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In contrast to Saturday’s races (report, live updates archive), team tactics were absent from Sunday’s muddy finale of the six-race USGP series. Katerina Nash (Luna) built a comfortable lead on the first lap and with only her teammate Georgia Gould behind her, and kept her lead throughout the race. Gould took second and Portland’s Sue Butler (MonavieCannondale.com) again found herself next to Wendy Simms (Kona) but left the Canadian behind and jumped on the podium with third place. Butler’s teeth-gritting performance earned her the crowd’s support and SRAM most aggressive rider check.

Hell hath no fury like a rider who goes down on the last lap, and Ryan Trebon (Kona) laid it all out in the first half of the race to make sure that Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld.com/Cannondale) would not tag team him like the day before. Despite ten bike changes due to the soupy mud, Trebon built a sizable lead over former USGP series leader Todd Wells (GT) and Johnson. Riders were constantly in and out of the pits as the rain that had kept the women’s racers a bit cleaner dried up and the mud began to thicken. Wells, Powers and Johnson made frequent stops to the pits as mechanics hurried to clean bikes before riders made it back to the pit. In keeping with the local theme, Bend resident Trebon also took the SRAM most aggressive rider prize.

pdx-usgp-day2-img_9687-sm.jpg As the USGP wraps up, promoter Brad Ross gave Oregon ‘cross fans another teaser for 2009. Ross very slyly suggested that the US national race next year might be held “somewhere in this state.” With the success of the Cross Crusade series and many national and international caliber races calling Oregon home, hosting the national championships again is the perfect fit for the Portland race scene. With Bend, Oregon being a likely candidate, Trebon is not only celebrating today’s win, but also the prospect of winning the ’09 national championship in his hometown.

The series titles fell to Nash and Johnson. Nash finished tied with teammate Gould but got the title based on scoring rules.

Check back soon for our expanded report and photos from Joe Sales and Janet Hill.

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Day 2 Results:

Elite Men:

13TREBON RyanKonaUSA1:03:07
24WELLS ToddTeam GtUSA1:03:38
31JOHNSON TimothyCyclocrossworld CannondaleUSA1:03:48
42POWERS JeremyCyclocrossworld CannondaleUSA1:05:22
56WELLS TroyTeam Clif BarUSA1:06:21
68WICKS BarryKonaUSA1:06:29
75JACQUES-MAYNES AndyCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA1:06:49
812*WEIGHALL NicholasRad Racing/Hagens BermanUSA1:07:15
918*SUMMERHILL DanielTeam Clif BarUSA1:08:08
1010TIMMERMAN DanReynolds/Swan CyclesUSA1:08:39
1121*NOBLE ChanceCalifornia GiantUSA1:08:53
1220SHEPPARD ChrisSanta Cruz/Giro/Easton/CAN1:09:04
1346DECKER CarlGiantUSA1:09:16
1416*MCGRATH AdamVandesselUSA1:09:22
1549WORAS SolomonVanillaUSA1:09:47
169PARBO JoachimCcv Leopard CyclesDEN1:09:59
1729SKERRITT ShannonVanilla BicyclesUSA1:10:22
1843HULICK KevinVanilla BicyclesUSA1:10:22
1932*DALLE ANGELINI GianTeam RedlineUSA1:10:47
2025ROBINSON JustinCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA1:10:47
2119CAMERON MollyVanilla Bicycles!USA1:10:50
2253LUELLING BrettCapitol Subaru CyclingUSA1:11:18
2317*SELANDER BjornRidley Factory TeamUSA1:11:19
2431*PETERSON MitchellMonaviecannondale.ComUSA1:11:39
2524BRADFORD-PARISH KevinRedline BikesUSA1:11:50
2657PAXSON SpencerTeam S&M/KonaUSA1:11:50
2726BABCOCK SeanTeam S&MUSA1:11:55
2823MCKENZIE DrewStraight Up Cycles/Argon18CAN1:12:42
2941*FERGUSON JeremyCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA1:12:42
3013STEVENSON RussellRedline BikesUSA-1 Lap
3135*FISHER SteveRad Racing NwUSA-1 Lap
3262SAGER JasonMonavie/CannondaleUSA-1 Lap
3342*HACKWORTHY DaveRidley Factory TeamUSA-2 Laps
3454HOLDEN KristopherVertical Earth/RotorUSA-2 Laps
3547POPPER BenHrs / Rock LobsterUSA-2 Laps
3656BRENNER JosephEschelon EliteUSA-2 Laps
3728IDDINGS RyanLapierre UsaUSA-2 Laps
3851PARRISH ChristopherHagens Berman CyclingUSA-2 Laps
3960FINN JustinSpooky BikesUSA-2 Laps
4040*BERRY JoshuaTeam BodeUSA-3 Laps
4134*LLEWELLYN AndrewCalistoga Racing TeamUSA-3 Laps
4236*HOKE MitchellClif Bar Development Cross TeamUSA-3 Laps
4339*BANNERMAN NathanBicycle Centres – Collision 1USA-3 Laps
4433HUNTER StevenVeloshopUSA-3 Laps
4552YEATER DavidRiver City BicyclesUSA-3 Laps
4650PLEWS EvanCapitol Subaru Cycling/ScottusaUSA-3 Laps
4758CARLILE ScottTai Cycling/Hammer NutritionUSA-3 Laps
4855DODGE BenjaminSugarcrmUSA-4 Laps
DNF11SHRIVER MattUci Ct: The Jittery Joes Pro Cycling TeamUSADNF
DNF14JONES ChristopherSonic/Louis Garneau/ Jittery JoesUSADNF
DNF22*KAPPIUS BradenClif Bar Development Cross TeamUSADNF

Elite Women:

12NASH KaterinaLuna Women’S Mtb TeamCZE00:43:50
24GOULD GeorgiaLunaUSA00:43:58
33BUTLER SusanMonaviecannondale.ComUSA00:45:08
46LLOYD RachelCalifornia Giant Berry FarmsUSA00:45:56
51SIMMS WendyKonaCAN00:46:12
612EMMETT KelliGiant BicyclesUSA00:46:50
75BRUNO ROY MaureenMm Racing P/B Seven CyclesUSA00:46:58
87*DOMBROSKI AmyWebcor/Alto VeloUSA00:47:32
920MILLER MeredithCalifornia Giant Berry FarmsUSA00:48:10
108JACQUES-MAYNES JosieCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedUSA00:48:40
1116WILLIAMS WendyRiver City Bicycle TeamUSA00:48:54
1219VAN METER EmilyRiver City Bicycle TeamUSA00:49:08
1310HARLTON PepperJuventus Cycling ClubCAN00:49:11
1418MAZZA RhondaTeam S&M/Sellwood Cycle RepairUSA00:49:47
1513HOWE BarbaraVelo BellaUSA00:50:51
1621BERG KristiRedline BicyclesUSA00:51:23
1717*RIVERA CorynKahala LagrangeUSA00:51:25
1826RILEY JadineTeam Group HealthGBR00:52:06
1924GUYNUP JoeleIsland Racing Club P/B Robert Cameron LawUSA00:52:35
2015STUDLEY KariVelo Bella – KonaUSA00:54:00
2122GIBSON ShannonVelo Bella – KonaUSA00:54:19
2223STEWART MariaVelo Bella – KonaUSA00:55:46
2314SMILEY MarneUSA-1 Lap
2432HOLDEN ShannonVelo BelloUSA-1 Lap
2528MENSHER JoannaGentle LoversUSA-1 Lap
2630MILLER LiannaSpikeUSA-2 Laps
2727MYSLIWIEC AngelaAvanti/Ti Cycles Racing TeamUSA-2 Laps

Junior Men:

11*MCDONALD ZachClassic CyclesUSA00:39:13
22*MANNION GavinHot Tubes Development Cycling Team Inc.USA00:39:44
33*EMSKY EricRad Racing NwUSA00:40:46
422*TERRY IanRad RacingUSA00:41:31
58*BROWN NathanHot Tubes Development Team Inc.USA00:41:44
66*BARKER AndrewClif Bar Development Cyclo-Cross TeamUSA00:41:44
721*WALLACE ChrisKccx/VergeUSA00:42:26
84*OLEARY ConnorFfkr Architects/Sportsbaseonline.ComUSA00:42:30
917*ECKMANN RobinTeam 5280 MagazineUSA00:42:33
1018*KAISER CodyCalifornia Giant StrawberriesUSA00:42:40
119*SWEDBERG BenjaminRad Racing NwUSA00:42:40
1215*RYAN MorganTeam CicleUSA00:43:13
1311*WATSON-NORRIS GabeRad Racing Hagens Berman LlcUSA00:44:26
1420*CHILENSKI MadisonTeam OregonUSA00:48:40
1519*HOPKINS JeffWillamette Valley CycleryUSA-1 Lap
165*CUTRIGHT ColeOh Boy Oberto/RedlineUSA-1 Lap
1713*STEWART TaylorBicycle Trip Santa CruzUSA-2 Laps
187*KANEG JoshuaBicycle TripUSA-2 Laps
1910*VANDERSTOEP KyleBike TripUSA-2 Laps
DNF16*COX CodyClif Bar Development Cyclo-Cross TeamUSADNF

Final Series Title Standings:

1. Tim Johson / CyclocrossWorld.com /Cannondale
2. Ryan Trebon / KONA
3. Todd Wells / GT

1. Katerina Nash / LUNA
2. Georgia Gould / LUNA
3. Rachel Lloyd / California Giant Berry Farms