Driscoll delivers at Cycle-Smart International

Weighall bests St John for second

Jamey Driscoll has continued Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com’s successful season with victory number 15 in Northampton on the second race of the Cycle Smart International weekend. Heading off the front of the pack early in the event, the young American soloed in for a memorable win, totally outclassing the field.

For the second day of the weekend, carnage marked the beginning of the elite men’s race. This time, the crash came only 25 metres into the race as normal shoulder rubbing ended with an enormous pile-up that took down nearly half the field. Most of the noteworthy racers made it through cleanly with the exception of Adam Craig (Giant MTB Team) who emerged with a flat tyre and broken shifter at the back of the field. Forced for the second day to fight back from a mechanical issue, Craig chased valiantly, showing his spirit and ended the day in ninth.

At the front of the race, Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/cyclocrossworld.com), Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM/Radix) and race promoter Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) took an early lead. Driscoll led after the first lap and held a gap of only a few seconds on Myerson and Timmerman. Timmerman rolled a tyre on the second lap however, losing him valuable places and forcing him to claw his way back to defend his series leader’s jersey. He rode like a man possessed and crossed the line seventh, in front of U23 winner and series leader Luke Keough (Team Champion System).

Myerson’s hopes were dashed when he flatted far from the pit and had to ride conservatively to stay in the game, eventually rolling through in 14th place. At the front of the race, though, it was the Jamey Driscoll show. In a rare race without a teammate, Driscoll rode smoothly and efficiently, stretching his lead over a four-man chase group to over 30 seconds.

As it became clear that the chase wasn’t going to succeed, Nicholas Weighall (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) attacked, followed only by Derrick St John (Garneau/Club Chassure/Ogilvy). Without the rest of their chase group, Weighall and St John were able to get in sight of Driscoll, despite being five seconds apart themselves.

Heading into the bell lap, Weighall got within 10 seconds of the leader, it was as close as he would get though. Driscoll picked up his fist victory since Cross Vegas to go with seemingly countless podiums. Weighall pulled in second with St. John third.

Full results
1James Driscoll (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com / Cannondale1:01:15 
2Nicholas Weighall (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:00:12 
3Derrick St John (Can) Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy0:00:17 
4Joshua Dillon (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:00:27 
5Justin Lindine (USA) Bikereg.com/Joe's Garage/IF0:00:37 
6William Dugan (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:01:18 
7Dan Timmerman (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:01:40 
8Luke Keough (USA) Team Champion System0:01:40 
9Adam Craig (USA) Giant MTB Team0:02:10 
10Jerome Townsend (USA) Bikereg.com/Joe's Garage/IF0:02:26 
11Dylan McNicholas (USA) CCB Racing0:02:36 
12Manny Goguen (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / IF0:02:37 
13Nathaniel Ward (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / IF0:03:28 
14Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart0:03:45 
15Ethan Gilmour (USA) Belllapcoaching.com0:03:49 
16Peter Bradshaw (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal0:03:50 
17Colin Reuter (USA) International Bicycle MTB Team0:04:45 
18David Wilcox (USA) Geekhouse Bikes / Boston Rock Gym0:04:47 
19John Burns (USA) Bikeman.com0:04:48 
20Todd Wheelden (USA) Kona/OC/CycleMania0:04:53 
21Wayne Bray (USA) Syracuse Bicycle/Spokepost.com0:05:19 
22Greg Whitney (USA) Back Bay Bicycles / Espresso Royale Caffe0:05:50 
23Mitchell Hoke (USA) Clif Bar Development Cyclo Cross Team0:05:53 
24Tyler Wren (USA) Boo Bicycles0:05:54 
25Andrew Crooks (USA) NYC Velo0:06:09 
26Peter Rubijono (USA) Embrocation/Igleheart/Mad Alchemy0:06:37 
27Christopher Hamlin (USA) UVM Cycling0:06:50 
28Richard Visinski (USA) Echappe Equipment Elite Team0:07:05 
29Michael Rea (USA) NorEast Cycling0:07:14 
30Peter Smith (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal0:07:58 
31Matthew Green (USA) Spooky Bikes  
32John Hanson (USA) IF/Lionette's  
33Jake Keough (USA) Team Champion System  
34Adam Sullivan (USA) Cycle-Smart / NCC  
35Kevin Sweeney (USA) International Bicycle Center  
36Soren Klingsporn (USA) Signature Cycles / Rockstar Games-1 
37Tom Gosselin (USA) Peak Performance Multisport-1 
38Michael Jenks (USA) Highland Park Hermes p/b Kim's Bike Shop-1 
39Peter Vanden Borre (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal-1 
40Macky Franklin (USA) Pioneer Racing-2 
41Alistair Sponsel (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team-2 
42Joshua Friedman (USA) NYC Velo-2 
43Michael Norton (USA) Verge Sport/Test Pilot-3 
DNFChris Gagnon (USA) MTBMind.com/Duratec  
DNFNick Keough (USA) Team Champion System  
DNFMatt Mainer (USA) UVM Cycling  
DNFChristian Favata (USA) Favata's Tablerock Tours and Bikes  
DNFPatrick Bradley (USA) Rutgers University Cycling Team  
DNFGavin Mannion (USA) Hot Tubes Junior Development Team  
DNFKirt Fitzpatrick (USA) Sexual Camel  
DNFMichael Broderick (USA) Team Kenda/Seven/Notubes  
DNFJohn Peterson (USA) bikebarnracing.com  

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