Logan Owen 14th in the U23 race as top American on day two of Cross Worlds

  
  


Logan Owen en route to 14th place in the U23 event. Photo by Rob Jones
Logan Owen en route to 14th place in the U23 event. Photo by Rob Jones
Hoogerheide, NED (February 2, 2014) –
In his first world championships in the U23 ranks, Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) placed 14th to post the top result for the U.S. on day two of the 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.
 
Wout Van Aert (BEL) took the lead very early in the U23 men's race, and held it until he crossed the finish line to become the new world champion. He was able to hold off attacks from countryman Michael Vanthourenhout (BEL) who finished 50 seconds behind for the silver medal. Grabbing bronze, 1:17 back, was Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED).
 
The first American to cross the finish line, Owen was 3:14 off the winning pace. Next up for the USA was Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) who finished 4:20 back in 24th. Also riding for the red, white and blue were Yannick Eckmann (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) in 28th, Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) in 30th, and Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) in 34th.
 
ELITE MEN
 
Jonathan Page was 18th in the elite men's race. Photo by Rob Jones
Jonathan Page was 18th in the elite men's race. Photo by Rob Jones
After dueling with Belgian Sven Nys for most of the contest, Zdenek Stybar (CZE) made the winning move in the final lap to cross the line in first and claim his third cyclo-cross world title. The winning time was 1:05:30 while Nys finished 12 seconds back for the silver and Kevin Pauwels (BEL) claimed the bronze, 40 seconds back.
 
The top finisher for the U.S. contingent was Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Fuji-Spyoptics) who crossed the line 2:55 after the winner to place 18th. He was followed in 24th-place by Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./ Rapha-Focus) who was 4:06 off the winning pace. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) was 31st while Allen Krughoff (Boulder, Colo./Raleigh Clement) was 48th. Tough luck on Sunday kept the USA's Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) and Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Rapha-Focus) from finishing.
 
2014 Cyclo-cross World Championships
February 1-2, 2014
Hoogerheide, NED
 
FULL RESULTS
 
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Elite Men
1. Zdenek Stybar (CZE) 1:05:30
2. Sven Nys (BEL) +:12
3. Kevin Pauwels (BEL) +:40
18. Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Fuji-Spyoptics) +2:55
24. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./ Rapha-Focus) +4:06
31. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) +4:56
48. Allen Krughoff (Boulder, Colo./Raleigh Clement) -1LAP
DNF Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)
DNF Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Rapha-Focus)

U23 Men
1. Wout Van Aert (BEL) 49:35
2. Michael Vanthourenhout (BEL) +:50
3. Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED) +1:17
14. Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +3:14
24. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) +4:20
28. Yannick Eckmann (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +5:14
30. Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +5:38
34. Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +6:30


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