Cross Clash: Johnson Takes Powers in the Battle of the Titans on the Interbike Mini-Velodrome
In the pursuit match done on a mini-velodrome with BMX bikes, cyclocross legends Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers duked it out at high noon in a two-out-of-three match. Pre-race, the two contenders held a press conference (see picture) and weighed in: both racers were 162 pounds.
The race was fast (about 30 seconds per race) since the Circulus was small enough that a lap was done in ten seconds, and while Johnson took the first round, Powers had a better start in round two and caught Johnson, so the third match would determine the winner. Johnson emerged victorious, Powers almost took out the crown on the last lap, and we have the video to prove it.
Tonight, the two will battle for real at CrossVegas, so be sure to watch our live, interactive coverage of the race.
Round 1: winner, Johnson
Round 2: winner, Powers
Round 3: winner, Johnson
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