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USGP Sun Prairie may be happening today, but in upstate New York, there’s some UCI action going on as well. With small fields (only 20 registered riders in the Elite Men’s field and 14 registered in the Elite Women’s field) there are some UCI points and some serious payouts that were snatched up today. The Rochester-based race was a six hour drive from Saturday’s Nor’Easter Cross race, and a lot of the pros elected to spare themselves the travel time, since this season will be longer than it has been in years past.
That didn’t stop some of the top pros from entering though, especially not the Euros who are here for early season UCI points. Toeing the line at the start of the Elite Men’s race were Euros Nicolas Bazin, Ian Field and Tom Van Den Bosch, and with them is hometown working man hero, Justin Lindine. In the Elite Women’s race, the riders of note included the three Euro women, Helen Wyman, Gabby Day and Joyce Vanderbeken.
In the women’s race, Wyman took an early and dominant lead, with Day, Vanderbeken and US racer Popovich in the chase group. Vanderbeken took second, Popovich took third, and Day took fourth after an attack from the Belgian and American.
In the men’s race, Van Den Bosch, Field, Basin, Garrigan and Lindine formed an early lead group, splintering halfway through the ten lap race. Van Den Bosch attacked and had the lead, but said when he saw he still had six laps to go, he didn’t want to continue on the power course alone. Field and Basin caught him, and eventually dropped the Belgian in his last race on US soil for the season. Basin won in a sprint, followed by Field, Van Den Bosch, Lindine and Garrigan.
Elite Men’s Results:
|1||BAZIN Nicolas||Big-Mat Auber 93|
|2||FIELD Ian||Hargroves Cycles|
|3||VAN DEN BOSCH Tom||Aa Drink/Leontien.Nl|
|4||LINDINE Justin||Bikereg.Com / Joe'S Garage|
|5||GARRIGAN Michael||Lapierre Canada|
|6||DURRIN Jeremy||Northampton Cycling Club|
|7||CHABANOV Daniel||Connecticut Yankee Bc|
|9||BURNS Cory||Full Moon Vista|
|9||BRAY Wayne||Embrocation Cycling Journal|
|10||CHOWN Nathan||Team Cf|
|12||O'BRIEN Conor||Emd Serono - Specialized|
|13||MORSE Peter||Jetfuel Coffee/Labicicletta|
|14||ADAMS Shawn||Cycle-Smart Elite|
|15||ADAMSON Shaun||Jam Fund/Ncc|
|16||ORANGE Kiernan||Ride With Rendall|
|17||LYTWYNEC Andy||Mvp Health Care Cycling|
|18||HAGERTY Peter||Team Plan C Pb Stevens|
|DNF3||SALIBRA Benjamin||Bike Loft East|
Elite Women’s Results:
|1||WYMAN Helen||Kona Factory Racing|
|2||VANDERBEKEN Joyce||Cycling Vermeeren|
|4||DAY Gabriella||Renner Custom Clothing|
|5||KEMMERER Arley||C3 - Athletes Serving Athletes|
|6||THIEMANN Nicole||Team Cf|
|7||BLATT Rebecca||Team Kenda Tire P/B Geargrinder|
|8||LAFRENIERE Julie||Stevens Racing P/B The Cyclery|
|10||VAN DORN Rosanne||Team Placid Planet|
|12||HURFORD Molly||Signaturecycles/Rockstar Games|
|DNF4||HAYES Conroy Jessica||North American Velo|
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