Pro CX: Calendar concludes with terrific racing in Tennessee

  
  


Zach McDonald topped the elite men's podium in Kingsport. Kerry Werner nabbed second place ahead of Adam Myerson. (Photo by Autumn Lewis)
Zach McDonald topped the elite men's podium in Kingsport. Kerry Werner nabbed second place ahead of Adam Myerson. (Photo by Autumn Lewis)
With valuable shares of USA Cycling's $40,000 prize purse at stake, the competitors raised their performance at the final stop of the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX), the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup, in Kingsport, Tenn., on Jan. 5.

Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus), who won 12 races on the calendar, earned 1,015 points to secure the top spot on the final Pro CX men's standings for the fifth consecutive year. Timothy Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) surged late in the season, but was unable to dethrone Powers and finished the season with 989 points. Ben Berden (BEL/Raleigh-Clement) placed third with 866 points. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) finished fourth with 711 points while James Driscoll (Sandy, Utah/Raleigh-Clement) rounded out the top five with 530 points. Powers' teammate Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Team Rapha-Focus) topped the elite men's field in Tennessee on Sunday.

Allison Arensman won the elite women's race ahead of Erica Zaveta and Meghan Korol. (Photo by Autumn Lewis)
Allison Arensman won the elite women's race ahead of Erica Zaveta and Meghan Korol. (Photo by Autumn Lewis)
Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) grabbed an early lead and did not look back as she claimed the top spot of the Pro CX women's standings with 809 points. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) ascended the standings late in the season, but was not able to overtake Anderson as she finished with 755 points. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) held off Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) to place third while Anthony was fourth. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers) produced strong results late in the season to place fifth after tallying 493 points. Allison Arensman (Rutherford College, N.C./Sophisticated Living-Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross) bested the elite women's field at the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup.

Jonathan Anderson topped the juniors men's podium. Conner Tankersley placed second while Devin Reavis placed third. (Photo by Autumn Lewis)
Jonathan Anderson topped the juniors men's podium. Conner Tankersley placed second while Devin Reavis placed third. (Photo by Autumn Lewis)
The top five of the Pro CX juniors men's standings are unchanged after the race in Tennessee. Austin Vincent (Simsbury, Conn./Race Cf-Racecf.Org @Racecf), who had clinched the top spot, finished the season with 345 points, 59 points ahead of Lance Haidet (Bend, Ore./Bear Development Team). Peter Goguen (Hopedale, Mass./Race Cf-Racecf.Org @Racecf) placed third with 254 points, only four points ahead of Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com), who completed the season in fourth place. David Lombardo (Crystal Lake, Ill./WCJ Racing) rounds out the top five with 236 points. Jonathan Anderson (Topsfield, Mass./Essex County Velo) won the juniors men's race at the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup by over one minute.

Check out a photo gallery from the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup.

Full results from the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup.

 

USA Cycling Pro CX Standings:

Men's Standings
1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus) — 1,015
2. Timothy Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) — 989
3. Ben Berden (BEL/Raleigh Clement) — 866
4. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) — 711
5. James Driscoll (Sandy, Utah/Raleigh-Clement) — 530

Women's Standings
1. Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) — 809
2. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) — 755
3. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) — 677
4. Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) — 653
5. Laura Van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers) — 493

Juniors Men's Standings
1. Austin Vincent (Simsbury, Conn./Race Cf-Racecf.Org @Racecf) — 345
2. Lance Haidet (Bend, Ore./Bear Development Team) — 286
3. Peter Goguen (Hopedale, Mass./Race Cf-Racecf.Org @Racecf) — 254
4. Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) — 250
5. David Lombardo (Crystal Lake, Ill./WCJ Racing) — 236

 

For complete standings, visit the Pro CX's official webpage at usacycling.org/procx



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