The Night Weasels Came(th): Results, Photos and a Brief Report

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The starting crash of the men's race. © Russ Campbell

The starting crash of the men's race. © Russ Campbell

by Molly Hurford

Night Weasels in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, is one of the key races in the “New England Holy Week of Cyclocross,” and happens yearly between the Gloucester and Providence races. The fields are stacked, and the course is typically muddy, more so this year than usual. The result? A rollicking good time on the makeshift course, set up to go up and down the hill of a ski slope. Racers faced unusually chilly conditions, tons of mud, quite a few broken derailleurs, and a great time was had by all.

While the Cat 3 and 4 men were lucky to race mostly in daylight, by 7:30 when the Elite Women and Cat 4 women took to the course, sections of it were almost entirely dark, and the mud had turned from slippery to nearly unrideable in some places. But still, what’s cyclocross without mud and unexpected obstacles, like the stairs that almost immediately followed the barrier section, which sunk riders into inches of mud as they stumbled through. Lyne Bessette, cheered on by husband Tim Johnson, took the women’s race by storm, leading from the beginning and continuing her dominance throughout. In the men’s race, Justin Lindine did the same, establishing and holding an early lead, followed by Jeremy Durrin and New England’s “godfather of cyclocross,” Adam Myerson.

The race also featured $1999, 19 deep for both the men’s and women’s fields. Since equal payouts are uncommon in bike racing, this was a key feature of the event. Additionally, since the race was put on by CrossResult’s Colin Reuter, results were posted pretty darn quick this morning.

Full Results following gallery.

Full Results: Elite Men

PlaceFirst NameLast NameTeam
1JustinLindinejoes garage
2JeremyDURRINJ.A.M. Fund / NCC
3AdamMYERSONSmartStop MOB p/b Ridley
4TravisLIVERMONSmart Stop-MOB p/b Ridley
5PascalBUSSIVORESTeam Spirit/Cannondale pb Rhus Elementi
6MannyGOGUENBikeReg.com / Joe's Garage
7NateMORSECYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM
8DavidWILCOXCycle-Smart
9ToddBOWDENExpo/Superior Energy
10RobertMARIONAmerican Classic/Blue Pro Team
11ShaunADAMSONCycle-Smart
12GregWHITNEYRide Studio Cafe
13StephenPIERCEEmbrocation Cycling Journal
14ShawnMILNEECV/Mazda
15ChandlerDELINKSCYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM
16CaryFRIDRICHEMBROCATION CYCLING JOURNAL
17TimRATTACheshire Cycle Racing
18PaulCURLEYGear Works/Spin Arts
19JamieBelchakParadise Racing
20PeterGOGUENTEAM CF
21MichaelWISSELLB2C2/ Boloco
22ShawnMOTTRAMUnion Velo / NFG Cycles
23AlecPETROCorner Cycle
24DougKENNEDYMinuteman Road Club
25JeffGELTCentral Wheel/ GHCC
26RichardBARDWELLCycle-Smart
27KristopherDOBIECycle-Smart
28JonathanTARBOXExpo/Superior Energy
29JerryDE ZUTTER545 Velo
30GrayELDRIDGECorner Cycle
31MatthewDOMNARSKIHorst Engineering Masters Cycling Team
32RyanO'HaraNoreast
33RyanDROMGOOLEPACC/Watt Posse
34ScottROSENTHALZANCONATO RACING
35AronBUTERBAUGHOA Performance Center/Cyclemania
36JosephNEARMIT Cycling/FXDD
37DonnyGREENCycle-Smart
38PhillipMCCARTHYTeam Ommegang / Syracuse Bicycle
39BrianMCINNISJRA Cycles
40PaulMCMAHONEssex County Velo
41MattBUDDBudd Bike Works
42EdmundGESCHICKTER545 Velo
43AndrewLYSAGHTMIT Cycling / FXDD
44KeithBERKOBENMIT Cycling / FXDD
45ScottGLOWACambridge Bicycle / Igelheart Frames
46SeanLANGFORDCCB Racing Team

Full Results: Elite Women

PlaceFirst NameLast NameTeam
1LyneBESSETTEcyclocrossworld.com
2SaraBRESNICK-ZOCCHIpedalpowertraining.com
3SallyANNIScrossresults.com p/b JRA cycles
4CrystalANTHONYLadiesFirst Racing
5KateNorthcottBeam Team
6RebeccaWELLONSQuad Cycles
7EvelyneBLOUIN
8MollyHURFORDTeam Rockstar Games / Signature Cycles
9EmilyCURLEYBLUE STEEL CYCLERY
10KimBLODGETT
11ClaraKELLYNEBC p/b Cycle Loft
12JenniferO'DONNELLCambridge Bicycle / Igleheart Frames
13FrancesMORRISONJ.A.M. Fund/NCC
14AnnaMilkowskiWheelworks
15ElizabethWHITEBLUE STEEL CYCLERY
16KarenMACKINPeaks Coaching Group Racing Team
17AllisonSnookscrossresults.com
18CaitDOOLEYGeekhouse Bikes
19SherriCURCURUECV
20LauraSUMMERSCentral Wheel/GHCC
21PatriciaDOWDTeam REP
22JulianneOBERLENEBC p/b Cycle Loft
23DanaPREYcrossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles
24KarenNASHCCB Racing Team
25ChristineFORTcrossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles
26LeahPAPPAS-BARNESHUP United
27StarrWALKERNew England Athletic Cyclocross
28NataliaBOLTUKHOVACambridge Bicycle/Igleheart Frames

 

 

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