Jingle Cross #3 Rocks Sunday – UPDATE: Photos

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The bikini women take over the single speed race at Jingle Cross © CXMLive

The bikini women take over the single speed race at Jingle Cross © CXMLive

by Brian Morrissey

IOWA CITY, IA – Clouds and wind arrived as the Elite women staged in the starting grid, chasing away the spring-like sunshine enjoyed by the racers on Saturday. The final iteration of the Jingle Cross course was much dryer, however, and many riders even in the lower categories were riding up what previously was a muddy slog.

Both Todd Wells and Meredith Miller escaped early on in their respective races, each growing insurmountable gaps throughout the race to cross the line comfortably alone to complete hat tricks for the weekend. Planet Bike, however, was equally impressive on the teamwork front, posting a series-long podium presence in both fields.

High school senior Kaitlin Antonneau passed teammate Kristin Wentworth (both of Planet Bike) and got a gap of her own with two to go, taking it to the line for second place. Wentworth fended off yesterday’s podium finisher Linda Sone, also a Planet Bike teammate, for third while World’s road race silver medalist Rebecca Much of Chicago rounded out the top five.

Todd Wells rides away early from the pack © Nikki Cyp

Todd Wells rides away early from the pack © Nikki Cyp

The men’s field was blown apart before the first lap was in the books as the Wells brothers furiously attacked to get away early with Ryan Iddings clinging to their wheels like a pit bull. A very sick Troy Wells (CLIF) was unable to hold the pace, however, and was soon overtaken by the group of four behind. Soon huge gaps were growing between leader Todd Wells (Specialized), Iddings in pursuit and the hard-charging chase which included yesterday’s third place finisher Brian Matter.

While Todd Wells’ victory and Iddings’ second place were virtually assured with four to go, the battle for third riveted the crowd as Dave Towle’s iconic “onetogoonetogoonetogo!!!” call whipped them into a fervor. Matter led the chase group most of the way but was overtaken late by Mark Lalonde and Tristan Schouten.

Spectators lined the treacherous turns of Mt. Krumpit as racers clattered down as fast as they dared. One-two-three, out they came from the last barn, down the straightaway to the line, with Lalonde hanging on for third, Schouten in fourth and Matter for fifth.

See our coverage of Jingle Cross Rock from Friday evening and Saturday.

Photo Gallery:

Full Results:

Elite Men:

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result PaR PcR
1 Todd WELLS USA 35 57:41 30 30
2 Ryan IDDINGS USA 26 59:09 20 20
3 Marko LALONDE USA 28 59:23 15 15
4 Tristan SCHOUTEN USA 28 59:26 12 12
5 Brian MATTER USA 32 59:34 10 10
6 Jake WELLS USA 32 59:38 8 8
7 David HACKWORTH USA 21 59:50 6 6
8 Jack HINKENS USA 19 1:00:16 4 4
9 Alex HOWES USA 22 1:00:59 2 2
10 Edmund OVEREND USA 36 1:01:14 1 1
11 Duane DICKEY USA 41 1:01:42
12 Mitch HOKE USA 22 1:02:22
13 Brian JENSEN DEN 34 1:02:54
14 John CURRY USA 29 1:03:04
15 Scott MCLAUGHLIN USA 41 1:03:11
16 James LALONDE USA 25 1:03:16
17 Joseph SCHMALZ USA 20 1:03:46
18 Ben POPPER USA 28 1:04:08
19 Ryan KNAPP USA 26 1:04:21
20 Kevin KLUG USA 39 1:04:30
21 Kevin MCCONNELL USA 29 1:04:59
22 Brady KAPPIUS USA 23 1:05:24
23 Jesse RIENTS USA 33 1:05:39
24 Michael HEMME USA 31 1:07:04
25 Shadd SMITH USA 39
26 David BLOCK USA 19
27 Jacob HELMBRECHT USA 34
28 Adam MILLS USA 31
29 Teodoro RAMOS USA 34
30 Mathew ALLEN USA 29
31 David SACHS USA 29
32 Bill STREET USA 25
33 John MEEHAN USA 46

Elite Women:

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result Pts Pts
1 Meredith MILLER USA 37 47:26 20 20
2 Kaitlin ANTONNEAU USA 18 49:27 15 15
3 Kristin WENTWORTH USA 31 50:09 12 12
4 Linda SONE USA 38 50:13 10 10
5 Rebecca MUCH USA 24 51:41 8 8
6 Kari STUDLEY USA 30 52:21 5 5
7 Marne SMILEY USA 28 52:48 4 4
8 Robin WILLIAMS USA 31 52:57 3 3
9 Kris WALKER USA 49 53:12 2 2
10 Lisa CURRY USA 29 55:12 1 1
11 Megan ELLIOTT USA 28 57:06
12 Holly KLUG USA 39
13 Kathryn STEUDEL USA 25
14 Patti KAUFMANN USA 52

 

 

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