Katie Compton overcame a difficult first lap to claw up to second place © Cathy Fegan-Kim

Last time she raced in Kentucky, Katie Compton overcame a difficult first lap to claw up to second place at Worlds. © Cathy Fegan-Kim

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Katie Compton returned to Louisville for the first time since the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships and showed the world her form is coming on strong while Ryan Trebon got the elusive win at Eva Bandman.

Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) attacked on the first lap and never looked back. She left behind her an amazing battle for the remaining two steps on the podium. Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms /Specialized), who is enjoying a breakout cyclocross season, was the only rider to stay with Compton in the early laps before ultimately fading back to join the battle already in progress between Crystal Anthony (Optum Kelly Benefits) and Cal Giant teammate Meredith Miller.

The three traded blows for several laps before dropping Anderson from the group. Eventually Anthony also dropped Miller to ride across the line solo in second place. Anthony, quoted after the race, said it was it was her “best career result to date.” Miller, who has run hot and cold thus far this season, rounded out the podium in third place.

The men’s race was much less of a foregone conclusion. After Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com) took the holeshot, Cal Giant Berry/Specialized rider, Torbin Ortenblad, surged forward and led for the early part of the race.

Trebon made the decision that Ortenblad had enough time on the front and initiated the attack that ultimately made the decisive split in the field taking Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement), Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) and first-year U23 Logan Owen (Cal Giant Berry Farm) with him.  Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com), benefactor of the race, missed the winning move but kept fighting behind.

Trebon, Powers and Berden took turns attacking and Owen was the first victim—left behind in no man’s land while the battle raged ahead of him. On the final lap Trebon put in the attack that ultimately dropped Berden—but Powers kept hitting back. The lead changed five times on the last lap—including twice within sight of the finish. It was the last lead change that put Trebon in the lead coming on to the pavement and awarding him his first win at Eva Bandman Park. Johnson surged in the last laps to finish fourth with Owen rounding the top five.

Elite Women’s Results:

 
 
 
 
RankNameNat.Result
1Katherine COMPTONUSA41:27:00
2Crystal ANTHONYUSA42:25:00
3Meredith MILLERUSA42:40:00
4Elle ANDERSONUSA43:31:00
5Nicole DUKEUSA43:43:00
6Caroline MANIFRA44:02:00
7Amanda MILLERUSA44:24:00
8Kaitlin ANTONNEAUUSA44:34:00
9Emily KACHOREKUSA44:53:00
10Allison ARENSMANUSA45:47:00
11Mackenzie WOODRINGUSA45:51:00
12Rebecca GROSSUSA46:29:00
13Rebecca BLATTUSA46:44:00
14Erica ZAVETAUSA46:49:00
15Meghan KOROLUSA46:53:00
16Chloe DYGERTUSA46:57:00
17Cinthia LEHNERUSA47:16:00
18Julie HUNTERUSA47:24:00
19Carolina GîMEZARG47:28:00
20Katherine SANTOSUSA
21Sierra SIEBENLISTUSA
22Traci RODOSTAUSA
23Marne SMILEYUSA
24Geraldine SCHULZEUSA
25Katherine SHIELDSUSA
26Cooper AMBJORNUSA
27Mackenzie GREENUSA
28Katina WALKERUSA
29Emily SHIELDSUSA
30Rachel DOBROZSIUSA

Elite Men’s Results:

 
 
 
 
RankNameNat.Result
1Ryan TREBONUSA56:52:00
2Jeremy POWERSUSA56:52:00
3Ben BERDENBEL57:11:00
4Timothy JOHNSONUSA57:21:00
5Logan OWENUSA57:31:00
6Daniel SUMMERHILLUSA57:40:00
7Allen KRUGHOFFUSA57:48:00
8Yannick ECKMANNUSA57:58:00
9Justin LINDINEUSA57:58:00
10Brian MATTERUSA58:17:00
11Jeremy DURRINUSA58:23:00
12Curtis WHITEUSA58:26:00
13Zach MCDONALDUSA58:28:00
14Adam CRAIGUSA58:30:00
15Tristan SCHOUTENUSA58:40:00
16Cody KAISERUSA58:43:00
17Isaac NEFFUSA58:45:00
18Kerry WERNERUSA58:49:00
19Ryan KNAPPUSA58:54:00
20Tobin ORTENBLADUSA59:50:00
21Mitchell HOKEUSA1:00:08
22Robert MARIONUSA1:00:29
23Eric THOMPSONUSA1:00:28
24Lewis GAFFNEYUSA1:00:40
25Joseph MALONEYUSA1:01:14
26Josh JOHNSONUSA1:01:22
27Troy WELLSUSA1:01:38
28Rotem ISHAYISR1:01:45
29Westley RICHARDSUSA1:02:01
30Tristan COWIEUSA1:02:16
31Sven BAUMANNGER1:02:25
32Braden KAPPIUSUSA1:02:30
33Joachim PARBODEN1:02:31
34Andrew REARDONUSA1:02:33
35Kevin FISHUSA1:02:39
36Andrew DILLMANUSA1:03:25
37Daniel MILLERUSA
38Skyler TRUJILLOUSA
39Steve TILFORDUSA
40Gunnar BERGEYUSA
41Earl GAGEUSA
42Vance FLETCHERUSA
43John FRANCISCOUSA
44David YOHEUSA
45Stephen BASSETTUSA
46Jason MONKUSA
47Charlie HOUGHUSA
48Travis MONROEUSA
49Elliott BARINGUSA
50Cody PHILLIPSUSA
51Michael DUTCZAKUSA
52Anthony DUSTUSA
53Michael CROUCHUSA
54Zachary CARLSONUSA
55Zach BENDERUSA
56Nathaniel MORSEUSA
57Kevin BURGESSUSA
58Jason MOTTUSA
59Jason KAREWUSA