Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) resumed his early season winning ways with a last lap escape from Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) and the chasing, aggressive Raleigh-Clement duo of Jamey Driscoll and Ben Berden. Powers rode the small staircase to cement his gap (we’ve seen this before, but on a different kind of bike) and draw first blood at the race affectionately known as New England Worlds.

Trebon leads over the barriers. © Todd Prekaski

Trebon leads over the barriers. © Todd Prekaski

The Elite men’s star-studded field hit the course next. Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) pressed the pace right off the bat, creating a lead group of Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh Clement), Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld), and U23 National Champion Yannick Eckmann (California Giant/Specialized). Behind them chased Shawn Milne (Keough Cyclocross), Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld), and Jeremy Durrin (Optum Racing p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies). Johnson kicked his motor into overdrive to connect with the leaders, as teammates Berden and Driscoll traded attacks on the group. Jeremy Powers (Rapha-FOCUS) bridged up, bringing Milne and Jesse Anthony with him, forming a supergroup of the race’s biggest players. More attacks shattered the group, as Powers, Trebon, and Johnson rode away, Berden and Driscoll seconds behind. Trebon fell back to fifth after a flat, leaving Powers and Johnson to duke it out for the win. Powers attacked in the last half lap to win that battle, with Johnson taking second and Driscoll third. Berden was on Driscoll’s wheel for fourth, and Trebon nabbed fifth.

Jeremy Powers takes another Gloucester win. © Todd Prekaski

Jeremy Powers takes another Gloucester win. © Todd Prekaski

Early on in the race, Berden and Driscoll were the early aggressors, and as Driscoll explained, “My boss told me to go hard, so I went hard.” He certainly followed orders, putting early favorites like Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) into difficulty.

The men's podium at Gloucester Day 1. © Todd Prekaski

The men’s podium at Gloucester Day 1. © Todd Prekaski

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Reports by Cynthia Brennan, Andrew Yee and Molly Hurford

Gloucester Day 1 Elite Mens Results 2013

PlFirst NameLast NameTeamTime
2TimJohnsonCannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:58:54
3JameyDriscollRaleigh Clement0:59:12
4BenBerdenRaleigh Clement0:59:13
5RyanTrebonCannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:59:38
6JesseAnthonyOptum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:59:51
7YannickEckmannCalifornia Giant/Specialized0:59:51
8StephenHydeJAM Fund / NCC0:59:52
9JustinLindineRedline / NBX1:00:06
10LukasWinterbergMnller Landscape / BH Bikes1:00:17
11RaphaelGagneRocky Mountain Factory1:00:51
12CraigRicheyVOmax - p/b No1:00:52
13TristanSchoutenOptum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1:00:52
14JeremyMartinRocky Mountain Factory team1:00:53
15ChristianFavataTRT BICYCLES p/b STANS NO TUBES1:00:53
16AnthonyClarkJAM Fund / NCC1:00:57
17DerrickSt johnStevens p/b The Cyclery1:01:18
18EvanMcneelyNorco Factory Tam1:01:22
19CurtisWhiteCannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld1:01:24
20TroyWellsTeam CLIF BAR1:01:31
21AllenKrughoffRaleigh Clement1:01:35
22JeremyDurrinOptum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1:01:39
23EdwinBullVan Dessel Factory Team1:01:39
24AdamMyersonTeam SmartStop-Mountain Khakis1:01:51
25MichaelGarriganVan Dessel1:02:45
26AdamSt. germainENGVT / Specialized1:02:47 / Joe's Garage1:02:48
28ThomasSampsonadigga racing1:02:48
29MichaelVan den hamCycle-Smart1:02:48
30RobertMarionAmerican Classic Pro CX Team1:02:48
31CameronDodgeSCOTT BIKES1:02:53
32Jean-philippeThibault-robergeTrek Cyclocross Collective1:03:31
33BrendanRhimKMS/Start House Cycling Team1:03:36
35SamO'keefeC3 - Twenty20 Cycling Co.1:03:42
36CharlieSchubertGPM Sport1:03:44
37AndrewL'esperanceNorco Factory Team1:03:54
38ConorO'brienStevens Racing P/B the Cyclery1:03:56
39PeterGlassfordTrek Canada1:04:14
40GarrettMcleodTeam H&R BLOCK1:04:22
42LeandreBouchardCyclone d'Alma/ Devinci1:04:50
43JesseKeoughKeough Cyclocross1:05:03
44MannyGoguenRACE CF | @racecf1:05:11
45ChristopherHamlinBicycle Express/Kona Bikes1:05:12
48AdamSullivanEmbrocation / Gaulzetti Cicli1:05:50
52SeanPantellereSTAMPEDE! p/b Budd Bike Works1:06:02
53CaryFridrichMad Alchemy/ Verge Rider Cooperativ1L
54BrendanMccormackClif Bar / Pactimo1L
55MatthewMeansC3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.1L
57ChrisFieldEssex County Velo1L p/b VOmax1L
61JesseQuagliaroliExpowheelmen2L / Joe's Garage2L
63AlexandreVialleEspresso Sport2L
64JohnBurnsBurns Racing2L
65CameronMccormackClif Bar / Pactimo2L
66JosephNearMassachusetts Institute of Technolo2L
69JosephO'brien-applegateTHE 5TH FLOOR NYC4L
DNFEvanMurphyNYC Velo p/b The CannibalDNF
DNFMaxJudelsonGiant Cycling World BostonDNF
DNFAnselDickeyKMS/Start House Racing TeamDNF
DNFLukeKeoughKeough CyclocrossDNF
DNFShawnMilneKeough CyclocrossDNF
DNFNicholasKeoughKeough CyclocrossDNF