Crystal Anthony has been notching up top 25s in Europe. © Bart Hazen/Cyclocross Magazine

Crystal Anthony has been notching up top 25s in Europe. © Bart Hazen/Cyclocross Magazine

Crystal Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit) was able to use her recent experience of the deep mud in Europe to propel herself to a big win today at the surprisingly muddy Resolution Cross Cup in Garland, Texas, just outside Dallas. This is her second UCI win of the season, the first coming at NBX, where in the same situation, she was fresh off the European racing scene.

Of the four World Cup stages Anthony was present form she consistently finished in the top 25. She finished ahead of Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo), who with the second place on the day now has stood on the podium at six straight races (five UCI, one Colorado State Championship).

Mo Bruno Roy took third, coming off two victories at the unsanctioned and popular Ice Weasels race, both in the Single Speed and Elite Women categories. This is her fourth trip to a UCI podium this season.

In the Men’s Elite Race, a deeper field made the early trip to Texas than what we saw in the women’s race, with Zach McDonald, Ryan Trebon, Justin Lindine, Allen Krughoff, Dan Timmerman, Jamey Driscoll and Jerome Townsend all lining hope with hopes of a confidence-building win leading into Nationals.

In the end, course conditions created large time gaps, and entering the last lap, McDonald, Lindine and Timmermand were the three left with hope of taking the win.

McDonald, racing in front of his Texas-based sponsors, escaped a surging Lindine for his first UCI win of the season (although he also scored the record payout for his win at the unsanctioned Subaru STARCROSSED earlier in September). He couldn’t have taken a more opposite approach than Anthony coming into this race. With the exception of the CXLA race, ever since he suddenly switched to racing for Cyclocross Project 2015 after a brief stint with KCCX, he has mainly ridden in local Texas races, where he found lots of success.

Justin Lindine (Redline) followed McDonald after a blazing fast last lap surge propelled him to second place and dropped a fading Timmerman.

Although Lindine is a well-known racer, last year, he surprised many with an eighth place finish in the Elite Men’s race at the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships after winning the Masters 30-34 Men, and looks to be coming into this year in Austin looking to exceed his past results. Dan Timmerman (House Industries/SimpleHuman/Richard Sachs)  rounded out the podium in Dallas.

2015 Resolution Cross Cup Day 1 Men's Results - Garland, TX

PlaceBibNameCity, StateTeamTime
155Zach MCDONALDBainbridge Island, WACyclocross Project 20151:05:29
228Justin LINDINENorth Ogden, UTRedline Factory / NBX1:05:36
45Ryan TREBONBend, ORCannondale/Cyclocrossworld1:06:45
515Kerry WERNERBirdsboro, PAOptum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1:07:17
610James DRISCOLLPark City, UTRaleigh / Clement1:07:36
720Jerome TOWNSENDPrinceton, MAJoe's Garage CX p/b BikeReg.com1:08:02
84Allen KRUGHOFFBoulder, CONoosa Professional Cyclocross Team1:08:24
917Troy WELLSDurango, COTeam CLIF BAR1:09:37
1018Cody KAISEREl Dorado Hills, CALangeTwins / Specialized1:09:55
1125Tristen UHLAustin, TX787 Racing1:10:44
1222Eric THOMPSONShoreview, MNMt. Borah Epic Team1:11:21
1350Payson MCELVEENDurango CoRichard's Rainwater MTB Racing1:12:30
1452Nicholas LEMKEAlbuquerque, NMHiFi/TheFeed/CraftHairStudio1:13:17
1548Joshua JOHNSONFort Wayne, INGiant Factory Off-Road Team1:14:29
1666Chris DRUMMONDOklahoma City, OKBike Lab1:15:04
1724Maxx CHANCEBoulder, COTPC CX1:15:28
1832Taylor SQUILLACIAlbuquerque, NMGet Out! New Mexico1:15:51
1941Josh BAUERRichfield, MNTwin Six1 Lap
2034Nicholas TORRACAGrapevine, TXMad Duck Cyclery2 Lap
2127Craig ETHERIDGESeattle, WARaleigh Bicycles2 Lap
2239Skyler TRUJILLOFort Collins, CONiner Bikes2 Lap
2331David SHEEKHuntington Beach, CASDG/Bellwether pb Krema2 Lap
2443Spencer DOWNINGBoulder, COThe Pros Closet CX2 Lap
2544Zachary CARLSONPlano, TXMatrix/RBM2 Lap
2647Jonathan SUNDTAustin, TXGiant On Road2 Lap
2737Troy KIMBALLAustin, TXAustin Bikes3 Lap
2846Dylan POSTIERStillwater, OKEvoke Racing3 Lap
2940Nathan DUGANWarren OhCRCA/Chimps in Training3 Lap
3053William SHEFTALLSt. Francisville, LARaising Cane's Racing3 Lap
3145Mat STEPHENSDallas, TXTeam Elavate Racing4 Lap
3238Katriel STATMANHouston, TXBayou City Racing4 Lap
3336Adam FINCKSan Marcos, TXTeam Velocity Bike Shop4 Lap
DNS29Jeremy POWERSEasthampton, MARapha Focus
DNS35Eric SUTTONSugar Land, TXSugar Cycles Factory Team/Wholesome Sweeteners
DNS49Nathan PHILLIPSSan Antonio, TXMark it Zero
DNS51Jim GENTESSoquel,
DNF21Ian MCPHERSONBoulder, COThe Pros Closet
DNF26Kevin FISHAustin, TXJack and Adams
DNF30Gabriel VARELACoeur D' Alene, IDVertical Earth
DNF33Grant FLICKMinneapolis, MNOmnium Racing
DNF42Tyler CLOUTIERPlano, TXCutaway USA p/b Blackhand Coffee Co

2015 Resolution Cross Cup Day 1 Women's Results - Garland, TX

PlaceBibNameCity, StateTeamTime
120Crystal ANTHONYBeverly, MAOptum p/b Kelly Benefit Strateg0:00:00
224Amanda MILLERFort Collins, COBoulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo0:01:01
35Maureen BRUNO ROYArlington, MABob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:01:32
43Beth Ann ORTONPortland, ORTeam S&M Sellwood Cycle Repair0:02:41
512Meredith MILLERBoulder, CONoosa Professional Cyclocross T0:03:24
610Jessica CUTLERSeattle, WAJamis Bikesport p/b WA Bike Law0:03:59
816Carolina GOMEZVanderkitten CX4:06
915Amanda NAUMANMission Viejo CaSDG-Bellwether pb Krema Peanut5:30
1126Catherine MOOREWaco, TXSquadra Di Servitori7:30
1211Emma WHITEDelanson, Devo Team8:20
1319Rebecca BLATTLakewood, COVan Dessel10:27
1427Porsha STOCKTONAllen, TXCadence cyclery
DNS2Erica ZAVETABrevard, NCAmy D. Racing
DNS25Emma SWARTZMadison WiTeam Wheel and Sprocket