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Ortenblad wins opening day at GP Gloucester

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Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label) claims victory at the line in Gloucester

Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label) claims victory at the line in Gloucester
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Justine Lindine (Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads) racing to an eighth place finish

Justine Lindine (Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads) racing to an eighth place finish
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Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) at the front of the race next to the ocean

Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) at the front of the race next to the ocean
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Jack Kisseberth (JAM Fund/NCC) was with the leaders for most of the race

Jack Kisseberth (JAM Fund/NCC) was with the leaders for most of the race
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 Justine Lindine (Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads) and Cooper Willsey (Cannondlae) zig-zagging through a maze

Justine Lindine (Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads) and Cooper Willsey (Cannondlae) zig-zagging through a maze
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Spectators atop the big rock at Stage Fort Park watch Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label) and Anthony Clark (Squid Squad) during lap two

Spectators atop the big rock at Stage Fort Park watch Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label) and Anthony Clark (Squid Squad) during lap two
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Curtis White (Cannondale) leading a group of six through the wooded section of the course

Curtis White (Cannondale) leading a group of six through the wooded section of the course
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Spencer Petrov (Aspire Racing) gave team-mate Jeremy Powers numbers in the leading group

Spencer Petrov (Aspire Racing) gave team-mate Jeremy Powers numbers in the leading group
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 Justine Lindine (Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads) making his way up the most difficult run-up

Justine Lindine (Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads) making his way up the most difficult run-up
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Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) on the stairs during the final lap

Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) on the stairs during the final lap
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 Scott Smith (JAM/NCC) sprinting over some barriers during the first lap

Scott Smith (JAM/NCC) sprinting over some barriers during the first lap
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Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) leading Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label) with one lap to go

Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) leading Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label) with one lap to go
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Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label) wins before a huge crowd at Gloucester

Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label) wins before a huge crowd at Gloucester
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A JAM Fund racer emerging from a run-up along the ocean

A JAM Fund racer emerging from a run-up along the ocean
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Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) could not get away from his main rivals today

Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) could not get away from his main rivals today
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Curtis White (Cannondale), Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label), and Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) were the first three call-ups to the line.

Curtis White (Cannondale), Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label), and Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) were the first three call-ups to the line.
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Justine Lindine (Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads) on the front row

Justine Lindine (Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads) on the front row
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Curtis White (Cannondale) leading the race during lap one

Curtis White (Cannondale) leading the race during lap one
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Anthony Clark (Squid Squad) running with the leaders early in the race

Anthony Clark (Squid Squad) running with the leaders early in the race
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Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) leading Curtis White (Cannondale) mid-race on one of the run-ups

Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) leading Curtis White (Cannondale) mid-race on one of the run-ups
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Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz) lead during the initial lap but chased Powers for several laps thereafter

Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz) lead during the initial lap but chased Powers for several laps thereafter
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Bjorn Selander (Bora Teamwear) leading a chase group up the big climb

Bjorn Selander (Bora Teamwear) leading a chase group up the big climb
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Bjorn Selander in sixth position on the run-up

Bjorn Selander in sixth position on the run-up
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Cody Kaiser (Lange Twins) cresting the climb during lap three

Cody Kaiser (Lange Twins) cresting the climb during lap three
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The leaders running the stairs in the dust after early rain had knocked it down a bit.

The leaders running the stairs in the dust after early rain had knocked it down a bit.
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Dylan McNicholas (Polartec) unclipping on a sketchy turn

Dylan McNicholas (Polartec) unclipping on a sketchy turn
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Ian Clark (Cyclepath PdX) on a short climb

Ian Clark (Cyclepath PdX) on a short climb
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Skinsuit

Skinsuit
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Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label Racing) celebrates his solo win

Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label Racing) celebrates his solo win
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Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz-Donkey Label) survived a late race onslaught by Aspire racing to win day one at Gloucester on the final lap. Spencer Petrov (Aspire Racing), often seen playing the good team-mate to Powers during the race, finished in second place. Former USA Champion Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) attacked late in the race but was reeled in and ultimately passed by Ortenblad.

Curtis White (Cannondale) took the initial hole-shot and led during the first lap but suffered from an unknown mishap and found himself in a chase group the rest of the race. Anthony Clark (Squid Squad) also was an early factor in the race but could not keep pace with the Ortenblad, Petrov, Powers lead group.

Race conditions in Gloucester were the best they have been in years. Stage Fort Park received some early rain that knocked down most the usual dust.

“It’s been awesome," Ortenblad said of his breakout season. "Last year I got a taste of it and this year I think we knew we did the work and it’s working out. I was looking at some of the results the other night. The first year in Elites was like 35th, 28th, 18th, and then last year was top five. Then this year it feels good to win some of these.”

When asked whether Powers and Petrov had worked together, he replied, “No doubt. Those two….Jeremy has always been an incredible rider and Spence has just been blowing doors this year. The two of them at the front is dangerous. It really sucks to be with the two of them at the end because they work you over. They are playing tactics as they should.”

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tobin Ortenblad (USA) Santa Cruz Donkey Label Racing1:04:04
2Spencer Petrov (USA) Aspire Racing0:00:04
3Jeremy Powers (USA) Aspire Racing0:00:09
4Curtis White (USA) Cannondale pb Cyclocrossworld0:00:32
5Anthony Clark (USA) Squid Squad0:00:37
6Jack Kisseberth (USA) JAM NCC0:00:47
7Cooper Willsey (USA) Cannondale pb cyclocrossworld.c0:01:42
8Justin Lindine (USA) Apex NBX Hyperthreads0:01:49
9Scott Smith (USA) JAM NCC0:02:48
10Andy Scott (USA) Riverside Racing0:03:02
11Peter Goguen (USA) Race C.F.0:03:58
12Samuel Okeefe (USA) House Indnokia Healthsimplehuma0:04:07
13Cameron Beard (USA) Cannondale Cyclocrosworld.comDe0:04:43
14Dylan Mcnicholas (USA) POLARTEC0:04:45
15Nicholas Lando (USA) Elite Endurance.com Pro Factory0:04:47
16Jules Goguely (USA) Apex NBX Hyperthreads0:05:07
17Michael Owens (USA) Hands-On Cycling pb Guerciotti0:05:23
18Brendan Mccormack (USA) ApexNBXHyperthreads0:05:52
19Kale Wenczel (USA) JAM NCC0:06:01
20Clyde Logue (USA) Colonial Bicycle Co0:06:08
21Marc-Andre Daigle (Can) Garneau Easton0:06:16
22Zachary Curtis (USA) BMB Racing0:06:20
23Patrick Collins (USA) Minuteman Road Club0:06:23
24Andrew Borden (USA) X-Men
25Christopher Rabadi (USA) Unattached0:06:25
26Chris Niesen (USA) JAM NCC0:06:49
27Scott Myers (USA)0:07:03
28Ben Powers (USA) Riverside Racing0:07:05
29Bryan Horsley (USA) Sea Sports Cyclery & Outdoor
30Matthew Owens (USA) UVM Cycling0:07:46
-2LapAndrew Loaiza (USA) Cyclepath PDX
-2LapTrent Blackburn (USA) JAM NCC
-2LapIan Clarke (USA) UVM Cycling
-2LapBradford Smith (USA) The Drifters
-2LapColin Reuter (USA) crossresults.com
-2LapGregg Griffo (USA) Park Ave Bike pb Borah Teamwear
-2LapGennaro Ameno (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca
-2LapNathaniel Morse (USA) CCB - Velotooler
-3LapTim Willis (USA) JAM NCC
-3LapBjorn Selander (USA)
-3LapChristian Sundquist (USA)
-3LapWilson Stevens (USA) Local Openers pb Tenspeed Hero
-3LapEdouard Tougas (Can)
-3LapDaniel Fitzgibbons (USA) GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca
-3LapMatthew Tyler (USA) Laughing Dog Bicycles
-3LapEneas Freyre (USA) TTEndurance
-3LapBenjamin Coleman (USA) BMB Racing
-3LapMatt Perreault (USA) Colonial Bicycle Company
-3LapEvan Mcneely (Can) Ride with Rendall
-4LapCesar Gallego (USA) King Kog Sun And Air
-4LapDoug Thorp (USA) Colonial Bicycle Company
-4LapChristopher Merola (USA) Laughing Dog
-4LapTheodore Willard (USA) Team Spark
-5LapJean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) Trek Cyclocross Collective
DNFBenjamin Ryan (USA) New England Devo pb Cadence Wea
DNFAdam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart
DNFAlexander Chrystall (USA) New England Devo pb Cadence Wea
DNFGregory Colby (USA) B2C2JRA Cycles

 

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