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November 14/10 23:22 pm - USGP New Belgium Cup: Day 2, Kabush 3rd

Posted by Editoress on 11/14/10

The Empire Strikes Back: Johnson, Compton Pound to Victory
More than 7,000 Pack Fort Collins Venue for Greenware® USGP in Fort Collins, Colorado

Reigning national champions Tim Johnson (Cennondale p/b and Katie Compton (Planet Bikes/Stevens) delivered simple declarative statements today, dominating each respective race in front of a massive Colorado crowd.

That Compton won is not news. Bouncing back from a second place ride on Saturday, Compton proved why she is a favorite not just for America but for the world. She withstood the opening attacks on the first lap and then delivered a single, first-round knockout punch that left all but Katerina Nash (Luna) on their backs.

Most impressive is that on her third lap, with Nash closing the gap, Compton delivered a 7:44 lap, at that time the fastest lap of the day for any rider of any gender or category. And she followed that up with the third fastest lap time of the day the following lap. Nash could never get close.

Compton rolled to the win ahead of Nash. Georgia Gould (Luna) finished third and retained the overall series lead. Nicole Duke (Hudz/Subaru) opened strong and held on for sixth place, scoring the SRAM Most Aggressive Rider honor.

The men's race saw a traditional opening blast from Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b From that sprung Ryan Trebon (Kona) on his own assault. Only one rider could attach to his wheel: Johnson.

"I was really worried because Ryan is really strong on those long sections," said Johnson afterward, noting he could barely contain Trebon.

Johnson clawed his way to the lead and applied pressure on Trebon throughout the second lap. Behind them, Powers, Todd Wells (Specialized/California Giant) and Geoff Kabush (Rocky Mountain/Maxxis) fought to reach the leaders to no avail.

Entering the third lap, Johnson pressed the pace intent on an hour-long struggle with Trebon. Then disaster struck for Trebon.

"I heard something but did not know what happened," said Johnson. What he did not see was Trebon ensnared in course team and going over his bike. The incident happened near the entrance to the pit, where Trebon did a bike change.

"I just heard 'GO! GO! GO! He's on the ground!' So I just went," said Johnson.

Trebon cracked and never saw Johnson again. Powers and Wells passed Trebon, who would dissolve behind Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale p/b, Troy Wells (Clif Bar) and Adam Craig (Rabobank/Giant).

Johnson attacked the course to create an insurmountable lead while Powers dueled with Wells. With three laps to go disaster struck for Wells while attempting to bunny-hop two barriers. The tall rider went over the bars hard, striking his face and injuring his leg. Powers, looking back at the carnage, pressed ahead. Wells withdrew.

Johnson cruised to victory; Powers finished second. Kabush surged into third and fended off late charges from both Driscoll and Craig.  Finishing in sixth, Troy Wells earned honors as the SRAM Most Aggressive Rider.

In the Under-23 category, the future of American 'cross shone brightly as Zach McDonald (Rapha/Focus) again dueled with Luke Keough (Champion Sponsors). McDonald took the day and the overall series lead. Cody Kaiser (Specialized/California Giant) rode strongly to finish third in that category.

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Elite Men, 30.6 km (9 laps)
1 Timothy Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 1:02:41
2 Jeremy Powers (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 1:03:21
3 Geoff Kabush (Can) Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 1:03:46
4 James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale/ 1:03:54
5 Adam Craig (USA) Giant/Rabobank 1:04:01
6 Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar 1:05:07
7 Christopher Jones (USA) Rapha / Focus 1:05:20
8 Tristan Schouten (USA) 1:05:26
9 Zach Mcdonald (USA) Rapha / Focus 1:05:30
10 Brian Matter (USA) Gear Grinder 1:06:32
11 Ryan Trebon (USA) KONA 1:06:44
12 Braden Kappius (USA) Team Clif Bar 1:06:59
13 Luke Keough (USA) Champion System p/b Keough Cycl 1:07:06
14 Barry Wicks (USA) KONA 1:07:28
15 Cody Kaiser (USA) California Giant/Specialized 1:07:31
16 Matthew Pacocha (USA) Ind 1:07:38
17 Spencer Paxson (USA) Team S&M 1:07:47
18 Sean Babcock (USA) KONA FSA 1:07:53
19 Allen Krughoff (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 1:08:00
20 Adam Mcgrath (USA) Thule/Van Dessel Cyclocross 1:08:05
21 Chris Hurst (USA) Ind 1:08:10
22 Jack Hinkens (USA) Team Plan C/pb Stevens 1:08:14
23 Jesse Anthony (USA) California Giant / Specialized 1:08:16
24 Dave Hackworthy (USA) Team Plan C 1:08:37
25 Jeremy Ferguson (USA) California Giant/Specialized 1:08:49
26 Eric Emsky (USA) pb Blue Co 1:08:54
27 Brandon Dwight (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 1:09:10
28 Robin Eckmann (Ger) Pearl Izumi 1:09:43
29 Mitchell Hoke (USA) Clif Bar Development Cyclo-Cros 1:10:24
30 Tim Allen (USA) Feedback Sports 1:10:40
31 Spencer Powlison (USA) Mafia Racing -1 Lap
32 Justin Robinson (USA) California Giant/Specialized -2 Laps
33 Frank Spiteri (USA) Peninsula Velo/Pomodoro -2 Laps
34 Brad Cole (USA) KCCX/Verge p/b Challenge Tires -2 Laps
35 Skyler Trujillo (USA) Black Sheep Jr. Cycling -2 Laps
36 Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R Block -3 Laps
37 John Curry (USA) GAS/Intrinsik -3 Laps
38 Kevin Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy -3 Laps
39 Troy Heithecker (USA) Ciclismo Racing -3 Laps
40 Shawn Harshman (USA) Konig Racing pb Harshman Wealth -3 Laps
41 Russell Harding (USA) Natural Grocers p/b XP Companie -3 Laps
42 David Block (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport -3 Laps
43 Caley Fretz (USA) VeloNews -3 Laps
44 Scott Tietzel (USA) Specialized - Curve Inc -3 Laps
45 Doug Johnson (USA) bandwagon racing -4 Laps
46 Bryan Mickiewicz (USA) Hammer Nutrition -4 Laps
47 Casey Hill (USA) Mafia Racing -4 Laps
48 Conor Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy -4 Laps
49 Aaron Bouplon (USA) Rocky Mounts / Izze -4 Laps
50 Will Ross (USA) Kaladi Bro's/Chain Reaction -4 Laps
51 Chris Brandt (USA) -4 Laps
52 Ross Holbrook (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport -4 Laps
53 Geoffrey Nenninger (USA) Ind -5 Laps
54 Nathan Miller (USA) The Church of the Big Ring/XSIN -5 Laps
55 James Archer (USA) Specialized Bicycles -5 Laps
56 Adam Mills (USA) KCCX/Verge p/b Challenge -5 Laps
57 Keith Batstone (Can) Rundle Mountain Cycling Club -5 Laps
58 Lane Miller (USA) Louisville Cyclery -6 Laps
59 Trevor Connor (Can) Rio Grande -6 Laps
DNF Todd Wells (USA) Specialized
DNF Nicholas Weighall (USA) California Giant/Specialized
DNF Mike Sherer (USA) The Pony Shop
DNF Steve Fisher (USA) Rad Racing NW / Hagens Berman
DNF Corey Collier (USA) On the River
DNF Joseph Schmalz (USA) KCCX/Verge Presented by Challen
DNF David Sheek (USA) SDG Factory Team
Elite Women, 17 km (5 laps)
1 Katherine Compton (USA) Planet Bike 39:08
2 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 39:23
3 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 40:23
4 Meredith Miller (USA) California Giant-Specialized 41:52
5 Amy Dombroski (USA) Luna Pro Team 42:04
6 Nicole Duke (USA) HUDZ-Vista Subaru 42:45
7 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill 42:54
8 Katherine Sherwin (USA) Hudz-Vista Subaru 42:58
9 Amanda Miller (USA) Hudz-Subaru Cycling Team 42:58
10 Alice Pennington (USA) S&M 43:05
11 Laura Van Gilder (USA) C3 Athletes Serving Athletes 43:28
12 Amanda Carey (USA) Kenda/Felt 43:30
13 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale/ 43:58
14 Barbara Howe (USA) Ibis and the Danger Twins 44:18
15 Lisa Curry (USA) GAS/Intrinsik 44:49
16 Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club 44:51
17 Lisa Strong (USA) Hudz- subaru 46:01
18 Kristal Boni (USA) Blue sky Velo 46:19
19 Megan Taylor (USA) COMotion Sports 46:23
20 Corey Coogan Cisek (USA) Team Plan C PB Stevens 47:05
21 Lisa Hudson (USA) Feedback Sports -1 Lap
22 Becca Blay (USA) Ind -1 Lap
23 Nina Baum (USA) Cannondale -1 Lap
24 Carrie Cash Wootten (USA) Team Vera Bradley Foundation -1 Lap
25 Lauri Webber (USA) Secret Henry's Team -1 Lap
26 Kristine Church (USA) Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon -1 Lap
27 Shannon Gibson (USA) Ellsworth- NoTubes -1 Lap
28 Katy Curtis (Can) Cyclemeisters/Bow Cycle -1 Lap
29 Lora Heckman (USA) Ind -1 Lap
30 Kate Scheider (USA) Mafia Racing -1 Lap
31 Amanda Schaper (USA) SDG Factory Team -2 Laps
32 Catherine Johnson (USA) Rocky Mounts/ Izze -2 Laps
33 Lynn Bush (USA) Tough Girl / SCOTT -2 Laps
34 Deirdre Garvey (USA Louisville Cyclery -3 Laps


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