Trebon comes off the flyover solo at the front. © Yoon Son

Trebon comes off the flyover solo at the front. © Yoon Son

FORT COLLINS – The USGP in Fort Collins started out chilly and drizzly, but the fields were still strong and ready to race. As one of the crowd favorites, Mo Bruno Roy of Bob’s Red Mill, said, course conditions were “fast, dusty, loose, bit ‘o’ gnar. And now … raindrops, or as I now prefer to call them, magical CX unicorn tears.” Some key racers pre-regged weren’t in attendance, including Katerina Nash, Gabby Day and Zach McDonald, presumably so that they would be fresh for the Czech World Cup next weekend.

Compton Conquers Elite Women
Nicole Duke of Raleigh-Clement didn’t disappoint her hometown fans, and in the 50+ strong women’s field, took the holeshot. However, within one lap, Katie Compton (Trek) had — as per her typical style — established a gap on the field, except for Georgia Gould (Luna), who hung onto her wheel. A full 20 seconds back was Gould’s teammate Teal Stetson Lee.

With three to go, Compton had extended her lead over Gould, and Julie Krasniak (Rapha-Focus) had taken over third from Stetson-Lee with newcomer Canadian racer Pepper Harlton (Juventus Cycling Club) sitting in fifth.

It was no surprise that Compton took the solo win, followed by Gould in second. Stetson-Lee reclaimed her third place spot, followed by Harlton, Krasniak and, in her first cyclocross race ever, Carmen Small (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) in sixth.

Powers Again Takes the Elite Men

The day cleared up in time for the men's race. © Dave Sheek

The day cleared up in time for the men’s race. © Dave Sheek

By the men’s race, the rain had eased up but the course remained slick and muddy. Tim Johnson (Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld) surprised the crowd by snagging the holeshot, his first of the season. Within the first lap, reigning USGP leader Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) had taken the lead, premiering his new disc-brake equipped bike, followed by Johnson and Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement).

With a seven minute first lap, Powers still had the lead. Trebon and Powers duked it out for top spot as the laps counted down, trading off and on. For a while, Trebon led off of the front with a group of nine chasers, even increasing his lead to 24 seconds. Powers jumped out of the chase group and fought to catch Trebon as the race hit mid-way.

Powers lessened the gap to Trebon, as he increased his gap on Johnson, Berden and U23 roadie Danny Summerhill. With four to go, Powers was closing on Trebon, and Berden and Summerhill took over the fight for third. Behind them, Tristan Schouten dueled Johnson for fifth.

With less than two to go, Powers made the catch and closed the gap to Trebon. Summerhill and Berden remained together, with Geoff Kabush (Scott) chasing.

However, Powers winning streak couldn’t be denied, and Powers took the win, followed by Trebon. Behind them, Berden won the sprint for third, leaving Summerhill in fourth and Kabush scooped up fifth while Johnson fell back to eighth. Powers told the USGP organizers that the win was tough, and he “Got pushed pretty hard today.”

Elite Women’s Results:

11USA19781203COMPTON KatherineTrek Cyclocross CollectiveUSA37:07:005
212USA19800105GOULD GeorgiaLuna Pro TeamUSA37:40:005
311USA19860524STETSON-LEE TealLuna Pro TeamUSA38:40:005
414CAN19851019HARLTON PepperJuventus Cycling ClubCAN38:52:005
58FRA19880605KRASNIAK JulieRapha-FOCUSFRA39:03:005
648USA19800420SMALL CarmenOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategUSA39:04:005
744USA19780417WILCOXSON JadeOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategUSA39:17:005
818USA19780919CAREY AmandaVolkswagon Boise CyclingUSA39:22:005
916CAN19820211DYCK MicalStan's NoTubesCAN39:32:005
105USA19920101ANTONNEAU KaitlinExergy Twenty 12USA39:55:005
117USA19740502DUKE NicoleRaleigh / ClementUSA40:07:005
1243USA19850323McFADDEN CourtenayPeterson Racing p/b SpokesowomeUSA40:21:005
133FRA19870118MANI CarolineRaleigh ClementFRA40:34:005
1434USA19861213MILLER AmandaOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategUSA40:42:005
1510USA19780512SMITH AndreaLadiesFirst RacingUSA40:47:005
1620USA19810629PENNINGTON AliceKonaUSA40:49:005
1742USA19790907CUTLER p/b Blue CUSA40:50:005
1850USA19740103FREEMAN JudyCrank Bros. Race ClubUSA40:51:005
1923USA19900217JAMES AshleyKCCX/Fuji p/b Challenge TiresUSA41:09:005
2028USA19800915GROSS RebeccaTOUGH GIRLUSA41:22:005
219USA19751011BRUNO ROY MaureenBob's Red Mill pb Seven CyclesUSA41:22:005
2230USA19810815ORTON Beth AnnTeam S&MUSA41:32:005
2327USA19790101GORDON SerenaUSA41:37:005
2426USA19951203NOBLE EllenTrek Cyclocross Collective p/bUSA41:38:005
2513USA19791024THIEMANN NicoleTeam CFUSA41:42:005
2646USA19781127KROEPSCH LaraBOO bicyclesUSA41:50:005
2719USA19800414BLATT RebeccaVan Dessel Factory TeamUSA41:52:005
2815USA19730527SHERWIN KatherineStan's NoTubes Elite CyclocrossUSA41:58:005
2931USA19800920DINGMAN AnnaReal WheelsUSA42:11:005
3022USA19751008GAERTNER JenniferMotofish RacingUSA42:23:005
3139USA19750507FISHER-GOODWIN KellyBOO bicyclesUSA42:37:005
3247USA19730102WEBER KristinBoulder Cycle SportUSA42:45:005
3333USA19730527HUDSON LisaFeedback Sports RacingUSA43:00:005
3438USA19690320ABEL MargellNatural GrocersUSA43:05:005
3521USA19840918ARNOLD KatieBob's Red Mill CyclocrossUSA43:08:005
3637USA19750717BARKER MelissaGS Boulder/Trek StoreUSA44:01:005
3725USA19771008COOGAN-CISEK CoreyCyclocrossracing.comUSA44:17:005
3824USA19640511WEBBER LauriVan Dessel Factory TeamUSA44:40:005
3941USA19660810GIBSON ShannonStan's NoTubes Elite CyclocrossUSA44:58:005
4040USA19740709BAUM NinaStan's NoTubes Women's EliteUSA45:26:005
4136USA19850506POWLISON KateThe Service Course | WBRUSA46:05:005
4217USA19840222KOROL MeghanBob's Red Mill CyclocrossUSA-2 LAPS3
4349USA19790917BUSH LynnTough Girl / SCOTTUSA-2 LAPS3
4445USA19860607FOX SydneySummit VeloUSA-2 LAPS3
4532USA19910515YORK DeidreThe Gear MovementUSA-4 LAPS1
DNF35USA19790807D'AMATO JessicaEvol Elite RacingUSA

Elite Men’s Results:

11USA19830629POWERS JeremyRAPHA-FOCUSUSA58:21:00
22USA19810305TREBON RyanCannondale/ClementUSA58:35:00
35BEL19750929BERDEN BenRaleigh ClementBEL59:52:00
416USA19890213SUMMERHILL DanielUCI CT: Chipotle Development TeUSA59:52:00
57CAN19770414KABUSH GeoffSCOTT-3Rox RacingCAN1:00:13
617USA19880314HOKE MitchellUSA1:00:229
711USA19820311SCHOUTEN TristanOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategUSA1:00:28
83USA19770805JOHNSON TimothyVolkswagen/peopleforbikes/CannoUSA1:00:40
94USA19861111DRISCOLL JamesCannondale/ClementUSA1:01:02
108USA19790806JONES ChristopherRAPHA-FOCUSUSA1:01:25
1118GER19931130*ECKMANN Yannick *California Giant/SpecializedGER
1267USA19750226CANDELARIO AlexOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategUSA1:01:34
1314USA19811115WICKS BarryKonaUSA1:01:34
1440CAN19920401*MCNEELY Evan *Specialized CanadaCAN
1533USA19820115WHITE BradleyMoms in Tow CyclocrossUSA1:01:35
1629USA19850612ANTHONY JesseOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategUSA1:01:53
1713USA19920527*KAISER Cody *California Giant Berry Farms/SpUSA
1836USA19860612ALLEN TimNiner Hayes ErgonUSA1:02:14
1937USA19810815CRAIG Adam CGiant Rabobank TeamUSA1:02:22
2061USA19940216*SWENSON Keegan *Evol Elite RacingUSA
2148USA19910918*FINSTERWALD Russell *Subaru-Trek Mountain Bike TeamUSA
2362USA19841209PAXSON SpencerGroove/SubaruUSA1:02:40
2420CAN19850620SCHOOLER AaronNorco Bicycles - SRI ImportingCAN1:02:46
2573USA19870529KAPPIUS BradenFeedback Sports RacingUSA1:03:03
2634USA19770606LASLEY JacobTeam SoundponyUSA1:03:15
2727USA19780628WELLS JakeNoTubes Elite CyclocrossUSA1:03:15
2826USA19920730*FISH Kevin *KCCX/FujiUSA
2993USA19880128SELANDER BjornUSA1:03:339
3030USA19900303SCHMALZ JosephSource EnduranceUSA1:03:45
3121USA19930606*BAHNSON Jeffrey *Van Dessel Factory TeamUSA
3244USA19880826HAGA ChadOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategUSA1:04:00
3357USA19910422*GOODRICH Jesse *Evol Elite RacingUSA
349CAN19840624RICHEY CraigSponsorConnected.comCAN1:04:03
3515DEN19741118PARBO JoachimChallengeDEN1:04:04
3675USA19820704BRADFORD-PARISH KevinCyclocrossracing.comUSA1:04:06
3732USA19860708NEFF IsaacUSA1:04:279
3812USA19780606MATTER BrianRACC pb GGUSA1:04:33
3928USA19850320KERSTING MitchellBob's Red Mill CyclocrossUSA1:04:35
4025USA19800526SHRIVER MattUSA1:04:489
4151USA19760201STEVENSON RussellKuhl/ Velocity Wheels/BH bikesUSA1:04:55
4253USA19811015COLE BradKCCX Fuji Elite Cyclocross TeamUSA1:05:13
4331USA19830131WITTWER GregBob's Red Mill Cyclocross TeamUSA@2Lap
4443USA19830523FLIS MarkRevolution Cafe RioUSA@2Lap
4584USA19861010SHERER MikeSDG/FeltUSA@2Lap
4689USA19880814JACKSON ChrisClif Bar Development Cross TeamUSA@2Lap
4719USA19720509MYERSON AdamTeam SmartStop/Mountain KhakisUSA@2Lap
4852USA19800827GORMAN BrentVolkswagen BoiseUSA@2Lap
4970USA19830824BENESH KenFeedback SportsUSA@2Lap
5055USA19801112KLUCK JeffPrimal 1st bankUSA@2Lap
5169USA19940929*ORTENBLAD Tobin *KonaUSA
5292USA19941117*GODBY Zane *enCompass RacingUSA
5342USA19790702SIEGLE JasonBikeHausDurangoUSA@2Lap
5465USA19850806HAMILTON ErikUniversity BicyclesUSA@2Lap
5571USA19810621WHITNEY JoshEvol Elite Racing p/b PharmacaUSA@2Lap
5679USA19900703MORRISON SamuelCalifornia Giant Berry FarmsUSA@2Lap
5760USA19821218REARDON AndySRAM FactoryUSA@2Lap
5835GER19920506*ECKMANN Robin *Peral Izumi, shimano teamGER
5945USA19741127MICKIEWICZ BryanThe Gear MovementUSA@3Lap
6047USA19811024KLISH JohnPowerade-Independent FabricatioUSA@3Lap
6180USA19790721TRUITT NickBSM CyclingUSA@3Lap
6254USA19760511SPANNRING ThomasBicycle Blue Book/HRS/Rock LobsUSA@3Lap
6374USA19940212*COPLEA Tyler *BH/ Hammer NutritionUSA
6487USA19911010*LYONS Matt *Feedback SportsUSA
6577USA19801030PIRIE BrettHammer Nutrition-CMG Racing TeaUSA@4Lap
6763USA19810901HARDING RussellNatural Grocers Cycling TeamUSA@4Lap
6856USA19830605TRAVELSTEAD RyanYeti/Pactimo Pro CX TeamUSA@4Lap
6959USA19780609FRIEDBERG, MikePowerBarUSA@4Lap
7066USA19890329EDWARDS ZacharyBoulder Cycle SportUSA@4Lap
7186USA19940727*SAMPSON Michael *Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategUSA
7276USA19850404STREET BillCannondale Factory RacingUSA@4Lap
7378USA19840328TIETZEL ScottJBV CoachingUSA@4Lap
7494USA19870510DORSEY RyanUSA@4Lap5
7583USA19940504*HAAS Dean *Team Specialized Racing JuniorsUSA
7681USA19830831CURTIS BrandonBoulder Cycle SportUSA@5Lap
7741USA19931108*PREBLE Kolby *Bob's Red Mill CyclocrossUSA
7872CAN19920525*WILSON Connor *Juventus Cycling ClubCAN
7946USA19900903WISCHMEIER AshtonDRT / Revolution Bike and BeanUSA@5Lap
8050GBR19880509BADDICK ChrisThe Gear MovementGBR@5Lap
DNF39USA19860713CROSS Brandoncole sportUSA
DNF49USA19820304IAIA WillCastex Racing p/b FeltUSA
DNF68USA19770826RIENTS JesseTeam Alpine Clinic / POCUSA
DNF85GER19800730SONNTAG BenjaminEpic Endurance CyclingGER
DSQ24USA19921007*TRUJILLO Skyler *Niner/Stans/ErognUSA

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