UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL CYCLO-CROSS CALENDAR


October 17, 2011

USICX: Americans rise in sixth week of races

The sixth week of the United States International Cyclo-cross Calendar (USICX) featured Spooky Cross in Irvine, Calif., and Granogue Cross in Wilmington, Del., which is the first of six races where junior riders' results will be tabulated separately from elite riders.

ELITE MEN

Justin Lindine chasing down Troy Wells on his way to winning the second day of Granogue Cross. (Photo by Anne Rock)
Justin Lindine chasing down Troy Wells on his way to winning the second day of Granogue Cross. (Photo by Anne Rock)

In the USICX men's standings the American riders have surged to the top as the top three positions are occupied by U.S. riders. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha Focus) remains the leader, holding a 22-point cushion on second-place rider Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt). Trebon won both days of Spooky Cross to maintain his second-place standing. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Bikereg.com-Joe's Garage), who topped the men's elite fields on both days of Granogue Cross, moved into third place overtaking Ian Field (GBR/Hargroves Cycles), who slid into fourth place, 87 points behind Lindine. Ben Berden (BEL/Ops Ale-Clement) rounds out the top five, six points behind Field.

WOMEN

Laura Van Gilder navigating the course en route to victory on Day 2 of Granogue Cross. (Photo by Anne Rock)
Laura Van Gilder navigating the course en route to victory on Day 2 of Granogue Cross. (Photo by Anne Rock)

The top five riders of the USICX women's standings are in the same order after the sixth week of racing. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom Racing) swept the two days of Granogue while Caroline Mani (FRA/CC Etupes Doubes Pay) swept the two Spooky Cross contests. By virtue of the two wins, Mani and van Gilder each trimmed 120 points off her deficit. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team) remains the leader, but Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) is 20 points behind. Nash holds a 32-point cushion on van Gilder. Mani sits in third place 91 points behind van Gilder while Andrea Smith (Somerville, Mass./LadiesFirst Racing), who was second to van Gilder at Granogue twice, sits in in fifth place.

JUNIOR MEN

After the first race, Granogue Cross, which calculated junior results separately from elite, Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Bob's Red Mill) and Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) are tied atop the USICX junior men's standings with 100 points apiece. White won Saturday's competition by 40 seconds before Dillman returned the favor with a 22-second margin Sunday. Zane Godby (Louisville, Colo./Clif Bar Cross Development Team) and Richard Cypress Gorry (Payson, Ariz./Whole Athlete-Specialized) placed third and fourth, respectively, in each of the weekend's competitions in Wilmington, Del. John Francisco (Louisville, Ky./Red Zone Juniors Cycling) and Stephen Bassett (Knoxville, Tenn./Bob's Red Mill Cx p/b Stevens Bikes and Carroll Composites) each have 36 points. Francisco holds fifth place, however, due to holding the best finish between the riders. Francisco was seventh Saturday before placing fifth in Sunday's race while Bassett placed sixth on Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the full results of each race below:

Spooky Cross (Day 1)
Granogue Cross (Day 1)
Spooky Cross (Day 2)
Granogue Cross (Day 2)

USICX standings

 

Men
1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha Focus) — 417
2. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt) — 395
3. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Bikereg.com-Joe's Garage) — 357
4. Ian Field (GBR/Hargroves Cycles) — 270
5. Ben Berden (BEL/Ops Ale-Clement) — 264

Women
1. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team) — 420
2. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) — 400
3. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3 p/bMellow Mushroom Racing) — 388
4. Caroline Mani (FRA/CC Etupes Doubes Pay) — 297
5. Andrea Smith (Somerville, Mass./LadiesFirst Racing) — 254

Junior Men
1. Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Red Zone Cycling) — 100
1. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) — 100
3. Zane Godby(Louisville, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) — 60
4. Richard Cypress Gorry (Payson, Ariz./Whole Athlete-Specialized) — 50
5. John Francisco (Louisville, Ky./Red Zone Cycling) — 36

 

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


COMING UP

The riders will ply their trade in only one event in the upcoming week as they will contest the second day of the Downeast Cyclo-cross on Oct. 23 in New Gloucester, Maine.

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