Powers out-duels Driscoll in Northampton

Cyclocrossworld.com/Cannondale teammates dominate men's opener

Teammates Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll (Cyclocrossworld.com/Cannondale) proved too strong for the Elite men's field at Saturday's Cycle-Smart International with Powers taking the win two seconds ahead of Driscoll. Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix), the men's Verge New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series leader, finished 35 seconds later in third place in the ninth event of the 14-race series.

With a field over 50 strong lined up under sunny skies in Northampton, the Elite men's start proved chaotic in the opening seconds. A broken chain caused a massive pile-up only 100 meters from the start taking down several riders, leaving many to walk their bikes off the course, assess the damage and prepare for Sunday.

Ahead of the chaos, though, were Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll of the dominant Cyclocrossworld.com/Cannondale team. With them were series leader Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix) and Nicholas Weighall (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized).

Not far behind the leading quartet were Jerome Townsend (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/IF) and Adam Craig (Giant MTB Team).

Powers and Driscoll controlled the front of the race the same way they've been controlling races the entire season. Their pressure proved too much for Weighall as he fell off the hard pace, eventually holding on for fourth.

Like Weighall, Timmerman was unable to match the pace, but rode valiantly to keep the leaders within a few seconds until the last two laps. Timmerman was able to hold on to third place, 37 seconds back, and retained his Verge series leader's jersey.

Adam Craig looked like he was going to power back to the leaders, but with two laps to go he dropped his chain and lost several spots. Craig fought back for a fifth place finish in his return to racing in New England.

The Elite men race in Northampton, Massachusetts once again on Sunday in the second day of the Cycle-Smart International, round 10 of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series.

Full results
1Jeremy Powers (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com / Cannondale0:55:18 
2James Driscoll (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com / Cannondale0:00:02 
3Dan Timmerman (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:00:37 
4Nicholas Weighall (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:01:02 
5Adam Craig (USA) Giant MTB Team0:01:12 
6Derrick St John (Can) Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy0:02:02 
7William Dugan (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:02:17 
8Jerome Townsend (USA) Bikereg.com/Joe's Garage/IF0:02:30 
9Luke Keough (USA) Team Champion System0:02:31 
10Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart0:02:55 
11Jesse Anthony (USA) Jamis0:03:08 
12Nathaniel Ward (USA) BikeReg.com/Joe's Garage/IF  
13Jake Keough (USA) Team Champion System0:03:11 
14Joshua Dillon (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:03:12 
15Ethan Gilmour (USA) Bellapcoaching.com0:03:13 
16Peter Bradshaw (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal0:03:22 
17Mitchell Hoke (USA) Clif Bar Development Cycling Team0:03:30 
18Nick Keough (USA) Team Champion Systems0:04:10 
19Kirt Fitzpatrick (USA) Sexual Camel0:04:38 
20Peter Smith (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal0:04:53 
21Manny Goguen (USA) BikeReg.com/Joe's Garage/IF0:05:25 
22Richard Visinski (USA) Echappe Equipment Elite Team0:05:31 
23Christian Favata (USA) Favata's Tablerock Tours and Bikes0:05:35 
24David Wilcox (USA) Cambridge Bicycle  
25Todd Wheelden (USA) Kona/OC/CycleMania0:05:48 
26Wayne Bray (USA) Syracuse Bicycle/Spokepost.com0:05:51 
27Colin Reuter (USA) International Bicycle MTB Team0:06:11 
28Christopher Hamlin (USA) UVM Cycling0:06:40 
29Kevin Sweeney (USA) International Bicycle Centers  
30John Hanson (USA) IF/Lionette's  
31Peter Rubijono (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal  
32Matthew Green (USA) Spooky Bikes  
33Greg Whitney (USA) Back Bay Bicycles / Espresso Royale Caff  
34Michael Norton (USA) YSG Racing: Team Metra/Wendy's p/b Cycle  
35Hunter Pronovost (USA) Cheshire Cycle Racing  
36Macky Franklin (USA) Pioneer Racing  
LappedRyan Kelly (USA) NorEast Cycling  
LappedNoah Tautfest (USA) Bicycle Express  
LappedPatrick Goguen (USA) NEV & CP / Bobcat of NH  
LappedJames Newton (USA) Minuteman Road Club  
LappedTom Gosselin (USA) Peak Performance Multisport  
DNFMichael Jenks (USA) Highland Park Hermes  
DNFMichael Broderick (USA) Team Kenda/Seven/Notubes  
DNFDylan McNicholas (USA) CCB Racing  
DNFPatrick Bradley (USA) Rutgers University Cycling Team  
DNFJohn Burns (USA) Bikeman.com  
DNFGavin Mannion (USA) Hot Tubes Junior Development Team  
DNFKevin Wolfson (USA) BikeReg.com/Joe's Garage/IF  
DNFMatt Mainer (USA) UVM Cycling  
DNFPeter Vanden Borre (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal  
DNFJustin Lindine (USA) Bikereg.com/Joe's Garage/IF  
DNFMarc-Andre Daigle (Can) Warrior Racing  
DNFMichael Rea (USA) NorEast Cycling  
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