Bessette and Johnson on top again

Johnson wins

Johnson wins (Image credit: Paul Weiss)

While the sunny skies and high temperatures made it feel more like early-season, Saturday's Gear Works Bay State cyclo-cross, round 5 of the 2006 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series, packed all the punch of a classic East Coast ‘cross throwdown. cyclo-cross's first couple, Lyne Bessette ( and Tim Johnson (, won the Elite Women's and Men's races, though under very different circumstances.

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