Cyclocross

Clouse, White Headline Green Sweep at Really Rad Day 1 – Report, Results – Cyclocross Magazine

FALMOUTH, Mass.—On a quintessential fall New England day, racers took on the fast and flowing course of the Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Saturday at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Mass. Now in its second year as part of the USA Cycling Pro Cyclocross Calendar (ProCX), the event features two days of UCI Category 2 (C2) racing.

Katie Clouse (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) sprinted to the top step in the elite women’s race and teammate Curtis White escaped early on lap three for a dominating solo victory.

The event in Falmouth is a continuation of the Plymouth Festival of Cyclocross, which was started as the Plymouth Cyclo Cross in 1977 at the Plymouth-Carver High School. One of the first cyclocross races in the Northeast, the event was host to the 1984 and 1986 USCF Cyclocross National Championships. In 2015, it was rebranded as the Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross, with a focus to attract both beginners and seasoned professionals.

Elite Women

In the elite women’s race, Clouse took early control of the field, leading from the start with a large group of chasers behind her. Ellen Noble (Trek Factory Racing) started in second position but would suffer a tire mishap, leaving her to chase her way back through the field.

Rebecca Fahringer (Kona Maxxis Shimano) would consistently animate the race, with the help of Clouse, splintering down the group of riders to three competitors of Clouse, Fahringer, and Crystal Anthony (LIV Racing).

Becca Fahringer helped animate the front of the Elite Women’s race. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 1. © Angelica Dixon

“We were kind of all playing cat and mouse the first couple of laps, kind of going back and forth,” said Clouse. “It was pretty windy so no one really wanted to go in front. I tried to go at the beginning but I didn’t really have the power to keep it. Then Rebecca went with two or three laps to go pretty hard. and finally last the lap, I was like I gotta go and it was the hardest lap ever trying to keep in front of [Fahringer].”

Katie Clouse and Rebecca Fahringer hit the barriers together. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 1. © Angelica Dixon

Clouse who would reach the pavement first on the final lap and fend off a charging Fahringer to finish first with a time of forty-three minutes and thirty-seven seconds. Anthony would round out the podium finishers in third, thirty-five seconds behind Clouse.

Elite Women’s podium: Katie Clouse, Rebecca Fahringer and Crystal Anthony. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 1. © Angelica Dixon

Elite Men

For the elite men, the Cannondale squad would come out in force with Lane Maher leading the pack. White would quickly take over the pacemaking and strung out the field, shedding down the list of contenders. With five laps remaining, White attacked on the pavement of the finishing stretch and established a gap, which he would hold until the end of the nine lap competition.

Curtis White pushes the pace in the Elite Men’s race. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 1. © Angelica Dixon

“We kept the pace pretty high,” said White. “I hit the front second lap and kept a good pace and got a small gap, kept going on that. I’m feeling good, I’m feeling sharp coming into Pan-Ams, so that was the goal today to keep the momentum going. I’m happy.”

White crossed the line for a solo victory in fifty-seven minutes and fifty-five seconds.

Curtis White celebrates his latest win. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 1. © Angelica Dixon

In a close sprint for second, Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label Racing) would just edge out Sam Noel (UVM Cycling/Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) and Lane Maher (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) with the group finishing thirty-one seconds behind White.

Elite Men’s podium: Curtis White, Tobin Ortenblad and Sam Noel. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 1. © Angelica Dixon

Racing will continue tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 3. For more information visit reallyradcx.com. Follow live updates of the races on twitter from @reallyradcx.

Elite Women Results: 2019 Really Rad Festival of CX

Rank BIB Last Name First Name Country Result
1 3 CLOUSE Katie USA 0:43:37
2 1 FAHRINGER Rebecca USA 0:43:37
3 4 ANTHONY Crystal USA 0:44:12
4 5 NOLAN Caroline USA 0:44:20
5 12 CURLEY Emily USA 0:44:34
6 10 BERNSTEIN Caitlin USA 0:44:57
7 11 GUNSALUS Lizzy USA 0:45:05
8 7 ROSSI Jane USA 0:45:23
9 8 ARMAN Dani USA 0:45:36
10 41 TAPLIN Stephanie USA 0:45:49
11 6 LEGGE Regina USA 0:45:56
12 19 HALPIN Allison USA 0:46:02
13 33 CATALE Kelly USA 0:46:25
14 20 MEICHSNER Anja Genia GER 0:46:50
15 26 SCHALDACH Emily USA 0:46:59
16 32 AGNEW Kaitlyn USA 0:47:02
17 37 NORTHCOTT Katherine USA 0:47:03
18 15 LUPIEN Leslie USA 0:47:18
19 2 NOBLE Ellen USA 0:47:27
20 34 LEGAN Kristen USA 0:47:31
21 23 REUTER Christin USA 0:47:43
22 16 SCHMID Kaia USA 0:47:49
23 30 GROGAN Joanne USA 0:47:49
24 13 OWENS Meghan USA 0:48:08
25 38 MARION Philicia USA 0:48:21
26 17 BURTON Alexandra USA 0:48:49
27 24 FACCONE Erin USA 0:48:56
28 21 NORRIS Alix USA 0:49:04
29 25 HUUKI Elizabeth USA 0:49:07
30 31 MOSHER Ryley USA 0:49:07
31 39 MAY Rhys USA 0:49:09
32 9 BUCKLEY MCMAHON Annabel IRL 0:49:09
33 29 WOOD Heidi USA 0:49:37
34 36 MONTGOMERY Kelli USA 0:50:30
35 35 LITKA Kerry USA 0:50:35
36 27 NECKERMANN Holly USA 0:50:49
37 22 HUYSMAN Caitrin USA 0:50:59
38 18 CARLSON Alex USA 0:51:10
LAP 40 MELIKIAN Sara USA
DNF 14 USHER Anne USA
DNF 28 RICHARD Heather USA

Elite Men Results: 2019 Really Rad Festival of CX

Rank BIB Last Name First Name Country Result
1 1 WHITE Curtis USA 0:57:55
2 7 ORTENBLAD Tobin USA 0:58:26
3 5 NOEL Sam USA 0:58:26
4 8 MAHER Lane USA 0:58:27
5 6 LANDO Nicholas USA 0:59:34
6 14 SCHROEDER Allan USA 0:59:43
7 10 FREDERICK Ben USA 0:59:44
8 18 ANDERSON Jonathan USA 1:00:22
9 4 DAVIS Merwin USA 1:00:50
10 9 BLACKBURN Trent USA 1:01:03
11 22 SCOTT Andy USA 1:01:14
12 23 NIESEN Christopher USA 1:01:23
13 16 BORDEN Andrew USA 1:01:33
14 11 MYERSON Adam USA 1:01:39
15 17 TIMMERMAN Matthew USA 1:01:52
16 13 LEBLANC Jacob USA 1:01:57
17 28 SUNDQUIST Christian USA 1:02:16
18 24 LOAIZA Andrew USA 1:02:32
19 26 KELLER Breeze USA 1:02:38
20 12 COLLINS Patrick USA 1:02:56
21 27 NORVOLD Christian USA 1:03:04
22 33 RUSSELL Jeremy USA 1:03:09
23 42 WOLD Travis USA 1:03:09
24 38 MARION Robert USA 1:03:13
25 34 DIETRICH Michael USA 1:03:24
26 20 NICHOLAS Andrew USA 1:03:34
27 35 MARSTON Michael USA 1:04:07
28 30 JUNGE Frederick USA 1:04:28
29 25 GUERNSEY Ben USA 1:04:36
30 40 CURRAN Sean USA 1:05:11
31 43 BARTON Nathan USA 1L
32 21 O’CONNOR Finnegan USA 1L
33 15 CAMERON Molly USA 2L
34 39 BIRDSEY Scott USA 2L
35 37 BRADSHAW Peter USA 2L
36 29 VAUGHN Daniel USA 2L
37 36 OWENS Matthew USA 2L
38 32 MADDOCK Jim USA 2L
39 41 GOGUEN Tom USA 4L
DNF 31 HARRIS John USA
DNS 2 HYDE Stephen USA
DNS 3 PETROV Spencer USA
DNS 19 OWENS Michael USA