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Maureen makes the mud her friend

The sun shone down on the Verge NECCS today in New Gloucester, but the mud hung like a black cloud over the head of many racers. Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles) proved that the mud is her best ally in the 'cross circuit and used her superior skills to sweep the Gloucester weekend.

Bruno-Roy kept herself upright through the start of the race, but that was the only change from Saturday as she dominated from the gun to the finish. On the first half lap, she had pushed out a twelve second lead and never looked back.

Behind the surging Bruno-Roy was a chase group much like on the day before with Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes), Natasha Elliott (Garneau/Club Chaussures/Ogilvy), Andrea Smith (Minuteman Road Club) and Amanda Carey (Kenda/

On the second to last lap, the gaps among the chasers began to open with McConneloug and Elliott securing the second and third steps of the podium, leaving Smith and Carey behind for fourth and fifth, respectively.


1Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) MM Racing P/B Seven Cycles0:37:41
2Mary McConneloug (USA) Kenda-Seven-Notubes0:00:27
3Natasha Elliott (USA) Garneau-Club Chaussures-Ogilvy0:00:19
4Andrea Smith (USA) Minuteman Road Club0:01:29
5Amanda Carey (USA) Kenda/Trainwitheric.Com0:02:19
6Sara Bresnick-Zocchi (USA) Pedalpowercoaching.Com/ Landrys Bicycles0:03:02
7Anna Barensfeld (USA) Minuteman Road Club0:03:31
8Linnea Koons (USA) October Factory Racing0:03:55
9Karen Potter (USA) Zanconato0:04:29
10Karin Holmes (USA) Sunapee S&W0:05:49
11Anna Milkowski (USA) Bikereg.Com / Joe's Garage / If0:06:12
12Kate Harris (USA) October Factory Racing
13Emma Bast (USA) Cycle-Smart / Ncc0:07:16
14Perri Mertens (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy
15Rebecca Blatt (USA) US Army/ Central Wheel0:08:21
16Christina Tamilio (USA) Minuteman Road Club0:09:54
17Natalia Gardiol (USA) Cambridge Bicycle / Igleheart Frames0:10:26
18Allison Snooks (USA) Minuteman Road Club0:11:16
19Callie Gordon (USA) Cyclocrossworld.Com
20Clara Kelly (USA) Nebc/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dental
DNFAnn D'Ambruoso (USA) Minuteman Road Club
DNFEmily Curry (USA) Joe's Garage


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