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Lindine wins Nor'Easter 'Cross

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Justin Lindine, winner of the elite men's race.

Justin Lindine, winner of the elite men's race. (Image credit: Julianne Oberle)
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Philip Wong of Seaside Cycle

Philip Wong of Seaside Cycle (Image credit: Julianne Oberle)
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Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources) checks the progress of the riders behind him.

Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources) checks the progress of the riders behind him. (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's)

Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) and Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix)

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) and Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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A beautiful day for racing in New Hampshire.

A beautiful day for racing in New Hampshire. (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources)

Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's)

Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart)

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix)

Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott)

Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources)

Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's)

Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) en route to a fourth place finish.

Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) en route to a fourth place finish. (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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David Wilcox (Pedro's Grassroots Cycling Club)

David Wilcox (Pedro's Grassroots Cycling Club) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources) crosses the line in 2nd place.

Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources) crosses the line in 2nd place. (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Jeremy Durrin (Wheelhouse / NCC) runs the barriers.

Jeremy Durrin (Wheelhouse / NCC) runs the barriers. (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Joshua Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix)

Joshua Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Sylvain Jean (KONA/Bio-Max)

Sylvain Jean (KONA/Bio-Max) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Elite men's podium (l-r): Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources), 2nd; Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott), 1st; Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's), 3rd

Elite men's podium (l-r): Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources), 2nd; Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott), 1st; Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's), 3rd (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Shaun Adamson (Cycle-Smart

Shaun Adamson (Cycle-Smart (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott) sets the pace.

Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott) sets the pace. (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott)

Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott)

Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's) leads Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources)

Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's) leads Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources)

Philip Wong (Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Joshua Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix) heads down a descent.

Joshua Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix) heads down a descent. (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix)

Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Nicholas Keough (Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross)

Nicholas Keough (Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix)

Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix)

Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Nicholas Keough (Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross)

Nicholas Keough (Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Fourth place finisher Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart)

Fourth place finisher Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) (Image credit: Janice Checchio)
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Men's elite field on a technical downhill section.

Men's elite field on a technical downhill section. (Image credit: Julianne Oberle)

Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott) powered his way to victory at the Nor'Easter ‘Cross presented by Smartwool and Cycle-Smart on Saturday. Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott) took control of the Elite men's race early on en route to a solo victory.

"My teammate, Jerome [Townsend] took the hole shot and pinned himself pretty hard, so I sat in for a few minutes early before attacking," said Lindine. As Townsend began to fade, Lindine was able to bridge up and catapult off of Townsend's strong start to give him a chance at victory.

While Lindine was pushing off the front, the battle for the remainder of the podium was pitched between Dylan McNicholas (Pedro's) and the recently un-retired Phil Wong (Seaside Cycle/Antero Resources). The two were taking hard pulls and closing the gap to Lindine for several laps before McNicholas picked up a safety pin with his tubular and was forced to ride a flat tire for almost a full lap to the pit.

With McNicholas gone, Wong's chances of catching Lindine became slim and he was able to race defensively for second. Behind him, McNicholas was doing all he could to regain second position but never got closer than thirty seconds. Behind him, Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) and Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs/RGM/Radix) did their best bring back McNicholas, but the Pedro's rider was fueled by anger and held on for the best UCI result of his career.

Myerson was able to pull away from Spinelli on the longer of the two climbs on the course and held the chase off for fourth with Spinelli fifth. Sixth position went to Manny Goguen (bikereg.com/Joe's Garage/Scott) who, coming from an early mechanical, had the race of his life, picking up valuable UCI points.

The first-year UCI race at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire took full advantage of the terrain by mixing two challenging climbs, several off-camber descents, two run-ups and two long paved straightaways linking the sides of the course. The unique course wrapped around and through the Nor'Easter Festival powered by EMS, going in front of the main concert stage and around the rock climbing competition. For the race organizers, this was an opportunity to show a largely unfamiliar audience what cyclo-cross is all about.

Full Results
1Justin Lindine (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott1:08:23
2Philip Wong (USA) Seaside Cycle - Antero Resources0:00:43
3Dylan McNicholas (USA) Pedro's0:01:34
4Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart0:02:10
5Justin Spinelli (USA) Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix0:02:34
6Manny Goguen (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott0:04:04
7Nicholas Keough (USA) Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross0:04:06
8Jeremy Durrin (USA) Wheelhouse / NCC0:04:34
9Brian Wilichoski (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:04:41
10David Wilcox (USA) Pedro's Grassroots Cycling Club0:04:53
11Joshua Dillon (USA) Richard Sachs-RGM Watches-Radix0:05:26
12Sylvain Jean (Can) KONA/Bio-Max0:05:32
13John Burns (USA) Bikeman.com0:05:50
14Shaun Adamson (Can)0:06:21
15Stephen Pierce (USA) Cambridge Bicycle-Igleheart Frames0:06:31
16Kevin Sweeney (USA) crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles0:06:43
17Jesse Keough (USA) Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross
18Peter Bradshaw (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy
19Joshua Lehmann (USA) Pedro's Race Team
20Collin Huston (USA) Moots
21Ryan Kelly (USA) crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles
22Pierre Vanden Borre (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy
23Cary Fridrich (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy
24Matthew Green (USA) Spooky Bikes

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