Minuteman Road Club’s Chris Pare Podiums at Suckerbrook Cross

Chris Pare on his way to 2nd Place at 2011 Suckerbrook ©Elaine DeBitetto

11 Minuteman Road Club members made the trip up to Auburn, NH on an uncharacteristically hot and muggy September 25th Sunday. Chris Pare get an early season podium at the 2011 Suckerbrook Cross as a Cat 3  35+ Master by doing battle with his frequent nemesis, Dan Baker of Backoffice Associates. Chris drew on his bike handling skills to keep things close against an opponent who benefitted from the mostly power-section endowed course in Auburn, NH. At the end, Chris netted the 2nd place spot on the podium ahead of 82 other competitors. Read all of the Suckerbrook race reports in our forum.

 

 

Cyclocross Season Kicks Off With MRC Podium at 2011 QuadCross

Abel Tomkinson rips by during the opening race of the Zanconado Single Speed Series at QuadCross

QuadCycle’s post Labor Day race, QuadCross, has become for many in the NECX world, the unofficial start of the cyclocross season. And what better way to start the season than with a podium by a MRC crosser plus two top 10 finishers!

This year, in addition to the usual eager anticipation of this event, there was the added excitement of racing at a new venue (the Maynard Rod & Gun Club) and, for a short time, the possibility the race might not go off at all. But by the time Sunday rolled around, everything was in place for a great day of racing: good weather, a great venue, a well laid-out course and hundreds of CX’ers rearing to go, this included nearly 20 Minuteman Road Club team members.

In the Cat 4 45+ Masters heat, Paul Debitetto finished 4th and former MRC President Todd Savage crossed the line just behind in 5th place.

Paul Debitetto on his way to 4th in the Cat 4 45+ Masters

Later, in the kickoff race for the inaugural running of the Zanconato Single Speed Series, Doug Kennedy not only won the Newbury Comics “beer prime” by being the first across the barriers, he also  held off a strong field by capturing the 3rd place podium spot. Congratulations!

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