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Driscoll, Van Gilder dominate at the NBX Grand Prix

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Laura Van Gilder (C3/Sollay) swept the final two rounds of the 2008 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series this weekend at Goddard Park in Warwick, Rhode Island, with Driscoll and Rebecca Wellons (Ridley) taking the overall 2008 series.[nid:85723]

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2008 NBX Grand Prix, Day 2: Driscoll leads in the snow.

2008 NBX Grand Prix, Day 2: Driscoll leads in the snow.

Photo: Mark Suprenant

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Laura Van Gilder (C3/Sollay) swept the final two rounds of the 2008 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series this weekend at Goddard Park in Warwick, Rhode Island, with Driscoll and Rebecca Wellons (Ridley) taking the overall 2008 series.

2008 NBX Grand Prix, Day 2: Van Gilder used her Euro form to dominate the weekend in Rhode Island

2008 NBX Grand Prix, Day 2: Van Gilder used her Euro form to dominate the weekend in Rhode Island

Photo: Mark Suprenant

When push came to shove, there was no one in the field that could match the accelerations of Driscoll and he was not contested either day. The race within the race was for second on each day, contested right to the end. Nick Keough (Jittery Joe’s/Sonic) recovered well from a miserable second half last week in Sterling to outsprint Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart/Van Dessel) to take the silver on Saturday, while Justin Spinelli (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Boathouse) showed Derrick St. John (Stevens Cross) and the rest of the field on Sunday he is on good form heading towards next week’s national championships.

2008 NBX Grand Prix, Day 2: Driscoll's Vermont heritage comes through in the snow.

2008 NBX Grand Prix, Day 2: Driscoll’s Vermont heritage comes through in the snow.

Photo: Mark Suprenant

Driscoll’s win on Saturday gave him enough to secure the series win, while Matt White (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage) finished comfortably in second overall. Justine Lindine capped off a stellar 2008 campaign with a third place finish in the overall series.

2008 NBX Grand Prix, Day 2: Wellons on the beach.

2008 NBX Grand Prix, Day 2: Wellons on the beach.

Photo: Mark Suprenant

Van Gilder came to Rhode Island off a very successful first campaign in Europe, and she took on all comers and conquered for two wins in two days. She had to work the full 40 minutes on Saturday as Natasha Elliott (Stevens) stuck with her until the end, but she decided to do it by herself on Sunday, as her win was a clear 31 seconds.

Wellons’ two top five finishes on the weekend were enough to maintain her lead and win her first Verge series. Sally Annis (NEBC/CycleLoft/Devonshire Dental) leapfrogged into second place in the series with a similar duo of top five finishes. Amy Dombroski, who won the first four races of the series, was third overall.

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Results

Men’s Results: | (Women’s Results)


1. Jamey Driscoll Cyclocrossworld.com/cannondale in 0:59:05 Jericho VT
2. Justin Spinelli Rgm Watches-Richard Sachs-Boathouse Inc in 0:59:17 Nashua NH
3. Derrick St John Stevens Cross in 0:59:20 Cornwall ON
4. Adam Myerson Cycle-Smart in 0:59:27 Boston MA
5. Nicholas Keough Sonic/ Louis Garneau in 0:59:38 Sandwich MA
6. Matt White Bikereg.com / Joe’s Garage in 1:00:14 Leeds MA
7. Matthew O’keefe Ccb/volkswagen in 1:00:23 Ipswich MA
8. Matt Kraus Rgm Watches – Richard Sachs – Boathouse Inc in 1:00:23 Pleasantville NY
9. Justin Lindine Targetraining in 1:00:23 Maplecrest NY
10. Alec Donahue Bikereg.com / Joe’s Garage in 1:01:28 Easthampton MA
11. Jerome Townsend Ridley Factory Team in 1:01:32 Princeton MA
12. Nathaniel Ward Bikereg.com / Joe’s Garage in 1:01:32 Albany NY
13. Rickey Visinski Exodus Road Racing in 1:02:02 Bridgeport CT
14. Josh Dillon Fiordifrutta / Cannondale in 1:02:22 Essex Junction VT
15. Adam Snyder 3-D Racing in 1:02:41 Westminster MA
16. J Gabriel Lloyd Targetraining in 1:02:48 New York City NY
17. Peter Rubijono Embrocation/igleheart/cambridge/mad Alchemy in 1:03:11 Somerville MA
18. John Burns Bikeman.com in 1:03:35 Yarmouth ME
19. Todd Wheelden Portland Velo Club/kona/661 in 1:03:50 Kents Hill ME
20. Will Dugan Richard Sachs in 1:04:49 Burlington VT
21. Dan Langlois Embrocation/ Circle A Cycles in 1:04:58 Philadelphia PA
22. Mukunda Feldman Spooky in 1:06:10 Easthampton MA
23. Peter Bradshaw Embrocation/igleheart/cambridge/mad Alchemy in 1:06:38 Boston MA
24. Jonathan Bruno Ft / If Powered By Lionette’s in 1:07:51 Boston MA
25. Joshua Friedman The Devil’s Gear/new Haven Bicycling Club in -1LAP New Haven CT
26. Michael Patrick Bikebarn Racing in -1LAP Milford CT
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Women’s Results: | (Men’s Results)

1. Laura Van Gilder C3 Sollay in 41:19 Cresco PA
2. Natasha Elliott Emd Serono/stevens in 41:50 Cornwall ON
3. Rebecca Wellons Ridley Factory Team in 42:04 Woburn MA
4. Sally Annis Nebc/cycle Loft/devonshire Dental in 42:37 Nashua NH
5. Anna Milkowski Velo Bella-Kona in 42:49 New Haven CT
6. Cris Rothfuss Nebc/cycle Loft/devonshire Dental in 42:57 Medford MA
7. Amy Wallace Rgm Watches – Richard Sachs – Boathouse Inc in 43:06 Andover MA
8. Andrea Smith Minuteman Road Club in 43:25 Medford MA
9. Linnea Koons International Bicycle in 44:02 Somerville MA
10. Crystal Anthony in 44:26 Beverly MA
11. Vicki Thomas Ottawa Cross in 44:42 Ottawa ON
12. Anna Mcloon Harvard University Cycling Association in 45:22 Cambridge MA
13. Callie Mcdowell Boston University in 45:33 Salem MA
14. Perri Mertens Embrolation in 45:55 Norfolk MA
15. Rebecca Blatt Team Kenda Tire in 46:21 West Hartford CT
16. Mackenzie Dickey Verge Sport Test Pilot in 46:56 Cambridge MA
17. Sarah Coney Ride With Rendall in 47:07 Orleans ON