Regina Legge repeats and Curtis White wins in Exeter!

Stop two of Verge Sport New England Crit week moved 90 miles east to downtown Exeter, NH for the 34th edition of the Exeter Classic. Regina Legge (Green Line Velo driven by Zipcar) is now two for two in NE Crit Week, winning in Exeter and defending the Verge Sport jersey. Curtis White (Rally) won the men's race, but the aggressive riding of Chainheart Cycling Development rode James Brookshire into the men's leaders jersey.

 Regina Legge and James Brookshire, current Verge Sport leaders  Katie Busick Photo

Regina Legge and James Brookshire, current Verge Sport leaders Katie Busick Photo

The women's race was evenly matched, and the over $700 in primes was not enough to encourage a group to get off the front. Legge's Green Line Velo team controlled the final laps of the race and delivered her and her leader's jersey to the finish line first, over Emma Bast (Zubaz Racing) and Laura Summers (Team ERRACE p/b DSO Manufacturing).

In the men's race, a few groups managed to get off the front, but none for more than a lap or so - until the final minutes of the race, that is. Then, a group of five fought their way off the front, holding a very small gap that ended in a five man sprint, with Curtis White going home the victor over James Brookshire and Sam Rosenholtz (CCB Velotooler).

Now, there are only five points separating the top four of the men's overall competition!

VERGE SPORT TEAM COMPETITION

 Men's Team Leaders - Chainheart Cycling Development  Katie Busick Photo

Men's Team Leaders - Chainheart Cycling Development Katie Busick Photo

 Women's Team Leaders - Green Line Velo driven by Zipcar  Katie Busick Photo

Women's Team Leaders - Green Line Velo driven by Zipcar Katie Busick Photo

The continued dominance of Regina Legge kept her and her Green Line Velo driven by Zipcar teammates in the yellow Verge Sport leaders socks, and James Brookshire's second place helped solidify Chainheart's lead in the team competition.

BUTCHERBOX.COM MOST SAVAGE RIDER

Ashlyn Woods - top five at collegiate road and crit nationals - took home the butcherbox.com Most Savage Rider award in the women's race. She was all over the front, and went home with $300 in cash primes!

Mike Morse (Colonial Bicycle Company) was the Most Savage Rider in the men's race, burying himself for the Chad Young Memorial Prime with 5 laps to go.

 Mike Morse, men's Most Savage Rider  Katie Busick photo

Mike Morse, men's Most Savage Rider Katie Busick photo