Cyclocross: Verge New England Championship Series #
Katrina Nash and Tim Johnson dominate firt day of Providence Festival of
Providence Festival of Cyclocross
The return of cyclocross to Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI was marked by
dominant performances by Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) and Tim Johnson
Nash took the lead on the first lap of the race and quickly made sure that the
race was going to be for second place. Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-Notubes)
took the silver medal with a long solo effort but was never able to get closer
than ten seconds to Nash.
Amy Dombroski (Richard Sachs-RGM-Radix), and Pro Women rider Meredith Miller
fought it out for the third step on the podium with Dombroski opening a gap in
the woods just before the finishing straight. Local favorite, Maureen Bruno-Roy
(MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles) beat out Giant Bicycles rider Kelli Emmett and
Minuteman Road Club rider Andrea Smith for fifth.
Tim Johnson showed that his shoulder is well on the mend by picking up where he
left off last Sunday in Gloucester. The Cannondale/cyclocrossworld.com rider
took the lead on the first lap and never let off the gas, eventually taking the
victory by over a minute. Not to be outdone, his teammate Jamey Driscoll took a
resounding second, powering up through the field after a slow start. Champion
Systems rider Christopher Jones continued his breakout season in third, pulling
away from a strong chase group with two to go.
U-23 winner Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com
/ Joe's Garage / IF) pulled in fourth ahead of Nicholas Weighall (California
Giant), Valentin Scherz (PRO CYCLES-SCOTT-NEWWORK) and Justin Spinelli (Svelte
Cycles). Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs-RGM-Radix) finished 8th to maintain his
overall series lead.
Johnny Bold (Corner Cycle) and Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo) dueled at the
front, leaving the rest of the race well behind them. Matched head to head, Bold
was able to break away in the last wooded section of the course, pulling in nine
seconds before Aspholm. In third was Jon Cariveau (Moots) from Colorado driving
a hard pace to take the final podium step.
U-19 race was the prizefight of the day
with a three-up battle of young New England talent. Joshua Lehmann
(Sunapee/S&W/Continental Paving Racing Team) took the holeshot and eventually
settled into a group with Jesse Keough (CLNoonan/KAM/Coast to Coast) and Nate
Morse (CLIF BAR Development Cyclocross Team). The three duked it out as a group
until Keough turned up the pressure with one to go and soloed to victory. Morse
held on for second with Lehmann in third.
Top Ten, Saturday
Elite Men's Results
1. Timothy Johnson (Cannondale/cyclocrossworld.com) in 1:03:39
2. Jamey Driscoll (Bikereg.com / Cannondale) in 1:03:39
3. Christopher Jones (Champion System) in 1:05:15
4. Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs-Rgm Watches) in 1:05:24
5. Jerome Townsend (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage) in 1:05:43
6. Luke Keogh (Champion Systems) in 1:05:51
7. Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches) in 1:05:51
8. William Dugan (Richard Sachs-RGM Watches) in 1:06:05
9. Justin Robinson (California Giant) in 1:06:13
10. Davide Frattini (Fuji) in 1:06:16.
Elite Women Results
1. Katrina Nash (Luna Pro Team) in 0:42:56
2. Mary Mconneloug (Kenda-Seven-Notubes) in 0:43:18
3. Amy Dombroski (Richard Sachs/rgm Watches/radix) in 0:43:47
4. Meredith Miller (Pro Women) in 0:43:58
5. Andrea Smith (Minuteman Road Club) in 0:44:45
6. Lyne Bessette (October Factory Racing) in 0:44:45<
7. Kelli Emmett (Giant Bicycles) in 0:44:45
8. Maureen Bruno roy (Mm Racing p/b Seven Bicycles) in 0:44:45
9. Rebecca Wellons (Team Plan C) in 0:45:58
10. Amanda Carey (Kenda/trainwitheric.com) in 0:46:06
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