UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL CYCLO-CROSS CALENDAR


October 11, 2011

USICX: After Week 5, Powers & Wyman remain on top

The fifth week of the United States International Cyclo-cross Calendar (USICX) highlighted a pair of two-day races. The Providence Cyclo-cross in Providence, R.I. and the The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware New Belgium Cup in Fort Collins, Colo. each were contested on Oct. 8-9. While the leaders of the men's and women's standings remain the same, the competition for the top spot is hotly contested by several riders.

MEN

Justin Lindine enroute to winning the second of two races at the Providence Cyclo-cross. (Photo by Natalia Boltukhova, Pedal Power Photography)
Justin Lindine enroute to winning the second of two races at the Providence Cyclo-cross. (Photo by Natalia Boltukhova, Pedal Power Photography)

Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) posted a pair of top-three results at the The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware New Belgium Cup to remain the leader of the USICX men's standings after the fifth week of competition. Powers placed third on Saturday before winning Sunday's contest. Powers' runner-up on Sunday, Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt), moved into second place after winning Saturday's race and placing second on Sunday. Last week's second-place rider, Ian Field (GBR/Hargroves Cycles), was idle this week and slipped into third place. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Bikereg.com-Joe's Garage) won both days of the Providence Cyclo-cross races to overtake Bart Wellens (BEL/Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) and assume fourth place. Wellens rounds out the top five in the men's standings.

WOMEN

Laura Van Gilder leads the front group on the second day of the Providence Cyclo-cross. (Photo by Natalia Boltukhova, Pedal Power Photography)
Laura Van Gilder leads the front group on the second day of the Providence Cyclo-cross. (Photo by Natalia Boltukhova, Pedal Power Photography)

The top three riders of the USICX women's standings remain intact and in the same order after the fifth week of racing. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team) remains the leader, but Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) trimmed 100 points off Wyman's lead after winning and finishing second in the two days of the The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware New Belgium Cup. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Mellow Mushroom Racing) also added 100 points to her total to move into third after winning the first day of the Providence Cyclo-cross and placing second on the next day. The newcomers to the top five of the women's standings are the fourth-place rider, Carolina Mani (FRA/CC Etupes Doubes Pay), and the fifth-place rider, Andrea Smith (Somerville, Mass./LadiesFirst Racing). Mani registered a pair of top-five finishes in Fort Collins while Smith placed seventh and fourth in Providence.

Check out the full results of each race below:

Providence Cyclo-cross (Day 1)
Providence Cyclo-cross (Day 2)
The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware New Belgium Cup (Day 1)
The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware New Belgium Cup (Day 2)

USICX standings

 

Men
1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) — 327
2. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt) — 275
3. Ian Field (GBR/Hargroves Cycles) — 270
4. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Bikereg.com-Joe's Garage) — 237
5. Bart Wellens (BEL/Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) — 234

Women
1. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team) — 420
2. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) — 400
3. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Mellow Mushroom Racing) — 268
4. Caroline Mani (FRA/CC Etupes Doubes Pay) — 177
5. Andrea Smith (Somerville, Mass./LadiesFirst Racing) — 174

 

For more information on United States International Cyclo-cross Calendar, visit www.usacycling.org/cnc.


COMING UP

A pair of two-day events are scheduled for the upcoming week. The Granogue Cross in Wilmington, Del. and the Spooky Cross in Irvine, Calif., will each happen on Oct. 15-16. The Granogue Cross marks the first of six races this season where junior riders' results will be tabulated separately from elite riders.

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