Gloucester Goes National – 2004
Designated by the Ride Magazine as the “New England Nationals”, the Gran Prix of Gloucester, while remaining part of the Verge New England Cyclocross Championship Series, took the next step and became part of the newly formed US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. Of the six races comprising the Series, Gloucester made a weekend of it and became stops #4 and 5 of the USGP series. Despite the unlikey event of a Red Sox World Series victory parade on the same weekend, Gloucester broke all previous attendance records with 500 racers per day contesting the Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester with spectator estimates ranging from 1000-2000.
Saturday saw inclement weather but some intense racing as Anne Knapp rode away from the Women’s field to take a convincing victory while Geoff Kabush took his first Gloucester win.
Sunday’s race saw sunnier skies and Ryan Trebon outsprint Geoff Kabush for the Elite Men’s victory. Despite a bad start, the previous day’s winner Anne Knapp made her way up and attacked furiously to shake the competition by splitting the lead pack in half and dropping mountain bike Olympian Mary McConneloug for the win.
2004 Race Results
Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester #1 Results (Adobe PDF)
Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester #1 Results (HTML)
Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester #2 Results (Adobe PDF)
Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester #2 Results (HTML)