Kabush and Sydor Join the Weekend’s Repeat-Fest at Snowy Jim Horner Cyclocross Gran Prix

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Aaron Schooler (H&R Block) on his way to a UCI Cross race best 2nd place.

Aaron Schooler (H&R Block) on his way to a UCI Cross race best 2nd place. © Normon Thibault

Just like Compton, Powers, Johnson and Nash, newly-crowned Canadian National Champions Geoff Kabush and Alison Sydor from the Rocky Mountain – Maxxis team raced to their own clean sweeps this weekend, following up their National Championship wins on Saturday with wins at the Jim Horner Cyclocross Gran Prix in Edmonton.

American Zach McDonald (Classic Cyles) finished fifth, earning his first UCI points as an Elite/U23 racer.

Kabush repeated his 2008 sweep of the two events with a one-minute defeat of Aaron Schooler (H&R Block), while Alison Sydor enjoyed another strong weekend of racing and took advantage of defending champion Wendy Simms’ (Kona) absence to dominate the race take her own sweep of the two days of racing.

Cold temperatures and a sudden snow storm created classic Canadian cyclocross conditions and reminded

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Drew MacKenzie (IRC-Cameron Law) enjoying the UCI pie hand up....with whip cream. © Normon Thibault

spectators and racers why the Canadian season is so short.

Despite the UCI status, it wasn’t all serious racing. Drew MacKenzie (IRC-Cameron Law) risked a UCI violation and took pie feeds, complete with whip cream (see photo). It’s not the only time MacKenzie violated strict UCI rules for a little fame. In 2008, he crossed the southern border to battle Trebon, bubbles and enough beverage hand-ups and man-made dismounts to make a UCI official’s blood boil to steal the golden Speedo at the 2008 SSCXWC.

But it wasn’t just an exclusive Canadian party. Enterprising 2008 Junior Cyclocross National Champion American Zach McDonald rode his new Stevens carbon cyclocross bikes to a strong fifth place in the Elite Men on Sunday in a successful attempt to secure some UCI points.

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Full results:

Men:

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result Points PcR
1 Geoff KABUSH CAN 33 1:03:27 30 30
2 Aaron SCHOOLER CAN 25 1:04:26 20 20
3 Craig RICHEY CAN 26 1:04:32 15 15
4 Derrick ST JOHN CAN 33 1:04:43 12 12
5 Zach MC DONALD USA 19 1:05:05 10 10
6 Tyler TRACE CAN 26 1:05:08 8 8
7 Kevin NOILES CAN 30 1:05:27 6 6
8 Mike GARRIGAN CAN 29 1:05:35 4 4
9 Evan GUTHRIE CAN 19 1:05:43 2 2
10 Shawn BUNNIN CAN 27 1:05:52 1 1
11 Mathew HEWITT CAN 33 1:06:26
12 Steve FISHER USA 20 1:06:45
13 Shaun ADAMSON CAN 24 1:07:08
14 Simon LAMBERT-LEMAY CAN 20 1:07:25
15 Mark BATTY CAN 24 1:07:35
16 Jared STAFFORD CAN 19 1:07:38
17 Drew MCKENZIE CAN 32 1:07:44
18 Nick BERRY CAN 31 1:07:59
19 Nick FRIESEN CAN 30 1:08:14
20 Ryan HOPPING CAN 26 1:08:32
21 Andre SUTTON CAN 39 1:08:50
22 Matthew KRAHN CAN 22 1:08:58
23 Paul TICHELAAR CAN 28 1:09:12
24 Russell ANDERSON CAN 32 1:09:20
25 Chris MCNEIL CAN 33 1:09:30
26 Kyle DOUGLAS CAN 24 1:09:33
27 Justin MIDDLETON CAN 20 1:10:02
28 Brian ROBINSON CAN 22 1:10:05
29 Kyle FRY CAN 21 1:11:06
30 Glen RENDALL CAN 41 1:11:29
31 Jonathan BENSKIN CAN 29 1:11:57
32 Stefan SCHREIBER GER 30 1:12:28
33 Kyle ANDERSON CAN 27 1:12:38
34 Cory DICKINSON CAN 25 1:12:42
35 Peter KNIGHT CAN 21 1:13:06
36 Bailey MCKNIGHT CAN 20 1:13:34

Women:

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result Points
1 Alison SYDOR CAN 44 42:05 20
2 Natasha ELLIOTT CAN 32 43:22 15
3 Pepper HARLTON CAN 25 45:06 12
4 Mical DYCK CAN 28 45:52 10
5 Sarah STEWART CAN 32 46:03 8
6 Jean Ann MCKIRDY CAN 26 46:09 5
7 Vicki THOMAS CAN 38 46:18 4
8 Bridget LINDER CAN 30 47:10 3
9 Loni KLETTL CAN 51 48:02 2
10 Caeli BARRON CAN 18 48:42 1
11 Andrea BUNNIN CAN 23 49:23
12 Shantel KOENIG CAN 33 49:51
13 Susan CLARKE CAN 37 50:19
14 Shari BOYLE CAN 37 50:53
15 Katy CURTIS CAN 28 51:03

Juniors:

nk Name Nat. Age* Result Points PcR
1 Kris DAHL CAN 18 42:01 10 10
2 Kiernan ORANGE CAN 18 42:30 6 6
3 Mackenzie CARSON CAN 18 43:03 4 4
4 Conor O’BRIEN CAN 18 43:07 2 2
5 Jayden ALDRICH CAN 18 43:21 1 1
6 Mac GARVIN CAN 18 52:01

 

 

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