Johnson, Dombroski Win, Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com Sweeps in Southampton – Updated: Full Results, Photos, Video

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Timothy Johnson on his way to the win. © Tom Olesnevich

Timothy Johnson on his way to the win. © Tom Olesnevich

by Jake Sisson , Ken Getchell

Southampton, NY -  Natasha Elliot (Louis Garneau) did just enough to clinch the 2009 NACT Title Belt at today’s first day of the Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup today, while Tim Johnson led a crushing display by the Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com team to clinch the men’s title.

Johnson and Amy Dombroski (Schlamm p/b Clement & Primus Mootry) both took wins in the first day of racing in Southampton, besting the strong fields that made the trip out to the east end of Long Island.

Ryan Trebon (Kona/FSA Factory Team) took the early lead in the men’s race after passing current MAC points leader Valentin Scherz (Pro Cycles/Scott/Newwork).  Halfway into the first lap, a lead group of Trebon, Scherz, Chris Jones (Champion Systems), Josh Dillon (Richard Sachs/Watches/Radix), the Carl Decker and Adam Craig of Giant, and Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com’s three musketeers (Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll) had separated from the rest of the field.

Trebon would spend the majority of the next twenty minutes driving the pace in an effort to break-up the Giant and Cannondale cartels.  Craig and Decker would be relegated to the chase group while Trebon tried to manage the minority side of a three-on-one break.

Johnson and his teammates took advantage of a bobble by rival Trebon at half way through the day’s racing action, pressing forward when the American Champion found himself in the course’s tall grass. Johnson, Powers and Driscoll went on the attack, with Johnson’s surges proving to be too much for first Driscoll then Powers.

Behind, Trebon consolidated his fourth position, where he would end the day, ahead of a spirited battle between Chris Jones (Champion Systems) and Adam Craig (Giant Factory Team). As the race drew to a close, Jones was able to ride Craig off his wheel, finishing up the day in fifth.

With his victory, Johnson extended his lead in the NACT overall standings to the point where it is now insurmountable regardless of the way day two turns out. Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com also completed their third NACT podium sweep of the season, with Powers holding out for second, ahead of Jamey Driscoll in third.

Amy Dombroski negotiates a tricky downhill off camber turn. © Tom Olesnevich

Amy Dombroski negotiates a tricky downhill off camber turn. © Tom Olesnevich

In the women’s event, Mary McConneloug (Kenda Tires/Seven Cyles/Stans No Tubes) took the holeshot but it would be Dombroski and Giant’s Kelli Emmett who were the day’s two main protagonists.

The fast course led to tight and tactical racing.  Even though rain on Friday left portions of the course slightly slippery, it was a super-highway compared to the muddy conditions that has been the norm on the East Coast this for most of this season.  While the chase riders would split and regroup throughout the race, Emmett and Dombroski battled for the lead with Dombroski looking like the rider with the most horsepower.

Dombroski’s early attacks left the field strung out across the course, with only Emmett able to hang on. Dombroski would attack at will, but each time, Emmett was able to claw her way back. Emmett and Dombroski hit the finish line together with one to go when Dombroski made her final attack.  Having spent too much energy chasing down Dombroski earlier in the race, Emmett was left to second place, as Dombroski took home a major win.

Behind, Georgia Gould (Luna) overcame a slow start to move her way up through the field to third. A sprint out of a group for fourth saw Laura Van Gilder (C3 – Athletes Serving Athletes) outpace McConneloug. Elliot’s 18 points for her sixth place was just enough to claim the $1,500 NACT season bonus.

Read our coverage of Whitmore Day 2 here.

Video:

See NACT Champion, Tim Johnson’s post-race interview.

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Full Results:

Elite Men:

1Timothy Johnson (USA) Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com0:59:24
2Jeremy Powers (USA) Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:29
3James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:40
4Ryan Trebon (USA) Kona-FSA Cyclocross Team0:01:19
5Christopher Jones (USA) Champion Systems0:01:37
6Adam Craig (USA) Giant Factory Team0:01:44
7Mike Garrigan (Can)0:02:27
8Derrick St John (Can)
9Carl Decker (USA) Giant Factory Team0:02:55
10Valentin Scherz (Swi) Pro Cycles-Scott-Newwork0:03:15
11Joshua Dillon (USA) RGM Watches – Richard Sachs – Radix0:03:51
12Tyler Trace (Can)0:04:20
13Shannon Skeritt (USA)0:04:37
14Andrew Wulfkuhle (USA) C3 – Athletes Serving Athletes
15Michael Broderick (USA)
16Peter Bradshaw (USA)0:05:54
17Ryan Dewald (USA)
18Kevin Hulick (USA)
19Lisban Quintero Blandon (Col)
20Chris Hurst (USA)
21Patrick Bradley (USA)
22Kirt Fitzpatrick (USA)
23Kevin Noiles (Can)
24John Burns (USA)
25Pavel Gonda (Cze)
26Christopher Hamlin (USA)
27Andrew Crooks (USA)
28Rickey Visinski (USA)
29Gavin Mannion (USA)
30Colin Reuter (USA)
31Zachary Adams (USA)
32Myles Romanow (Can)

Elite Women

1Amy Dombroski (USA) Schlamm p/b Clement & Primus Mootry0:39:21
2Kelli Emmett (USA) Giant Factory Team0:00:20
3Georgia Gould (USA) Luna0:01:03
4Laura Van Gilder (USA) C3 Athletes Serving Athletes0:01:10
5Mary Mcconneloug (USA) Kenda – Seven – NoTubes0:01:13
6Natasha Elliott (Can)
7Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles
8Andrea Smith (USA) Minuteman Road Club0:02:47
9Sara Bresnick (USA)0:03:27
10Anna Barensfeld (USA) Minuteman Road Club
11Lyne Bessette (Can) October Factory Team0:04:18
12Linnea Koons (USA) October Factory Team0:04:48
13Sally Annis (USA)0:05:23
14Anna Young (USA)0:05:31
15Perri Mertens (Aus)0:05:57
16Christina Tamilio (USA)0:06:36
17Emma Bast (USA)
18Natalia Gardiol (USA)
19Amy Breyla (USA)
20Andrea Luebbe (USA)

 

 

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