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Powers prevails in Providence

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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) chasing Berden early in the race

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) chasing Berden early in the race
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Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) sprinting for fifth place

Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) sprinting for fifth place
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Team Cannondale's stable of race bikes

Team Cannondale's stable of race bikes
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) brought his "A" game to Providence

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) brought his "A" game to Providence
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Justine Lindine (BikeReg) having a solid race

Justine Lindine (BikeReg) having a solid race
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Ryann Trebon (Cannondale) trying to extend his lead over Berden

Ryann Trebon (Cannondale) trying to extend his lead over Berden
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Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles) carrying his bike over the barriers

Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles) carrying his bike over the barriers
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Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) running the barriers

Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs) running the barriers
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) climbing out of the saddle

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) climbing out of the saddle
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Chris Jones (Rapha Focus) recovered from an early crash to put in a good performance

Chris Jones (Rapha Focus) recovered from an early crash to put in a good performance
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) leading Trebon with two laps to go

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) leading Trebon with two laps to go
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) marking Powers through the woods

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) marking Powers through the woods
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A pack of riders rounds the corner to the uphill barriers

A pack of riders rounds the corner to the uphill barriers
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading McNicholas on lap three

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading McNicholas on lap three
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Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island was the setting for the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival

Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island was the setting for the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival
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New England Foliage season is underway

New England Foliage season is underway
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The amateur fields were massive

The amateur fields were massive
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Liquor infused cupcakes were all the rage today

Liquor infused cupcakes were all the rage today
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Ridley demo bikes were on hand in the Tech Zone

Ridley demo bikes were on hand in the Tech Zone
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Former USA Champion Mark McCormack is racing in the Elite field again this year

Former USA Champion Mark McCormack is racing in the Elite field again this year
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Tim Johnson and wife Lyne Bessette who is recovering from a crash a few weeks ago

Tim Johnson and wife Lyne Bessette who is recovering from a crash a few weeks ago
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USA Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus)

USA Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus)
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) climbing on lap one

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) climbing on lap one
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale) early in the race

Tim Johnson (Cannondale) early in the race
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Allen Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) chasing the leaders through the woods

Allen Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) chasing the leaders through the woods
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Tristan Schouten (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit) riding through the woods

Tristan Schouten (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit) riding through the woods
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading Trebon, Powers, and Field on lap three

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading Trebon, Powers, and Field on lap three
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) chasing race leader Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement)

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) chasing race leader Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement)
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Tristan Schouten (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit) descending the flyover

Tristan Schouten (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit) descending the flyover
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Jon Hamblen (Mock Orange Bikes) leading Mark McCormack with one lap to go

Jon Hamblen (Mock Orange Bikes) leading Mark McCormack with one lap to go
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) sprinting against Ryan Trebon (Cannondale)

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) sprinting against Ryan Trebon (Cannondale)
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Chris Jones (Rapha Focus) is nearly run over by Ryan Trebon on lap one

Chris Jones (Rapha Focus) is nearly run over by Ryan Trebon on lap one
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) takes third place

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) takes third place
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) takes the sprint against Trebon

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) takes the sprint against Trebon
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) launches off the flyover

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) launches off the flyover
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Nick Keough (Keough Cyclocross) running the barriers in front of the beer garden

Nick Keough (Keough Cyclocross) running the barriers in front of the beer garden
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale) chasing race leader Ben Berden

Tim Johnson (Cannondale) chasing race leader Ben Berden
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Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale) riding in a chase group behind the leaders

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale) riding in a chase group behind the leaders
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) leading Trebon along the lake with a little over one lap to go

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) leading Trebon along the lake with a little over one lap to go
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) warming up

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) warming up
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Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles) takes the hole shot

Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles) takes the hole shot
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) and Tim Johnson (Cannondale) at the start

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) and Tim Johnson (Cannondale) at the start
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading the race on lap one

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading the race on lap one
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) was leading most of the race favorites early in the race

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) was leading most of the race favorites early in the race
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Adam Myerson (Team Smartstop/ Mountain Khakis) and Anthony Clark riding uphill barriers

Adam Myerson (Team Smartstop/ Mountain Khakis) and Anthony Clark riding uphill barriers
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Manny Goguen (CF Racing) riding turns on lap two

Manny Goguen (CF Racing) riding turns on lap two
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) leading the race on lap four

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) leading the race on lap four
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A team mechanic prepares Jeremy Powers's race bike

A team mechanic prepares Jeremy Powers's race bike
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A week straight of rain finally ceased Friday afternoon, just in time for Saturday’s UCI C1 Providence Cyclo-cross Festival race, the 2nd round of the Shimano New England Pro Cyclo-cross Series race at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.

In the Men’s event, it was Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) who emerged victorious yet again, narrowly beating Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) to the line. Ben Berden (Raleigh/Clement) rounded out the podium.

The Men’s race started fast with Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles - Specialized) taking the $250 hole shot bonus. While the field remained somewhat intact for the first lap, an attack by Berden at the start of the second lap established a lead group of four containing Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld), Berden, Field, and Dylan McNicholas (CyclocrossWorld). Trebon and Powers were caught out of the move and spent the better part of the second lap bridging to the leaders.

Trebon and Powers were able to connect with the front four by the start of lap three at which point Trebon immediately pushed the pace. During Trebon’s acceleration, McNicholas suffered a dropped chain heading into the section of concrete stairs that saw him lose contact with the group for good, putting the number of riders in the lead group at five.

The five leaders traded attacks but it wasn’t until Trebon’s acceleration coming across the line with 5 to go that Johnson was gapped by a few seconds. Shortly after Johnson, Field also fell victim to the speed being set by Trebon. Making matters worse for Johnson, he crashed two corners later in what would be a race-ending crash.

The lead group was then down to just Powers, Trebon, and Berden and they hit out at one another repeatedly for the next two laps. Berden was the first to show signs of weakness opening small gaps and with three laps to go, he finally succumbed to the abuse.

"I had a bad week, I didn’t feel really good," said Berden after the race. "I was good in the beginning of the race but I found that every lap my power was going slower and slower. I held on as long as I could," he added, "but the last three laps was too much.

Powers and Trebon spent the next three laps attacking one another with neither one showing any sign of weakness, always being able to respond to the other’s attack. In the end, however, it was a failed attempt to pass Powers on the inside of a steep, downhill corner that led to a steep ride-up with stairs on the last lap that would cost Trebon the win.

"I was always going faster than [Powers] going into them so on the last lap I’m like, hey, I’m gonna go all for it on the inside, you know, and see if I can just come through him to make him mess up," said Trebon of the mistake. "It backfired and I had to get off my bike and run up, you know, and he got a little gap there and I spent a little energy chasing back up on the long uphill on the back side."

With very few opportunities left to make a pass, Powers was able to keep the lead from Trebon through the final sections of the last lap and onto the final, paved 100 meters where he was able to hold off Trebon for the win.

"He tried to come underneath me and so I had to protect that line," Powers said of the decisive move heading into the ride-up. "That’s racing 'cross. There was nothing really dirty going on, no bumping or shoving, but that was just me saying, ‘No, no, no.’ I had to close the door, as they say, and that forced him off his bike."

Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus1:00:11
2Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld
3Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement0:01:08
4Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles-Specialized0:01:25
5Zach MacDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus0:01:33
6Yannick Eckmann (Ger) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized
7Dylan McNicholas (USA) cyclocrossworld.com
8Christopher Jones (USA) Rapha-Focus
9Allen Krughoff (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:01:47
10Justin Lindine (USA) BikeReg0:01:52
11Tristan Schouten (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:02
12James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:02:16
13Jeremy Durrin (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:02:26
14Evan McNeely (Can) Specialized Canada0:02:32
15Bradley White (USA) Moms in Tow Cyclocross0:02:37
16Derrick St John (Can) Stevens Racing p/b the Cyclery0:02:43
17Craig Richey (Can) SponsorConnected.com
18Dan Timmerman (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix
19Anthony Clark (USA) JAM Fund / NCC
20Mike Garrigan (Can) Blacksmithcycle/Stage-Race0:03:27
21Joachim Parbo (Den) Challenge Tires0:04:09
22Adam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop/Mountain Khakis
23Daniel Chabanov (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix
24Cody Kaiser (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized
25Jesse Keough (USA) www.keoughcyclocross.com
26Christian Favata (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix0:04:26
27Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro Cyclocross Team0:04:36
28Chase Dickens (USA) American Classic Pro Cyclocross Team0:04:41
29Michael Broderick (USA) Team Kenda-Seven-NoTubes
30Josh Thornton (USA) St. Pete Bike and Fitness0:05:04
31Jérémy Martin (Can) Rocky Mountain Factory Team0:05:11
32Jake Wells (USA) No Tubes Elite Cross Team0:05:18
33Thomas Sampson (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:05:24
34Adam St. Germain (USA) NBX Bikes/Quadfire Racing/Narragans0:05:29
35Jonathan Hamblen (USA) Mock Orange Bikes0:05:49
36Conor O'Brien (Can) Stevens Racing p/b the Cyclery0:06:02
37Mark McCormack (USA) Clif Bar/Pactimo0:06:12
38Joël Desgreniers (Can) Ride with Rendall0:06:31
39 (-1 lap)Donny Green (USA) Cycle-Smart
40Charles Schubert (USA) Bikes Not Bombs / Circle A Cycles
41Geoffrey Bouchard (USA) NBX Bikes/Narragansett Beer p/b Apex
42Kevin Sweeney (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco
43Benjamin Padilla (USA)
44John Burns (USA) Burns Racing
45Maksym Shepitko (Ukr) Hudson Furniture Racing Team
46 (-2 laps)Kevin Wolfson (USA) Mad Alchemy-Verge Rider Cooperative
47Adam Sullivan (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal
48Mathew Green (USA) Bicycle Express
49Cary Fridrich (USA) Mad Alchemy/Verge Rider Cooperative
50 (-3 laps)Manny Goguen (USA) C.F. Racing p/b Trek Portsmouth
51Joseph O'Brien-Applegate (USA) Bicycle Roots
52Ian Schon (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco
53Donald Snoop Jr. (USA) Essex County Velo
54Patrick Bradley (USA) Philadelphia Cyclocross School
55 (-4 laps)Cameron McCormack (USA) Hot Tubes Development Team
56 (-5 laps)John Herrick (USA) UVM Cycling

 

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