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Powers sweeps Cycle-Smart International weekend

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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) sprinting to the line ahead of Adam Craig

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) sprinting to the line ahead of Adam Craig
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Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) riding with the leaders

Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) riding with the leaders
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) leading into the pit area on lap one

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) leading into the pit area on lap one
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) putting his nose to the wind early

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) putting his nose to the wind early
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Elite Men’'s start us led by Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus)

Elite Men’'s start us led by Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus)
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Men’'s podium (L to R) Adam Craig (Team Giant) 2nd, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) 1st, Justine Lindine (Redline) 3rd

Men’'s podium (L to R) Adam Craig (Team Giant) 2nd, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) 1st, Justine Lindine (Redline) 3rd
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Adam Craig and Jeremy Powers both came up as juniors through John Kemp'’s Devo Race Team

Adam Craig and Jeremy Powers both came up as juniors through John Kemp'’s Devo Race Team
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) leading Lindine, Craig, and McNicholas

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) leading Lindine, Craig, and McNicholas
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Adam Myerson (SmartStop/Mountain Khakis) was both a racer and race promoter today

Adam Myerson (SmartStop/Mountain Khakis) was both a racer and race promoter today
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Adam Craig (Team Giant) while not known for his starts, held his own this weekend

Adam Craig (Team Giant) while not known for his starts, held his own this weekend
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Michael Van Den Ham (CycleSmart)

Michael Van Den Ham (CycleSmart)
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) riding some S-turns

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) riding some S-turns
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Powers at the railroad crossing

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Powers at the railroad crossing
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Manny Goguen (CF Racing p/b Trek Portsmouth)

Manny Goguen (CF Racing p/b Trek Portsmouth)
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) re-mounting at the barriers

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) re-mounting at the barriers
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Jerry Troiano (Rutgers University/Raleigh)

Jerry Troiano (Rutgers University/Raleigh)
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus)

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus)
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Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) leading the race at the railroad track crossing

Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) leading the race at the railroad track crossing
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Stephen Pierce (Embrocation Cycling Journal) approaching the railroad crossing

Stephen Pierce (Embrocation Cycling Journal) approaching the railroad crossing
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclcrossworld.com)

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclcrossworld.com)
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Anthony Clark (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) stepped up his game this weekend

Anthony Clark (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) stepped up his game this weekend
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Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) bunny-hopping behind Powers

Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) bunny-hopping behind Powers
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) descending on lap one with the lead

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) descending on lap one with the lead
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Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) with the race lead on lap two

Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) with the race lead on lap two
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Due to Daylight Savings Time, daylight fades as the race progressed

Due to Daylight Savings Time, daylight fades as the race progressed
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Michael Broderick (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) on the incredibly steep run-up

Michael Broderick (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) on the incredibly steep run-up
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Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) riding second wheel on lap one

Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory) riding second wheel on lap one
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) raced in the lead group all weekend

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) raced in the lead group all weekend
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Adam Craig (Team Giant) sporting his lime green look

Adam Craig (Team Giant) sporting his lime green look
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Jake Wells (NoTubes) at the top of the run-up

Jake Wells (NoTubes) at the top of the run-up
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) would be racing in front of his family and hometown friends today

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) would be racing in front of his family and hometown friends today
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Race promoter Adam Myerson in his mobile "office"

Race promoter Adam Myerson in his mobile "office"
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Look Park in Northampton, MA was the site of the race today

Look Park in Northampton, MA was the site of the race today
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) on the attack with two laps to go

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) on the attack with two laps to go
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A group of seven stayed together for much of the race

A group of seven stayed together for much of the race
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Adam Craig (Team Giant) taking a turn at the front of the race

Adam Craig (Team Giant) taking a turn at the front of the race
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Adam Craig (Team Giant) chasing leader Jeremy Durrin and Justin Lindine

Adam Craig (Team Giant) chasing leader Jeremy Durrin and Justin Lindine
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Edwin Bull (Van Dessel) and Patrick Bradley on the run-up

Edwin Bull (Van Dessel) and Patrick Bradley on the run-up
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Sunday's UCI men's and women's races at the Cycle-Smart International at Look Park in Northampton, MA played out in slightly different fashion than they did on Saturday. Mistakes were still costly, but as Redline's Justin Lindine and C3 - Athletes Serving Athletes' Arley Kemmerer would prove, they did not rule out the chance to stand on the podium.

Jeremy Powers (Rapha - Focus) fought hard to narrowly defeat Adam Craig (Rabobank) and Justin Lindine (Redline).

In the men's event, Powers took the hole shot and, unlike the day before, he chose to push the pace early. This caused an early split of six which, along with Powers, included Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory), Mike Garrigan (Stage-Race/Blacksmith Cycle), Dylan McNicholas (CyclocrossWorld.com), Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) and Adam Myerson (Team SmartStop/Mountain Khakis). Noticeably missing from the group was Saturday's third place finisher, Shawn Milne (CyclocrossWorld.com), who suffered a mechanical at the start which sent him all the way back to last place. Just off the pace were Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches - Richard Sachs) and Lindine.

Powers stayed at the front of the lead group and continued to push the pace for the first two laps. The pace proved to be too much for Myerson, but Timmerman and Lindine were able to latch on, forming what would be the final selection for the majority of the race.

At the halfway point of the race, Garrigan rolled a tire heading into the barriers and lost touch with the leaders. Lindine also lost contact after a crash in the upper, wooded section of the course, but he was able to miraculously fight his way back after two laps.

The lead six continued to mark each other's attacks, each one taking a turn at the front, until Powers dished out the final blow with 1.5 laps remaining. Only Craig and Lindine were able to respond, while McNicholas, Durrin, and Gagne formed a chase group of three. The speeds proved to be too much for Timmerman who was unable to maintain contact with either group.

Heading into the technical, wooded section on the final lap, Craig applied the pressure, unhitching Lindine. Powers was able to match Craig's effort and came back around him heading into the barriers for the final time. The two fought hard for the remainder of the lap, both of them trying to enter the final dirt section before the paved finish first. Craig tried to make the pass around Powers on the dirt, but he was unable to close the deal. Powers hit the pavement first and held on for the win a bike length ahead of Craig. Lindine rolled in for third place, less than ten seconds back.

Referring to the fight for the lead on the final dirt section, Craig said, "I could have come around Powers on the inside of those last couple corners but, the dude's got World Cup podiums to get on. He doesn't need me taking him out."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus0:55:48
2Adam Craig (USA) Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team
3Justin Lindine (USA) Redline0:00:08
4Dylan McNicholas (USA) cyclocrossworld.com0:00:24
5Raphael Gagne (Can) Rocky Mountain Factory0:00:30
6Jeremy Durrin (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:00:33
7Dan Timmerman (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix0:00:36
8Shawn Milne (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:48
9Anthony Clark (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:00:51
10Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis Bicycles0:01:26
11Derrick St John (Can) Stevens Racing p/b the Cyclery0:01:31
12Manny Goguen (USA) C.F. Racing p/b Trek Portsmouth0:01:35
13Adam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop/Mountain Khakis0:01:38
14Daniel Chabanov (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix0:01:51
15Jake Wells (USA) No Tubes Elite Cross Team
16Nicholas Keough (USA) www.keoughcyclocross.com0:02:09
17Edwin Bull (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team0:02:13
18Thomas Sampson (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:02:19
19Mike Van Den Ham (Can) Cycle-Smart
20Evan Huff (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage0:02:20
21Adam St. Germain (USA) NBX Bikes/Quadfire Racing/Narragans0:02:22
22Jeffrey Bahnson (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team0:02:52
23Mike Garrigan (Can) Blacksmithcycle/Stage-Race0:03:09
24Sam O'Keefe (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:03:10
25Stephen Cummings (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:03:19
26Joshua Thornton (USA) St. Pete Bike and Fitness0:03:21
27Patrick Bradley (USA) Philadelphia Cyclocross School0:03:23
28Matt Timmerman (USA) Cannondale0:03:26
29Michael Yozell (USA) Kapelmuur Independent0:03:30
30Maurice Gamanho (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team
31Maksym Shepitko (Ukr) Hudson Furniture Racing Team0:03:32
32Michael Wissell (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco0:03:41
33Kevin Wolfson (USA) Mad Alchemy-Verge Rider Cooperative0:03:50
34Jean-philippe Thibault-roberge
35Jesse Keough (USA) www.keoughcyclocross.com0:04:16
36Nicholas Van Winkle (USA) Hudson Furniture Racing Team0:04:28
37Colin Reuter (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:04:31
38Andrew Lysaght (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco0:04:32
39Benjamin Padilla (USA)0:04:34
40Mathew Green (USA) Bicycle Express0:04:46
41Charles Schubert (USA) Bikes Not Bombs / Circle A Cycles0:04:49
42Joël Desgreniers (Can) Ride with Rendall0:04:53
43John Hanson (USA) NBX/Narragansett Beer/Apex Tech. Cycling Team0:05:02
44Ian Schon (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco0:05:04
45Cary Fridrich (USA) Mad Alchemy/Verge Rider Cooperative
46Jerry Troiano (USA) Rutgers University | Raleigh Cycling0:05:21
47Stephen Pierce (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal0:05:26
48Evan Murphy (USA) NYC Velo0:05:33
49John Burns (USA) Burns Racing0:05:58
50Timothy Durrin (USA) NYCross0:06:31
51Adam Sullivan (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal
52Geoffrey Bouchard (USA) NBX Bikes/Narragansett Beer p/b Apex0:06:57
53Greg Whitney (USA) Pedalpowertraining.com
54Donald Snoop Jr. (USA) Essex County Velo0:07:06
55Joshua Friedman (USA) The Devil's Gear Bike Shop0:07:47
56Jason Benford (USA) Fresh Air-Hunter Cycles0:07:52
57Devin Wagner (USA) NYCROSS.com p/b VOmax0:08:08
-1 LapPeter Hagerty (USA) Rochester Institute of Technology
-1 LapTim Janson (USA) NYCROSS.com
DNFChristian Favata (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix
DNFMike De Bie (Bel) Philadelphia Cyclocross School p/b KOR Cycling
DNFJohn Herrick (USA) UVM Cycling
DNFMichael Broderick (USA) Team Kenda-Seven-NoTubes
DNFShaun Adamson (Can) Velocity Cycling Club
DNFJohn Minturn (USA) Bikereg.com / Cannondale

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