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Powers repeats in Baystate 'Cross

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Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott) rode possessed to catch Myerson.

Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott) rode possessed to catch Myerson. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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The pits were not very busy today

The pits were not very busy today (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) wins.

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) wins. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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The men get underway.

The men get underway. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Atop the first run-up.

Atop the first run-up. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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The elite field still had to deal with frozen off-cambers.

The elite field still had to deal with frozen off-cambers. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott), Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart), Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross).

Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott), Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart), Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross). (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Ryan T. Kelly (crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles) heads up the stairs.

Ryan T. Kelly (crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles) heads up the stairs. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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The Champion System p/b Keough Cyclo-cross team chose deep carbon despite the wind.

The Champion System p/b Keough Cyclo-cross team chose deep carbon despite the wind. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) ran the hurdles early on in the race.

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) ran the hurdles early on in the race. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) leads Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclo-cross) and Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart).

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) leads Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclo-cross) and Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart). (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross) died a thousand deaths to stay with Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com).

Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross) died a thousand deaths to stay with Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com). (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) smartly let the leading two go in order to hold onto third.

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) smartly let the leading two go in order to hold onto third. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) seemed happy just to have company for most of the race.

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) seemed happy just to have company for most of the race. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Racing) descends as the sun was setting

Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Racing) descends as the sun was setting (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott).

Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott). (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Brian Wilichoski (cyclocrossworld.com) takes the front up the stairs.

Brian Wilichoski (cyclocrossworld.com) takes the front up the stairs. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott) and Myerson (Cycle-Smart).

Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott) and Myerson (Cycle-Smart). (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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As the race went on, Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) showed a bit of flair and hopped the hurdles.

As the race went on, Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) showed a bit of flair and hopped the hurdles. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross) didn’t hop the barriers, but did stay with Powers the longest.

Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross) didn’t hop the barriers, but did stay with Powers the longest. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) salutes his victory.

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) salutes his victory. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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High-fives all around for J-Pow (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com).

High-fives all around for J-Pow (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com). (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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The men’s podium (L to R): Luke Keough, Jeremy Powers, Adam Myerson.

The men’s podium (L to R): Luke Keough, Jeremy Powers, Adam Myerson. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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A number of racers came down from Canada for the Bay State Cyclo-cross weekend.

A number of racers came down from Canada for the Bay State Cyclo-cross weekend. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) won his first-ever national series with the 2010 NACT.

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com) won his first-ever national series with the 2010 NACT. (Image credit: Natalia Boltukhova/Pedal Power Photography)
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The Keoughs (L to R) Luke, Jesse, Nick certainly have bright future in the sport

The Keoughs (L to R) Luke, Jesse, Nick certainly have bright future in the sport (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) leads the men on the running track

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) leads the men on the running track (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Elite men's start

Elite men's start (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Luke Keough (Champion Systems) in a pack with Josh Dillon

Luke Keough (Champion Systems) in a pack with Josh Dillon (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) was clearly one of the strongest riders this weekend

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) was clearly one of the strongest riders this weekend (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) with a comfortable lead late in the race

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) with a comfortable lead late in the race (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) and Justine Lindine were joined at hip for much of the race

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) and Justine Lindine were joined at hip for much of the race (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) leads the race

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) leads the race (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches)

Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Robert Marion (American Classic-Kenda) races to 12th place today

Robert Marion (American Classic-Kenda) races to 12th place today (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) bunny hops the barriers

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) bunny hops the barriers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Luke Keough (Champion Systems) chases Powers

Luke Keough (Champion Systems) chases Powers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Justine Lindine (Bikereg.com) ahead of Adam Myerson at the barriers

Justine Lindine (Bikereg.com) ahead of Adam Myerson at the barriers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) nails down third place with a convincing sprint

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) nails down third place with a convincing sprint (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) is having his best cross season in years

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) is having his best cross season in years (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Elite men stage

Elite men stage (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Elite men approach the first set of stairs

Elite men approach the first set of stairs (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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A Pedros rider is first up the steps

A Pedros rider is first up the steps (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Men's traffic jam

Men's traffic jam (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Elite men on the only run-up today

Elite men on the only run-up today (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure) before a mechanical ruined his chances to make the podium

Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure) before a mechanical ruined his chances to make the podium (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Luke Keough (Champion Systems) tries to hang with Powers

Luke Keough (Champion Systems) tries to hang with Powers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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A Verge rider eyes the big descent

A Verge rider eyes the big descent (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Racing) rides to a fifth place today

Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Racing) rides to a fifth place today (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Young Jesse Keough (Champion Systems) races to a remarkable 14th place

Young Jesse Keough (Champion Systems) races to a remarkable 14th place (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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A rider beginning the descent

A rider beginning the descent (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Nick Keough (Champion Systems) entering the woods

Nick Keough (Champion Systems) entering the woods (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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A Pedro rider films the race with a helmet cam

A Pedro rider films the race with a helmet cam (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Colin Huston (Moots) runs the barriers

Colin Huston (Moots) runs the barriers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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The elite men's podium (l-r): Luke Keough, Jeremy Powers and Adam Myerson.

The elite men's podium (l-r): Luke Keough, Jeremy Powers and Adam Myerson. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) en route to winning the Baystate 'Cross.

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) en route to winning the Baystate 'Cross. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) had a bit more competition today from 19-year-old Luke Keough (Champion Systems), but easily rode away with two laps remaining and take the victory. Keough rounded out an impressive weekend with another second place. Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) earned third place in a sprint finish against Verge series leader Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com). Lindine hung onto the Verge series jersey, while Powers was awarded the NACT series championship.

Today's course changes by designer Tom Stevens were numerous. They totally altered the complexion of the race. The number of turns increased dramatically including dodging pine trees at one point on the course. Riders were treated to some sweet singletrack and a longish climb from the bottom of the course to the top. As the men took to the line, temperatures were falling and the ground seemed to firm up somewhat.

"The course was really twisty and turny. It was really hard to find a section where you could say I'm going to put in one minute of really hard bike riding," said Powers. "Yesterday was a lot of pedaling, and today was a lot of driving. There's a speed limit on all those corners."

The men's race seemed to be a bit of a repeat of the women's race. Breakaways were made more difficult by the constant turning so a large group stayed together for several laps. It included Powers, Myerson, Lindine, Luke Keough, Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Racing), Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs), and others at times.

There were numerous mistakes made on the complicated course, and Powers found himself fighting to recover after riders ahead of him went down. "Three laps in I made it a point to get to the front since there were a lot of guys falling over on those tight corners" explained Powers.

Derek St. John (Garneau Club Chaussure) had a very early mechanical and found himself chasing unsuccessfully the rest of the race.

One by one the riders seemed to disappear from the lead group with three laps to go. Luke Keough found himself the last man standing who could challenge Powers. "It's always fun to ride with Jeremy" said Keough. "He was not at his limit so he was able to ride smoothly. It was amazing to watch him ride. I was just trying to stay with him and we got away from everyone else. I got to ride my own race which was nice," Keough said.

Behind the leaders, Adam Myerson and Justin Lindine found themselves locked in battle as both wanted the valuable Verge series points. Both entered the final stretch of dirt track together, but Myerson's road pedigree was evident as he easily took the sprint for third place.

The Verge series finale will take place at the NBX G.P of Cross in Warwick, Rhode Island on December 4-5. Many of the top racers including Powers and Luke Keough will head instead to the USGP in Portland, Oregon which is taking place on the same weekend.

Full Results
1Jeremy Powers (USA) Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com0:57:22
2Luke Keough (USA) Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross0:00:12
3Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart0:00:32
4Justin Lindine (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott
5Travis Livermon (USA) Mock Orange Racing0:00:45
6Nicholas Keough (USA) Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross0:00:53
7Jonathan Sundt (USA) El Gato CX0:02:05
8Joshua Dillon (USA) Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix0:02:35
9Andrew Wulfkuhle (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:02:46
10Alec Donahue (USA) Wheelhouse-NCC
11Brian Wilichoski (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:03:31
12Robert Marion (USA) American Classic
13Kevin Sweeney (USA) crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles
14Jesse Keough (USA) Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
15Dan Chabanov (USA) NYCross.com / CBRC0:03:40
16Anthony Clark (USA) nebikeconsulting.com0:03:52
17David Wilcox (USA) Pedro's Grassroots Cycling Club0:04:28
18Derrick St John (Can) Garneau Club Chaussure-Ogilvy0:04:38
19Thierry Laliberté (Can) Xprezo - Borsao0:04:45
20Colin Reuter (USA) crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles
21Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) PlaneteSports.ca0:04:51
22Ryan Kelly (USA) crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles0:05:21
23Michael Wissell (USA) B2C20:05:52
24John Burns (USA) Bikeman.com0:06:00
25Stephen Pierce (USA) Cambridge Bicycle-Igleheart Frames0:06:48
26Adam Sullivan (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal
27Greg Whitney (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco0:07:10
28Alistair Sponsel (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team0:07:43
29Cary Fridrich (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy0:07:58
30Joshua Lehmann (USA) Pedro's Race Team0:08:09
31Collin Huston (USA) Moots
32Rodrigo Moraes (Bra) Edgartown Bicycles
33Joshua Friedman (USA) NYC Velo

 

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