Helen Wyman soloed to victory for the sixth race in a row. Keith Snyder

Helen Wyman soloed to victory for the sixth race in a row. © Keith Snyder

USGP Sun Prairie may be happening today, but in upstate New York, there’s some UCI action going on as well. With small fields (only 20 registered riders in the Elite Men’s field and 14 registered in the Elite Women’s field) there are some UCI points and some serious payouts that were snatched up today. The Rochester-based race was a six hour drive from Saturday’s Nor’Easter Cross race, and a lot of the pros elected to spare themselves the travel time, since this season will be longer than it has been in years past.

That didn’t stop some of the top pros from entering though, especially not the Euros who are here for early season UCI points. Toeing the line at the start of the Elite Men’s race were Euros Nicolas Bazin, Ian Field and Tom Van Den Bosch, and with them is hometown working man hero, Justin Lindine. In the Elite Women’s race, the riders of note included the three Euro women, Helen Wyman, Gabby Day and Joyce Vanderbeken.

Bazin powered through the course for the win. Keith Snyder

Bazin powered through the course for the win. © Keith Snyder

In the women’s race, Wyman took an early and dominant lead, with Day, Vanderbeken and US racer Popovich in the chase group. Vanderbeken took second, Popovich took third, and Day took fourth after an attack from the Belgian and American.

In the men’s race, Van Den Bosch, Field, Basin, Garrigan and Lindine formed an early lead group, splintering halfway through the ten lap race. Van Den Bosch attacked and had the lead, but said when he saw he still had six laps to go, he didn’t want to continue on the power course alone. Field and Basin caught him, and eventually dropped the Belgian in his last race on US soil for the season. Basin won in a sprint, followed by Field, Van Den Bosch, Lindine and Garrigan.

Field leads through the barriers. Keith Snyder

Field leads through the barriers. © Keith Snyder

Elite Men’s Results:

1BAZIN NicolasBig-Mat Auber 93
2FIELD IanHargroves Cycles
3VAN DEN BOSCH TomAa Drink/Leontien.Nl
4LINDINE JustinBikereg.Com / Joe'S Garage
5GARRIGAN MichaelLapierre Canada
6DURRIN JeremyNorthampton Cycling Club
7CHABANOV DanielConnecticut Yankee Bc
9BURNS CoryFull Moon Vista
9BRAY WayneEmbrocation Cycling Journal
10CHOWN NathanTeam Cf
11GREEN DonnyUnattached
12O'BRIEN ConorEmd Serono - Specialized
13MORSE PeterJetfuel Coffee/Labicicletta
14ADAMS ShawnCycle-Smart Elite
15ADAMSON ShaunJam Fund/Ncc
16ORANGE KiernanRide With Rendall
17LYTWYNEC AndyMvp Health Care Cycling
18HAGERTY PeterTeam Plan C Pb Stevens
DNF3SALIBRA BenjaminBike Loft East

Elite Women’s Results:

1WYMAN HelenKona Factory Racing
2VANDERBEKEN JoyceCycling Vermeeren
3POPOVIC CarolynUnattached
4DAY GabriellaRenner Custom Clothing
5KEMMERER ArleyC3 - Athletes Serving Athletes
6THIEMANN NicoleTeam Cf
7BLATT RebeccaTeam Kenda Tire P/B Geargrinder
8LAFRENIERE JulieStevens Racing P/B The Cyclery
9THOMAS VickiOttawa.Cx
10VAN DORN RosanneTeam Placid Planet
11KRZYSIAK SarahNycross.Com
12HURFORD MollySignaturecycles/Rockstar Games
DNF4HAYES Conroy JessicaNorth American Velo