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Scherz doubles up with second east coast win

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After being in second for most of the day, a late race mechanical for Luca Damiani (Kenda) allowed Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) to take the victory.

After being in second for most of the day, a late race mechanical for Luca Damiani (Kenda) allowed Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) to take the victory. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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The men's podium: Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com), Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart), Valentin Scherz (Cyfac), Craig Richey (Cyclocrossracing.com) and Adam McGrath (Van Dessel).

The men's podium: Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com), Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart), Valentin Scherz (Cyfac), Craig Richey (Cyclocrossracing.com) and Adam McGrath (Van Dessel). (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) lost contact with race leader Luca Damiani (Kenda). but luck would prove to be on his side today.

Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) lost contact with race leader Luca Damiani (Kenda). but luck would prove to be on his side today. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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The chase group eases the pace for the moment.

The chase group eases the pace for the moment. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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The chase group strings out with one to go.

The chase group strings out with one to go. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Jesse Keough (Champion systems) drives out of the corner.

Jesse Keough (Champion systems) drives out of the corner. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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The chase group winds its way through a wooded section.

The chase group winds its way through a wooded section. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Matt Spohn (Cyfac) appears to be in need of a drink.

Matt Spohn (Cyfac) appears to be in need of a drink. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Ryan Knapp (Bikereg.com) has lost contact with the chase group.

Ryan Knapp (Bikereg.com) has lost contact with the chase group. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Christopher Consorto (Louis Garneau) sets up for a slippery turn.

Christopher Consorto (Louis Garneau) sets up for a slippery turn. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Luca Damiani (Kenda) punctured late in race, received a replacement bike from Team Cyfac. which didn't have the right pedals, so he switched back to his and rode in on the flat.

Luca Damiani (Kenda) punctured late in race, received a replacement bike from Team Cyfac. which didn't have the right pedals, so he switched back to his and rode in on the flat. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Luca Damiani (Kenda) dropped Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) and drove hard to increase his lead.

Luca Damiani (Kenda) dropped Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) and drove hard to increase his lead. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) rode within the chase group and sprinted for second place.

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) rode within the chase group and sprinted for second place. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Luca Damiani (Kenda) begins to distance himself from second place rider Valentin Scherz (Cyfac).

Luca Damiani (Kenda) begins to distance himself from second place rider Valentin Scherz (Cyfac). (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Luca Damiani (Kenda) leads the first lap of the race with Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) hot on his wheel.

Luca Damiani (Kenda) leads the first lap of the race with Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) hot on his wheel. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com) helped drive the chase group and took fourth place.

Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com) helped drive the chase group and took fourth place. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Lisban Quintero and teammate Gavriel Epstein (CRCA) stayed close for most of the race.

Lisban Quintero and teammate Gavriel Epstein (CRCA) stayed close for most of the race. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) and Luca Damiani (Kenda) raced neck and neck all day.

Valentin Scherz (Cyfac) and Luca Damiani (Kenda) raced neck and neck all day. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Craig Richey (Cyclocrossracing.com) participated in the chase group and took third place.

Craig Richey (Cyclocrossracing.com) participated in the chase group and took third place. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Patrick Bradley (Rutgers) tangled with the tape and lost.

Patrick Bradley (Rutgers) tangled with the tape and lost. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Adam Szczepanski (Wissahickon) is ready to take a bite out of the competition. Happy Halloween.

Adam Szczepanski (Wissahickon) is ready to take a bite out of the competition. Happy Halloween. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Shaun Adamson (Cycle-Smart) fights with an off-cambre corner.

Shaun Adamson (Cycle-Smart) fights with an off-cambre corner. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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The chase group in pursuit of the two leaders.

The chase group in pursuit of the two leaders. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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Steve Fisher (RAD Racing) fights to stay intact with the chase group.

Steve Fisher (RAD Racing) fights to stay intact with the chase group. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)
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A post-race cleanup crew wonders what to do with an exhausted racer.

A post-race cleanup crew wonders what to do with an exhausted racer. (Image credit: Todd Leister/www.leisterimages.com)

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valentin Scherz (Cyfac-Champion System P/B Revolution Wheelworks)1:01:57
2Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart)0:00:25
3Craig Richey (CyclocrossRacing.com p/b Blue)
4Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott)
5Adam Mcgrath (Thule/Van Dessel Cyclocross)0:00:32
6Ryan Knapp (BikeReg.com)0:00:50
7Luca Damiani (Kenda p/b Geargrinder)0:01:09
8Nicholas Keough (Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross)0:01:19
9Christian Favata (Favata's Tablerock Tours and Bikes)0:01:25
10Andrew Wulfkuhle (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes)0:02:03
11Weston Schempf (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes)0:02:26
12Jonny Sundt (Kenda Pro Cycling)0:02:50
13Steve Fisher (Rad Racing NW / Hagens Berman LLP)0:02:56
14Gavriel Epstein (CRCA/Foundation)0:03:07
15Guillaume Nelessen (Van Dessel Factory Team)0:04:04
16Michael Jenks (Highland Park Hermes p/b Kim's Bike Shop)0:04:08
17John Burns (Bikeman.com)0:04:14
18Mark Broadwater (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes)0:05:05
19Matt Spohn (Cyfac-Champion System Racing Team p/b Revolution Wheelworks)0:05:35
20Lisban Quintero (CRCA/Foundation)0:05:58
21Jesse Keough (Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross)0:06:28
22Andrew Crooks (NYC Velo)0:06:41
23Christopher Consorto (Louis Garneau)0:07:55
24 -2 laps downPatrick Bradley (Rutgers University | Raleigh | Kim's Bike Shop)
25 -2 laps downPeter Hagerty (Rochester Institute of Technology)
26 -2 laps downDavid Sommerville (Cyfac-Champion System P/B Revolution Wheelworks)

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