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Van Gilder sprints to victorious weekend in NBX Gran Prix

Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) completed the weekend sweep by narrowly winning Sunday’s UCI C2 race, the final race of the New England Shimano Pro Cyclocross Series at the NBX Gran Prix at Goddard Park in Warwick, RI. Arley Kemmerer (C3 - Athletes Serving Athlete) fought Van Gilder to the line to take second place ahead of third place finisher Crystal Anthony (

Van Gilder, Kemmerer, Anthony and Elle Anderson (LadiesFirst Racing) separated themselves from the rest of the field from the gun. Missing from the lead group were Mo Bruno Roy (Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles), Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes), and Natasha Elliott (Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery).

McConneloug pushed the pace midway through the race in an effort to bridge to the leaders, disposing of Elliott. Bruno Roy and McConneloug worked together for the remainder of the race but they were never able to get within less than 15 seconds of the lead quartet.

Halfway into the last lap, Anthony attacked on the loose, sandy uphill before the flyover but she was unable to escape from a hard-charging Van Gilder and Kemmerer. Anthony then bobbled on a remount which allowed Van Gilder and Kemmerer to come around her.

The leaders were altogether coming out of the sand for the last time, and as she had the day before, Van Gilder led the group to the last paved corner. Kemmerer put in a massive effort to come around Van Gilder and in the end the officials had to consult the finish photo to decide the winner, Laura Van Gilder. Anthony and Anderson crossed the line in 3rd and 4th place, only one second behind Van Gilder and Kemmerer.

A win would have secured the New England Shimano Pro Cyclocross Series overall title for Anthony, but she was forced to settle for 2nd place to the series’ overall winner, Helen Wyman, with her third place finish on the day.

"I tried to get away on that sandy uphill back there," said Anthony, "but it didn’t work. I was pretty gassed after that effort and I made a mistake on the remount after the logs and I lost the lead and never got it back."


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laura Van Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom0:40:50
2Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
3Crystal Anthony (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:01
4Elle Anderson (USA) LadiesFirst Racing
5Mary McConneloug (USA) Team Kenda/Seven/Notubes0:00:20
6Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:00:21
7Natasha Elliott (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery0:00:48
8Maghalie Rochette (Can) PowerWatts - Fit Time0:01:36
9Frances Morrison (USA) J.A.M. Fund/NCC0:01:40
10Sally Annis (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:01:47
11Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) Cycle Lodge0:01:50
12Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:01:53
13Christina Birch (USA) JAM/NCC/Vittoria0:01:55
14Brittlee Bowman (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:02:19
15Julie Lafrenière (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery0:02:23
16Jenny Ives (USA) Favata TRT-Unovelo cross team0:02:35
17Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com0:02:44
18Anna Barensfeld (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:03:04
19Christina Tamilio (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:03:22
20Lori Cooke (USA) Cycle Lodge0:03:26
21Joanne Grogan (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:03:52
22Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) p/b VOmax0:03:58
23Allyson Tufano (USA) Sportif Coaching Group/BPB0:04:06
24Michelle Bishop (USA) North Point Women’s Racing0:04:23
25Jennifer Tillman (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:04:36
26Marian Jamison (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:04:44
27Vickie Monahan (USA) Expo Wheelmen0:05:05
28Bailey Semian (USA) Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA0:05:06
29Deirdre Smith (USA) Smith0:05:23
30Melissa Lafleur (USA) Bonk! Support0:06:40
31Molly Hurford (USA) Colavita/Espn-W0:06:52
32Abigail Isolda (USA) p/b Vomax0:06:53
33Elizabeth Allen (USA) Danielson Adventure Sports0:07:38
34Jordan Dubé (USA) Mad Alchemy/ Verge Rider Cooperativ0:09:32


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