Gudsell wins first NRC with Tour of Somerville

Menzies and Young complete podium

Timothy Gudsell secured his first victory Stateside at the National Racing Calendar’s (NRC) Tour of Somerville held on Memorial Day Monday. The New Zealander won a breakaway sprint ahead of Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare) in second and Eric Young (Bissell) in third.

"I broke away in the last lap to win solo," Gudsell said. "It is my first NRC win and a good one for our team. We went into today wanting to make a breakaway because we don’t have a pure sprinter. We just wanted to be as aggressive as possible and we had four riders in the last breakaway, so we were happy with that."

The Tour of Somerville’s 67th annual Kugler-Anderson Memorial is an annual criterium held in New Jersey. Some 140 Pro-Cat 1 and 2 riders took the start line. The event's four corner circuit started on West Main Street, took a left onto Grove Steet, another left onto the back stretch on West High Street, rounded a left onto Mountain Avenue before blasting through the final corner for a 800-metre dash to the finish line.

"It was a fairly safe race but I think the last straightaway was a little sketchy," Gudsell said.

The race was highly aggressive from the start with the majority of attacks coming from Pure Black Racing, Champion System, Mountain Khakis along with a series of New Jersey, New York and surrounding regions local teams.

Those interested in a bunch sprint included the nation’s two Professional Continental teams UnitedHealthcare and Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis, which titled the day’s event.

"It was a tactical race," Gudsell said. "There were a number of teams there that wanted a bunch sprint. We were working for a breakaway and trying hard to get some of our guys in a move. There were enough other teams wanting to be in a break to make it a pretty difficult race."

An early move emerged that included one rider from UnitedHealthcare, however, it was short lived as his team was not happy with the configuration of riders in the mix. "There was only the one earlier breakaway that had eight guys in it and UnitedHealthcare had one guy in it but they didn’t seem happy with it and chased it down, " Gudsell said. "It was quite an aggressive race the whole way. But, mid way through is when we got away."

A mid to late race breakaway set sail that included roughly 20 riders. Those involved in the move were Gudsell, Menzies and Young along with James Williamson, Scott Lyttle and Shem Rodger (Pure Black Racing), Alejandro Borrajo and Eric Schildge (Jamis-Sutter Home), Matt Friedmann and Kin San Wu (Champion System), Bobby Lea (Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA), Rafael Meran (Foundation/CRCA), Andrea Grendene and Ben King (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis), Clayton Barrows (Stan’s NoTubes-AXA Equitable), Gavin Mannion (Trek-Livestrong), Eddier Godinez (Somerville Bicycle Shop), Guillaume Nelessen (Van Dessel Factory Team) and Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare).

Gudsell jumped ahead of the breakaway on the last lap and gained a few seconds advantage heading into the finish line. He soloed to his first NRC win ahead of Menzies, who took the sprint win, and Young. "I probably finish two to four seconds ahead of the sprint from our breakaway and then our breakaway sort of split apart and the field came in behind that," Gudsell said.


Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Timothy Gudsell (Pure Black Racing)1:48:36 
2Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)  
3Eric Young (Bissell Pro Cycling)  
4Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis Sutter Home)  
5Matthias Friedemann (Team Champion System)  
6Bobby Lea (Pure Energy Cycling/Proairhfa)  
7Rafael Meran (Foundation/CRCA)  
8Andrea Grendene (Team Type 1-Development)  
9Clayton Barrows (Stan's Notubes / AXA Equitable)  
10James Williamson (Pure Black Racing)  
11Gavin Mannion (Trek-Livestrong)  
12Eddier Godinez (Somerville Bicycle Shop)  
13Charles Hutcheson (Xo Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson)  
14Scott Lyttle (Pure Black Racing)  
15Guillaume Nelessen (Van Dessel Factory Team)  
16Kin San Wu (Team Champion System)  
17Ben King (Team Type 1)  
18Shem Rodger (Pure Black Racing)  
19Boy Vanpoppel (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)  
20Eric Schildge (Jamis-Sutter Home)  
21Aldo Ilesic (Team Type 1)  
22Luke Keough (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)  
23Robert Forster (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)  
24Stalin Quiterio (James Vincent / Jv Racing)  
25Georg Tazreiter (Team Champion System)  
26Colin Jaskiewicz  
27Geron Williams (Continental Cycle Club)  
28Matteo Dal-Cin (Euro-Sports.Ca/ The Foodery)  
29Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)  
30Holger Burkhardt (Team Champion System)  
31Thomas Brown (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)  
32John Durso (Ofoto)  
33Maurice Gamanho (Van Dessel Factory Team)  
34Alessandro Bazzana (V Australia)  
35Gabriel Acaba (Crca / L-Raphael.Com - Leopard)  
36Roselvert Marte Quezada (GS Mengoni)  
37Aaron Fillion (Ride With Rendall)  
38Anthony Taylor (Crca / L-Raphael.Com - Leopard)  
39Bill Elliston (Van Dessel Factory Team)  
40Luciano Bezerra (Novane Studios/Greenwood Floor)  
41Adam Carr (Twinsix)  
42Barry Miller (Mike Fraysse Sports)  
43Shane Kline (Bissell Pro Cycling Team)  
44Charles Eldridge (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis)  
45Rodney Santiago (Champion System Racing)  
46Stephan Dioslaki (Team Metra / Cycles 54 P/B Wen)  
47Greg Leach (Team Metra / Cycles 54 P/B Wen)  
48Paul Chooweenam (Team Alanis)  
49Wyatt Stoup (Dynaflo Racing)  
50Robert Kamppila (Ca Pools/Dewalt)  
51Davide Frattini (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)  
52Michael Northey (Pure Black Racing)  
53Joris Boillat (Team Champion System)  
54Alejandro Guzman (Foundation/CRCA)  
55Randy Smargiassi (Team Lionofflanders.Com)  
56John (Jackie) Simes (Jamis-Sutter Homes)  
57Ryan Pettit (Heart House/Cce)  
58Chris Williams (Team Champion System)  
59Marc Prutton (Stan's No Tubes / AXA Equitable)  
60Daniel Barry (Pure Black Racing)  
61Matt Inconiglios (Stage 1 / Fusionthink)  
62Jason Meidhof (Clean Currents P/B Don Beyer V)  
63Guillermo Gonzalez (Team Somerville Bicycle Shop)  
64Michael Chauner (Cyklecity)  
65Guido Palma (Jamis-Sutter Home)  
66Igor Volshteyn (Crca/Jonathan Adler Racing)  
67John Loehner (Stan's Notubes / AXA Equitable)  
68Nicholas Keough (Www.Keoughcyclocross.Com)  
69Elvi Rodriguez Garcia (Team Somerville Bicycle Shop)  
70Todd Scheske (Mvp Health Care)  
71Nikolai Masluk (Team Metra/ Cycles 54 P/B Wend)  
72Glen Rendall (Ride With Rendall)  
73Martijn Verschoor (Team Type 1)  
74Lynn Murray (CRCA / L-Raphael.Com - Leopard)  
75Fabio Calabria (Team Type 1)  
76Alexey Shmidt (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis)  
77Casey Roth (Ride With Rendall)  
78Jim Tsilemos (Ride With Rendall)  
79Unknown Rider  
80Sean Melcher (Northeastern Hardware)  
81Lucas Binder (Sklz P/B Pista Palace)  
82Euris Rafael Vidal (Foundation/CRCA)  
83Demis Aleman (Jamis-Sutter Home)  
84Austin Roach (Metlife Cycling Team)  
85Gavriel Epstein  
86Ronald Larose Iii (Ccns Www.Charlescoaching.Com)  
87Nik Reinert (Van Dessel)  
88Glen Chadwick (Pure Black Racing)  
89Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)  
90Enno Quast (Www.Keoughcyclocross.Com)  
91Aaron Hubbell (Nuvo Cultural Trail)  
92John Minturn (Stan's Notubes / AXA Equitable)  
93Isaac Howe (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)  
94Anthony Lowe (Die Hard - Think Racing)  
95Lisban Quintero (Foundation/CRCA)  
96Jared Nieters (Xo Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson)  
97Tim Rugg (Xo Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson)  
98Gilberth Gomez-Valverde (Team Somerville Bicycle Shop)  
99Ryan Dewald (Bikyle/Mazur Coaching)  
100Tim Brown (Xo Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson)  
101Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing)  
102Roberto Torres-Aguiar (Champion System Racing)  
103Jon Gallagher (Cole Sport)  
DNFZoltan Tisza (Champion System Racing)  
DNFDave Jordan (Crca / L-Raphael.Com - Leopard)  
DNFSteven Black (Haymarket Bicycles)  
DNFFranklin Burgos (Jv Racing)  
DNFRyan Nye (Mvp Health Care)  
DNFWes Kline (Project U23 P/B Bike Loft East)  
DNFMason Hanrahan (Ride With Rendall)  
DNFDaniel Zmolik (Stan's Notubes / AXA Equitable)  
DNFChristopher Johnson (Stan's Notubes / AXA Equitable)  
DNFGeoff Smith (Watchung Wheelmen)  
DNFChris Tirone  
DNFAlexander Bremer (Foundation/CRCA)  
DNFMichael Jenks (Heart House/Cadv/Cc Evesham)  
DNFAnibal Borrajo (Jamis-Sutter Home)  
DNFSterling Magnell (McGuire Cycling Team)  
DNFJ Gabriel Lloyd (Metlife Cycling Team)  
DNFRafal Urzedowski (Northeastern Hardware)  
DNFKen Walsh (Pabst Blue Ribbon/Talksoft Rac)  
DNFKiernan Orange (Ride With Rendall)  
DNFJoe Whitman (Stan's Notubes / AXA Equitable)  
DNFRyan Shebelsky (Team Alliance Environmental)  
DNFAdam Myerson (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)  
DNFNeil Bezdek (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)  
DNFTravis Livermon (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)  
DNFJerome Townsend (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)  
DNFBenjamin Zawacki (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)  
DNFEdwin Bull (Van Dessel Factory Team)  
DNFHorace Burrowes (W.S. United Mangoseed Restaurant)  
DNFIggy Silva (Wonderful Pistachios)  
DNFDavid Sommerville (Ws United Mango Seed Restaraunt)  
DNFJermaine Burrowes (Ws United/Mangoseed Restaurant)  
DNFPaul Burrowes (Ws United/Mangoseed Restaurant)  
DNFFernando Antogna  
DNFMichael Smith Larsen  
DNFAndrew Troy  
DNFRodney Myers  
DNFChristopher Bernard  
DNFMark Light (Liberty Cycle)  
DNFGodfrey Pollydome (Flying Ace)  


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