35 women took off on day two for a course that was largely reversed
Last year, several inches of snow on unfrozen grounds turned the course into a mudder’s delight, with running taking precedence over riding. This year, the course was hard and mostly dry, making the course, save a set of barriers, completely rideable, despite the frequent elevation changes—over 220 feet of climbing per 1.5 mile lap, sharp turns, and side hills.
West and McFadden controlling the front
For the elite women, the question was: could the Pivot-Maxxis duo of Courtenay McFadden and Ruby West use tactics to work over Rebecca Fahringer of Kona Maxxis? They couldn’t, as Fahringer continued her en fuego season. On Sunday, the Pivot women got closer to their goal, controlling the race for the first half, but unable to respond when Fahringer decided it was time to fire the jets.
Taylor Kuyk-White proving Richard Sachs’ steel is lit
For the elite men, newly-crowned Pan-American champ Kerry Werner of Kona Maxxis had to contend with three Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com riders: national champ Stephen Hyde, former Pan-Am champ Curtis White, and newcomer Lane Maher. He was in a hard spot, as the three amigos got to the front immediately both days and soon after started to tenderize Werner. They swept the podium both days, with White winning both.
Britt Mason of Shadow tailed by Leslie Lupien of Velocio NECX
Philly Bike Expo’s Rachel Rubino working the first climb
New Jersey’s ageless Stacey Barbossa riding to 11th, while Emily Curley behind her passed and moved up to fifth
Lupien readying for a descent
Fahringer with no one else in the picture
Cannondale already making it hard on Werner
White letting the bike’s speed carry him over the barriers
Climbing out of the serpentine forest
Carving turns at full gas
Lane Maher getting freedom
Hyde sprinting out of the turns
Allan Schroder grooving to the northeastern hustle
A handful of seconds past 60 minutes for ten laps
Rockland Supercross Cup 2019 Day 2 Women Result:
1. Rebecca Fahringer (USA) Kona Maxxis Shimano in 40:45
2. Courtenay McFadden (USA) Pivot-Maxxis Pb Stans Notubes at 0:12
3. Ruby West (Can) Pivot Maxxis P/B Stans Notubes at 0:44
4. Carla Williams (USA) Deschutes Brewery Cyclocross Team at 1:33
5. Emily Curley (USA) Corner Cycle at 1:44
6. Rachel Rubino (USA) Philly Bike Expo at 1:50
7. Lizzy Gunsalus (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld at 1:58
8. Kathryn Cumming (USA) Jalapeno Cycling at 2:02
9. Taylor Kuyk-White (USA) Rscx – House Ind – Dwr – Hm at 2:28
10. Meghan Owens (USA) Hands-On Cycling at 2:43.
Rockland Supercross Cup 2019 Day 2 Men Result:
1. Curtis White (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld in 1:00:11
2. Lane Maher (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld at 0:17
3. Stephen Hyde (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld at 0:34
4. Kerry Werner (USA) Kona Maxxis Shimano at 1:04
5. Travis Livermon (USA) at 1:10
6. Sam Noel (USA) Comp Edge Racing/Uvm Cycling at 1:34
7. Allan Schroeder (USA) High Desert Hustle at 1:55
8. Grant Ellwood (USA) Pivot Maxxis Pb Stan’s Notubes at 2:47
9. Cooper Willsey (USA) Bicycle Express Racing at 2:58
10. Nicholas Lando (USA) Competitive Edge Racing at 3:24.
Thanks to Marco Quezada at marcoquezada.com for the photos.