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UVM Domination at Nationals

The University of Vermont sent 6 men and 2 women to compete at the Collegiate National Cycling Championships this past weekend in Fort Collins, Colorado. Saturdays road race saw Jamey Driscoll solo the last 10 miles for the win, with Will Dugan attacking with half a k to go to come in for second. Rose Long came in 38th.

Saturdays Criterium, saw Netana Hotimsky sprint to 8th in the Womens D1 field. The Mens race saw UVM going for intermediate sprints to protect Jamey and Wills Omnium placing, with 4 laps to go Alex Cox, Jamey Driscoll, Will Dugan, and Colin jaskiewicz got to the front to lead it out, delivering Colin to the last corner, in a near perfect postion tio win the crit.

 

Vermont has proven that it's the strongest team at nationals. - VeloNews

 

Close Calls

0.08 seconds was the difference this weekend that ended our run of 2 or more Men's A victories a weekend. The team was just edged out by MIT in the TTT, impressive considering the new team, and lack of any aero equipment. later in the day Lee Peters soloed to win the crit, by taking a flyer with 5 laps to go.

UVM also captured the D1 nationals omnium, which enables us to send 6 men/women to the road race at collegiate nationals. Alex Cox, Scott Dolmat-Connell, Jamey Driscoll, Will Dugan, Colin Jaskiewicz, and Vinnie Scalia are the 6 that will be representing UVM at the championship in may.

Third Week of Back to Back Men's A Wins

With the reemergence of UVM's Womens team, we went on to win the weekend overall for the first time since Delaware.

1. University of Vermont - 221
2. Yale University - 201
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 177

Saturday saw a 4.3 mile time trial, which Tristan Baldwin won the Men's D TT, and Jamey Driscoll came in 2nd in the Men's A TT. Saturday afternoon saw a road race which was contested in a 40 degree downpour. Tristan went on the win the road race as well, coming home with the Yale KOM jersey. In the Men's A race Jamey outsprinted the UNH duo of Josh Lipka and Thom Coupe.

 

Sunday saw a Criterium in downtown New Haven. Nevin Rallis, jumped the Men's C field for his first Men's C win. In the Men's A race, Jamey led out Alex Cox and Colin Jaskiewicz for another 1-2 win.

 

Second Week of Back to Back Men's A Wins

Once again UVM has showed that it is one of the strongest teams in the country. Jamey Driscoll went on to win the Army Hill Climb with a time of 9:55 .

In the Army Criterium, Vinnie Scalia initiated a break first lap with 3 other riders. The break stayed away thanks to Vinnie's work ,and he took the sprint by a bike length.

 

Back to Back Men's A Wins

The UVM Men's A team pulled off back to back victories this past weekend at the Philly Phyler ECCC weekend . Chris Hamlin attacked with 1k to go and held off the 15 man break. The team raced well, putting 4 men in the break, and taking 1-2 in the field sprint.

 

In Sunday's Criterium, the team raced superbly again. Ross Saxton made the break, while the powerhouse of Army and Princeton were forced to chase. with 3 laps to go the break was only a few seconds off the front of the field. with 1 to go, Alex Cox took a flyer off the front setting princeton up to lead it out. Colin Jaskiewicz entered the last corner third wheel with Vinnie Scalia on his wheel. UVM took a commanding 1-2 over princeton' s Nick Bennette.

 

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Hat Trick

Following a 7th place in the Men's U23 race, Will Dugan stormed to victory in the Men's D1 Collegiate National Championship race. After spending the entire race off the front with one other rider, Will attacked with 2 laps to go to solo in as a newly crowned National Champion.

With this victory UVM has held the Men's D1 Collegiate Cyclocross National Championship for 3 years in a row! (Jamey Driscoll 2006, 2007) (Will Dugan 2008)

 
About UVM Cycling

With over seventy active members, UVM Cycling is one of the largest clubs at the University of Vermont. We are a member of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) and compete year round at schools all over the Northeast. Our members range in experience from first time riders to semi-professional racers. UVM Cycling is designed to accommodate the needs and goals of all of our members whether they are aiming to be conference champion, competing for the first time, or simply learning the fundamentals of training and nutrition to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

UVM Cycling is a unique experience that offers something for everyone. If you would like to learn more about the club, our meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8:00 in the Mansfield Room (2nd floor of the Davis Center. Anyone is welcome to attend!

 

 


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