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Beacon Cross 2009

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October 31, 2009

October 31, Elite Women:

McConneloug takes commanding win in Beacon 'cross

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November 01, 2009, 19:03 GMT,
November 06, 2009, 19:35 GMT

Bruno Roy, Van Gilder fight onto podium

Mary McConneloug rides to a win.

Mary McConneloug rides to a win.

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Mary McConneloug, once a regular on the MAC circuit, dominated the UCI Elite women's event as she simply rode away from the field Beacon Cross field on Saturday.

It was a stacked women's race, with defending MAC champion Laura Van Gilder and perennial front runner Dee Winfield of C3 Athletes Serving Athletes, 2008 MAC champion Mo Bruno Roy (MM Racing presented by Seven Cycles) and proven race winners Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing), Jennifer Maxwell (ATAC Sportwear present by The Bike Rack) and Carolyn Popovic (guest riding for the promoting Beacon-Cape Atlantic club), among others.

"This is a fast and smooth race course, which I love," said McConneloug afterward. "But I knew I had to pin it from the start."

Pin it she did, winning by over a minute. Behind her, the race looked more like an Australian Pursuit, with Bruno Roy and Van Gilder time trialing to second and third place, respectively.

Elite Women - Full results
1 Mary McConneloug (USA) 0:38:39  
2 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) 0:01:06  
3 Laura Van Gilder (USA) 0:01:28  
4 Deidre Winfield (USA) 0:02:10  
5 Kristin Gavin (USA) 0:02:28  
6 Amanda Carey (USA) 0:03:04  
7 Jennifer Maxwell (USA) 0:04:16  
8 Arley Kemmerer (USA) 0:04:53  
9 Lauri Webber (USA) 0:05:12  
10 Lenore Pipes (USA) 0:05:28  
11 Beth Mason (USA) 0:05:36  
12 Kristine Church (USA) 0:06:02  
13 Diane Grim (USA) 0:06:57  
14 Andrea Luebbe (USA) 0:07:36  
15 Jessica Singerman (USA) 0:07:53  
16 Lisa Most (USA) 0:09:08