A quick look at the five races that were held last week and the current standings in the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Racing Calendar.
Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs-RMG Watches-Radix) swept this year’s Green Mountain Cyclocross Weekend and took the lead in the 2009 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series (NECCS). Timmerman took advantage of his front row position to establish a lead on the first lap of each day. Saturday quickly turned into a battle for 2nd place, as no one was able to chase him down but Sunday’s battle was tighter as Joachim Parbo (CCV Leopard Cycles) went after him. Halfway through race. Timmerman finally got away for good, and Parbo was forced to chase alone with Timmerman’s teammate Josh Dillon sitting on. Parbo did win the sprint for second ahead of Dillon. In Saturday’s race, Derrick St John (Garneau) was second and Justin Lindine (BikeReg) was third.
Natasha Elliott (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) was right at home on the fast and dry parcours on Saturday, easily taking the win leaving defending NECCS champion Rebecca Wellons (Team Plan C), Vermont native Lea Davison (Rocky Mountain/Maxxis), and Maureen Bruno Roy (MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles) to fight it out for second. Wellons won the field sprint ahead of Davison and Bruno-Roy. On Sunday, Bruno-Roy took advantage of the wet conditions and much more technical terrain to take the win. Elliott hung on for second and now leads the series after week 1. Nikki Thiemann (Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon) surprised one and all to grab her first podium spot ever in a UCI race.
Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Katie Compton (Planet Bike) took the pro men’s and women’s wins at CrossVegas on Wednesday evening. Compton then went on to dominate at the Planet Bike Cup in Sun Prairie, WI over the weekend. One the men’s side, Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) took the win in Planet Bike Cup I and three-time World Champion Erwin Vervecken (Team Revor-Baboco-Champion System) made his move on the final lap to win Sunday’s Planet Bike Cup II.
After nine races and with 33 events remaining, Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) leads in the men’s individual standings, while Maureen Bruno-Roy (M&M Racing-Seven Cycles) and Katie Compton (Planet Bike) are currently tied for the lead in the women’s individual USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Racing Calendar standings.
|After 9 races in the calendar completed, the top 5 are:|
Complete results available at USACycling.org.
The next events on the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Racing Calendar are the Grand Prix of Gloucester I and II in Gloucester, Mass. on Oct. 3 and 4.