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Another win for Hyde on NBX GP of Cross 2 day two

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Stephen Hyde leading the way in the forest

Stephen Hyde leading the way in the forest (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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Curtis White tackles the sand

Curtis White tackles the sand (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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Kerry Werner runs the sand pit

Kerry Werner runs the sand pit (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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Kerry Werner rides to second place

Kerry Werner rides to second place (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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Congratulations for US champion Stephen Hyde

Congratulations for US champion Stephen Hyde (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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Jeremy Powers in the lead on the opening laps

Jeremy Powers in the lead on the opening laps (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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Spencer Petrov

Spencer Petrov (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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Stephen Hyde, Kerry Werner and Curtis White

Stephen Hyde, Kerry Werner and Curtis White (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) wins

Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) wins (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)
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NBX leader Curtis White

NBX leader Curtis White (Image credit: Angelica Dixon)

Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) continued to demonstrate that his comeback from injury is nearly complete, taking back-to-back victories in the NBX GP of 'Cross in Warwick, Rhode Island. Hyde topped Kerry Werner (Kona-Maxxis-Shimano) and Curtis White (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) in the C2 event.

While his Saturday victory was on a fast, dry course, heavy rains soaked Goddard Memorial State Park, making for a slippery, technical race. A switch in directions of the course for the second day added to the level of difficulty, Hyde said.

"Today was a much different course. I'm really proud to see New England holding it down, reversing the courses ... That's just a really big plus for us, as racers. So the course was really heavy. It was very technical, with all the roots, ups, downs. Today's course was more driving, big slow accelerations."

Hyde, the current US national champion, made the early selection after Jeremy Powers took the hole shot, with a group of four riders with Werner, White and Powers.

With Hyde trading blows with Werner, Powers - who is also recovering from an injury - lost contact, and as the pressure continued, it was then White's turn to suffer.

"It was a whittled-down group," Hyde explained. "There were gaps coming off. Kerry would leave me and Curtis. I'd say 'OK, it's cool. Just breathe.' It was one of those days, patience really paid off."

Hyde made his move after the barriers with three laps to go, opening up a gap and then keeping it to the finish.

"When we came through the up-down section after the barriers, which is difficult to ride, I came into it with a little tiny bit of a gap. I just happened to nail it on that ride. No forced acceleration or anything, I just happened to nail it. I got good speed out of it and I was able to hold that gap for, I guess, three laps."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephen Hyde (USA)0:59:49
2Kerry Werner (USA)0:00:28
3Curtis White (USA)0:00:57
4Spencer Petrov (USA)0:01:13
5Jeremy Powers (USA)0:01:23
6Jack Kisseberth (USA)0:02:32
7Justin Lindine (USA)0:02:56
8Scott Smith (USA)0:04:13
9Samuel Kieffer (USA)0:04:15
10Sam Noel (USA)0:04:37
11Merwin Davis (USA)0:04:57
12Allan Schroeder (USA)0:05:04
13Travis Livermon (USA)0:05:34
14Daniel Chabanov (USA)0:05:48
15Nicholas Lando (USA)0:06:05
16Ben Frederick (USA)0:06:21
17Kevin Bouchard-Hall (USA)0:06:23
18Patrick Collins (USA)0:06:28
19Andrew Borden (USA)0:07:05
20Adam Myerson (USA)0:07:26
21Derrick St John (Can)0:07:31
22Breeze Keller (USA)0:08:05
23Ian Gielar (USA)0:08:21
24Jacob Leblanc (USA)0:08:39
25Kale Wenczel (USA)0:08:59
26Josh Bauer (USA)0:09:10
27Matthew Owens (USA)-2 laps
28Geno Villafano (USA)-2 laps
29Andrew Nicholas (USA)-2 laps
30Niles Gagnon (USA)-2 laps
31Peter Bradshaw (USA)-2 laps
32Clyde Logue (USA)-2 laps
33Daniel Vaughn (USA)-2 laps
34Daniel Fitzgibbons (USA)-2 laps
35Sean Curran (USA)-2 laps
36Erik Carlson (USA)-3 laps
37Trent Blackburn (USA)-3 laps
38James Norris (USA)-3 laps
39Addison Minott (USA)-3 laps
40Daniel McCabe (USA)-3 laps
41Christian Norvold (USA)-3 laps
42Michael Owens (USA)-3 laps
DNFEthan Call (USA)
DNFMark Hewitt (USA)
DNSDylan McNicholas (USA)
DNSAlec Donahue (USA)
DNSFinnegan O'Connor (USA)
DNSZachary Curtis (USA)
DNSRobert Nash (USA)
DNSChristopher Niesen (USA)
DNSDoug Thorp (USA)
DNSNick Weigel (USA)

 

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