Meredith Miller was the top American in Roubaix finishing 12th. ? Bart Hazen

Meredith Miller took the win on day two in Gloucester. File photo © Bart Hazen

by Marion Hambrick

Gloucester, MA – The Elite Women and Men returned for Day Two of the Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester. Meredith Miller (California Giant-Specialized) soloed to her first win after a close second-place finish on Day One. On the men’s side, the train steamed through the Gloucester station, with teammates Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll earning the one-two-three finish.

Miller Dominates Start to Finish
Laura van Gilder (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) and Meredith Miller (California Giant-Specialized) sprinted for the finish with the win going to van Gilder on Day One. Would van Gilder earn a second victory in Gloucester, or would Miller return the favor? In the end, Miller upped the ante and soloed in for the Day Two win.

The race unfolded as Miller took the early lead with van Gilder on her wheel. Sally Annis ( p/b JRA Cycles), Wendy Simms (Kona) and Maureen Bruno-Roy (Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) chasing the two leaders. At one point, Simms passed Miller during a run-up but couldn’t hold the lead. Miller regained the top spot with two laps to go and soloed off the front, gaining a 10-second gap on the chasers. With one lap to go, Miller widened the gap to 20 seconds, while Annis, van Gilder, Bruno-Roy and Natasha Elliott (Garneau-Club Chaussure-Ogilvy) gave chase. In the end, Miller’s torrid pace proved too much for the racers as they soon turned their attention to the remaining podium spots. In a repeat of the previous day’s finish, van Gilder found herself in another sprint to the line, this time with Annis. The powerful road sprint of van Gilder is tough to beat, and Annis had to settle for third on the day.

After a close second-place finish Saturday, Miller celebrated Sunday’s solo win, tweeting, “Finally! Phew, feels good to get the win! Thanks Gloucester for some awesome racing.” Too Tough to Handle
Jeremy Powers ( clinched Saturday’s win after teammate Tim Johnson was forced to make an untimely bike change during the last lap. Day Two found Powers looking for back-to-back victories and Johnson seeking a reversal of fortune after Saturday’s mechanical.

Powers created an early gap between himself and Johnson, Jamey Driscoll, (, Ryan Trebon (Kona), Luca Damiani (Kenda p/b Geargrinder) and Davide Frattini (Hudz-Subaru). Powers set a fast pace, gaining a 12-second gap and splintering the field. Johnson and Damiani aligned to form the first chase group, while Trebon, Driscoll, Valentin Scherz (Cyfac-Champion System p/b Revolution Wheelworks) and Jesse Anthony (California Giant-Specialized) queued up behind.

With Powers still at the front, Johnson and Driscoll made repeated moves to catch the race leader. The three combined forces and eventually the train put a 20-second gap on Damiani, Anthony and Frattini. Driscoll later fell back as Johnson and Powers went head-to-head. With one lap to go, Johnson put some distance between himself and Powers and the gap never closed. Johnson finished first with Powers in second and Driscoll in third. Damiani outsprinted fellow Italian Frattini for fourth and fifth, respectively, while Anthony finished sixth.

Elite Women:

Place Name Time Team
1 Meredith Miller 0:39:43 California Giant-Specialized
2 Laura Van Gilder 0:39:58 C3 Athletes Serving Athletes
3 Sally Annis 0:39:59 p/b JRA Cycles
4 Natasha Elliott 0:40:09 Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy
5 Maureen Bruno Roy 0:40:17 Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles
6 Wendy Simms 0:40:23
7 Arley Kemmerer 0:40:27 C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
8 Andrea Smith 0:40:32 LadiesFirst Racing
9 Sara Bresnick-Zocchi 0:40:59
10 Kerry Barnholt 0:41:11 Scott Ritchey
11 Linnea Koons 0:41:15 Embrocation Cycling Journal
12 Kaitlin Antonneau 0:41:23
13 Rebecca Blatt 0:41:23 Silver Bull-Central Wheel
14 Kari Studley 0:41:37 Redline
15 Kristin Gavin 0:41:41 Team CF
16 Christina Tamilio 0:41:43 LadiesFirst Racing
17 Anna Barensfeld 0:42:08 LadiesFirst Racing
18 Crystal Anthony 0:42:08 LadiesFirst Racing
19 Rebecca Wellons 0:42:16 Pedro’s
20 Nicole Thiemann 0:42:28 Team CF
21 Lenore Pipes 0:42:40 The Wistar Institute
22 Sarah Krzysiak 0:42:43
23 Allison Snooks 0:42:45 LadiesFirst Racing
24 Melissa Ross 0:42:46 Team MMWR-Landry’s Bicycles
25 Cassandra Maximenko 0:43:00 silverbull centralwheel
26 Marilyn Ruseckas 0:43:31 Seven Cycles-NoTubes-FitWerx
27 Ann D’Ambruoso 0:43:35 LadiesFirst Racing
28 Lara Kroepsch 0:43:43 Hudz-Subaru
29 Frances Morrison 0:44:00 Wheelhouse-NCC
30 Marian Jamison 0:44:27 Seaside Cycle
31 Laura Ralston 0:44:29 MIT
32 Amy Cutler 0:45:01 Team EPS CSS p/b Brielle Cyclery
33 Darcy Foley 0:45:10 Bicycle Concepts
34 Jessica Hayes-Conroy 0:45:22 North Atlantic
35 Pauline Frascone 0:45:32 Bicycle Concepts
36 Evie Edwards 0:46:00 Performance Bicycle Racing
37 Jocelyn Mauldin 0:46:31 Mock Orange Bikes
38 Clara Kelly 0:46:34 NEBC-Cycle Loft-Devonshire Dental
39 Janis Sandlin 0:46:36 Tough Girl-Scott
40 Kristine Church 0:46:43 Human Zoom-Pabst Blue Ribbon
41 Kathrin Schumacher DNF Guy’s Racing

Elite Men:

Place Name Time Team
1 Timothy Johnson 1:02:20
2 Jeremy Powers 1:02:35
3 James Driscoll 1:02:59
4 Luca Damiani 1:03:38 Kenda p/b Geargrinder
5 Davide Frattini 1:03:39 Hudz-Subaru
6 Jesse Anthony 1:04:07 California Giant-Specialized
7 Valentin Scherz 1:04:36 Cyfac-Champion System p/b Revolution Wheelworks
8 Tristan Schouten 1:04:37 Prima
9 Justin Lindine 1:04:38’s Garage-Scott
10 Jerome Townsend 1:04:39’s Garage-Scott
11 Derrick St John 1:05:07 Garneau-Club Chaussure-Ogilvy
12 Dylan Mcnicholas 1:05:15 Pedro’s Race Team
13 Adam Myerson 1:05:27 Cycle-Smart
14 Ryan Trebon 1:05:52 Kona
15 Luke Keough 1:06:05 Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
16 Philip Wong 1:06:28 Antero Resources-Seaside Cycle
17 Shawn Milne 1:06:32 Antero Resources-Seaside Cycle
18 Nicholas Weighall 1:06:53 California Giant-Specialized
19 Steve Fisher 1:06:55 Rad Racing NW-Hagens Berman LLP
20 Matthew O’Keefe 1:06:56 CYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM
21 Evan McNeely 1:07:13 EMD Serono-Specialized
22 Simon Lambert Lemay 1:07:29 SpiderTech p/b Planet Energy
23 Zachary Hughes 1:07:40
24 Nicholas Keough 1:07:47 Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
25 Christian Favata 1:07:48 Favata’s Tablerock Tours and Bikes
26 Daniel Chabanov 1:07:54
27 Thierry Laliberte 1:08:09 Xprezo-Borsao
28 Jesse Keough 1:08:09 Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
29 Cary Fridrich 1:08:11 Embrocation Cycling Journal p/b Mad Alchemy
30 Aroussen LaFlamme 1:08:20 Xprezo-Borsao
31 William Goodfellow 1:08:23 Ride with Rendall
32 Brian Wilichoski 1:08:28
33 Shawn Adamson 1 lap Cycle-Smart
34 Emmanuel Goguen 1 lap’s Garage
35 David Wilcox 1 lap Pedro’s Race Team
36 Colin Reuter 1 lap
37 John Burns 1 lap
38 Stephen Pierce 1 lap Cambridge Bicycle-Igleheart Frames
39 Kevin Wolfson 2 laps Independent Fabrication
40 Peter Bradshaw 2 laps Embrocation Cycling Journal
41 Michael Wissell 2 laps B2C2
42 Matteo Dal-Cin 2 laps
43 Gregory Whitney 2 laps B2C2 p/b Boloco
44 John Peterson 2 laps
45 Pascal Bussieres 2 laps Team Spirit-Cannondale p/b Rhus Elementi
46 Peter Hurst 2 laps AXA Equitable Cycling Team-CRCA
47 Marc-Andre Daigle 2 laps Garneau-Club Chaussures-OgilyRenaud
48 Ryan O’Hara 2 laps
49 Michael Hemme 2 laps Courage
50 Ryan Kelly 2 laps
51 Conor O’Brien 2 laps EMD-Serono-Specialized
52 Collin Huston 2 laps Moots
53 Corey Knowles 2 laps Team ROG
54 Christopher Dale 2 laps Raleigh All Stars p/b Southeastern Ortho
55 Isaac Howe 3 laps Team Mountain Khakis
56 James Harmon 3 laps 503 Cycleworx-LHCC
57 Cort Cramer 3 laps Svelte Cycles
58 Jeremy Kimmel 3 laps Sexual Camel
59 Pierre Vanden Borre 3 laps Embrocation Cycling Journal-Mad Alchemy
60 Adam Snyder 3 laps Team Jamis
61 Kiernan Orange 3 laps Ride with Rendall
62 Tom Gosselin 4 laps Frank Bikes p/b Kennebunkport Bicycle Co.
63 Joshua Friedman 4 laps NYC Velo
64 Alistair Sponsel 4 laps Van Dessel Factory Team
65 Joshua Lehmann 4 laps Pedro’s Race Team
66 Rodrigo Moraes 4 laps Edgartown Bicycles
67 Daniel Zotter 5 laps Team ROG
68 David Sommerville 5 laps Cyfac-Champion System Racing Team p/b Revolution Wheelworks
69 Jonathan Awerbuch 5 laps
70 Erik Box DNF Cycles Devinci
71 Pierrick Naud DNF Rocky Mountain
72 Adam Sullivan DNF Wheelhouse-NCC
73 John Hanson DNF Silver Bull-Central Wheel
74 Pierre-Etienne Boivin DNF Team Spirit p/b Cannondale
75 Antoine Duchesne DNF Cycle Regis
76 Dave Hackworthy DNF Clement CX

Stay tuned for race photos!