Austin Vincent wins the Junior Men 15-16 2012 Cyclocross National Championships, ahead of his teammate Goguen. © Tim Westmore

Austin Vincent wins the Junior Men 15-16 2012 Cyclocross National Championships, ahead of his teammate Goguen. © Tim Westmore

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VERONA, WISCONSIN — Maxx Chance (Boulder Junior Cycling) took the holeshot in the 15-16 Junior Men’s race, but the real showdown began after the herd of 59 cyclists – the biggest field of the day – had already gotten half a lap onto the course. At that point, a crash near the front slowed up almost the entire field, only allowing six riders to slip through unscathed. Among them was Team CF’s Austin Vincent, who quickly took advantage of the situation and created a gap on the rest of the field.

Vincent with a huge last lap lead. Junior Men 15-16, 2012 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

Vincent with a huge last lap lead. Junior Men 15-16, 2012 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

However, Team CF had yet another contender in the race, New England’s Pete Goguen, and though he got caught behind the crash, he managed to come back from what he estimates was 20th position. Once he made it back to the top ten, with a lap and a half remaining, he simply began picking off the racers ahead of him, working his way into second place by the time he and Vincent hit one to go.

Vincent and Goguen took the first and second podium spots, and were followed in by Ian Haupt (My Wife Inc), Ethan Reynolds (BYRDS) and Maxx Chance filling out the podium as the last Junior race of the day came to a close.

Post-race, when asked how excited he was about his win, Vincent simply replied, “I’m at a 10 right now.”

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Junior Men 15-16 2012 Cyclocross National Championships

1Austin VINCENTSimsbury, CT32:22:00192Team CF
2Peter GOGUENHopedale, MA33:09:00205Team CF
3Ian HAUPTWhitefish Bay, WI33:31:00176My Wife Inc
4Ethan REYNOLDSBoise, ID33:40:00210BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad)
5Maxx CHANCEBoulder, CO34:06:00228Boulder Junior Cycling
6Jonathan ANDERSONTopsfield, MA34:47:00225Essex County Velo/Essex County Velo (ECV)
7David LOMBARDOCrystal Lake, IL34:50:00232Village-Verdigris Cycling/Verdigris-Village CX Team
8Byron RICEDurham, NC34:51:00198Inland/Back to Dirt/Inland Construction
9Cooper WILLSEYHinesburg, VT35:07:00187Green Mountain Bicycle Club
10William BARTABoise, ID35:43:00191BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad)
11Dawson STALLINGSBend, OR35:45:00177Bend Endurance Academy
12Nils BOBERGShoreview, MN35:49:00211Minnesota Junior Cycling Inc.
13Nolan BRADYSteilacoom, WA35:59:00206Old Town Bicycle (OTB)
14Matthew OWENSRichmond, VT36:16:00193Green Mountain Bicycle Club
15David OBRIENOlympia, WA36:23:00212Revel Consulting/Rad Racing NW
16Noah GRANIGANCape May Court House, NJ36:30:00223Mid-Atlantic Cycling Club
17Ian MCSHANELouisville, KY36:34:00179Red Zone Cycling
18Josey WEIKWrenshall, MN36:45:00221ISCorp Cycling Team
19Alden SUOKKOWoodstock, VT36:53:00181Woodstock Bicycle Club/Killington Mountain School Cycling Team
20Gavin HALEYLouisville, KY37:10:00277Red Zone Cycling
21Ian KEOUGHSandwich, MA37:14:00214Corner Cycle Cycling Club/Bay Hill Capital /CLNoonan p/b Corner Cy
22Garrett GERCHARBoulder, CO37:20:00216Boulder Junior Cycling
23Ethan FUROISFalcon Heights, MN37:31:00201Gopher Wheelmen/Gopher Wheelman
24Lance HAIDETBend, OR37:41:00194
25Alec PORTERSaint Paul, MN37:44:00204St Paul Bicycle Racing Club/Bianchi/Grand Performance
26Miles FRANKWhitefish, MT38:08:00233Hammer Nutrition-CMG Racing Team/Hammer Nutrition/CMG Racing Team
27Ben HOGANLouisville, CO38:23:00224Team Kappius
28Lukas GIESENAlbuquerque, NM38:29:00231Get Out! New Mexico
29Nevin WHITTEMOREBoulder, CO38:30:00178Boulder Junior Cycling
30John ALGERMISSENAlbuquerque, NM39:12:00184Goathead Jr. Devo
31Garrett ROTHShorewood, WI39:14:00182ISCorp Cycling Team
32Brannan FIXFort Collins, CO39:58:00203
33Robert PREWITTLoveland, OH40:42:00208Queen City Wheels/Lionhearts
34Weston FLICKINGERAkron, OH41:09:00195Prochain Cycling
35Zachary PETERSONBountiful, UT41:09:00189KUHL
36Isaac JONASOverland Park, KS41:15:00219KCOI U2
37Taylor SQUILLACIAlbuquerque, NM41:52:00209Get Out! New Mexico
38Brian GAINESMinneapolis, MN41:54:00183Gopher Wheelmen/Gopher Wheelman
39Brandon PRUETTSilvercreek, GA42:07:00180Cycle-Therapy GA
40John CURTISEagle, ID42:16:00271BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad)
41Michael GAINESMinneapolis, MN42:24:00188Gopher Wheelmen
42Sam BESTEBrookfield, WI42:26:00229ISCorp Cycling Team
43Connor TANKERSLEYErwin, TN42:33:00220Tri Cities Road Club
44Ian HENRIKSENMuscatine, IA42:52:00222Melon City Bike Club Inc.
45Nikos HESSERTEvanston, IL43:30:00226xXx Racing
46Benedikt TOELDTEBoise, ID43:42:00190BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad)
47Ryan RAMIREZEvanston, IL44:04:00259
48Lane JOHNSONShawnee Mission, KS44:44:00230KCOI U2
49Noah ANDERSONSouth Elgin, IL47:13:00213Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Cycling Club/Spin Doctor Cyclewerks
50Peter VOLLERSWoodstock, VT48:40:00196Woodstock Bicycle Club/Killington Mountain School Cycling Team
51Keenan REYNOLDSBend, OR49:33:00186Bend Endurance Academy
52Seamas ALESSIOAlbuquerque, NM.@1LAP207Goathead Jr. Devo
53Max SCHMIDTMANNNederand, CO.@1LAP218Black Sheep Cycles
DNSNicolas CATLINFairfield, CT202Corner Cycle Cycling Club/Bay Hill Capital /CLNoonan p/b Corner Cy
DNSAnders NYSTROMBoise, ID185BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad)
DNSRichard RAINVILLELivonia, MI215Racing Greyhounds/Cycle To Fitness Racing Greyhounds
DNSDouglas HALLMission Viejo, CA199The TEAM
DNFThomas ELLIOTTBuffalo Grove, IL200Higher Gear- Gear Head Cyclocross Team
DNFJacob SCHILLINGRacine, WI197Team Mack Racing Assoc. LTD/Team Mack Racing Assn