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

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