Our live coverage of the cyclocross racing at the 209 USPG Mercer Cup  is over. You can relive the racing action from Day 1 below:

Live Coverage: USGP Mercer Cup Day 1 – Cyclocross Magazine(11/14/2009)
12:57
Jake – CX Magazine:

Hello one and all and welcome to our live coverage of the 2009 Mercer Cup, the third stop in the 2009 USGP series. The conditions are, once again, muddy as all get out, but not nearly to the extent that we saw in Mercer County Park last year

Saturday November 14, 2009 12:57 Jake – CX Magazine
12:59
Jake – CX Magazine:

Currently, the Elite Masters race is underway, and had been led from the get go by Ali Goulet, but mechanical isses saw him passed by Roger Aspholm. Matt Kraus is rounding out the podium in third

Saturday November 14, 2009 12:59 Jake – CX Magazine
1:05
Jake – CX Magazine:

Today is definitely a day for the Rhino and the Fango. Grip is fleeting, and the mud and grass is collecting easily on the bikes. It has been drying out some, however, so that may become less of an issue later in the race

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:05 Jake – CX Magazine
1:07
Jake – CX Magazine:

It seems Goulet started way too hot, as now Kraus has passed him for second

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:07 Jake – CX Magazine
1:11
Jake – CX Magazine:

We’re just waiting for Aspholm to cross the line. Goulet seemed to have been closing on Kraus but he was losing ground from the front, so it looks like he’s resigned to third

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:11 Jake – CX Magazine
1:16
Jake – CX Magazine:

So that’s your confirmation, Aspholm takes the win with Kraus in second, with Ali Goulet taking third, holding on to his USGP series leader’s jersey

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:16 Jake – CX Magazine
1:17
Jake – CX Magazine:

Everyone’s now off to take their warmups as we are still clearing the course of masters yet to finish up their day in the office. It’s, in a word, gnarly out there.

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:17 Jake – CX Magazine
1:28
Jake – CX Magazine:

So let’s start talking about the women’s event shall we?

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:28 Jake – CX Magazine
1:29
Jake – CX Magazine:

Leading this year’s charge is favorite, USGP leader, and Czech National Team member, Katerina Nash, riding for the Luna Pro Team

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:29 Jake – CX Magazine
1:29
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash, you would expect, will ride away with things today. She’s been going way faster than anyone else out there, except for Katie Compton

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:29 Jake – CX Magazine
1:30
Jake – CX Magazine:

Georgia Gould, also of the Luna Pro Team, will hope to give her a run for her money and the conditions out there could even things out a bit

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:30 Jake – CX Magazine
1:30
Jake – CX Magazine:

Amy Dombroski, riding for Shlam and Primus Mootry, should be able to hang with the big girls if her recent results are any indication

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:30 Jake – CX Magazine
1:31
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sue Butler is back in the States and over on the East Coast and will hope to hold on to some of that form that got her within one position of a top 15 at a World Cup

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:31 Jake – CX Magazine
1:31
Jake – CX Magazine:

Locals and teammates Laura Van Gilder and Diedre Winfield of C3 – Athletes Serving Athletes will mount a strong challenge

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:31 Jake – CX Magazine
1:32
Jake – CX Magazine:

Natasha Elliot will also hope to continue a strong run of American results riding for Garneau – Club Chaussures – Ogilvy

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:32 Jake – CX Magazine
1:33
Jake – CX Magazine:

Alison Dunlap is the third cog in the Luna Pro Team trifecta and will look to be on the podium

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:33 Jake – CX Magazine
1:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

Alison Sydor, the reigning Canadian National Champion will be on the start line after some time off and will hope to fly the Maxxis-Rocky Mountain colors to a win

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:34 Jake – CX Magazine
1:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

We’re under 15 minute from the start of the Elite Women’s race!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:34 Jake – CX Magazine
1:36
Jake – CX Magazine:

Also of note on the start list is Amanda Carey (Kenda/trainwitheric.com) who has had some strong results this season, especially in the mud, and Meredith Miller (Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) who I’m pretty sure is the current, or former, US Road Champion (pending fact check)

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:36 Jake – CX Magazine
1:38
[Comment From Margin Walker Margin Walker : ]

current us road champ

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:38 Margin Walker
1:38
Jake – CX Magazine:

That’s what I’m talking about, instant fact check

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:38 Jake – CX Magazine
1:38
Jake – CX Magazine:

Word comes down from current Men’s USGP leader Jamey Driscoll: “It’s slow out there, dude”

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:38 Jake – CX Magazine
1:39
Jake – CX Magazine:

We’re about 5 minutes to go time! Even through all this music I can hear Richard Fries calling Elite Women to staging. It’s go time!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:39 Jake – CX Magazine
1:45
Jake – CX Magazine:

I have taken my post, and the race can officially start!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:45 Jake – CX Magazine
1:45
Jake – CX Magazine:

The 1 minute mark has been hit, it’s countdown time

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:45 Jake – CX Magazine
1:46
Jake – CX Magazine:

30 seconds!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:46 Jake – CX Magazine
1:46
Jake – CX Magazine:

Here we go!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:46 Jake – CX Magazine
1:46
Jake – CX Magazine:

Holeshot looks to be Alison Sydor and Amy Dombroski!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:46 Jake – CX Magazine
1:46
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash is third

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:46 Jake – CX Magazine
1:46
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sydor jumped out of the second row, that’s a flying start

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:46 Jake – CX Magazine
1:47
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould is now third, with Butler and Maureen Bruno Roy in fourth and fifth

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:47 Jake – CX Magazine
1:47
Jake – CX Magazine:

Elliot is there as is Van Gilder, Gould doesn’t look so comfortable already

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:47 Jake – CX Magazine
1:47
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sydor makes it through some of the off-camber excitement first, and there are some dismounts

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:47 Jake – CX Magazine
1:48
Jake – CX Magazine:

Dunlap is in the front group with Nash, Butler, Bruno Roy, Elliot, Dunlap and Van Gilder

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:48 Jake – CX Magazine
1:48
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould is already behind a small gap

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:48 Jake – CX Magazine
1:48
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash is now at the front and here comes the move

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:48 Jake – CX Magazine
1:48
Jake – CX Magazine:

Butler and co/ already are off Sydor’s wheel

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:48 Jake – CX Magazine
1:48
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould and Dombroski are back together about 8 back

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:48 Jake – CX Magazine
1:48
Jake – CX Magazine:

Bobbles all over the place, it’s super slick

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:48 Jake – CX Magazine
1:49
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash is already extending, you’ve got to be perfect technically to keep any momentum

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:49 Jake – CX Magazine
1:50
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sydor is next then comes Natasha Elliott then Bruno Roy, Dunlap, Butler, Gould, Dombroski who remounts too early and loses all her speed. Bruno Roy puts a foot down and is passed by all but Gould

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:50 Jake – CX Magazine
1:50
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash already has 12 seconds and they’re not even through a single lap!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:50 Jake – CX Magazine
1:51
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash just looks way smoother on the bike than second place – Sydor

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:51 Jake – CX Magazine
1:51
Jake – CX Magazine:

If you’re familiar with the Mercer Cup course from years past, the big green stair-ramp flyover has been cannibalized to make a little mini stair climb on one of the off-camber sections

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:51 Jake – CX Magazine
1:52
Jake – CX Magazine:

We now await Nash’s reemergence onto the final straight and to see what kind of carnage has erupted behind

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:52 Jake – CX Magazine
1:53
Jake – CX Magazine:

Guess I have to learn this course a bit better, they’re pretty much right next to me, there’s a group behind with Sydor, Dunlap, Gould and Bruno Roy after they make their way through a long running section

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:53 Jake – CX Magazine
1:53
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould and Dunlap are on the move, dropping Sydor who’s already manhandling her bike

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:53 Jake – CX Magazine
1:54
Jake – CX Magazine:

I’m gonna say it! Katerina Nash is on the rivet!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:54 Jake – CX Magazine
1:54
Jake – CX Magazine:

Georgia Gould has an issue with a bike change and is now on the back of the chase group

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:54 Jake – CX Magazine
1:55
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sydor falls off the Luna duo again and is with Kelli Emmett and Bruno Roy

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:55 Jake – CX Magazine
1:55
Jake – CX Magazine:

Meredith Miller is there then come Dombroski and what looks like Linda Sone of Planet Bike

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:55 Jake – CX Magazine
1:56
Jake – CX Magazine:

Van Gilder is there too, Sydor started fast, but is slipping back.

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:56 Jake – CX Magazine
1:56
Jake – CX Magazine:

Still on the first lap, this is ridiculous. They’re going to do 4 at the most.

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:56 Jake – CX Magazine
1:57
Jake – CX Magazine:

I should be getting some photos sooner or later, and when they come, they’re courtesy of Tom Olesnevich

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:57 Jake – CX Magazine
1:57
Jake – CX Magazine:

Looks like there’s a split in the chase group, with either Gould or Dunlap pulling away

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:57 Jake – CX Magazine
1:57
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash crosses for the first lap, and she’s miles ahead already

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:57 Jake – CX Magazine
1:58
Jake – CX Magazine:

Here comes a time check, but it will be a long wait

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:58 Jake – CX Magazine
1:59
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash with the bike change

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:59 Jake – CX Magazine
1:59
Jake – CX Magazine:

Second wheel is Georgia Gould, with Meredith Miller in third!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:59 Jake – CX Magazine
1:59
Jake – CX Magazine:

She’s got Dunlap for company

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:59 Jake – CX Magazine
1:59
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash has 50 seconds already, that’s only 1 lap in the books!

Saturday November 14, 2009 1:59 Jake – CX Magazine
2:00
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould is second, Miller is third then comes Dunlap

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:00 Jake – CX Magazine
2:00
Jake – CX Magazine:

Emmett is fifth, then Bruno Roy and Dombroski

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:00 Jake – CX Magazine
2:00
Jake – CX Magazine:

Van Gilder is next then comes Butler and Sydor

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:00 Jake – CX Magazine
2:00
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash is looping back and can see her foes now

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:00 Jake – CX Magazine
2:01
Jake – CX Magazine:

Natasha Elliot is next through after Sydor

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:01 Jake – CX Magazine
2:01
Jake – CX Magazine:

Van Gilder now comes through and then Kari Studley. Up ahead is Winfield not Van Gilder

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:01 Jake – CX Magazine
2:01
Jake – CX Magazine:

There goes Rebecca Wellons in her fancy new Stevens Kit, but that’s out of order so she’s not behind Studley

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:01 Jake – CX Magazine
2:02
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s a couple Planet Bikes after Studley with Linda Sone leading Kaitlin Antonneau

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:02 Jake – CX Magazine
2:02
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s a lot of issues happening off that run up section, and everyone keeps having to put feet down

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:02 Jake – CX Magazine
2:02
Jake – CX Magazine:

The order reshuffles there every lap

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:02 Jake – CX Magazine
2:03
Jake – CX Magazine:

Miller is almost on Gould’s wheel. What a ride by her!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:03 Jake – CX Magazine
2:03
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash is rocking the bike back and forth to get through the deep mud section that most are electing to run

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:03 Jake – CX Magazine
2:04
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould has shed miller for the most part, probably thanks to her better technical skills

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:04 Jake – CX Magazine
2:04
Jake – CX Magazine:

The Luna’s are shouldering while Miller pushes, Dunlap is catching back up

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:04 Jake – CX Magazine
2:05
Jake – CX Magazine:

Bruno Roy is running her way away from Emmett and Dombroski. Emmett is trying to ride and losing tons of ground and is passed by Dombroski

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:05 Jake – CX Magazine
2:05
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sydor is next then Winfield who is shadowed by Butler

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:05 Jake – CX Magazine
2:05
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould has her hands full with Miller but she’s doing OK keeping her away

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:05 Jake – CX Magazine
2:06
[Comment From Margin Walker Margin Walker : ]

going deep with name recognition, well done!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:06 Margin Walker
2:06
Jake – CX Magazine:

Emmett skips a bike change and makes up the ground she lost to Bruno Roy

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:06 Jake – CX Magazine
2:07
Jake – CX Magazine:

The pits are a mad house, with guys running back and forth with bikes

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:07 Jake – CX Magazine
2:07
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s 2 races going on, the race for the win, and the race to the pressure washer

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:07 Jake – CX Magazine
2:09
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash crosses to put lap 2 in the books. Seriously, that’s 23 minutes for 2 laps. They’ve got 2 more to go

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:09 Jake – CX Magazine
2:09
Who’s the biggest surprise this season?
Kari Studley

( 12% )

Linda Sone

( 4% )

Meredith Miller

( 36% )

Amanda Carey

( 24% )

Kaitlin Antonneau

( 12% )

CXM’s Jacob Sisson

( 12% )
Saturday November 14, 2009 2:09
2:10
Jake – CX Magazine:

Man Nash could break every part of her bike, run, get a new bike, break that one, run and get a third one, and still get a steak dinner before she crossed the line

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:10 Jake – CX Magazine
2:10
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould has now entered the frame, with Miller still close by she’s at 1:09 with Miller at 1:12

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:10 Jake – CX Magazine
2:11
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s Dunlap in 4th, at 1:34

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:11 Jake – CX Magazine
2:11
Jake – CX Magazine:

Emmett is next through, at 2:06 and she’s with Bruno Roy

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:11 Jake – CX Magazine
2:12
Jake – CX Magazine:

Dombroski leads a group of 3 with Butler and Winfield at 2:15 or so

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:12 Jake – CX Magazine
2:12
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sydor is alone at 2:42

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:12 Jake – CX Magazine
2:12
Jake – CX Magazine:

And seriously, to the currently 13% of people who think I’m a surprise, I’ve been doing this forever yo!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:12 Jake – CX Magazine
2:12
Jake – CX Magazine:

Van Gilder is next at 3:13

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:12 Jake – CX Magazine
2:12
Jake – CX Magazine:

Studley is 3 seconds behind her

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:12 Jake – CX Magazine
2:13
Jake – CX Magazine:

Then is Linda Sone, then Amanda Carey

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:13 Jake – CX Magazine
2:13
Jake – CX Magazine:

Natasha Elliott is a DNF for today. Conditions are not to her liking today

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:13 Jake – CX Magazine
2:13
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kaitlin Antonneau is next, then its Amanda Smith

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:13 Jake – CX Magazine
2:13
[Comment From Larry Larry : ]

How about Andrea Smith as biggest surprise?

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:13 Larry
2:14
Jake – CX Magazine:

Smith has been riding well for a long time, especially in the east coast. She’s in a bigger ocean today though

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:14 Jake – CX Magazine
2:14
Cyclocross Magazine:

Good one Larry. We should have added her.

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:14 Cyclocross Magazine
2:15
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash only has to get through that long running section once more, she’s got this in the bag, but the big battle is between Miller and Gould. Miller refuses to go away

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:15 Jake – CX Magazine
2:15
[Comment From Jeff Jeff : ]

Sounds like that’s Andrea’s coach, Larry Felton chiming in!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:15 Jeff
2:15
[Comment From KiwiMark KiwiMark : ]

Greatings fron Kalmthout, Belgium.

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:15 KiwiMark
2:16
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould is pulling away from Miller through the deeper mud

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:16 Jake – CX Magazine
2:17
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash is lapping traffic as she’s on her way to the bell

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:17 Jake – CX Magazine
2:18
What do you think of the Cannondale / CyclocrossWorld domination this season:
Awesome, good for those boys

( 74% )

Bummer only cuz it makes the big races boring

( 26% )
Saturday November 14, 2009 2:18
2:18
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould continues to inch away from Miller. Even if Miller can’t catch her, she’s having easily the best ride of the day

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:18 Jake – CX Magazine
2:18
Jake – CX Magazine:

Dunlap gets her bike change, its a long way to the next riders, who look like Bruno Roy and Emmett

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:18 Jake – CX Magazine
2:19
Jake – CX Magazine:

Emmett won’t switch bikes, and gaps Bruno Roy in the process

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:19 Jake – CX Magazine
2:19
Jake – CX Magazine:

Looks like Emmett might not have a spare

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:19 Jake – CX Magazine
2:19
Jake – CX Magazine:

Dombroski is on the go, gapping Butler and Winfield

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:19 Jake – CX Magazine
2:20
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sydor takes a smooth change and is away

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:20 Jake – CX Magazine
2:20
[Comment From KiwiMark KiwiMark : ]

Go Kelli!! Time to HTFU!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:20 KiwiMark
2:20
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash is on the pavement, we’ll get a lap time as she crosses

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:20 Jake – CX Magazine
2:20
Jake – CX Magazine:

In the words of Richard Fries, she’s got the 8 pound sledge out

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:20 Jake – CX Magazine
2:21
Jake – CX Magazine:

Since I can’t see the line, I’m going to say her lap time was around 11:30

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:21 Jake – CX Magazine
2:21
Jake – CX Magazine:

She’s got the bell and we look farther down the list to the drama

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:21 Jake – CX Magazine
2:22
Jake – CX Magazine:

Miller lost a bunch of time, she was off her bike for a bit, where Gould could ride

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:22 Jake – CX Magazine
2:22
Jake – CX Magazine:

Gould is running well after there were some doubts about where her season was trending

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:22 Jake – CX Magazine
2:23
Jake – CX Magazine:

Bruno Roy has shed Emmett!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:23 Jake – CX Magazine
2:24
Jake – CX Magazine:

That’s fifth place on the line there

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:24 Jake – CX Magazine
2:24
Jake – CX Magazine:

Alison Dunlap rode that last lap with an SRM

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:24 Jake – CX Magazine
2:24
Jake – CX Magazine:

I think…

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:24 Jake – CX Magazine
2:24
Jake – CX Magazine:

Emmett has cracked, Bruno Roy is off

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:24 Jake – CX Magazine
2:25
Jake – CX Magazine:

Dombroski, Butler and Winfield are waging battle behind, that’s going to be a great battle

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:25 Jake – CX Magazine
2:25
Jake – CX Magazine:

I was wrong, Emmett does have bike spares. Bruno Roy and Emmet traded places that time through, with Bruno Roy skipping the bike change and Emmett taking one

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:25 Jake – CX Magazine
2:25
Jake – CX Magazine:

Sydor is DEEP in the pain cave, but she’s hanging tough

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:25 Jake – CX Magazine
2:26
Cyclocross Magazine:

Dunlap is fresh off her first victory since coming back from retirement at Iceman, granted it was on fat tires.

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:26 Cyclocross Magazine
2:26
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kari Studley is having a great ride behind Sydor

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:26 Jake – CX Magazine
2:27
Jake – CX Magazine:

Van Gilder does not love these conditions, and she’s behind Studley, both skip a bike swap while Linda Sone switches

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:27 Jake – CX Magazine
2:27
Jake – CX Magazine:

Miller’s fight looks to be over, she’ll hang on to third

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:27 Jake – CX Magazine
2:28
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash takes her final change, she’s hoping everyone on that rig will stay together

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:28 Jake – CX Magazine
2:29
Jake – CX Magazine:

Bruno Roy has extended her advantage over Emmett. That’s a great ride for both those riders

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:29 Jake – CX Magazine
2:30
Jake – CX Magazine:

Emmett better turn those pedals over quick, Dombroski has dropped her group and is closing on the Giant rider

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:30 Jake – CX Magazine
2:30
Jake – CX Magazine:

Winfield is behind her, chasing, then its Butler

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:30 Jake – CX Magazine
2:31
Jake – CX Magazine:

Emmett should have enough of a cushion, however

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:31 Jake – CX Magazine
2:32
Jake – CX Magazine:

At this rate, Nash could be a dark horse for Worlds, considering she’s a home rider

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:32 Jake – CX Magazine
2:32
Jake – CX Magazine:

Dombroski skips a bike swap further extending over Winfield

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:32 Jake – CX Magazine
2:32
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nash is on the pavement, taking the win and extending her USGP lead!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:32 Jake – CX Magazine
2:33
Jake – CX Magazine:

That was thoroughly dominant. She’s a class above for sure

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:33 Jake – CX Magazine
2:33
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s Gould, taking home second place!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:33 Jake – CX Magazine
2:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

No doubt Miller should get the Sram Most Aggressive Rider prize, but we’ll see

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:34 Jake – CX Magazine
2:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

Miller is on the pavement and secures third

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:34 Jake – CX Magazine
2:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

Miller came out of the second row to grab that finish

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:34 Jake – CX Magazine
2:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

Now we wait for Dunlap and the rest of the top 5

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:34 Jake – CX Magazine
2:35
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s Dunlap and she’s in for fourth, the rennaisance continues

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:35 Jake – CX Magazine
2:35
Jake – CX Magazine:

Luna goes 1-2-4. Not bad!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:35 Jake – CX Magazine
2:36
Jake – CX Magazine:

Bruno Roy looks to have finished off fifth place

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:36 Jake – CX Magazine
2:36
Jake – CX Magazine:

Emmett cruises down the pavement, and Dombroski almost made it, but she wasn’t close enough

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:36 Jake – CX Magazine
2:36
Jake – CX Magazine:

Diedre Winfield grabs seventh, with Butler now in for 8th

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:36 Jake – CX Magazine
2:37
Jake – CX Magazine:

Excuse, 8th and 9th respectively

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:37 Jake – CX Magazine
2:37
Jake – CX Magazine:

Alison Sydor had a super fast start but faded a bit and takes 10th

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:37 Jake – CX Magazine
2:37
Jake – CX Magazine:

I’ll get everyone as far down as I can

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:37 Jake – CX Magazine
2:38
Jake – CX Magazine:

Laura Van Gilder cruises home in 11th, then its a sprint between Studley and Sone, and Sone takes it for 12th

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:38 Jake – CX Magazine
2:39
Jake – CX Magazine:

Antonneau now hits the pavement for 14th, with Amanda Carey cracking and falling to 15th

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:39 Jake – CX Magazine
2:39
Jake – CX Magazine:

That’s your top 15, I’ve gotta go grab a jacket and I’ll be back shortly

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:39 Jake – CX Magazine
2:40
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s New England phenom Andrea Smith in 16th

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:40 Jake – CX Magazine
2:40
Who Will Win the Elite Men’s Race
Ryan Trebon

( 24% )

Tim Johnson

( 49% )

Geoff Kabush

( 2% )

Jamey Driscoll

( 10% )

Barry Wicks

( 3% )

Someone Else

( 12% )
Saturday November 14, 2009 2:40
2:44
Jake – CX Magazine:

So here’s your Sram Most Aggressive Rider: Merredith Miller!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:44 Jake – CX Magazine
2:46
Jake – CX Magazine:

So now let’s take a look at the men’s competition

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:46 Jake – CX Magazine
2:46
Jake – CX Magazine:

Tim Johnson (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) has to be the overwhelming favorite for victory today but he’ll be matched closely by Kona’s American Champion – Ryan Trebon

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:46 Jake – CX Magazine
2:47
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jamey Driscoll will be in Johnson’s corner while Trebon will have Barry Wicks on his side for help

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:47 Jake – CX Magazine
2:47
Jake – CX Magazine:

Chris Jones (Champion Systems) will hope that the mud wont slow him down too badly

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:47 Jake – CX Magazine
2:48
Jake – CX Magazine:

Canadian Champion Geoff Kabush should be able to hang with the leaders, but he’s been battling the flu for some time now, so his fitness is a question mark

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:48 Jake – CX Magazine
2:48
Jake – CX Magazine:

Nick Weighall is over on the East Coast and has been riding well, riding for Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized. He’s the reigning U23 National Champion

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:48 Jake – CX Magazine
2:49
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jesse Anthony (Jamis Bikes) will look to go a little better than his last few weekends

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:49 Jake – CX Magazine
2:49
Jake – CX Magazine:

Danny Summerhill (Felt-Holowesko) will be the strong man for the Espoirs competition

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:49 Jake – CX Magazine
2:53
[Comment From wb wb : ]

who’s on the front row today?

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:53 wb
2:53
Jake – CX Magazine:

The front row is as follows ranked by UCI points:
1) Tim Johnson (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com)
2) Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com)
4) Ryan Trebon (Kona)
5) Chris Jones (Champion Systems)
6) Dan Timmerman (RGM Watches – Richard Sachs – Radix)
7) Geoff Kabush (Maxxis – Rocky Mountain)
8) Barry Wicks (Kona)
9) Davide Frattini (Team Fuji)

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:53 Jake – CX Magazine
2:54
Jake – CX Magazine:

But he should expect challenges from the likes of Valentin Scherz (Pro Cycles-Scott), Luke Keough (Corner Cycle), Jerome Townsend (Bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/IF) and Zach McDonald (Classic Cycles), your current Junior Champion

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:54 Jake – CX Magazine
2:54
JMack – CX Magazine:

Scherz has certainly established his presence here on the East Coast.

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:54 JMack – CX Magazine
2:55
[Comment From cx - supa fan cx - supa fan : ]

Nice job Jake & Cyclocross Magazine! It seems even the other sites like cyclingnews and velonews use you guys as coverage! They should totally pay CXM.

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:55 cx – supa fan
2:55
[Comment From mw mw : ]

Is Powers not racing?

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:55 mw
2:55
Cyclocross Magazine:

Powers is sick this weekend

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:55 Cyclocross Magazine
2:57
Who’s gonna win the men’s race?
Treefarm

( 36% )

J-Me

( 0% )

Timmy J

( 55% )

Wicksnasty

( 9% )

Jones

( 0% )

Other

( 0% )
Saturday November 14, 2009 2:57
2:58
[Comment From Guest Guest : ]

Jake. We miss you at the ECCC meeting. :(

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:58 Guest
2:58
Jake – CX Magazine:

Keep me posted!

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:58 Jake – CX Magazine
2:58
Jake – CX Magazine:

We’re getting staged up and it’s time for a throwdown

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:58 Jake – CX Magazine
2:58
[Comment From DD DD : ]

Can you guys comment on the east coast west coast cyclocross wars?

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:58 DD
2:59
Jake – CX Magazine:

This race is turning more and more into a boxing match.

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:59 Jake – CX Magazine
2:59
[Comment From Mike Creed Mike Creed : ]

Powers has checked into rehab for addiction to blogging about the 80’s club scene

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:59 Mike Creed
3:00
Jake – CX Magazine:

Dan Timmerman has officially usurped the nickname “Caveman” from Erik Tonkin on the East Coast

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:00 Jake – CX Magazine
3:00
Jake – CX Magazine:

I swear I saw Adam Craig wandering around before, but I don’t see him on the start list.

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:00 Jake – CX Magazine
3:01
Jake – CX Magazine:

Oh, duh, and Todd Wells is here too. Obviously he’s at the back since he’s low on points and he’s coming back from that nasty cyst

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:01 Jake – CX Magazine
3:01
Jake – CX Magazine:

There they go!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:01 Jake – CX Magazine
3:01
Jake – CX Magazine:

Frattini grabs the holdeshot, and there goes Kabush to the front!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:01 Jake – CX Magazine
3:02
Jake – CX Magazine:

I think that was former Canadian Champ Mike Garrigan on the front!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:02 Jake – CX Magazine
3:02
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kabush leads things with Scherz second then comes Trebon moving up. Jones is there, then Frattini, Johnson, Weighall and Wicks

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:02 Jake – CX Magazine
3:02
Jake – CX Magazine:

Adam Myerson just shouldered Jesse Anthony into the fence

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:02 Jake – CX Magazine
3:03
Jake – CX Magazine:

I’m sure there wasn’t any malice there, but it looked ugly

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:03 Jake – CX Magazine
3:03
Jake – CX Magazine:

No sign of Driscoll, he’s maybe 20 back!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:03 Jake – CX Magazine
3:03
Jake – CX Magazine:

As things string out I’ll go as far deep as I can!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:03 Jake – CX Magazine
3:04
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kabush continues to lead Scherz, Weighall has moved to third, then Jones, Trebon stumbles up the stairs in fifth, then Wicks, Frattini, Johnson, Jones, Townsend, Summerhill then Mark LaLonde

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:04 Jake – CX Magazine
3:04
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll is moving up but he’s got a long way to go

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:04 Jake – CX Magazine
3:04
Jake – CX Magazine:

Burried down there is Adam Craig and Carl Decker as well asJesse Anthony

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:04 Jake – CX Magazine
3:05
Jake – CX Magazine:

Weighall just ran his way past Scherz and it looks likeJones ia about to make contact with them. There’s a gap forming to Trebon

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:05 Jake – CX Magazine
3:05
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson is coming too

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:05 Jake – CX Magazine
3:06
Jake – CX Magazine:

Remember that long mud section, well Kabush is running, and of the top 4 only Jones made an attempt but gave up

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:06 Jake – CX Magazine
3:07
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jones is towing Weighall up to Kabush. Trebon is in nomans land as Johnson goes past Wicks and heads off after Trebon

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:07 Jake – CX Magazine
3:07
[Comment From eh eh : ]

what happened to driscoll?

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:07 eh
3:07
Jake – CX Magazine:

He’s a slow starter, his one weakness

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:07 Jake – CX Magazine
3:09
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kabush continues to lead as Jones is trying to grab his wheel. Weighall has fallen off the pace, with Trebon fourth and Johnson closing

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:09 Jake – CX Magazine
3:11
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kabush leads onto the pavement, and Jones has faded a bit. Trebon and Johnson are with Weighall, as the heads of state begin to move up

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:11 Jake – CX Magazine
3:11
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon and Johnson are almost to Jones. Kabush’s lead seems to be in jeopardy

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:11 Jake – CX Magazine
3:12
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s a group behind Weighall of Summerhill, Scherz and Tyler Trace I believe

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:12 Jake – CX Magazine
3:12
Jake – CX Magazine:

Just behind them it’s Frattini, then Troy Wells

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:12 Jake – CX Magazine
3:12
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jones took a bike while Trebon and Johnson skipped, as they move forward

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:12 Jake – CX Magazine
3:13
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll is moving as he’s almost up Wicks, who’s behind Troy Wells. With Driscoll is Luke Keough and Gavin Mannion

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:13 Jake – CX Magazine
3:13
Jake – CX Magazine:

Todd Wells makes an appearance next with Mark LaLonde

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:13 Jake – CX Magazine
3:13
[Comment From bb bb : ]

Who won the UCI 17/18 race today?

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:13 bb
3:15
Jake – CX Magazine:

Yannick Eckmann over Cody Kaiser, I think

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:15 Jake – CX Magazine
3:15
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kabush continues to lead, and Trebon may be building mini-gaps over Johnson

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:15 Jake – CX Magazine
3:16
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon, Jones and Johnson have caught Kabush. This is a hell of a ride from Jones

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:16 Jake – CX Magazine
3:16
Jake – CX Magazine:

Weighall is holding on to fifth, as Frattini moves into sixth, then comes Wells, Trace and Summerhill

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:16 Jake – CX Magazine
3:17
Jake – CX Magazine:

Frattini is feeling it, he rode the mud section where everyone else ran and he made up a bunch of time

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:17 Jake – CX Magazine
3:17
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll is moving up he’s in the next group with Scherz and Mannion

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:17 Jake – CX Magazine
3:17
Jake – CX Magazine:

Even if he doesn’t win, Trebon will come away with the USGP jersey, assuming he finishes

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:17 Jake – CX Magazine
3:17
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon has attacked the front and he’s got a couple seconds!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:17 Jake – CX Magazine
3:18
Jake – CX Magazine:

There goes Johnson after him, with Jones on his wheel. Kabush looks cooked

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:18 Jake – CX Magazine
3:18
Jake – CX Magazine:

Frattini just steamrolled through Weighall

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:18 Jake – CX Magazine
3:18
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson is closing and closing

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:18 Jake – CX Magazine
3:20
Jake – CX Magazine:

This is an amaing race for Tyler Trace, who’s attacked his group and only brought along Summerhill

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:20 Jake – CX Magazine
3:20
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson is up to Trebon. Trebon burned a match to attack, but Johnson burned a match to get back

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:20 Jake – CX Magazine
3:20
Jake – CX Magazine:

Something happened to Jones, he’s now behind Kabush

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:20 Jake – CX Magazine
3:21
Jake – CX Magazine:

Fifth is Frattini followed by Weighall

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:21 Jake – CX Magazine
3:21
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon’s extending out over Trebon, Johnson will have to dig dep to get back on

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:21 Jake – CX Magazine
3:21
Jake – CX Magazine:

Troy Wells and Summerhill are with Trace now, then comes Driscoll

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:21 Jake – CX Magazine
3:21
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s 4 laps to go in teh race already

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:21 Jake – CX Magazine
3:22
Jake – CX Magazine:

No bike for either Trebon or Johnson

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:22 Jake – CX Magazine
3:22
Jake – CX Magazine:

Behind Driscoll is Scherz, then Mannion, then Wicks

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:22 Jake – CX Magazine
3:22
Jake – CX Magazine:

There’s a big gap back to the next rider, Todd Wells!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:22 Jake – CX Magazine
3:22
Jake – CX Magazine:

That’s a solid ride following that layoff

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:22 Jake – CX Magazine
3:23
Jake – CX Magazine:

Summerhill, Trace and Wells are up to Frattini and Weighall

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:23 Jake – CX Magazine
3:23
Jake – CX Magazine:

Summerhill is riding like a man on a misison

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:23 Jake – CX Magazine
3:23
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon bobbles and Johnson is on terms

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:23 Jake – CX Magazine
3:23
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll is closing on that group with Wells and Summerhill

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:23 Jake – CX Magazine
3:24
Jake – CX Magazine:

This is just how you want it, Trebon vs. Johnson, East vs. West

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:24 Jake – CX Magazine
3:25
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll is now past Trace and on the wheel of Troy Wells! That’s 8th, I think

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:25 Jake – CX Magazine
3:25
Jake – CX Magazine:

So you know down to Todd Wells, let’s see who’s after that

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:25 Jake – CX Magazine
3:25
Jake – CX Magazine:

That goes to Adam Craig!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:25 Jake – CX Magazine
3:26
Jake – CX Magazine:

Adam Myerson is after Craig then Luke Keough, Derrick St. John and Mark LaLonde. Behind them is Carl Decker and Brian Matter

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:26 Jake – CX Magazine
3:26
Jake – CX Magazine:

Justin Lindine muscles things through next

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:26 Jake – CX Magazine
3:27
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon continues to lead Johnson, taking the initiative. Johnson looks to be sitting on

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:27 Jake – CX Magazine
3:27
Jake – CX Magazine:

Even, smooth bike switches through the pits, Johnson has a small gap to close

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:27 Jake – CX Magazine
3:27
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jones leads Kabush as Kabush finally tosses the glasses

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:27 Jake – CX Magazine
3:27
Twitter
cyclocrossgal:

Leaders #USGP http://yfrog.com/elu2oj

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:27 cyclocrossgal
3:28
Jake – CX Magazine:

Summerhill has attacked his group, and Weighall is gone, as is rattini. Only Troy Wells is along for the ride. Just behind him is USGP leader Driscoll!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:28 Jake – CX Magazine
3:28
Jake – CX Magazine:

Well! I take it back, all the times I’ve been mentioning Tyler Trace, it’s actually been Zach McDonald!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:28 Jake – CX Magazine
3:29
Jake – CX Magazine:

Their numbers are super close togeter, forgive my misreading of the start list

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:29 Jake – CX Magazine
3:30
Jake – CX Magazine:

Adam Craig moves through the pits, ohhhh how embarassing, his bib number is missing a pin!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:30 Jake – CX Magazine
3:30
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon hits the pavement with a couple seconds over Johnson, they get 3 to go

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:30 Jake – CX Magazine
3:31
Jake – CX Magazine:

That couple seconds is actually 10 seconds.

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:31 Jake – CX Magazine
3:31
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jones and Kabush are now together in third

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:31 Jake – CX Magazine
3:32
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson skips a pit to get some ground back on Trebon, who did swap

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:32 Jake – CX Magazine
3:32
Twitter
bikeride:

Trebon leading Johnson USGP Mercer Cup

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:32 bikeride
3:32
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kabush moves ahead of Jones, as Jones snags a bike

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:32 Jake – CX Magazine
3:33
Jake – CX Magazine:

Summerhill and Frattini are now together. Wells either cracked or crashed (probably crashed), as he’s now behind Driscoll too

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:33 Jake – CX Magazine
3:33
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll is closing in on fifth place, currently held by Summerhill

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:33 Jake – CX Magazine
3:33
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon is digging, extending his lead

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:33 Jake – CX Magazine
3:33
Jake – CX Magazine:

McDonald leads Scherz behind Troy Wells

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:33 Jake – CX Magazine
3:33
[Comment From Guest Guest : ]

You are doing a great job covering this! Thanks!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:33 Guest
3:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

Weighall and Wicks are together behind McDonald

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:34 Jake – CX Magazine
3:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

Mannion is next then Todd Wells

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:34 Jake – CX Magazine
3:34
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon has a bobble and a mechanical and Johnson is back!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:34 Jake – CX Magazine
3:35
Jake – CX Magazine:

I take it back, Johnson isn’t back, but he’s closer

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:35 Jake – CX Magazine
3:35
Twitter
joanhan:

Spotted. Stu Thorne sprinting thru the pits #USGP

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:35 joanhan
3:36
Jake – CX Magazine:

This race is Trebon’s to lose, he just looks the faster of the two

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:36 Jake – CX Magazine
3:37
Jake – CX Magazine:

It’s 14 seconds to Johnson now

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:37 Jake – CX Magazine
3:37
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson loses further time as he makes a bike change that Trebon skipped

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:37 Jake – CX Magazine
3:37
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jones has pulled away from Kabush

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:37 Jake – CX Magazine
3:38
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon and Johnson will get 2 to go next time by

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:38 Jake – CX Magazine
3:38
Jake – CX Magazine:

Frattini has taken his turn to gap Summerhill and he’s alone in 5th

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:38 Jake – CX Magazine
3:39
Cyclocross Magazine:

It looks like taking it easy at the SSCXWC has paid off for trebon.

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:39 Cyclocross Magazine
3:40
Twitter
joanhan:

LUNA Chix cooling down and cheering #USGP http://twitgoo.com/543rd

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:40 joanhan
3:40
Jake – CX Magazine:

Seventh is nowWells, Troy, then McDonald and then Scherz then Wicks. Either I missed Driscoll or he’s had an incident

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:40 Jake – CX Magazine
3:40
Jake – CX Magazine:

Todd Wells through the pits now, then Weighall, still no Driscoll

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:40 Jake – CX Magazine
3:40
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon down the pavement, and he gets 2 to go

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:40 Jake – CX Magazine
3:41
Jake – CX Magazine:

I definitely missed Driscoll, he passed Frattini and Summerhill!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:41 Jake – CX Magazine
3:41
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson gets 2 to go now. Trebon will have to stay clean but he should get this one

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:41 Jake – CX Magazine
3:41
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jones now gets 2 to go, and Kabush has fallen way off

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:41 Jake – CX Magazine
3:42
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon takes a bike through the pits, Johnson is out of the running

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:42 Jake – CX Magazine
3:42
Twitter
joanhan:

2 to go. Trebon w 16 sec gap on johnson #USGP

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:42 joanhan
3:42
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson almost skips a bike but elects to grab it at the last minute

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:42 Jake – CX Magazine
3:42
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kabush is scootering!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:42 Jake – CX Magazine
3:42
Jake – CX Magazine:

He’s got a long way to go to the pit!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:42 Jake – CX Magazine
3:42
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll will get him, as will Summerhill and Frattini

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:42 Jake – CX Magazine
3:43
Twitter
joanhan:

Kabush has no chain! #USGP

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:43 joanhan
3:43
Jake – CX Magazine:

Or, should I say, already have!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:43 Jake – CX Magazine
3:43
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jones clips the fence and Jones is down!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:43 Jake – CX Magazine
3:43
Jake – CX Magazine:

Long way to go to Driscoll,but Jones has a derailleuur issue!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:43 Jake – CX Magazine
3:44
Jake – CX Magazine:

He’s still working, dead in the middle of teh track

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:44 Jake – CX Magazine
3:44
Jake – CX Magazine:

He’s fiddling with the wheel, obviously thinking he can get it working

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:44 Jake – CX Magazine
3:44
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll is now back to third, Jones is moving again. He lost a ton of time there!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:44 Jake – CX Magazine
3:44
Jake – CX Magazine:

Frattini has him now

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:44 Jake – CX Magazine
3:44
Jake – CX Magazine:

Summerhill is not far behind

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:44 Jake – CX Magazine
3:45
Jake – CX Magazine:

Kabush is about to hit the pits, he’s been passed by McDonald, Wells and Scherz, but holds off Wicks into the pits

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:45 Jake – CX Magazine
3:45
Jake – CX Magazine:

Todd Wells is in the pits now, not far behind

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:45 Jake – CX Magazine
3:46
Jake – CX Magazine:

Weighall has fallen way off, he’s been caught by Mannion and now is going to be caught by Craig

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:46 Jake – CX Magazine
3:47
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon makes his way to the pits, with Johnson nowhere in sight

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:47 Jake – CX Magazine
3:47
[Comment From Red Cross Red Cross : ]

Does racing in a UCI elite race violate some sort of rule for McDonald as a junior?

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:47 Red Cross
3:47
Jake – CX Magazine:

McDonald is no longer a junior

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:47 Jake – CX Magazine
3:47
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon was a bit clunky through the pits, but he’s off, with plenty of space to work with

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:47 Jake – CX Magazine
3:49
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll is now in the pits, gets a switch and he’s off. Not bad work on his part to get back to third

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:49 Jake – CX Magazine
3:50
Jake – CX Magazine:

Frattini has dropped Summerhill hard, but he’s still got to catch Jones who dropped him equally hard

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:50 Jake – CX Magazine
3:50
[Comment From Struve from Cannondale Struve from Cannondale : ]

I guess you can’t get ALL three steps of the podium every time.

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:50 Struve from Cannondale
3:50
Jake – CX Magazine:

Especially when you only have 2 riders!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:50 Jake – CX Magazine
3:50
Jake – CX Magazine:

Wicks and Scherz are next through, Wicks takes a bike but Scherz skips

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:50 Jake – CX Magazine
3:50
Jake – CX Magazine:

McDonald is close behind

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:50 Jake – CX Magazine
3:51
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon gets the bell!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:51 Jake – CX Magazine
3:51
Jake – CX Magazine:

Todd Wells is next having passed Kabush and Troy Wells!

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:51 Jake – CX Magazine
3:51
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson now gets the bell. This one’s Trebons barring disaster

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:51 Jake – CX Magazine
3:51
Jake – CX Magazine:

Adam Craig is next through the pits

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:51 Jake – CX Magazine
3:52
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon is taking careful lines, making sure he doesn’t lose this race

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:52 Jake – CX Magazine
3:52
[Comment From funurdiesel funurdiesel : ]

looks like treefarm is back…. thanks for the coverage

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:52 funurdiesel
3:52
Jake – CX Magazine:

Behind Craig is Myerson, then Weighall, St. John,Decker and Matter

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:52 Jake – CX Magazine
3:53
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll now gets the bell

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:53 Jake – CX Magazine
3:53
Jake – CX Magazine:

Jones is on the pavement now too

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:53 Jake – CX Magazine
3:53
Jake – CX Magazine:

Rotten luck for what looks like Justin Lindine, wearing number 13, he’s got his running shoes on

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:53 Jake – CX Magazine
3:54
Jake – CX Magazine:

Frattini is past the finish line in fifth

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:54 Jake – CX Magazine
3:54
Jake – CX Magazine:

Summerhill, your top U23 is next

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:54 Jake – CX Magazine
3:54
Jake – CX Magazine:

Scherz, your next U23 is through ahead of Wicks, then comes Todd Wells, then Zach McDonald, your 3rd U23

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:54 Jake – CX Magazine
3:55
Jake – CX Magazine:

Wicks closed to Scherz, that’s going to be a good battle

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:55 Jake – CX Magazine
3:55
Jake – CX Magazine:

Wicks eats up Scherz and is off on his own

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:55 Jake – CX Magazine
3:56
Jake – CX Magazine:

Wells and McDonald are now together

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:56 Jake – CX Magazine
3:56
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon rides through that long mud bog and he’s off again, Johnson isn’t even at it yet

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:56 Jake – CX Magazine
3:57
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon is headed to the pits for the final time. Race, meet bag

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:57 Jake – CX Magazine
3:57
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon just passed U23 USGP Leader David Hackworthy, not a good day for him

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:57 Jake – CX Magazine
3:57
Jake – CX Magazine:

Trebon takes his final bike, and he’s off to victory

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:57 Jake – CX Magazine
3:58
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson is in cruise control now, he’s hemoraging time

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:58 Jake – CX Magazine
3:58
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson now heads through the pits, no sign of Driscoll yet

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:58 Jake – CX Magazine
3:59
Jake – CX Magazine:

There he is, he’s a long way back, but doesn’t look to be in danger of getting caught by Jones

Saturday November 14, 2009 3:59 Jake – CX Magazine
4:00
Jake – CX Magazine:

Over to the finish we go and Trebon takes it!

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:00 Jake – CX Magazine
4:01
Jake – CX Magazine:

Now we wait for Johnson to come home

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:01 Jake – CX Magazine
4:02
Jake – CX Magazine:

Johnson gives it a wave and that’s second for him

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:02 Jake – CX Magazine
4:03
Jake – CX Magazine:

Driscoll will come across now, he’ll lose the USGP jersey, but methinks he’ll get the Sram Most Aggressive prize

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:03 Jake – CX Magazine
4:03
Jake – CX Magazine:

Now Driscoll comes across, a great ride for him

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:03 Jake – CX Magazine
4:04
Jake – CX Magazine:

Despite the mechanical issues, Jones hangs on for Fourth

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:04 Jake – CX Magazine
4:05
Jake – CX Magazine:

Frattini gets fifth as Summerhill gets sixth and the top U23

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:05 Jake – CX Magazine
4:06
Jake – CX Magazine:

Now it’s Barry Wicks, then Valentin Scherz and Zach McDonald – U23 2 and 3

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:06 Jake – CX Magazine
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Kabush is in now, rough day for him

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:07 Jake – CX Magazine
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Trebon, Johnson, Driscol, Jones 4th. Summerhill wins u23 USGP cyclocross Mercer Cup

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:07 bikeride
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Todd Wells is next then Troy Wells

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:07 Jake – CX Magazine
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Something tells me I missed Todd Wells and he was ahead of Kabush

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:08 Jake – CX Magazine
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So there you have it. That’s one round of the USGP’s Mercer Cup in the books

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:13 Jake – CX Magazine
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The Sram Most Aggressive Rider for today, who dropped all the way down to 27th before climbing back to 3rd is Jamey Driscoll!

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:13 Jake – CX Magazine
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Again, bravo and thank you! BTW, who is this?

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:16 Guest
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[Comment From Margin Walker Margin Walker : ]

thanks for the great work today, Jake! it has been highly enjoyable to follow along with you

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:16 Margin Walker
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[Comment From Middleton Middleton : ]

thanks for the coverage guys. this mom now awaits the interviews. yea for Cdale-Ccworld!

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:16 Middleton
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Jake – CX Magazine:

So, Trebon takes the USGP jersey for the day, who knows what tomorrow will bring! It should dry out a bit for tomorrow, so the dynamic may be entirely different

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:16 Jake – CX Magazine
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David Hackworthy holds on to the U23 leader’s jersey, despite a howler of a day

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:16 Jake – CX Magazine
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[Comment From Jim Lehman Jim Lehman : ]

Thanks for the amazing coverage again, makes me feel like I’m part of the action.

Saturday November 14, 2009 4:17 Jim Lehman
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Jake – CX Magazine:

Well folks, that does it for me! Thanks for tuning in! See you tomorrow, same bat time, same bat station!

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