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Race 1 - October 10: The Cyclo-Stampede, Burlington, Kentucky (C2)

J-Pow and Compton stampede to wins

By Joe Bellante

Elite Men's Podium
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The course at England-Idlewild park rattled bones and turned wheels to tacos at the Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede UCI C-2 in Burlington. The Cincinnati area hasn't seen a soaking in weeks and the victims of the pounding course lined up for post-race massages at the Wellington Orthopedic tent throughout the day. The 80-degree heat compounded the hurt.

In the men's race, after a third-lap bike change which put Barry Wicks (Kona) on the defensive, Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld.com) took advantage for the win. For the women, it wasn't until lap five that National Champion Katie Compton (Spike Professional/Primus Mootry) put in a dig near the 'horseshoe' chicane and shook Olympian Georgia Gould (Luna) off her wheel and escape to the finish.

In the elite men's race, Powers and Danish National Champion Joachim Parbo (CCV Leopard Cycles) put the pedal to the metal at the gun and led to the holeshot, with Barry Wicks in tow and Vitamin Cottage's Jonathan Baker not too far off the pace. When Wicks met Powers, it was game-on and Parbo paid the price.

That was just the beginning of Powers show of cross-power. On the same lap, Powers punched it, opening a gap on Wicks around a tight off-cambre corner around a tree, but it was a little too early. Wicks closed it quickly with a "nasty" effort through the start finish which had a domino drop effect on Baker and Trek's Jeremiah Bishop.

Wicks' well of good fortune dried up on lap three when he took a bike change. J-Pow smelled blood and drilled it. Now away solo, he extended the lead by hopping a big log barrier to the cheers of the crowd. That move left Bishop, Baker and Wicks struggling to close it down and Powers in the lead for good. With Wicks dangling, it was Bishop who showed his short-track strength with a hard move that boosted him solidly into second.

Powers lead increased to nearly a minute through laps four through six. At this point, the battle was for third between Wicks and a sweaty-faced Baker. Before the barriers on lap four, Baker was rattled on a bumpy off campre uphill u-turn and Wicks blasted by to claim third. Parbo was still back and now closing on Baker. The Dane made contact and the duo worked together till the last lap, when Parbo punched the pedals of his new carbon Leopard Cycles rig just before the barriers. Baker couldn't answer.

In the end it was all Powers, with a lead of nearly one minute. He and Bishop both celebrated early by hopping the last lap barriers to the hoots of the Cincinnati spectators.

Katie Compton concentrates
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As she watched the start of the 1/2/3 Masters Race, the always cheerful Katie Compton told her new hubby Mark Legg to have fun before his race, but it wasn't all fun and games in the elite women's race. From the gun, Sue Butler (MonavieCannondale.com), Compton and Georgia Gould set a blazing pace through the chicane which put a big gap into a trio of Velo Bella women. With Gould leading the first lap, Compton went down in a wheel-eating dip just past the barriers. Wasting no time, Gould upshifted and dug hard. With a show of the strength to come Compton made the bridge before the end of the lap. The two were away for good.

With Sue Butler on her own in third, Devon Haskell of Chicagoland bike shop "The Pony Shop" in a Velo Bella was sandwiched between Barbara Howe and Deidre Winfield. Howe fell off the pace on lap four, leaving Winfield and Haskell to duel for fourth and fifth.

Back at the front, Gould and Compton traded barbs. Gould went first on lap two, attacking at the same awkward off-cambre tree that gave Jeremy Powers the win in the men's race. Compton, however, had other plans and quickly shut that down. The two stayed together until Compton showed her technical prowess in the downhill chicane.

Gould tried to make up the ground but slightly bobbled on the same off cambre u-turn that rattled Jonathan Baker in the men's race. Compton was gone. Behind, face flushed and sweat dripping from under her helmet, Sue Butler finished for a solid third. Winfield turned on the gas on the last lap, dropping Haskell to take fourth.


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Elite men

1 Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld.Com)                            
2 Jeremiah Bishop (Trek Factory)                                 
3 Barry Wicks (Kona)                                             
4 Joachim Parbo (CCV Leopard Cycles)                             
5 Jonathan Baker (Vitamin Cottage)                               
6 Troy Wells (Team Clif Bar)                                     
7 Mark Lalonde (Planet Bike)                                     
8 Brian Matter (Gear Grinder)                                    
9 Erik Tonkin (Kona/FSA Factory Team)                            
10 Weston Schempf (C3-Sollay.Com)                                
11 Brent Prenzlow (Celo Pacific/Alan)                            
12 Nathan Wyatt (Carolina Fatz/Santa Cruz/Sram)                  
13 Steve Tilford (Trek Stores)                                   
14 Mike Sherer (Pony Shop)                                       
15 Justin Robinson (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)    
16 Justin Hines (Handlebarscc)                                   
17 Joshua Johnson (Big Shark Racing)                             
18 Dave Weaver (Alan N. America Cycling Team)                    
19 Michael Wissink (Specialized)                                 
47 Ernesto Marenchin (Speedgoat.Com)                             
20 Andrew Messer (DRT Racing)                                    
21 John Bailey (Bailey Bikes)                                    
22 Benjamin Popper (Hrs / Rock Lobster)                          
23 Guy Vankrimpen (Rapid City Cycle)                             
24 Bill Stolte (Hrrc/Trek Stores)                                
25 Andrew Llewellyn (Calistoga Racing Team)                      
26 Ryan Knapp (Bikereg.Com)                                      
27 John Behrens (Bailey Bikes)                                   
28 Greg Wittwer (Alan North America Cycling Team)                
29 Shawn Adams (Lake Effect)                                     
30 Isaac Neff (Alderfer Bergen)                                  
31 Zachary Edwards (DRT Racing)                                  
32 Nick Tinsler (Darkhorse Racing-Rpc Mechanical)                
33 Aaron Hawkins (Chrysalis Ventures Cycling)                    
34 Rick Toler (Team Kreitler Rollers)                            
35 Andy Burns (Central Ohio Bike Club)                           
36 David Hutton (Hincapie Barkley)                               
DNF Nicholas Weighall (Rad Racing/Hagens Berman)                 
DNF Mike Purvis (Barbasol)                                       
DNF Mike Kennedy (Barbasol)                                      
DNF Mitchell Kersting (Barbasol)                                 
DNF Ryan Gamm (Inferno Pro Cycling)                              
DNF Guillaume Dessibourg (Team BMC-Teker)                        
DNF Steve Fisher (Rad Racing/Hagens Berman)                      
DNS Adam Mcgrath (Van Dessel)                                    
DNS Chance Noble (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)      
DNS Wes Stephenson (Rapid City Cycle)                            
DNS Gordon Daniell (Bolla Cycling Team)                          
DNS Kevin Bradford-Parish (Redlinebikes.Com)                     
DNS Jeff Courter (Horizon Organic Cycling Team)                  

Elite women

1 Katie Compton (Spike Professional/Primus Mootry)               
2 Georgia Gould (Luna Women's Mtb Team)                          
3 Sue Butler (Monaviecannondale.Com)                             
4 Deidre Winfield (Velo Bella - Kona)                            
5 Devon Haskell (The Pony Shop)                                  
6 Barbara Howe (Velo Bella)                                      
7 Kristin Wentworth (Planet Bike)                                
8 Anne Schwartz (Flying Rhino Cycling Club)                      
9 Annajean Dallaire (Barbasol, Sobe/Cannondale)                  
10 Kari Studley (Velobella)                                      
11 Lauri Webber (Secret Henry's Team)                            
12 Jennifer Maxwell (Team Kenda Tire)                            
13 Catherine Walberg (Trek)                                      
14 Melanie Swartz                                                
15 Kimberly Flynn (Vantaggio/ Specialized)                       
16 Amanda Mckay (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                
17 Deb Whitmore (BMW Bianchi)                                    
18 Shannon Gibson (Velobella)                                    
19 Marne Smiley                                                  
20 Cara Applegate (BMW-Bianchi P/B Hendrick BMW)                 
DNS Rachel Lloyd (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)      
Masters men 1-2

1 Jeff Weinert (Team Giant P/B Mpi)                            
2 Mark Legg (Spike Shooter)                                    
3 Gerry Pflug (Speedgoat/Spk/Salsa)                            
4 Kristopher Auer (C3-Sollay.Com)                              
5 Timothy Saari (Essex Brass)                                  
6 Mark Kutney (Van Dessel Cycles)                              
7 Don Cameron (Specialized Bicycles)                           
8 Phil Noble (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                 
9 Donald Galligher (Drt Consulting)                            
10 Morgan Webb (Barbisol)                                      
11 Frederick Rose (Bikereg.Com)                                
12 Blaine Heppner (Bike Clicks/Team Louisville)                
13 Al Senft (Colavita New Mexico)                              
14 Mark Strecker (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)             
15 Brian Andriot                                               
16 Rob Kendall (Barbasol)                                      
17 Joe Bellante (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)              
18 Fred Wittwer (Van Dessel Factory Team Va.)                  
19 Judd Milne (Squadra Coppi/Im Saab)                          
20 Tj Turner (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                 
21 Matt Baroli                                                 
22 Erik Fagerberg (Calistoga Racing Team)                      
23 Bil Crank (Promotioncycling)                                
24 Charles Mcdaniel (Secret Henrys Team)                       
25 John May (Barbasol)                                         
26 Michael Seaman (Specialized)                                
27 Richard Bilson (C3-Sollay.Com)                              
28 John Ehrlinger (Snakebite Racing)                           
29 Matthew Koehn (Speedway Wheelmen)                           
30 James Turner (Team Ipro)                                    
31 Doug Hamilton (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)             
32 Harry Wicks (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)               
33 Matthew Curin (Ameriprise Financial Cycling Team)           
34 Marc Vettori (C3-Sollay.Com)                                
DNF Rob Selle (Team O2 / Cadieux Bc)                           
DNF Justin Pokrivka (Dirty Harrys)                             
Men 3

1 Jeffrey Bahnson (Secret Henry's Team / Van Dessel)           
2 Dan Campbell (Rgf Solutions)                                 
3 Keith Lucas (Ckw Racing / Outdoor Venture)                   
4 Chris Ramsey                                                 
5 Chris Mayhew (Jbv Coaching)                                  
6 Chad Salla (Alderfer Bergan)                                 
7 Michael Jernigan (Prographics Cycling)                       
8 Tom Brockman (Louisville Firefighters)                       
9 David Hauber (Louisville Fire Fighters)                      
10 Chris Nevitt (Bikeclicks/Team Louisville)                   
11 Matthew Light (Alderfer Bergen)                             
12 Jacob Virostko (Biowheels/Reece- Campbell Racing)           
13 Brian Collier (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)             
14 Ben Bonney                                                  
15 Steven Gers (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)               
16 Joe Hall (Bikesource)                                       
17 Josh Biven (Louisville Firefighters)                        
18 Tim Yuska (Get A Grip Offroad Racing)                       
19 David Steiner (Snakebiteracing)                             
20 Travis Neumuller (Team Cycleworks P/B Hdr)                  
21 David Schell (Queen City Wheels)                            
22 Matt Fox (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)                  
23 Andrew Millard (Zws/Cyclesport)                             
24 David Groen (National Engineering)                          
25 Matt Johnson (Alderfer Bergan)                              
26 Ryan Lindsay (Zephyr Wheel Sports/Cyclesport)               
27 Martin Bearden (Bikeclicks/Team Louisville)                 


18 Royden Kern (Commonwealth Eye Surgery)                      
29 Ryan Williams (Rr Donnelley / Spin Bike Shop)               
30 Duane Walker                                                
31 Bruce Pisarek (Central Ohio Bicycle Club)                   
32 John Riedel (Alan North America)                            
33 Kurt Smits (Smitty's Cyclery - Wellington Cliff Rocks!!)    
34 Kerry Nordstrom (Team Hungry)                               
35 Kyle Wingler (Alan North America)                           
36 Robert Thomas (Half Acre Cycling)                           
37 Keith Mcmahon (Vanwagner/Yojimbo's)                         
38 Scott Bond (Speedway Wheelman)                              
39 Patrick Kelly (Smitty's Cyclery)                            
40 Michael Miller                                              
41 John Friddle (Promotion Cycling.Com)                        
Men 3/4 35+

1 Robert Smith                                                 
2 Steven Webster (Bikeclicks.Com/Team Louisville)              
3 Wayne Cook                                                   
4 Duane Walker (Bikeclicks/Team Louisville)                    
5 John Harris (Bikeclicks / Team Louisville)                   
6 Mark Fasczewski (Krystal / Scv)                              
7 Vincent Mysliwiec (Otb)                                      
8 Doug Roemer                                                  
9 Michael Wakeley (Blue Competition Cycles)                    
10 Lars Andersen                                               
11 Jerry Hayes (Qcw)                                           
12 Chris Halioris (Bikeclicks / Team Louisville)               
13 Brian Segal (Bike Clicks/Team Louisville)                   
14 David Nissen (Queen City Wheels)                            
Men 3/4 45+

1 Dwight Wyatt (Carolina Fatz)                                 
2 Dan Lach (Zephyr Wheel Sports)                               
3 Lou Beckmeyer (Mercy Healthplex/7 Hills)                     
4 Kenny Sipes (Ckw Racing/Outdoor Venture)                     
5 Fraser Cunningham (Zephyr Wheel Sports)                      
6 Jonathon Spicker                                             
7 Dan Ramsey (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)                        
8 Scott Belcher (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)                     
9 Mark Mckenney (7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex)                     
10 Chip Ellison (Queen City Wheels)                            
11 John Rademacher (Queen City Wheels)                         
DNF Darrell Edwards (Team Louisville)                          
DNS John Riedel (Alan North America Cyclocross Team)           
Men 4

1 Jordan Humble (Outdoor Chattanooga/Scv)                      
2 Tony Franklin (Bio Wheels)                                   
3 Cory St. Clair                                               
4 William Farrell (Smittys-Team/Wellington Ortho)              
5 Cameron Poole (Team Dayton)                                  
6 Derrick Young                                                
7 Tim Delgado (Team Hungry)                                    
8 Gary Burkholder                                              
9 Matt Becher (Smitty's Cyclery - Wellington)                  
10 Courtney Cooper (Louisville Firefighters)                   
11 Samuel Janes` (Commonwealth Eye Surgery)                    
12 Scott Murschel (Team Abundance)                             
13 Corey Green (Ghisallo)                                      
14 Michael Kreate                                              
15 Evan Clark                                                  
16 Mike Frankeberger (Clarksville Schwinn)                     
17 Bill Meek (Bikeclicks/Team Louisville)                      
18 Naz Hamid (Half Acre Cycling)                               
19 Lance Brown                                                 
20 Daniel Bartholomew                                          
21 Timothy Strege (Half Acre Cycling)                          
22 Stephen Farrens                                             
23 Michael Galinger                                            
24 Mark Whitt                                                  
25 Charles Lo                                                  
DNS Dave Bradley (Jifc Racing)                                 
DNS Scot Herrmann (Team Dayton)                                
DNS Scott Wessler                                              
Women 3/4

1 Nicole Borem (Drt Racing)                                    
2 Teri Meek (Bikeclicks/Team Louisville)                       
3 Bridget Donovan (Trek Store Cincinnati)                      
4 Angela Mysliwiec (Avanti)                                    
5 Pam Loebig (Bikereg.Com)                                     
6 Olivia Jaras (Bikeclicks/Team Louisville)                    
7 Jeni Roosen (Seven Hills)                                    
DNF Hannah Mossman (One Call Now)                              
DNF Jillian Kellbach                                           
Women 3/4 45+

1 Diane Vettori (C3-Sollay.Com)                                
2 Sheila Senft (Nob Hill Velo)                                 
3 Jamie Clifton (National Engeneering - Cobc)                  
4 Christina Halioris (Bikeclicks / Team Louisville)            
5 Shellie Heggenberger                                         
6 Karen Hamilton (Biowheels/Reece-Campbell Racing)             
7 Bridget Sempsrott (Cincinnati Off Road Alliance)             
8 Suzanne Webster (Bikeclicks/Team Louisville)                 
Junior 17-18

1 Andrew Dillman (Red Zone)                                    
2 Brian Lark (Red Zone)                                        
3 Luke Haley (Red Zone)                                        
4 Gavin Haley (Red Zone )                                      
DNS Frances Haley (Red Zone)                                   
Junior 15-16

1 Andrew Dillman (Red Zone Cycling)                            
2 Brian Lark (Red Zone Cycling)                                
3 Luke Haley (Red Zone Cycling)                                
Junior 10-12

1 Frances Haley (Red Zone Cycling)                             
2 Gavin Haley (Red Zone Cycling)