Bruno Roy and Van Gilder dueled all weekend and the woods were no exception on Sunday. © Brian Boucheron

Bruno Roy and Van Gilder dueled all weekend and the woods were no exception on Sunday. © Brian Boucheron

The cloudy skies and dropping temperatures kept racers on their toes all day again at Ellison Park, but it wasn’t until the men’s race came to its conclusion that raindrops started to fall. As well as the weather, the races played out eerily similar to Saturday’s race, with Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) and Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) again riding to the wins.

In the women’s race, it was deja vu all over again as Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom/Van Dessel) and Mo Bruno Roy (Bob’s Red Mill) rode at the front, though Cassandra Maximenko, Nikki Thiemann, Natasha Elliot and Emma White were also in the mix. A crash took Emma White out of contention for the podium mid-race, but the other five continued to battle. Van Gilder and Bruno Roy battled in earnest at the front, launching attacks and vying for position. While Van Gilder, Bruno Roy and Elliot took the same podium spots as the day prior, fourth was snatched up by Thiemann with Maximenko in fifth and White hanging on for sixth.

 Jake Wells and Stephen Hyde roar through the woods on Sunday. © Brian Boucheron

Jake Wells and Stephen Hyde roar through the woods on Sunday. © Brian Boucheron

In the men’s race, Zach McDonald (Rapha-Focus) was a man on a mission, vying with Gagne for position early on in the race. Unlike Saturday when the two dangled off the front by a few seconds, the two racers created a huge gap between themselves and the larger chase groups. An untimely crash for McDonald likely reminded him of recent crash-induced injuries, and Gagne continued to solo on the front as McDonald struggled to hang on to the chase group, eventually dropping back to sixth spot and finding himself pedaling in no man’s land between groups. Meanwhile, the chase group of Cameron Dodge, Mike Garrigan, Anthony Clark and Evan McNeely continued to chase down Gagne while battling for position amongst themselves. It was Dodge who would take second spot and McNeely who would pick up third, while Garrigan took fourth and a completely drained Clark rolled in with arms on his handlebars and head down, taking fifth over McDonald.

Gagne sweeps the weekend in Rochester at Full Moon Vista Ellison Park Cyclocross. © Brian Boucheron

Gagne sweeps the weekend in Rochester at Full Moon Vista Ellison Park Cyclocross. © Brian Boucheron

Elite Women Ellison Park Day 2 2013

Place
Last Name
First Name
Team
Lap Down
Elapsed Time
1VAN GILDERLAURAVAN DESSEL P/B MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS0:47:190:47:19
2BRUNO ROYMAUREENBOB'S RED MILL P/B SEVEN CYCLES0:47:380:47:38
3ELLIOTTNATASHARARE VOS RACING-STEVENS0:48:000:48:00
4THIEMANNNICOLETEAM CF0:48:080:48:08
5MAXIMENKOCASSANDRARARE VOS RACING / VAN DESSEL0:48:130:48:13
6WHITEEMMACYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM0:48:150:48:15
7IVESJENNYVERGE SPORT-TEST PILOT0:49:030:49:03
8BIRCHCHRISTINAJAM FUND / NCC0:49:230:49:23
9MORRISONFRANCESC3-TWENTY20 CYCLING CO.0:49:430:49:43
10BARCLAYVICTORIASTAN'S NOTUBES WOMEN'S ELITE TEAM0:50:010:50:01
11CUMMINGKATHRYNTEAM YACHT CLUB0:50:340:50:34
12BOWMANBRITTLEEHOUSE INDUSTRIES - RICHARD SACHS - RGM0:50:510:50:51
13HUNTERJULIEPHAUP ST. JOURNAL0:51:120:51:12
14SNYDERJESSICAMAC5 BIKES0:51:140:51:14
15HURFORDMOLLYNJ/NY COLAVITA WOMEN'S TEAM0:51:350:51:35
16GROGANJOANNECYCLOCROSSRACING.COM0:51:450:51:45
17YOZELLERICABICYCLE THERAPY / MELITTA0:52:270:52:27
18PATERSONKELLYWOLVERINE RACING/ACFSTORES.COM0:53:020:53:02
19THAMMANTJEINVITA-FCV0:53:410:53:41
20GATESVICTORIAJAM FUND / NCC0:55:270:55:27
pull- 2MASCELLIERINKEOUGH CYCLOCROSS P/B FELT BICYCLE-20:38:13
pull- 2KELLYSIOBHANADRENLINERACER/TO WHEELS-20:38:08
pull- 3DUBEJORDANPEANUT BUTTER & CO. HUMAN ZOOM-30:30:37
dnf- 5GILGENJAMIEBLACKSMITH CYCLE-50:10:09

Elite Men Ellison Park Day 2 2013

Place
Last Name
First Name
Team
Lap Down
1GAGNERAPHAELROCKY MOUNTAIN FACTORY0:59:18
2DODGECAMERONSCOTT BIKES0:59:43
3MCNEELYEVANNORCO FACTORY TEAM0:59:49
4GARRIGANMIKEVAN DESSEL0:59:56
5CLARKANTHONYJAM FUND / NCC0:59:58
6MCDONALDZACHRAPHA-FOCUS1:00:42
7WATSONANDREWNORCO FACTORY TEAM1:00:45
8HYDESTEPHENJAM FUND / NCC1:00:59
9WELLSJAKESTAN'S NOTUBES ELITE CX1:01:05
10MARIONROBERTAMERICAN CLASSSIC PRO CX TEAM1:01:40
11VAN DEN HAMMICHAELCYCLE-SMART1:01:41
12OBERMANCOLEBREAKAWAYBIKES.COM1:02:02
13CHABANOVDANHOUSE INDUSTRIES - RICHARD SACHS - RGM1:02:04
14DURRINJEREMYOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES1:02:46
15ST. JOHNDERRICKSTEVENS RACING-THE CYCLERY1:02:53
16LIVERMONTRAVISTEAM SMART STOP-MOUNTAIN KHAKIS1:03:05
17GLASSFORDPETERTREK CANADA1:03:12
18L'ESPERANCEANDREWNORCO FACTORY TEAM1:03:43
19TOWNSENDJEROMEBIKEREG.COM / JOE'S GARAGE1:03:44
20TIMMERMANMATTCANNONDALE1:03:47
21DILLONJOSHUABIKEREG.COM / JOE'S GARAGE1:03:50
22MYERSONADAMTEAM SMARTSTOP-MOUNTAIN KHAKIS1:04:22
23BASSETTSTEPHENSOPHISTICATED LIVING P/B BOB'S RED MILL1:04:26
24BURKETOMWOLVERINE RACING/TREK1:04:26
25KEOUGHJESSEKEOUGH CYCLOCROSS P/B FELT BICYCLE1:04:58
26BURNSCORYFULL MOON VISTA1:05:08
27HUFFEVANCROSSRESULTS.COM1:05:54
pull -2TIMMERMANDANHOUSE INDUSTRIES - RICHARD SACHS - RGM-2
pull -2YORKADAMWOLVERINE RACING/ACFSTORES.COM-2
pull -2BOWDENTODDEXPOWHEELMEN-2
pull -2WRENTYLERJAMIS HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME-2
pull - 3ERGUINJONORBEA-ORCA-UDABERRI-3
pull - 3VRAMBOUTOLIVIERTHE BIKERY DU NORD-3
pull - 3O'BRIENCONORSTEVENS RACING PB THE CYCLERY-3
pull - 5WATERMANKAILINBICYCLE BLUE BOOK/HRS/ROCKLOBSTER-5
dnf - 2FAVATACHRISTIANTRT BICYCLES P/B STANS NO TUBES-2
dnf - 4OKEEFESAMC3 - TWENTY20 CYCLING CO.-4
dnf - 5MESIPAULFAST FRANKIE COACHING/CLR-5
dnf- 7FARABAUGHADAMGARNEAU-QUEBECOR PRO CYCLING TEAM-7