CrossVegas 2010 Cyclocross Live Coverage Archive – Video, Text, Images

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The fourth CrossVegas has come and gone, but you can relive it all here, thanks to Cyclocross Magazine’s Live Coverage of the 2010 event, complete with video, photos, and results. Report and full results of the pro CrossVegas 2010 men and women’s race is here. Full Wheelers and Dealers industry race results are here.

  Cross Vegas 2010 (09/22/2010) 
6:38
Josh – CXM: 

Good evening everyone! Here we are at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex. Sunset is just happening, and the wheelers and dealers are staging now.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:38 Josh – CXM
6:39
Josh – CXM: 

How’s everyone out there?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:39 Josh – CXM
6:39
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’ll do some live coverage of these industry folks…but really get it going for the women’s and men’s race.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:39 Andrew @ CXM
6:40
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’ll have a bit of video as we can for the main races.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:40 Andrew @ CXM
6:40
Andrew @ CXM: 

It’s surprisingly a cool evening here in Las Vegas.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:40 Andrew @ CXM
6:41
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’re sitting here in jeans and a polo shirt and actually not sweating.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:41 Andrew @ CXM
6:42
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’ve got some early staging for the industry folks. Jon Cariveau, from Moots, is #2, but the defending champion.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:42 Andrew @ CXM
6:43
Andrew @ CXM: 

The race will start at 9:50p for you east coast folks – that’s coming quick!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:43 Andrew @ CXM
6:44
Andrew @ CXM: 

The women are at 8pm and the men at 9pm, pacific.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:44 Andrew @ CXM
6:45
Andrew @ CXM: 

Just a note, we won’t be able to get to all comments if everything goes as we hope – which means lots of you are tuning in! But we appreciate the comments.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:45 Andrew @ CXM
6:46
[Comment From Dtown Dtown : ] 

Is the course dry?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:46 Dtown
6:46
Andrew @ CXM: 

The course is totally dry. It never rains here this time of year.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:46 Andrew @ CXM
6:47
Andrew @ CXM: 

Lots of folks are asking about video. Friends at cycling dirt are doing video later, not for this race, and just via one camera. We’ll be getting you some video clips from different parts of the course as well, as best as we can.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:47 Andrew @ CXM
6:48
Andrew @ CXM: 

The course is almost totally grass here, but they added a bit of sand.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:48 Andrew @ CXM
6:53
Josh: 

Mark McCormack is in the mix tonight, he wasn’t a top pro all that long ago…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:53 Josh
6:53
Josh: 

The wind’s dying down a bit, and it’s a downright comfortable night here. Getting ready to roll with the first race of the day – the “Wheelers & Dealers” for 30 minutes.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:53 Josh
6:53
[Comment From skeet skeet skeet skeet : ] 

When can we, USA, expect to see cx highlights on ESPN?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:53 skeet skeet
6:54
Josh: 

He’s an industry rep for Fuji bikes

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:54 Josh
6:54
Andrew @ CXM: 

It’s a good question skeet

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:54 Andrew @ CXM
6:56
Josh: 

Jon Cariveau, defending champ, took the holeshot.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:56 Josh
6:56
Josh: 

Richard Fries just compared the start to Ben Hur– gotta love that

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:56 Josh
6:57
Josh: 

Cariveau is in the front as they move down below into the wind, McCormack third, Alan Coates is up there somewhere too.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:57 Josh
6:57
Josh: 

Coates is a multi-time Masters national champ in recent history

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:57 Josh
6:57
Josh: 

Gun is off, Viva CrossVegas has started, folks.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:57 Josh
6:58
Josh: 

They’re heading to the TRP brake zone barriers soon – a double barrier section 3/4 of the way thru the lap.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:58 Josh
6:59
Josh: 

Greg Kellor has moved himself to the front, Kellor races for Boulder Cycle Sport, Colorado.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:59 Josh
6:59
Josh: 

Cariveau from Moots is second, McCormack right there.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:59 Josh
7:00
Josh: 

There;s a short grind climb before start finish, and the riders are slowly filing by the slightly off-camber section in front of us on the announcers stage

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:00 Josh
7:00
Josh: 

8 riders are separating off the front, and 2 of them are Cal Giants.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:00 Josh
7:00
Josh: 

The wind down in the bowl of the course is swirling, and the pace is fast enough that there is definitely some drafting to be had.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:00 Josh
7:01
Josh: 

We’re gonna try to get photos included, and some video clips, but some of the people taking them are currently racing them…so look for more during the Elite races to come.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:01 Josh
7:01
[Comment From Andy Andy : ] 

Is the rumor true that Sigfried & Roy’s tigers will be on the course tonite?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:01 Andy
7:01
Josh: 

That’d make things interesting for sure…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:01 Josh
7:02
Josh: 

Cariveau is back on the front, Kellor chasing, McCormack just marking wheels and monitoring for now.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:02 Josh
7:03
[Comment From efp14 efp14 : ] 

Where is the race located. I am attending Iterbike.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:03 efp14
7:03
Josh: 

We’re over @ Desert Breeze Soccer, big open grass with some nice short hill features.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:03 Josh
7:03
Josh: 

3 just piled up into the sand right before the barriers – one in the top 10, and 2 more who later stacked into him form behind.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:03 Josh
7:04
[Comment From cxfan cxfan : ] 

Are there any women in the industry racing in this race?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:04 cxfan
7:04
[Comment From Guest Guest : ] 

Is Mark McC riding Fuji new carbon cross bike?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:04 Guest
7:04
Andrew @ CXM: 

we got a bunch of women racing this race – there’s nearly 180 racing this mass-start event.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:04 Andrew @ CXM
7:05
Josh: 

That’s a good question about McC–I would suspect so. We got some photos of that new rig design and will have them on cxmagazine.com

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:05 Josh
7:06
Josh: 

Riders are strung all around the course, it’s fast and furious.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:06 Josh
7:06
Josh: 

After the barriers, they head to the Focus steps, then come to the top of a short climb right in front of us where things slow down,.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:06 Josh
7:07
Josh: 

There are about 10 riders off the front, then a chase of another ten. Then, it’s clumps of folks all over the course.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:07 Josh
7:08
Josh: 

There are some riders featuring the new Gates Carbon Drive out on course, look for our upcoming article online about that – a pretty cool, interesting setup for singlespeed or internally geared setups.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:08 Josh
7:09
[Comment From spk spk : ] 

how long until elite men go off?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:09 spk
7:09
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’ve got our own rider, Kenton Berg out there, on a one-gear bike, courtesy of the kind folks at Gates. We’re curious to see what he thinks about this bike. We’ll have video from his race later tonight.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:09 Andrew @ CXM
7:09
Josh: 

Elite men are @9, women are @8

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:09 Josh
7:09
[Comment From Shazam Shazam : ] 

The live stream at cyclingdirt isn’t showing live racing…will it only be for the elite race?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:09 Shazam
7:10
Andrew @ CXM: 

we’re working on pictures. and yes, cyclingdirt if it works, will be for the elites. we’re the ideal compliment to that if you want to know what’s going on. we’re glad for video attempts though. we’re working on some pics.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:10 Andrew @ CXM
7:10
[Comment From pb-bmc pb-bmc : ] 

Is Ben JM and Andy JM racing for specialized or bissel?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:10 pb-bmc
7:10
Josh: 

Nope, don’t think the Jacques-Maynes brothers are here for either industry or Elite races.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:10 Josh
7:11
Andrew @ CXM: 

They added one extra run-up this year. It’s very tactical with some familiar faces up at the front. By no means is this a small amateur affair!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:11 Andrew @ CXM
7:12
Josh: 

While it is a pretty fast, non-technical course tonight, it is still a physically demanding effort. It just takes relentless pedaling with force!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:12 Josh
7:12
Josh: 

It’s not nearly as hot as it’s been in year’s passed though, we’ve had top racers shrivel up here in years passed.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:12 Josh
7:13
[Comment From danny danny : ] 

any Ned sightings?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:13 danny
7:13
Josh: 

I talked to Ned @ Dirt Demo yesterday, and didn’t sound like he’d be lining up tonight, unfortunately.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:13 Josh
7:14
Josh: 

There are rumors of a new Specialized disc brake bike circulating, we’re going to try to get some spy images of that one.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:14 Josh
7:14
Josh: 

It’s down to five riders on the front now, with McCormack, Kellor, Cariveau still in the mix.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:14 Josh
7:14
Josh: 

About a lap and a half left to go.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:14 Josh
7:15
Josh: 

Dan Ellmore of Schlamm just went through, he could make his way back to the top-10.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:15 Josh
7:16
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’ve got a new face on the front – it’s Andrew Hammond from Speciailized.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:16 Andrew @ CXM
7:16
Josh: 

Five riders on the front, with a little more than a lap remaining in the industry race.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:16 Josh
7:17
Josh: 

Someone’s got a rear blinky light on his helmet on course, and it’s definitely dark enough on some sections of the course for that to be helpful. We’re into the final throes of twilight.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:17 Josh
7:18
Josh: 

Moots is in the first and third position – Cariveau and Michael Robson. McCormack, in second, has barely stuck his nose in the wind yet.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:18 Josh
7:18
Josh: 

McC likes to win, and I’m sure he’s maximizing his chances here tonight as they get ready for one to go

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:18 Josh
7:19
Josh: 

1 lap to go!~

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:19 Josh
7:20
Josh: 

Elvis is officially IN the building. He’s getting ready to sing the national anthem. CrossVegas, baby, Vegas

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:20 Josh
7:20
[Comment From Psychlo Mom Psychlo Mom : ] 

Josh, scream super loud for my Cyfac-ChampSys Swissies. I should’ve sent some kick-ass cookies to Vegas for you. If they win, I’ll send you Celebration Cake!! Go Anthony & Valentin!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:20 Psychlo Mom
7:21
Josh: 

Thanks for the shout, Psychlo mom – she’s a regular contributor to CXMagazine.com, look for her columns combining a mom’s perspective and hosting one of the top crossers in the house.,

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:21 Josh
7:21
Josh: 

McCormack has a brief lap and is bringing the gas, he’s holding the gap up the stairs.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:21 Josh
7:22
Josh: 

They’re winding around on the grass and going full speed!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:22 Josh
7:22
Josh: 

Front group is McCormack, Cariveau, and Cannondale’s Pascal Wehr of Cannondale

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:22 Josh
7:23
Josh: 

It’s down to 3, and the 2 Moots riders have dropped back, but are still holding top ten positions.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:23 Josh
7:23
Josh: 

Big attack launched by Cariveau as he went over the top. He has 6 bike lenghts with a half lap to go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:23 Josh
7:24
Twitter
cxmlive: 

http://twitvid.com/JLBTQ – The leaders [via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:24 cxmlive
7:24
Josh: 

McCormack has slipped back to third, maybe working the booths @ Interbike all day has caught up with him afterall!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:24 Josh
7:25
Josh: 

Cariveau is all alone coming in, he gets through with tos of daylight in front of Wehr. McC is on his way to battle for second

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:25 Josh
7:26
Josh: 

Cariveau of Steamboat Srpings is bringing home the spoils for Moots, he should be a repeat victor here…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:26 Josh
7:26
Josh: 

He’s done it, two in a row!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:26 Josh
7:26
Josh: 

Wehr for second, McC unofficially in 3rd, Robson in 4th–but it was close for that final podium spot.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:26 Josh
7:27
Josh: 

It’s officially dark out here, suddenly lots more festive, and the fans have really continued to file in.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:27 Josh
7:27
[Comment From Toddc Toddc : ] 

Mark Mc took 45+ national champ johnny bold last week, so he’s got the early season legs!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:27 Toddc
7:28
Josh: 

Unofficial singlespeed winner was on a Moots too! Goldurn it, they’re representing well. Good thing we already talked to them about their new bikes here in Vegas, we’ll be showing some photos and providing info on those online in the next couple of days.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:28 Josh
7:28
Josh: 

There are definitely riders still sprinting for the glory as the hordes continue to stream across the line.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:28 Josh
7:29
[Comment From Jefferson Jefferson : ] 

Sanbagger! Cat up!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:29 Jefferson
7:29
Josh: 

Ahhh…the ubiquitous battle cry…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:29 Josh
7:30
Josh: 

Katie Compton has started riding again after her recent crash, but looks like she’s still not toeing the line tonight.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:30 Josh
7:31
Josh: 

The women will be starting in about a half hour, and they have a stacked field tonight.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:31 Josh
7:31
Andrew @ CXM: 

We just spoke with Cariveau, the repeat winner. He said McCormack put in a huge attack, but he clawed back on, and in the same spot as last year, was able to get a winning gap. We’ve got a few pics coming. His gap was big by the end – plent of time to celebrate.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:31 Andrew @ CXM
7:31
Josh: 

Katerina Nash will look to continue to build on her 2 wins in Seattle last weekend, and we’ll get our first look at Amy Dombroski for this new season.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:31 Josh
7:32
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’ve got 30 minutes before the women. We’ll give you some background on the women and get you some photos from the venue.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:32 Andrew @ CXM
7:32
Josh: 

Meredith Miller will be representing Cal Giant, Georgia Gould will be strutting her stuff.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:32 Josh
7:33
Josh: 

Natasha Elliot, last year’s NACT winner who hung up her bike early due to a bout of illness, is on the comeback trail. She scored a top-5 @ Rad Racing in Seattle, and was happy just to be on the (extended, mountain bike style) podium.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:33 Josh
7:34
Josh: 

Sue Butler is here from Portland, flying her new Hudz-Subaru colors…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:34 Josh
7:35
Josh: 

and Mo Bruno-Roy and Mary McConneloug are showing how it’s done back in the Norteast

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:35 Josh
7:35
Andrew @ CXM: 

As you guys probably have read here: http://www.cxmagazine.com/injured-katie-compton-withdraws-from-crossvegas-and-planet-bike-cup Compton is defending champ but out due to injury. Husband Mark told us today that she’s finally back on her bike.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:35 Andrew @ CXM
7:35
Josh: 

NortHeast, that is…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:35 Josh
7:35
[Comment From Steve Steve : ] 

With Sierra Nevada as a sponsor, is there a beer tent/garden on site?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:35 Steve
7:36
Josh: 

Drinking? In Vegas??? Um, yeah. I think they’re serving Sierra’s new fall seasonal brown ale…which is delicious. According to rumors, of course.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:36 Josh
7:37
Andrew @ CXM: 

If you guys haven’t seen it yet, we have one place for all Vegas-related content – racing or product: http://bit.ly/cxm-vegas-2010

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:37 Andrew @ CXM
7:37
Josh: 

Laura van Gilder will be representing the Mid-Atlantic region, she’s fresh off of 2 wins in the MAC series. Cool to see several of the regional winners from last weekend going head to head now.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:37 Josh
7:38
Andrew @ CXM: 

CXM Contributor and Canadian Vicki Thomas is in the house. She wrote about her expectations here: http://www.cxmagazine.com/rider-diary-vicki-thomas-september-2010

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:38 Andrew @ CXM
7:38
Andrew @ CXM: 

(just in case you have a few minutes to kill before the next race starts, or our photos are up)

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:38 Andrew @ CXM
7:39
Josh: 

In case you missed any of last weekend’s hot racing action, catch up now while we’re waiting for this event to blast off… Here’s a recap of Day 2 in Seattle @ the Rad Racing GP – a fabulous day of racing: http://www.cxmagazine.com/mourey-and-nash-race-to-2010-rad-racing-gp-repeats

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:39 Josh
7:39
Josh: 

And here’s the recap of the Green Mountain race in Vermont: http://www.cxmagazine.com/andrew-smith-wins-verge-necccs-johnson-repeats

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:39 Josh
7:41
Josh: 

Matthew Pronovost finish 6th overall–on a singlespeed, taking that division by storm in the process.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:41 Josh
7:45
[Comment From anthony , Ingelmunster anthony , Ingelmunster : ] 

Moet straks gaan werken, jammer kan zo d cross nie volgen. Go Go Go Jonathan Page

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:45 anthony , Ingelmunster
7:46
Josh: 

Little idea what that means, but thanks for adding international flavor to a very American city…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:46 Josh
7:46
Josh: 

Actually, there’s plenty of international flavor already. Several Dutch riders, a couple of Italians, a French and Czech national champ, a few Canucks (that’s another country, right?)

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:46 Josh
7:51
Andrew @ CXM: 

the crowd here isn’t bad – it’s not quite as “going off” as it normally is during the elite races…but people are still making their way here. There is something to be said of the Lance effect – nothing will match that crowd two years ago though.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:51 Andrew @ CXM
7:52
Andrew @ CXM: 

For all you Compton fans out there, she’s on the start list…so there’s a little hope she’s going to be out there. But we heard that she’s only back on the bike right now.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:52 Andrew @ CXM
7:53
Andrew @ CXM: 

9 minutes to staging! Elvis is lining up NOW though for the national anthem.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:53 Andrew @ CXM
7:53
[Comment From cxfan cxfan : ] 

true cyclocross fans do NOT need lance.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:53 cxfan
7:53
Andrew @ CXM: 

True true.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:53 Andrew @ CXM
7:54
Andrew @ CXM: 

But the way true fans are born – they get exposed to the sport somehow. And if Lance does that, we’re happy.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:54 Andrew @ CXM
7:54
[Comment From Logan VonBokel Logan VonBokel : ] 

Why would Compton not race?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:54 Logan VonBokel
7:55
Andrew @ CXM: 

Logan, scroll up to see a link to our story on her injury.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:55 Andrew @ CXM
7:55
Josh: 

Looks like crit superstar Kelly Benjamin, one of the “Roadies” we featured in Issue 10 (which is JUST OUT!!!) is here. She’s riding for KCCX/Challenge – guess she’s going for a full-on cyclocross season, her first! This grass course should favor her.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:55 Josh
7:55
[Comment From Guy Smith Guy Smith : ] 

True That!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:55 Guy Smith
7:56
[Comment From FPA FPA : ] 

is Linda Sone racing tonight?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:56 FPA
7:56
Andrew @ CXM: 

She’s on the list FPA. Wisconsin represents!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:56 Andrew @ CXM
7:57
Who’s gonna win the women’s race?!
Katerina Nash
 ( 35% )

Amy Dombroski

 ( 11% )

Meredith Miller

 ( 12% )

Georgia Gould

 ( 9% )

Laura van Gilder

 ( 5% )

OTHER!

 ( 28% )

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:57 
7:59
Josh: 

For those selecting “other” in the poll – gimme a name. I could only fit 5, and there are certainly other candidates.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:59 Josh
7:59
[Comment From FPA FPA : ] 

(thats minnesota, but close enough!) and we’re proud of her.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:59 FPA
8:00
Josh: 

Ha– that’s what Andrew thought. I convinced him it was Wisconsin…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:00 Josh
8:00
[Comment From Emily van meter Emily van meter : ] 

Is Simms on the list

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:00 Emily van meter
8:02
Josh: 

No Wendy here, she was restricted by babysitter availability, according to her in Seattle. But HOOO-WHEEEE! She looked amazing in Seattle, especially on the wet, muddy super slick Rad Racing course. She had *almost* every answer to Nash, and a small bobble at the end was the only difference.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:02 Josh
8:02
[Comment From Seattle Seattle : ] 

Kari Studley!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:02 Seattle
8:02
Josh: 

Seattle has spoken…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:02 Josh
8:02
[Comment From Elizabeth Elizabeth : ] 

Kelly Benjamin!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:02 Elizabeth
8:02
Ted @ CXM: 

the winner:

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:02 Ted @ CXM
8:03
Josh: 

That would create quite a stir…and, who knows, it *is* a fast course. If you’ve predicted that underdog win, well, kudos to you, you’ve won some sort of special, as yet undetermined, phenomenal nominal prize.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:03 Josh
8:03
[Comment From Guest Guest : ] 

aww, was hoping wendy was there

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:03 Guest
8:04
[Comment From Guest Guest : ] 

babies come first!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:04 Guest
8:04
Josh: 

Tell that to Andrew – he’s about to have one within a few days.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:04 Josh
8:04
Josh: 

We’ll get to see Wendy battle the rest of the top women in the USGPs in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:04 Josh
8:05
[Comment From Mr. Mom Mr. Mom : ] 

Babies 1st, Cross a CLOSE second.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:05 Mr. Mom
8:05
[Comment From dani dance dani dance : ] 

sue butler

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:05 dani dance
8:06
[Comment From Emily van meter Emily van meter : ] 

Represent Portland Sue Butler

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:06 Emily van meter
8:06
Twitter
cxmlive: 

The night is starting.

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:06 cxmlive
8:06
[Comment From nikcee nikcee : ] 

i’d like to thank CXM in advance for destroying a productive workday in australia.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:06 nikcee
8:06
Ted @ CXM: 

Love it Nikcee – got to keep folks down under busy. Party is just getting started here at Cross Vegas.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:06 Ted @ CXM
8:08
Ted @ CXM: 

It’s so loud nobody can hear the call ups. Riders are still warming up on the course. Final call to staging – one minute to roll out!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:08 Ted @ CXM
8:08
[Comment From Rivethead Rivethead : ] 

death, taxes, and bike races not starting on time…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:08 Rivethead
8:08
[Comment From geert ,leuven geert ,leuven : ] 

belgium is awake to

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:08 geert ,leuven
8:09
Ted @ CXM: 

How awesome is it that Belgium is tuning into Cross Vegas. That deserves and award. Hardcore award going to Geert…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:09 Ted @ CXM
8:10
Josh: 

Women are being called up right now, we’re moments away

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:10 Josh
8:11
Ted @ CXM: 

Van Gilder up to the line…. Susan Butler to the line!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:11 Ted @ CXM
8:12
[Comment From r.j sizzle r.j sizzle : ] 

Mo Bruno!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:12 r.j sizzle
8:12
Josh: 

Mo’s been riding well, we expect her to be in the mix for sure.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:12 Josh
8:12
Ted @ CXM: 

Dorthy Wong – Queen of SoCal CX in the house!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:12 Ted @ CXM
8:12
[Comment From Tim Kelley Tim Kelley : ] 

I hear Dombroski has been getting some secret coaching from Simon Burney. She may just take a page out of the “how to crush the others in the desert” chapter.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:12 Tim Kelley
8:13
[Comment From Wendy Simms and Norm TWendy Simms and Norm T: ] 

Just put Tycho down to bed. Wendy and I are watching from our computer. No Wendy at the USGP this weekend….sorry other event up here to attend including the start of our local series that we help organize (www.crossontherock.com) and our last non-cross race an adventure race on Saturday (MOMAR-Cumberland).

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:13 Wendy Simms and Norm T
8:14
Ted @ CXM: 

NICE – Elvis is singing the National Anthem RIGHT behind us. I can’t turn around…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:14 Ted @ CXM
8:15
Ted @ CXM: 

He’s gong in for the finale….

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:15 Ted @ CXM
8:15
Ted @ CXM: 

The King of Cross Vegas will be doing another number at 9 PM,. Elvis has left the stage.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:15 Ted @ CXM
8:16
Josh: 

Just to reiterate– Katie Compton is not here to defend her CrossVegas title, although she was on the prelim start list

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:16 Josh
8:17
Ted @ CXM: 

Women set to start any second… they are off!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:17 Ted @ CXM
8:17
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Barry Wicks final prep

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:17 cxmlive
8:18
Ted @ CXM: 

Mary gets the hole shot with Nash on he wheel.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:18 Ted @ CXM
8:19
Josh: 

Mary McConeloug and Nash are fighting for the lead with Sue Butler coming into third and challenging for the front.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:19 Josh
8:19
Ted @ CXM: 

Butler gets fed up of the waiting and moves into the lead.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:19 Ted @ CXM
8:20
Josh: 

Butler was on the Podium in Seattle, she’s racing fearlessly and on great form

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:20 Josh
8:20
Josh: 

It’s a long single-file line, def. some drafting going on here. Van Gilder is sitting in 4th, she’s right in the mix, just coming into the TRP Brakes barriers.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:20 Josh
8:21
Josh: 

Mary M still on the front, cutting the wind. Nash now thrid wheel thru the barriers

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:21 Josh
8:21
Ted @ CXM: 

Not sure if it is the grass or tactics but the women are keeping an eye on each other.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:21 Ted @ CXM
8:21
Josh: 

They’re coming up at us, they’re on the Focus steps, Gould attacking, Mary, Dombroski, Butler.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:21 Josh
8:21
Josh: 

GOULD is hitting it hard, screamed up the stairs

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:21 Josh
8:22
Ted @ CXM: 

Selection starting to take place – not going to be together long now.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:22 Ted @ CXM
8:22
Josh: 

Gould and Nash – 2 rteammates on the front.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:22 Josh
8:22
Josh: 

5 riders starting to establish at the front. Meredith Miller is making the junction as well.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:22 Josh
8:23
Josh: 

Gould, Mary 2nd, Nash 3rd, Butler 4th, Miller 5th, Kelli Emmet

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:23 Josh
8:23
Twitter
cxmlive: 

First run up
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:23 cxmlive
8:23
Josh: 

Crowd is thick and deep up here on the top section looking over the bowl of the rest of the course, There are now 7 women in the front group.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:23 Josh
8:24
[Comment From Teals bro Teals bro : ] 

Is Stetson-lee anywhere in the running?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:24 Teals bro
8:25
Josh: 

The collegiate champ is definitely racing, but I haven’t picked her out of the crowd yet. She’s racing alongside Meredith Miller for Cal Giant this year

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:25 Josh
8:25
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Slate Olson of Rapha

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:25 cxmlive
8:25
Josh: 

Nash looks great on the front, in her CZech champ skinsuit. Amy D is looking comfotrable in the group.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:25 Josh
8:26
[Comment From Scott Scott : ] 

Shouldn’t what happens in CrossVegas stay in CrossVegas?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:26 Scott
8:26
Josh: 

Nash is stamping on the pedals, starting to open a gap, We’re super-stoked that Nash has decided that she has unfinished business and is going after Worlds this year

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:26 Josh
8:26
Josh: 

3 of top 5 are Luna

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:26 Josh
8:27
Josh: 

Nash, Gould, Amy D, Mary McC, Meredith Miller are now the lead group, in order

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:27 Josh
8:27
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Nash leads thru backside stairs, field splintering
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:27 cxmlive
8:28
Ted @ CXM: 

Miller is going to have her work cut out for her. Her and Mary MC are going to need to get an alliance going to beat the Luna train.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:28 Ted @ CXM
8:28
Josh: 

Mary McConeloueug is launching an attack of her own– she’s not content to sit in with the 3 Luna teammates and is grabbing the race by the throat

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:28 Josh
8:29
Josh: 

They’re coming around towards us onto the Focus steps. Nash, Mary, Gould, Dombroski, Butler has come back up! Miller is now sitting 6th and leading a chase group about 10 seconds back

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:29 Josh
8:29
[Comment From Guest Guest : ] 

i wonder what there putting in those luna bars

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:29 Guest
8:29
Josh: 

Now Amy D is attacking@

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:29 Josh
8:30
Ted @ CXM: 

I think they are putting a huge cuppa wicked fast into those bars.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:30 Ted @ CXM
8:30
Josh: 

To answer a reader question, Mo is right around 10th or 11th right now, maybe 70 seconds behind the leaders.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:30 Josh
8:30
Josh: 

How about Sue Butler’s tenacity!? Awesome to see.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:30 Josh
8:30
Ted @ CXM: 

This is the longest the women’s race has stayed together in my memory.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:30 Ted @ CXM
8:31
Josh: 

It’s 18 seconds from the lead 5 back to a chase group of three being led by Meredith Miller.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:31 Josh
8:31
Josh: 

If that front group plays enough cat n’ mouse, the chase group could use Miller’s road fitness to reintegrate on this horsepower course.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:31 Josh
8:32
Ted @ CXM: 

There is smoke drifting across the course from some grills in the VIP area. Starting to get battlefield look with the people filing in.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:32 Ted @ CXM
8:33
Josh: 

Miller’s group is holding at about 18 seconds back, and the lead five looks like they’re chilling a bit before tearing one another to pieces. 3 outta 5 Luna teammates should be a decisive factor.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:33 Josh
8:33
Ted @ CXM: 

It’s nice to hear some vuvuzeela’s cranking up… missed that the last few months.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:33 Ted @ CXM
8:33
Josh: 

Especially with those teammates being 3 of the top women in the races–Nash, Amy D, Gould. Yikes!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:33 Josh
8:33
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Nash leading the lead group of 5 up the backside climb
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:33 cxmlive
8:34
Josh: 

McC, Nash, Gould, Amy D, Butler

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:34 Josh
8:34
Josh: 

Mary is not afraid to take to the front here against a crazy lineup of Lunas

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:34 Josh
8:35
Josh: 

Looks like the gap to Miller is now down to 14 secs, She aint quitting, and she’s staying on the front.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:35 Josh
8:36
Josh: 

Mary M is taking on all challengers, she’s leading thru the TRP barriers! Sue Butler is turning herself inside out to stay with these top women!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:36 Josh
8:36
Josh: 

The lead group is on the stairs, giving it a charge

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:36 Josh
8:37
Ted @ CXM: 

we’re three laps into the race. it looks like we now have the equivalent of a cannondale / cyclocrossworld dominant team in the women’s field this year.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:37 Ted @ CXM
8:37
Josh: 

Mary McConeloueug on the front, then Dombroski, Gould, Nash, followed by Butler

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:37 Josh
8:38
Josh: 

Some of the riders further back are seeing stars, and we’re seeing some crashes on the barriers and the stairs.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:38 Josh
8:38
Ted @ CXM: 

Laura Van Gilder hits the front of the chase…Dombroski is attacking the front!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:38 Ted @ CXM
8:38
Twitter
cxmlive: 

http://twitvid.com/QPE9S – McConneloug leads 3 Luna chic and Butler thru TRP run up [via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:38 cxmlive
8:38
Ted @ CXM: 

Sue Butler is holding on but this is classic team tactics here.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:38 Ted @ CXM
8:38
Josh: 

Amy D, Mary McConeloueug, Nash now the first three, then Gould and Butler

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:38 Josh
8:38
Josh: 

Amy D baring her teeth… then NASH ATTACKS off the front.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:38 Josh
8:38
Josh: 

It’s Luna 1-2 punches, classic tactics.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:38 Josh
8:38
Ted @ CXM: 

That gap is stretching!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:38 Ted @ CXM
8:39
Josh: 

Nash now has 7 bike lenght lead, and Mary M is responding and doing her best to come across!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:39 Josh
8:39
Josh: 

This is raw power and digging deep.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:39 Josh
8:39
Andrew @ CXM: 

As much as we all complain about Vegas – how can we not miss this tight racing?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:39 Andrew @ CXM
8:40
Andrew @ CXM: 

Alison Powers is putting in a great performance…she looks to be in the top ten.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:40 Andrew @ CXM
8:40
Andrew @ CXM: 

Three to go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:40 Andrew @ CXM
8:40
Josh: 

Butler in 5th is off the back, then Gould is on her on in fourth. There are 2 riders off the front together…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:40 Josh
8:41
Josh: 

A grenade has gone off in that quintet!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:41 Josh
8:41
Andrew @ CXM: 

Those attacks are blowing it apart. They’re coming through the start/finish.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:41 Andrew @ CXM
8:41
Josh: 

NASH hammering off the front, then it’s Mary M and AMy D together. Gould is solo in fourth, Butler in 5th thru the finish with 3 to go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:41 Josh
8:42
Josh: 

Chase trio has just gone thru with Miller continuing to plug away and give her all. She may catch Butler and Gould, depending on how hard they cracked themselves, but they still have some work to do.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:42 Josh
8:43
Josh: 

Through the barriers and now onto the steps with about 2.5 laps to go. Nash has daylight and is storming away with a long lead

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:43 Josh
8:44
Josh: 

Mary M is 8 secs back, trying to drop Amy D, Gould has rejoined and is in 4th.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:44 Josh
8:44
Josh: 

Butler is another 8 secs back in 5th

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:44 Josh
8:44
Andrew @ CXM: 

Meredith Miller in sixth, then Kelli Emmett and Allison Powers.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:44 Andrew @ CXM
8:44
Josh: 

14 more seconds back to Meredith Miller in 6th

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:44 Josh
8:45
Josh: 

Right now, looks like the 3-way battle will be for the silver medal. Nash looks cool, calm and collected.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:45 Josh
8:45
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Katrina!!

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:45 cxmlive
8:45
Josh: 

Nash is off the front, and Mary M has 2 Lunas sitting on her wheel

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:45 Josh
8:46
Josh: 

And there’s the attack, Amy D just went over the top looking to go up the road.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:46 Josh
8:46
Andrew @ CXM: 

Linda Sone and Kelly Benjamin are chasing hard, just outside the top 10.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:46 Andrew @ CXM
8:47
Josh: 

Mary McConeloueug just attacked the 2 Lunas, she is amazingly resilient and just not lying down under seemingly insurmountable odds.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:47 Josh
8:47
Twitter
cxmlive: 

IMG00352-20100922-1942.jpg

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:47 cxmlive
8:47
Andrew @ CXM: 

We bet sponsor NoTubes.com is happy to see Mary M up there. She’s a sponsored athlete and likely riding Kenda tires tubeless.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:47 Andrew @ CXM
8:47
Josh: 

Nash is just building and building her lead, she’s laying waste to a stacked women’s field

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:47 Josh
8:48
Josh: 

The chase trio is now gruppo compacto

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:48 Josh
8:48
Josh: 

Two laps to go, Nash thru the finish

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:48 Josh
8:49
Josh: 

17 secs back to chase trio of Gould, McC, Amy D. 2nd thru 4th

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:49 Josh
8:49
Josh: 

Butler hanging tough in 5th

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:49 Josh
8:50
Josh: 

Butler digging deep and still holding off the chase with what looks to be a growing gap to Miller and 2 others in 6th thru 8th

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:50 Josh
8:51
[Comment From Ventura Ventura : ] 

Go Mary, GOOOOOOO!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:51 Ventura
8:51
[Comment From Evo Evo : ] 

Sue Butler was a beast at Starcrossed. She is a trooper.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:51 Evo
8:51
Josh: 

Mary M is attacking again, going after the silver spot.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:51 Josh
8:51
Josh: 

Mary M, then Georgia, then Amy D with a slight gap in front of her, 2nd thru 4th

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:51 Josh
8:52
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Warming up before the women’s event

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:52 cxmlive
8:52
Josh: 

Butler is gritting her teeth and hanging super-tough. Awesome to see, she’s gonns have a great ride.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:52 Josh
8:53
Josh: 

Linnea Koons and Kelli Emmet are the 2 riders in 7th and 8th. How about Linnea stepping it up on the big stage!?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:53 Josh
8:53
Josh: 

Kari Studley then Stetson-Lee round out the top 10!!! They’re going big in VEGAS!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:53 Josh
8:54
[Comment From yeahiamaprick yeahiamaprick : ] 

if you guys ever choose to do a live video please make sure you get your shit down before you do it

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:54 yeahiamaprick
8:54
Twitter
cxmlive: 

http://twitvid.com/N6JA5 – 2 to go! [via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:54 cxmlive
8:54
Josh: 

There were lots of questions about Studley, and rightly so– she’s having a GREAT ride tonight, and how about the collegiate champ Stetson-Lee representing for her new team!?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:54 Josh
8:54
Andrew @ CXM: 

well, we don’t have deep pockets and want to do it right. we know how to do text and some pics and vids though!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:54 Andrew @ CXM
8:55
Andrew @ CXM: 

we hope someone can do video – it’s good for the sport for sure.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:55 Andrew @ CXM
8:56
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Embrocation Cycling Journals Jeremy Dunn recaping the wheelers and dealers race.

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:56 cxmlive
8:56
Josh: 

Mary M is doing a hundred women’s work to shed the Lunas, but it looks like a big ask. They’re doing their best to set up for team tactics to take second, and maybe try to sweep the podium,.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:56 Josh
8:56
[Comment From Robbie Robbie : ] 

not sure if you guys caught that, but cyclingdirt’s feed is down and is looping the same 5 seconds of starcrossed over and over..

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:56 Robbie
8:56
Josh: 

Let’s see what Mary can do in the underdog position with ONE LAP TO GO!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:56 Josh
8:57
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Rapha-Focus team tent

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:57 cxmlive
8:57
Andrew @ CXM: 

robbie, we give colt credit for trying.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:57 Andrew @ CXM
8:57
[Comment From Jason Jason : ] 

Yeah Linnea, let’s go Embro!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:57 Jason
8:57
Andrew @ CXM: 

it’s a nash show for sure. she’s drilling it.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:57 Andrew @ CXM
8:57
Andrew @ CXM: 

she’s said she has unfinished business with worlds…clearly she’s motivated.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:57 Andrew @ CXM
8:58
Josh: 

McConeloug is on the front again, and the other 2 riders are sitting behind the hard tempo. This could get fast n’ nasty momentarily.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:58 Josh
8:58
Josh: 

Nash is clean thru the barriers, onto the stairs and up past us in the announcers stage

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:58 Josh
8:59
Josh: 

Mary M, Gould, Amy D now coming into the stairs

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:59 Josh
8:59
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Cannondale beverage ladies

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:59 cxmlive
8:59
Andrew @ CXM: 

Here comes Gould! Mary is hanging on for dear life.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:59 Andrew @ CXM
8:59
Andrew @ CXM: 

She’s bobbing her head, you can see her just visually latching on to Gould’s wheel.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 8:59 Andrew @ CXM
9:00
Josh: 

Butler is rocking side to side, with metaphorical guts coming outta her teeth. What an impressive showing by Butler, absolute willpower,.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:00 Josh
9:00
Andrew @ CXM: 

Amy D is looking great for the sprint – she’s a fast finisher.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:00 Andrew @ CXM
9:00
Andrew @ CXM: 

Mary did her best to shake the two teammates, but it’s not looking good. Gould looks to be setting up Amy D for the sprint.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:00 Andrew @ CXM
9:01
Andrew @ CXM: 

Amy is sitting comfortably, looking like a calm Cavendish. Wait, is Cav ever calm?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:01 Andrew @ CXM
9:02
Andrew @ CXM: 

Nash is still pushing it. We bet she’s imagining Compton is chasing her.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:02 Andrew @ CXM
9:02
Andrew @ CXM: 

Pardon us as we focus on the race for second at the expense of the race for later places.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:02 Andrew @ CXM
9:03
Andrew @ CXM: 

Dombroski attacks! She slides through the corner, out of the saddle!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:03 Andrew @ CXM
9:03
Andrew @ CXM: 

Nash is in the home stretch, but Mary M is giving it EVERYTHING to get there.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:03 Andrew @ CXM
9:04
Andrew @ CXM: 

Nash raises her hands…huge smile, but behind…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:04 Andrew @ CXM
9:04
Andrew @ CXM: 

Amy D pushes a huge gear. Towards the line, she’s mashing it through the power sucking grass…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:04 Andrew @ CXM
9:04
Andrew @ CXM: 

Behind, Mary out of the saddle sprinting.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:04 Andrew @ CXM
9:04
Andrew @ CXM: 

will she make it across?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:04 Andrew @ CXM
9:04
Andrew @ CXM: 

Gould rounds the last corner.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:04 Andrew @ CXM
9:05
Andrew @ CXM: 

Mary sits up…Amy D takes second!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:05 Andrew @ CXM
9:05
Andrew @ CXM: 

Mary M in third. Gould fourth.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:05 Andrew @ CXM
9:05
Andrew @ CXM: 

Butler behind in a great fifth… then Miller, Emmett, and then…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:05 Andrew @ CXM
9:06
Andrew @ CXM: 

We think it’s Koons. The announcer says Powers…but, we’ll bet on us!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:06 Andrew @ CXM
9:06
Twitter
cxmlive: 

http://twitvid.com/AXLFV – The winner! [via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:06 cxmlive
9:07
Andrew @ CXM: 

how’s that for fast video? Sorry not exactly live…but…it works…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:07 Andrew @ CXM
9:08
Andrew @ CXM: 

(Multi-tasking typing, photo shooting, and watching the phone to make sure wife isn’t quite in labor yet.)

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:08 Andrew @ CXM
9:08
Twitter
cxmlive: 

TJ’s ride

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:08 cxmlive
9:09
Andrew @ CXM: 

You guys having fun yet?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:09 Andrew @ CXM
9:09
Andrew @ CXM: 

Why don’t we give away a prize while we try to figure out the final top ten and get ready for the men’s race.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:09 Andrew @ CXM
9:13
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Massive Crows!

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:13 cxmlive
9:14
Andrew @ CXM: 

the first person to tell us the name of the fuji carbon bike (and its meaning) and the new Challenge tire (and its meaning) will win a new Timbuk 2 messenger bag.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:14 Andrew @ CXM
9:14
[Comment From diesel diesel : ] 

Fun? You know it!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:14 diesel
9:14
[Comment From rusty rusty : ] 

thanks for the real-time play by play action

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:14 rusty
9:15
Andrew @ CXM: 

For more real-time action, we’ve got Elvis singing “viva las vegas” right now.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:15 Andrew @ CXM
9:20
Andrew @ CXM: 

unofficial winner:

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:20 Andrew @ CXM
9:20
[Comment From Jason Jason : ] 

Challenge Limus (mud), and Fuji Altamira (caves near fuji-servetto home base)

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:20 Jason
9:22
Andrew @ CXM: 

sorry jason, actually someone beat you!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:22 Andrew @ CXM
9:22
[Comment From chris in milwaukee chris in milwaukee : ] 

fuji altamira, after some caves near the home base of the fuji-servetto team. challenge limus, latin word for mud

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:22 chris in milwaukee
9:22
Andrew @ CXM: 

chris, you won.! bug the hell out of us in a week or so… please!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:22 Andrew @ CXM
9:23
Andrew @ CXM: 

The men are lining up! Here we go…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:23 Andrew @ CXM
9:24
Andrew @ CXM: 

First, we have Gerben De Knegt…from rabobank.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:24 Andrew @ CXM
9:24
Andrew @ CXM: 

Then, Mourey, from France.
Next, Christian Heule from Switzerland.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:24 Andrew @ CXM
9:24
Andrew @ CXM: 

First American, Jonathan Page.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:24 Andrew @ CXM
9:25
Andrew @ CXM: 

Then, Tim Johnson, followed by last year’s winner, James Driscoll.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:25 Andrew @ CXM
9:25
Andrew @ CXM: 

Ryan Trebon follows, then Jeremy Powers.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:25 Andrew @ CXM
9:26
Andrew @ CXM: 

Joachim Parbo, the Danish National Champion, follows.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:26 Andrew @ CXM
9:27
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Part of the CXM pit crew.

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:27 cxmlive
9:27
Andrew @ CXM: 

Next, the first Canadian Geoff Kabush. He’s 12th. Following is Todd Wells.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:27 Andrew @ CXM
9:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

They’re lined up…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:28 Andrew @ CXM
9:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

They’re waiting…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:28 Andrew @ CXM
9:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

They look anxious…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:28 Andrew @ CXM
9:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

The gun is in the air.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:28 Andrew @ CXM
9:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

Our fingers are ready!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:28 Andrew @ CXM
9:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

And they’re off!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:28 Andrew @ CXM
9:29
Andrew @ CXM: 

They do a parade lap up top, and at the front…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:29 Andrew @ CXM
9:29
Andrew @ CXM: 

Is…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:29 Andrew @ CXM
9:29
Andrew @ CXM: 

Oh wait, should we do a poll first?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:29 Andrew @ CXM
9:29
Andrew @ CXM: 

Screw it, it’s the guy who says the holeshot is over-rated! Ryan Trebon

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:29 Andrew @ CXM
9:30
Alright…who’s it gonna be for the Men’s Elite?!
Ryan Trebon
 ( 27% )

Francis Mourey

 ( 27% )

Christian Heule

 ( 3% )

Jamey Driscoll

 ( 8% )

Gerben de Knegt

 ( 5% )

OTHER!

 ( 30% )

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:30 
9:30
Andrew @ CXM: 

You can see the riders all smile. Who doesn’t want to draft Trebon?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:30 Andrew @ CXM
9:30
Josh: 

OK…that poll was way too restrictive. There are way more than 5 people who can win this race, it’s gonna be a high-powered throw down!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:30 Josh
9:31
Andrew @ CXM: 

Here they come… Trebon, Johnson, Frattini, Wicks, Weighall.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:31 Andrew @ CXM
9:31
Josh: 

It’s a familiar site with TJ locked onto Trebon’s wheel and clawing his way back. Man, I love watching those two guys beat the heck outta each other.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:31 Josh
9:31
Andrew @ CXM: 

Obviously that poll was hard for Josh to do…it could be any number of 12 riders.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:31 Andrew @ CXM
9:31
Josh: 

Francis Mourey is way off the back right now, about 15 back!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:31 Josh
9:32
Josh: 

That’s reversal of Sunday in Seattle, where Trebon was about 15th early and Mourey was off the front and killing it.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:32 Josh
9:32
Andrew @ CXM: 

They’re snaking around the entire infield. Trebon is out of the saddle. Johnson looks comfortable. De Knegt is now third. How quickly the cream rises.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:32 Andrew @ CXM
9:33
Andrew @ CXM: 

Where’s Page? Powers? Let’s find out.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:33 Andrew @ CXM
9:33
Josh: 

I’m sure the Euros will be throwing down tonight…but two of the top Americans are killing it right now!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:33 Josh
9:33
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Startline

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:33 cxmlive
9:33
Josh: 

They’re winding around the backside, through the dark section.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:33 Josh
9:34
Josh: 

This pack is STRUNG OUT, too fast, too furious (sorry).

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:34 Josh
9:34
Josh: 

Trebon back on the front after someone had challenged early. There are 15-17 riders forming on the front at the end of the first lap

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:34 Josh
9:35
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon content to lead them around. Johnson sits on…does his Mourey impression.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:35 Andrew @ CXM
9:35
Andrew @ CXM: 

There’s no lead pack yet…it’s one big snake.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:35 Andrew @ CXM
9:36
Andrew @ CXM: 

Speaking of guys riding for jake the snake – the two twin towers, move to the front.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:36 Andrew @ CXM
9:36
Andrew @ CXM: 

Are we going to see team tactics?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:36 Andrew @ CXM
9:36
Josh: 

TJ and Trebon now sit about third as the front group swells, the front group of 12, a few sceonds gap, then another chase group about the same size.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:36 Josh
9:36
[Comment From da baggah da baggah : ] 

your coverage almost makes me want to jump on my spin bike and race’em!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:36 da baggah
9:37
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Lap 1!

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:37 cxmlive
9:37
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon takes a lead! And now we see a jumping italian!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:37 Andrew @ CXM
9:37
Andrew @ CXM: 

Luca Damiani is hopping the barriers!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:37 Andrew @ CXM
9:37
Twitter
cxmlive: 

More Katrina

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:37 cxmlive
9:37
Andrew @ CXM: 

Tim Johnson in fourth.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:37 Andrew @ CXM
9:38
Josh: 

The front 2 have separated off the front, and Damiani’s bunnyhops didn’t hurt

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:38 Josh
9:38
Twitter
cxmlive: 

The winning bike, she ran Rhinos.

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:38 cxmlive
9:38
Josh: 

6 riders still clear, and Mourey coming across to that selection.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:38 Josh
9:38
Andrew @ CXM: 

De Knegt sits in third. He’s observing these strange, lanky Americans.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:38 Andrew @ CXM
9:39
Andrew @ CXM: 

And now we see some separation. There’s a lead group of five…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:39 Andrew @ CXM
9:39
Andrew @ CXM: 

And now Trebon hits the front.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:39 Andrew @ CXM
9:39
Andrew @ CXM: 

He’s out of the saddle!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:39 Andrew @ CXM
9:39
Andrew @ CXM: 

Up the climb.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:39 Andrew @ CXM
9:39
Josh: 

Ten are chasing that lead trio, and it’s just a short gap in between!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:39 Josh
9:39
Andrew @ CXM: 

Damiani is going backwards.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:39 Andrew @ CXM
9:39
Andrew @ CXM: 

Uh oh…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:39 Andrew @ CXM
9:40
Josh: 

But that front group is seeing some attacks and counters now. This is getting aggressive and serious!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:40 Josh
9:40
Andrew @ CXM: 

A Dutchman is upset! He’s taking off, chasing Trebon.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:40 Andrew @ CXM
9:40
Andrew @ CXM: 

Holy cow, he’s flying.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:40 Andrew @ CXM
9:40
Josh: 

The surges could very well spit out a couple of riders as they go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:40 Josh
9:40
Andrew @ CXM: 

De Gnegt blows by Trebon.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:40 Andrew @ CXM
9:40
Twitter
cxmlive: 

http://twitvid.com/BHSF9 – Front group finishes first lap! [via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:40 cxmlive
9:40
Andrew @ CXM: 

It’s his first ‘cross race in the States. Is he finding the heat and grass to his liking?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:40 Andrew @ CXM
9:41
Josh: 

And in our Poll… OTHER is winning! Well, with TJ and Powers not even in the list, that makes a lot of sense…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:41 Josh
9:41
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Trebon leads Johnson into TRP run up
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:41 cxmlive
9:41
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’ll do another poll shortly.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:41 Andrew @ CXM
9:41
Josh: 

Jonathan Page is now in the front group.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:41 Josh
9:42
Josh: 

These laps are already flying by, the leaders are rolling thru now…and an ATTACK!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:42 Josh
9:42
Josh: 

It’s Mourey!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:42 Josh
9:42
Josh: 

Nooo–it’s Heule, the Swiss off the front!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:42 Josh
9:42
Josh: 

And Chris Jones is in second place, that’s where he finished last year, a breakthrough result for him

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:42 Josh
9:42
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Trebon leads on backside run up – lead group still large
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:42 cxmlive
9:43
Josh: 

Heule had two podiums in Seattle last week, but hold on…it’s TREBON back on the front going full stick!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:43 Josh
9:43
Josh: 

Jones is second, Heule, De Knegt, Adam Craig, JPow, Weighall, all in the mix!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:43 Josh
9:44
Josh: 

Trebon has 2 seconds…Jones, Johnson in third

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:44 Josh
9:44
Josh: 

Rabobank boys are chasing, Zach McDonald bunnyhopped the barriers and took off in pursuit of the leaders and a result

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:44 Josh
9:45
Andrew @ CXM: 

Junior national champion Cody Kaiser jumps the barriers.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:45 Andrew @ CXM
9:45
Josh: 

Johnson now on thew front as the group bunches up!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:45 Josh
9:45
Andrew @ CXM: 

hackworthy and parbo sit about 20th.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:45 Andrew @ CXM
9:45
Twitter
cxmlive: 

http://twitvid.com/MJKFO – Freight train! [via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:45 cxmlive
9:45
Josh: 

JPOW(?) has attacked, 20 bike lengths instantly!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:45 Josh
9:45
Andrew @ CXM: 

right behind weighall who is the last guy of the huge lead pack.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:45 Andrew @ CXM
9:46
Josh: 

Correction – it’s Jamey Driscoll off the front!!! He’s looking to repeat his win from last year, he’s all about VEGAS!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:46 Josh
9:46
Andrew @ CXM: 

let’s get some DeLaPaz coffee for the person who guesses the first person across the start line next lap.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:46 Andrew @ CXM
9:46
Josh: 

He’s got a rider digging to come across as they roll thru the darkness.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:46 Josh
9:46
Josh: 

Man this is some exciting damned racing!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:46 Josh
9:47
Andrew @ CXM: 

Team tactics are emerging. Johnson blocking.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:47 Andrew @ CXM
9:47
Andrew @ CXM: 

Driscoll is gone.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:47 Andrew @ CXM
9:47
Andrew @ CXM: 

No, really.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:47 Andrew @ CXM
9:47
Andrew @ CXM: 

Driscoll is clear.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:47 Andrew @ CXM
9:47
Andrew @ CXM: 

Is this 2009?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:47 Andrew @ CXM
9:47
Andrew @ CXM: 

Let’s count the gap.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:47 Andrew @ CXM
9:48
Andrew @ CXM: 

5 seconds past. 5 more.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:48 Andrew @ CXM
9:48
Andrew @ CXM: 

15…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:48 Andrew @ CXM
9:48
Andrew @ CXM: 

17 seconds!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:48 Andrew @ CXM
9:48
Andrew @ CXM: 

17 riders chase Driscoll.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:48 Andrew @ CXM
9:48
Josh: 

6 laps to go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:48 Josh
9:48
Josh: 

Trebon’s gassing it in the chase!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:48 Josh
9:48
Josh: 

De Knegt is with him, they’ve left the front of the chase group

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:48 Josh
9:49
Andrew @ CXM: 

that was easy. cocxclassic – bug us via email next week. you win! thanks to delapaz for putting up that spectator prime.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:49 Andrew @ CXM
9:49
Andrew @ CXM: 

Driscoll is in time trial mode.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:49 Andrew @ CXM
9:49
Twitter
cxmlive: 

The pack chasing Driscoll after the backside stairs
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:49 cxmlive
9:49
Josh: 

There are a lot of fast racers who have already fallen off of his wicked pace.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:49 Josh
9:50
Andrew @ CXM: 

He’s head down, tongue out, and flying.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:50 Andrew @ CXM
9:50
Andrew @ CXM: 

does driscoll have an illegal grass lube on his tire?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:50 Andrew @ CXM
9:50
Josh: 

Trebon, De KNegt, Johnson, Damiani, Frattini, Mourey all in the mix chasing. Where’s Page!?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:50 Josh
9:50
Andrew @ CXM: 

Driscoll clearly likes Vegas and will be bummed for this event to end.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:50 Andrew @ CXM
9:51
Josh: 

Zach McDonald continues to bunny hop and move up

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:51 Josh
9:51
Josh: 

Decker, Cameron are in that chase group as well, good rides for all of those riders.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:51 Josh
9:51
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon looks around, De Knegt sits on Trebon…will someone give chase? Will they work together?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:51 Andrew @ CXM
9:52
Andrew @ CXM: 

We heard a lot of comments about negative racing last year. But we know one thing. Driscoll is POSITIVELY a stud in Vegas.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:52 Andrew @ CXM
9:52
Josh: 

We’ve spotted Page– he’s in that first chase group, and he’s incognito in a black, rather than a red kit tonight, hiding in the darnkess

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:52 Josh
9:52
Andrew @ CXM: 

It’s growing. 17, 18, 19…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:52 Andrew @ CXM
9:52
Andrew @ CXM: 

25 seconds!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:52 Andrew @ CXM
9:53
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon is trying, but will the guys work with him? There are a lot of Euros who don’t have teammates.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:53 Andrew @ CXM
9:53
[Comment From heythorp heythorp : ] 

how can one rider put 25 secs on that large of a group that fast?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:53 heythorp
9:53
Josh: 

Still about a 25 second gap as they wind towards the TRP barriers and around towards us once again.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:53 Josh
9:54
Andrew @ CXM: 

prob a mix of vo2max, training, and skills!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:54 Andrew @ CXM
9:54
Josh: 

What is it about this course that brings out the fire in Driscoll–he’s schooling a crazy-good field right now!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:54 Josh
9:54
Josh: 

The weather has actually calmed down quite a bit for the Men, it’s quite calm now, so drafting is a bit less of a factor as the night has gone on.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:54 Josh
9:55
Josh: 

5 laps to go, 27 seconds now! Trebon is doing the majority of the pace setting on the front, not seeing much help fromthe Euros yet…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:55 Josh
9:56
Josh: 

Expect a move to come from Page, he hasn’t shown his hand yet.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:56 Josh
9:56
Josh: 

Still lots of racing left to go, maybe 25 to 28 minutes.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:56 Josh
9:57
Josh: 

Driscoll up the climb and past us at the stage

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:57 Josh
9:57
Josh: 

Johnson, Heule, Jesse Anthony, sitting on Trebon’s wheel.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:57 Josh
9:58
Josh: 

The crowd is getting scolded for dousing Trebon with beer on the climb…that might fly at local low-key races, but Trebon wasn’t happy with the sticky glasses treatment

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:58 Josh
9:59
Josh: 

Trebon now back to third wheel, looks like Johnson 2nd and maybe Heule leading on the far side of the course.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:59 Josh
9:59
Josh: 

Johnson’s role is most likely a defensive one, not overt blocking, but not doing any work to bring back his teammate either

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:59 Josh
9:59
Josh: 

Mourey’s in that chase group, and I believe Weighall is still in that large pack as well.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 9:59 Josh
10:00
Josh: 

Driscoll is coming thru the infield, and is dealing with some lapped traffic on these long circuits.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:00 Josh
10:01
Josh: 

Chase pack is down to 14 riders, Trebon is again on the front digging deep, with TJ and JPow sitting pretty —but so are superstars like Heule, De Knegt, Moureym and Page!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:01 Josh
10:01
Josh: 

4 laps to go, it’s about 20 seconds. It’s a lot of riding left, for sure, and some amazing talent at now 19 SECONDS!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:01 Josh
10:02
Andrew @ CXM: 

Shall we try to get you some pics?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:02 Andrew @ CXM
10:02
Josh: 

Heule, Trebon, Johnson, Anthony, Mourey, De Knegt still in that front group. Page is in there somewhere, as is JPOW. So much untapped firepower dangling behind Driscoll!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:02 Josh
10:02
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Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:02 
10:02
Andrew @ CXM: 

that’s your leader.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:02 Andrew @ CXM
10:03
Josh: 

Driscoll thru the barriers, and here comes the chase group

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:03 Josh
10:03
Andrew @ CXM: 

here’s De Knegt:

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:03 Andrew @ CXM
10:03
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de knegt
Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:03 
10:04
Josh: 

Trebon, Heule, Johson, Page, Jones, Anthony, De Knegt… and it’s only 15 SECONDS!!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:04 Josh
10:04
Josh: 

Adam Craig is also on the tail end of that group, and it’s whittling itself down to 14 riders.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:04 Josh
10:05
Josh: 

Mourey, Wicks and Kabush are still in that lead group!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:05 Josh
10:05
Josh: 

Wow, great rides from Kabush and Wicks, hanging tough in this star-studded field

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:05 Josh
10:06
Josh: 

Gap is still 15 seconds to Driscoll.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:06 Josh
10:06
Josh: 

3.5 laps to go. Hoooooo-WEEE. Any bets if it’ll last?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:06 Josh
10:06
Josh: 

There’s so much horsepower still largely untested, and I can’t imagine Driscoll has much left in the tank. Adrenaline + Guts = PERFORMANCE!, but how long can he hold it?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:06 Josh
10:07
Josh: 

PAGE ATTACKS!!!! Johnson with him, Trebon following along!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:07 Josh
10:07
Josh: 

3 laps to go !!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:07 Josh
10:08
Josh: 

14 seconds, Trebon, Johnson, Page, De Knegt, the young Dutch rider Lars Van Der Haar–the best U23 race in the race right now.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:08 Josh
10:09
Josh: 

One of the Rabo riders is now surging off the front!@

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:09 Josh
10:10
Josh: 

CHRIS JONES is going clear in second, but Trebon is digging deep to bring him bakc. The gap is 13 seconds.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:10 Josh
10:10
Josh: 

Jones is doing the new Rapha-Focus kit proud

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:10 Josh
10:10
Now who do you think will win?
Driscoll, Duh
 ( 14% )

Trebon

 ( 22% )

Page

 ( 13% )

Johnson

 ( 20% )

Jones

 ( 9% )

De Kneght

 ( 23% )

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:10 
10:11
Josh: 

Wanna take a quick second to thank Greg Hudson of Corsa Concepts wheels for contributing photos to our feed and keeping images coming in.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:11 Josh
10:11
Josh: 

About a dozen riders working to bring back the leader.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:11 Josh
10:11
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Jones in second into TRP run up
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:11 cxmlive
10:12
Josh: 

Big news…Todd Wells is still in that group, he’s wearing a mixed Spez and Cal Giant kit for this race, he was well-hidden, but he’s right there with 2.5 laps left to go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:12 Josh
10:12
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trebon chases…but gets no help.
Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:12 
10:14
Andrew @ CXM: 

Driscoll continues to ride a steady pace. He didn’t give up despite the shrinking gap.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:14 Andrew @ CXM
10:14
Andrew @ CXM: 

He’s opening it up again.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:14 Andrew @ CXM
10:14
Andrew @ CXM: 

Two to go! two to go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:14 Andrew @ CXM
10:14
Andrew @ CXM: 

If this comes back together…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:14 Andrew @ CXM
10:14
Andrew @ CXM: 

Scratch that, it’s 22 seconds…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:14 Andrew @ CXM
10:14
Andrew @ CXM: 

Now 24.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:14 Andrew @ CXM
10:15
Twitter
cxmlive: 

More than racing going on here tonight, thanks to Yakima:
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:15 cxmlive
10:15
Josh: 

De Knegt sat up to stretch his back, he’s either feeling the fast pace or getting ready to throw in an attack as the race winds down.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:15 Josh
10:15
Andrew @ CXM: 

Van de Haar now takes up the chase.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:15 Andrew @ CXM
10:16
Josh: 

Wicks has faded well back into maybe the 4th group on the course now, Troy Wells in that group too.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:16 Josh
10:16
Josh: 

Driscoll just back past us @ 24 secs out front

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:16 Josh
10:17
Andrew @ CXM: 

J-Pow and Mourey are up there, but keeping out of the wind.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:17 Andrew @ CXM
10:17
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J-pow and Mourey holding on
Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:17 
10:17
Josh: 

Adam Criag now in 6th, he’s holding his own with his Rabo Dutch teammtes.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:17 Josh
10:17
Andrew @ CXM: 

pics almost as good as live video?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:17 Andrew @ CXM
10:17
Josh: 

trebon, Johnson, Page on the front. Trebon taking it all upon himself.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:17 Josh
10:17
Andrew @ CXM: 

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:17 Andrew @ CXM
10:18
Josh: 

Trebon in the drops and out of the saddle. Already down to a 14 second gap!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:18 Josh
10:18
Josh: 

It’s cat and mouse– but did the pack leave it until too late!?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:18 Josh
10:18
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon is now back at the front. He’s serious about closing it, even though he’s towing Powers and Johnson.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:18 Andrew @ CXM
10:18
Josh: 

That 10 seconds came back in only a few minutes…

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:18 Josh
10:19
Andrew @ CXM: 

The chase pack is stretched out…we hear the bells ramping up. It’s one to go. This one will be close!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:19 Andrew @ CXM
10:19
Josh: 

We’re getting towards our bell lap here in Vegas…and some thumping Led Zeppelin just came on to celebrate the occasion..

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:19 Josh
10:20
Josh: 

Uhhh, no, showed my age…it’s “drop it like it’s hot remix…”

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:20 Josh
10:20
Andrew @ CXM: 

It will be one to go when they cross. They’re making their way to the upper field. Driscoll appears.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:20 Andrew @ CXM
10:20
Josh: 

11 seconds!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:20 Josh
10:20
Andrew @ CXM: 

Now Trebon…and sitting there is Johnson.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:20 Andrew @ CXM
10:20
Andrew @ CXM: 

We can hear the negative racing comments already, but Trebon is giving it his all.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:20 Andrew @ CXM
10:20
Andrew @ CXM: 

One to go! One to go! One to go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:20 Andrew @ CXM
10:21
Andrew @ CXM: 

Johnson leads the group across, soft pedaling. Page and Trebon.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:21 Andrew @ CXM
10:21
Josh: 

WELLS is off the back of that chase group! Wow, that says a lot for sure.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:21 Josh
10:21
Andrew @ CXM: 

Rabobank Giant amassing at the front.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:21 Andrew @ CXM
10:21
Andrew @ CXM: 

Did they leave it too late?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:21 Andrew @ CXM
10:22
Josh: 

The pace slowed and the pack bunched a bit at the start/finish… Johnson was on front and slowing the pace.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:22 Josh
10:22
Andrew @ CXM: 

It’s true teamwork now. Johnson is well positioned.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:22 Andrew @ CXM
10:22
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon attacks!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:22 Andrew @ CXM
10:22
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon, Trebon, Trebon. It’s now or never.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:22 Andrew @ CXM
10:23
Andrew @ CXM: 

Holy crap people, I’m so excited I can barely type. Trebon is closing it fast!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:23 Andrew @ CXM
10:23
Andrew @ CXM: 

Adam Craig is there, now Mourey!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:23 Andrew @ CXM
10:23
Andrew @ CXM: 

Driscoll is coming back.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:23 Andrew @ CXM
10:23
Andrew @ CXM: 

Johnson and Powers are shelled!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:23 Andrew @ CXM
10:24
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon, DeKnegt, Mourey, Heule, Page.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:24 Andrew @ CXM
10:24
Andrew @ CXM: 

This will be down to the last few feet!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:24 Andrew @ CXM
10:24
Andrew @ CXM: 

Four seconds!!!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:24 Andrew @ CXM
10:25
Andrew @ CXM: 

Three seconds!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:25 Andrew @ CXM
10:25
Andrew @ CXM: 

Two seconds.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:25 Andrew @ CXM
10:26
Andrew @ CXM: 

Driscoll is still there!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:26 Andrew @ CXM
10:26
Andrew @ CXM: 

It’s down to 8 bike lengths. Mourey is attacking.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:26 Andrew @ CXM
10:26
Andrew @ CXM: 

Trebon is within 10 feet! Mourey is attacking…slips by Trebon and DeKnegt in the last few corners.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:26 Andrew @ CXM
10:26
Andrew @ CXM: 

They’re nearly up there with Driscoll.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:26 Andrew @ CXM
10:27
Andrew @ CXM: 

Last few corners.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:27 Andrew @ CXM
10:27
Andrew @ CXM: 

must be eight riders left.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:27 Andrew @ CXM
10:27
Andrew @ CXM: 

Mourey enters the last corner in the lead of the chase group…Driscoll still in the lead. Mourey is closing!

Will Driscoll hang on?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:27 Andrew @ CXM
10:27
Andrew @ CXM: 

Mourey pips Driscoll by just half a wheel! Driscoll got passed just at the end…he led until five feet to go!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:27 Andrew @ CXM
10:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

Mourey is undefeated in the USA!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:28 Andrew @ CXM
10:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

De Knegt was third.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:28 Andrew @ CXM
10:28
Andrew @ CXM: 

wow, wow, wow, what a tight finish.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:28 Andrew @ CXM
10:29
Twitter
cxmlive: 

Mourey outsprints Driscoll for the win
[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:29 cxmlive
10:29
Andrew @ CXM: 

we are still catching our breath.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:29 Andrew @ CXM
10:29
Andrew @ CXM: 

trying to find the next places…it was tight. It looks to be:
1) Mourey 2) Driscoll 3) De Knegt 4) Trebon 5) Heule 6) Page 7) Powers 8) Van der Haar 9) Kabush 10) Craig

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:29 Andrew @ CXM
10:29
Andrew @ CXM: 

Stick around folks, we’ll get you some results, maybe a few more pics.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:29 Andrew @ CXM
10:30
Andrew @ CXM: 

Of course, stay tuned for our full race report!

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:30 Andrew @ CXM
10:31
Andrew @ CXM: 

wow, and mourey once again saved his energy for the end. what a sprint finish.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:31 Andrew @ CXM
10:34
[Comment From Aaron Aaron : ] 

Its all about exploiting weakness . Mourey is the American killer

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:34 Aaron
10:36
Andrew @ CXM: 

What a way to end the UCI CrossVegas event.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:36 Andrew @ CXM
10:36
Andrew @ CXM: 

After four races, I have to say this was the most dramatic yet.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:36 Andrew @ CXM
10:37
Andrew @ CXM: 

We’ve backing up with tech content – and pro bike profiles…stay tuned. we’re going to step away for a few minutes to get a few more quotes and some results. who’s up from the east coast still?

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:37 Andrew @ CXM
10:37
[Comment From mourey fan mourey fan : ] 

i think i am going to wear my french national championship skinsuit to bed tonight

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:37 mourey fan
10:37
[Comment From Tom Tom : ] 

The American put on a good show and they made the action! good work USA

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:37 Tom
10:37
[Comment From r.j sizzle r.j sizzle : ] 

trebon almost stopped racing to punch out a spectator who threw a beer in his face

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:37 r.j sizzle
10:38
Twitter
cxmlive: 

http://twitvid.com/47EBM – Mourey gets it at the line! [via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:38 cxmlive
10:42
Twitter
cxmlive: 

The winner!

 

[via Twitter]

Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:42 cxmlive
12:50
[Comment From george george : ] 

thanks for the race play by play

Thursday September 23, 2010 12:50 george
12:50
[Comment From TN Michael TN Michael : ] 

Still up here in Tennessee nearly 1:00am that was an amazing finish thanks for the play by play

Thursday September 23, 2010 12:50 TN Michael
12:50
[Comment From Beny Beny : ] 

Trebon is my hero he was the most active racer

Thursday September 23, 2010 12:50 Beny
12:52
Andrew @ CXM: 

Okay folks, we’re getting our reports up – just got back to the hotel. Thanks for tuning in!

Thursday September 23, 2010 12:52 Andrew @ CXM
12:52
 

 

 
 

 

 

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