An emphatic win for Andrea Smith. © Natalia Boltukhova | Pedal Power Photography

An emphatic win for Andrea Smith. © Natalia Boltukhova | Pedal Power Photography

Fending off Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom), Andrea Smith (Ladies First Racing) took her second win in two days at the final race in the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series with teammate Sally Annis (Crossresults.com p/b JRA Cycles) finishing second and Van Gilder chasing for third after suffering an untimely crash near the finish.

As with the men’s race, the lead group remained intact and large for most of the race with thirteen riders contending for the win. Smith and Annis patrolled the front with Van Gilder and Maureen Bruno Roy (Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) watching closely for the majority of the race.

With a lap and a half remaining, the faster paced had whittled the field down to five riders. Smith, Bruno Roy, Annis, Van Gilder and Crystal Anthony (Ladies First Racing) were the only ones to make the selection. Soon, the pace proved too much for Bruno Roy and Anthony, who both slipped out of the lead group on the final lap.

Exiting from the sand, Smith was first wheel and Van Gilder crashed on a rooted corner. Seizing the opportunity, Smith attacked and instantly had a gap of ten seconds. Van Gilder chased but was unable to reach Smith or react to an acceleration by Annis. However, Van Gilder’s third place finish was enough to give her the Shimano Series overall victory, netting her a paycheck of $5000.

Results after the gallery.

Place
U23
Bib
Time
First Name
Last Name
Team
City
State
Elite
U23
11000:37:59ANDREASMITHLADIESFIRST RACINGSOMERVILLEMA40
21010:38:01SALLYANNISCROSSRESULTS.COM P/B JRA CYCLESNASHUANH30
31290:38:01LAURAVAN GILDERC3 PB MELLOW MUSHROOMCRESCOPA20
41030:38:02CRYSTALANTHONYLADIESFIRST RACINGBEVERLYMA15
51170:38:05MAUREENBRUNO ROYTEAM BOB'S RED MILL PB SEVEN CYCLESARLINGTONMA10
61040:38:39ARLEYKEMMERERC3 - ATHLETES SERVING ATHLETESSAYLORSBURGPA8
71020:38:39NICOLETHIEMANNTEAM CFPHILADELPHIAPA6
81250:38:40CASSANDRAMAXIMENKOSILVERBULL CENTRALWHEELNAUGATUCKCT4
91070:38:42CATHERINESTERLINGBIKEMAN.COMWORCESTERMA2
101090:38:42REBECCAWELLONSQUAD CYCLESWOBURNMA1
111050:39:05CAROLYNPOPOVICTEAM CFEAST NORRITONPA
121060:39:33ELLEANDERSONLADIESFIRST RACINGLEBANONNH
131110:39:36FRANCESMORRISONJ.A.M. FUND / NCCEASTHAMPTONMA
141260:39:45LAURARALSTONMASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY P/B FXDDCAMBRIDGEMA
151230:39:51KATHLEENLYSAKOWSKICYCLE LODGEWAREMA
161310:40:10LIZLUKOWSKINYCROSS.COMALBANYNY
171100:40:17BRITTLEEBOWMANCROSSRESULTS.COM P/B JRA CYCLESNEW YORKNY
181080:40:22STACEYBARBOSSAELITE ENDURANCE TRAINING SYSTEMSRUTHERFORDNJ
191150:40:25CHRISTINABIRCHMASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY / FXDDSOMERVILLEMA
201130:40:25CHRISTINATAMILIOLADIESFIRST RACINGBRIGHTONMA
211220:40:28JULIELAFRENIERESTEVENS RACING P/B THE CYCLERYGRACEFIELDQC
221190:40:30MOLLYHURFORDTEAM ROCKSTAR GAMES / SIGNATURE CYCLESHAMPTONNJ
231280:41:18KATHRYNROSZKOBIKEREG.COM / JOE'S GARAGENORTHAMPTONMA
241160:41:28BRYNABLANCHARDNORTH AMERICAN VELOTROYNY
251210:41:55NANCYLABBE-GIGUERELADIESFIRST RACINGARLINGTONMA
261240:42:49JOCELYNMAULDINNEBC P/B CYCLELOFTWATERTOWNMA
271270:43:48MELISSAROSSTEAM KENDA PRESENTED BY GEARGRINDERNORWOODMA
281300:44:48KATHLEENWULFKUHLEC3-ATHLETES SERVING ATHLETESLANCASTERPA
291180:45:18CHRISTINEFORTCROSSRESULTS.COM P/B JRA CYCLESSOMERVILLEMA
DNF132LINNEAKOONSEMBROCATIONROXBURYMA
DNS112LAURENKLINGNEW ENGLAND ATHLETIC CYCLOCROSSSOMERVILLEMA
DNS114JENAGREASERNOREAST CYCLINGNEWTONMA
DNS120SARAHKRZYSIAKNYCROSS.COMUTICANY