Compton and Powers Victorious at Day One of theTREK US GRAN PRIX of Cx p/b Greenware & WD-40 - Smartwool Cup
Fort Collins, CO (October 13, 2012) - On a day that featured changing weather and conditions all day long, Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) and Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) showed cyclocross fans the same winning form that has been on display so far this season. Both claimed victory and important C1 points at Day One of the SmartWool Cup p/b FC Bikes in front of huge crowds.
The Single Speed race was claimed by Russell Stevenson (Boulder Cycle Sport) - making him the first ever single speed rider to wear the USGP Series leaders jersey ahead of Craig Etheridge (Raleigh Clement) and Dan Porter (e2 Cycling).
In the Master's 35+ Race Mark Savery (Trek Cyclocross Collective) finished third behind reigning Masters World Cyclo-cross Champion Pete Weber and his Boulder Cycle Sport teammate Brandon Dwight to retain his lead on the Series overall.
In the Junior 17/18 race Tyler Schwartz claimed the Series lead with a strong 5th place ride behind Ian McPherson (Boulder Junior Cycling), Maxx Chance (Clif Bar) and Garrett Gerchar (Boulder Jr. Cycling).
In the 45+ category, Mark Legg Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) extended his series lead by finishing ahead of Jeff Winkler (FasCat Coaching) and Jon Cariveau (Moots).
Fort Collins USGP Clif Bar Course Preview
Preview of 2012 USGP of Cyclo-Cross in Fort Collins, Colorado. Preview of the Saturday race course. From Clif Bar riders Brady Kappius and Mitch Hoke
TREK US GRAN PRIX of Cx p/b Greenware & WD-40 Bike Adds Single Speed Competition to Overall Series Competition
Fort Collins, CO (October 11, 2012) - The organizers of the Trek US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware® and WD-40 Bike announced the addition of the Single Speed category to the overall series competition.
"We have seen tremendous growth in the size of the single speed fields - and for the past two seasons we have fielded tons requests to add the category to the Series overall competition. With so many single speeders traveling to all the USGP races we realized that it's time and we're excited to see it grow even more" said Series Director Joan Hanscom.
A smiling Craig Etiheridge after winning muddy 2011 USGP Planet Bike Cup - photo by Lyne Lamoureux
TREK US GRAN PRIX of Cx p/b Greenware & WD-40 Bike Rumbles into Fort Collins.
The SmartWool Cup p/b FC Bikes takes place October 13 and 14th.
Fort Collins, CO (October 9, 2012) - The TREK US Gran Prix of Cyclocross presented by Greenware® and WD-40 Bike resumes this weekend as Fort Collins, CO hosts of the second stop of the Series with the SmartWool Cup presented by FC Bikes.
In a season that concludes with the World Championships taking place on American soil for the first time in the history of the sport, the fight for spots on the World Championship team is in full swing with racers vying for the important C1 UCI points that factor into the team selections.
Both the men's and the women's professional fields are the deepest in memory and stacked with pro talent including past multiple past series winners and National Champions. The women's race will feature a battle between Trek Cyclocross Collective superstar and current National Champion Katie Compton, versus Fort Collins' own Olympic Bronze Medalist - Georgia Gould (LUNA) and marks the return to cyclocross racing for teammate Katerina Nash - herself a veteran of World Championship podiums. They will be joined by LUNA teammate and fellow Coloradan Teal Stetson-Lee. They will square off against the other top professional women including Nicole Duke (Raleigh Clement) and teammate Caroline Mani, Julie Krasniak (Rapha FOCUS) and teammate Gabby Day and the young star from Cannondale prepared by CyclocrossWorld, multi-time National Champion, Kaitlin Antonneau. Missing from the line up is Meredith Miller who was injured in a crash last weekend. Miller will be on hand to feature in a SRAM swag toss before the start of each pro race. The line up also features road standouts Amanda Miller, Carmen Small and Jade Wilcoxson all racing for the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team as well as New England mudder Mo Bruno Roy racing for Bob's Red Mill.
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