White wins day 1 at Gran Prix of Gloucester

Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) took the win in the elite men's race Saturday on the opening day of the Gran Prix of Gloucester., his first ProCX victory of the year.

White put the pressure on late in the race, taking Jack Kisseberth (Garneau Easton p/b Transitions) with him to the lead. But a late race effort from Cooper Willsey (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) and Jamey Driscoll (Pivot-Maxxis p/b Stans-DNA Cycling) made the final half of a lap a four-up sprint to the line.

“I wanted to make sure the position was good, to watch the other guys, see where they were strong, where they were weak,” White said about the early laps of the race. “With three to go, I hit it over the climb and the pavement. Jack (Kisseberth) was the only one who could stay with me. Then for the last lap, lap and a half, it was pretty tactical.”

White would claim the win in 57:45. Kisseberth would follow three seconds back for second place. The ride of the day came from Driscoll, who worked his way through most of the 52-rider field to the front of the race. He would need afterburners to edge Willsey at the line for third.

“It was one of the worst first minutes of a race I can remember,” Driscoll said with a laugh. “Off the line, feeling a little out-gunned on the pavement. It was a hot mess for me out there. And then when I finally settled in through the zig-zags up here, it was single file and I was close to 30th. It was full gas, as hard as I could and trying to (chase) those guys.

“I was essentially at the mercy of them resting up, because it ended up being a fast day in terms of conditions for us. When I caught those guys, I knew that first and second (riders) were up the road, and so the best thing for me to do was rest up there and try to wait for the last podium spot, which I fortunately did get.”

UCI Elite Class 2 races will be held again on Sunday for the professional women and men. These races will also provide points for ProCX national standings. Heading into tomorrow, Noble and White will wear the coveted Verge leader’s jerseys for the Vittoria Series.

ProCX races will also continue in Boulder, Colorado, on Sunday. Two days of C2 races are part of the weekend schedule for the Alfalfa’s Eldora US Open of Cyclocross at Valmont Bike Park.

The USA Cycling American Cyclocross Calendar (ACXC) will make a second stop for the season Oct. 13-14 in Memphis, Tenn. for the Tri-Star CX. This two-day event takes place at the popular Shelby Farms Park, which boasts 4,500 acres of green space, 40-plus miles of trails, and more than 20 lakes. It is managed by the nonprofit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. This is the second year Tri-Star CX has been part of the ACXC.

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.)0:57:45
2Jack Kisseberth (Garneau Easton p/b Transitions )0:00:03
3James Driscoll (Pivot-Maxxis p/b Stans-DNA Cycl)0:00:04
4Cooper Willsey (Cannodale pb CYCLOCROSSWORLD.CO)0:00:05
5Spencer Petrov (Cannondale Pb cyclocrossworld.c)0:00:13
6Lane Maher (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld)0:00:14
7Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz / Donkey Label Racin)0:00:31
8Anthony Clark (Squid Squad)0:00:37
9Sam Noel (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld )0:02:02
10Benjamin Gomez Villafane (Garneau - Easton p/b Transition)0:02:34
11Michael Owens (RSCX - House Ind - DWR - HM)0:02:45
12Nicholas Lando (UVM Cycling)0:02:48
13Merwin Davis (Komodo Collective p/b Cycle-Sma)0:03:21
14Ben Frederick0:03:25
15Marc-Andre Daigle0:03:27
16Andrew Borden (Your Name Here)0:03:29
17Patrick Collins (kb PHOTO cx / A-D Bikes)0:03:54
18Derrick St John (Van Dessel p/b Hyperthreads)0:04:07
19Kevin Bouchard-Hall (Velocio Northeast)0:04:11
20Ian Gielar (JAM / NCC)0:04:17
21Michael Landry (Voler/Easton/HRS/Rock Lobster)0:04:19
22Bryan Horsley (Sea Sports Cyclery & Outdoor)0:04:20
23Travis Wold (Spin Arts Cycling)0:04:28
24Zachary Curtis (BMB Racing)0:05:07
25Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart)0:05:14
26Benjamin Ryan (New England Devo p/b Cadence We)0:05:17
27Gregg Griffo (Park Ave Bike p/b Borah Teamwea)0:05:19
28Gennaro Ameno (GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca)0:05:27
29Kale Wenczel (JAM / NCC)0:05:33
30Mathieu Belanger Barrette (Pivot Cycles Ote Canada)0:05:36
31Jeremy Powers (Pactimo / Fuji / SRAM)0:06:03
32David Maltais (Team Gris)0:06:19
33Jacob Leblanc (Comp Edge Racing)0:06:28
34Christian Sundquist (Twin Six Metal)0:06:31
35Niles Gagnon (Grey Ghost Bicycles)0:06:38
36Andrew Loaiza (Cyclepath PDX)0:06:46
37Christopher Niesen (JAM / NCC)0:06:49
38Daniel Fitzgibbons (GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca)0:07:04
39Matthew Owens (UVM Cycling)0:07:08
40Camden Brooks (Hands-On Cycling p/b Guerciotti)0:07:31
41Andy Scott (Riverside Racing)0:07:45
-2LapSean Curran (Bicycle Express Racing)Row 41 - Cell 2
-2LapFinnegan Oconnor (UVM Cycling)Row 42 - Cell 2
-2LapChristian Norvold (JAM / NCC)Row 43 - Cell 2
-2LapAddison Minott (Daedalus & Allstonvelo)Row 44 - Cell 2
-3LapBen Powers (Riverside Racing)Row 45 - Cell 2
-3LapClyde Logue (Colonial Bicycle Co)Row 46 - Cell 2
-3LapMatthew Okeefe (RIVERSIDE RACING)Row 47 - Cell 2
-3LapErik Saunders (Mad Alchemy | Zanconato)Row 48 - Cell 2
-3LapAlistair Sponsel (Red Kite Bicycle Studio)Row 49 - Cell 2
-3LapShawn Mottram (Sherpa)Row 50 - Cell 2
-3LapGregory Colby (B2C2 p/b JRA Cycles)Row 51 - Cell 2
DNFScott Yarosh (Cyclonauts Racers)Row 52 - Cell 2
DNFColin Reuter (B2C2 p/b JRA Cycles)Row 53 - Cell 2
DNFScott MyersRow 54 - Cell 2
DQJames Norris (Cowbell Racing p/b World Bicycle)Row 55 - Cell 2

 

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