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Boulder Cup, USGP #4- C1

Boulder, CO, USA, November 5, 2006

Men's elite winner, Barry Wicks (Kona)
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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.

Elite Men
In contrast to yesterday's competition, today's men's race was exciting and unpredictable with multiple lead changes throughout the race. After the first lap there was a group of five out in front including Ryan Trebon (Kona), Todd Wells (GT), Barry Wicks (Kona), Jonathan Baker (Harshman Wealth Management / Primus Mootry) and Geoff Kabush (Maxxis). On the second lap, at the Cliff Bar run up, Trebon attacked as the crowd of approximately 600 fans went wild. Wells followed and the pair stayed ahead.

Ryan Trebon, Todd Wells and Barry Wicks
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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.


Katie Compton killing it!
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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).

The junior race saw series leader Alex Coelho (Hot Tubes Development Cycling) and Danny Summerhill (TIAA-CREF/CLIF BAR) away for most of the race. Summerhill attacked about halfway through the race and never looked back - soloing to the win.

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.

U23 winner, Joey Thompson (Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory)
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Local Joey Thompson (Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory) proved that yesterday's win was no fluke by taking back-to-back wins in the U-23 field. Adam McGrath (Team Maxxis) had the lead for awhile before Thompson took over for good.

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.

Masters 35+
In the masters race it was series leader Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo) sprinting to the win over Dennis Farrell (Rocky Mtn. Chocolate Factory) and Will Black (Lone Star Racing). Dale Knapp (Kona) and Andy Applegate (Sonic) rounded out the top five.

With the win today, his second place finish and his strong showing in Gloucester, Aspholm retains the leader's jersey.


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Images by Susan Candee

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)                                                 

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