Cat 4s ready to roll with Louisville's skyline in the background © Craig Dooley

Cat 4s ready to roll with Louisville's skyline in the background © Craig Dooley

Louisville, KY – Tim Johnson (Cannondale prepared by CyclocrossWorld.com) and Georgia Gould (LUNA) stormed to victories today at Day One of the Greenware® US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup presented by Papa John’s Pizza, the debut weekend of the new Eva Bandman Park Cyclocross Venue.

Racing in warm, dry and dusty conditions the racers sped through a course that took full advantage of the natural features afforded by the new venue, including a sand dune section, steep run-up and drops and the now-legendary Green Monster Fly-Over. One racer remarked that this year “the Monster” was actually a relief.

In the men’s race Johnson, Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Ryan Trebon (Kona-FSA) took an early lead and rode together at a blistering pace, sending up rooster tails of dust in their wake.

Tim Johnson stalks Ryan Trebon © Greg Sailor – VeloArts

Tim Johnson stalks Ryan Trebon © Greg Sailor – VeloArts

Eventually Powers was dropped, leaving Johnson and Trebon to battle it out for the top step of the podium. With five laps to go, Johnson opened a gap coming out of the sand pits and never looked back, powering away to win his second race of the 2010 USGP. Powers fought hard to maintain third, holding off a hard charging group that Todd Wells, Tristan Shouten and Jesse Anthony. Wells, who was 20th in the call-up orders, sliced and diced through the field to earn himself the SRAM Aggressive Rider for the day.

Georgia Gould scampers uphill © Greg Sailor – VeloArts

Georgia Gould scampers uphill © Greg Sailor – VeloArts

In the women’s race Georgia Gould showed that her form is excellent as a she opened a gap on lap one and kept it. Meredith Miller and Natasha Elliott, along with several other top women, suffered a crash in the sand, which was all the opportunity Gould needed to seize the win. While Miller experienced mechanical trouble, Elliott surged along  holding her position ahead of a four-woman chase that included Laura van Guilder, Kaitlin Antonneau, Kathy Sherwin, Nicole Duke and eventually Miller.

Duke, a former downhill champion, took the honors as the SRAM Most Aggressive Rider for her seventh place finish after moving herself up through the field in impressive fashion.

Full Results beneath Photo Galleries.

Women’s Photo Gallery by Amy Dykema:

Men’s Photo Gallery by Amy Dykema:

Photo Gallery:

Full Results:

Men

RankNameNat.Age*ResultPaRPcR
1Timothy JOHNSONUSA3457:26:008080
2Ryan TREBONUSA3057:41:006060
3Jeremy POWERSUSA2858:45:004040
4Todd WELLSUSA3658:53:003030
5Tristan SCHOUTENUSA2959:02:002525
6Jesse ANTHONYUSA2659:19:002020
7James DRISCOLLUSA2501:00:031717
8Christopher JONESUSA3201:00:141515
9Derrick ST JOHNCAN3401:00:191212
10Barry WICKSUSA3001:00:411010
11Davide FRATTINIITA3301:00:4788
12Brian MATTERUSA3301:00:5066
13Geoff KABUSHCAN3401:00:5744
14Matt PACOCHAUSA3201:01:1122
15Adam MCGRATHUSA2401:01:4411
16Daniel SUMMERHILLUSA2201:02:46
17Luke KEOUGHUSA20
18Marko LALONDEUSA29
19Cody KAISERUSA19
20Justin ROBINSONUSA36
21Troy WELLSUSA27
22Brady KAPPIUSUSA24
23Frank SPITERIUSA25
24Tom BURKEUSA32
25Greg WITTWERUSA28
26Mike SHERERUSA25
27Joachim PARBODEN37
28Ryan IDDINGSUSA27
29Mitch HOKEUSA23
30Jeremy FERGUSONUSA21
31Brad COLEUSA30
32Joseph SCHMALZUSA21
33Troy HEITHECKERUSA35
34Dave HACKWORTHYUSA22
35Andrew REARDONUSA29
36Robin ECKMANNGER19
37Matt SHRIVERUSA31
38Eric WONDERGEMUSA34
39Clayton OMERUSA21
40Steve FISHERUSA21
41Noah METZLERUSA24
42William FYFEUSA32
43Bryan FAWLEYUSA26
44Scott MCLAUGHLINUSA42
45Robert KENDALLUSA40
46Kevin MCCONNELLUSA30
47Skyler TRUJILLOUSA19
48Josh JOHNSONUSA35
49Christopher BOGEDINUSA22
50Cary FRIDRICHUSA28
51David MCNEALUSA37
52Erik HAMILTONUSA26
53Sean BABCOCKUSA28
54Kip SPAUDEUSA24
55Zachary EDWARDSUSA22
56Mathew ALLENUSA30
57Jason KAREWUSA38
58Joshua WHITMOREUSA35
59Matt SPOHNUSA27
60Daniel GEROWUSA20
61Dustin GREERUSA25
62Gregg SHANEFELTUSA23

Women

RankNameNat.Age*ResultPaRPcR
1Georgia GOULDUSA3137:51:004040
2Natasha ELLIOTTCAN3340:38:003030
3Laura VAN GILDERUSA4740:46:002020
4Kaitlin ANTONNEAUUSA1940:49:001515
5Meredith MILLERUSA3840:50:001010
6Kathy SHERWINUSA3840:52:0088
7Nicole DUKEUSA3741:25:0066
8Teal STETSON-LEEUSA2541:36:0044
9Pepper HARLTONCAN2642:01:0022
10Amanda CAREYUSA3342:32:0011
11Linda SONEUSA3942:47:00
12Ashley JAMESUSA2143:00:00
13Jennifer MAXWELLUSA4443:16:00
14Maureen BRUNO ROYUSA3643:33:00
15Marne SMILEYUSA2943:52:00
16Lisa STRONGUSA3744:00:00
17Kimberly FLYNNUSA3944:03:00
18Robin WILLIAMSUSA32
19Nicole BOREMUSA35
20Lisa HUDSONUSA38
21Erin SILLIMANUSA29
22Holly KLUGUSA40
23Carrie CASH-WOOTTENUSA34
24Anne SCHWARTZUSA44
25Lauri WEBBERUSA47
26Jeanne FLECKUSA46
27Nina ELLIOTTUSA30
28Deb Sweeney WHITMOREUSA39
29Geraldine SCHULZEUSA47
30Amanda MCKAYUSA29
31Meghan KOROLUSA27
32Shannon GIBSONUSA45
33Bridget DONOVANUSA33
34Lynn BUSHUSA32
35Tammy WALLACEUSA34
36Melissa CORLISSUSA40
37Kiersta TUCKERUSA37

WomenSRAM Most Aggressive Rider
Women: Nicole Duke (Hüdz-Subaru)
Men: Todd Wells (Specialized Factory Team)