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Driscoll delivers at Cycle-Smart International

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Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) was the heavy favourite.

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) was the heavy favourite.
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Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) was third yesterday.

Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) was third yesterday.
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The men's start was marred by a huge crash behind the leaders that sent two riders to the hospital.

The men's start was marred by a huge crash behind the leaders that sent two riders to the hospital.
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Nick Weighall (California Giant Berry) was having his best ride of the year in second place.

Nick Weighall (California Giant Berry) was having his best ride of the year in second place.
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) trying to stay upright in the deep sand.

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) trying to stay upright in the deep sand.
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Andrew Crooks (NYC Velo) churns his way through the sand pit.

Andrew Crooks (NYC Velo) churns his way through the sand pit.
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Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) got off to an early lead.

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) got off to an early lead.
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Nick Weighall (California Giant Berry) had no trouble riding the steep climb.

Nick Weighall (California Giant Berry) had no trouble riding the steep climb.
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Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches) about to descend a steep hill.

Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches) about to descend a steep hill.
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Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) riding third again today.

Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) riding third again today.
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Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) through the trees on the upper deck.

Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) through the trees on the upper deck.
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Series leader Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches) had a mechanical and then fought his way back to the top 10.

Series leader Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches) had a mechanical and then fought his way back to the top 10.
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Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) is up the steepest climb with nobody in sight behind him.

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) is up the steepest climb with nobody in sight behind him.
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Will Dugan (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches) heading out onto the top of the course.

Will Dugan (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches) heading out onto the top of the course.
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Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) losing ground to Weighall.

Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) losing ground to Weighall.
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Adam Craig (Giant) lost 30 seconds at the start due to the crash ahead of him but moved up dramatically the whole race.

Adam Craig (Giant) lost 30 seconds at the start due to the crash ahead of him but moved up dramatically the whole race.
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Jake Keough (Champion Systems) was riding strong today.

Jake Keough (Champion Systems) was riding strong today.
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Andrew Crooks (NYC Velo) taking the barriers in stride.

Andrew Crooks (NYC Velo) taking the barriers in stride.
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Nick Weighall (California Giant Berry) remounting quickly as he tried to hunt down Driscoll

Nick Weighall (California Giant Berry) remounting quickly as he tried to hunt down Driscoll
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Adam Craig (Giant) about to pass another group at the barriers.

Adam Craig (Giant) about to pass another group at the barriers.
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The elite men's podium (l-r): Nick Weighall (California Giant Berry), Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld), Derek St. John ( Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy).

The elite men's podium (l-r): Nick Weighall (California Giant Berry), Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld), Derek St. John ( Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy).
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Jamey Driscoll really seemed to enjoy the spoils of victory.

Jamey Driscoll really seemed to enjoy the spoils of victory.
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Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) was free to lay down the law today in the absence of his team-mates and took a commanding victory.

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) was free to lay down the law today in the absence of his team-mates and took a commanding victory.
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Adam Craig had his work cut out after an early-race accident.

Adam Craig had his work cut out after an early-race accident.
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Dan Timmerman was riding well but a rolled tyre didn't help his cause.

Dan Timmerman was riding well but a rolled tyre didn't help his cause.
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Derrick St John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) chases hard on his way to third.

Derrick St John (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) chases hard on his way to third.
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A big win for Jamey Driscoll after dominating the elite men's race.

A big win for Jamey Driscoll after dominating the elite men's race.
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Jamey Driscoll climbs en route to victory.

Jamey Driscoll climbs en route to victory.
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The elite men take on the sand pit.

The elite men take on the sand pit.
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Jamey Driscoll was dominant early in the race.

Jamey Driscoll was dominant early in the race.
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Josh Dillon put in another strong performance to finish fourth.

Josh Dillon put in another strong performance to finish fourth.
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The elite men's podium (l-r): Nick Weighall, Jamey Driscoll and Derrick St John.

The elite men's podium (l-r): Nick Weighall, Jamey Driscoll and Derrick St John.
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Jamey Driscoll has continued Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com’s successful season with victory number 15 in Northampton on the second race of the Cycle Smart International weekend. Heading off the front of the pack early in the event, the young American soloed in for a memorable win, totally outclassing the field.

For the second day of the weekend, carnage marked the beginning of the elite men’s race. This time, the crash came only 25 metres into the race as normal shoulder rubbing ended with an enormous pile-up that took down nearly half the field. Most of the noteworthy racers made it through cleanly with the exception of Adam Craig (Giant MTB Team) who emerged with a flat tyre and broken shifter at the back of the field. Forced for the second day to fight back from a mechanical issue, Craig chased valiantly, showing his spirit and ended the day in ninth.

At the front of the race, Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/cyclocrossworld.com), Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM/Radix) and race promoter Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) took an early lead. Driscoll led after the first lap and held a gap of only a few seconds on Myerson and Timmerman. Timmerman rolled a tyre on the second lap however, losing him valuable places and forcing him to claw his way back to defend his series leader’s jersey. He rode like a man possessed and crossed the line seventh, in front of U23 winner and series leader Luke Keough (Team Champion System).

Myerson’s hopes were dashed when he flatted far from the pit and had to ride conservatively to stay in the game, eventually rolling through in 14th place. At the front of the race, though, it was the Jamey Driscoll show. In a rare race without a teammate, Driscoll rode smoothly and efficiently, stretching his lead over a four-man chase group to over 30 seconds.

As it became clear that the chase wasn’t going to succeed, Nicholas Weighall (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) attacked, followed only by Derrick St John (Garneau/Club Chassure/Ogilvy). Without the rest of their chase group, Weighall and St John were able to get in sight of Driscoll, despite being five seconds apart themselves.

Heading into the bell lap, Weighall got within 10 seconds of the leader, it was as close as he would get though. Driscoll picked up his fist victory since Cross Vegas to go with seemingly countless podiums. Weighall pulled in second with St. John third.

Full results
1James Driscoll (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com / Cannondale1:01:15
2Nicholas Weighall (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:00:12
3Derrick St John (Can) Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy0:00:17
4Joshua Dillon (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:00:27
5Justin Lindine (USA) Bikereg.com/Joe's Garage/IF0:00:37
6William Dugan (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:01:18
7Dan Timmerman (USA) Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix0:01:40
8Luke Keough (USA) Team Champion System0:01:40
9Adam Craig (USA) Giant MTB Team0:02:10
10Jerome Townsend (USA) Bikereg.com/Joe's Garage/IF0:02:26
11Dylan McNicholas (USA) CCB Racing0:02:36
12Manny Goguen (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / IF0:02:37
13Nathaniel Ward (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / IF0:03:28
14Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart0:03:45
15Ethan Gilmour (USA) Belllapcoaching.com0:03:49
16Peter Bradshaw (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal0:03:50
17Colin Reuter (USA) International Bicycle MTB Team0:04:45
18David Wilcox (USA) Geekhouse Bikes / Boston Rock Gym0:04:47
19John Burns (USA) Bikeman.com0:04:48
20Todd Wheelden (USA) Kona/OC/CycleMania0:04:53
21Wayne Bray (USA) Syracuse Bicycle/Spokepost.com0:05:19
22Greg Whitney (USA) Back Bay Bicycles / Espresso Royale Caffe0:05:50
23Mitchell Hoke (USA) Clif Bar Development Cyclo Cross Team0:05:53
24Tyler Wren (USA) Boo Bicycles0:05:54
25Andrew Crooks (USA) NYC Velo0:06:09
26Peter Rubijono (USA) Embrocation/Igleheart/Mad Alchemy0:06:37
27Christopher Hamlin (USA) UVM Cycling0:06:50
28Richard Visinski (USA) Echappe Equipment Elite Team0:07:05
29Michael Rea (USA) NorEast Cycling0:07:14
30Peter Smith (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal0:07:58
31Matthew Green (USA) Spooky Bikes
32John Hanson (USA) IF/Lionette's
33Jake Keough (USA) Team Champion System
34Adam Sullivan (USA) Cycle-Smart / NCC
35Kevin Sweeney (USA) International Bicycle Center
36Soren Klingsporn (USA) Signature Cycles / Rockstar Games-1
37Tom Gosselin (USA) Peak Performance Multisport-1
38Michael Jenks (USA) Highland Park Hermes p/b Kim's Bike Shop-1
39Peter Vanden Borre (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal-1
40Macky Franklin (USA) Pioneer Racing-2
41Alistair Sponsel (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team-2
42Joshua Friedman (USA) NYC Velo-2
43Michael Norton (USA) Verge Sport/Test Pilot-3
DNFChris Gagnon (USA) MTBMind.com/Duratec
DNFNick Keough (USA) Team Champion System
DNFMatt Mainer (USA) UVM Cycling
DNFChristian Favata (USA) Favata's Tablerock Tours and Bikes
DNFPatrick Bradley (USA) Rutgers University Cycling Team
DNFGavin Mannion (USA) Hot Tubes Junior Development Team
DNFKirt Fitzpatrick (USA) Sexual Camel
DNFMichael Broderick (USA) Team Kenda/Seven/Notubes
DNFJohn Peterson (USA) bikebarnracing.com

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