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Boulder Cup, USGP #4- C1
Boulder, CO, USA, November 5, 2006
Wicks topples Johnson and Wells while Compton continues dominance
The men's race ended in similar fashion to yesterday's Xilinx Cup, with a Kona rider crossing the line first. But today it wasn't Ryan Trebon it was Trebon's teammate Barry Wicks taking home his first USGP win of the year and Katie Compton (Spike) made it two in a row as she swept the weekend series on the women's side. Trebon and Georgia Gould (Luna) both retain their USGP series leads as the 2006 Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross wrapped up its second weekend with the Boulder Cup at Harlow Platts Park in Boulder, Colorado.
Around the halfway mark, Trebon suffered the first of two mechanical problems. First, his bars came loose then a few laps later sustained a flat which dropped him out of contention. Johnson, who had a slow start, had worked his way back through the field to join Wells in the lead. The two of them were in front with Wicks trailing about 10 seconds behind.
With two and a half laps to go, Wicks closed the gap and caught Wells and Johnson. Jeremy Powers was in fourth and Trebon, who was riding hard to get back in contention, was in fifth place.
Wicks, Wells and Johnson stayed together on the last two laps until the last long uphill. It was Wells who jumped first but Wicks came hard from the left and overcame both for the win. Johnson finished second, Wells came in third, and Trebon ended up passing Powers to finish fourth. Despite finishing off the podium today, Trebon retains the white jersey as the series leader.
With her convincing victory yesterday, national champion Katie Compton (Spike) became the woman to beat in Boulder. But reining USGP champion, Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld.com) made it known she is not going down without a fight. From the jump it was Compton and Bessette out in front and the pair stayed ahead for the entire race.
With three laps to go Compton attacked on the downhill and got a slight gap. Bessette didn't let her get too far and caught Compton fairly quickly. With two to go, Compton attacked again and stayed away to capture her second USGP win in as many days while Bessette finished second.
Despite the Compton/Bessette battle today, it is Georgia Gould (Luna) who keeps the series lead. Gould, who finished in third, was followed by Katerina Nash (Luna) and Wendy Simms (Kona).
Coelho finished second followed by Ethan Gilmour (K2 Bike - Okemo - Coyote Hill), Steve Fisher (Rad Racing NW) and Jerome Townsend (Alan) rounding out the top five. With his second place finish today, Coelho remains the series leader.
Dan Neyens (Hagens-Berman LLP Cycling) placed second and McGrath settled for third. Current USGP leader Jamey Driscoll (FiordiFrutta) finished in fourth and retains the jersey heading into the final weekend of the USGP.
With the win today, his second place finish and his strong showing in Gloucester,
Aspholm retains the leader's jersey.
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Results - Preliminary
Elite Men 1 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona 2 Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale/cyclocrossworld.com 3 Todd Wells (USA) GT 4 Ryan Trebon (USA) Kona 5 Geoffrey Kabush (Can) Maxxis 6 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly 7 Carl Decker (USA) Giant 8 Matt Shriver (USA) Sonic 9 Doug Swanson (USA) Grandstay Suites 10 Jonathan Baker (USA) Harshman Wealth Management / Primus 11 Anthony Colby (USA) TargeTraining 12 Joey Thompson (USA) Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory Cycling 13 Mathieu Toulouse (Can) Team Maxxis Cyclocross 14 Troy Wells (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 15 Chris Horner (USA) Specialized 16 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona 17 Pete Webber (USA) IMBA 18 Taylor Carrington (USA) Turin Bicycles - Powerbar 19 Dan Neyens (USA) Hagens-Berman LLP Cycling 20 Christopher Pietrzak (USA) Porcupine/Specialized 21 Bradford-Paris (USA) REDLINE FACTORY TEAM 22 Brent Prenzlow (USA) Celo Pacific/Salsa 23 Adam Mcgrath (USA) Team Maxxis 24 Molly Cameron (USA) Vanilla bicycles! 25 Jamey Driscoll (USA) FiordiFrutta Elite Cycling Team 26 Matt Pacocha (USA) VeloNews 27 Ali Goulet (USA) ALAN Factory Team 28 Chance Noble (USA) California Giant Strawberries/Specialized 29 Brandon Dwight (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 30 Christian Mccarthy (USA) Vitamin Cottage 31 Joshua Snead (USA) HRS-Rock Lobster 32 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Hagens-Berman LLP Cycling 33 Michael Gallagher (USA) U S Armed Forces 34 Thomas Spannring (USA) Cole Sport 35 Grant Berry (USA) Team Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory 36 Alex Howes (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 37 Dwight Debroux (USA) Harshman Wealth/Primus Mootry 38 Joshua Johnson (USA) Big Shark Racing 39 Cody Peterson (USA) 3D Racing/ SRAM 40 Bjorn Selander (USA) Alan Factory Team 41 Ian Mackie (USA) BRI 42 Justin Robinson (USA) California Giant Strawberries/Specialized 43 Doug Campbell (USA) Harshman Wealth/Primus Mootry 44 Jon Tarkington (USA) Vitamin Cottage 45 Sean Harshman (USA) Harshman Wealth/Primis Mootry 46 Nathan Rice (USA) Big Shark Racing/ Ridley 47 Taylor Kneuven (USA) Harshman Wealth/Primus Mootry 48 David Richter (USA) Redline 49 Troy Kilgore (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 50 Kurt Refsnider (USA) All9Yards.com Cylcing Team 51 John Behrens (USA) Celo Pacific/ProBikeSupport.com 52 Mike West (USA) Mavbrick 53 Nicholas Weighall (USA) Alan Factory Cyclocross Team 54 Jesse Rients (USA) Nature Valley/Penn Cycle 55 Chris Stockburger (USA) 56 Colby Pearce (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 57 Luke Brechwald (USA) Sonic U23 58 Spencer Powlison (USA) Chamois Army Fort 59 Christopher Case (USA) Mystic Velo 60 Mitchell Peterson (USA) Devo 61 Ryan Barthel (USA) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 62 David Pilz (USA) Gentle Lovers 63 Brady Kappius (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 64 Nat Ross (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher 65 David Fleischhauer (USA) Sonic U23 66 Will Frischkorn (USA) Team TIAA-CREF 67 Adam Snyder (USA) team devo 68 Brandon Akers (USA) Tamarack Resort 69 Peter Stetina (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 70 Andy Applegate (USA) Sonic / Kona 71 Dan Swanson (USA) Grandstay Cycling 72 Andy Lee (USA) 73 Harry Anderson (USA) SkiHut - Duluth 74 Chris Hopwood (USA) Maverick American 75 Corey Carlson (USA) Rocky Mounts - Izze 76 Mitch Comardo (USA) West End Bikes 77 Joe Taddeucci (USA) Vitamin Cottage Cycling Team 78 Robert Mau (USA) 79 John Meehan (USA) Iowa City Cycling Club 80 Chris Strout (USA) The Pony Shop 81 David Allen (USA) KHSnm.com Cycling Team 82 Maceachran (USA) Velo Project LLC 83 Tucker Olander (USA) Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team 84 Stuart Gillespie (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 85 Simon Vickers (USA) HRS/Rock Lobster Elite Women 1 Katie Compton (USA) Spike Professional/Primus Mootry 2 Lyne Bessette (USA) cyclocrossworld.com 3 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Women's MTB Team 4 Katerina Nash (USA) Luna Women's MTB Team 5 Wendy Simms (Can) Kona 6 Ann Trombley (USA) Excel Sports 7 Kerry Barnholt (USA) Tokyo Joes / Maxxis 8 Rhonda Mazza (USA) Team S&M/Vanilla Bicycles 9 Deidre Winfield (USA) Velo Bella-Kona 10 Tara Ross (Can) Cheerwine 11 Ann Knapp (USA) KONA 12 Wendy Williams (USA) River City Bicycles 13 Megan Monroe (USA) Sports Garage-BMC 14 Bruno Roy (USA) Independent Fabrication/Wheelworks 15 Melissa Thomas (USA) Team Maxxis 16 Anna Milkowski (USA) Velo Bella-Kona 17 Sarah Kerlin (USA) Velo Bella - Kona 18 Kristi Berg (USA) Team Group Health 19 Dellys Starr (USA) Sports Garage 20 Sue Butler (USA) River City Bicycles 21 Catherine Johnson (USA) Pro Peloton Racing 22 Amy Dombroski (USA) Excel Sports 23 Hollie Mcgovern (USA) sonic cyclocross 24 Lauren Costantini (USA) Sycip Racing 25 Erin Kassoy (USA) Velo Bella-Kona 26 Jennifer Gersbach (USA) Tokyo Joe's 27 Stephanie White (USA) Velo Bella-Kona 28 Linda Sone (USA) Hollywood Racing/Silver Cycling 29 Mary Baumhefner (USA) NorCal Velo 30 Megan Elliott (USA) Specialized Down One Lap 31 Carolyn Popovic (USA) Figueroa Farms-Redline Racing 32 Lora Heckman (USA) New Belgium Brewing Co. 33 Sharon Allpress (USA) Vitamin Cottage Cycling 34 Sonya Looney (USA) Tough Girl Productions 35 Kristine Church (USA) Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon 36 Lynn Ott (USA) rebound/zeal 37 Jadine Riley (USA) Team Group Health Junior 17-18 1 Daniel Summerhill (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 2 Alex Coelho (USA) Hot Tubes Development 3 Ethan Gilmour (USA) K2 Bike - Okemo - Coyote Hill 4 Steve Fisher (USA) Rad Racing NW 5 Jerome Townsend (USA) ALAN 6 Sean Worsech (USA) Rad Racing NW 7 Taylor Phinney (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 8 Chris Peterson (USA) Devo 9 Jim Lennon (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 10 Ian Crane (USA) Rad Racing NW Men's 35+ 1 Roger Aspholm (USA) Westwood Velo 2 Dennis Farrell (USA) Red Rocks Velo 3 Jon Cariveau (USA) MOOTS 4 Will Black (USA) Lone Star Racing 5 Dale Knapp (USA) Kona 6 Andy Applegate (USA) Sonic / Kona 7 Chris Phenicie (USA) Green Mountain Sports Velo 8 Gannon Myall (USA) California Giant Strawberries/ Specialized 9 Henry Kramer (USA) California Giant Strawberries / Specialized 10 Art O'connor (USA) Kona/Spin Cycle 11 Jeff Wardell (USA) Excel Sports 12 Karl Kiester (USA) SPIKE Pro Cycling Team 13 Todd Hoefer (USA) California Giant Strawberries/Specialized 14 Charlie Hayes (USA) Harshman Wealth/Primus Mootry 15 Normon Thibault Nanaimo Frontrunners 16 Mitch Westall (USA) Green Mtn. Sports 17 Jeff Hartman (USA) Big Shark Racing 18 Micah Thompson (USA) Harshman Wealth/Primus Mootry 19 Jj Clark (USA) Pro Cycing 20 Ron Bloomor Squadraif 21 Gaige Sippy (USA) Durango wheel Club 22 Patrick Gallegos (USA) Valdora Mountain Lodge 23 Tim Faia (USA) Independent Fabrication 24 Todd Cassan (USA) NYC Velo 25 Jared Roy (USA) Vitamin Cottage 26 Brian Hludzinski (USA) Vitamin Cottage 27 John Verheul (USA) TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar 28 Dan Depaemelaere (USA) Harshman Wealth/Primus Mootry 29 Kris Thompson (USA) 30 Brian Maslach (USA) Spike 31 Todd Carver (USA) 32 Daniel Casper (USA) GrandStay Cycling Team 33 Gregory Keller (USA) Rocky Mounts/Izze Racing 34 Terry Wheeler (USA) Red Rocks Velo 35 Brian Hannon (USA) Sports Garage/Bach Builders 36 Craig Hiton (USA) Red Rocks Velo 37 Joel Cahalan (USA) The Hub Cycling League 38 Evan Adams (USA) HRS/Rock Lobster 39 Kirk Olson (USA) Alan Factory Team 40 Kris Thompson 41 Andy Phillips (USA) Subway/Peerless 42 Scott Forrest (USA) 43 John Meehan (USA) Iowa City Cycling Club 44 Carlos Mendigochea (USA) Kahala-La Grange Westwood 45 David Hueter (USA) 46 Dag Selander 47 Richard Sangalli (USA) Cal Giant Strawberries/Specialized 48 Darren Lee (USA) Team Einstein's Cycling 49 Michael O'donnell (USA) Absolute Bikes 50 Evan Wasserman (USA) Red Rocks Velo 51 Mike Bohn (USA) 52 Paul Schoening (USA) Alan Factory Team 53 Charles Mcdaniel (USA) Secret Henrys Team 54 Jamie Kilcoyne (USA) 55 Greg Shoffner Amgen 56 Sean Wittmer (USA) 57 Joe Sullivan (USA) Red Rocks Velo 58 Steve Peterson (USA) 59 Charlie Brown (USA) MOUNTAIN PEDALER 60 Emery Legg (USA) Pedal Pushers 61 Harold Stephenson (USA) HSDC 62 Russel Bollig (USA) 63 Jamie Ryan-White (USA) 64 David Schachte (USA) Union Velo 65 Greg Mueller (USA) U-23 1 Joey Thompson (USA) Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory Cycling 2 Dan Neyens (USA) Hagens-Berman LLP Cycling 3 Bradford-Paris (USA) REDLINE FACTORY TEAM 4 Adam Mcgrath (USA) Team Maxxis 5 Jamey Driscoll (USA) FiordiFrutta Elite Cycling Team 6 Chance Noble (USA) California Giant Strawberries/Specialized 7 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Hagens-Berman LLP Cycling 8 Alex Howes (USA) TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR 9 Bjorn Selander (USA) Alan Factory Team 10 Taylor Kneuven (USA) Harshman Wealth/Primus Mootry