Racers at day one of the Resolution Cross Cup were treated to slick conditions on course, with the Texas skies opening up right before the start of Saturday’s UCI Elite Races.

Elite Women

The Elite Women’s race was won by Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital/American Classic), who took the lead early as the course conditions turned from slippery to sticky mud.

McFadden (who was profiled in Cyclocross Magazine Issue 30), fought off a hard-charging group containing Sunny Gilbert (Michelob Ultra/Big Shark), Amanda Nauman (SDG – Muscle Monster) and Beth Ann Orton (Kona). McFadden’s pace stayed steady and she was able to pull off a four-second win over the quickly-closing Gilbert, with Nauman coming 51 seconds back in third place.

Elite Men

In the Elite Men’s race, Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh Clement) built on his recent string of success with a win, making quick work of his competitors and taking the victory with a 35 second gap.

The muddy course began to firm up, and riders with a dialed pit crew and the ability to take frequent bike changes were at a disctinct advantage.

Jeremy Durrin (Neon Velo) took the lead early in a group with Driscoll, Lance Haidet (Raleigh-Clement) and Troy Wells (Team Clif Bar).

Driscoll used the front group as a springboard to launch an attack and was joined by Durrin. Durrin fell off Driscoll’s pace quickly, and was joined by Allen Krughoff (Noosa Pro Cyclocross Team) to form an organized chase.

No stranger to the mud—recently winning Jingle Cross in slick conditions—Driscoll kept it smooth and upright for the win. Krughoff dispatched of Durrin with one lap to go to wrap up second place. Durrin held off a hard charging Justin Lindine for the final podium spot.

Stay tuned to as we bring you a race report and full results from Resolution Cross Cup Day Two.

Resolution Cross Cup Day One Elite Men's Results

1James DRISCOLLUSA291:02:36
2Allen KRUGHOFFUSA311:03:11
3Jeremy DURRINUSA271:03:43
4Justin LINDINEUSA311:03:51
5Cody KAISERUSA231:04:13
6Lance HAIDETUSA181:04:20
7Tristan UHLUSA271:04:38
8Andrew JUILIANOUSA271:04:49
9Chris DRUMMONDUSA331:05:00
11Jacob LASLEYUSA381:06:01
12Skyler MACKEYUSA201:06:52
13Josh BAUERUSA251:07:01
14Dylan POSTIERUSA241:07:02
15John PURVISUSA271:07:08
16Nicholas LEMKEUSA321:08:29
17Tyler CLOUTIERUSA261:08:47
18Payson MCELVEENUSA221:10:06
19Oliver VRAMBOUTUSA411:10:24
20Gerald DRUMMONDUSA221:10:39
25Timothy COOKUSA40
26Katriel STATMANUSA29

Resolution Cross Cup Day One Elite Women's Results

1Courtenay MCFADDENUSA3048:10:00
2Sunny GILBERTUSA3648:14:00
3Amanda NAUMANUSA2649:01:00
4Rebecca FahringerUSA2649:02:00
5Beth Ann ORTONUSA3449:51:00
6Christina GOKEY-SMITHUSA4250:08:00
7Kathryn CUMMINGUSA2950:27:00
8Emily KACHOREKUSA3550:28:00
9Rebecca GROSSUSA3551:02:00
10Samantha RUNNELSUSA2451:13:00
11Laura WINBERRYUSA3151:22:00
12Rebecca BLATTUSA3552:25:00
13Catherine MOOREUSA4552:53:00
14Corey COOGAN CISEKUSA3853:02:00
15Therese RHODESAUS2753:11:00
16Hannah FINCHAMPUSA2053:23:00
17Fiona DoughertyUSA1754:32:00
18Heidi WOODUSA3055:12:00
19Jessica SMITH