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October 10/09 20:19 pm - Cyclocross Nationals: Elite Women, Elite Men, U23 Men and Junior Men Report, Photos and full results

Posted by Editoress on 10/10/09

Geoff Kabush of Victoria won his second consecutive national cyclo-cross title on Saturday, while Vancouver's Alison Sydor won her first. 

Kabush was the clear favourite for the men's 60 minute race, and he quickly dropped the remainder of the field to solo in for the title with a time of 55 minutes and 21 seconds.  Derrick St John of Cornwall, Ontario took the silver medal, 29 seconds behind Kabush, with Aaron Schooler of Edmonton winning the bronze, a further seven seconds in arrears.

"It was so cold out there," commented Kabush, "that it felt like my eyeballs froze a bit.  I was a little nervous with the snow and the slippery track, so I decided to get out in front fairly early and ride my own pace, and avoid any crashes."

Sydor, a former national champion in both road and mountain biking, became the first Canadian athlete to win titles in the three disciplines.  The 42 year old three-time mountain bike world champion only took up the sport seriously this season, and came into the race facing tough competition from Pepper Harlton of Edmonton and Natasha Elliott of Cornwall, Ontario.  Sydor and Harlton dropped Elliott after she crashed, and then Sydor attacked her rival shortly before the midway point of the race, to win with a time of 43 minutes and 38 seconds, 49 seconds ahead of Harlton, with Elliott at one minute and ten seconds.

"I knew that both Pepper and Natasha would be my biggest rivals," explained Sydor.  "On one of the steep climbs I got a small gap on Pepper so I just kept it going, widening it on the technical parts where I seemed to be stronger.  It's a real honour to have won now in three separate disciplines, especially when there is almost two decades between my first [national title] and this one."


Evan Guthrie of Peachland, BC won the U23 men's title and Kris Dahl of Calgary the Junior men's.



Master Women

Elite Women

Elite Men

More to come


1 Alison Sydor (BC) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 43:38
2 Pepper Harlton (AB) Juventus 44:27
3 Natasha Elliott (ON) Garneau Club Chaussure Oglivy 44:48
4 Mical Dyck (AB) Trek Toronto/Terrascape 46:31
5 Sarah Stewart (BC) Total Restoration 46:58
6 Jean Ann Mckirdy (BC) LOCAL RIDE RACING 47:16
7 Vicki Thomas (ON) Ottawa Cross 47:27
8 Carol Barron (AB) Synergy 48:22
9 Bridget Linder (AB) Hardcore Cycling 48:32
10 Loni Klettl (AB) freeskool 48:55
11 Andrea Bunnin (SK) Team Saskatchewan 50:12
12 Shantel Koenig (AB) redbike 51:32
13 Susan Clarke (SK) BCW 51:57
14 Shari Boyle (AB) 52:09
15 Katy Curtis (AB) Cyclemeisters/Bow Cycle 52:50
16 Hanah Cooley (SK) Team Saskatchewan +1 lap
17 Karen Fedoruk (AB) Hardcore +1 lap
DNF Julia Garnet (SK) Sask Cycling
DNS Tanya Berg (BC) Oak Bay Bikes
Elite Men
1 Geoff Kabush (BC) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 55:21
2 Derrick St John (ON) Garneau Club Chaussure Oglivy 55:50
3 Aaron Schooler (AB) Team H&R Block - Kona 55:57
4 Tyler Trace (BC) Trek Red Truck 56:28
5 Shawn Bunnin (AB) Team Alberta 56:54
6 Craig Richey (BC) Blue Competition Cycles p/b Neverblue 57:12
7 Mike Garrigan (ON) La Bicicletta Pro Shop 57:25
8 Mathew Hewitt (BC) 57:25
9 Shaun Adamson (AB) Juventus 58:13
10 Kevin Calhoun (BC) Rocky Mountain - Different Bikes 58:20
11 Paul Tichelear (AB) ERTC 58:31
12 Nick Berry (BC) Mighty Riders 58:48
13 Drew Mackenzie (BC) Island Racing Club 58:58
14 Roddi Lega (AB) Pedalhead 59:24
15 Andre Sutton (AB) Hardcore Cycling Club 59:33
16 Chris Mcneil (AB) Team H&R Block-Kona 59:43
17 Aaron Fillion (ON) Ride With Rendall 1:00:02
18 Ryan Hopping (AB) United Cycle 1:00:20
19 Russell Anderson (BC) Oak Bay 1:00:57
20 Mark Batty (ON) Planet Energy 1:01:41
21 Glen Rendall (ON) Ride with Rendall 1:01:51
22 Kyle Douglas (ON) 3 Rox Racing 1:02:18
23 Kyle Anderson (AB) ERTC/Revolution Cycle 1:02:49
24 Nick Jendzjowsky (AB) pedalhead roadwroks 1:03:23
25 Mike Berkenpas (BC) LOCAL RIDE RACING 1:03:49
26 Brian Bain (AB) CMC/Bow Cycle 1:04:15
27 Dallas Morris (AB) 1:04:15
28 Marc Lapointe (QC) EMD Serono Specialized +1 lap
29 Nathan Sedgewick (SK) BCW +1 lap
30 Joshua Krabbe (AB) Hardcore Racing +1 lap
31 Nick Friesen (AB) Pedalhead Road Works +1 lap
DNF Kevin Noiles (BC) La Bicicletta pro shop
DNF David Munden (ON) lightweight by CarbonSports
DNF Jonathan Benskin (AB) Hardcore Cycling
DNF Stephen Ferris (BC) calgary cycle/topgear
DNS Cameron Mcknight (AB) ERTC - Revolution
DNS Duncan Cameron (AB)
DNS Robin Baillie (AB)
U23 Men
1 Evan Guthrie (BC) Rocky Mountain Bicycles 0:49:53
2 Simon Lambert-Lemay (QC) Ride with Rendall 0:50:17
3 Brian Robinson (AB) CMC/ Bow Cycle 0:50:23
4 David Larson (AB) Pedalhead Roadworks 0:50:43
5 Jared Stafford (ON) Bikesports Racing 0:50:56
6 Justin Middleton (AB) Juventus/RVC 0:51:46
7 Kyle Fry (ON) MCOR 0:52:51
8 Cuylar Conly (SK) Team Sask / Cycledelia 0:53:21
9 Matthew Krahn (AB) RedBike 0:53:38
10 Stephen Cooley (SK) Team Saskatchewan 0:53:45
11 Bailey Mcknight (AB) synergy racing Cycle Club 0:54:15
12 Colter Young (BC) ERTC 0:54:39
13 Peter Knight (AB) Hardcore Cycling Club 0:55:52
14 Jannes Wessels (SK) Sprinter Club de Nice 0:57:48
Junior Men
1 Kris Dahl (AB) CMC / Bow Cycle 0:42:22
2 Conor Obrien (ON) Specialized-EMD Serono 0:42:29
3 Kiernan Orange (QC) Ride with Rendall 0:42:33
4 Mackenzie Carson (AB) Juventus 0:43:12
5 Felix Wilberg (AB) CMC/Bow Cycle 0:45:05
6 Jayden Aldrich (SK) Team Sask 0:45:16
7 Mac Garvin (AB) Cyclemeisters/ Bow Cycle/ Team Alberta 0:45:29
8 Kevin Stafford (AB) Juventus 0:46:17
9 Tommy Beaulieu (AB) Jueventus 0:48:27


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