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USGP Portland Cup - C1/C2

Portland, Oregon, December 1-2, 2007

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Race 6 - December 2: Elite Women, 40 minutes

Gould doubles up in Portland with USGP title

Georgia Gould (Luna) brings it home
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Georgia Gould doubled up in the Portland, Oregon, while taking the USGP title. After yesterday's convincing victory, the Luna rider entered the final race with the USGP series title locked up. Team-mate Katerina Nash finished second at over a half-minute back and Alison Sydor (Rocky Mountain Haywood) finished third at 1'14" back.

How it unfolded

In typical fashion, it was Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) dominating the start of the race. She was able to get a gap on the field and take a sizable lead. Gould kept working and slowly brought Compton back.

When Gould finally caught her, the Luna rider hit the gas and Compton could not respond. Katerina Nash (Luna) also continued her aggressive riding. The rider, who started once again in the third row, was able to power her way to catch Compton and finished in second.

Compton, who did not seems to be at the top of her game and faced nasty weather, abandoned the race, however she was not the only woman forced out by the weather. Defending USGP champion Lyne Bessette took a bad spill into a huge puddle and could not continue racing.

Sydor (Rocky Mountain Haywood) continued her impressive rookie 'cross season with third place on the day and a second place overall finish for the series. The USGP Overall Series Title is the first for Gould.


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1 Georgia Gould (Luna)                                              41.36
2 Katerina Nash (Luna)                                               0.48
3 Alison Sydor (Rocky Mountain Haywood)                              1.14
4 Rachel Lloyd (Proman/Paradigm)                                     1.22
5 Wendy Simms (Kona-YourKey.com)                                     2.07
6 Kerry Barnholt (Tokyo Joes / Van Dessel)                           3.05
7 Amy Dombroski (Velo Bella - Kona)                                  3.37
8 Kathy Sherwin (Velo Bella - Kona)                                  3.42
9 Emily Van Meter (River City Bicycle Team)                          3.46
10 Barbara Howe (Velo Bella Kona)                                    4.08
11 Melissa Thomas (Team Maxxis)                                      4.27
12 Josie Beggs (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)            4.30
13 Wendy Williams (River City Bicycles)                              4.35
14 Sue Butler (River City Bicycles)                                      
15 Sarah Kerlin (HRS/ Rock Lobster)                                  4.46
16 Anna Milkowski (Velo Bella-Kona)                                  5.02
17 Megan Monroe (BMC-Sports Garage)                                  5.07
18 Kristi Berg (Redline Bicycles)                                    5.53
19 Sarah Maile (Ventana Mountain Bikes)                              6.43
20 Linda Sone (Ridley Factory Team)                                  6.59
21 Melodie Metzger (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)            
22 Shannon Gibson (VeloBella-Kona)                                   7.28
23 Kari Studley (Velo Bella/Kona)                                    7.43
24 Kelly Jones (Sugoi)                                               7.45
25 Dani Dance (River City Bicycles)                                  7.49
26 Jennifer Tilley (Velo Bella/Kona)                                 8.40
27 Ingrid Spies                                                      8.46
28 Brigette Stoick (River City Bicycles)                             8.49
29 Tela Crane (Rad Racing NW)                                        8.51
30 Maria Stewart (Velo Bella- Kona)                                  8.54
31 Megan Elliott (Indiana University Medical Center)                 9.06
32 Jaymie Mcgowan (Oak Bay Bikes)                                    9.39
33 Jadine Riley (Team Group Health)                                  9.43
34 Marian Jamison (Velo Bella-Kona)                                  9.59
35 Lana Atchley (SHO-AIR/Black Mtn)                                 10.19
36 Marci Titus Hall (DeSalvo Custom Cycles)                         10.30
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37 Lea Stralka (Byrne Invent)                                            
38 Sami Fournier (Organic Athlete/Sunnyside Sports)