The sun shone down on the Verge NECCS today in New Gloucester, but the mud hung like a black cloud over the head of many racers. Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles) proved that the mud is her best ally in the 'cross circuit and used her superior skills to sweep the Gloucester weekend.
Bruno-Roy kept herself upright through the start of the race, but that was the only change from Saturday as she dominated from the gun to the finish. On the first half lap, she had pushed out a twelve second lead and never looked back.
Behind the surging Bruno-Roy was a chase group much like on the day before with Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes), Natasha Elliott (Garneau/Club Chaussures/Ogilvy), Andrea Smith (Minuteman Road Club) and Amanda Carey (Kenda/trainwitheric.com).
On the second to last lap, the gaps among the chasers began to open with McConneloug and Elliott securing the second and third steps of the podium, leaving Smith and Carey behind for fourth and fifth, respectively.
|1||Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) MM Racing P/B Seven Cycles||0:37:41|
|2||Mary McConneloug (USA) Kenda-Seven-Notubes||0:00:27|
|3||Natasha Elliott (USA) Garneau-Club Chaussures-Ogilvy||0:00:19|
|4||Andrea Smith (USA) Minuteman Road Club||0:01:29|
|5||Amanda Carey (USA) Kenda/Trainwitheric.Com||0:02:19|
|6||Sara Bresnick-Zocchi (USA) Pedalpowercoaching.Com/ Landrys Bicycles||0:03:02|
|7||Anna Barensfeld (USA) Minuteman Road Club||0:03:31|
|8||Linnea Koons (USA) October Factory Racing||0:03:55|
|9||Karen Potter (USA) Zanconato||0:04:29|
|10||Karin Holmes (USA) Sunapee S&W||0:05:49|
|11||Anna Milkowski (USA) Bikereg.Com / Joe's Garage / If||0:06:12|
|12||Kate Harris (USA) October Factory Racing|
|13||Emma Bast (USA) Cycle-Smart / Ncc||0:07:16|
|14||Perri Mertens (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy|
|15||Rebecca Blatt (USA) US Army/ Central Wheel||0:08:21|
|16||Christina Tamilio (USA) Minuteman Road Club||0:09:54|
|17||Natalia Gardiol (USA) Cambridge Bicycle / Igleheart Frames||0:10:26|
|18||Allison Snooks (USA) Minuteman Road Club||0:11:16|
|19||Callie Gordon (USA) Cyclocrossworld.Com|
|20||Clara Kelly (USA) Nebc/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dental|
|DNF||Ann D'Ambruoso (USA) Minuteman Road Club|
|DNF||Emily Curry (USA) Joe's Garage|