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Fahringer, White the Raddest at 2019 Really Rad Day 2 – Report, Results – Cyclocross Magazine

FALMOUTH, Mass.—For a second day, racers and fans were treated to sunny and crisp New England weather on Sunday at the Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross in Falmouth, Mass. as competition continued at the two-day UCI event. After finishing second on Saturday in a close sprint, Rebecca Fahringer (Kona Maxxis Shimano) powered away to a solo victory. Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) captured his second win of the weekend with a dominant performance.

The event is a continuation of the Plymouth Festival of Cyclocross, which 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.

Elite Women

In the elite women’s race, 38 racers set out on the more technical course of the two days of competition. Saturday’s winner, Katie Clouse (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) would lead early, taking a large group of eight riders with her. But it would be Fahringer who would animate the race.

“I was not sure if I could out-ride Katie today, but I knew that I didn’t want to take it to a sprint after yesterday,” said Fahringer. “I was weakest in the sand, so I wanted to make sure that I was leading into the sand and then I was going to make my move.”

Rebecca Fahringer was again a rider who animated the front of the Elite Women’s race. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 2. © Angelica Dixon

Fahringer would finish fourteen seconds ahead of Clouse. “She (Fahringer) really was pushing on the power sections and I just didn’t have it today to hold onto her,” said Clouse.

Rebecca Fahringer eventually got a gap and took the win. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 2. © Angelica Dixon

Ellen Noble (Trek Factory Racing) would finish in third, 53 seconds behind Fahringer. After suffering a tire mishap on day one, Noble aimed for a strong start for day two. “It was really hard but I wanted to try and defend second wheel,” said Noble.

Elite Women’s podium: Rebecca Fahringer, Katie Clouse and Ellen Noble. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 2. © Angelica Dixon

Elite Men

In the elite men’s race, Curtis White claimed his seventh UCI victory of the season. With Cannondale teammate Lane Maher leading the early laps, White was poised to launch another massive attack, and it simply became a matter of when.

Curtis White waited to attack and then made the most of it. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 2. © Angelica Dixon

“It was a fast day,” noted White. “Lane Maher and I had a good start and we kept the pace pretty high. Similar to yesterday, I got a gap early and started to extend it and I feel like I’m on good form coming into next weekend with Pan-Am Championships, hoping to defend the jersey. I’m really happy with the form, all the accelerations were really sharp and I was riding a really good technical race. I was just focused on bringing my best into every section and coming fast out of them.”

Curtis White celebrates his 7th UCI win of the season. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 2. © Angelica Dixon

White’s teammate, Maher, would finish second, 1 minute and 16 seconds back. Maher patiently waited for the right moment to attack the chase group and hold onto a small gap in the final turns to fend off Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label Racing) who would finish third.

“I backed off a few bike lengths heading into a straightaway with a half a lap to go,” explained Maher. “I wanted to attack before I got to them so I could just zip by them and I think I caught them off guard and that was pretty much it. I just had to put my head down and go.”

Full Elite results are below.

Elite Men’s podium: Curtis White, Lane Maher and Tobin Ortenblad. 2019 Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 2. © Angelica Dixon

In the UCI Junior Men 17-18 division, Magnus Sheffield (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) also swept the weekend, with commanding wins on Saturday and Sunday.

The ProCX Calendar continues next weekend at the Verge Northampton International in Northampton, Mass., Nov. 9-10. It will kick off competition for the Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series.

For more information on the Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross visit reallyradcx.com.

Elite Women Results: 2019 Really Rad Festival of CX

Rank BIB Last Name First Name Result
1 1 FAHRINGER Rebecca 0:45:33
2 3 CLOUSE Katie 0:45:47
3 2 NOBLE Ellen 0:46:26
4 5 NOLAN Caroline 0:46:27
5 11 GUNSALUS Lizzy 0:46:41
6 10 BERNSTEIN Caitlin 0:47:23
7 8 ARMAN Dani 0:47:24
8 12 CURLEY Emily 0:47:29
9 4 ANTHONY Crystal 0:47:57
10 18 HALPIN Allison 0:48:02
11 27 SCHALDACH Emily 0:48:11
12 7 ROSSI Jane 0:48:20
13 13 OWENS Meghan 0:48:21
14 32 CATALE Kelly 0:48:44
15 6 LEGGE Regina 0:49:13
16 38 TAPLIN Stephanie 0:49:22
17 31 AGNEW Kaitlyn 0:49:25
18 25 FACCONE Erin 0:49:46
19 14 USHER Anne 0:49:50
20 16 SCHMID Kaia 0:50:03
21 19 MEICHSNER Anja Genia 0:50:12
22 35 MARION Philicia 0:50:30
23 36 MAY Rhys 0:50:36
24 33 LEGAN Kristen 0:50:50
25 17 BURTON Alexandra 0:51:02
26 30 MOSHER Ryley 0:51:17
27 29 WOOD Heidi 0:51:31
28 20 NORRIS Alix 0:52:17
29 28 NECKERMANN Holly 0:53:06
30 26 HUUKI Elizabeth 0:53:47
31 34 MONTGOMERY Kelli 0:54:20
32 24 GIBERTONI Sarah 1L
33 21 HUYSMAN Caitrin 1L
34 37 MELIKIAN Sara 3L
DNF 9 BUCKLEY MCMAHON Annabel
DNF 15 LUPIEN Leslie
DNF 22 REUTER Christin

Elite Men Results: 2019 Really Rad Festival of CX

Rank BIB Last Name First Name Result
1 1 WHITE Curtis 1:00:54
2 7 MAHER Lane 1:02:10
3 6 ORTENBLAD Tobin 1:02:15
4 4 NOEL Sam 1:02:16
5 9 FREDERICK Ben 1:02:43
6 13 SCHROEDER Allan 1:02:53
7 5 LANDO Nicholas 1:03:15
8 3 DAVIS Merwin 1:03:35
9 16 ANDERSON Jonathan 1:03:42
10 8 BLACKBURN Trent 1:03:55
11 21 NIESEN Christopher 1:04:21
12 12 LEBLANC Jacob 1:04:36
13 20 SCOTT Andy 1:04:47
14 17 OWENS Michael 1:05:13
15 10 MYERSON Adam 1:05:20
16 19 O’CONNOR Finnegan 1:05:22
17 15 BORDEN Andrew 1:05:27
18 24 DIETRICH Michael 1:05:56
19 34 WOLD Travis 1:05:58
20 37 HARRIS John 1:05:58
21 32 LOAIZA Andrew 1:06:16
22 25 BARTON Nathan 1:06:34
23 22 MARION Robert 1:07:06
24 14 CAMERON Molly 1:07:12
25 33 RUSSELL Jeremy 1:07:29
26 35 JUNGE Frederick 1:07:51
27 18 NICHOLAS Andrew 1:07:54
28 28 MARSTON Michael 1:08:39
29 41 GUERNSEY Ben 1L
30 40 HILDEBRAND David 1L
31 27 BRADSHAW Peter 2L
32 42 GOLDEN Christopher 2L
33 26 VAUGHN Daniel 2L
34 23 OWENS Matthew 3L
35 30 MADDOCK Jim 4L
36 29 SUNDQUIST Christian 5L
DNF 31 NORVOLD Christian
DNF 36 KELLER Breeze
DNF 39 GOGUEN Tom
DNS 2 HYDE Stephen
DNS 11 COLLINS Patrick
DNS 38 BIRDSEY Scott