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September 26/10 17:01 pm - US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Season Opener

Posted by Editoress on 09/26/10

Compton, Powers Repeat at Greenware USGP Season Opener, September 25th

Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/ led a New England sweep of the podium over a world class field in the opening round of the Greenware  US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Planet Bike Cup. Powers attacked early and never looked back to score a repeat win over his teammate Tim Johnson and Jonathan Page (Planet Bike).

The riders who failed to podium proved as impressive as the top three. Having won three straight American events, Francis Mourey (FDJ) collapsed under the pressure applied by North American riders. Christian Heule (Champion Systems) could only finish in fifth and Ryan Trebon (Kona) did not finish,with reports of knee pain.

Coming off her own knee issues suffered at the UCI World Mountain Bike Championship, Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) decided to race the day before. And she rode right back to her top form, rolling away from Luna challengers Georgia Gould and Amy Dombroski.  

Although able to solo to victory, Compton did not seem as dominant early on as Sue Butler (Hudtz Subaru) and Andrea Smith (Milton CAT) opened strongly. When Compton did launch an attack, only Dombroski could respond. A second surge from Compton disposed of  Dombroski just Meredith Miller (California Giant/Specialized) came forward. Gould would pass Dombroski to score a second place finish. Dombroski held for third with Miller in fourth, Butler in fifth.

The SRAM Most Aggressive Rider award went to Teal Stetson-Lee (California Giant/Specialized), who lined up last but drove up to a seventh place finish.

When the men lined up all expected another dominant performance from Mourey. Instead Powers went early and hard and broke loose on the first lap. Trebon drove the initial chase and Mourey seemed content to wait. Johnson and Driscoll set up to play defense for Powers. But then Johnson changed things up and attacked. He went halfway across the gap and drew the attention of Mourey, who then attacked towards Johnson. He nearly got to the wheel of Johnson but then blew a fuse and drifted back to the  chasers only to be dropped by them. He would roll in for 14th.

With Mourey gone, the race for third proved fantastic with Page, Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld), Geoff Kabush (Rocky Mountain/Maxxis), Todd Wells (California Giant/Specialized) and Christian Heule (Champion Systems) trading attacks. Davide Frattinin (Hudtz Subaru) came off from a brilliant start as Tristan Schouten (Planet Bike) pushed up to the group, earning himself the SRAM Most Aggressive rider honors. 

After each rider took turns attacking, it came down to a sprint which clearly favored Page, who held for the final podium spot ahead of Wells and Heule.


Press release

Elite Women
1 Katherine Compton (USA) Planet Bike-Stevens Bikes 0:37:13
2 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:37:37
3 Amy Dombroski (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:37:57
4 Meredith Miller (USA) California Giant-Specialized 0:38:06
5 Susan Butler (USA) Hudz-Subaru 0:38:23
6 Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 0:38:41
7 Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) California Giant-Specialized 0:38:52
8 Katherine Sherwin (USA) Hudz-Subaru 0:38:53
9 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 0:39:01
10 Ashley James (USA) Team Kenda 0:39:03
11 Sally Annis (USA) p/b JRA Cycles 0:39:04
12 Devon Haskell (USA) Bike Station Aptos 0:40:13
13 Robin Williams (USA) Mercy-Specialized 0:40:31
14 Carrie Cash Wootten (USA) Team Vera Bradley Foundation 0:40:37
15 Linda Sone (USA) Planet Bike 0:40:38
16 Holly Klug (USA) Pony Shoop 0:40:41
17 Kimberly Flynn (USA) Grace Law-Trek p/b Vantaggio 0:40:51
18 Anne Schwartz (USA) Flying Rhino Cycling Club 0:41:06
19 Meghan Korol (USA) 0:41:13
20 Nicole Borem (USA) DRT Racing 0:42:44
21 Corey Coogan Cisek (USA) Team Plan C 0:42:55
22 Emma Bast (USA) Team Plan C 0:43:02
Elite Men
1 Jeremy Powers (USA) 1:01:03
2 Timothy Johnson (USA) 1:01:23
3 Jonathan Page (USA) Planet Bike 1:01:53
4 Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Factory Racing 1:01:53
5 Christian Heule (Sui) Champion System LBS 1:01:55
6 James Driscoll (USA) 1:01:57
7 Tristan Schouten (USA) 1:02:03
8 Geoff Kabush (Can) Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 1:02:09
9 Davide Frattini (Ita) Hudz-Subaru 1:02:59
10 Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar 1:03:12
11 Ryan Knapp (USA) 1:03:14
12 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona 1:03:14
13 Brian Matter (USA) Gear Grinder 1:03:21
14 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ 1:03:50
15 Tim Van Nuffel (Bel) Van Goethem - Prorace 1:03:55
16 Sean Babcock (USA) Kona 1:04:12
17 Jeremy Ferguson (USA) California Giant-Specialized 1:04:14
18 Marko Lalonde (USA) Specialized 1:04:45
19 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Harvesterhude Rv 1:04:46
20 Adam Mcgrath (USA) Feedback Sports-Van Dessel 1:04:47
21 Luke Keough (USA) 1:04:47
22 Bryan Fawley (USA) Park Place Dealerships 1:04:50
23 Joseph Schmalz (USA) KCCX/Verge p/b Challen 1:04:55
24 Jesse Anthony (USA) California Giant-Specialized 1:05:00
25 Cody Kaiser (USA) California Giant-Specialized 1:05:00
26 Frank Spiteri (USA) Peninsula Velo-Pomodoro 1:05:07
27 Dave Hackworthy (USA) p/b Blue 1:05:21
28 Craig Richey (Can) p/b Blue 1:05:21
29 Brad Cole (USA) KCCX/Verge 1:05:28
30 Eric Muehl (USA) Industry Nine Factory 1:05:42
31 Mitchell Kersting (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Focus Bikes 1:05:49
32 Nicholas Weighall (USA) California Giant-Specialized 1:06:08
33 Justin Robinson (USA) California Giant-Specialized 1:06:08
34 Steve Fisher (USA) Rad Racing Nw-Hagens Berman Llp 1:06:40
35 Tom Burke (USA) Specialized Michigan -2 laps
36 Jonathan Baker (USA) Hudz-Subaru -3 laps
37 Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder -3 laps
38 Erik Hamilton (USA) -3 laps
39 Eric Emsky (USA) p/b Blue -3 laps
40 James Lalonde (USA) Planet Bike -3 laps
41 Jared Stafford (Can) Bikesports Racing -3 laps
42 Molly Cameron (USA) Portland Bicycle Studio -3 laps
43 Kevin McConnell (USA) Mercy-Specialized -3 laps
44 Mike Sherer (USA) The Pony Shop -3 laps
45 William Butcher (USA) Team Magnus -3 laps
46 Andrew Reardon (USA) Van Dessel/Real Design -3 laps
47 Clayton Omer (USA) Papa Johns' Racing Team -3 laps
48 Zachary Edwards (USA) DRT Racing -3 laps
49 Michael Hemme (USA) Courage -3 laps
50 Mike Kennedy (USA) Bob's Red Mill -3 laps
51 Jordan Roessingh (USA) ISCorp Cycling Team/Nova Cycle -4 laps
52 Isaac Neff (USA) Alderfer Bergen -4 laps
53 Josh Johnson (USA) DRT Racing -4 laps
54 Adam Mills (USA) Mercy Elite Cycling Team -5 laps
55 Logan Vonbokel (USA) KCCX/Verge p/b Challenge -5 laps
56 Scott McLaughlin (USA) SRAM Factory Team -5 laps
57 Lee Unwin (USA) CycleOps -6 laps
58 Bill Street (USA) Sisu custom cycles -6 laps
59 Jake Helmbrecht (USA) Freewheel Bike -6 laps
60 Gregg Shanefelt (USA) ZWS/Cyclesport -6 laps
DNF Ezra Taylor (USA) Peacock Groove
DNF Ryan Trebon (USA) Kona
DNF Christopher Jones (USA) Rapha Focus


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