White wins Gran Prix of Gloucester opener

Noble second, Ferrier Bruneau third

Emma White (Cannondale) pulled out a last lap victory over her long-time rival Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing), who had to settle for second place Saturday at the Gran Prix of Gloucester. A surprisingly strong Christel Ferrier Bruneau (SAS-Macogep) finished in third place.

Ferrier Bruneau led the race during the first lap and was clearly going for the win, but she could not drop White and Noble. Eventually Bruneau fell off the pace, leaving Noble and White to pummel each other for the remainder of the contest.

Chasing only about thirty seconds behind were Crystal Anthony (Maxxis-Shimano) and Julie Wright (TeamAverica). Retired pro and former Gloucester winner Lynne Bessette (100B7.com-Felt) raced for the first time in years and nearly cracked the top 10. 

“We were going back and forth," White said of her battle with Noble. "It was actually a super, super fun race. I would say it was fifty percent even work-wise. Inside two to go, Ellen really drilled it and gapped me and I really had to find that key in my head where I would catch her and pass her….and that’s what I did. By the time I did that she had used her last match, or had gotten down to her last few so I had a little bit of an advantage.”

Noble added, “It’s funny to be at Gloucester and going head to head with Emma because we’ve been doing this 2011 in the amateur Women’s field. I really felt like I had it, or it felt like I could have done it, and I felt really good on the course…I looked back and she was still there. She made an attack just after the run-up, and there was just a spit second where I hesitated to catch her, and that was enough for her to ride away with it."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma White (USA) Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com0:44:37 
2Ellen Noble (USA) Aspire Racing0:00:16 
3Christel Ferrier Bruneau (Can) SAS-Macogep0:00:34 
4Crystal Anthony (USA) Maxxis-Shimano0:01:22 
5Julie Wright (USA) Team Averica0:02:18 
6Regina Legge (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:02:43 
7Allison Arensman (USA) J.A. King0:03:10 
8Beth An Norton (USA) Team S&M0:03:17 
9Laura Winberry (USA) Speedvagen0:03:20 
10Brittlee Bowman (USA) House Indnokia Healthsimplehuma0:03:48 
11Lyne Bessette (Can) 100B7.comFELT0:03:53 
12Erin Faccone (USA) Team Averica0:04:08 
13Natalie Tapias (USA) JAM NCC0:04:20 
14Taylor Kuyk-White (USA) Philadelphia Bike Expo0:04:25 
15Jauron Vetter (USA) Mad Alchemy | Zanconato0:04:26 
16Leslie Lupien (USA) Team Averica0:05:00 
17Katie Carlson (USA) Ladies First pb Milton Caterpil0:05:05 
18Sophie Russenberger (USA) DaH+?NGER0:05:25 
19Andrea Cox (USA) Riverside Racing0:05:52 
20Christin Reuter (USA) Mad Alchemy | Zanconato0:06:01 
21Alix Norris (USA) Cowbell Racing pb World Bicycle0:06:36 
22Magdeleine Vallieres Mill (Can) Club Cycliste de Sherbrooke0:06:45 
23Kayla Brannen (USA) Cowbell Racing pb World Bicycle0:07:02 
24Paige Williams (USA) Fuji Cross Crew0:07:04 
25Natalie Forsythe (USA) Riverside Racing0:07:14 
26Kathleen Wanat (USA) Bikes+Life0:07:22 
27Alex Carlson (USA) Cycle-Smart0:07:26 
28Meghan Owens (USA) UVM Cycling0:07:35 
29Emily Molden (USA) Nantucket Velo0:08:04 
30Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) Mad Alchemy | Zanconato0:09:20 
-2 lapsJenyy Wojewoda (USA) pedalpowertraining.com  
-2 lapsLydia Hausle (USA) Team Averica  
-2 lapsSara Melikian (USA) pedalpowertraining.com  
DNFMelissa Seib (USA) UVM Cycling  
DNFHeather Richard (USA)  
DNFCaitlin Dowd (USA)  

 

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