Noble wins Baystate Day 1

White second and Bruno Roy third

Ellen Noble (JAM Fund/NCC) won the opening round of the Baystate Cyclocross Weekend, also round five of the Verge New England Cyclocross Series presented by Stan's NoTubes and Cycle-Smart on Saturday in Sterling. She soloed to the win ahead of Elizabeth White (UVM Cycling) and Maureen Bruno Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles).

Noble came into the weekend wanting badly to claim her first UCI victory after coming so close to achieving a win last weekend at the Super Cross Cup. She charged up the pavement, then continued onto the tricky course with fierce determination, leaving her competition behind almost immediately.

As Noble quickly grew a gap, White and Bruno Roy chased but they couldn't bring her back.

Cassandra Maximenko (Rare Vos Racing/Van Dessel/PowerBar), within reach of the Verge NECX Series lead, fought for position with Kate Northcott (NESS Team New England) and Corey Coogan Cisek (The Fix Studio) behind Amanda Carey (Team Rhino Rush).

White surged with one to go but couldn't get within 10 seconds of Noble, as Bruno Roy rode smooth and strong in third spot.

Noble claimed that much-deserved win with a great ride, White second, and Bruno Roy finished third. Carey claimed fourth, while Northcott crossed the line in fifth ahead of Maximenko in sixth and Coogan Cisek in seventh.

Noble is now leading both the under-23 and overall series standings.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ellen Noble (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:34:47 
2Elizabeth White (USA) UVM Cycling0:00:22 
3Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:00:53 
4Amanda Carey (USA) Team Rhino Rush0:02:30 
5Kate Northcott (USA) NESS Team New England0:02:49 
6Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Rare Vos Racing/Van Dessel/PowerBar0:02:55 
7Corey Coogan cisek (USA) The Fix Studio0:02:56 
8Brittlee Bowman (USA) House Industries0:03:25 
9Jenny Ives (USA) Verge Sport-Test Pilot0:03:34 
10Rebecca Fahringer (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:04:35 
11Natasha Elliott (Can) Cycle-Smart Elite Team0:04:37 
12Jessica Duppler (USA) Colonial Bicycle Company0:04:38 
13Victoria Gates (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:04:40 
14Joanne Grogan (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:04:43 
15Erin Faccone (USA) GPM Sport0:04:48 
16Jessica Cutler (USA) Jamis Bikesport p/b WA Bike Law0:05:17 
17Emily Shields (USA) Ken's Bike Shop0:05:28 
18Julie Wright (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco0:05:40 
19Christin Reuter (USA) NYCROSS p/b Craft0:05:44 
20Emily Reynolds (USA) Ladies First Racing0:06:03 
21Jauron (roni) Vetter (USA) Blue Steel Cyclery/Mad Alchemy Ride0:06:09 
22Nicole Pisani (USA) Bikeman.com0:06:24 
23Melissa Seib (USA) Bikeman.com0:06:26 
24Stacey Barbossa (USA) MidAtlantic Colavita Women's Team0:06:40 
25Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com0:06:41 
26Samantha Runnels (USA) ATC Racing0:06:42 
27Melody Chase (USA) Gus cx / Raleigh0:06:52 
28Vicki Barclay (GBr) Stan's NoTubes Elite Women's Team0:07:54 
29Vickie Monahan (USA) NYCROSS p/b Craft0:08:59 
30Michele Smith (USA) Hup United0:11:08 
DNFLeslie Timm (USA) Ladies First Racing  

 

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