McNeely, Lindine and Schempf on the podium at Providence Day 1. Cyclocross Magazine

McNeely, Lindine and Schempf on the podium at Providence Day 1. © Cyclocross Magazine

Lindine solo-ed to victory for Providence Day 1, the UCI C1 race day. He was followed by Evan McNeely and Weston Schempf in second and third, respectively.

The weather was hot and the UCI points went deep on the first day of the Providence Cyclocross Festival in Rhode Island this weekend. Because the race was a C1, points went 15 deep for both the Men’s and Women’s field, and with racers like Trebon, Powers and Johnson attending the USGP in Fort Collins, this race was a chance for some lesser known racers to make their marks on the course. The extreme heat made officials allow feeding, excluding only the first and last lap, and the men’s field took full advantage, often carrying water bottles as well.

After a small “tangle” at the start of the race, Adam Myerson and Dylan McNicholas were the first two riders to get untangled and out in front. However, the two man “breakaway” in the first ten seconds of the race didn’t last long, and by the end of the second lap, while McNicholas was still off the front, there was a large group of chasers, including Justin Lindine, Myerson and SmartStop teammate Travis Livermon and several others, just a few seconds back.

On the pavement section, an uphill battle toward the finish line with several laps to go, Lindine (the Wolverine) made the jump to McNicholas, handily. Then, he proceeded to drop McNicholas and solo away with five laps to go, causing both the crowd and the announcers to go crazy. He crossed the finish line comfortably in first place, alone for his biggest career win to date: a C1 UCI race.

After crossing the line, Lindine commenting on his back-to-back wins at Night Weasels and then at Providence, saying, “The conditions were so different, compared to Wednesday night’s race you couldn’t have two more different races.” He also stressed that he didn’t start the race at Providence assuming the win would be his, rather, he added, “I was uncertain about how it would go.” But with his fitness dialed in, the “speed race” style of Providence clearly suited “The Wolverine.”

McNicholas flatted his rear tire, giving Canadian U23 rider Evan McNeely and Weston Schempf the chance to battle for second place and third place, rather than third and fourth. McNeely took second handily, leaving Schempf behind before the finishing stretch.

McNeely said after the race, about his bunnyhopping over the barriers, “It was a bit risky but I practiced a lot on the preride and decided it was faster and I out about five seconds on everyone doing it.”

A group of nearly 15 riders went into the last lap battling for fourth place, and McNicholas managed to win the field sprint for that honor.

Justin Lindine on his C1 Win:

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Click here to find out what happened in the Women’s race.

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PlaceU23BibTimeFirst NameLast NameTeamCityState / Joe's GarageNew SalemMA
2170:00:21EvanMcNeelyEMD Serono / SpecializedKingstonON
3160:00:29WestonSchempfC3 Athletes Serving Athletes p/b Twenty20 CyclingRockvilleMD
5190:00:44LukasWinterbergPhiladelphia Cyclocross SchoolHAUETENCH
62240:00:44EricBrunggerPhiladelphia Cyclocross SchoolIllnauCH
7230:00:44TylerWrenBoo BicyclesSalt Lake CityUT
910:01:04DERRICKST JOHNStevens p/b The CycleryOTTOWAON
10120:01:04travislivermonSmart Stop-Mock Orange p/b RidleywintervilleNC
11170:01:16AndrewWulfkuhleC3-Athletes Serving AthletesLancasterPA
1230:01:36AdamMyersonTeam Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStopBostonMA
13290:01:36DanChabanovRGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHSBrooklynNY
14130:01:42AlecDonahueJ.A.M. Fund / NCCEasthamptonMA
153200:01:55LukasMullerPhiladelphia Cyclocross SchoolSteinmaurCH
1690:02:20MIKEGARRRIGANLapierre canada, Giro, shimanoHILLSBURGHON
17270:02:33JeremyDurrinJ.A.M. Fund / NCCAmherstMA
18260:02:39JaredNietersHaymarket/SEAVS RacingHaymarketVA
19150:02:39ChristianFavataRGM WATCHES - RICHARD SACHSKerhonksonNY
20680:02:39GregWhitneyRide Studio CafeAllstonMA
21110:02:55JeromeTownsendSmartStop / MockOrangeBikes pb RidleyPrincetonMA
22440:02:55LukeKeoughChampion System p/b Keough CyclocrossSandwichMA
235510:02:55JesseKeoughChampion System p/b Keough CyclocrossSandwichMA
24330:02:55davidwilcoxCycle-Smartjamaica plainMA
25220:03:07RobertMarionAmerican Classic/BlueMount AiryNC
26460:03:12JonHamblenSmartStop / MockOrangeBikes pb RidleyWinston SalemNC
27400:03:17MARC-ANDREDAIGLEGarneau Club Chaussures Norton RoseQUEBECQC
286350:03:50JeffreyBahnsonVan Dessel Factory TeamNewarkDE
29720:03:58ZoltanTiszaNew YorkNY
30700:03:58michaelwissellB2C2/ BolocoallstonMA
31540:04:01michaelmihalikFreddie Fu Cycling TeamaliquippaPA
33600:04:09StephenPierceEmbrocation Cycling JournalCambridgeMA
347370:04:31PatrickBradleyPhiladelphia Cyclocross SchoolRichwoodNJ
368250:04:38ConorO'brienEMD Serono - SpecializedOttawaON
3720:04:56JoachimParboChallenge TiresAarhusDK
38380:04:56JohnBurnsBurns RacingYarmouthME
39610:04:56HunterPronovostCheshire Cycle Racing - CyclistsAreNotRockstars.comcheshireCT
40320:05:04CaryFridrichEMBROCATION CYCLING JOURNALSomervilleMA
41530:05:21MatthewMeansC3-Athletes Serving AthletesPunxsutawneyPA p/b JRA CyclesDoverNH
43550:05:49JohnMinturnStan's NoTubes / AXA Equitable / CRCAPhiladelphiaPA
449520:05:49synjenmarroccoCorner CyclehansonMA
45660:05:49AdamSullivanEmbrocation Cycling JournalNorth KingstownRI
46710:06:15KevinWolfsonBoston Bicycle SchoolMedfordMA
48670:07:50joshthorntonGG Events LLcDade CityFL
49561LEvanMurphyNYC VeloRidgewoodNY / Joe's GarageRussellMA
51451LAlejandroGuzmanCRCA/FoundationNew YorkNY
52571LRyanO'HaraNorEast CyclingNewtonMA
5364L2AlistairSponselCabinet Racing - Van DesselMiddletownCT
5539L2BenColemanUVM CyclingBurlingtonVT