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Anthony bounces back to win day two at Cycle-Smart International

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Autumn's last gasp in New England

Autumn's last gasp in New England
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Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) riding second behind McConneloug

Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) riding second behind McConneloug
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Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leading the race at the big descent

Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leading the race at the big descent
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Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge) at the start

Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge) at the start
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Women's podium (L to R) Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) 2nd, Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) 1st, Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) 3rd

Women's podium (L to R) Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) 2nd, Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) 1st, Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) 3rd
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Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) was pleased with her ride today

Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) was pleased with her ride today
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A rider streaks past a pine grove

A rider streaks past a pine grove
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Marian Jamison (Ladies First Racing) rounding a pine tree

Marian Jamison (Ladies First Racing) rounding a pine tree
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Christina Birch (MIT Cycling)

Christina Birch (MIT Cycling)
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Sally Annis (Pedalpowertraining.com) descending

Sally Annis (Pedalpowertraining.com) descending
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Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leading a huge group on lap one

Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leading a huge group on lap one
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) wins Day Two at the CycleSmart International

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) wins Day Two at the CycleSmart International
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Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) was a bit off the leader's pace today

Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) was a bit off the leader's pace today
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Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) chasing Anthony

Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) chasing Anthony
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Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) having one of her best cyclocross races ever

Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) having one of her best cyclocross races ever
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) opened a lead and never looked back

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) opened a lead and never looked back
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Elite Women scramble up the steepest part of the course

Elite Women scramble up the steepest part of the course
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Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leads the women up 'The Wall”

Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leads the women up 'The Wall”
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Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leading on lap one

Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leading on lap one
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Cassandra Maximenko (Silverbull Target Taining)

Cassandra Maximenko (Silverbull Target Taining)
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Frances Morrison (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria)

Frances Morrison (JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria)
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Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective)

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective)
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Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leading the race the steepest descent

Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) leading the race the steepest descent
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Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge)

Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge)
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Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) leading at the run-up

Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) leading at the run-up
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This cyclo-cross fan decided to take a nap during the race

This cyclo-cross fan decided to take a nap during the race
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Cycle Lodge team-mates Lori Cook (L) and Kate Lysakowski

Cycle Lodge team-mates Lori Cook (L) and Kate Lysakowski
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Mary McConneloug and Michael Broderick

Mary McConneloug and Michael Broderick
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Becky Plimpton and Becky Collins kept the spectators happy with cupcakes from their 'Sugar Bakers Cake Truck”

Becky Plimpton and Becky Collins kept the spectators happy with cupcakes from their 'Sugar Bakers Cake Truck”
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Jenny Ives (Favata TRT-Unovelo Cross Team)

Jenny Ives (Favata TRT-Unovelo Cross Team)
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Molly Hurford (Colavita Racing) on the descent

Molly Hurford (Colavita Racing) on the descent
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) riding by the gazebo

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) riding by the gazebo
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Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) near the top of the run-up

Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) near the top of the run-up
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Arley Kemmerer on the run-up

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Arley Kemmerer on the run-up
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Katerine Northcott (Riverside Racing) riding in the top ten

Katerine Northcott (Riverside Racing) riding in the top ten
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Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) following McConneloug on the descent

Anna Barensfeld (Pedalpowertraining.com) following McConneloug on the descent
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Arley Kemmerer on the descent

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Arley Kemmerer on the descent
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Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Arley Kemmerer as they approach the descent

Crystal Anthony (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Arley Kemmerer as they approach the descent
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Katherine Sterling (Bikeman) at the top of the run-up

Katherine Sterling (Bikeman) at the top of the run-up
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Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) showing signs of a crash late in the race

Arley Kemmerer (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) showing signs of a crash late in the race
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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). Crystal Anthony (CyclocrossWorld.com) avenged Saturday's defeat by winning the women's event solo ahead of the previous day's winner, Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) and Kemmerer.

In the women's race, Saturday's third place finisher, Anna Barensfeld (pedalpowertraining.com), took the lead early and created a lead group of nine which included all the previous day's contenders including Anthony, McConneloug, Kemmerer, Cassandra Maximenko (Silverbull Targettraining), Jenny Ives (Favata TRT-UNOVELO Cross Team), Natasha Elliott (The Cyclery), and Evelyne Blouin (Ride with Rendell) . Heading into the run up on the start of the second lap, a crash by Elliott split the lead group in two, with McConneloug, Anthony, and Kemmerer assuming the lead.

Halfway into the third lap, Anthony attacked hard in the woods. Kemmerer was able to hold her wheel, but McConneloug was not, losing a crucial five seconds heading into the flat, power sections of the course.

One lap later, Anthony's pace proved to be too much for Kemmerer, who resolved to fighting for second place on the day.

Taking the bell lap, Anthony held a ten second gap over Kemmerer and McConneloug, who now rode together. Unlike the day before, Anthony rode the technical sections flawlessly and her power was unmatched on the flat, open sections of the course.

Anthony rolled in safely for the win, and just as Kemmerer, a strong rider on the road, began to prepare for the paved sprint finish, she made a mistake in the final dirt corners and watched McConneloug and her chance at a second place finish ride away.

"I was just trying to keep my head about me," said Anthony in reference to staying upright. "I just didn't focus that well yesterday and I was going down for no reason. It was a good wakeup call, you know, you have to focus when you race!"

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Crystal Anthony (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:39:05
2Mary McConneloug (USA) Team Kenda/Seven/Notubes0:00:16
3Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:00:26
4Anna Barensfeld (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:00:43
5Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Silverbull targettraining0:00:47
6Jenny Ives (USA) Favata TRT-Unovelo cross team0:00:54
7Natasha Elliott (Can) The Cyclery0:01:04
8Évelyne Blouin (Can) Ride With Rendall0:01:26
9Frances Morrison (USA) J.A.M. Fund/NCC0:01:27
10Brittlee Bowman (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:01:28
11Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:01:33
12Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) Cycle Lodge0:01:34
13Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com0:01:44
14Christina Birch (USA) JAM/NCC/Vittoria0:01:46
15Stacey Barbossa (USA) Colavita/espnW NJ0:02:06
16Sally Annis (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:02:20
17Molly Hurford (USA) Colavita/Espn-W0:02:23
18Lori Cooke (USA) Cycle Lodge0:02:24
19Christina Tamilio (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:02:26
20Marian Jamison (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:02:36
21Kathleen Wulfkuhle (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:02:37
22Bailey Semian (USA) Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA
23Katerine Northcott (USA) Beam Team Racing0:02:40
24Karin Holmes (USA) Riverside Racing0:02:41
25Giulia Righi (Ita) Central Wheel0:03:37
26Lauri Webber (USA) Wooden Wheels Racing0:03:47
27Nancy Labbe-Giguere (Can) LadiesFirst Racing0:03:53
28Joanne Grogan (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:04:05
29Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) NYCross.com p/b VOmax0:04:55
30Cait Dooley (USA) Geekhouse Bikes0:05:15
31Christine Fort (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:05:22
32Elizabeth Allen (USA) Danielson Adventure Sports0:06:18
33Jordan Dubé (USA) NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY0:07:05
DNFVickie Monahan (USA) Expo Wheelmen
DNFErica Yozell Miller (USA) South Mountain Cycles
DNFDeirdre Smith (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco

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