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White earns first UCI victory at NBX Gran Prix of Cyclocross

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Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Arley Kemmerer and Laura Van Gilder late in the race

Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading Arley Kemmerer and Laura Van Gilder late in the race
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Amanda Carey (Stan's NoTubes) riding ahead of Mo Bruno-Roy

Amanda Carey (Stan's NoTubes) riding ahead of Mo Bruno-Roy
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Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) was not having the kind of race she normally does at Warwick

Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) was not having the kind of race she normally does at Warwick
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Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge) choosing to run a sandy descent

Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge) choosing to run a sandy descent
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Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) entering the beach

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) entering the beach
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Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) sprinting over a set of logs

Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) sprinting over a set of logs
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Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge) making easy work of the logs with her long legs

Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge) making easy work of the logs with her long legs
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Diminutive Britlee Bowman (House Industries-Richard Sachs) touching down on top of the logs

Diminutive Britlee Bowman (House Industries-Richard Sachs) touching down on top of the logs
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Amanda Carey (Stan's NoTubes), an accomplished mountain biker, is quite at home in the woods

Amanda Carey (Stan's NoTubes), an accomplished mountain biker, is quite at home in the woods
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Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) chasing Amanda Carey in the woods

Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) chasing Amanda Carey in the woods
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Jenny Ives (Verge Sport) racing in the top ten

Jenny Ives (Verge Sport) racing in the top ten
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Catherine Sterling (Bikeman) racing ahead of Britlee Bowman

Catherine Sterling (Bikeman) racing ahead of Britlee Bowman
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Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) wins her first UCI cyclo-cross race in Warwick

Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) wins her first UCI cyclo-cross race in Warwick
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Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) was ecstatic after the race

Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) was ecstatic after the race
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Christina Birch (JAM Fund-NCC) was having a brilliant race

Christina Birch (JAM Fund-NCC) was having a brilliant race
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Lori Cooke (Cycle Lodge) leaving the beach mid-race

Lori Cooke (Cycle Lodge) leaving the beach mid-race
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Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob’s Red Mill-Seven Cycles) racing just behind the leaders on lap two

Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob’s Red Mill-Seven Cycles) racing just behind the leaders on lap two
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Ellen Noble (Trek) had her 18th birthday this past week

Ellen Noble (Trek) had her 18th birthday this past week
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Arley Kemmerer (C3-Twenty20 Cycling)

Arley Kemmerer (C3-Twenty20 Cycling)
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The beach run was longer than in years past

The beach run was longer than in years past
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Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading the race at the barriers

Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading the race at the barriers
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Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom) racing in second place behind White

Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom) racing in second place behind White
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Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom) running on the beach

Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom) running on the beach
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Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) making the long trek down the beach

Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) making the long trek down the beach
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Ellen Noble (Trek) and Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) racing each other on the beach

Ellen Noble (Trek) and Natasha Elliot (Rare Vos Racing) racing each other on the beach
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Britlee Bowman (House Industries-Richard Sachs) running a short set of stairs

Britlee Bowman (House Industries-Richard Sachs) running a short set of stairs
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Catherine Sterling (Bikeman) running the stairs

Catherine Sterling (Bikeman) running the stairs
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Lori Cooke (Cycle Lodge) running the stairs mid-pack

Lori Cooke (Cycle Lodge) running the stairs mid-pack
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Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading the race at the end of the beach run

Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) leading the race at the end of the beach run
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The leaders exiting the beach on lap two

The leaders exiting the beach on lap two
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As usual, the kids race was one of the most popular events of the day

As usual, the kids race was one of the most popular events of the day
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Sixteen-year-old Emma White (CyclocrossWorld.com) claimed the first UCI win of her young career today at the UCI C2-rated NBX Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Warwick, Rhode Island ahead of Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom Pizza) and Arley Kemmerer (C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.).

White took control of the women's event from the start and gaps immediately opened behind her in the twisty, rooted sections of the course. Kemmerer was the first to connect with White halfway through the first lap and Van Gilder made her way to the leaders a short while later.

Behind the lead trio, Christina Birch (JAM Fund-NCC) led the chase with Amanda Carey (Stan's NoTubes Elite) and Mo Bruno Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) in tow. White continued to set the pace at the front, and by the halfway point the front three had extended their lead over the chasers to nearly 30 seconds and it looked certain the winner would be coming from this group.

While Kemmerer tried to gain control of the front on numerous occasions, White constantly battled back to regain the lead. Coming out of the long, beach run with a half lap remaining, White extended a lead of a few bike lengths and she immediately attacked, opening up a gap of five seconds over a hard-chasing Van Gilder. White rode flawlessly for the rest of the lap and held on for her first ever UCI win, finishing a mere two seconds ahead of Van Gilder and 23 seconds ahead of Kemmerer.

"I knew I needed to lead through the last technical section before the finish, so when I saw I had a small gap coming off the beach, I just went for it," said White after taking the biggest win of her career. "I've been watching these elite races my entire life," White went on to say, "and I'm so excited to be in these races now. This is probably the happiest day of my life."

Full Results
1Emma White (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:42:40
2Laura Van Gilder (USA) Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom0:00:02
3Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling0:00:23
4Christina Birch (USA) JAM Fund-NCC0:00:41
5Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles
6Amanda Carey (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite0:00:44
7Natasha Elliott (Can) Rare Vos Racing-Stevens0:00:50
8Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Rare Vos Racing0:00:55
9Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) Cycle Lodge0:01:01
10Jenny Ives (USA) Verge Sport-Test Pilot0:01:10
11Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:01:17
12Julie Lafreniere (Can) Ride with Rendall0:01:32
13Brittlee Bowman (USA) House Industries-Richard Sachs-RGM0:02:00
14Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com0:02:03
15Lori Cooke (USA) Cycle Lodge0:02:51
16Nicole Pisani (USA) Healthy Kids Happy Kids0:03:17
17Joanne Grogan (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:03:20
18Rebecca Fahringer (USA) JAM Fund-NCC0:03:22
19Julie Hunter (USA) Phaup St. Journal0:03:28
20Victoria Gates (USA) JAM Fund-NCC0:03:30
21Frances Morrison (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling0:04:03
22Melody Chase (USA) Raleigh Bicycles-Gus' Bike Shop0:04:10
23Jessica Duppler (USA) Trek Portsmouth0:04:38
24Jauron Vetter (USA) Blue Steel Cyclery0:04:47
25Melissa Seib (USA) Bikeman.com0:04:48
26Kathryn Cumming (USA) Team Yacht Club0:04:51
27Erin Faccone (USA) GPM Sport0:05:09
28Christine Fort (USA) Pedalpowertraining.com0:05:55
29Emily Phillips (USA) Ladies First Racing0:06:09
30Melissa Lafleur (USA) BONK! Support0:06:15
31Stephanie Thompson (USA) WD Racing -NYC Velo0:07:47
32Kerry Litka (USA) The Velo Resource0:09:19
33Jordan Dubé (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com-2laps

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