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October 2/17 9:29 am - KMC Cross Fest Day 2

Posted by Editoress on 10/2/17

Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label Racing) doubled up with KMC Cross Fest wins on the weekend and came away with the C2 victory for elite men. For the elite women, Under-23 World Cup leader Emma White (Cannondale/ scored her first win of the cyclocross season on Oct. 1. When the dust cleared at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park weekend, it was Ortenblad and White who also took home leader jerseys for the start of the seven-event Sho-Air US Cup-CX series.

In the Women’s Elite C2 race Sunday, Kaitlin Keough (Cannondale/ would lead the explosive start, but an early flat would see her dropped from the front group. Keough’s teammate White and Canadian Maghalie Rochette (Clif Pro Team) took over the front and asserted a gap to drive the pace. Keough would rally just in time for the bell lap to chase back into third position. With a half of a lap to go, White would attack to cross the line solo for the win, leaving second place to Rochette. Keough took a hard-fought third place.

This is definitely the biggest ride of the season. I haven’t had a ride that I was totatlly happy with until today,” said White about her win on Sunday, coming off a third-place finish in the C1 race on Friday. ““I was pretty confident going into today. It’s the fourth weekend of racing, and coming off of road season, I knew I had a little bit left in the tank. I felt good in the (final) runup, so I just attacked, got a little bit of a gap and then went 100 percent from there.”

Rochette repeated in second place at KMC Cross Fest. “Both days were good battles with the Cannondale girls, which are also my friends.  I really wanted to win. I’m kindof tired of being second. I couldn’t do any more today and I am happy with that. It is all good,” she said.

Ruby West (Cannondale was  2nd U23.

The Men’s Elite C2 race would play out similarly to Friday night’s C1 race, with highly tactical group racing. Many attacks would fly from a group of 11 riders, then shed down to eight in the final lap.

It would be Ortenblad and Stephen Hyde (Cannondale/ who would make a final break, hopping barriers side by side as they entered the final turns of the race course. Ortenblad took his second victory of the weekend, and Hyde would fade to second. Curtis White (Cannondale/ secured third with a bike throw over Kerry Werner (Kona Factory CX Team).

“It was a double weekend. It was the last lap, Hyde and I went into that runup neck and neck. I actually ran super wide, and bumped into the tape, but it was all good,” Ortenblad said about his battle with Hyde on the last lap. “He and I hit that runup super hard. Coming down we had a gap and Hyde started rolling it. It was all I could do to stay on his wheel. And then sure enough, it was a little bit of a gap and I was able to out-maneuver him over the barriers, and wound up the sprint a bit quicker than him.

“Today I didn’t feel like I was that snappy. I tried to sit in a bit more, ride more conservative rather than just going for it, like I did Friday night. This race is super pack oriented. And I like that. I personally love races like this. It has been a great weekend for ProCX points, US Cup points, UCI points, sponsor exposure, everything. A win-win-win for sure,” added Ortenblad.

Report by Peloton Sports


Elite/U23 Women
1 Emma White (USA) Cannondale/ 0:48:35
2 Maghalie Rochette (Can) CLIF Pro Team at 0:13
3 Kaitlin Keough (USA) Cannondale/ 0:31
4 Rebecca Fahringer (USA) Stan's NoTubes p/b Maxxis / gof 0:41
5 Crystal Anthony (USA) Maxxis Shimano Pro Cyclocross s.t.
6 Christel Ferrier Bruneau (Can) SAS Macogep Aquisio 0:47
7 Ellen Noble (USA) Aspire Racing 1:17
8 Caroline Mani (Fra) 1:26
9 Arley Kemmerer (USA) Fearless Femme Racing 1:38
10 Allison Arensman (USA) J.A. King p/b BRC 2:29
11 Ruby West (Can) Cannondale 2:38
12 Jennifer Malik (USA) American Classic Pro CX 2:48
13 Laurel Rathbun (USA) Donnelly Sports 3:33
14 Regina Legge (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 3:39
15 Christa Ghent (USA) Amy D Foundation 3:48
16 Katie Clouse (USA) Alpha Bicycle Co. - Groove Suba 4:20
17 Rachel Rubino (USA) Fearless Femme Racing 4:31
18 Taylor Kuyk-White (USA) Philadelphia Bike Expo 4:39
19 Erin Faccone (USA) Team Averica 4:46
21 Natalie Tapias (USA) JAM / NCC 5:07
22 Julie Wright (USA) Team Averica 5:08
23 Rebecca Gross (USA) Zero D Racing 6:12
24 Erica Leonard (Can) Transitions LifeCare p/b Garnea 6:29
25 Dana Gilligan (Can) Garneau-Easton p/b Transitions 6:39
26 Leslie Lupien (USA) Team Averica 6:46
27 Sophie Russenberger (USA) DaHÄNGER 6:48
28 Fiona Morris (Aus) Speedvagen MAAP -1 lap
29 Philicia Marion (USA) American Classic Pro Cyclocross -1 lap
30 Meghan Owens (USA) UVM Cycling -2 laps
31 Turner Ramsay (USA) Alpha Bicycle Co. - Groove Suba -2 laps
32 Alex Carlson (USA) Cycle-Smart -2 laps
DNS Katie Compton (USA) KFC Racing p/b Trek/Knight
>Elite Men
1 Tobin Ortenblad (USA) Santa Cruz / Donkey Label Racin 0:58:39
2 Stephen Hyde (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld. at 0:03
3 Curtis White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 0:05
4 Kerry Werner (USA) Kona Factory CX Team s.t.
5 Bjorn Selander (USA) 0:14
6 Cooper Willsey (USA) Cannondale p/b 0:24
7 Jeremy Powers (USA) Aspire Racing 0:27
8 Denzel Stephenson (USA) Evol 0:28
9 Grant Ellwood (USA) BCS Elite Cross 0:29
10 James Driscoll (USA) Donnelly Sports 0:36
11 Spencer Petrov (USA) Aspire Racing 1:06
12 Hector Fernando Riveros Paez (Col) Stan's NoTubes p/b Maxxis / CZ 1:35
13 Garry Millburn (Aus) Speedvagen MAAP 1:41
14 Jeremy Durrin (USA) Neon Velo Cycling Team 1:42
15 Troy Wells (USA) Team CLIF BAR 1:55
16 Jack Kisseberth (USA) JAM / NCC 1:56
17 Nicholas Lando (USA) Elite Pro Factory 2:08
18 Garrett Gerchar (USA) Clif Bar Development Mountain B 2:17
19 Brody Sanderson (Can) Centurion Next 2:26
20 Justin Lindine (USA) Apex / NBX / Hyperthreads 2:29
21 Nicholas Diniz (Can) NCCH Elite p/b MGCC 2:33
22 Andy Scott (USA) Riverside Racing 2:37
23 Ross Ellwood (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 2:49
25 Jack Tanner (USA) Team Clif Bar Developement Cycling 3:34
26 Brendan Mccormack (USA) Apex/NBX/Hyperthreads 3:39
27 Marc Andre Daigle (Can) Garneau- Easton p/b Transition 3:45
28 Adam Myerson (USA) Cycle-Smart 3:54
29 Anders Nystrom (USA) ClifBar 4:05
30 Matthew Timmerman (USA) Cannondale/ CyclocrossWorld 4:06
31 Gunnar Holmgren (Can) Garneau- Easton P/b Transition 4:32
32 Zachary Curtis (USA) BMB Racing 5:02
33 Andrew Borden (USA) X-Men s.t.
34 Peter Goguen (USA) RACE CF 5:40
35 Jules Goguely (USA) Apex / NBX / Hyperthreads 5:57
36 Patrick Collins (USA) Minuteman Road Club 7:02
37 Christopher Rabadi (USA) Unattached -1 lap
38 Johannes Stromski (USA) Killington Mountain School -2 laps
39 David Hildebrand (USA) Aetna-Expo Wheelmen -2 laps
40 Christian Sundquist (USA) N/A -2 laps
41 Nathaniel Morse (USA) Minuteman Road Club -3 laps
DNF Scott Smith (USA) JAM / NCC
DNF Michael Owens (USA) Hands-On Cycling p/b Guerciotti
DNF Jurgen Beneke (Ger) DaHANGER
DNF Ben Powers (USA) Riverside Racing
DNF Clyde Logue (USA) SebastiaCnolonial Bicycle Co
DNS Stephen Hyde (USA) Cannondale p/b
DNS Ian Clarke (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport
DNS Travis Livermon (USA) Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross


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