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Race 3 - October 12: Harbin Park Cyclo-cross, Cincinnati, Ohio (C1)

Powers and Compton enjoy Cincinnati three wins in a row

By Joe Bellante

Jeremy Powers approaches the finish line
Photo ©: Jeffrey B. Jakucyk
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On day three of the Cincinnati International Cyclo-cross Festival, Katie Compton (Spike Professional/Primus Mootry) and Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld.com) completed their hat-tricks of the first ever three-day UCI weekend. Thanks to a broken chain on Jeremiah Bishop's Trek just 250 meters to the line, Powers took the win in the men's race over Bishop (Trek Factory) at the BioWheels/United Dairy Farmers Harbin Park International sponsored by Reece-Campbell. Compton held off a determined Georgia Gould (Luna) for a third day in a row to collect maximum UCI points on the weekend.

In the men's race, Powers had his hands fuller than a plate of Cincinnati's famous chili piled high with three-way toppings. From the gun, it was 30mph+ into the hole-shot with no-one giving up ground early. By lap two, Powers and six others made the selection: Troy Wells and teammate Danny Summerhill (Clif Bar), Jonathan Baker (Vitamin Cottage), Bjorn Selander (Ridley Factory), Jeremiah Bishop (Trek Factory), and Barry Wicks (Kona). Joachim Parbo (CCV Leopard Cycles) dangled in eighth where he would finish the day.

On lap four, knowing his teammate was back to defend, Wells made the first effort to whittle the group down and attacked the sand pit. Wicks was in trouble. The group freight-trained to the top of the water tower climb. On the backside of the course, through a tough down/up section, the group split with Bishop, Powers and Wells in the driver's seat. Off the pace, Wicks made a bike change. However, by lap five, Baker, Selander, and Summerhill managed to claw back on to Powers, Bishop and Wells. Through the deep sand on lap six, Wells went again, this time putting Bishop and Powers on the defensive and gapping Summerhill and Selander. Bishop and Powers weren't done yet and made it back to the front. Within the lap, Summerhill and Selander did too. It would be decided on the last lap, high drama at Cincinnati's Harbin Park.

The bell rang for lap nine, and this time Powers attacked near the finish line shaking Sumerhill and Selander for good. Seconds later, Wells countered before the sand, but it wasn't enough to go solo. The trio of Powers, Wells and Bishop remained. Summerhill wasn't about to drag Selander up to Clif Bar teammate Troy Wells. The tactics guaranteed Wells third place. However, 1st first and second went out the window on the back side of the course when Wells paid the price for his multiple digs and was dropped by Powers and Bishop.

As they skated through the sand for the last time, it looked like a two-up sprint between Powers and Bishop coming off an off-camber section 250 meters from the line, but disaster struck Bishop. His chain snapped as he put his short-track strength to the pedals for a last corner attack. The crowd gasped, tough break. Powers was away solo for the win. With a big gap to Troy Wells (Team Clif Bar) in third, Bishop ran across the finish line, collapsed on the ground, and was overheard saying he had it. He may have. The split chain was quickly snatched up by a young fan.

Katie Compton powers through the sand
Photo ©: Jeffrey B. Jakucyk
(Click for larger image)

In the women's race it was Compton and Gould "part-three" as the duo quickly broke free to an early lead with the familiar braids of Rachel Lloyd (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) in third and Sue Butler (MonavieCannondale.com), Laura Van Gilder (C3-Solay), Deidre Winfield (Velo Bella/Kona) and Devon Haskell (The Pony Shop) in tow. Gould worked hard to stay in contact with Compton on lap two, but Compton was just a little more buttery smooth through the sand and Gould found herself fighting to keep Compton in sight through the corners.

Compton and Gould consistently rode the deep uphill sandpit, while others, like Lloyd settled for dismounting and running. By the third lap, with Compton off to the races, Gould digging deep to hang on to second, and Lloyd in a relatively comfortable third, all eyes now turned to the battle for fourth and fifth between Van Gilder, Winfield, Butler and Haskell.

Winfield went first, dropping Haskell from the group with an attack into the downhill sand pit as a drummer with a complete kit kick-drummed the the cowbell crazed crowd into a frenzy. It was now up to Winfield, Butler and Van Gilder to sort out the fourth and fifth spots. As they trio made their way through traffic on lap five, Butler came out the victor, securing fourth with a gap to Winfield and Van Gilder. The bell rang and Winfield and Van Gilder were still together through the sand, over the barriers, past the pits and up the paved climb to the water tower. The crowd went silent waiting for their figures to appear at the Gazebo on the hill. "They're still together," someone shouted. With Compton raising her hand at the finish line, Winfield and Van Guilder cat-and-moused for position before the off camber section which lead into the last turn. Van Gilder attacked the off-camber and was gone.


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Images by Jeffrey B. Jakkucyk


Elite men

1 Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld.Com)                         1.03.08
2 Jeremiah Bishop (Trek / VW)                                    0.07
3 Troy Wells (Team Clif Bar)                                     0.18
4 Danny Summerhill (Clif Bar)                                    0.25
5 Bjorn Selander (Ridley Factory)                                0.26
6 Jonathan Baker (Vitamin Cottage)                               1.51
7 Barry Wicks (Kona)                                             2.24
8 Joachim Parbo (CCV Leopard Cycles)                             2.51
9 Erik Tonkin (Kona/FSA Factory Team)                            2.54
10 Mark Lalonde (Planet Bike)                                    2.56
11 Brian Matter (Gear Grinder)                                   3.25
12 Weston Schempf (C3-Sollay.Com)                                4.01
13 Steve Tilford (Trek Stores)                                   4.30
14 Adam Mcgrath (Van Dessel)                                     4.34
15 Greg Wittwer (Alan North America Cycling Team)                4.59
16 Guillaume Dessibourg (Team Bmc-Teker)                         5.09
17 Brent Prenzlow (Celo Pacific/Alan)                            5.16
18 Justin Robinson (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)    5.52
19 Daniel Campbell (Rgf)                                         5.53
20 Ryan Knapp (Bikereg.Com)                                      6.21
21 Michael Wissink (Specialized)                                 6.45
22 Mike Purvis (Barbasol)                                        7.06
23 Jeff Weinert (Giant)                                          7.16
24 Joshua Johnson (Big Shark Racing)                             7.44
25 Andrew Wulfkuhle (C3-Sollay.Com)                              8.10

Behind one lap

26 Steve Fisher (Rad Racing/Hagens Berman)                           
27 Nicholas Weighall (Rad Racing/Hagens Berman)                      
28 Nathan Rice (Michelob Ultra-Big Shark)                            
29 Sean Babcock (Team S&M)                                           
30 Ryan Gamm (Inferno Pro Cycling)                                   
31 Andrew Reardon (Krystal Cycling Team)                             
32 Benjamin Popper (Hrs / Rock Lobster)                              
33 Andrew Llewellyn (Calistoga Racing Team)                          
34 Mike Kennedy (Barbasol)                                           
35 John Bailey (Bailey Bikes)                                        
36 Matthew Ashley (Flying Rhino Cycling Club / Tailwind)             
37 David Hackworthy (Ridley Factory)                                 
38 Ernesto Marenchin (Speedgoat.Com)                                 
39 Andrew Messer (DRT Racing)                                        

Behind two laps

40 David Hutton (Hincapie Barkley)                                   
41 John Grant (Texas Roadhouse)                                      
DNF Rick Toler (Team Kreitler Rollers)                               
DNF John Behrens (Bailey Bikes)                                      
DNF Chance Noble (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)          
DNF Mitchell Kersting (Barbasol)                                     
DNF Nick Tinsler (Darkhorse Racing-Rpc Mechanical)                   
DNF Mike Sherer (Pony Shop)                                          
DNF Aaron Hawkins (Chrysalis Ventures Cycling)                       
DNF Isaac Neff (Alderfer Bergen)                                     
DNF Dave Weaver (Alan N. America Cycling Team)                       
DNF Justin Hines (Handlebarscc)                                      
DNF Wes Stephenson (Rapid City Cycle)                                
DNF Guy Vankrimpen (Rapid City Cycle)                                
DNF Jeff Courter (Horizon Organic Cycling Team)                      
DNF Zachary Edwards (DRT Racing)                                     
DNF Nathan Wyatt (Carolina Fatz/Santa Cruz/Sram)                     
DNF Bill Stolte (Hrrc/Trek Stores)                                   
DNF Brian Nieport                                                    
DNS Shawn Adams (Lake Effect)                                        
DNS Gordon Daniell (Bolla Cycling Team)                              
DNS Kevin Bradford-Parish (Redlinebikes.Com)                         
Elite women

1 Katie Compton (Spike Professional/Primus Mootry)              46.29
2 Georgia Gould (Luna Women's Mtb Team)                          0.51
3 Rachel Lloyd (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)        2.35
4 Sue Butler (Monaviecannondale.Com)                             2.59
5 Laura Van Gilder (C3 Sollay)                                   3.48
6 Deidre Winfield (Velo Bella - Kona)                            3.55
7 Devon Haskell (The Pony Shop)                                  4.31
8 Kristin Wentworth (Planet Bike)                                4.56
9 Annajean Dallaire (Barbasol, Sobe/Cannondale)                  5.12
10 Barbara Howe (Velo Bella)                                     6.09
11 Kari Studley (Velobella)                                      7.18
12 Catherine Walberg (Trek)                                      7.48
13 Anne Schwartz (Flying Rhino Cycling Club)                     8.01
14 Shannon Gibson (Velobella)                                    8.27
15 Lauri Webber (Secret Henry's Team)                            9.14

Behind one lap

16 Kimberly Flynn (Vantaggio/ Specialized)                           
17 Marne Smiley                                                      
18 Deb Whitmore (Bmw Bianchi)                                        
19 Cara Applegate (Bmw-Bianchi P/B Hendrick Bmw)                     
20 Amanda Mckay (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                    

Behind two laps

21 Whitney Kroll (Cane Creek)                                        
DNF Melanie Swartz                                                   
DNF Melanie Black (Moto Velo)                                        
DNF Lana Atchley (Bailey Bikes)                                      
DNF Rachel Steele                                                    
DNS Jennifer Maxwell (Team Kenda Tire)                               
Masters 1/2/3 Men 35+/45+

1 Will Black                                                         
2 Mark Legg                                                          
3 Phil Noble                                                         
4 Dave Weaver                                                        
5 Michael Mcshane                                                    
6 Mark Kutney                                                        
7 Don Cameron                                                        
8 Al Senft                                                           
9 Brian Baker                                                        
10 Frederick Rose                                                    
11 Morgan Webb                                                       
12 Mark Strecker                                                     
13 Rick Lyons                                                        
14 Keith Mcmahon                                                     
15 Robert Bobrow                                                     
16 Rob Selle                                                         
17 Marc Vettori                                                      
18 Blaine Heppner                                                    
19 Brian Andriot                                                     
20 Jeffrey Craft                                                     
21 Timothy Beirne                                                    
22 Rudy Sroka                                                        
23 Fred Wittwer                                                      
24 Bill Crank                                                        
25 Erik Fagerberg                                                    
26 Dwight Wyatt                                                      
27 Joe Bellante                                                      
28 Charles Mcdaniel                                                  
29 Brad Wunderlich                                                   
30 Mark Wolowiec                                                     
31 Dag Selander                                                      
32 Michael Seaman                                                    
33 Dan Lach                                                          
34 Joseph Brown                                                      

Behind one lap

35 Scott Young                                                       
36 Matthew Koehn                                                     
37 Mike Otting                                                       
38 Mitchell Beckner                                                  
39 Derek Wilford                                                     
40 William Marut                                                     
41 Charles Garner                                                    
42 Unknown
43 Rob Kendall                                                       
44 Douglas Dobrozsi                                                  
45 Bill Kennedy                                                      
46 Unknown
47 Dan Ramsey                                                        
48 Andys Burns                                                       
49 James Turner                                                      
DNF William Baldwin                                                  
DNF Todd Turner                                                      
DNF Brian Wieczorek                                                  
DNF Richard Bilson                                                   
DNF Brent Evans                                                      
DNF Kristopher Auer                                                  
DNF Judd Milne                                                       
DNF Timothy Saari                                                    
DNF Garth Prosser                                                    
DNF Lou Beckmeyer                                                    
DNF Harry Wicks                                                      
DNF Doug Hamilton                                                    
DNF Matt Baroli                                                      
DNF John West                                                        
DNF John Ehrlinger                                                   
DNF John Riedel                                                      
DNF John Mandrola                                                    
Men 4

1 Jordan Humble                                                      
2 Corey St.Clair                                                     
3 Nathan Roberson                                                    
4 Kyle Thomas                                                        
5 Mark Giganti                                                       
6 Dave Mundy                                                         
7 Gary Burkholder                                                    
8 John Wischmeier                                                    
9 Luke Mclaughlin                                                    
10 Rob Marquart                                                      
11 Jaden Sempsrott                                                   
12 Michael Riley                                                     
13 Samuel Janes`                                                     
14 Peter Hills                                                       
15 Matt Becher                                                       
16 Keith Morlen                                                      
17 Naz Hamid                                                         
18 Ben Hay                                                           
19 Corey Green                                                       
20 Riley Marn                                                        
21 Darren Ling                                                       
22 Scott Wesseler                                                    
23 Mike Frankeberger                                                 
24 Matteo Bardelli                                                   
25 Joe Ashley                                                        
26 Michael Miller                                                    
27 William Farrell                                                   
28 Adam Schmidt                                                      
29 Derrick Young                                                     
30 Bill Meek                                                         
31 Lance Brown                                                       
32 Scot Herrmann                                                     
33 Daniel Bartholomew                                                
34 Scott Jankowski                                                   
35 Geoff Thielmeyer                                                  
36 Brian Schultz                                                     
37 Michael Galinger                                                  
38 Timothy Strege                                                    
39  Unknown                                                          
40 Tim Delgado                                                       
41 Cameron Poole                                                     
42 Dave Bradley                                                      
43 Richard Mccreary                                                  
44 Scott Murschel                                                    
45 Stephen Farrens                                                   
46 James Billiter                                                    
47 Josh Johnson                                                      
Men 3/4 35+

2 Jeff Schoeny                                                       
3 Gregory Charkoudian                                                
4 Wayne Cook                                                         
5 Mark Fasczewski                                                    
6 Rodney Roof                                                        
7 Marty Smith                                                        
8 Steven Webster                                                     
9 Nathan Mirus                                                       
10 Vincent Mysliwiec                                                 
11 Brian Bishop                                                      
12  Unknown                                                          
13 Jerry Hayes Ii                                                    
14 Tom Mulpagano                                                     
15 Michael Wakeley                                                   
16 John Thomas                                                       
17 Joe Servaites                                                     
18 Chris Halioris                                                    
19 James O'loughlin                                                  
20 Pope Mobley                                                       
21 Nate Loman                                                        
22 Justin Forbes                                                     
23 Chris Carville                                                    
24 Lars Andersen                                                     
25 John Harris                                                       
26 Tony Franklin                                                     
27 Tony Franklin                                                     
Men 3/4 45+

1 Dan Lach                                                           
2 Kenny Sipes                                                        
3 Darrell Edwards                                                    
4 Lou Beckmeyer                                                      
5 Jonathan Spicker                                                   
6 John Rademacher                                                    
7 Rick Adams                                                         
8 Harry Wicks                                                        
9 Dan Ramsey                                                         
10 Fraser Cunningham                                                 
11 Frank Troiano                                                     
12 Scott Belcher                                                     
13 Mark Mckenney                                                     
14 Mark Luking                                                       
14 Rrandy Morris                                                     
15 Todd King                                                         
16 Paul Colavincenzo                                                 
17 Mike Mcdaniel                                                     
18 Gary Dugovich                                                     
Women 3/4

1 Nicole Borem                                                       
2 Ballew Tiffany                                                     
3 Bridget Donovan                                                    
4 Christine Mccarthy                                                 
5 Pam Loebig                                                         
6 Michelle Morris                                                    
7 Teri Meek                                                          
8 Angela Mysliwiec                                                   
9 Kathleen Wulfkuhle                                                 
10 Nancy Henderson                                                   
11 Hannah Mossman                                                    
12 Alicia Dicello                                                    
13 Alison Bedingfield                                                
14 Brooke Crum                                                       
15 Jeni Roosen                                                       
16 Polly Cambron                                                     
17 April Beckner                                                     
18 Sadie Deckard                                                     
19 Mary Craighead                                                    
20 Lindsay Rodkey                                                    
21 Olivia Jaras                                                      
22 Jillian Kellbach                                                  
23 Leah Halloran                                                     
Women 3/4 35+

1 Julie Lewis Sroka                                                  
2 Melissa Kurzhals                                                   
3 Gerry Schulze                                                      
4 Diane Vettori                                                      
5 Shellie Heggenberger                                               
6 Christina Halioris                                                 
7 Suzanne Webster                                                    
8 Jamie Clifton                                                      
9 Trish Albert                                                       
10 Melissa Corliss                                                   
11 Susan Mcdaniel                                                    
12 Shelia Senft                                                      
Juniors 10-12

1 Ian Mcshane                                                        
2 Gavin Haley                                                        
4 Will Mandrola                                                      
5 Ryan Madis                                                         
6 Michael Lyle                                                       
7 Frances Haley                                                      
8 Cate Mcshane                                                       
9 Rachel Dobrozsi                                                    
10 Martin Walsh                                                      
11 Niccholas Beirne                                                  
12 Evan Beckmeyer                                                    
13 Andrew Rademacher                                                 
14 Eden Webb                                                         
15 Michael Gruenwald                                                 
16 Bennett Goertemiller                                              
Juniors 13-14

1 Spencer Renck                                                      
2 Erick Madis                                                        
3 Robert Sroka                                                       
 Cooper Simon                                                        
 Hannah Mossman                                                      
Juniors 15-16

1 Drew Bercaw                                                        
2 Luke Haley                                                         
3 Samuel Dobrozsi                                                    
4 Zane Wischmeier                                                    
5 Vincent Nold                                                       
6 John Carroll                                                       
7 Colleen Morris                                                     
Men 3

1 Jeffrey Bahnson                                                    
2 Jacob Virostko                                                     
3 Keith Lucas                                                        
4 Chris Mayhew                                                       
5 Chris Ramsey                                                       
6 Tony Wieczorek                                                     
7 Michael Jernigan                                                   
8 Chad Salla                                                         
9 Nathaniel Cornelius                                                
10 Anthony Marut                                                     
11 Jason Halloran                                                    
12 Kyle Wingler                                                      
13 Matt Fox                                                          
14 Chris Nevitt                                                      
15 Adam Rodkey                                                       
16 Michael Chewning                                                  
17 Steven Gers                                                       
18 Matthew Light                                                     
19 Patrick Kelly                                                     
20 Joe Hall                                                          
21 Cameron Jackson                                                   
22 Mike Dulin                                                        
23 Travis Neumuller                                                  
24 Donald Parr                                                       
25 Christopher Chartier                                              
26 Royden Kern                                                       
27 Mason Morgan                                                      
28 Pete Thompson                                                     
29 Nick Barbieri                                                     
30 Andrew Millard                                                    
31 Mark Rucker                                                       
32 Brent Emhoff                                                      
33 Brian Collier                                                     
34 Josh Biven                                                        
35 John Markstein                                                    
36 Robert Thomas                                                     
37 David Groen                                                       
38 Mark Caffyn                                                       
39 David Schell                                                      
40 David Steiner                                                     
41 Mark Farmer                                                       
42 Martin Bearden                                                    
43 Brian Jankowski                                                   
44 Layne Peters                                                      
45 Ryan Lindsay                                                      
46 Matt Johnson                                                      
47 Scott Bond                                                        
48 Duane Walker                                                      
49 Matthew Bell                                                      
50 Kurt Smits                                                        
51 Cameron Poole                                                     
52 Kerry Nordstrom                                                   
DNF Ben Bonney                                                       
DNF Cody Joel                                                        
DNF Travis Neumuller                                                 
DNF Evan Robinson                                                    
DNF Ryan Williams                                                    
Junior 17-18

1 Andrew Dillman                                                     
2 Brian Lark                                                         
3 Drew Bercaw                                                        
4 Samuel Dobrozsi                                                    
5 Bill Rapien                                                        
6 Dennis Rapien                                                      
DNF Corey St.Clair                                                   
Kiddie fun race (ages 4-9)

1 Zane Ash                                                           
2 William Bobrow                                                     
3 Paul Haley                                                         
4 Ally Bercaw                                                        
5 Gabriel Dobrozsi