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The final race of the 2012 Cross the Bay Cyclocross Series is almost here. Where do YOU rank?

After three months of high-speed action, the first year of Cross the Bay is almost in the books. From Breezeway to Northmen to Civic Center Cross, it’s been a great series of ‘cross from Einstein Cycles and North Country Cycle Sport. 

The points race has been pretty close, but with co-leader Jorden Wakeley sitting out the third race the door swung wide open for John Cowan to run away with it. BISSELL’s Mike Anderson made the trip over to race in Traverse City. Einstein fielded a strong squad but couldn’t manage to break onto the podium. Cowan, however, didn’t have quite enough to take the full points haul behind Mike Anderson and teammate Chad Wells.

Kim Chapman didn’t show for Algoma, and Einstein took the opportunity to take full points with the Queen Mum, Johanna Schmidt. Behind Schmidt waltzed in Chelsea Strate, moving up the overall after great rides at Civic Center and Northmen Cross.

The Men’s B is completely loaded, and with Einstein Racing’s John Leach still looking for an upgrade, he stayed down in B to try and take full points. He definitely got a workout in, though, with Steve Andriese singlespeeding alongside Leach before being disqualified for excessive aerodynamics. Ryan Bolin, Chris Kushman and Ross Gibbs all had a lot to gain with strong rides, and gathered up some valuable points at Civic Center Cross #1.

Einstein Racing looked to be well behind NCCS in the team competition but with another home race left they may catch back up with a strong local showing. Hagerty had the best improvement in the first TC race, with Craig Webb, Michelle Howard, Jake Ellis and a whole slew of racers taking the start line.

Men’s A

21 John Cowan NCCS
18 Jorden Wakeley Einstein Racing
13 Chad Wells NCCS
10 Mike Anderson BISSELL
6 Ty Schmidt Einstein Racing
5 Aaron Beebe East Hills Velo
3 Brian Hancock Team Sandbag
3  Jeff Haney
2 Jason Lowetz Einstein Racing
1 Ryan Kennedy Einstein Racing
1 Todd Friedinger
1 Pete Skellinger Priority Health

Men’s B

18 Chris Kushman Einstein Racing
10 Bennett Paul Einstein Racing
10 Paul DeBeer Algoma Bicycle Co.
10 John Leach Einstein Racing
9  Ross Gibbs NCSS
5 Craig Webb Hagerty Cycling
3 Jacob Ellis Hagerty-TOLaw U-25
3 Jason Whittaker Einstein Racing
3 Johnathan Evans
3 Ryan Bolin Einstein Racing
2 Paul Nichols MMM
2 Jason Luther
2 Matt Anderson
2 Yaro Ireland
2 Tom Welch
2 Steve Schnell
2 Trevor Kingsbury NCCS
2 Wes Sovis Hagerty-TOLaw U-25
2 Cody Sovis Hagerty-TOLaw U-25
2 Tim Jenema Hagerty Cycling
2 Dennis Bean-Larson Hell-Yes/ERG! Energy Bar
1 John Ammond Einstein Racing
1 Jason Luther Algoma Bicycle Co.
1 Chad Wells NCCS
1 John Cowan NCCS
1 Ben Doorbos
1 Steve Demidavich
1 Kevin Wright Twisted Stone/LAT45
1 Scott Beal NCCS
1 Micky Humpula Einstein Racing
1 Aaron Kitchser NCCS
1 Dan Packer City Bike Shop
1 Yarro Ireland
1 Scott Howard Hagerty Cycling
1 Matt Anderson
1 Glen Ruczynski City Bike Shop
1 Dave Bucholtz Hagerty Cycling
1 Tom Welch
1 Jim Beebe
1 Steve Andriese Hagerty Cycling

Men’s C

19 John Ammond Einstein Racing
10 Glen Ruczynski City Bike Shop
10 Ryan Bolin Einstein Racing
10 Rob Goepfrich “Men With Mustaches”
9 Aaron Kitscher NCCS
8 Spencer Payne EpicHappens
6 Todd Shepard NCCS
5 Rob Goepfrich kolotc.com
4 Eric Franckowiak NCCS
3 Jim Picotte
4 Tony Talentino Einstein Racing
2 Gary Chastain Einstein Racing
1 Sky Foster
1 Jimmy McKenna Einstein Racing
1 Robert Shepard NCCS
1 Dave Bucholtz Hagerty Cycling
1 Mat Mulligan BrickHeads
1 Jason Walter
1 Patrick Shepard NCCS
1 Keith Conway
1 Andy Grow Over the Shoulder Racing
1 Trevor Kingsbury NCCS
1 Brian Emmons

Women’s A

20 Kim Chapman Algoma Bicycle Co.
16 Chelsea Strate Einstein Racing
10 Johanna Schmidt Einstein Racing
10 Tina Dominic NCCS
8 Laura Melendez Priority Health
3 Christina Balch NCCS
3 Monica ToryVelo-Bella Sport

Women’s C

16 Kimberlee Kelley NCCS
10 Amy Haney Real Women Tri
10 Emily Savickis
10 Arianne Whittaker
8 Linda Larson NCCS

8 Christina Balch NCCS
5 Nancy Lange
3 Beth Carrington NCCS

Women’s B 

10 Michelle Howard Hagerty Cycling
8 Arianne Whittaker

Junior 

30 Haley Fogo NCCS
18 Zak Backus NCCS
8 Nick Backus NCCS
8 Blake Courtright
3 Noah Lockman NCCS

TEAM COMPETITION 
North Country Cycle Sport: 161 points

Einstein Racing: 134 points
Algoma Bicycle Co.: 31 points
PriorityHealth: 10 points
Hagerty Cycling: 19 points
Hagerty-TOLaw U-25: 7 points
Team Sandbag: 3 points
City Bike Shop: 13