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September 15/11 9:44 am - CrossVegas results

Posted by Editoress on 09/15/11

Nash Easily Repeats as CrossVegas Champion

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) easily repeated as the CrossVegas winner. She and team mate Georgia Gould separated themselves from the field early on. Nash then lifted her tempo and maintained a significant lead for most of the race.

“Georgia and I were working together keeping the gap,” stated Nash. “Perhaps I was keeping a faster pace than Georgia could maintain today. Georgia and I didn’t talk before the race. We have raced together enough times to know what to expect from each other. We did talk during the race though. We talked about working together to maintain a gap.”

With first place wrapped up, second and third places were contested by Dombroski, Gould, Kelli Emmett (Giant) and Meredith Miller (CalGiant/ Specialized). Dombroski was able to push ahead of Miller and Gould then out sprinted Emmett for second.
 “The two Luna girls took off and I was kind of caught off the back of the chase group and I just didn't see, I guess it was Georgia that went and I totally didn't see that,” added second place winner Amy Dombroski (Crankbrothers). “Katerina bridged and I kind of sat there hoping that other people would do the work. I realized that the two blueberries were riding away so I tried to bridge it myself and then everyone started working together. It was me, Kelli, I think Meredith was there. I thought we might catch them because they were right there but Katerina is fast man.”
“I know that I'm strong in that hill,” continued Dombroski. “I can get a quick gap so that my strategy. I went there and definitely got a gap but Kelli is strong and bridged right up to me. I knew she was right there, I also knew that if you can rail it through the corners you can open the gap but Kelli is an amazing bike handler so that didn't full happen. I didn't know how close she was, I was just going as hard as I could.”

“I was just watching everyone and seeing what their weakness were out there,” commented Emmett. “I was really feeling good. I knew my fitness was good, It was just a matter of finding the right opportunity. I heard Amy sufferings so she was not the person I thought would go for the attack. I expected Meredith to attack. Nobody wants to go to the line with Meredith.”

“The conditions out there today really felt like a cross race,” said Nash “It was interesting to add the wet element. CrossVegas has really become the classic of cyclocross. It’s great to win in front of so many enthusiastic people.”

Van Der Haar Sprints For The Win At CrossVegas

The raucous crowd at the Men's Elite race at CrossVegas was treated to a show of tactics when top American and European stars traded blows. In the end, a youngster snatched the victory. Current under23 Cyclocross World Champion Lars van der Haar (Rabobank) took the win a very tight three-way sprint that came down to a photo-finish.

“I have a pretty strong sprint.. It was amazing, I could not see the line so I wasn’t sure I won.” said van der Haar a few minutes after crossing the line.

Christian Heule (Cannondale p/b took second and Rob Peeters (Telenet-Fidea), third.

The field shattered on the first lap with a lead group of 18 which was quickly whittled down to ten riders  after a strong attack by Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus).  Off the front were van der Haar and his teammate Bart Aernouts,  Heule and his teammates Tim Johnson and Jamey Driscoll, Peeters and his teammate Bart Wellens, Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt), Todd Wells (Specialized), and Powers.

For the next laps, attacks and counter-attacks flew in a game of tactics with Trebon doing most of the chasing to close down any gap.  

“The strong riders keep going even if some attacks are happening and  then you have the not that strong riders who lose a little gap and then they come back when the race becomes tactics at the front again. The thing is to see on which riders' wheel you can stay and which rider you have to pick when it is fast.” Heule explained the tactical game.

Driscoll was the first rider to manage to escape, gaining ten seconds with three laps to go.  Seeing that both Johnson and Heule were blocking at the front, Wellens took a solo flyer to bridge up to and then drop Driscoll.

“It was a little bit gambling, it was waiting, waiting or going for the attack, and I choose the attack. I came with Driscoll and I thought with two we are stronger than alone but it was not good enough so I go alone with still three laps, it was long, half lap too long.”  

Wellens soldiered on alone until he was caught on the final lap. A few more attacks from Powers, Trebon and Peeters were neutralized with the group reforming before the final corner.

“When I saw Wellens get caught I was pretty far behind. I saw Peeters go and I thought I could never win. When we went into the last turn I was with the front group again. I know that I can sprint really well. I decided to give it everything I have. At first I thought I would not even get on the podium but then I saw the first three slow down. I think they were pretty tired. I know I was pretty tired.” van der Haar concluded.



Elite women
1 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 37:42
2 Amy Dombroski (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club 37:54
3 Kelli Emmett (USA) Giant Bicycles 37:55
4 Meredith Miller (USA) California Giant-Specialized 37:59
5 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 38:02
6 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 39:20
7 Chloe Forsman (USA) Momentum Endurance 39:27
8 Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club 39:33
9 Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Cycling Team Vermeeren 39:38
10 Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) California Giant-Specialized 39:41
11 Andrea Smith (USA) Ladiesfirst Racing 39:43
12 Nicole Duke (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 39:44
13 Katheryn Curi Mattis (USA) Bikes To Rwanda 39:50
14 Rebecca Blatt (USA) Team Kenda-Silverbull 39:55
15 Mical Dyck (Can) Pro City Racing 40:12
16 Rebecca Gross (USA) Velo Bella 40:14
17 Susan Butler (USA) River City Bicyles-Ridley 40:15
18 Katherine Sherwin (USA) Notubes Elite Cyclocross Team 40:43
19 Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Raleigh America 40:48
20 Allison Mann (USA) Rock n' Road Cyclery 41:02
21 Katy Curtis (Can) Cyclemeisters 41:15
22 Kari Studley (USA) Mercy Cycling 41:18
23 Caroline Mani (Fra) CC Etupes 41:19
24 Marne Smiley (USA) Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross 41:56
25 Kelsy Bingham (USA) Roosters-Bikers Edge 42:06
26 Emily Shields (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley 42:06
27 Meghan Korol (USA) Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross 42:09
28 Linda Sone (USA) Cycle-Smart 42:09
29 Nina Baum (USA) NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team 42:10
30 Katherine Shields (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley 42:13
31 Lisa Hudson (USA) Feedback Sports 42:24
32 Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Silverbull Centralwheel 42:43
33 Kate Powlison (USA) The Service Course-WBR 43:37
34 Christina Probert (USA) The Team - Socalcross 43:46
35 Sage Wilderman (USA) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory-Durango DEVO Sweet Elite 44:08
36 Kelly Benjamin (USA) KCCX-Fuji Elite p/b Challenge Tires 44:22
37 Jennifer Hill (USA) Rivet SG 44:40
38 Shannon Gibson (USA) Notubes Elite Cyclocross Team 45:24
39 Cristina Begy (USA) Gates Carbon Drive 45:31
40 Michele Bliss (USA) Justin's Cycling -1lap
41 Michelle Melka (USA) Red Racing -1lap
42 Megan Elliot-Horner (USA) Black Mountain Bicycles -2laps
43 Dorothy Wong (USA) The Team - Socalcross -2laps
Elite Men
1 Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank 0:59:04
2 Christian Heule (Sui) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld
3 Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team
4 Jeremy Powers (USA) Team Rapha-Focus
5 Ryan Trebon (USA) LTS-Felt
6 Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank
7 Timothy Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld all s.t.
8 Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:19
9 James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 0:21
10 Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Racing 1:34
11 Zach McDonald (USA) Team Rapha-Focus 1:39
12 Ben Berden (Bel) Stoemper s.t.
13 Geoff Kabush (Can) Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 1:52
14 Jonathan Page (USA) Planetbike-Blue 2:03
15 Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R Block 2:07
16 Robin Eckmann (USA) Pearl Izumi - Shimano Team 2:17
17 Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team 2:41
18 Allen Krughoff (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport s.t.
19 Fabio Ursi (Ita) C.S.Esercito 2:50
20 Justin Lindine (USA)'s Garage 2:52
21 Tim Van Nuffel (Bel) DCM-GB Vorselaar 3:02
22 Travis Livermon (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley 3:42
23 Ryan Knapp (USA) Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross 3:46
24 Mitchell Hoke (USA) Team Clif Bar 3:47
25 Craig Richey (Can) Renner Custom - Raleigh 3:54
26 Russell Stevenson (USA) Raleigh 3:58
27 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 4:10
28 Sean Babcock (USA) Kona 4:27
29 Cody Kaiser (USA) California Giant-Specialized 4:43
30 Adam Myerson (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley 4:44
31 Ken Benesh (USA) Feedback Sports 4:46
32 Brandon Dwight (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 4:50
33 Daniel Summerhill (USA) Garmin-Cervelo 4:51
34 Bryan Fawley (USA) Orbea Factory-Dallas Bike Works 4:54
35 Joseph Schmalz (USA) KCCX 5:00
36 Jake Wells (USA) Notubes Elite Cyclocross Team 5:01
37 Tim Allen (USA) Feedback Sports s.t.
38 Andrew Reardon (USA) Bob's Red Mill CX Team p/b Stevens 5:01
39 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona 5:16
40 Kevin Fish (USA) KCCX Fuji 5:23
41 Spencer Powlison (USA) Plains To Peaks Racing 5:42
42 Russell Harding (USA) Natural Grocers Cycling Team s.t.
43 Nicholas Weighall (USA) California Giant-Specialized 5:55
44 John Behrens (USA) Bailey Bikes s.t.
45 Brennan Wodtli (USA) Hutch's Bicycles 6:04
46 Yannick Eckmann (Ger) Pearlizumi-Shimano-Focus 6:29
47 John Bailey (USA) Bailey Bikes 6:35
48 Mathew Ankney (USA) KCCX Fuji 6:40
49 Mitchell Kersting (USA) Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross 6:42
50 Jerome Townsend (USA) SmartStop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley 9:11
51 Molly Cameron (USA) Metafilter 10:06
52 Aaron Bradford (USA) Rocklobster 11:04
53 Ryan Dewald (USA) XO - Battley Harley-Davidson -1 Lap
54 Blake Anton (USA) Team Clif Bar Cycling -3 Laps
55 Joachim Parbo (Den) Challenge Tires -3 Laps
56 Chris Mackay (USA) Realcyclist.Com -3 Laps
57 Luke Keough (USA) Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross -3 Laps
58 Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar -3 Laps
59 Braden Kappius (USA) Clif Bar -3 Laps
60 Justin Robinson (USA) California Giant-Specialized -3 Laps
61 Grant Holicky (USA) -3 Laps
62 William Iaia (USA) Groove Subaru -3 Laps
63 Stephen Cummings (USA) C3 Athletes Serving Athletes -3 Laps
64 Scott Chapin (USA) Bay101-HRS-Rocklobster -3 Laps
65 Shadd Smith (USA) KCCX Elite Cyclocross Team-Fuji -3 Laps
66 Johannes Huseby (USA) -3 Laps
67 Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda -3 Laps
68 Brad Cole (USA) KCCX-Fuji p/b Challenge Tires -4 Laps
69 David Sheek (USA) SDG Felt p/b IRT -4 Laps
70 Kenny Wehn (USA) Notubes Race Team -4 Laps
71 Eric Colton (USA) The Team - Socalcross -4 Laps
72 Ryan Padilla (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport -4 Laps
73 Collin Samaan (USA) The Bicycle Business TBB -4 Laps
74 Bryan Mickiewicz (USA) Hammer Nutrition -4 Laps
75 Jesse Keough (USA) Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross -4 Laps
76 Aaron Bouplon (USA) Rocky Mounts / Izze -4 Laps
77 Patrick Bradley (USA) Philadelphia Cyclocross School -5 Laps
78 Jason Siegle (USA) SDG-Felt -5 Laps
79 David McNeal (USA) Birmingham Bicycle Company -5 Laps
80 Bjorn Fox (USA) Clif Bar Development Cross Team -5 Laps
81 Phil Grove (USA) Hammer Nutrition -5 Laps
82 Joshua Whitmore (USA) Globalbike Elite Team -5 Laps
83 Mitchell Trux (USA) Team Off The Couch -6 Laps
84 Jay Kwan (USA) The Team - Socalcross -6 Laps
85 Chris Johnson (USA) Continuum Cycles -6 Laps
86 Spencer Haugh (USA) Behind Bars-LGR -6 Laps
87 Bill Marshall (USA) KCCX-Fuji p/b Challenge Tires -7 Laps
88 JP Partland (USA) Kissena Cycling Club -7 Laps
89 Rocco Calgiano (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport -7 Laps
DNF Nicholas Keough (USA) Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
DNF Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Professional Team
DNF Jared Nieters (USA) XO Communications
DNF Lane Miller (USA) Louisville Cyclery
DNF Greg Lewis (USA) Directory Plus/Trek
DNF Max Plaxton (USA) Specialized Racing
DNF Ted Willard (USA) SDG Felt p/b IRT
DNF Frederick Bottger (USA) SDG Felt p/b IRT
DNF Jay Strothman (USA) Rokkit Racing
DNF Aaron Tuckerman (NZl) Corsa Concepts
DNS Christopher Jones (USA) Team Rapha-Focus
DNS Tyler Wertenbruch (USA) Team Clif Bar Cycling
DNS John Phillips (USA) Team Rio Grande
DNS Adam St. Germain (USA) NBX-Circle A Cycles
DNS David Forkner (USA) SDG Felt p/b IRT
DNS Alan Adams (USA) Hagens Berman LLP
DNS Sergio Hernandez (USA) Continuum Cycles
DNS Scott Tietzel (USA) Peaks To Plains Racing
DNS Christopher Ragusa (USA) CCB Racing
DNS Campbell Levy (USA) Yeti/Jett Pro XC Team


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