After succumbing to Luke Keough’s sprint yesterday, the Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld duo of Jamey Driscoll and Christian Heule broke away for the eventual sprint for the win at the final race in the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series. Heule took the win in the sprint ahead of Driscoll, with Luke Keough (Keough Cyclocross) finishing third but with enough points to take the overal series title in both u23 and elite ranks. Heule, thanks to his win today and second place yesterday to Keough, snatched away Justin Lindine’s surefire first or second place placing, leaving the “Honey Badger” in third spot.
Despite a more technical course, the race looked to be a repeat of yesterday. The lead group was large and the pace with driven hard early on by Adam Myerson (SmartStop/MOB p/b Ridley) and Texan Bryan Fawley (Orbea USA).
With six laps to go, Driscoll, Keough and Heule broke away from the lead group of fifteen and were soon joined by Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld) who immediately attacked upon bridging.
The race for the win was on with five laps to go. After McNicholas was caught, Heule counterattacked and Keough was unable to cover. With the gap at ten seconds between Heule and the chase, Driscoll attempted to join his teammate up the road. Trying to match Driscoll’s acceleration, Keough went down hard in a soft corner and Driscoll was able to safely reach his teammate.
With Driscoll and Heule working together, McNicholas, Keough, Justin Lindine (Bikereg.com-Joe’s Garage) and Mike Garrigan (Lapierre Canada) were left to chasing and attacking one another until, on the last lap, Lindine hit the group and got caught up with a mechanical.
Through the finish, Heule was able to hold off Driscoll for the win and the battle for third was hotly contested 20 seconds behind with Keough outsprinting McNicholas.
After the weekend of racing, Heule was able to move into second in the series and Luke Keough took the win in both the elite and U23 competitions.
Results follow the gallery.
Points Place U23 Bib Time First Name Last Name Team City State Elite U23 1 45 1:02:53 CHRISTIAN HEULE CANNONDALE CYCLOCROSSWORLD MANCHESTER NH 40 2 1 1:02:54 JAMEY DRISCOLL CANNONDALE CYCLOCROSSWORLD JERICHO VT 30 3 1 5 1:03:18 LUKE KEOUGH CHAMPION SYSTEM P/B KEOUGH CYCLOCROSS SANDWICH MA 20 40 4 3 1:03:18 DYLAN MCNICHOLAS CYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM STRATHAM NH 15 5 4 1:03:20 MIKE GARRIGAN LAPIERRE CANADA HILLSBURGH ON 10 6 2 1:03:40 JUSTIN LINDINE BIKEREG.COM / JOE'S GARAGE NEW SALEM MA 8 7 6 1:04:44 JEROME TOWNSEND SMARTSTOP / MOCKORANGEBIKES PB RIDLEY PRINCETON MA 6 8 15 1:04:50 BRYAN FAWLEY ORBEA USA DALLAS TX 4 9 7 1:04:56 ADAM MYERSON SMARTSTOP / MOCKORANGEBIKES PB RIDLEY BOSTON MA 2 10 11 1:05:05 CHRISTIAN FAVATA RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS KERHONKSON NY 1 11 13 1:05:15 ANDREW WULFKUHLE C3-ATHLETES SERVING ATHLETES LANCASTER PA 12 2 19 1:05:27 JEFFREY BAHNSON VAN DESSEL FACTORY TEAM NEWARK DE 30 13 9 1:05:32 NICK KEOUGH CHAMPION SYSTEM P/B KEOUGH CYCLOCROSS SANDWICH MA 14 18 1:05:33 ANTHONY CLARK J.A.M. FUND / NCC EASTHAMPTON MA 15 17 1:06:16 DAN CHABANOV RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS BROOKLYN NY 16 10 1:06:21 ALEC DONAHUE J.A.M. FUND / NCC EASTHAMPTON MA 17 3 32 1:06:29 SYNJEN MARROCCO CORNER CYCLE HANSON MA 20 18 14 1:06:47 SHAWN MILNE ESSEX COUNTY VELO - DRIVEN BY MAZDA BEVERLY` MA 19 4 29 1:07:14 JESSE KEOUGH CHAMPION SYSTEM P/B KEOUGH CYCLOCROSS SANDWICH MA 15 20 44 1:07:15 AMOS BRUMBLE CCB RACING WESTERLY RI 21 26 1:07:21 DONNY GREEN CYCLE-SMART PROVIDENCE RI 22 34 1:07:22 STEPHEN PIERCE EMBROCATION CYCLING JOURNAL CAMBRIDGE MA 23 5 20 1:08:26 PATRICK BRADLEY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY | RALEIGH CYCLING RICHWOOD NJ 10 24 39 1:08:31 ADAM ST. GERMAIN NBX / CIRCLE A CYCLES SHELBURNE VT 25 37 1:08:39 COLIN REUTER CROSSRESULTS.COM P/B JRA CYCLES SOMERVILLE MA 26 21 1:08:40 JOHN BURNS BURNS RACING YARMOUTH ME 27 46 1:08:46 CHANDLER DELINKS CYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM IPSWICH MA 28 24 1:08:47 CARY FRIDRICH EMBROCATION CYCLING JOURNAL SOMERVILLE MA 29 36 1:08:50 ALLAN REGO FARM TEAM ELITE TIVERTON RI 30 35 1:09:36 HUNTER PRONOVOST CHESHIRE CYCLE RACING - CYCLISTSARENOTROCKSTARS.COM CHESHIRE CT 31 31 1:09:43 ANDREW LYSAGHT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY / FXDD SOMERVILLE MA 32 41 1:10:04 JOSH THORNTON BH BICYCLES/GG EVENTS LLC DADE CITY FL 33 12 1:10:19 SHAUN ADAMSON CYCLE-SMART AMHERST MA 34 40 1:10:27 ADAM SULLIVAN EMBROCATION CYCLING JOURNAL NORTH KINGSTOWN RI 35 43 1:10:42 MICHAEL WISSELL B2C2/ BOLOCO ALLSTON MA 36 6 38 1L IAN SCHON B2C2/BOLOCO/BACKBAYBICYCLES ALLSTON MA 8 37 25 2L JOSHUA FRIEDMAN THE DEVIL'S GEAR BIKE SHOP/NEW HAVEN BICYCLING CLUB BROOKLINE MA 38 33 2L JEFF MOOTE CYCLOCROSSRACING.COM NIAGARA FALLS ON 39 27 3L PETER HAGERTY ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SO. ST. PAUL MN DNF 28 EVAN HUFF BIKEREG.COM / JOE'S GARAGE RUSSELL MA DNF 42 DAVID WILCOX CYCLE-SMART JAMAICA PLAIN MA DNF 16 MANNY GOGUEN BIKEREG.COM / JOE'S GARAGE HOPEDALE MA DNF 30 THIERRY LALIBERTE XPREZO - BORSAO CANTON DE SHEFFORD QC DNF 22 BEN COLEMAN UVM CYCLING BURLINGTON VT DNF 23 ALEX COX UVM CYCLING ALUMNI MAFIA (P/B AMERICA) BURLINGTON VT DNS 8 JOSH DILLON RGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHS ESSEX JUNCTION VT