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Wyman sweeps Catamount GP weekend

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Women’'s Podium (L to R): Maghalie Rochette (Cyclocrossworld.com) 2nd, Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) 1st, Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) 3rd

Women’'s Podium (L to R): Maghalie Rochette (Cyclocrossworld.com) 2nd, Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) 1st, Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) 3rd
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Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob'’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) having her tires checked by the officials

Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob'’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) having her tires checked by the officials
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Maghalie Rochette (Cyclocrossworld.com) rode like she was possessed today

Maghalie Rochette (Cyclocrossworld.com) rode like she was possessed today
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Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld.com) moved up dramatically during the first few laps

Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld.com) moved up dramatically during the first few laps
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Riders climb one of the steep hills added to Sunday’'s course

Riders climb one of the steep hills added to Sunday’'s course
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) alone at the front of the race

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) alone at the front of the race
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Catherine Sterling (Bikeman.com) running after the set of stairs

Catherine Sterling (Bikeman.com) running after the set of stairs
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) at the top of the course with the race lead

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) at the top of the course with the race lead
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) putting in another podium ride

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) putting in another podium ride
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Emma White (cyclocrossworld.com) running the barriers late in the race

Emma White (cyclocrossworld.com) running the barriers late in the race
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) is congratulated by the fans at the finish

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) is congratulated by the fans at the finish
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BrittLee Bowman (House Industries/Richard Sachs/RGM) riding in the new team colors

BrittLee Bowman (House Industries/Richard Sachs/RGM) riding in the new team colors
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Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) pushing her bike as Mo Bruno-Roy passed her with a shouldered bike

Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) pushing her bike as Mo Bruno-Roy passed her with a shouldered bike
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Frances Morrison (C3-Twenty20 Cycling) riding a steep pitch

Frances Morrison (C3-Twenty20 Cycling) riding a steep pitch
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One of the advantages of an early call-up was time to enjoy the view

One of the advantages of an early call-up was time to enjoy the view
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European Champion Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) taking the hole shot

European Champion Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) taking the hole shot
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The women's field negotiate a section of mud soon after the start

The women's field negotiate a section of mud soon after the start
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) was first up the stairs

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) was first up the stairs
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Cassandra Maximenko (Rare Vos Racing) running the stairs

Cassandra Maximenko (Rare Vos Racing) running the stairs
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) rounding a corner with the race lead

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) rounding a corner with the race lead
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Maghalie Rochette (Cyclocrossworld.com) riding solidly in second place

Maghalie Rochette (Cyclocrossworld.com) riding solidly in second place
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) riding alone in third place

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) riding alone in third place
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Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collaborative) got off to a much better start today

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collaborative) got off to a much better start today
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Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld.com) on a steep climb

Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld.com) on a steep climb
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) had time to celebrate before crossing the line

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) had time to celebrate before crossing the line
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Racing) executed another solo time trial from the starting gun to sweep the Green Mountain Cyclocross Weekend. Maghalie Rochette (Cyclocrossworld.com) attempted to stay with Wyman, and in the process separated herself from the rest of the field. She finished alone in second place.

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) repeated her Saturday performance by riding nearly the entire race alone in third place. Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld.com) claimed fourth place at 1:41 down, two seconds in front of Mo Bruno Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) who rounded out the top five.

The Elite Women were treated to perfect racing conditions at the Catamount Family Center. The course had dried out considerably from soaking rains a couple days ago. While there was still some mud out on the course, it was not a factor in the racing today. The track covered an amazing amount of real estate again today. Riders first took on a hilly pasture beyond a tree line that prevented spectators from seeing much. They then faced a new set of stairs, a new climb up steep whoops, and a blazing fast descent off the hill.

While Wyman took the hole-shot, young Rochette was foiled in her attempt to stay with the leader. She said, “At the beginning I was trying to go on Helen’s wheel but Crystal fell and I was right beside her. I then just went as hard as I could. It was pretty fun, a fast course.”

Lyne Bessette started again at the back of the field but sliced and diced herself into a competitive position during the first two laps. She then set her sights on the podium but came up a bit short. The retired racer will be making a special appearance at CrossVegas this coming week.

Wyman, wearing her blue European Champion’s kit, had plenty of time to celebrate her victory with the crowd as she rolled up the finishing straight. She slapped hands with virtually every person who had lined up to see the finish.

While Wyman now travels to Baltimore to compete in the Charm City race, most of the top women including Rochette will be competing at CrossVegas on Wednesday night.

Full Results
1Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing0:47:36
2Maghalie Rochette (Can) Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:41
3Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:33
4Lyne Bessette (Can) Cyclocrossworld.com0:01:41
5Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:01:43
6Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Rare Vos Racing0:01:56
7Natasha Elliott (Can) Rare Vos Racing-Stevens0:02:30
8Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) Cycle Lodge0:03:07
9Emma White (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:03:14
10Christina Birch (USA) JAM Fund-NCC
11Frances Morrison (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling0:03:28
12Brittlee Bowman (USA) House Industries-Richard Sachs-RGM0:03:51
13Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:56
14Kate Northcott (USA) Beam Team Racing0:04:02
15Stephanie Wetzel (USA) Paradise Racing0:04:24
16Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel0:04:31
17Jenny Ives (USA) Verge Sport-Test Pilot0:05:10
18Melody Chase (USA) Raleigh Bicycles-Gus' Bike Shop
19Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com0:05:54
20Joanne Grogan (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:06:23
21Kerry Litka (USA) The Velo Resource0:07:12
22Jessica Duppler (USA) Trek Portsmouth0:07:43
23Vickie Monahan (USA) Rare Vos Racing
24Victoria Gates (USA) JAM Fund-NCC-1lap
25Abigail Isolda (USA) NYCross.com p/b VOmax
26Melissa Lafleur (USA) BONK! Support
27Stephanie Thompson (USA) WD Racing -NYC Velo-2laps
28Jordan Dubé (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com
29Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) NYCross.com p/b VOmax

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