Round three of the 2006 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series proved a race for the strong, with the Chainbiter 8.0 in Farmington, Conn. going to Davide Frattini (Colavita-Sutter Home) and Mackenzie Dickey (unattached) in the Elite Men�s and Women�s events, respectively. Frattini snuck off the front of the 40-rider Elite Men�s field and held off a late-race surge by Mark McCormack (Clif Bar), who won the sprint for second out a three-rider chase. Always one of the fastest starters on the circuit, Dickey produced a strong race for the duration.
Dickey won her second-ever Verge NECCS race ahead of Amy Wallace (RGM Watches-Richard Sachs-Rex Chiu) with a once again healthy Rebecca Wellons (Gearworks-Spin Arts) rounding out the podium. Matt White (FiordiFrutta) grabbed third in the Elite Men�s race.
Northampton, Mass. Hosts round four of the Verge NECCS tomorrow, Sunday, November 5, at the 16th Annual Cycle-Smart International.
The 2006 Verge NECCS is sponsored by Verge Sport, makers of quality cycling apparel, and specializing in custom clothing orders; Cycle-Smart: Solutions for Cycling, personalized coaching for all cycling disciplines; Felt Bicycles, builders of the best bicycles in the world: BikeReg.com, the official registration service of the NECCS, is the solution for all of your online registration needs for cycling events; Greyhound Juice, warming salves and skin care products for all athletes; and Paul Weiss Photo/Video, the NECCS official photographer and videographer.