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ASHEVILLE, North Carolina—In a show of force that let him live his dream, David Thompson (CT Cycling Advancement Program) took the Cyclocross National Championship title in the Junior Men’s 9-10 race.

“I always wanted this victory. I’ve been training for a couple of weeks. I knew I could get it and I just went as hard as I could,” Thompson said after the event.

As the young men tore off the start grid it was Henry Rapinz (Boulder Junior Cycling) who took the group onto the field of battle.

“I thought [Rapinz] would stay on my wheel,” Thompson said when asked if he thought he’d have the ride off the front that he did. It was the first pass of the run up on the two lap race that Thompson took the lead and from there he extended his advantage over Rapinz and the rest of the field.

Thompson charged the course for the second and final lap and more than one spectator noted how cleanly he was riding sections that gave masters racers trouble earlier in the week.

With the victory out of sight, Rapinz had to settle for second, 59 seconds back, followed by Ryan Drummond (OKCVC Bike Lap) in third, Chase Usma (US Military Academy) in fourth and Caleb Nevins rounding out the five-deep podium.

This was Thompson’s second trip to the podium at Cyclocross Nationals having finished third last year. Hear how he took the win from the newly crowned champion himself and see the full results, below.

Photo gallery below the results.

2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Junior Men 9-10 Full Results

1David THOMPSONCT Cycling Advancement Program16:06.
2Henry RAPINZBoulder Junior Cycling17:05.
3Ryan DRUMMONDOKCVC Bike Lab17:41.
4Chase USMAUS Military Academy18:09.
5Caleb NEVINS19:15.
6Presley EVANSEndorphin Fitness Juniors19:25.
7Roman SIERPINARed Zone Cycling19:30.
8Dillon COSPERBaltimore Youth Cycling20:02.
9Aidan LETZELThe Pony Shop20:02.
10Otis ENGELLong Tail Creative20:21.
11George FRAZIERRed Zone Cycling20:50.
12Zachary LOWELift Center Racing20:57.
13Joe SPRANGERRad Racing NW20:59.
14Miles MATTERN21:08.
15William FOWLER21:23.
16David NORTHCOTT22:07.
17Calvin CONAWAYMidwest Development Cycling Inc22:11.
18Patrick URICHICH22:13.
19Cole WOODSON22:53.
20Asher STRAUSSHammerCross23:24.
21Braeden PARKER24:28.
22Gus LYNOTTBaltimore Youth Cycling25:28.
23Teague QUIGLEY26:04.
24Owen BOTTBaltimore Youth Cycling26:07.
25Nathan FURFurman University27:57.
26Joshua HILLS28:09.
27Jacob GERKENSBaltimore Youth Cycling28:53.
28Luke NEVIUSEvolution Jr. Devo Team29:52.
29Eamon MCINTYREThe Pony Shop30:24.
30Baden ROGANFrazier Cycling Juniors30:39.
31David HILLS30:59.
32Brayden BUTLER31:08.

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The youngest juniors had little problem with the severe off-cambers. Junior Men 9-10, 2016 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

The youngest juniors had little problem with the severe off-cambers. Junior Men 9-10, 2016 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

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