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Trebon and Dombroski repeat at the Erdinger Gran Prix of Gloucester

It shook out a bit differently, but the second day of the Erdinger Gran Prix of Gloucester ended up with the same men and women atop the podium: Kona's Ryan Trebon and Velo Bella-Kona's Amy Dombroski. Trebon and national champ Tim Johnson (Cyclocrossworld.com-Cannondale) separated themselves from the field on the first lap and dueled for most of the one hour race on another Indian Summer day on the Massachusetts coast. Just like Saturday, however, Trebon ramped up the pace in the last two laps and Johnson was simply unable to keep up.

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By Steve Frothingham

2008 Gran Prix of Gloucester, day 2: Johnson pushed all day, but could not withstand Trebon at the end.

2008 Gran Prix of Gloucester, day 2: Johnson pushed all day, but could not withstand Trebon at the end.

Photo: Robert Tyszko

It shook out a bit differently, but the second day of the Erdinger Gran Prix of Gloucester ended up with the same men and women atop the podium: Kona’s Ryan Trebon and Velo Bella-Kona’s Amy Dombroski.

Trebon and national champ Tim Johnson (Cyclocrossworld.com-Cannondale) separated themselves from the field on the first lap and dueled for most of the one hour race on another Indian Summer day on the Massachusetts coast. Just like Saturday, however, Trebon ramped up the pace in the last two laps and Johnson was simply unable to keep up.

“It’s not a good way to lose,” Johnson said. “I don’t mind losing in a sprint, but it’s tough when he just rides away from you.”

It was the sixth win in Gloucester for Trebon, putting him in a tie for the most lifetime wins there with Lyne Bessette, Johnson’s wife, who retired after last season.

Trebon, who said he felt jet lagged in Saturday’s race, slept 11 hours Saturday night and reported that he felt much better Sunday. He said his legs feel a bit flat from doing more running training this fall, in preparation for run-heavy races in Europe later in the season. But he said switching from 175 to 177.5 mm FSA cranks this week was a good move.

“It lets me get all the advantage out of my size,” the lanky rider said. He did say the longer cranks take some getting used to. “I hit my pedals a couple times in the corner today.”

Johnson’s teammate Jamey Driscoll was third on the day, riding away from a small chase group on the last lap.

Dombroski leads from the wire

2008 Gran Prix of Gloucester, day 2: Dombroski on her own.

2008 Gran Prix of Gloucester, day 2: Dombroski on her own.

Photo: Mark Suprenant

In the women’s race, national U23 champion Amy Dombroski led virtually from the wire, taking the lead halfway through the first lap and holding a slim lead all the way.

A chase group of four women was never more than 12 seconds behind all day, however. California’s Sarah Kerlin (Rock Lobster) battled with Rebecca Wellons (Ridley), Mo Bruno (Seven Cycles) and Kathy Sherwin (Velo Bella) and the four rarely worked together, allowing Dombroski to remain tantalizingly close for the entire race.

Kerlin and Bruno managed to separate themselves from the others on the final lap, and Kerlin gapped Bruno in the corners and hit the final hill with enough of a lead to hold her off. Wellons, meanwhile, had chased back and passed Bruno on the hill to earn her second third place of the weekend.

Race Note:
Race announcer Richard Fries was back behind the microphone Sunday after a health scare on Saturday.

Fries, 47, suffered what he called a “super-mini” stroke on Saturday and spent the day at Massachusetts General Hospital instead of at Gloucester. He said he felt some dizziness and tingling in his arm and when he went to the hospital was told he had suffered a transient ischemic attack, sometimes called “a warning stroke.”

Fries was tested up and down Saturday and will be going in for most tests, but felt well enough to be back to his usual voluble self at Sunday’s race, although he avoided the Erdinger beer tent’s offerings.

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Results

Men’s results: | ( Women’s results)

1. Ryan Trebon Kona Ventura CA
2. Tim Johnson Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com Beverly MA
3. Jamey Driscoll Cyclocrossworld.com/Cannondale Jericho VT
4. Dan Timmerman Team Race Pro Clay NY
5. Justin Lindine Targetraining Maplecrest NY
6. Andy Jacques-Maynes Specialized/kmc Pb Cal Giant Watsonville CA
7. Jesse Anthony Jamis Beverly MA
8. Matt White Bikereg.com / Joe’s Garage Hadley MA
9. Nicholas Keough Jittery Joe’s/ Sonic Cyclocross Sandwich MA
10. Adam Myerson Cycle-Smart/van Dessel Dorchester MA
11. Josh Dillon Fiordifrutta / Cannondale Essex Junction VT
12. Osmond Bakker Emd Serono Stevens Stittsville ON
13. Matthew O’keefe Ccb/volkswagen Ipswich MA
14. Davide Frattini Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light linden NJ
15. Kevin Wolfson Fi / If Cambridge MA
16. Jake Keough Kelly Benefit Strategies/medifast Sandwich MA
17. Toby Marzot Fiordifrutta / Cannondale Hanover NH
18. Alec Donahue Bikereg.com / Joe’s Garage Easthampton MA
19. Nathaniel Ward Bikereg.com / Joe’s Garage Albany NY
20. Christian Favata Favata’s Tablerock Tours And Bikes kerhonkson NY
21. Matt Kraus Rgm Watches – Richard Sachs – Boathouse Inc Pleasantville NY
22. Rickey Visinski Exodus Road Racing Bridgeport CT
23. Eneas Freyre Targetraining Norwalk CT
24. Tyler Johnson Targetraining Chester CT
25. John Burns Bikeman.com Yarmouth ME
26. Jonathan Awerbuch Noreast Hanover NH
27. Michael Gallagher C3-Sollay.com Chambersburg PA
28. Warren Macdonald Emd Serono/stevens Nepean ON
29. William Dugan Rgm Watches – Richard Sachs – Boathouse Inc Burlington VT
30. William Goodfellow Volkswagen Dorval QC
31. Adam St. Germain Targetraining Burlington VT
32. John Peterson EASTON MA
33. Peter Rubijono Embrocation/cambridge/igleheart/madalchemy Somerville MA
34. Adam Sullivan Nbx/narragansett Beer Cyclocross Team North Kingstown RI
35. Joshua Berry Team Bode sunvalley ID
36. Benjamin Coleman Bikereg.com Cycling Burlington VT
37. Thierny Lalibente Sportif Bromont Shefford QC
38. Eric Thompson Lees-Mcrae College Banner Elk NC
39. Stephen Weller HADLEY MA
40. Mat Ankney Kccx/verge Tulsa OK
41. Ryan Weaver River City Bicycles Portland OR
42. Pete Smith Embrocation Racing/cambridge P/b Mad Alchemy.com MERRIMAC MA
43. Brian Hughes Fast Splits Randolph MA
44. Michael Patrick Bikebarn.com/29ercrew.com Milford CT
45. Ryan Kelly Noreast Cycling Dover NH
46. Michael Norton Verge Sport/test Pilot
47. Tom Gosselin Fitness Together/if Powered By Lionette’s Lewiston ME
48. Jamie Belchak North Atlantic Velo/ Pedros/ Classbook.com Killington VT
49. Scott Dolmat-Connell Metlife P/b Unlose.it Princeton MA
50. Adam Snyder 3-D Racing westminster MA
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Women’s results: | (Men’s results )

1. Amy Dombroski Velo Bella – Kona Boulder CO
2. Sarah Kerlin Hrs/ Rock Lobster Capitola CA
3. Rebecca Wellons Ridley Factory Team Woburn MA
4. Kathy Sherwin Velo Bella – Kona Heber City UT
5. Maureen Bruno Roy Mm Racing P/b Seven Cycles Arlington MA
6. Josie Jacques-Maynes Specialized/kmc Pb Cal Giant Watsonville CA
7. Sally Annis Nebc/cycle Loft/devonshire Dental Nashua NH
8. Anna Milkowski Velo Bella-Kona New Haven CT
9. Amy Wallace Rgm Watches – Richard Sachs – Boathouse Inc ANDOVER MA
10. Kristin Gavin Human Zoom/pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia PA
11. Cris Rothfuss Nebc/cycle Loft/devonshire Dental Medford MA
12. Karen Potter Zanconato Shrewsbury MA
13. Linnea Koons International Bicycle / Global Somerville MA
14. Sara Bresnick-Zocchi Pedalpowercoaching.com/ Landrys Bicycles Arlington MA
15. Katherine Northcott walpole NH
16. Karine Travaillaud Specialized Piedmont QC
17. Perri Mertens Embrocation Racing/cambridge Bicycle Norfolk MA
18. Heidi Von Teitenberg C3-Sollay.com Baltimore MD
19. Kate Scheider Mafia Racing Boulder CO
20. Nikki Thiemann Human Zoom Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia PA
21. Hannah Kirshner Nbx/narragansett Beer Providence RI
22. Kathryne Carr Joe’s Garage Easthampton MA
23. Rebecca Blatt Team Kenda Tire West Hartford CT
24. Michelle Kersbergen Joe’s Garage Florence MA
25. Beth Mason C3-Sollay.com West Point NY
26. Callie Mcdowell Salem MA
27. Brenda Bahnson Independent Fabrication Great Barrington MA
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