Compton and Powers Seize Victory at Day One of The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware - Derby City Cup presented by Papa John's
(November 12, 2011) Louisville, KY. Huge pro fields descended on Louisville today for Day One of the Exergy USGP of Cyclocross p/b Greenware® - Derby CIty Cup for a thrilling day of top level racing.
In the women's race Katie Compton stormed away from the field to win by a comfortable margin- showing emerging form before returning to racing in Europe. Behind her USGP Series leader Katerina Nash traded blows with French National Champion Caroline Mani until a late race crash took Mani out of contention for the podium. 19 year old Kaitlin Antonneau stormed after Nash giving furious chase and earned herself the third a final spot on the Elite Women's podium. Nicole Duke continued to dominate in the AVID Shorty Ultimate Holeshot competition once again taking home the prize for the first rider through turn one.
The men's race was equally thrilling with Ryan Trebon and Jeremy Powers establishing a gap over the rest of the field very early into the contest. The two traded blows the entire race while behind them a resurgent Tim Johnson gave chase to finish a strong third - his first podium finish at the USGP in 2011. Geoff Kabush launched himself out of the charging chase group to finish fourth while Danny Summerhill rounded out the top five. Belgian Ben Berden claimed the Avid Shorty Ulitmate Holeshot.
Compton and Powers Electrify the Crowds at The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware - New Belgium Cup
(October 9, 2011) Fort Collins, CO. The rains stopped and the sun dried the track to a tacky mud at Day Two of the New Belgium Cup creating ideal conditions for epic battles on the slopes of the USPG course in Fort Collins.
Katie Compton (RaboBank / Giant)came storming back to claim day two of the USGP in a thrilling neck and neck battle with Katerina Nash (Luna) that illustrated that both women will be forces to reckon with on the international stage this year. French National Champion Caroline Mani took the AVID Shorty Ultimate Holeshot - setting up a brutally fast first lap that quickly separated the day's contenders from the field. Mani, Nicole Duke, Compton, Nash and Meredith Miller, Mical Dyck and Sue Butler made up the Elite front group. Nash and Compton separated from the group in the Zipp barrier section and never looked back. Meredith Miller roared away from the chasers and established what appeared to be an untouchable spot on the third step of the podium.
Nash and Trebon Storm The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware - New Belgium Cup Day One
(October 8, 2011) Fort Collins, CO. The New Belgium Cup weekend of racing kicked off under stormy skies with the driving wind and rain complicating many a riders' race. Many pros had traveled under the presumption that the early week forecast of sunny and 70 would hold true and were underprepared for cold wet conditions and temperatures in the 40s.
The Elite Women's field included all of the nation's top female competitors in what was one of the most impressive fields assembled to race in the US this cross season. Katerina Nash and Katie Compton opened an early and sizable early lead - with Georgia Gould in the chase. Nash and Compton were neck and neck for most of the race when Compton crashed in a corner.
The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware - New Belgium Cup Roars Back to Fort Collins
Top Professionals in Wide Open Battle for Series Lead
(October 6, 2011) Fort Collins, CO. The New Belgium Cup - the second stop on the 2011 Exergy USGP of Cyclocross p/b Greenware® - roars back into Fort Collins for a weekend of fast and thrilling cyclocross racing in the Front Range.
With an all-star professional line-up scheduled to start on both Saturday and Sunday, the racing is sure to be fast and thrilling. In the professional women's fields the crowds in Fort Collins will get to witness one of the few times this season that two World Championship podium finishers - Katie Compton and current USGP series leader Katerina Nash - will race head to head on US soil. In a rematch of last year's race- that saw Nash victorious on day one and Compton claiming day two- this year's race is sure to be a preview of what to expect later this year at the World Championships in Koksidje, Belgium. Not to be over-looked or underestimated, the New Belgium Cup will also feature the deepest women's fields racing in the US this season - including Fort Collins residents Meredith Miller and Georgia Gould in a battle for hometown domination along with French National Champion Caroline Mani; Sue Bulter; Nicole Duke and teammate Kaitlin Antonneau; Ashley James; Kathy Sherwin; Teal Stetson-Lee and more in a race to claim the overall series lead.
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- CLIF Bar Returns as Sponsor of 2011 USGP
- SRAM Sponsors USGP Series - “AVID SHORTY ULTIMATE HOLESHOT” adds even more thrills to starts
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- Telenet Fidea Stars Wellens and Peeters Confirm for the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Planet Bike Cup
- Greenware® US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Brings on Marketing and Communications Specialist
- Powers and Gould Claim 2010 Series Titles