Ellen Noble and Kevin Goguen are heading into the Exeter Classic as the defenders of the VERGE Sport New England Crit Week leader's jersey. Goguen broke Cole Archmbault's (Green Line Velo) string of back to back wins at Greenfield.
Noble (Trek Factory Racing) was active all day in the Women's Pro 1/2/3 race, eventually getting into a late-race move with Ashlyn Woods. Noble took the $230 crowd prime with Woods at four laps to go, and eventually gapped her break mate to come across the line on her own.
The Men's Pro 1/2/3 race started under cloudy skies, and 20 laps in the skies opened up and it started pouring. The field started with 75 riders, and was eventually whittled down to a main group of 40 or so. It came down to a field sprint, and Goguen (CRCA/Jamison Capital - Cannondale) was able wind up the gears faster than Travis Wold.
Ellen Noble's Trek Factory Racing team - of whom Noble is the only member at Crit Week - is the current women's leader.
Kevin Goguen's CRCA/Jamison Capital - Cannondale is the current men's leader. He and his teammates are going to go into Exeter as the marked riders - both for the individual and team overalls.
Mad Alchemy SPICIEST RIDERS
Lauren LeClaire (Levine Law Group p/b Huseby.com) put in some series efforts in the last few laps of the Women's Pro 1/2/3 in an attempt to get her teammates up to the Noble/Woods split - but it did not come back together. In recognition of her efforts, she earned the Mad Alchemy SPICIEST RIDER award.
Michael Landry (CT Cycling Advancement Program) was in every move that mattered and all over the front of the race, however, the Men's Pro 1/2/3 event came down to a field sprint that Landry was unable to contest. He animated the race and certainly caused a few riders to get popped out of the back - and for this, he is the men's SPICIEST RIDER for the Greenfield Crit.