Rosenholtz, Timm, Take Witches Cup to Secure Series Wins for Their Teams

The traditional Witches Cup race around the Salem, MA green was back for 2016. For elite women, Leslie Timm smashed her way through the evening criterium, dominating the numerous prime sprints before comfortably taking the race win for her Sunapee/Continental Paving/Buchikas team. With Emma Collins and Danielle Ruane also in the top 20, the team scored enough points to hold off second place Green Line Velo / Zipcar in the overall team standing for the summer-long series.

The series title for elite men was done and dusted before Salem, with the men of Green Line Velo holding an insurmountable lead. To ice the cake, Green Line’s Sam Rosenholz scored the win at Salem, with teammate John Harris scoring third place just behind Ansel Dickey from Astellas.

Each team claimed $500 in winnings for overall title in the the six criterium race series, which began with the Longsjo Classic race June 24-26.

Crit Summer: A Hot Night of Racing in Beverly

Sam Rosenholtz takes the win for Green Line Velo, looking to give his team a virtual lock on the top spot at 601 pts with only the Salem Witch’s Cup remaining. Second place Rally Pro Cycling with 516 pts isn’t racing the post-Longsjo events, while third place BikeReg Elite Cycling is at a distant 264 pts.

Ellen Noble does it again for Aspire Racing, scoring her 3rd win and 4th podium in New England Criterium Summer. Noble is a one-woman team, and by herself is third in the standings with 432 pts. Rounding out the Beverly podium were Danielle Ruane and Leslie Timm, both from Sunapee/Continental Paving/Buchikas, putting their team atop the standings with 496 pts. Green Line Velo is sandwiched between in second place with 464 pts.

Full results to follow

Standings after Keith Berger Memorial

  Elite Men
Place Team Berger Total
1 Rally Pro Cycling 516
2 GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipcar 210 466
3 BikeReg Elite Cycling 21 210
4 CRCA/The Weather Channel Giant Cycling Tea 184
5 PSL  cycling 138
6 Team ERRACE p/b DSO Manufacturing 90 130
7 Minuteman Road Club 72 129
8 Cycle-Smart 124
9 1K2GO SPORTS RACING 120
10 Cannondale Sports Lingo Jingo 64 110
11 Team Metra / XRCEL / Cycles 54 99
12 Reynolds Roofing CRJ 16 86
13 Race CF 84
14 Lupus Development Team 74
15 ENGVT – UnTapped 72 72
16 Astellas Cycling Team 69
17 CRCA/GF Capital/ H&E Ent. 66 66
18 Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.com 63
19 Cheshire Cycle Racing 42 54
20 Monster Media Racing/Fasturdays 48
21 Squid Bikes 45
22 beyondCX 30
23 CCB Racing 30
24 Yale University 30 30
25 CT Cycling Advancement Program 27 27
26 Fusion Cycles/Families Together LLC 27
27 KMS Cycling 24 24
28 B2C2 p/b Boloco 8 21
29 NEXT-BMB 21
30 Cyclonauts Racers 18 18
31 Grinta! p/b Best Buddies Challenge 18
32 POLARTEC 14
33 Team Six One Four 12 12
34 Laughing Dog 10
35 Community Bicycle Racing 9
36 Team Romeo 9 9
37 Horst Engineering Cycling Team 7 7
Elite Women
Team Berger Total
1 Sunapee/Continental Paving/Buchikas 24 324
2 Aspire Racing 312
3 GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipcar 138 312
4 Fearless Femme Racing 282
5 Rally Cycling 252
6 Team ERRACE p/b DSO Manufacturing 90 252
7 H+H Racing 215
8 Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell 212
9 pedalpowertraining.com 127 176
10 PVC p/b ChiroSportsHealth 60 137
11 Team Good Life 120 120
12 CRCA/ Velo Classic p/b Stan’s NoTubes 106
13 Farm Team Elite Women’s Cycling 39 72
14 Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 72
15 CRCA/Dave Jordan Racing 66 66
16 Team ProPower Coaching 42 42
17 CRCA/Breakaway/Boomer/Carve 36 36
18 Level Eleven Racing p/b PB2 34
19 Monster Media Racing 33
20 Riverside Racing 30
21 Sherpa 27 27
22 Babylon Bike/ 4 Kidz Velo 18
23 B2C2 p/b Boloco 17
24 Tall Sock Racing 12
25 BikeReg.com 8
26 Minuteman Road Club 8

Standings after Longsjo Races

New England Criterium Summer
Overall Team Standings
Elite Men
Place Team Leominster Worcester Fitchburg Total
1 Rally Pro Cycling 162 162 192 516
2 GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipcar 156 7 93 256
3 BikeReg Elite Cycling 24 54 111 189
4 CRCA/The Weather Channel Giant Cycling Tea 100 24 60 184
5 PSL  cycling 48 90 138
6 Cycle-Smart 54 66 4 124
7 1K2GO SPORTS RACING 120 120
8 Team Metra / XRCEL / Cycles 54 9 36 54 99
9 Race CF 16 68 84
10 Lupus Development Team 44 30 74
11 reynolds roofing / CRJracing 7 27 36 70
12 Astellas Cycling Team 48 21 69
13 Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.com 60 3 63
14 Minuteman Road Club 3 42 12 57
15 Monster Media Racing/Fasturdays 10 38 48
16 Cannondale Sports Lingo Jingo 16 30 46
17 Squid Bikes 27 18 45
18 Team ERRACE p/b DSO Manufacturing 18 14 8 40
19 beyondCX 30 30
20 CCB Racing 9 5 16 30
21 Fusion Cycles/Families Together LLC 9 18 27
22 NEXT-BMB 21 21
23 Grinta! p/b Best Buddies Challenge 4 14 18
24 POLARTEC 14 14
25 B2C2 p/b Boloco 6 7 13
26 Cheshire Cycle Racing 12 12
27 Laughing Dog 10 10
28 Community Bicycle Racing 9 9
Elite Women
Place Team Leominster Worcester Fitchburg Total
1 Aspire Racing 120 120 72 312
2 Sunapee/Continental Paving/Buchikas 120 102 78 300
3 Fearless Femme Racing 90 72 120 282
4 Rally Cycling 72 90 90 252
5 H+H Racing 86 81 48 215
6 Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell 80 72 60 212
7 GREEN LINE VELO driven by Zipcar 68 55 51 174
8 Team ERRACE p/b DSO Manufacturing 43 65 54 162
9 CRCA/ Velo Classic p/b Stan’s NoTubes 19 24 63 106
10 PVC p/b ChiroSportsHealth 27 14 36 77
11 Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 30 42 72
12 http://www.pedalpowercoaching.com 21 14 35
13 Level Eleven Racing p/b PB2 18 16 34
14 Farm Team Elite Women’s Cycling 16 17 33
15 Monster Media Racing 12 21 33
16 Riverside Racing 30 30
17 Babylon Bike/ 4 Kidz Velo 9 9 18
18 B2C2 p/b Boloco 8 3 6 17
19 pedalpowertraining.com 9 5 14
20 Tall Sock Racing 12 12
21 BikeReg.com 4 4 8
22 Minuteman Road Club 8 8

NE Crit Week — Now Crit Summer!

The bike racing calendar has been shuffled a bit, so New England Criterium Week is now New England Criterium Summer. More details to come, but here’s the line-up:

  1. Longsjo Classic, June 24-26. Leominster, Worcester, and Fitchburg MA
  2. Keith Berger Memorial, July 2. New Britain, CT
  3. Gran Prix of Beverly, July 27 (Wed). Beverly MA
  4. Salem Witches Cup, August 10 (Wed). Salem MA

$500 awarded to the best men’s and women’s elite teams

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