Mud Fund Derby City Cup Day 2 – Updated: Compton Commands the Lead, Powers Comes from Behind
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Day two of the Mudfund Derby City Cup ran under sunny skies and offered yet another thrilling day of racing in the 2013 World Championship venue.
Road-racing standout Amanda Miller (Tibco/To the Top) charged off the line to take the hole shot. Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) put in another patented attack on the second half of the ﬁrst lap and, like Saturday, never looked back.
Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farm) had a tremendous race - never allowing Compton to gain more than a 20 second advantage. Anderson and her teammate Meredith Miller worked hard together for much of the race before Anderson ultimately gapped Miller who ﬁnished a strong third.
Behind them Miller, Crystal Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Beneﬁts) and Nicole Duke (Marin/Spy) traded blows before Miller ultimately faded back to ﬁnish sixth behind Anthony and Duke.
Day two of the men’s race got off to a signiﬁcantly different start than day one. Today’s story was a tale of six. Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) started the battle to take an early lead. Very quickly a group of four formed with Danny Summerhill (FELT/K-Edge), Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com) and Adam Craig (GIANT Factory Off-Road Team) joining the lead group.
Notably absent from the lead group were Jeremy Powers (Rapha FOCUS) and Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com). As the four leaders battled, Johnson surged closer and closer to the leaders. With a lap and half to go, Powers, with the help of teammate Zack McDonald, joined Johnson and the two together ﬁnally made contact with the leaders.
From that point the race got tactical and the attacks came fast and furious. Every rider spent some time on the front as attack after attack was launched. With just a few turns remaining, Trebon looked unstoppable when disaster struck and he washed out in an off-camber corner and relinquished the lead to Powers. Powers held off the charging ﬁeld to claim the top step. Berden, who was clearly inspired today ﬁnished second and Summerhill was third.
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