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September 19/13 12:03 pm - Cross Vegas report and results, Pendrel and Kabush podium

Posted by Editoress on 09/19/13

Nys, Nash Win CLIF Bar Cross Vegas

Cyclocross World Champion Sven Nys  put on a clinic  to claim the win at the CLIF Bar Cross Vegas to the delight of the cheering crowd lining the course at the Desert Breeze Complex.  Katerina easily won the elite women's race  to become the only race to win the even three times.

Nys Flies Rainbow Stripes to the Win

"For me, it's something special because (being) the World Champion (and) winning over here after I won the Worlds in the States, that's amazing." Nys (Crelan-Euphony) said of his first victory of the season. "They've done a hell of a job at Cross Vegas creating something special and I'm really happy with this victory."



Jeremy Powers, Sven Nys, Geoff Kabush


Solo at the end of the first lap, Nys was caught by American Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b after a protracted chase that lasted two laps. The pair rode together, taking turns at the front to push the pace. Behind, Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) jumped away from the shattered field to give chase and slowly closed the gap. Halfway through the 60-minute race, with Powers only five seconds behind,  Nys made another massive attack to power away to take his first victory of the cyclocross season.

"I felt myself really strong in the beginning and I thought the group was a little bit too big and sometimes that's a problem when you're sitting in fifth or sixth position and there is a crash so I tried something. I saw that Trebon was coming back but that's not a big problem so then you can go with two guys halfway but I felt that I was the strongest and I made a gap." Nys added.

Powers dropped Trebon to second. Canadian Cyclocross Champion Geoff Kabush (Scott-3Rox Racing) caught and passed Trebon to take third.

"Not a bad guy to lose to, he is the World Champ. He timed it perfectly, he's smart." Powers commented. "When I got about five or six seconds, Sven attacked and immediately opened a big gap and there was zero chance of closing that today."

Nash Makes it Three

With about half to go, Nash (Luna Pro Team) accelerated ahead of Lea Davison (Specialized Racing)  Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) and Meredith Miller (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) and rode solo to victory.

"I didn't really attack," stated Nash. "I somehow got a gap. I just wanted to keep the pace really high. I wanted the front group to get smaller. The pace was not super high. Meredith (Miller) was really active and was helping out but no one else was interested in helping."

The gap between Nash and the Davison/Pendrel duo grew steadily from 5 to 10 to 20 seconds. Miller was chasing behind Davison and Pendrel with Caroline Mani (Raleigh-Clement), Gabby Day (Rapha-Focus) and Elle Anderson (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized).


Results from Cross Vegas, held in Las Vegas (NV) last night (September 18th)

Women, 5 laps (16.5 km)
1 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:41:50
2 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing at 0:18
3 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 0:19
4 Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:36
5 Kelli Emmett (USA) Giant Bicycles 0:37
6 Chloe Woodruff (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club s.t.
7 Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus 0:38
8 Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 0:46
9 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 1:00
10 Maghalie Rochette (Can) 1:04
11 Courtenay McFadden (USA) Bicycle Blue Book/HRS/Rock Lobster 1:16
12 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh Clement 1:24
13 Jessica Cutler (USA) Bikesport NW-Jamis 1:48
14 Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:58
15 Amy Dombroski (USA) Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 2:12
16 Laura Van Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom 2:22
17 Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes s.t.
18 Emily Kachorek (USA) #Ghetomoto 2:24
19 Amanda Nauman (USA) Sdg-Felt 2:27
20 Heather Jackson (USA) Cannondale Herbalife Wattie Ink. Zoot 2:39
21 Lauren Stephens (USA) Fcs|Zngine P/B Mr. Restore 2:59
22 Beth Ann Orton (USA) Team S&M 3:13
23 Ally Stacher (USA) Specialized-lululemon 3:25
24 Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Motofish Racing 3:26
25 Nina Baum (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Women's MTB Team 3:30
26 Katherine Shields (USA) Mock Orange Pro CX Team 3:35
27 Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Colonel's/Sho-Air 3:38
28 Andrianna Zolton (USA) Jlvelo Ambassadors 3:39
29 Emily Shields (USA) Mock Orange Pro CX Team 3:40
30 Rebecca Gross (USA) Raleigh/ Clement s.t.
31 Kristin Weber (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 3:42
32 Andrea Wilson (USA) Brickhouse Racing p/b Nimblewear USA 3:47
33 Amanda Carey (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite 3:54
34 Judy Freeman (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club 4:53
35 Nicole Duke (USA) Marin/Spy 5:08
36 Sarah Sturm (USA) Real Wheels 5:11
37 Lisa Hudson (USA) Feedback Sports Racing 5:12
38 Carolina Gomez Villafane (Arg) Team Rambuski Law 6:05
39 Shannon Gibson (USA) NoTubes Elite CX 6:46
40 Bre Rue (USA) Fred Meyer Cycling Team 7:09
41 Natalie Koncz (USA) Zuster Cycling 7:24
42 Karen Brocket (USA) Jetcycling 7:35
43 Stacey Spencer (Can) Phillips Brewing Company/Code Performance 7:47
44 Nicole Borem (USA) Don Walker Cycles Racing -3 Laps
45 Stace Cooper (USA) TBBCX-Gheto -3 Laps
DNF Lyne Bessette (Can)
DNS Kate Powlison (USA) Evol Elite Racing
Men, 8 laps (26.7km)
1 Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 0:57:32
2 Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus 0:27
3 Geoff Kabush (Can) Scott-3Rox Racing 0:39
4 Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale/ 0:59
5 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 1:31
6 Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 1:32
7 Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale/ 1:33
8 Adam Craig (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 1:34
9 Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh Clement 1:45
10 Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 1:51
11 James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh Clement 1:53
12 Yannick Eckmann (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 2:09
13 Joshua Johnson (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 2:10
14 Bradley White (USA) Moms In Tow Cyclocross 2:12
15 Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar 2:17
16 Jonathan Page (USA) Fuji/ Spy/ Competitive Cyclist 2:23
17 Daniel Summerhill (USA) K-Edge/Felt Bicycles 2:42
18 Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) Team Clif Bar 2:43
19 Allen Krughoff (USA) Raleigh Clement 2:44
20 Robin Eckmann (USA) California Giant Cycling Team 2:46
21 Cameron Dodge (USA) Independant s.t.
22 Carl Decker (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 2:48
23 Tobin Ortenblad (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 3:16
24 Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Racing 3:43
25 Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R Block 3:54
26 Cody Kaiser (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 3:57
27 Matt Shriver (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 3:58
28 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis CX 4:23
29 Adam Myerson (USA) Team Smartstop-Mountain Khakis 4:24
30 Jake Wells (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team 4:25
31 Yoshitaka Hama (Jpn) Snel Cyclocross Team 4:42
32 Jacob Sitler (USA) Seavs/Haymarket p/b Van Dessel 4:43
33 Tim Allen (USA) Feedback Sports - Foundry Cycles s.t.
34 Thomas Turner (USA) Independant 4:45
35 Jared Nieters (USA) Seavs/Haymarket p/b Van Dessel 5:10
36 Rotem Ishay (Isr) Boo Bikes 5:16
37 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 5:20
38 Jeff Kluck (USA) Queen City Cycling 5:24
39 Lewis Gaffney (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team 5:33
40 Adam St. Germain (USA) Engvt 5:49
41 Mike Garrigan (Can) Van Dessel 6:01
42 Taylor Carrington (USA) Feedback Sports 6:04
43 Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team 6:12
44 Kevin Noiles (Can) Bicycle Bluebook-HRS-Rock Lobster 6:17
45 Derek Zandstra (Can) Scott-3Rox Racing 6:35
46 Christian Helmig (Lux) Trisport Echternach Presented By Elbowz 8:27
47 Jeremy Durrin (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies -3 Laps
48 Stephen Ettinger (USA) BMC Mountainbike Racing -3 Laps
49 Isaac Neff (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective -3 Laps
50 Tyler Coplea (USA) Harmony Systems/Trek -3 Laps
51 Tim Van Nuffel (Bel) Dcm Cyclingteam -3 Laps
52 Chris Jackson (USA) Castex Racing p/b Felt -3 Laps
53 Keith Hillier (USA) Team Rambuski Law -3 Laps
54 Maksym Shepitko (Ukr) Hudson Cyclocross -3 Laps
55 Luis Alberto Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis CX -3 Laps
56 Scott Chapin (USA) Bicycle Blue Book/HRS/Rock Lobster -4 Laps
57 Skyler Trujillo (USA) Boo Bikes -4 Laps
58 Cory Greenberg (USA) 10 Speed Coffee/Pedalersfork -4 Laps
59 Sherwood Plant (Can) Musette Caffe -4 Laps
60 Mike Sarnecki (Can) Kokanee Redbike -4 Laps
61 Chad Tieman (USA) Summit City Specialized -4 Laps
62 Ben Bertiger (USA) Stage 17/Cylance -5 Laps
63 Ken Hanson (USA) Focus Bicycles -5 Laps
64 Rich Weis (USA) Trek Factory Racing -6 Laps
DNF Shawn Milne (USA) Keough Cyclocross
DNF Weston Schempf (USA) Seavs/Haymarket p/b Van Dessel
DNF Manuel Yves Eckert (Ger) Audi Cycling Team
DNS Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus
DNS Ryan Dewald (USA) Team Skyline
DNS Braden Kappius (USA) Team Clif Bar
DNS Justin Hines (Can) Framework Racing Team


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