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Lindine wins on day one of Downeast 'cross weekend

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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) takes the victory on day one.

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) takes the victory on day one.
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Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com).

Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com).
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Women were forced to dismount due to congestion on lap one.

Women were forced to dismount due to congestion on lap one.
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Christina Tamillo (Ladies First Racing) tangling with a wheel ahead of her.

Christina Tamillo (Ladies First Racing) tangling with a wheel ahead of her.
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Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) following a track that would take her into the course tape.

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) following a track that would take her into the course tape.
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) had trouble with the mud on lap one.

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) had trouble with the mud on lap one.
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Joanne Grogan (Cyclocrossracing.com) and the rest of the front row.

Joanne Grogan (Cyclocrossracing.com) and the rest of the front row.
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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) leading Dan Timmerman on the last lap

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) leading Dan Timmerman on the last lap
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The mud and water had a significant impact on the race results today.

The mud and water had a significant impact on the race results today.
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Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund) with one lap to go.

Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund) with one lap to go.
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Christian Favata (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) rode nearly the whole race alone in 3rd place.

Christian Favata (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) rode nearly the whole race alone in 3rd place.
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Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches) and Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) battling for the win.

Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches) and Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) battling for the win.
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Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches) and Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) head out onto their last lap.

Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches) and Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) head out onto their last lap.
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Mike Garrigan (Stage Race-Blacksmith Cycles) alone before the big descent.

Mike Garrigan (Stage Race-Blacksmith Cycles) alone before the big descent.
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Anthony Clark (JAM Fund) cresting a hill in front of the calf barn.

Anthony Clark (JAM Fund) cresting a hill in front of the calf barn.
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) running the barriers with the race lead.

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) running the barriers with the race lead.
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Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) was brilliant today.

Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) was brilliant today.
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) is the Verge series leader

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) is the Verge series leader
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Christin Tamillo (Ladies First Racing).

Christin Tamillo (Ladies First Racing).
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Frances Morrison (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) at the start

Frances Morrison (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) at the start
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Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collaborative) is a rising star in the sport.

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collaborative) is a rising star in the sport.
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Women’s podium (L to R) Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com), 2nd; Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld), 1st; Frances Morrison (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria), 3rd

Women’s podium (L to R) Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com), 2nd; Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld), 1st; Frances Morrison (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria), 3rd
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Even the young cows on Pineland Farm seemed interested in the racing.

Even the young cows on Pineland Farm seemed interested in the racing.
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Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) riding the whole race in second place.

Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) riding the whole race in second place.
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) using her mountain biking skills in the woods.

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) using her mountain biking skills in the woods.
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Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) seemed to be on a mission today.

Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) seemed to be on a mission today.
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) had time for a smile.

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) had time for a smile.
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Elizabeth Lukowski (NYcross.com p/b VOmax) hurtling over the barriers.

Elizabeth Lukowski (NYcross.com p/b VOmax) hurtling over the barriers.
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Karin Holmen (Riverside Racing) running the barriers in the mud.

Karin Holmen (Riverside Racing) running the barriers in the mud.
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Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) racing in fourth place.

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) racing in fourth place.
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Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) descending with the race lead.

Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) descending with the race lead.
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Even the farm machinery seemed to be in autumn colors.

Even the farm machinery seemed to be in autumn colors.
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Johnny Herrick (UVM Cycling) climbing out of the saddle.

Johnny Herrick (UVM Cycling) climbing out of the saddle.
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Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) chasing Anthony Clark.

Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) chasing Anthony Clark.
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Pineland Farm was damp and foggy today.

Pineland Farm was damp and foggy today.
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Cameron McCormack (Hot Tubes Development) on the climb.

Cameron McCormack (Hot Tubes Development) on the climb.
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Jeremy Durrin (JAM Func /NCC/Vittoria) got off to an amazing start.

Jeremy Durrin (JAM Func /NCC/Vittoria) got off to an amazing start.
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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) on the biggest climb of the course.

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) on the biggest climb of the course.
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Adam Myerson (Smartstop-Mountain Khakis).

Adam Myerson (Smartstop-Mountain Khakis).
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Jeremy Martin (Rocky Mountain) on lap one.

Jeremy Martin (Rocky Mountain) on lap one.
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Mike Garrigan (Stage Race-Blacksmith Cycles) had little trouble with the mud today.

Mike Garrigan (Stage Race-Blacksmith Cycles) had little trouble with the mud today.
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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) in the deep mud.

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) in the deep mud.
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The mud wreaked havoc with many riders today.

The mud wreaked havoc with many riders today.
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Jeremy Martin (Rocky Mountain) got a great start.

Jeremy Martin (Rocky Mountain) got a great start.
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Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) leading throught the first hills.

Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) leading throught the first hills.
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Elite Men’s front row.

Elite Men’s front row.
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Jesse Keough (keoughcyclocrss.com) had a front row start today.

Jesse Keough (keoughcyclocrss.com) had a front row start today.
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Adam Myerson (Smartstop-Mountain Khakis) on a 180-degree corner.

Adam Myerson (Smartstop-Mountain Khakis) on a 180-degree corner.
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Justine Lindine and Jeremy Martin running the barriers.

Justine Lindine and Jeremy Martin running the barriers.
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Riders running the barriers.

Riders running the barriers.
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Adam Myerson (Smartstop-Mountain Khakis) remounting after the barriers.

Adam Myerson (Smartstop-Mountain Khakis) remounting after the barriers.
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) was a DNF today due to knee issues.

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) was a DNF today due to knee issues.
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Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) running the barriers.

Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) running the barriers.
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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) riding alone on Pineland Farm.

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) riding alone on Pineland Farm.
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Jeremy Martin (Rocky Mountain) took the hole shot.

Jeremy Martin (Rocky Mountain) took the hole shot.
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Elite Men’s start.

Elite Men’s start.
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Jesse Keough (keoughcyclocrss.com).

Jesse Keough (keoughcyclocrss.com).
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Men’s Podium (L to R) Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) 2nd, Justine Lindine (bikereg.com) 1st, Christian Favata (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) 3rd.

Men’s Podium (L to R) Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) 2nd, Justine Lindine (bikereg.com) 1st, Christian Favata (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) 3rd.
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Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) took second place.

Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) took second place.
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Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) was pushed hard today.

Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com) was pushed hard today.
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David Wilcox (Mad Alchemy) streaking past the barns.

David Wilcox (Mad Alchemy) streaking past the barns.
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The second weekend of racing in the 2012 Verge New England Pro Cyclocross Series started today in New Gloucester, Maine, where racers faced an exceptionally challenging course. The rain fell hard the night before the racers took to the course at Pineland Farms, ensuring Downeast Cyclocross would live up to its muddy reputation. On redesigned trail sections, racers spent half of their lap in the woods on this foggy autumn day in New England, the remainder of their lap shared between long but muddy power sections along straightaways and challenging off-camber looping turns. The most exceptional course feature today, however, was the mud - as it usually is at Downeast.

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) is on the top of her game this season, showing exceptional form and growing technical prowess. Her tactic today was similar to her tactic at the first weekend in the Verge Series, at Green Mountain Cyclocross weekend in Vermont: Anthony took a solid gap on the Elite Women's field within the first half lap of the race. When she re-emerged from the woods, her gap was already up to 30 seconds.

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective), Anna Barensfeld (Pedal Power Training), Britlee Bowman (Pedal Power Training), Catherine Sterling (Bikeman) and Frances Morrison (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) followed in a chase group, but the bunch soon began to break up. Barensfeld made a jump, gapping off the rest; while Sterling and Bowman looked strong slogging through the mud, they were unable to match Morrison's power as she too rode away.

The gaps in the field only grew, Anthony ultimately winning with the substantial margin of two minutes and thirty seconds. Barensfeld, also riding alone once she left her group, rode into a smooth second place, while Morrison motored to third, building an increasing gap on Sterling and Bowman in fourth and fifth.

The Elite Men's race took to the muddy, chewed-up course next, with mountain biker Mike Garrigan (Stage-Race/Blacksmith Cycle) taking the hole shot. However, a shake-up occurred in the woods from which Justin Lindine (BikeReg), Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria), Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches - Richard Sachs), and Christian Favata (RGM Watches - Richard Sachs) emerged the leaders, and there they would remain.

Timmerman and teammate Favata took the front of the race, riding together until Timmerman slipped away to build a solid solo gap for much of the race. Lindine found his legs, however, building speed to catch Timmerman in the penultimate lap. Lindine and Timmerman rode together until the second half of the last lap, when Lindine attacked on a long, soupy mud stretch to take the win, relegating Timmerman to second.

Favata rode alone into a third place finish, Durrin with a great ride for fourth, and Shawn Milne (Cyclocrossworld.com) took fifth in a battle with Anthony Clark (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) and Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory).

Elite men

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Justin Lindine (USA) Redline1:02:14
2Dan Timmerman (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS0:00:10
3Christian Favata (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS0:01:51
4Jeremy Durrin (USA) JAM Fund / NCC / Vittoria0:02:33
5Shawn Milne (USA) CyclocrossWorld.Com0:02:45
6Anthony Clark (USA) JAM Fund / NCC / Vittoria0:03:20
7Raphael Gagne (Can) Rocky Mountain Factory0:04:08
8Jesse Keough (USA) www.keoughcyclocross.com0:04:22
9Jeremy Martin (USA) Rocky Mountain Bicycles Factory team0:04:17
10Michael Garrigan (Can) Stage-Race/Blacksmith cycle0:05:19
11Nicholas Keough (USA) www.keoughcyclocross.com0:06:14
12Daniel Chabanov (USA) RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS0:06:50
13Adam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop/Mountain Khakis0:07:16
14Mitch Bailey (Can) Trek Canada0:07:29
15Josh Thornton (USA) St. Pete Bike and Fitness0:08:20
16Evan Huff (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage0:09:46
17Mike Wissell (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco0:09:55
-1 lapJean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) Trek-Bontrager
-1 lapJoshua Lehmann (USA) Boston Bicycle School
-1 lapDavid Wilcox (Can) MAD ALCHEMY / VERGE RIDER COOPERATI
-1 lapColin Reuter (USA) pedalpowertraining.com
-1 lapJohn Burns (USA) Burns Racing
-2 lapsJohn Herrick (USA) UVM Cycling
-2 lapsGeoffrey Bouchard (USA) nbx bikes/narragansett beer PB : AP
-2 lapsJoshua Friedman (USA) The Devil's Gear Bike Shop/New Have
-3 lapsCameron McCormack (USA) Hot Tubes Development Team
-3 lapsJohn Hanson (USA) NBX/Narragansett Beer/Apex Tech. Cy
-3 lapsBrendan McCormack (USA) Hot Tubes Development Team
-3 lapsGreg Whitney (USA) Pedalpowertraining.com

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Crystal Anthony (USA) CYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM0:42:48
2Anna Barensfeld (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:02:32
3Frances Morrison (USA) JAM Fund / NCC / Vittoria0:03:43
4Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com0:04:04
5Brittlee Bowman (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:04:38
6Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective p/b Trk0:04:43
7Maghalie Rochette (USA) Powerwatts-FTTIME0:04:58
8Karin Holmes (USA) Riverside Racing0:05:23
9Christina Tamilio (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:05:57
10Joanne Grogan (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:06:11
11Vickie Monahan (USA) Expo Wheelmen0:06:37
12Nancy Labbe-Giguere (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:07:03
13Kerry Litka (USA)0:07:24
14Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) NYCROSS.com p/b VOmax0:07:35
15Ana Sirianni (USA) HUP United0:08:51
16Emily Flynn (USA) Tommy and Lefebvre Cycling0:10:16

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