Trebon flew through the mud to his first UCI win of the season. © Anthony Skorochod

by Ken Getchell

October 17, 2009; Wilmington, DE, USA:  Georgia Gould (Luna) and Ryan Trebon (Kona) both rode away with heavy-duty wins at the UCI C2 Granogue Cyclocross at Granogue Estate, near Wilmington Delaware, today.  “Feel my bike!” said Gould to a friend shortly after crossing the finish line.  With the accumulation of mud, most estimated that it weighed in the vicinity of thirty pounds.

“It’s the heaviest this race has ever been,” said Men’s runner-up Barry Wicks of Kona.  “You could still ride through Devou last week, but with the grass and the clay soil here, it just grabbed your wheel.”  Had it not been for the weather, one of the big stories may have been the first major course revision for the venerable race in over five years.  But an early Nor’easter brought near-record low temperatures and saturated the region, even dropping snow in some locales less than two hours from the race.  The resultant muddy mess turned even the smallest incline (and even some flat portions), into a run-up.  Though Georgia Gould said afterward of the slippery conditions, “the run-ups were more like hike-briskly-up-the-hills, and sometimes it wasn’t even briskly.”

Georgia Gould dominated the Women’s UCI C2 race from the start.  But it was not a care-free ride as the former MAC Champion did not have a pit bike, a source of concern considering the parade of broken derailleurs in the earlier amateur classes.  Following a long mountain bike season, Interbike, Cross Vegas and the Planet Bike Cup, Gould was giving her body a well-deserved rest.  “But I got tired of sitting in Colorado while my husband (Dusty, team mechanic for Kona’s Trebon and Wicks) had fun with cyclocross out east.  So I booked a ticked Tuesday for a flight Thursday, but I could only bring one bike.”


Bruno Roy excels in the slopy, and finished a strong second. © Anthony Skorochod

Behind Gould, noted mudder Mo Bruno-Roy (M&M Racing/Seven Cycles) ran a smooth race to finish second.  Amanda Carey (Kenda) continued her year of strong performances with a race long battle with current MAC champion Laura Van Gilder.  Early in the race, Carey held the advantage over C3 Athletes Serving Athletes teammates Van Gilder and Dee Dee Winfield.  Winfield never looked settled on the day and dropped back, while Van Gilder clawed her way up to Carey.  The tables were turned during the second half of the race as Van Gilder held the position and Carey dragged her way up on the last lap to make contact and then attack prior to the final corners.  Unfortunately for Carey, the long, paved uphill finish at Granogue perfectly suited Van Gilder, one of the greatest women road sprinters of all time.  Van Gilder took the sprint for third, but to Carey’s credit, she made Van Gilder work hard for it, as Van Gilder was shattered following her anaerobic effort to finish on the podium.

The Men’s race was more of the same, but it took most of the first lap for National Champion Ryan Trebon to establish his lead.  Early protagonists included Adam Myerson (Cycle Smart), Wicks and Swiss U23 racer Valentin Scherz (Pro Cycles Scott Newwork).  By the end of the first lap, Myerson had dropped back and Trebon was off the front.  Wicks and Sherz battled before stabilizing with Wicks in the second position.  The main action was for fourth.  Davide Frattini (Fuji) flatted a rear and elected to change a wheel.  That moved up the battle of Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix) and Adam McGrath (Thule/Van Dessel).  Frattini mounted a pursuit and eventually finished fourth.  McGrath faded in the last quarter of the race and finished in seventh, behind the Richard Sachs/RGM Watches/Radix duo of Dan Timmerman and Will Dugan.  “On a day like this,” said Barry Wicks after the race, “you throw the tactics out and it’s just who’s the strongest and makes the least mistakes.  Today it was Ryan, again.”

The MAC Powered by SRAM Series continues tomorrow with the Wissahickon Cyclocross at the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair grounds in Glenmore Pennsylvania.

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Full Results:

Category: UCI Elite Men 39 starters

Place U23 Time Bib # Last Name First Name Team
1 0:59:37 201 Trebon Ryan Kona
2 1:01:04 208 Wicks Barry Kona
3 U23 1:01:50 213 Scherz Valentin Pro Cycles Scott Newwork
4 1:02:41 203 Frattini Davide Fuki
5 1:03:05 202 Timmerman Dan RICHARD SACHS – RGM WATCHES – RADIX
6 1:03:28 237 Dugan Will RICHARD SACHS – RGM WATCHES – RADIX
7 1:03:30 220 McGrath Adam Thule/Van Dessel
8 1:05:44 205 Dillon Josh RICHARD SACHS – RGM WATCHES – RADIX
9 1:05:50 204 Myerson Adam Cycle-Smart
10 1:05:55 210 Wittwer Greg ALAN North America Cycling Team
11 1:06:07 209 Schempf Weston C3 Athletes Serving Athletes
13 U23 1:06:55 229 Wulfkuhle Patrick Rutgers University Cycling Team
14 1:08:52 235 Bradley Jared Haymarket Bicycles/HomeVisit
15 U23 1:09:47 231 Nieters Joseph Haymarket Bicycles/Home Visit
16 lap-1 224 Dombrowski Bill Van Dessel Factory Team
17 lap-1 217 Elliston andrew NYC Velo
18 lap-1 212 crooks Rickey Echappe Equipment Elite Team
19 lap-1 206 Visinski Ryan Battley HARLEY-DAVIDSON
20 lap-1 219 Dewald Adam Adventures For the Cure
21 lap-1 227 Driscoll Michael Highland Park Hermes p/b Kim’s Bike Shop
12 lap-1 211 Jenks Andrew C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
23 lap-1 218 mihalik Ian Team BBC
27 lap-1 233 Mathias Jeffrey ALAN / Richmond Pro
22 lap-1 221 nelessen michael Freddie Fu Cycling Team
28 lap-1 230 Farabaugh Bradley South Mountain Cycles
29 lap-1 239 Langlois Kirt Sexual Camel
30 lap-1 236 Buckles Bryan Hudz – Subaru
31 lap-1 238 Ford Jordan Breakaway
32 lap-1 214 Fitzpatrick Matt Dynaflo Racing
dnf lap-1 222 Fawley Christopher Secret Henry’s Team
25 U23 lap-1 234 Kahlenberg Adam Hershey Cancer Institute-GPOA Cannondale
dnf lap-1 223 Spohn Peter Embrocation/IGLEHEART/MadAlchemy
dnf DNF 228 Consorto J Gabriel Echappe Equipment Elite Team
DNS U23 DNF 215 Rubijono Elliott Seigler Sports
DNS DNF 225 Lloyd stephen Indiana Regional Medical Center
DNS DNS 232 Craddock Adam Wissahickon
DNF DNS 207 cummings Tyler Boo Bicycles
26 DNS 226 Szczepanski Dan Embrocation Cycling Journal
24 DNF 216 Wren guillaume Van Dessel Factory Team

Category: UCI Elite Women 31 starters

Place 35+ Time Bib # Last Name First Name Team
1 41:20 254 0 GEORGIA Luna Pro Team
2 35+ 43:01 251 0 Maureen MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles
3 35+ 44:34 252 0 LAURA C3 Athletes Serving Athletes
4 44:36 255 0 Amanda Kenda/
5 45:37 256 0 Deidre C3 – Athletes Serving Athletes
6 46:45 261 0 Barbara Vanderkitten
7 46:47 253 0 Rebecca Team Plan C
8 35+ 46:50 281 0 sally Hub Racing
9 lap-1 257 0 nikki Human Zoom Pabst Blue Ribbon
10 DNS 260 0 arley Hub Racing
11 DNS 259 0 Kristin Human Zoom/Pabst Blue Ribbon
12 35+ DNF 263 0 Lauri Secret Henry’s Team
13 lap-1 262 0 Carolyn Cape Atlantic Racing/
14 48:54 276 0 Amy C3 – Athletes Serving Athletes
15 35+ 50:15 265 0 Diane C3 – Athletes Serving Athletes
16 51:47 271 0 Lenore unattached
17 52:27 277 0 Andrea Human Zoom / Pabst Blue Ribbon
18 53:02 274 0 Heidi C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
19 lap-2 280 0 Julie Alan North America Cycling
20 54:11 267 0 Kristine Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon
21 55:36 275 0 Evie Inland Back To Dirt Racing
22 35+ lap-1 269 0 BETH Verge Test Pilot
dnf 35+ DNF 270 Waggett Jill Guy’s Racing Club
dnf 35+ lap-1 266 0 Elizabeth C3 Athletes Serving Athletes
DNS 35+ 47:47 264 0 JENNIFER ATAC Sportswear p/b The Bike Rack DC
DNS DNS 268 0 Jessica Wissahickon
DNS 35+ DNS 272 0 Lisa Wissahickon/Engin Cycles
DNS 35+ DNS 273 Yozell Miller Erica
DNS 279 Blakely Christy BMW-Bianchi