After a long two weeks on the road for four races over 12 days, Jeremy is finally home, with some great results to show from the trip. He had a successful race at CrossVegas last Wednesday night, finishing behind the Sweeck brothers in third place after battling at the front for the first half, before Laurens attacked. Team tactics certainly came into play, but Jeremy managed to stick with Diether Sweeck until the sand pit on the final lap.
Unfortunately, Jeremy had a less than stellar World Cup later that week, and was impacted enough by the heat that he was forced to drop out. The temperatures took a toll on all the racers: World Champion Wout Van Aert collapsed at the finish line, and the UCI officials were forced to allow dousing of riders to try to beat the heat.
Teammate Ellen Noble also had an amazing few races. At Jingle Cross, she rode into 8th place in the World Cup, but she improved on that with a third place in CrossVegas behind teammates Katerina Nash and Catherine Pendrel.
Then, she headed to Madison for the second World Cup of the season, racing against World Champion Sanne Cant, National Champion Katie Compton, and World Cup overall leader from 2016 Sophie DeBoer, plus many other big names in cyclocross.
Ellen’s race was flawless: she sat comfortably in the front group for the entirety of the race, working with Kaitie Keough and Sophie DeBoer after Sanne Cant attacked and broke away from the leaders. In the last lap, Keough created a separation and rode into second place, and Ellen was battling DeBoer for third place. For half a lap, it seemed like Ellen would end up in fourth, but she closed down the small gap DeBoer had created and came into the finish in a blazingly fast sprint, taking her first third place in a World Cup.
New teammate Spencer Petrov skipped CrossVegas but raced in Madison on Friday, taking 12th place in the C2 event. He then managed 33rd in the World Cup race in a massive—and stacked—field.
Next up for the team is KMC Crossfest in Connecticut, so stay tuned!
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