Richey races to victory at Beacon 'Cross

Wind and rain created difficult conditions for racers and turned a usually fast, dry course into a sloppy, peanut butter and puddle trail of pain. During the elite men's race, a massive dark cloud moved in from the north as gusts of 40+ mph wind pummeled racers and spectators, destroyed umbrellas, and lifted a few tents into the air.

Canada's Craig Richey (Renner Custom CX Team-Raleigh) pulled away from the men's Beacon 'Cross field on lap four and soloed to victory.

Switzerland's Lukas Winterberg (Philadelphia Cyclocross School) fought hard to finish second, 45 seconds off the pace, while Travis Livermon (SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley) rounded out the top three 36 seconds after Winterberg.

"Sandy, muddy, windy and rainy-- my eyes are feeling like sandpaper, so painful!" remarked Winterberg about the tough conditions.

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Full Results
1Craig Richey (Can) Renner Custom - Raleigh1:05:58
2Lukas Winterberg (Swi) Philadelphia Cyclocross School0:00:45
3Travis Livermon (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley0:01:21
4Mike Garrigan (Can) Lapierre Canada0:01:49
5Lukas Müller (Swi) Philadelphia Cyclocross School0:01:57
6Jeremy Durrin (USA) J.A.M. Fund - NCC0:02:05
7Weston Schempf (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:02:09
8Greg Wittwer (USA) Alan North America Cycling Team0:02:11
9Mark Batty (Can) SpiderTech Powered By C100:02:40
10Adam Myerson (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley0:02:52
11Ben Frederick (USA) Team Traveller0:03:14
12Ryan Dewald (USA) Haymarket-Seavs0:03:17
13Ryan Knapp (USA) Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross0:03:28
14Daniel Chabanov (USA) RGM Watches-Richard Sachs0:04:34
15Andrew Wulfkuhle (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:04:45
16Donny Green (USA) Cycle-Smart0:05:50
17Patrick Bradley (USA) Philadelphia Cyclocross School0:05:57
18Shaun Adamson (Can) Cycle-SmartRow 17 - Cell 2
19David Wilcox (USA) Cycle-Smart0:06:13
20Adam Farabaugh (USA) Team Deschuytter-Kwsc Westkerke0:06:32
21Peter Glassford (Can) Trek Canada0:06:55
22John Burns (USA) Burns Racing0:07:21
23Nathan Wyatt (USA) Carolina Fatz Cycling Center p/b Industry Nine0:07:48
24Steven Ordons (USA) Human Zoom0:07:53
25Austin Roach (USA) MetLife Cycling Team0:08:12
26Gunnar Bergey (USA) C3-Athletes Serving AthletesRow 25 - Cell 2
27Fred Brown (USA) Mtbnj.Com-Halters CyclesRow 26 - Cell 2
28Eric Brungger (Swi) Philadelphia Cyclocross SchoolRow 27 - Cell 2
29Gerald Adasavage (USA) Bicycle Therapy-MelittaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Cary Fridrich (USA) Embrocation Cycling JournalRow 29 - Cell 2
31Zach Semian (USA) Van Dessel Factory TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Cole Oberman (USA)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Montana Norvell (USA)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Peter Hagerty (USA) Team Plan C p/b StevensRow 33 - Cell 2
DNFJerome Townsend (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b RidleyRow 34 - Cell 2
DNFAnthony Clark (USA) J.A.M. Fund - NCCRow 35 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Minturn (USA) Stan's NoTubes-AXA Equitable-CRCARow 36 - Cell 2
DNFCraig Lebair (USA) Philadelphia CiclismoRow 37 - Cell 2
DNFMatthew Means (USA) C3-Athletes Serving AthletesRow 38 - Cell 2
DNFStephen Cummings (USA) C3-Athletes Serving AthletesRow 39 - Cell 2
DNSZoltan Tisza (Hun) Champion System RacingRow 40 - Cell 2
DNSRyan Leach (USA)Row 41 - Cell 2
DNSMatt Spohn (USA) Philadelphia Cyclocross SchoolRow 42 - Cell 2
DNSThomas Mackay (USA) C3-Athletes Serving AthletesRow 43 - Cell 2
DNSGavriel Epstein (Can) CRCA-FoundationRow 44 - Cell 2
DNSKyle Peppo (USA)Row 45 - Cell 2

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