Chris Horner leads a chase group ©Michael 53-12

Chris Horner leads a chase group ©Michael 53-12

Los Angeles, CA – Race two of the Southern California UCI weekend in Griffith Park was much of the same, with brake control and cornering, according to Kona’s Ryan Trebon. The course was much faster for day two and had a lot more flow to it, but there was still a lot of loose technical turns that were slamming racers down like old school Jesse (the Body) Ventura. The time change was a nice addition since riders had an extra hour to rest from the course beating them up on day one. And, the races filled in even more for day two from the early morning Junior races and throughout the day’s fields.

Elite Women:

While Sue Butler (Hudz-Subaru) battled a little more with her teammate on day one, it was all Butler from the start for day two. Butler led out the first lap and continued her charge to victory. The race behind was similar to day one as her teammate Kathy Sherwin (Hudz-Subaru) chased and held off others to solo in 10 seconds off Butler for second. Barb Howe (Ibis and The Danger Twins) was moved up a spot on day two, passing Devon Haskel (Bike Station Aptos) on the second lap to put herself in third, where she stayed strong until the end. In fourth it was Haskel one spot back from her finish on day one, followed by Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co. twenty-12), the strongest of the SoCal riders, who completed the top five in the women’s field.

Elite Men:

It was Ryan Trebon (Kona) again from the start as he did not mess around with the dust clouds and traffic in the first half of lap one. Sid Taberlay (Sho-Air) followed again and held the second position for the first half of the race. Behind Taberlay it was young Jeremy Ferguson (Cal-Giant Specialized) and another U23 rider, Zach McDonald (Rapha-Focus), who were hungry to be on the podium.

After two laps Troy Wells (Clif Bar) was on his way up with the previous day’s winner Adam Craig (Giant Bicycles) in tow, and Ferguson dropped back. Chris Jones (Rapha-Focus) was there in the mix and eventually moved up to pass his teammate McDonald. Taberlay began to fade and let off a bit as Jones and Craig continued to gain on Trebon. With five laps to go, Craig made his move passing Jones to put himself in second position. Then with four to go, again Craig used his fast, smooth descending skills to attack Trebon and take the lead. Craig held the lead for three laps, taking his second win of the Southern California UCI weekend. Trebon cruised in for another solid finish, taking second, followed by Jones. Taberlay, while dropping back a little, was able to hold on for another fourth place finish, and McDonald was in fifth and again the strongest U23.

This was the last of the UCI races for the 2010 season in Southern California but there was a great showing of riders and support for both races. Companies like Focus Bikes, H2O Overdrive and Shimano deserve a big thank you for helping support race promoter Dorothy Wong and the SoCal UCI race weekends and series. Next up is more of the SoCal Cross Series as it goes to Long Beach, CA.

Full Results:


165USA19710912BUTLER SusanHudz SubaruUSA41:20
268USA19730527SHERWIN KatherineHudz-Vista SubaruUSA41:30
367USA19760109HOWE BarbaraIbis And The Danger TwinsUSA41:42
466USA19810103HASKELL DevonBike Station AptosUSA42:19
577USA19920826RIVERA CorynPeanut Butter & Co. Twenty12USA42:32
671USA19800921STUDLEY KariTeam RedlineUSA43:14
770USA19830111DIMPEL CourtneyBike Station AptosUSA43:28
879USA19820426ELLIOTT MeganBlack Mountain BicyclesUSA43:49
980USA19640415CHANEY BeverlyTeam Roaring MouseUSA43:56
1073USA19651221BAUMSTEIGER KatrinaTeam Rambuski LawUSA44:08
1169USA19770518THURSTON EmilyMissing Link/ 3Rd RailUSA44:35
1274USA19610329WALKER KrisContender BicyclesUSA44:54
1383USA19740930JORDAN SarahBay 101/Hrs/Rock LobsterUSA45:15
1475USA19920810RYAN KendallThe Team SocalcrossUSA45:59
1578USA19940818RYAN AlexisTeam SocalcrossUSA47:18
1684USA19651113WONG DorothyThe Team SocalcrossUSA-2 laps
1781USA19680324PADILLA AnnetteCelopacificUSA-5 laps
DNF82USA19831005SCHAPER AmandaSdg Factory TeamUSADNF

Number Taking the Start:18

Number Finishing:17

Number Lapped:2

Number Abandoning:1


1134USA19810815CRAIG AdamRabobank/GiantUSA1:01:11
2131USA19810305TREBON RyanRideclean/KonaUSA1:01:26
3132USA19790806JONES ChristopherRapha-FocusUSA1:02:01
4165AUS19800122TABERLAY SidSho-Air/SpecializedAUS1:02:38
5136USA19910213MCDONALD ZachRapha-FocusUSA1:03:10
6133USA19840619WELLS TroyTeam Clif BarUSA1:03:21
7160USA19840219KRUGHOFF AllenBoulder Cycle SportUSA1:03:22
8174USA19830409CHAPIN ScottBay 101/Hrs/Rock LobsterUSA1:03:49
9145USA19840428IDDINGS RyanRedlineUSA1:04:05
10135USA19900616FERGUSON JeremyCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA1:04:06
11149USA19920527KAISER CodyCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA1:04:57
12142USA19900303SCHMALZ JosephKccx/Verge Presented By ChallengeUSA1:05:15
13138USA19860313SPITERI FrankPeninsula Velo/PomodoroUSA1:05:19
14137USA19900622FISHER SteveRad Racing Nw/Hagens BermanUSA1:05:20
15139USA19750622ROBINSON JustinCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA1:05:33
16178USA19750625DOUVILLE GaryPlatinum Perfomance Cycling TeamUSA1:05:34
17150USA19770522SNEAD JoshuaBay 101/Hrs/Rock LobsterUSA1:05:59
18153USA19780924ODELL AaronBay 101 / Hrs/ Rock LobsterUSA1:06:00
19179USA19630523NOBLE MarkFranco Factory TeamUSA-2 laps
20144USA19760828CAMERON MollyPortland Bicycle StudioUSA-2 laps
21182USA19740507BOSTROM BenjaminSho-Air/SpecializedUSA-2 laps
22143USA19790702SIEGLE JasonBike ReligionUSA-2 laps
23170USA19710417FLORES AnastasioCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA-3 laps
24181USA19830503GRITTERS KyleRock N RoadUSA-3 laps
25166USA19711023HORNER ChristopherTeam RadioshackUSA-3 laps
26177USA19881027NOBLE ChanceCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA-3 laps
27159USA19850306PETROV AntonSdg Factory TeamUSA-3 laps
28146USA19790816GRITTERS BrandonRock N RoadUSA-4 laps
29157USA19710723BEHRENS JohnBailey BikesUSA-4 laps
30148USA19750512BOTTGER FrederickSdg Factory TeamUSA-4 laps
31173USA19850324SMALLMAN KevinIncycle/CannondaleUSA-5 laps
32172USA19840427LANGIN BobbyFriggin SweetUSA-5 laps
33151USA19910612RYAN MorganThe Team SocalcrossUSA-5 laps
34155USA19730628HOLICKY GrantVic’S/PeerlessUSA-6 laps
35163USA19830609COLTON EricThe TeamUSA-6 laps
36162CAN19770418BATSTONE KeithRundle Mountain Cycling ClubCAN-6 laps
37141USA19760520SHEEK DavidSdg FactoryUSA-7 laps
38167USA19810227WILLARD TedSocal Cross The TeamUSA-8 laps
39180USA19700105LEONARD LawrenceSuccessful LivingUSA-8 laps
40164USA19790822RILLING RogerStollerUSA-8 laps
41183USA19731211KAUKOLA DanielFueltheburn.ComUSA-9 laps
DNF169USA19901008MART BrandonTeam Rambuski LawUSADNF

Number Taking the Start:42

Number Finishing:41

Number Lapped:23

Number Abandoning:1