Clif Bar Development CX Team's Danny Summerhill continued his 2007 East Coast swing with an improving 10th place at the UCI C1 Granogue Cyclo-cross in Montchenin, DE. This is a race the team has historically enjoyed coming to, as it's put on by friend-of-the-team Tom McDaniel of the DCCoD.
On a typically hard, technical Mid Atlantic course, Danny stayed in the top 10-15 off the start line, never going over his limit but also riding technically very clean. Eventually Michael Gallegher (US Armed Forces) and Danny dropped the group they were with, Danny taking the sprint for 10th place. Danny was also 2nd U23 behind the in-form Jamey Driscoll (Fiordifrutta), showing his progression over the last few weeks.
This is Danny's top UCI elite result, and with it come valuable points that will get him a better starting position as soon as next week. Tomorrow the team of Danny, team coach John Verheul and ace mechanic Nick Legan travel to the Wissahickon cyclo-cross in PA for round 2 of the Mid Atlantic series, with more UCI points on the line.
Housemate for the weekend Joachim Parbo (CCB Protek), the Danish champion, took out 6th place on the day, ahead of former development team member Troy Wells (Clif Bar).