswagen) 58 Gene Garneau (Mercy) 59 Barry Doubleday (MBRC) 60 Jeff Gauthier (GMBC/Invensys) 6.29 61 Tim Crowley (CTS) 6.37 62 Stefan Hesselberg (Berkshire Cycling Association) 63 Phillip Kenealy (NHCC) 64 Mike Provost (Arc-en-ciel) 65 Christopher Smith 6.50 66 Steven Heath (Masters Velo Club) 7.23 67 Timothy Shea (BOB) 7.37 68 Jorge Hernandez (Minuteman Road Club) 69 Geoff Sullivan 70 Brian Bigelow (BOB) 8.21 71 James Mills (Mass Bay Road Club) 8.54 One lap behind 72 Richard Jachs (Richardjaschs CYBC) 73 Bruce Thompson (Minuteman Road Club) 74 Paul Niehoff 75 Theo Kindermann (Cyclocrossworld.com) 76 David Genest (Richard Sachs) 77 R Tutwiler 78 Paul Alachoyan (Team Bike Alley) 79 William Joye (Boston Road Club) B Men 1 Cory Burns 39.20 2 Ryan Larocque (Team Bicycle Alley) 0.16 3 Steve Rescigno (Bethel Cycle) 0.30 4 Maxwell Kullaway (Boston Road Club/ATA) 0.39 5 Tom Hopper 6 Ryan Rumsey (Team Liquid Motion) 1.13 7 Matt Demeis 1.29 8 David Keefe (Boston Bicycle Club) 1.57 9 Todd Cassan (Rocinante) 10 Michael Masar (Test Pilot / Verge Sport) 2.06 11 Brad Roberts (West Hill) 12 Brant Hornberger (NCC / BikeReg.com) 13 Graham Howard (Ada Bike Team) 2.08 14 David Connery (Boston Bicycle Club/Community) 15 Wade Summers (WebEvent.com / HVVC) 2.15 16 Alan Starrett (Bikeman.com) 17 Brad Shuford (NCC / BikeReg.com) 18 Art Trapotsis (Boston Road Club) 19 Michael Cole (Minuteman Road Club) 2.31 20 Jeff Murray (Expo Wheelmen) 2.36 21 Jerome Hughes (REI/Team Novara) 22 Andrew Schnellinger (Team Bike Alley) 23 Sean Sullivan (ECV) 24 Thomas Carr 25 James Mccowan 26 Matthew Sudd (Boston Road Club) 27 Joe Sullivan (Vitamin Cottage Cycling Team) 28 Tom Giordano (NEBC/Cycle Loft) 3.05 29 Kurt Perham 30 Andrew Hollopeter (Bethel Cycle) 31 Jason Achilich (HVC) 32 Ryan Fleming (NHCC/Team New Hampshire) 33 Jude Demeis 34 Todd Crisafulli (North Atlantic Velo/Mercury Web Solutions Cycling) 35 Shaun Berry (Boston Road Club ATA Cycles) 36 Ben Harper (Test Pilot / Verge Sport) 37 Brad Patches (Skyline News) 38 Zac Daab (Hup United) 39 Alan Buday (rotations racing) 3.35 40 Dan Davenport (Team Psycho Triathlete) 41 Brendan Sullivan (Team HUP) 42 Christopher Boer (ada bike-marceco) 43 Nate Simms (NAU / Mercury Web Solutions) 44 David Drumm (Mean Wheels Bike Shop) 45 Anders Larson (Liquid Motion) 46 Willem Haydendad (NAU/Mercury Web Solutions) 47 Young Choi (Joe's Bike Shop) 48 Ed Meyer 49 Kyle Wolfe (Bicycle Link) 50 Chris Gagnon (mtbmind.com) 51 Eric Goodson (Boston Road Club) 52 Christopher Cyr (Bikeman) 53 Wayne Maceyka (Boston Road Club) 54 Gary S. Keblish (CRCA-Conrad's) 55 Ethan Parsons (NCC / BikeReg.com) 56 Sam Stevens (Berlin Bike) 4.16 57 Randall Descarreault (CS Ardagna) 4.32 58 Jeff Craft 4.42 59 Bruce Pierce (Boston Bicycle Club (Community Bicycle)) 4.50 60 David Rose 61 Paul Everard 62 David Fredrickson 63 Jonathan Parrott (West Hill) 5.01 64 Richard Battaglia (Boston Road Club/ATA Cycles) 65 Chip Sovek (Potomac Velo Club) 66 Joshua Begin (Independent Fabrication) 67 Matthew Stover 68 Owen Pope (UVM Cycling) 69 Matthew Crews (Ride 365) 70 Ian Everard 71 Brian Keegan (UNH) 72 Zach Johnson (Essex County Velo) 73 Keith Button (NHCC/Team NH) 74 Mark Robson (Team Bicycle Alley) 75 David Hartmann (Stage1 Cycling) 76 Timothy Shea (BOB) 77 John Frey 7.39 78 Andrew Albright (Monkey Hill Cycle Sports) 79 Shane Mulroony (ECV) 80 Paul Niehoff 7.53 One lap behind 81 Paul Bain (Boston Bicycle Club/Community) 82 Edward C Parsons Jr (Essex County Velo) rel Jeffrey Juneau (Nault's Cyclery) C Men 1 Rick Desmarais (Union Velo Ltd) 30.01 2 Charles Goldman (Portland Velo) 3 Robert Bauer (Minuteman road Club) 4 William Palm (UC Berkley Cycling) 5 Todd Christy (Vineyard TRI) 0.09 6 Matt Williams 0.54 7 Kenneth Hamel (AFD/OSVC) 1.09 8 Carl Ring (NHCC/ Team NH) 1.14 9 Michael Keough (Corner Cycling Club) 1.27 10 Jason Hughes 1.31 11 David Trent (Wheelworks Multisport) 1.45 12 Stephen Kelley 13 Brad Kelley (NHCC/teamNH) 2.05 14 Peter Stetson (Portland Velo) 15 37681 Bavineau 16 Joseph Hughes 17 Chris Rehm (Team Bike Alley) 18 Brian Blondin (BOB) 19 Mike Zanconato (NCC / BikeReg.com) 2.26 20 Duncan McGovern (Ride 365) 21 Andrew Reed 2.57 22 David Alden (crank racing) 3.09 23 Tom West (Unaff) 3.19 24 Michael Hobson (Bicycles Plus/Sierra Nevada) 3.24 25 Nicholas Keough (Corner Cycling Club) 26 Jason Morris (Crank Racing) 27 Brian Spring Sr. (N/A) 3.51 28 Chris Dever 3.56 29 Shawn Corbett (Portland Velo Club) 30 John Wilde 31 David Lafano (NEBC) 32 Ron DeAngelis (Cox) 33 E Bennett (Salem Cycle) 4.08 34 Rich Norford (Naults Cyclery) 35 Dennis Flanagan 36 David Rioux (BRC) 4.42 37 Alex Flinn 38 Shane Smith (NHCC/Team NH) 4.55 39 Michael Lowry (Minuteman Road Club) 5.14 40 Stephen Lin 5.21 41 Sean Grady 5.36 42 Christopher Carlton (Highland Bike Shop) 5.40 43 Huub Valkenburg (Craft) 7.03 One lap behind 44 Jim Collins 45 Stuart Beaulieu (Salem Cycle) rel Christopher Evans (NCC / BikeReg.com) rel Jose Monterroso (Union Velo) C Women 1 Jess Truslow (NEBC/Cycle Loft) 32.27 2 Catherine Daley (UNH) 0.11 3 Rachel Brown (NCC / BikeReg.com) 1.30 4 Tracy Elmes (BRC) 2.04 5 Brenda Bahnson (Independent Fabrication) 2.16 6 Jen Rhodes (Dansko Wheelworks) 2.55 7 Karena Paulkulis (NEBC/Cycle Loft) 8 Janet Sestokas (NEBC/Cycle Loft) 3.14 9 Melissa Smith (Dansko/Wheelworks) 10 Christine Bereau (Bike Alley) 3.35 11 Lana Courtney (Skyline) 3.55 12 Lesli Comp (Team Berlin Bike) 4.17 13 Michele Smith (Boston Cross) 4.43 14 Heather Soberg 4.55 15 Susan Harris 5.01 16 Donna Lecasse (BCH) 5.09 17 Jean Cunningham (NEBC/Cycle Loft) 5.38 18 Patricia French One lap behind 19 C Masters 1 Coley Bryan 28.56 2 Todd Savage (Minuteman Road Club) 1.14 3 Christopher Kadlick (Minuteman Road Club) 1.20 4 James English (Minuteman Road Club) 1.37 5 Jason Arcelay (NEBC/Cycleloft) 1.49 6 James Paterson 2.10 7 Don Marsh (Blues City Riders) 2.19 8 Joseph Di Angelo (harborside cycles) 2.46 9 John Plump (Claremont) 2.50 10 Thomas Downey (MBRC) 3.10 11 Jim Mckinley (Team Wright Museum) 12 Mike Sheahan (Pedros/K2/WheelWorks) 13 Bob Connors (corner cycle cycling club) 14 Mako Saito (Harvard U Cycling) 15 Scott Roy (Bicycle Link MLBC) 4.45 16 Rob Desroisiers 4.48 17 Kevin Pickett 18 Mike Troisi (Chocksett Inn Racing) 19 Tom Deakins 20 Edward Hickey 5.43 21 Chris Sullivan 5.46 22 Michael Meldas? 6.19 23 Dennis Legnard 6.45 24 Bruce Kapsten (ECV) 8.47 25 James Craddock 9.10 Cub juniors 1 Ryan Barlow (NECSA) 7.18 2 Nathan Belcher (Bicycle Link) 0.10 3 Nicholas Keough (Corner Cycle CC) 0.29 4 Luke Keough (Corner Cycle CC) 0.51 5 Tommy Goguen (the goguen stable) 0.52 6 Duncan Spaulding (NHJCA) 1.40 7 Samantha Barlow (Coyote Hill) 1.45 8 Jessica Wong 2.42 9 Manny Goguen (the goguen stable) 10 Ryan Packard (Quad Cycles) 11 Sam Chalet 12 Jack Clark 3.19 13 Brian Spring
Elite Men 2002 Marc Gullickson (USA) Mongoose/Hyundai Elite Women 2002 Carmen D'Alusio (USA) Clif Bar