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McNicholas on song again on final day

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Durrin with his parents

Durrin with his parents
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The Men

The Men
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The Men

The Men
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Myerson at the front

Myerson at the front
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Anthony Clark freaking out

Anthony Clark freaking out
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Lindine leads up the climb

Lindine leads up the climb
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Jeremy Durrin had a great result

Jeremy Durrin had a great result
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Colin Reuter poses for the camera

Colin Reuter poses for the camera
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Lindine leads on the off-camber

Lindine leads on the off-camber
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Donohue leads Durrin up the stairs

Donohue leads Durrin up the stairs
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Lindine on the front

Lindine on the front
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Townsend hoped to match yesterday

Townsend hoped to match yesterday
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Durrin drives the chase

Durrin drives the chase
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McNicholas built his lead quickly

McNicholas built his lead quickly
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Townsend heads up the chase

Townsend heads up the chase
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McNicholas blows through the barriers

McNicholas blows through the barriers
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Durrin runs the barriers while Gagne hops them behind

Durrin runs the barriers while Gagne hops them behind
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Adam Myerson hops the planks

Adam Myerson hops the planks
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Al Donohue watches as Christian Favata hops the barriers

Al Donohue watches as Christian Favata hops the barriers
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Durrin leads Gagne up the stairs

Durrin leads Gagne up the stairs
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Gagne launches over the hurdles

Gagne launches over the hurdles
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McNicholas gets the monkey off his back with a UCI win

McNicholas gets the monkey off his back with a UCI win
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Durrin was happy with third in front of his family

Durrin was happy with third in front of his family
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McNicholas has been super consistent this year and this weekend was no different.this

McNicholas has been super consistent this year and this weekend was no different.this
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Raphael Gagne’s (Rocky Mountain) getting ready to re-mount his machine as daylight waned

Raphael Gagne’s (Rocky Mountain) getting ready to re-mount his machine as daylight waned
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Raphael Gagne’s (Rocky Mountain) 'cross skills may have been a bit rough but he was blazing fast when on the bike

Raphael Gagne’s (Rocky Mountain) 'cross skills may have been a bit rough but he was blazing fast when on the bike
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) caught his bike on course tape and almost lost hold of his bike

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) caught his bike on course tape and almost lost hold of his bike
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Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange) over the barriers

Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange) over the barriers
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Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) breaking away from Myerson

Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) breaking away from Myerson
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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage) chasing McNicholas to no avail

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage) chasing McNicholas to no avail
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) running barriers in front of the baseball field

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) running barriers in front of the baseball field
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Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange) riding in second position

Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange) riding in second position
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) followed by Jerome Townsend

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) followed by Jerome Townsend
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Donny Green (Cycle-Smart) hammering through the woods

Donny Green (Cycle-Smart) hammering through the woods
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Dan Chabanov (RGM Watches/Richard Sachs) entering the woods

Dan Chabanov (RGM Watches/Richard Sachs) entering the woods
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Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) is more at home on dirt than on pavement

Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) is more at home on dirt than on pavement
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Adam Myerson (Smartstop/Mock Orange) hitting the singletrack while in third position

Adam Myerson (Smartstop/Mock Orange) hitting the singletrack while in third position
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The Elite Men rode several steep climbs that forced the amateur riders off their bikes earlier in the day

The Elite Men rode several steep climbs that forced the amateur riders off their bikes earlier in the day
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Riders struggle to re-mount after the steps due to heavy traffic

Riders struggle to re-mount after the steps due to heavy traffic
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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage) chasing McNicholas

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage) chasing McNicholas
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Anthony Clark (JAM Fund/NCC) fighting for room on the tight stairs

Anthony Clark (JAM Fund/NCC) fighting for room on the tight stairs
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Adam Myerson (Smartstop/Mock Orange) leading the race up the steps on lap one

Adam Myerson (Smartstop/Mock Orange) leading the race up the steps on lap one
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Elite Men at staging

Elite Men at staging
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) was hoping for a repeat of Saturday’s victory

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) was hoping for a repeat of Saturday’s victory
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Bunny-hopping the uphill barriers took some skill today

Bunny-hopping the uphill barriers took some skill today
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Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange) running in the second chase group late in the race

Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange) running in the second chase group late in the race
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Mountain biker Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) had little trouble bunny-hopping the barriers

Mountain biker Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) had little trouble bunny-hopping the barriers
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Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) fighting for second place with Raphael Gagne

Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) fighting for second place with Raphael Gagne
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) running the barriers on lap four

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) running the barriers on lap four
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Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) leading the chase to McNicholas

Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) leading the chase to McNicholas
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) rode like a machine today

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) rode like a machine today
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Riders take on some singletrack

Riders take on some singletrack
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) with a 20 second gap exiting the woods

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) with a 20 second gap exiting the woods
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Dan Chabanov leading his RGM team-mate Josh Dillion

Dan Chabanov leading his RGM team-mate Josh Dillion
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The six leaders head up a climb on lap two

The six leaders head up a climb on lap two
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Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches) cornering on lap two

Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches) cornering on lap two
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Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) riding one of his best races ever

Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) riding one of his best races ever
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) trying to recover from a poorer start than he is used to

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) trying to recover from a poorer start than he is used to
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Adam Myerson (Smartstop/Mock Orange) riding second wheel early in the contest

Adam Myerson (Smartstop/Mock Orange) riding second wheel early in the contest
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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage) put up a good fight despite being sick

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage) put up a good fight despite being sick
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Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange) takes the hole shot on the cinder track

Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange) takes the hole shot on the cinder track
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Men’s Podium (L to R) Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) 2nd, Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) 1st, Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) 3rd

Men’s Podium (L to R) Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) 2nd, Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) 1st, Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC) 3rd
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Dylan McNicholas did it the hard way on day two, but still proved he's a level at the moment, putting a poor start behind him to take a classy victory.

Jerome Townsend (SmartStop/MOB p/b Ridley) was the early aggressor and initiated the selection. After the first lap, the group had been whittled down to Townsend, his teammate Adam Myerson, McNicholas, Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage) and Canadian mountain biker Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) with a chasing group led by JAM Fund/NCC teammates Jeremy Durrin and Alec Donahue.

Though they appeared isolated, a determined chase from Donahue and Durrin did managed to get them to the leaders around the half-way mark.

With five laps to go, McNicholas put in a hard attack and very quickly picked up a ten second advantage, catching Lindine napping and drove the pace solo at the front. McNicholas's quickly grew to 20 seconds, and the pace saw Townsend fall off the chase, leaving a group of Myerson, Gagne, Durrin and Lindine to fight it out.

Lindine was often setting the pace, but being surrounded by quality sprinters, he knew not to do too much of the work. The group clearly had strong legs, but McNicholas took advantage of being able to dictate his rhythm and powered away to his second win of the weekend. The victory was McNicholas’s first UCI win of the season, in the wake of numerous podiums.

Gagne pulled in second, clearly pleased with his position. Durrin’s third-place is a great result heading into his European campaign which begins next weekend in Igorre, Spain.

Elite men
1Dylan McNicholas (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com1:00:30
2Raphael Gagné (Can) Rocky Mountain0:00:06
3Jeremy Durrin (USA) J.A.M. Fund - NCC0:00:09
4Adam Myerson (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley0:00:47
5Justin Lindine (USA) Bikereg.com-Joe's Garage0:00:50
6Jerome Townsend (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley0:01:16
7Shawn Milne (USA) Essex County Velo - Driven by Mazda0:01:25
8Alec Donahue (USA) Joe's Garage0:01:33
9Joseph Welsh (USA) Raleigh All Stars0:01:44
10Daniel Chabanov (USA) RGM Watches-Richard Sachs0:01:55
11Christian Favata (USA) RGM Watches - Richard Sachs0:02:10
12Manny Goguen (USA) BikeReg.com - Joe's Garage0:02:21
13Andrew Wulfkuhle (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
14Anthony Clark (USA) J.A.M. Fund - NCC0:02:26
15Synjen Marrocco (USA) Corner Cycle0:02:38
16Shaun Adamson (Can) Cycle-Smart0:04:28
17David Wilcox (USA) Cycle-Smart
18Evan Huff (USA) BikeReg.com - Joe's Garage0:05:42
19Richard Bardwell (USA) Cycle-Smart0:05:59
20Matthew Fox (USA) Silverado Gallery/Sunnyside
21Joshua Friedman (USA) New Haven Bicycling Club/The Devil's Gear Bike Shop

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