Podium Repeat in Day 2 of Charm City Cyclocross Women’s Elite Race

Arley Kemmerer passed through the tight corners in the middle of the course on her way to second place. © Andrew Reimann

Arley Kemmerer passed through the tight corners in the middle of the course on her way to second place. © Andrew Reimann

The Women’s Elite Race started with Arley Kemmerer (PB2 Powered) taking the holeshot and powering through the first part of the course with Helen Wyman (KONA) close behind. This small lead worked to the leaders’ advantage as chaos ensued close behind. Right off the pavement several riders tangled together, resulting in Stacey Barbossa (MidAtlantic Colavita) to crash, eventually taking her out of the race.

Wyman took over the lead, once again using the four consecutive sandpits to their advantage. Unlike yesterday with a small crash, she rode a fully smooth race, building a stronger lead lap after lap. Kemmerer also found her groove in the race, and solidly took second. Jessica Cutler (Jamis Bikesport p/b Bike Law) found herself riding out in the open with a hard chance to strike for second but without much threat from fourth.

Helen Wyman created a huge gap early and never looked back for the rest of the race. © Andrew Reimann

Helen Wyman created a huge gap early and never looked back for the rest of the race. © Andrew Reimann

Hyde Holds Off Late Surge by Dan Timmerman in Men’s Elite Race

Stephen Hyde stayed within the four man lead group until he put in a large effort with two laps to go. © Andrew Reimann

Stephen Hyde stayed within the four man lead group until he put in a large effort with two laps to go. © Andrew Reimann

The Men’s Elite Race saw constant lead changes for most of the race until the last two laps. Lukas Winterburg (MG-Cycling) immediately launched attack after attack following his holeshot, with Robert Marion (American Classic) trailing close behind with several others. Even after a few laps in, Winterburg was out of his saddle, putting in yet another hard effort, which broke the field apart.

A small lead group appeared, which would include Winterburg, yesterday’s winner, Cameron Dodge (PureEnergy/Scott), Dan Timmerman (House Industries/Simple Human/Richard Sachs) and Stephen Hyde (Jam Fund/NCC). A small chase group formed, consisting of Jonathan Page (Fuji/SPY) and Chris Jones (United Health Care) after they shed Marion.

Dan Timmerman rode well, holding off on leading out as he did in Nittany, and earned himself a second place finish. © Andrew Reimann

Dan Timmerman rode well, holding off on leading out as he did in Nittany, and earned himself a second place finish. © Andrew Reimann

Winterburg could only last for so long with such a hard effort, and looked spent as he crossed the line with five laps left to go. Both he and Dodge fell back, likely from the intense effort they put in from the day before.

Timmerman and Hyde took control of the race while Jones separated himself from Page in the chasing group. Although the sandpits seemed to dictate much of the race for others, it was one that Jones was able to minimize his losses while riding through them. Page looked like one of the strongest riders both days in the sand, but Jones kept the tactical upper-hand, staying ahead of Page while entering. Eventually, Jones was able to create a gap while passing by everyone except eventual winner Hyde.

Jonathan Page and Chris Jones spent the first half of the race together as the duo of the chasing group. Jones was able to get away from Page, eventually getting third overall, while Page received fifth. © Andrew Reimann

Jonathan Page and Chris Jones spent the first half of the race together as the duo of the chasing group. Jones was able to get away from Page, eventually getting third overall, while Page received fifth. © Andrew Reimann

Timmerman was not ready to relinquish his position so quickly. He dug deep with two laps to go, reclaiming second place from Jones and gaining ground on Hyde. Hyde looked relaxed when he hit the pavement for the last time, even took the time to zip up his jersey for his sponsor. Either he knew his capabilities well, or didn’t realize how close Timmerman had come from behind. Both men were in the final stretch together, and Hyde had just enough time to raise both hands in the air as he crossed the line. Timmerman followed close behind for second, while Jones came in for third.

Elite Men's Results Charm City Day 2

PlaceNameTime
1Stephen HYDE56:54:00
2Dan TIMMERMAN56:58:00
3Christopher JONES57:13:00
4Lukas WINTERBERG57:25:00
5Jonathan PAGE57:47:00
6Cameron DODGE58:05:00
7Kerry WERNER58:19:00
8Travis LIVERMON58:30:00
9Nick WAITE58:38:00
10Tristan COWIE58:52:00
11Weston SCHEMPF59:05:00
12Robert MARION59:25:00
13Daniel CHABANOV59:30:00
14Jacob SITLER59:36:00
15Sam O'KEEFE1:00:01
16Cole OBERMAN1:00:06
17Sean PANTELLERE1:00:08
18Kevin BRADFORD-PARISH1:00:24
19Craig RICHEY1:00:48
20Greg WITTWER1:01:01
21Philip SHORT1:01:07
22Elliot REINECKE1:01:29
23Timothy RUGG1:01:46
24Evan MURPHY1:01:46
25Joshua DILLON1:02:08
26Alexander REVELL1:02:11
27Mark D'AVINO1:02:24
28Andrew REARDON1:02:28
29Jordan VILLELLA1:02:30
30Kevin CARTER1:02:54
31Lewis GAFFNEY1:03:02
32Greg WHITNEY1:03:30
33Andy BROOKS1:03:30
34Adam WILLIAMS1:03:45
35Dan WOLF1:04:09
36Mike FESTA1:04:22
37Gunnar BERGEY1:05:26
38Steven ORDONS
39Alex RYAN
40Jordan SNYDER
41Alec HOOVER
42Trent BLACKBURN
43Ryan FAWLEY
44Craig LEBAIR
45Trever KINGSBURY
46Kyle MURPHY

Elite Women's Results Charm City Day 2

PlaceNameTime
1Helen WYMAN43:45:00
2Arley KEMMERER44:23:00
3Jessica CUTLER44:59:00
4Cassandra MAXIMENKO45:17:00
5Brittlee BOWMAN45:26:00
6Allison ARENSMAN45:36:00
7Ellen NOBLE45:38:00
8Emily SHIELDS46:12:00
9Kathryn CUMMING46:24:00
10Vicki BARCLAY46:43:00
11Katherine SHIELDS46:58:00
12Allyson TUFANO47:03:00
13Frances MORRISON47:18:00
14Carolyn POPOVIC47:33:00
15Traci RODOSTA47:57:00
16Jessica KUTZ48:07:00
17Joanne GROGAN48:14:00
18Vanessa MCCAFFERY48:35:00
19Rachel WEAVER48:47:00
20Julie HUNTER49:05:00
21Erin WITTWER49:13:00
22April NABHOLZ49:32:00
23Erin FACCONE49:49:00
24Misty TILSON50:02:00
25Kathleen WULFKUHLE50:15:00
26Jessie DUPPLER50:20:00
27Svetlana MACK50:27:00
28Avanell SCHMITZ51:00:00
29Bailey SEMIAN51:07:00
30Erin MASCELLI51:21:00
31Melissa PRESNELL51:37:00
32Cati SCHEIFELE51:50:00
33Jennifer TILLMAN52:09:00
34Heather HEINRICH52:26:00
35Shane FERRO
36Dana MCALLISTER
37Kristine CHURCH