Powers opens Providence Cyclo-cross Festival with a victory

Berden edges Johnson for second in Powers' wake

Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) soloed in to the win of the men's race at the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival, with Ben Berden (Raleigh-Clement) outsprinting Tim Johnson (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) for second place just two seconds later. The three were part of a break group which dominated the race.

Together with Ryan Trebon and Raphael Gagne, the five-rider lead group got away and opened an un-closeable gap. Stephen Hyde (JAM Fund/NCC), Yannick Eckmann (California Giant/Specialized), and Lukas Winterberg (Muller Landscape/BH Bikes) gave chase, but were never able to make contact with those driving the pace at the head of the race.

The five leaders attacked one another ceaselessly, with Powers finally making it stick on the last lap. He built up a gap which not only was enough to assure him of the win, but also to shatter the rest of the group. That left Berden and Johnson to fight it out for second place while Gagne and Trebon each came in alone for fourth and fifth respectively.

"Race organizer Richard Fries put a lot of work into this," said Powers. "I'm happy to win so close to home!"

The win gave him the lead in the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge.

Full Results
1Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus1:05:06 
2Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement0:00:02 
3Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com  
4Raphael Gagne (Can) Rocky Mountain Factory Team0:00:13 
5Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:25 
6Yannick Eckmann (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:01:26 
7Lukas Winterberg (Swi) Muller Landscape-BH Bikes  
8Stephen Hyde (USA) JAM Fund-NCC0:01:27 
9James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:01:56 
10Jeremy Durrin (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:02 
11Luke Keough (USA) Keough Cyclocross0:02:05 
12Cameron Dodge (USA) Team Skyline-Scott Bikes0:02:06 
13Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus  
14Allen Krughoff (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:02:11 
15Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:46 
16Christian Favata (USA) TRT Bicycles p/b Stan's NoTubes0:02:47 
17Curtis White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:02:50 
18Justin Lindine (USA) Redline-NBX0:02:51 
19Edwin Bull (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team0:02:55 
20Cody Kaiser (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:03:07 
21Tobin Ortenblad (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:03:13 
22Isaac Neff (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:27 
23Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar0:03:31 
24Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:48 
25Derrick St. John (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery0:03:50 
26Anthony Clark (USA) JAM Fund-NCC0:03:55 
27Jesse Keough (USA) Keough Cyclocross0:03:58 
28Daniel Chabanov (USA) House Industries-Richard Sachs-RGM0:04:04 
29Tim Allen (USA) Feedback Sports - Foundry Cycles0:04:10 
30Matt Shriver (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:04:13 
31Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) Team Clif Bar0:04:24 
32Jerome Townsend (USA) BikeReg.com-Joe's Garage  
33Adam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis0:04:38 
34Mitchell Hoke (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:40 
35Sam O'Keefe (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.0:04:41 
36Jake Wells (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team0:05:02 
37Craig Etheridge (USA) Raleigh-Clement-Hodala!0:05:25 
38Craig Richey (Can) VOmax-SponsorConnected.com0:05:38 
39Cole Oberman (USA) Breakawaybikes.com0:05:55 
40Evan McNeely (Can) Norco Factory Team0:06:15 
41Evan Murphy (USA) NYC Velo p/b The Cannibal0:06:32 
42William Elliston (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team0:06:38 
43Charles Schubert (USA) GPM Sport0:06:43 
44Brendan Rhim (USA) KMS-Start House Cycling Team0:06:53 
45Sean Pantellere (USA) STAMPEDE! p/b Budd Bike Works0:07:00 
46Adam St. Germain (USA) ENGVT-Specialized0:07:57 
47Joshua Dillon (USA) BikeReg.com-Joe's Garage -1lap 
48Braden Kappius (USA) Team Clif Bar -3laps 
49Nate Morse (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com  
50Brendan McCormack (USA) Clif Bar-Pactimo  
51Devin Wagner (USA) NYCross.com p/b Vomax  
52Kurt Belhumeur (USA) Stampede!  
53Cameron McCormack (USA) Clif Bar-Pactimo  
54Andrew Lysaght (USA) CUPPOW-Geekhouse-B2C2  
55Christopher Hamlin (USA) Bicycle Express-Kona Bikes  
56Aaron Oakes (USA) NYCross-Vomax  
57Liam Dunn (USA)  
58Adam Sullivan (USA) Embrocation-Gaulzetti Cicli  
59Chris Field (USA) Essex County Velo  
60Thierry Laliberte (Can) Xprezo - Borsao  
61Austin Skomra (USA) TBS Racing p/b Plan2Peak  
62Manny Goguen (USA) RACE CF  
63Spencer Downing (USA) Horizon Organic -4laps 
64Andrew Loaiza (USA) RMRC  
65Eric Oishi (USA) MTBNJ.com-Halter's  
66Evan Cooper (USA) Hudson Furniture Cyclocross  
67Kevin Sweeney (USA) CUPPOW-Geekhouse-B2C2  
68Cary Fridrich (USA) Mad Alchemy-Verge Rider Cooperative  
69Ian Schon (USA) CUPPOW-Geekhouse-B2C2 -5laps 
70Christopher Algar (USA) Cape Cod Cycling Club  
71Alistair Sponsel (USA) Cumberland Transit Cycling  
72Tyler Berliner (USA) BikeReg.com-Joe's Garage  
73Jacob Harris (USA) Createx-Benidorm  
74David Devine (USA) Cannondale  
75Matthew Means (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.  
76Michael Van Den Ham (Can) Cycle-Smart -6laps 
77John Hanson (USA) Soco Unity p/b NBX & Cox  
78Tyler Stein (USA) Fond du Lac-Oshkosh Cyclery  
79Colin Dunlap (USA) Hutches HD-Bend Dental  
80Jesse Quagliaroli (USA) Expowheelmen -7laps 
81James Stout (USA) North of the Border Bikes Race-Champion Systems -8laps 
82Mike Garrigan (Can) Van Dessel -10laps 

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