While the Euros were treated to epic mud conditions at the Spa-Francorchamps Superprestige, day two of the Resolution Cross Cup treated domestic racers to the same epic conditions.

Elite Men

File Photo: Shown here at the Subaru Cyclo-Cup, Jamey Driscoll put on a mud riding clinic to win day two of the Resolution Cross Cup with a huge gap. © Derek Blagg

File Photo: Shown here at the Subaru Cyclo-Cup, Jamey Driscoll put on a mud riding clinic to win day two of the Resolution Cross Cup with a huge gap. © Derek Blagg

Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh-Clement) took the win in challenging conditions, and with his day one victory took the sweep of the weekend’s top podium spot.

Jeremy Durrin (Neon Velo) hit off early, taking the holeshot, quickly to be joined by Troy Wells (Team Clif Bar), Allen Krughoff (Noosa Pro Cyclocross Team) Justin Lindine (Apex / NBX / Trek) and Driscoll.

As was the case on day one, a dialed pit crew was vital, with racers taking a bike change every half-lap. No stranger to difficult muddy conditions, Driscoll’s diesel motor had him going clear, keeping it steady and upright in the mud, and as the race progressed his lead steadily increased.

Wells was able to distance himself from his chase group companions of Durrin and Lindine, and had second locked up going into the final laps.

The battle for third was an interesting one in the anything-goes thick mud. Kevin Bradford-Parrish (SET/coaching Giro ScratchLabs) showed that consistency was key, and made a late race move to go by Durrin, Lindine and Lance Haidet (Raleigh-Clement) who were all, at times, in contention for final podium spot.

When all was said and done, Driscoll came away with the win, Wells second 1:11 behind and Bradford-Parish in third 1:41 behind the winning time.

Elite Women

The Elite Women’s race got to a quick start with Sunny Gilbert (Michelob Ultra/Big Shark) taking the holeshot. The quick start rapidly devolved into a slog as the deep mud of the course sapped the racers legs, requiring them to run or push a huge gear to keep moving forward.

Into lap two, Amanda Nauman (SDG-Muscle Monster) led the race, followed by Gilbert, Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital/American Classic) and Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D. Foundation).

This gap was all Nauman needed. She was able to keep it upright, and keep the power down to build on her lead throughout the race

Behind Nauman, Gilbert and McFadden were chasing. A late surge by Gilbert left her chase companion behind and Gilbert continued on, eating into Nauman’s advantage.

Gilbert eventually ran out of time, and was unable to close the gap to Nauman. Nauman would take the win, with Gilbert 20 seconds behind in second place. McFadden would round out the podium 55 seconds off the winning time.

Resolution Cross Cup Day Two Elite Men's Results

1James DRISCOLLUSA2958:02:00
2Troy WELLSUSA3159:13:00
4Allen KRUGHOFFUSA311:00:06
5Justin LINDINEUSA311:00:15
6Lance HAIDETUSA181:00:34
7Jeremy DURRINUSA271:01:14
8Andrew JUILIANOUSA271:01:41
9Cody KAISERUSA231:02:15
10Chris DRUMMONDUSA331:03:38
11Tristan UHLUSA271:04:25
12Josh BAUERUSA251:04:53
13Dylan POSTIERUSA241:04:57
14Skyler MACKEYUSA201:05:59
15Nicholas LEMKEUSA32
23Katriel STATMANUSA29
26Timothy COOKUSA40

Resolution Cross Cup Day Two Elite Women's Results

1Amanda NAUMANUSA2649:12:00
2Sunny GILBERTUSA3649:32:00
3Courtenay MCFADDENUSA3050:07:00
4Rebecca FAHRINGERUSA2650:43:00
5Corey COOGAN CISEKUSA3852:23:00
6Rebecca BLATTUSA3552:37:00
7Rebecca GROSSUSA3553:02:00
8Christina GOKEY-SMITHUSA4253:25:00
9Emily KACHOREKUSA3554:05:00
10Laura WINBERRYUSA3154:38:00
11Hannah FINCHAMPUSA2056:03:00
12Samantha RUNNELSUSA2456:59:00
13Catherine MOOREUSA4557:15:00
14Heidi WOODUSA3057:16:00
15Therese RHODESAUS2757:28:00
17Mccauley SMITHUSA19