It was another great day of racing action at the Gran Prix of Gloucester. Helen Wyman turned in a  dominating performance as she lead the entire race with Emma White and Crystal Anthony trailing. For the Men’s race, Curtis White repeated his Day 1 winning ways with Michael van den Ham and Danny Summerhill chasing.

Helen Wyman GP Gloucester Sunday win photo: GPGloucester

Helen Wyman at the GP of Gloucester controls the pace from the front during Sunday’s race. photo: GPGloucester

Wyman Leads Start to Finish Leaving No Doubt for the Podium

Great Britain’s Helen Wyman of Kona led from start to finish taking her second Category 2 race win in this year’s USA Cycling Professional Cyclocross season. From winning the Hole Shot, Wyman set the pace to win in a time of 42 minutes and 28 seconds. On her wheel most of the day was runner-up Emma White (USA) of Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld, 23 second back when they completed the six-lap race. Finishing third, 43 seconds back, was Beverly, Mass.-native Crystal Anthony of Maxxis-Shimano, who also finished third in the same event last year.

“It was a good race. I started well,” said Wyman of her solid win. “I thought if I could keep pushing out of the corners, then I could get the group small and then see what would happen. After a lap and a half, I think it was just me and Emma. I could see that I was making her struggle occasionally. So I just kept going.”

Helen Wyman was all smiles after Sunday's race win at the GP of Gloucester. photo: GPGloucester

Helen Wyman was all smiles after Sunday’s race win at the GP of Gloucester. photo: GPGloucester

With three laps to go, she created a seven-second gap from White, and she noted that is what made the different. “And then finally I went into the sand, and she must have had a problem there. I had a gap, so I kept going. It’s really hard for anyone to come back when you get a gap on this course.”

Saturday’s winner Ellen Noble did not compete today.

White Rides a Tactical Race on a Dry, Dusty Course for the Win

Curtis White swept the Men’s Elite C2 races, winning the eight-lap race at windy Stage Fort Park in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds. He outsprinted Canadian Michael van den Ham of Garneau-Easton Cycling by three seconds for the win. Danny Summermill (USA) of Maxxis-Shimano was third, six seconds behind White.

Curtis White took the win again on Day 2 of the 2016 GP of Gloucester beating out Michael van den Ham and Danny Summerhill.

Curtis White took the win again on Day 2 of the 2016 GP of Gloucester beating out Michael van den Ham and Danny Summerhill.

“The New England Worlds, I’ve been coming here for a long time. It’s something special,” said White, who has his third USA Cycling Pro CX win in two weeks. He attacked with three laps to go, and exchanged the lead with van den Ham several times. When the bell rang for the final lap, he went to the front a final time and did not relinquish that position.

“It was far more of a tactical race. The course seemed like there’s a bit more pedaling involved, a bit more of a power course, the wind played a bit of a factor. There were a couple of points, I hit it in the middle of the race, felt like it was too early, I could feel the wind, hit it with two to go, again, a little too early. One to go was, you know, there were a couple of sections I felt like I could really nail, and try and open up a gap, but it ended up coming back together with a half lap to go. Danny (Summerhill) lead in to the stairs but I was able to get around him and lead through the final corners. I wasn’t really looking behind me at that point; I was all in from there.”

The Men’s Elite C2 race, on the second day of the CRAFT Sportswear Gran Prix of Gloucester, encountered dry, dusty conditions along Massachusetts Bay at historic Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. A lead group of eight riders went out fast, then broke into just three riders, led by local favorite Jeremy Durrin of Nelon Velo Cycling. The Easthampton, Mass. native went down with six laps to go, but was never able to catch the leaders on a windy day. He finished ninth, 57 seconds behind the winner.

Stage Fort Park provides the best seats in the house at the Gran Prix of Gloucester.

Stage Fort Park provides the best seats in the house at the Gran Prix of Gloucester.

“On the Up-Down section, I think Michael van den Ham slowed up a little bit, and brake-checked me. I hit the back wheel and just fell over. A few laps later, he crashed in the same place. I just didn’t have it today. It felt like I was riding over my threshold the whole day, even just sitting in the group. So I was happy to finish. I didn’t think that I was going to finish there for a bit. It was one of those really, really hard days. Those guys at the front really had it today and I did not. I’m glad it is over. And I’m glad I had a good race yesterday,” said Neon Velo Cycling’s Durrin, who was third in the C2 Elite Men’s race on Saturday.

Next weekend Pro CX races will be held in Cleveland, Ohio with the North Coast Gran Prix of Cyclocross and in Washington, D.C. with the DCCX. The Gloucester race is the first of four race weekends that comprise the Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series presented by Cycle-Smart. Next on the schedule will be The Cycle-Smart Northampton International in Mass, Nov. 12-13.

2016 Gran Prix of Gloucester UCI C2 Day 2 Results - Elite Women

11WYMANHelenKona Factory Racing42:28:00
23WHITEEmmaCannondale Cyclocrossworld42:51:0023
34ANTHONYCrystalmaxxis-shimano pro cyclocross43:09:0041
510ROCHETTEMaghalieLUNA Pro Team43:19:0051
68WESTRubyCannondale Cyclocrossworld.com43:51:001:23
713ELLIOTTNatashaGarneau - Easton Cycling44:01:001:33
95CUMMINGKathrynJalapeno Cycling44:18:001:50
107MELLORAmiraNEXT Wyman Kona44:48:002:20
1141GORDONSerenaLIV | Giant Co-Factory44:56:002:28
129LYSAKOWSKIKathleenJoe's Garage CX BikeReg45:02:002:34
1315GROSSRebeccaKHS Bicycles45:38:003:10
1416WRIGHTJulieTeam Averica45:39:00s.t.
1627LEWANDOWSKIRebeccaRare Disease Cycling Keswick46:04:003:36
1720VETTERJauronState 9 Racing pb Vittoria46:23:003:55
1833RAMSAYTurnerKMS Cycling - Killington Mounta46:38:004:10
2029ROBINSONLeslieSunapeeContinental PavingBuchik47:06:004:38
2238FACCONEErinTeam Averica47:17:004:49
2326TAPIASNatalieJAM NCC47:41:005:13
2423WILLIAMSPaigeladies first47:54:005:26
2545COXAndreaRiverside Racing48:13:005:45
2650RUANEDanielleSunapeeContinental PavingBuchik48:28:006:00
2732REUTERChristinAETNA-EXPO WHEELMEN48:55:006:27
2824SMITHMichele MHup United49:27:006:59
2934BAUERLindseyTRT Bicycles50:04:007:36
3022LEGGEReginaGREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca50:12:007:44
3148HAUSLELydiaTeam Averica50:38:008:10
3243MAKOUJYStephanieTall Sock Racing51:09:008:41
3342DINANClioKUDU Collective CX51:27:008:59
3421JAMISONMarianLadiesFirst Racing51:43:009:15
3539MELIKIANSarapedalpowertraining.com40:38:00@1 Lap
3636TRACYJulieIMSHI CYCLES22:03@3 Lap
DNF47LUPIENLeslieGREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca
DNS2NOBLEEllenAsprie Racing
DNS12KELLYSiobhanTo Wheels Epic Sports
DNS25SEIBMelissaUVM Cycling
DNS37MONAHANVickieAetna-Expo Wheelmen

2016 Gran Prix of Gloucester UCI C2 Day 2 Results - Elite Men

12WHITECurtisCannondale pb Cyclocrossworld.c1:02:32
26VAN DEN HAMMichaelLouis Garneau / Easton1:02:353
412CRAIGAdamGiant Factory off-Road Team1:02:419
511WILLSEYCooperCannondale pb Cyclocrossworld D1:02:5119
617DECKERCarlGiant Factory Off-Road team1:03:0735
810MARECAILLEAntoninavc aix en provence1:03:2149
95DURRINJeremyNeon Velo Cycling Team1:03:2957
103LIVERMONTravisMaxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross1:03:431:11
127SMITHScottJAM NCC1:04:402:08
1314ST JOHNDerrickVan Dessel pb Hyperthreads1:04:532:21
149KISSEBERTHJackJAM NCC1:05:312:59
1654MURPHYEvanHudsonLudwig & Larsen Racing1:05:483:16
1747SCOTTAndyRiverside Racing1:05:553:23
1959COLLINSPatrickMinuteman Road Club1:06:093:37
2074OWENSMichaelHands on Cycling1:06:213:49
2176DAIGLEMarc-AndreGarneau Easton Cycling1:06:22s.t.
2349LANDONicholasUVM Cycling1:06:484:16
2466ANTHONYJesseRALLY CYCLING1:07:034:31
2518ST. GERMAINAdamApex NBX Trek1:07:134:41
2850BORDENAndrewSquadra Flying Tigers1:07:565:24
3070GRENIERBenjaminRancourt & Co. Cycling1:08:065:34
3158THIBAULT-ROBERGEJean-PhilippeTrek Cyclocross Collective1:08:285:56
3236BERHTRAMCharlesB2C2 Boloco1:08:29s.t.
3363MOLLOMatthewSelectioNaturel pb Jamis1:08:366:04
3457FIELDChrisEssex County Velo1:08:386:06
3546BUEHRERPrestonB2C2 pb Boloco1:08:516:19
3738SMITHBradfordthe drifters1:09:066:34
3871MURPHYKyleHudsonLudwig & Larsen Racing1:09:186:46
3943PERREAULTMattColonial Bicycle Company1:09:246:52
4060OWENSMatthewUVM Cycling1:09:327:00
4182YAROSHScottNorthampton Bicycle1:09:347:02
4269WILLISTimKING KOG1:09:35s.t.
4333REUTERColinB2C2 pb Boloco1:09:36s.t.
4844TYLERMatthewKUDU Collective CX1:10:297:57
5075DRIESSamuelNo. 22 CX TEAM1:10:528:20
5268GRIFFOGreggPark Ave Bike Shop1:12:169:44
5352FITZGIBBONSDanielGREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipca52:58:00@2 Lap
5439BARROWNoahHands-On Racing pb Giant53:07:00@2 Lap
5537LOAIZAAndrewCyclepath PDX53:32:00@2 Lap
5656GARRISONKeithKING KOG44:35:00@3 Lap
5745CARLSONEricTeam Edge45:40:00@3 Lap
5835REIMANNAndrewJalapeno Cycling37:15:00@4 Lap
DNF20CLARKAnthonySquid Bikes
DNF48ADASAVAGEGeraldHudsonLudwig & Larsen Racing
DNF67LINTSAndrewBicycle Express Racing
DNF40THORPDougColonial Bicycle Company #ShowU
DNS1POWERSJeremyAspire Racing
DNS19HYDEStephenCannondale PB Cyclocrossworld.c
DNS26LANDRYMichaelRock Lobster
DNS51JEANSylvainMad Alchemy
DNS77TANNERColinBreismeister Factory Racing
DNS62JOHNSONWilliamNo. 22
DNS41ERCHULLMatthewK+úD+ú Collective CX