Meredith Miller was the top American in Roubaix finishing 12th. ? Bart Hazen

Meredith Miller took the win on day two in Gloucester. File photo © Bart Hazen

by Marion Hambrick

Gloucester, MA – The Elite Women and Men returned for Day Two of the Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester. Meredith Miller (California Giant-Specialized) soloed to her first win after a close second-place finish on Day One. On the men’s side, the train steamed through the Gloucester station, with teammates Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll earning the one-two-three finish.

Miller Dominates Start to Finish
Laura van Gilder (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) and Meredith Miller (California Giant-Specialized) sprinted for the finish with the win going to van Gilder on Day One. Would van Gilder earn a second victory in Gloucester, or would Miller return the favor? In the end, Miller upped the ante and soloed in for the Day Two win.

The race unfolded as Miller took the early lead with van Gilder on her wheel. Sally Annis ( p/b JRA Cycles), Wendy Simms (Kona) and Maureen Bruno-Roy (Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) chasing the two leaders. At one point, Simms passed Miller during a run-up but couldn’t hold the lead. Miller regained the top spot with two laps to go and soloed off the front, gaining a 10-second gap on the chasers. With one lap to go, Miller widened the gap to 20 seconds, while Annis, van Gilder, Bruno-Roy and Natasha Elliott (Garneau-Club Chaussure-Ogilvy) gave chase. In the end, Miller’s torrid pace proved too much for the racers as they soon turned their attention to the remaining podium spots. In a repeat of the previous day’s finish, van Gilder found herself in another sprint to the line, this time with Annis. The powerful road sprint of van Gilder is tough to beat, and Annis had to settle for third on the day.

After a close second-place finish Saturday, Miller celebrated Sunday’s solo win, tweeting, “Finally! Phew, feels good to get the win! Thanks Gloucester for some awesome racing.” Too Tough to Handle
Jeremy Powers ( clinched Saturday’s win after teammate Tim Johnson was forced to make an untimely bike change during the last lap. Day Two found Powers looking for back-to-back victories and Johnson seeking a reversal of fortune after Saturday’s mechanical.

Powers created an early gap between himself and Johnson, Jamey Driscoll, (, Ryan Trebon (Kona), Luca Damiani (Kenda p/b Geargrinder) and Davide Frattini (Hudz-Subaru). Powers set a fast pace, gaining a 12-second gap and splintering the field. Johnson and Damiani aligned to form the first chase group, while Trebon, Driscoll, Valentin Scherz (Cyfac-Champion System p/b Revolution Wheelworks) and Jesse Anthony (California Giant-Specialized) queued up behind.

With Powers still at the front, Johnson and Driscoll made repeated moves to catch the race leader. The three combined forces and eventually the train put a 20-second gap on Damiani, Anthony and Frattini. Driscoll later fell back as Johnson and Powers went head-to-head. With one lap to go, Johnson put some distance between himself and Powers and the gap never closed. Johnson finished first with Powers in second and Driscoll in third. Damiani outsprinted fellow Italian Frattini for fourth and fifth, respectively, while Anthony finished sixth.

Elite Women:

1Meredith Miller0:39:43California Giant-Specialized
2Laura Van Gilder0:39:58C3 Athletes Serving Athletes
3Sally p/b JRA Cycles
4Natasha Elliott0:40:09Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy
5Maureen Bruno Roy0:40:17Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles
6Wendy Simms0:40:23
7Arley Kemmerer0:40:27C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
8Andrea Smith0:40:32LadiesFirst Racing
10Kerry Barnholt0:41:11Scott Ritchey
11Linnea Koons0:41:15Embrocation Cycling Journal
13Rebecca Blatt0:41:23Silver Bull-Central Wheel
14Kari Studley0:41:37Redline
15Kristin Gavin0:41:41Team CF
16Christina Tamilio0:41:43LadiesFirst Racing
17Anna Barensfeld0:42:08LadiesFirst Racing
18Crystal Anthony0:42:08LadiesFirst Racing
19Rebecca Wellons0:42:16Pedro’s
20Nicole Thiemann0:42:28Team CF
21Lenore Pipes0:42:40The Wistar Institute
23Allison Snooks0:42:45LadiesFirst Racing
24Melissa Ross0:42:46Team MMWR-Landry’s Bicycles
25Cassandra Maximenko0:43:00silverbull centralwheel
26Marilyn Ruseckas0:43:31Seven Cycles-NoTubes-FitWerx
27Ann D’Ambruoso0:43:35LadiesFirst Racing
28Lara Kroepsch0:43:43Hudz-Subaru
29Frances Morrison0:44:00Wheelhouse-NCC
30Marian Jamison0:44:27Seaside Cycle
31Laura Ralston0:44:29MIT
32Amy Cutler0:45:01Team EPS CSS p/b Brielle Cyclery
33Darcy Foley0:45:10Bicycle Concepts
34Jessica Hayes-Conroy0:45:22North Atlantic
35Pauline Frascone0:45:32Bicycle Concepts
36Evie Edwards0:46:00Performance Bicycle Racing
37Jocelyn Mauldin0:46:31Mock Orange Bikes
38Clara Kelly0:46:34NEBC-Cycle Loft-Devonshire Dental
39Janis Sandlin0:46:36Tough Girl-Scott
40Kristine Church0:46:43Human Zoom-Pabst Blue Ribbon
41Kathrin SchumacherDNFGuy’s Racing

Elite Men:

4Luca Damiani1:03:38Kenda p/b Geargrinder
5Davide Frattini1:03:39Hudz-Subaru
6Jesse Anthony1:04:07California Giant-Specialized
7Valentin Scherz1:04:36Cyfac-Champion System p/b Revolution Wheelworks
8Tristan Prima
9Justin’s Garage-Scott
10Jerome’s Garage-Scott
11Derrick St John1:05:07Garneau-Club Chaussure-Ogilvy
12Dylan Mcnicholas1:05:15Pedro’s Race Team
13Adam Myerson1:05:27Cycle-Smart
14Ryan Trebon1:05:52Kona
15Luke Keough1:06:05Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
16Philip Wong1:06:28Antero Resources-Seaside Cycle
17Shawn Milne1:06:32Antero Resources-Seaside Cycle
18Nicholas Weighall1:06:53California Giant-Specialized
19Steve Fisher1:06:55Rad Racing NW-Hagens Berman LLP
20Matthew O’Keefe1:06:56CYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM
21Evan McNeely1:07:13EMD Serono-Specialized
22Simon Lambert Lemay1:07:29SpiderTech p/b Planet Energy
23Zachary Hughes1:07:40
24Nicholas Keough1:07:47Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
25Christian Favata1:07:48Favata’s Tablerock Tours and Bikes
27Thierry Laliberte1:08:09Xprezo-Borsao
28Jesse Keough1:08:09Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
29Cary Fridrich1:08:11Embrocation Cycling Journal p/b Mad Alchemy
30Aroussen LaFlamme1:08:20Xprezo-Borsao
31William Goodfellow1:08:23Ride with Rendall
33Shawn Adamson1 lapCycle-Smart
34Emmanuel Goguen1’s Garage
35David Wilcox1 lapPedro’s Race Team
36Colin Reuter1
37John Burns1
38Stephen Pierce1 lapCambridge Bicycle-Igleheart Frames
39Kevin Wolfson2 lapsIndependent Fabrication
40Peter Bradshaw2 lapsEmbrocation Cycling Journal
41Michael Wissell2 lapsB2C2
42Matteo Dal-Cin2
43Gregory Whitney2 lapsB2C2 p/b Boloco
44John Peterson2
45Pascal Bussieres2 lapsTeam Spirit-Cannondale p/b Rhus Elementi
46Peter Hurst2 lapsAXA Equitable Cycling Team-CRCA
47Marc-Andre Daigle2 lapsGarneau-Club Chaussures-OgilyRenaud
48Ryan O’Hara2 laps
49Michael Hemme2 lapsCourage
50Ryan Kelly2
51Conor O’Brien2 lapsEMD-Serono-Specialized
52Collin Huston2 lapsMoots
53Corey Knowles2 lapsTeam ROG
54Christopher Dale2 lapsRaleigh All Stars p/b Southeastern Ortho
55Isaac Howe3 lapsTeam Mountain Khakis
56James Harmon3 laps503 Cycleworx-LHCC
57Cort Cramer3 lapsSvelte Cycles
58Jeremy Kimmel3 lapsSexual Camel
59Pierre Vanden Borre3 lapsEmbrocation Cycling Journal-Mad Alchemy
60Adam Snyder3 lapsTeam Jamis
61Kiernan Orange3 lapsRide with Rendall
62Tom Gosselin4 lapsFrank Bikes p/b Kennebunkport Bicycle Co.
63Joshua Friedman4 lapsNYC Velo
64Alistair Sponsel4 lapsVan Dessel Factory Team
65Joshua Lehmann4 lapsPedro’s Race Team
66Rodrigo Moraes4 lapsEdgartown Bicycles
67Daniel Zotter5 lapsTeam ROG
68David Sommerville5 lapsCyfac-Champion System Racing Team p/b Revolution Wheelworks
69Jonathan Awerbuch5
70Erik BoxDNFCycles Devinci
71Pierrick NaudDNFRocky Mountain
72Adam SullivanDNFWheelhouse-NCC
73John HansonDNFSilver Bull-Central Wheel
74Pierre-Etienne BoivinDNFTeam Spirit p/b Cannondale
75Antoine DuchesneDNFCycle Regis
76Dave HackworthyDNFClement CX

Stay tuned for race photos!