Elliott Survives Scare by a Junior, CyclocrossWorld-Cannondale Sweeps in Toronto

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Elite women's start, Day 2 Toronto International Cyclocross. © Mike Clark

Elite women's start, Day 2 Toronto International Cyclocross. © Mike Clark

Sunny skies created another dry and fast day in Toronto, and the racers took advantage, setting a blistering pace on the hilly, grassy course at Day 2 of the UCI C1 Toronto International Cyclocross. Described by some as one of the top candidates for a North American World Cup, many top pros made the trip up North in search of UCI and NACT points.

Natasha Elliott (Garneau Club Chausseurs) extended her lead in the NACT Series with another win on Day 2 of the Toronto International Cyclocross, narrowly holding off a surprising late-race charge by Planet Bike’s upstart junior, Kaitlin Antonneau. With a different course from Saturday, Elliott was not able to open up large gaps on her chasers, and Antonneau closed in on the NACT leader but ran out of time and track. Pepper Harlton (Juventus Cycling Club) finished in third.

In the men’s race, CyclocrossWorld-Cannondale wasted no time in getting off the front. Andy Jacques Maynes (Bissell) had his typical fast start, but crashed hard early in the race, landing on his hip and was unable to finish the race. With Jacques-Maynes gone and Saturday’s surprise third place finisher Andrew Watson far back from a poor start position, Powers, Johnson and Driscoll got their gap, extended it easily, and then took off the gloves in an all-out inter-team fight for the win.

Late in the race, Tim Johnson looked to have the win secure, as multiple crashes by teammates Driscoll and Powers left him in the lead. But Powers, fresh off an off-day race with “only” eighth place on Day 1, had something left in the tank. After his last crash, he chased hard to catch Johnson just prior to the finishing straight, and outsprinted him to take the NACT win.

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Results:
Elite Women:

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result PaR PcR
1 Natasha ELLIOTT CAN 32 40:01 20 20
2 Kaitlin ANTONNEAU USA 18 40:16 15 15
3 Pepper HARLTON CAN 25 40:27 12 12
4 Linda SONE USA 38 41:01 10 10
5 Gesa BRUCHMANN GER 20 41:10 8 8
6 Kristin WENTWORTH USA 31 41:31 5 5
7 Linnea KOONS USA 26 41:42 4 4
8 Sara BRESNICK USA 35 42:04 3 3
9 Sarah STEWART CAN 32 42:28 2 2
10 Joele GUYNUP USA 25 42:36 1 1
11 Anna YOUNG USA 19 42:38
12 Melissa BUNN CAN 28 43:32
13 Marne SMILEY USA 28 44:10
14 Kate HARRIS CAN 28 44:37
15 Sarah CONEY CAN 23 45:10
16 Briana ILLINGWORTH CAN 31 47:05
17 Justine ROBIDOUX CAN 24 47:30
18 Tabitha FERGUSON CAN 41 47:51
19 Leslie CHOWN HONSBERGER CAN 34
20 Emily FISHER CAN 17

Elite Men

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result PaR PcR
1 Jeremy POWERS USA 27 55:27 60 60
2 Timothy JOHNSON USA 33 55:28 40 40
3 James DRISCOLL USA 24 55:42 30 30
4 Derrick ST JOHN CAN 33 56:45 25 25
5 Tristan SCHOUTEN USA 28 56:57 20 20
6 Mike GARRIGAN CAN 29 57:08 18 18
7 Jesse ANTHONY USA 25 57:25 16 16
8 Tyler TRACE CAN 26 57:44 14 14
9 Andrew WATSON CAN 27 57:49 12 12
10 Mark BATTY CAN 24 57:57 10 10
11 Aaron SCHOOLER CAN 25 58:26 8 8
12 Osmond BAKKER CAN 38 58:50 6 6
13 James LALONDE USA 25 58:58 4 4
14 Greg REAIN CAN 33 59:09 2 2
15 Jared STAFFORD CAN 19 59:13 1 1
16 Nathan CHOWN CAN 38 59:56
17 Kyle DOUGLAS CAN 24 1:00:03
18 Drew MCKENZIE CAN 32 1:00:08
19 Aaron FILLION CAN 36 1:00:14
20 Zachary HUGHES CAN 20 1:00:14
21 Ben POPPER USA 28 1:00:14
22 Aroussen LAFLAMME USA 32 1:00:18
23 Erik BOX CAN 26 1:00:20
24 Nathaniel WARD USA 33 1:01:06
25 Matthew FARQUHARSON CAN 20 1:01:22
26 Derek ZANDSTRA CAN 26 1:01:25
27 Peter MORSE CAN 39 1:01:37
28 Cameron JETTE CAN 23 1:01:47
29 Glen RENDALL CAN 41 1:01:52
30 Isaac SMITH CAN 30 1:02:09
31 Marco LI CAN 28 1:02:18
32 Warren MACDONALD CAN 34 1:02:24
33 Timothy CARLETON CAN 30 1:02:25
34 Peter MANCINI CAN 25 1:02:40
35 John VAN ARRAGON CAN 29 1:03:23
36 Shaun ADAMSON CAN 24 1:03:38
37 Graham SHRIVE CAN 28
38 Wai-Ben WONG CAN 29
39 Paul MCCLOSKEY CAN 34
40 Tim PLUNKETT CAN 29
41 Stephane MARCOTTE CAN 39
42 Nick BISHOP CAN 28
43 Mark BRUSSO CAN 32

 

 

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