Johnson, Powers and Driscoll mirror their Saturday places © Tom Olesnevich

Johnson, Powers and Driscoll mirror their Saturday places © Tom Olesnevich

by Ken Getchell and Josh Liberles

Southampton, NY – Even though The Hamptons are one of the eastern-most places in the United States, it was like a wild west show at the second day of the Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup. Amy Dombroski (Schlamm presented by Clement & Primus Mootry) won an old-fashioned duel with Georgia Gould (Luna Chix) in a women’s race that was dominated by riders from Colorado. Then, after the women had their shootout, the Three Amigos of Cannondale/ rode into town and laid down the law.

Temperatures in the 40’s and hard ground rolled smooth by the previous week’s Nor’easter made for blisteringly fast laps. The leaders of the Elite Men’s race were frequently lapping the course in under five-and-a-half minutes. While the track wasn’t fast enough to create a true peloton, drafting was the order of the day in both the Men’s and Women’s Elite races.

Dombroski and Gould over the barriers © Tom Olesnevich

Dombroski and Gould over the barriers © Tom Olesnevich

Gunning for her second consecutive MAC title, Laura Van Gilder took the holeshot, but by the time the field got to the dreaded Methane Hill, newly-crowned NACT Champion Natasha Elliot (Louis Garneau) had the lead and a gap. By the end of the first lap, the selection had been made as Gould and Dombroski joined Elliot, who faded shortly afterward. Gould and Dombroski dueled for the remainder of the race, with Gould having the advantage on the climbs and technical features of the course, while Dombroski (who rides road for the Webcor Builders pro team) had the horsepower on the flats. There’s an old hot-rod maxim that says, “you can’t beat cubic inches, except with more cubic inches.” With the very fast conditions of the day’s course, the cliché proved true as Dombroski was able to gap Gould on the long, paved sprint to complete her weekend sweep of two of the richest races on the women’s circuit. Kelli Emmett (Giant Factory Team) finished third ahead of Van Gilder while Mary McConneloug (Kenda-Seven-NoTubes), who had been battling for third with Emmett, eventually faded to fifth.

“I haven’t had a win this year until this weekend, so it’s a really good feeling,” said Dombroski after claiming her first two victories.

“It’s not often that I get to do the road racing tactics, but it was fun,” said Gould. “I made some dumb mistakes at the end and [Dombroski] got a gap on the pavement. I blew the last corner onto the pavement. It was a good race, it was hard.”

Johnson bridges to Powers, makes a pass © Tom Olesnevich

Johnson bridges to Powers, makes a pass © Tom Olesnevich

In the Men’s race, Tim Johnson survived a first-lap dab on Methane Hill, numerous attacks by Ryan Trebon (Kona-FSA) and a battle with one of his own teammates to collect his second UCI win in as many days and tenth for the season. With the extremely fast course, and without the help of teammate Barry Wicks who didn’t make the cross-continent trip to Long Island, Trebon was clearly compromised tactically as’s “Three Amigos” tag-teamed him early in the race and went on to again sweep the podium with Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll following Johnson home. Eventually Trebon faded to sixth, behind Giant’s Adam Craig and Swiss U23 sensation Valentin Scherz (Pro Cycles-Scott-Newwork). With his fifth place finish, Scherz sews-up the MAC U23 title and becomes almost untouchable in MAC’s overall Elite Championship with only the Capital Cross Classic in suburban Washington DC on December 6 remaining. Not a bad short stay here in the States for the young rider from Epalinges who came to America to race and improve his English before fulfilling his mandatory military service commitment next year.

“I had tired legs from riding a lot this week, I rode the two first laps really fast to see how that would work,” said Trebon. “Portland and Nationals are the two things that really matter for me for the rest of the year.”

When asked about whether Johnson considered himself a favorite for nationals, the NACT overall series winner responded, “I feel confident, but I’d say Jonathan [Page] is the favorite for sure. I’d always put him number one. I’d probably put Ryan number two, probably, just because he is always capable of some pretty serious rides and Todd [Wells] is the domestic dark horse.”

The MAC Series next moves south to suburban Washington DC for the 11th annual Capital Cross Classic presented by The Bike Lane in Reston, Virginia on December 6th. Taking place just two weeks before the winter solstice, the traditional MAC season-ending event will see a slightly revised race-day program to ensure that all classes have the opportunity to complete full races on one of the shortest days of the year. For more information, visit the event website.

Full Results after Photo Gallery

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Full Results

Elite Men
Place U23 Bib Time First Name Last Name Team City State Elite
1 1 1:00:47 Tim Johnson Cannondale Beverly MA 120
2 3 1:01:04 Jeremy Powers Cannondale Easthampton MA 90
3 2 1:01:23 Jamey Driscoll Cannondale Jericho VT 80
4 12 1:02:10 Adam Craig Giant Factory Racing Bend OR 75
5 1 9 1:02:29 Valentin Scherz Procycles-Scott-Newwork Epalinges SUI 70
6 4 1:02:47 Ryan Trebon Kona-FSA Bend OR 65
7 5 1:03:16 Christopher Jones Team Champion Systems Auburn CA 62
8 7 1:03:31 Joachim Parbo CCV Leopard cycles Aarhos DE 60
9 17 1:03:39 Tyler Trace Trek Red Truck Victoria BC 58
10 6 1:03:48 Derrick St John Garneau Club Chaussures Ogilvy Cornwall ON 56
11 15 1:03:48 Carl Decker Giant Factory Racing Bend OR 54
12 10 1:04:57 Michael Garrigan La Bicicletta/ Jetpower King City ON 52
13 35 1:05:00 Joshua Dillon RICHARD SACHS – RGM WATCHES – RADIX Essex Junction VT 50
14 31 1:05:09 Ryan Hopping United Cycle Calgary AB 48
15 14 1:05:24 Michael Broderick KENDA-Seven-NoTubes Chilmark MA 46
16 20 1:05:29 Kevin Noiles La Bicicletta Pro Shop Vancouver BC 44
17 18 1:05:33 Andrew Wulfkuhle C3-Athletes Serving Athletes Lancaster PA 43
18 2 16 1:06:20 Gavin Mannion Hot Tubes Junior Development Team Dedham MA 42
19 28 1:06:28 Shannon Skerritt The Vanilla Workship/Speedvagen Racing Portland OR 41
20 19 1:08:20 Kirt Fitzpatrick Sexual Camel San Francisco CA 40
21 29 1L Kevin Hulick The Vanilla Workship/Speedvagen Racing Portland OR 39
22 34 2L Peter Bradshaw Embrocation Cycling Journal Boston MA 38
23 13 Ryan Dewald Battley/Harley-Davidson Reading PA 37
24 22 Andrew Crooks NYC Velo New York NY 36
25 3 30 Chris Hurst Team Wheel and Sprocket Lake Geneva WI 35
26 24 John Burns Yarmouth ME 35
27 25 3L Pavel Gonda New York University New York NY 35
28 33 4L Colin Reuter International Bicycle/ Somerville MA 35
29 4 36 5L Patrick Bradley Rutgers University Cycling Team Richwood NJ 35
30 37 Richard Visinski Exodus Road Racing Bridgeport CT 35
31 32 Christopher Hamlin UVM Cycling Richmond VT 35
32 5 21 6L Zach Adams C3-Athletes Serving Athletes Carlisle PA 35
33 38 Myles Romanow Hampton Velo Club Southampton NY 35
Eilte Women
Place 35+ Bib Time First Name Last Name Team City State
1 4 0:37:12 Amy Dombroski Schlamm p/b Clement&Primus Mootry Boulder CO
2 23 0:37:18 Georgia Gould Luna Chix Fort Collins CO 90
3 6 0:38:13 Kelli Emmett Giant Factory Team Colorado Springs CO 80
4 1 2 0:38:28 Laura Van Gilder C3 Athletes Serving Athletes Cresco PA 75
5 2 3 0:38:48 Mary McConneloug KENDA-Seven-NoTubes Fairfax CA 70
6 1 0:39:30 Natasha Elliott Garneau Club Chaussures Ogilvy Cornwall ON 65
7 3 7 0:39:53 Sara Bresnick-Zocchi Landrys Bicycles Arlington MA 62
8 5 0:40:11 Andrea Smith Minuteman Road Club Medford MA 60
9 11 0:41:04 Linnea Koons October Factory Racing Somerville MA 58
10 4 12 0:41:30 Sally Annis Hub Racing Nashua NH 56
11 9 0:42:03 Anna Barensfeld Minuteman Road Club Brookline MA 54
12 21 0:43:01 Christina Tamilio Minuteman Road Club Brighton MA 52
13 5 13 0:43:20 Anna Milkowski / Joe’s Garage / IF Andover MA 50
14 6 14 0:43:50 Perri Mertens Embrocation Cycling Journal / Mad Alchemy Norfolk MA 48
15 15 0:44:02 Emma Bast Cycle-Smart / NCC Hinesburg VT 46
16 19 1L Natalia Gardiol Cambridge Bicycle / Igleheart Frames Cambridge MA 44
17 18 1L Amy Breyla C3 – Athletes Serving Athletes New Castle DE 43
18 17 2L Andrea Luebbe Human Zoom / Pabst Blue Ribbon Bethlehem PA 42
dnf 20 Anna Young Pioneer Racing Syracuse NY