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Wyman gets second win of the weekend

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Helen Wyman (Kona) making it four consecutive wins in Gloucester

Helen Wyman (Kona) making it four consecutive wins in Gloucester
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Meredith Miller (California Giant Berries) putting on some arm warmers

Meredith Miller (California Giant Berries) putting on some arm warmers
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Meredith Miller (California Giant Berries) running the hill

Meredith Miller (California Giant Berries) running the hill
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Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) found herself further back than she had hoped

Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) found herself further back than she had hoped
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Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale) on the run-up after the stairs

Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale) on the run-up after the stairs
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Gabby Day (Rapha Focus) moving up in the field

Gabby Day (Rapha Focus) moving up in the field
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Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) rounding a tight turn

Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) rounding a tight turn
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Helen Wyman (Kona) with one lap to go

Helen Wyman (Kona) with one lap to go
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Wendy Simms (Kona) and Amanda Carey (Volkswagen Boise Cycling)

Wendy Simms (Kona) and Amanda Carey (Volkswagen Boise Cycling)
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Nicole Thiemann (Team CF) taking the center line on the run-up

Nicole Thiemann (Team CF) taking the center line on the run-up
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Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) running in the mud

Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) running in the mud
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Helen Wyman (Kona) leading the race

Helen Wyman (Kona) leading the race
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Amanda Carey'’s stylish Pearl Izumi gloves

Amanda Carey'’s stylish Pearl Izumi gloves
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Amanda Carey (Volkswagen Boise Cycling) on the first row

Amanda Carey (Volkswagen Boise Cycling) on the first row
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Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom)

Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom)
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Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) rides well in poor conditions

Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) rides well in poor conditions
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Matt Roy carrying Mo’'s spare Seven bikes to the pit

Matt Roy carrying Mo’'s spare Seven bikes to the pit
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Becca Blatt (Van Dessel)

Becca Blatt (Van Dessel)
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Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) riding in second place

Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) riding in second place
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Helen Wyman (Kona) made riding the sand look easy

Helen Wyman (Kona) made riding the sand look easy
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Elite women’'s start led my Meredith Miller (California Giant Berries)

Elite women’'s start led my Meredith Miller (California Giant Berries)
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Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) on the front row

Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) on the front row
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Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob'’s Red Mill- Seven)

Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob'’s Red Mill- Seven)
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Typical cyclo-cross fan

Typical cyclo-cross fan
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The kids' race was quite competitive

The kids' race was quite competitive
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Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) pusing her bike up a hill

Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) pusing her bike up a hill
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Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) running with her bike

Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) running with her bike
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Gabby Day (Rapha Focus) got stronger as the race went on

Gabby Day (Rapha Focus) got stronger as the race went on
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Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) trying to stay upright in the sand

Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) trying to stay upright in the sand
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Andrea Smith (Ladies First Racing)

Andrea Smith (Ladies First Racing)
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Wendy Simms (Kona) was made quite happy by the mud today

Wendy Simms (Kona) was made quite happy by the mud today
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Wendy Simms (Kona) finishing her race

Wendy Simms (Kona) finishing her race
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After crashing out on Saturday, Nicole Duke was pleased with her outing

After crashing out on Saturday, Nicole Duke was pleased with her outing
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Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) finishing third

Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) finishing third
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Helen Wyman (Kona) taking a clean machine

Helen Wyman (Kona) taking a clean machine
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A racer takes a new bike in the pits

A racer takes a new bike in the pits
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Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) riding the beach

Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) riding the beach
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A Pedal Power rider on the run-up

A Pedal Power rider on the run-up
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Helen Wyman made Saturday’s win look slightly less impressive today when she separated herself from the rest of the UCI Elite Women’s field by more than 30 seconds before the first lap was even complete. As she did the day before, Gabby Day (Rapha-Focus) took the 2nd step on the podium. Nicole Duke (Raleigh/Clement) used her superior bike-handling skills to finish 3rd on the day.

Nicole Duke looked up to the task of racing Wyman for the win during the first lap, but when push came to shove, Wyman was able to easily ride away. While Duke tried to keep Wyman in sight, Julie Krasniak (Rapha-Focus), Day, Mo Bruno Roy (Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles), and Meredith Miller (Cal Giant/Specialized) were charging to the front.

"This is my type of course, for sure," said Duke. "It was a little power-sucking, but it was so fun. It was a race of attrition, for sure."

"When it’s really rocky and a bit bumpy, and a little bit like that she’s faster than me," said Wyman of Duke, "but the rest of the time I was just riding strong on the straights. This is an awesome result for her, it’s her first decent ride of the season, so it’s really good for her."

At the end of the 2nd lap of the three lap race, Wyman continued to dominate while Duke began to slide back to the chasing trio of Krasniak, Bruno Roy, and Day who had disposed of a technically struggling Meredith Miller. Krasniak, however, fell in the barriers and her teammate, Gabby Day, passed her for 3rd position and Krasniak was left to fight Bruno Roy while Day set off after Duke.

While Wyman’s last lap was seemingly uneventful, Gabby Day was able to catch Nicole Duke in the last half of the last lap to cross the line in 2nd place. Nicole Duke was able to hold off the rapidly closing pair of Bruno Roy and Krasniak who took 4th and 5th place respectively.

A victorious Wyman said at the finish, "This is mud. I just love these conditions, they’re just my favorite type of racing."

Full Results
1Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team0:38:08
2Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus0:00:56
3Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:01:07
4Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:01:19
5Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus0:01:26
6Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:01:36
7Wendy Simms (Can) Kona0:01:39
8Mary McConneloug (USA) Team Kenda/Seven/Notubes0:01:49
9Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:01:55
10Laura Van Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom0:02:16
11Nicole Thiemann (USA) Team CF0:02:19
12Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:02:30
13Crystal Anthony (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:03:00
14Amanda Carey (USA) Volkswagen Boise Cycling0:03:17
15Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel0:03:27
16Elle Anderson (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:03:41
17Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement0:04:21
18Brittlee Bowman (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:04:45
19Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com0:04:56
20Stacey Barbossa (USA) Colavita/espnW NJ0:05:05
21Beth Ann Orton (USA) Team S&M0:05:15
22Karin Holmes (USA) Riverside Racing0:05:27
23Julie Lafrenière (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery0:05:35
24Christina Birch (USA) JAM/NCC/Vittoria0:06:09
25Anna Barensfeld (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:06:12
26Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:06:33
27Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Silverbull targettraining0:06:53
28Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) Cycle Lodge0:06:55
29Allyson Tufano (USA) Sportif Coaching Group/BPB0:07:25
30Christina Tamilio (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:07:47
31Lori Cooke (USA) Cycle Lodge0:07:50
32Vickie Monahan (USA) Expo Wheelmen0:07:52
33Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) NYCross.com p/b VOmax0:08:07
34Marian Jamison (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:08:14
35Emily Flynn (Can) Tommy & Lefebvre Cycling0:09:01
36Deirdre Smith (USA)0:09:38
37Jennifer Tillman (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:10:08
38Elizabeth Allen (USA) Danielson Adventure Sports0:11:46
39Becca Schepps (USA) CRCA/Innervation Fitness/Stan's NoTubes0:12:57
40Cait Dooley (USA) Geekhouse Bikes0:13:28
41Jocelyn Mauldin (USA) NEBC p/b Cycle Loft0:13:59
42Christine Fort (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:14:24
DNFArley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
DNFErica Yozell Miller (USA) South Mountain Cycles
DNFJulianne Oberle (USA) NEBC p/b Cycle Loft
DNFJamie Gilgen (USA) Kallisto/Wheels of Oakville
DNFNancy Labbe-Giguere (Can) LadiesFirst Racing
DNFÉvelyne Blouin (Can)

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