October 4, 2011
USICX: Powers, Wyman lead after Week 4
The third week of the United States International Cyclo-cross Calendar (USICX) served as the introduction of the inaugural Gateway Cross Cup in St. Louis, Mo., as well as the riding of the Nor'Easter Cyclo-cross, the United States Grand Prix of Cyclocross Planet Bike Cup in Sun Prairie, Wisc. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. Rohrbach's Ellison Park Cyclocross capped the week in Rochester, N.Y. The fourth week was highlighted by the Gran Prix of Gloucester in Gloucester, Mass., on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2.
Ian Field won two races this week to remain atop the men's USICX standings. (Photo by Natalia Boltukhova)
Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Jelly Bell p/b Kenda) recorded a pair of wins (Gateway Cross and the second day of the Gran Prix of Gloucester) along with second and third-place finishes over the last two weeks to assume the lead in the USICX men's standings. Powers has a 57-point cushion on the previous leader Ian Field (GBR/Hargroves Cycles), who earned a win at Nor'Easter as well as a second and third-place results. Bart Wellens (BEL/Telenet Fidea Cycling Team), who sits in third place, 93 points behind Powers, won the men's race on the second day of Sun Prairie. Tom Van den Bosch slipped into fourth place after finishing second at Nor'Easter and third at Rohrbach's Ellison Park. Nicolas Bazin (FRA/Team Big-Mat Auber 93) registered the fastest time at Rohrbach's Ellison Park last week in Rochester, N.Y. to slide into fifth place. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt), who currently is in sixth place, won the first day of Sun Prairie last week. Eighth-place rider Christian Heule (SUI/Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) was the winner of the first day of the Gran Prix of Gloucester.
Teal Stetson-Lee won the inaugural Gateway Cross Cup in St. Louis. (Photo by Gateway Cross Cup)
Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team) won four races, including both days of the Gran Prix of Gloucester, to assume sole possession of first place in the USICX women's standings. The previous co-leader, Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) registered wins at both days of Sun Prairie to hold onto second place, 120 points behind Wyman. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom) finished third at Nor'Easter, sixth on the first day in Gloucester before she was 10th in Sunday's race. Joyce Vanderbeken (BEL/Vermeeren) slipped into fourth after registering a second-place finish at Rohrbach's Ellison Park. Gabriella Day (GBR/Renner Custom Cyclo Cross Team) climbed into fifth place after finishing third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the last two weeks.
Check out the full results of each race below:
Gateway Cross Cup
USGP of Cyclocross Planet Bike Cup (Sept. 24)
USGP of Cyclocross Planet Bike Cup (Sept. 25)
Rohrbach's Ellison Park Cyclocross
Gran Prix of Gloucester (Oct. 1)
Gran Prix of Gloucester (Oct. 2)
1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) — 327
2. Ian Field (GBR/Hargroves Cycles) — 270
3. Bart Wellens (BEL/Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) — 234
4. Tom Van den Bosch (BEL/AA Drink-Leontien.NL) — 195
5. Nicolas Bazin (FRA/Team Big-Mat Auber 93) — 184
1. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team) — 420
2. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) — 300
3. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Mellow Mushroom Racing) — 168
4. Joyce Vanderbeken (BEL/Vermeeren) — 152
5. Gabriella Day (GBR/Renner Custom Cyclo Cross Team) — 149
For more information on United States International Cyclo-cross Calendar, visit www.usacycling.org/cnc.
There are a pair of two-day events in the upcoming week. The Providence Cyclo-cross in Providence, R.I. and the United States Grand Prix of Cyclocross Fort Collins Cup in Fort Collins, Colo. will happen on Oct. 8-9.
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