Jamesburg, New Jersey — It was a slushy, muddy mess that greeted racers at HPCX today. After getting an unheard of four inches of snow in Central New Jersey,the course completely changed from previous years and the barriers were removed on the grounds that the slush created enough running opportunities for racers.
Nikki Thiemann (Team CF), who won at Beacon the day prior, repeated her performance, flying through the mud. She told us she prefers to race in mud, so this was her weekend to shine. Laura Van Gilder(Mellow Mushroom) took second, also for the second day in a row. She was followed by Carolyn Popovich (Team CF) in third, Erica Yozell in fourth, and C3 Athletes Serving Athletes’ Arley Kemnmerer (who had to pull out of the race on Saturday after a crash) coming in fifth.
In the men’s race, a lead group of Swiss rider Lukas Winterberg (Philadelphia Cyclocross School), Canadian Craig Richey (Renner), Adam Myerson(Smartstop/Mock Orange Bikes), Travis Livermon (Smartstop/Mock Orange Bikes) and Jeremy Durrin (JAM Fund) formed early on. Jerome Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange Bikes) eventually bridged up after a chaos-filled first lap, and as the race progressed, Winterberg broke away from the group. Townsend (Smartstop/Mock Orange Bikes) eventually took second with Richey in hot pursuit for third. The five man podium was rounded out by Travis Livermon (Smartstop/Mock Orange Bikes) and Christian Favata (Richard Sachs).
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Results after the photos
Place U23 m35+ Bib Time First Name Last Name Team City State 1 103 0:44:41 Nicole THIEMANN Team CF Philadelphia PA 2 1 101 0:00:00 Laura VAN GILDER C3 pb Mellow Mushroom Cresco PA 3 104 0:00:46 Carolyn POPOVIC Team CF East Norriton PA 4 2 118 0:02:25 Erica YOZELL South Mountain Cycles Emmaus PA 5 102 0:03:22 Arley KEMMERER C3 - Athletes Serving Athletes Saylorsburg PA 6 3 107 0:03:50 Stacey BARBOSSA Elite Endurance Training Systems Rutherford NJ 7 4 105 0:04:01 Patty BUERKLE VA Asset Group p/b Artemis/Trek Pittsburgh PA 8 121 0:05:18 Alice HENRIQUES Zanconato Racing Washington DC 9 122 0:05:52 Lauren KLING New England Athletic Cyclocross Somerville MA 10 110 0:05:57 Brittlee BOWMAN crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles New York NY 11 123 0:06:42 Molly HURFORD Team Rockstar Games / Signature Cycles Hampton NJ 12 124 0:07:16 Jessica KUTZ Penn State Cycling Boalsburg PA 13 119 0:08:30 Kathleen WULFKUHLE C3-Athletes Serving Athletes Lancaster PA 14 5 115 0:09:04 Kathrin SCHUMACHER Guy's Racing Pennington NJ 15 111 0:09:46 Kristine CHURCH Human Zoom Philadelphia PA 16 125 0:10:38 Michelle BISHOP Cannondale Cadence Women's Racing Bala Cynwyd PA 17 6 114 0:13:10 Tara PARSONS CRCA New York NY 18 112 0:58:20 Andrea LUEBBE Human Zoom Doylestown PA 19 7 113 1L Erin MASCELLI Elite Endurance Training Systems Easton PA Place U23 Bib Time First Name Last Name Team City State 1 10 0:56:23 Lukas WINTERBERG Philadelphia Cyclocross School Roggliswil 2 5 0:00:19 Jerome TOWNSEND SmartStop / MockOrangeBikes pb Ridley Princeton MA 3 2 0:00:31 Craig RICHEY Renner Custom CX Team - Raleigh Victoria BC 4 4 0:01:16 Travis LIVERMON Smart Stop-Mock Orange p/b Ridley Winterville NC 5 16 0:01:24 Christian FAVATA RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS Kerhonkson NY 6 12 0:01:24 Lukas MULLER Philadelphia Cyclocross School Steinmaur 7 1 0:01:52 Adam MYERSON Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop Boston MA 8 15 0:01:52 Jeremy DURRIN J.A.M. Fund / NCC Easthampton MA 9 17 0:01:52 Anthony CLARK J.A.M. Fund / NCC Easthampton MA 10 41 0:02:06 Ry LEECH Hilton Head Cycling State College PA 11 8 0:02:12 Eric BRUNGGER Philadelphia Cyclocross School Illnau 12 7 0:03:14 Weston SCHEMPF C3 Athletes Serving Athletes p/b Twenty20 Cycling Rockville MD 13 13 0:03:20 Andrew WULFKUHLE C3-Athletes Serving Athletes Lancaster PA 14 6 0:03:38 Ryan KNAPP Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross Columbus IN 15 36 0:04:07 Ben FREDERICK Team Traveller Harrisonburg VA 16 26 0:04:42 Donny GREEN Cycle-Smart Providence RI 17 40 0:05:15 Adam FARABAUGH Team Deschuytter-KWSC Westkerke Owego NY 18 34 0:05:40 Stephen CUMMINGS C3-Athletes Serving Athletes 20/20 Cycling Pittsburgh PA 19 19 0:06:03 Fred BROWN MTBNJ.com-Halters Cycles Hillsborough NJ 20 22 0:06:10 David WILCOX Cycle-Smart Jamaica Plain MA 21 1 20 0:06:46 Thomas MACKAY C3 - Athletes Serving Athletes Halethorpe MD 22 14 0:07:17 Shaun ADAMSON Cycle-Smart Amherst MA 23 25 0:07:35 John BURNS Burns Racing Yarmouth ME 24 33 1:04:12 Steven ORDONS Human Zoom West Chester PA 25 23 1:05:02 Cary FRIDRICH EMBROCATION CYCLING JOURNAL Somerville MA 26 24 1L Evan MURPHY NYC Velo Ridgewood NY 27 27 1L Peter HAGERTY Rochester Institute of Technology So. St. Paul MN 28 42 1L Nathanael WYATT Carolina Fatz Cycling Center pb Industry Nine Asheville NC 29 37 2L Matthew MEANS C3-Athletes Serving Athletes Punxsutawney PA 30 29 2L Craig LEBAIR philadelphia ciclismo Pipersville PA 31 31 2L Matt SPOHN Philadelphia Cyclocross School Elite West Chester PA 32 30 3L Ryan HEERSCHAP Cycle Craft/Bulldogs Parsippany NJ