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December 4/10 22:32 pm - USGP Portland Cup: Day 1 report and FULL results

Posted by Editoress on 12/4/10

The table has been set for a brilliant Series finale with today's winner Jeremy Powers and his teammate Tim Johnson tied for the overall series lead with one race to go in the Greenware® US Gran Prix of Cyclocross.


Powers  (Cannondale p/b scored a dominant victory after dueling for more than half the race with Ryan Trebon (Kona). But Trebon exited the course with three laps remaining in the race after losing his rear derailleur far from the SRAM Service Pits.  Just as that happened Powers' teammate Tim Johnson began to surging forward after a weak start. Riding with Johnson, was a brilliant Christopher Jones (Rapha/Focus). Jones had surged to the lead with Trebon and Powers on the first lap and never looked back. Chasing the lead group of three rode a resurgent Jesse Anthony (California Giant BerryFarms/Specialized) , Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/, and Todd Wells (Speciaized/California Giant Berry Farms).


While Johnson struggled in the third group. Powers decided to bunny hop the barriers. This not only delighted the crowd but also provided a critical jump onto the pavement with each successive lap. Both Trebon and Powers seemed resolved to duke it out to the finish; Jones faltered and slipped seemingly into the grass of the chase group. On the fifth lap however Johnson found new legs and surged up to the second group. He struck this group as a cue ball strikes a rack set on a billiard table. Just as Johnson pressed forward Trebon suffered his mechanical. Johnson and Anthony pounded up to Jones, leaving Wells and Driscoll in their wake.


Powers kept the intensity up and cruised to victory. Anthony lost the wheel of Jones and Johnson. And then Johnson went on the attack. All expected Jones to cede control of the race. Instead he dug deep. "It was just experience that's all it was experience," said Jones, who credited his good start to the riders beside him on the front row. When I started going back,  "I wanted to quit right there. But you don't, you keep going."  In a dual with America's greatest cyclocross racer of all time Jones hung tough. On the final lap it would be Johnson and not Jones who made a mistake, suffering a small crash.


As Powers rolled to victory his teammate Johnson found himself behind a surging Jones.  "It was like a Lamaze class," joked Jones. "I just told myself to breathe, relax and push hard." Jones not only won second place on the day he also secured honors as the SRAM Most Aggressive Rider. Johnson rolled in for third.


The women's race saw a predictable one-two finish of LUNA superstars - with Katerina Nash narrowly edging Georgia Gould . But that was where the predictability ended. This exciting battle proved to be a showcase for the new comers of the sport as well as a frustrating anvil on which to forge the metal of others. The close of the first lap saw saw local favorite Sue Butler up near the front before the LUNA duo grabbed control. The shock of the day was the impressive rides of newcomers LinneaKoons (Embrocation Cycling Journal) and 18-year-old Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale p/b of Wisconsin. The lead five rode in front of a who's who of female cyclocross; but they would never be caught. An armada of superstars fumbled and mumbled further back. The worst victim would be Meredith Miller, who dragged a 30 foot long piece of course tape behind her bike from much of the first lap and crashed repeatedly on the greasy mud of Portland. Her lone salvation was just the size of the field in front of her. A review of the top 10 displays a large field of women's new to the top ranks of women's cyclocross. But they earned their positions.


Butler would hold on for third. Koons scored an amazing fourth place and earned honors as the SRAM Most Aggressive Rider and Miller tenaciously clawed her way past Antonneau to finish an impressive fifth.


Full results from Day 1 of the the Portland International, in Portland Oregon

Elite Women, 14.5 km (5 laps)
1 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:42:07
2 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:42:08
3 Susan Butler (USA) Hudz Subaru 0:43:57
4 Linnea Koons (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal 0:44:16
5 Meredith Miller (USA) California Giant/Specialized 0:44:42
6 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale/ 0:44:47
7 Katy Curtis (Can) Bow Cycle/Cyclemeisters 0:45:01
8 Katherine Sherwin (USA) Hudz-Vista Subaru 0:45:10
9 Wendy Simms (Can) Ridley – FSA 0:45:13
10 Amanda Carey (USA) Kenda/Felt 0:45:31
11 Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club 0:45:37
12 Devon Haskell (USA) BH USA 0:45:39
13 Alice Pennington (USA) S&M 0:45:41
14 Barbara Howe (USA) Ibis And The Danger Twins 0:45:45
15 Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) California Giant/Specialized 0:45:52
16 Amy Dombroski (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:46:12
17 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Mm Racing P/B Seven Cycles 0:46:14
18 Wendy Williams (USA) River City Bicycles 0:47:00
19 Ashley James (USA) Team Kenda 0:47:16
20 Coryn Rivera (USA) Peanut Butter & Co.Twenty12 0:47:28
21 Serena Bishop (USA) Sunnyside Sports 0:47:36
22 Linda Sone (USA) Planet Bike 0:48:06
23 Rebecca Blatt (USA) Silverbull Centralwheel 0:48:39
24 Emily Thurston (USA) Missing Link/ 3Rd Rail 0:48:57
25 Katrina Baumsteiger (USA) Team Rambuski Law 0:49:06
26 Shannon Gibson (USA) Velobella- Ellsworth 0:49:28
27 Kelly Jones (Can) North Shore Sports Medicine 0:49:30
28 Abby Watson (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal 0:49:55
29 Megan Chinburg (USA) Veloforma 0:50:03
30 Joele Guynup (USA) Island Racing Club/Everti/Shimano 0:50:03
31 Corey Coogan (USA) Team Plan C Pb Stevens 0:50:15
32 Carrie Cash (USA) Team Vera Bradley Foundation 0:50:25
33 Tina Brubaker (USA) The Vanilla Workshop/Speedvagen Rac USA 0:50:28
34 Laura Winberry (USA) Elite Endurance/Cascade Couriers 0:50:37
35 Brigette Stoick (USA) River City Bicycles 0:50:48
36 Karen Oppenheimer (USA) Yard Sale Cyclocross 0:51:38
37 Becca Blay (USA) Mafia Racing 0:51:39
38 Renee Scott (USA) Sunnyside Sports 0:51:44
39 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 0:51:44 s.t.
40 Lisa Curry (USA) Gas/Intrinsik -1Lap
41 Annette Padilla (USA) Celo Pacific -4Lap
DNF Anna Dingman (USA) Gas/Intrinsik Cycling Team
DNF Brenna Lopez-Otero (USA) Bend Memorial Clinic Total Care Race Team
DNS Megan Elliott (USA) Black Mountain Bicycles
DNS Jenni Gaertner (USA) Riverstone Cda
DNS Christina Probert (USA) The Team
DNS Patricia Dowd (USA) Team Delphine
DNS Anissa Cobb (USA) River City Bicycles
Elite Men, 23.6 km (8 laps)
1 Jeremy Powers (USA) Cannondale/ 0:59:40
2 Christopher Jones (USA) Rapha / Focus USA 1:00:09
3 Timothy Johnson (USA) Cannondale/ 1:00:18
4 Jesse Anthony (USA) California Giant/Specialized 1:00:30
5 Todd Wells (USA) Specialized 1:00:38
6 Zach Mcdonald (USA) Rapha / Focus 1:01:02
7 James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale/ 1:01:05
8 Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis / Rocky Mount 1:01:13
9 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona 1:01:59
10 Adam Craig (USA) Giant 1:02:25
11 Chris Sheppard (Can) Rocky Mountain/Shimano/Giro 1:02:31
12 Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin 1:02:59
13 Tristan Schouten (USA) Prima 1:03:10
14 Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R Block 1:03:20
15 Brian Matter (USA) Gear Grinder 1:03:58
16 Alex Candelario (USA) World Bicycle Relief 1:04:20
17 Matt Pacocha (USA) Hudz-Subaru 1:04:31
18 Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar 1:04:57
19 Jeremy Ferguson (USA) California Giant/Specialized 1:04:59
20 Adam Mcgrath (USA) Thule/Van Dessel Cyclocross 1:05:16
21 Allen Krughoff (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 1:05:31
22 Spencer Paxson (USA) Team S&M 1:05:33
23 Justin Robinson (USA) California Giant/Specialized 1:05:38
24 Cody Kaiser (USA) California Giant/Specialized 1:06:16
25 Sean Babcock (USA) Kona Fsa 1:06:26
26 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona 1:06:28
27 Nicholas Weighall (USA) California Giant/Specialized 1:06:37
28 Frank Spiteri (USA) Peninsula Velo/Pomodoro 1:06:38
29 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 1:06:44
30 Carl Decker (USA) Giant 1:06:49
31 Tim Allen (USA) Feedback Sports 1:07:13
32 Joshua Snead (USA) Bay 101/RHS/Rock Lobster 1:07:43
33 Luke Keough (USA) Champion System p/b Keough 1:08:09
34 Brady Kappius (USA) Team Clif Bar 1:08:30
35 Scott Chapin (USA) Bay101/Hrs/Rocklobster -3Lap
36 Ryan Knapp (USA) -3Lap
37 Andre Sutton (Can) Hardcore Cycling Club -3Lap
38 Ian Brown (USA) City Bicycles -3Lap
39 Brett Nichols (USA) Scott Usa -3Lap
40 Eric Emsky (USA) p/b Blue Competition -3Lap
41 Brad Cole (USA) Kccx/Verge P/B Challenge Tires -3Lap
42 Will Ross (USA) Kaladi Bro’S/Subway -3Lap
43 Steve Fisher (USA) Rad Racing NW / Hagens Berman Llp -3Lap
44 Nathan Bannerman (USA) Pb Blue Competi -3Lap
45 Brett Luelling (USA) Buy Local Cycling -3Lap
46 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Kccx/Verge Presented By Challenge -3Lap
47 Benjamin Kubas (USA) Tai Cycling Team/Genr8/Smith Optics -4Lap
48 Brue Syvertsen (USA) De La Paz Coffee -4Lap
49 Clayton Omer (USA) Papa Johns' Racing Team
50 Damian Schmitt (USA) Sunnyside Sports
51 Eric Colton (USA) The Team
52 Chris Fisher (USA) Velorochester
53 Ryan Weaver (USA) River City Bicycles/ Backdoor Banditos
54 Derek Yarra (USA) Box Dog Bikes
55 Matthew Fox (USA) Sunnyside Sports
56 Aaron Mickels (USA) Stanwood Velo Sport
57 Alan Adams (USA) Hagens Berman Llp
58 Connor Mccutcheon (USA) Rebound Spl / Bear Valley Bikes
59 John-Christian Flack (USA) Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
DNF Ryan Trebon (USA) Kona
DNF Kevin Noiles (Can) La Bicicletta Pro Shop
DNF Davy Yeater (USA) River City Bicycles/Cannondale
DNF Drew Mackenzie (Can) Island Racing Club
DNF Molly Cameron (USA)
DNF Ross Bowden (USA)
DNF Travis Livermon (USA) Mock Orange Racing
DNF Mitch Hoke (USA) Clif Bar Development Cyclo-Cross
DNS Mike Sherer (USA) The Pony Shop
DNS Adam Mills (USA) Kccx/ Verge P/B Challenge Tires
DNS Andrew Bennett (USA) Team Redline
DNS David Hackworthy (USA) Team Plan C  


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