UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL CYCLO-CROSS CALENDAR


December 12, 2011

USICX: Tightening standings as calendar winds down

As the United States International Cyclo-cross Calendar (USICX) winds down, points are at a premium. The riders contested two days of the USGP of Cyclocross Deschutes Brewery Cup in Bend, Ore. and the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup in Kingsport, Tenn., leaving only three races on the elite calendars and one on the junior men's docket.

MEN

Jeremy Powers swept the two men's races to take the USICX men's standings lead. (Photo by Wil Matthews, Wil Matthews Photography)
Jeremy Powers swept the two men's races to take the USICX men's standings lead. (Photo by Wil Matthews, Wil Matthews Photography)

Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-Focus) swept the two days of the USGP of Cyclocross Deschutes Brewery Cup to accrue 120 points and assume the lead of the USICX men's standings. Powers overtook last week's leader, Ben Berden (BEL/Ops Ale-Clement), and now holds a 78-point cushion. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt) remains in third place, 54 points behind Berden and 98 points ahead of fourth-place rider Jamey Driscoll (Winooski, Vt./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld). Driscoll placed fourth and second in the two races in Bend, Ore., to overtake Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./BikeReg.com-Joe's Garage) and assume fourth place. Lindine rounds out the top five.

Elsewhere on the USICX, Travis Livermon (Winterville, N.C./Smart Stop-Mock Orange Bikes p/b Ridley) topped the men's field at the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup by 49 seconds.

WOMEN

Katerina Nash pulled within two points of Laura van Gilder in the USICX women's standings. (Photo by Wil Matthews, Wil Matthews Photography)
Katerina Nash pulled within two points of Laura van Gilder in the USICX women's standings. (Photo by Wil Matthews, Wil Matthews Photography)

Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) swept the two days of racing in Bend, Ore., to close within two points of Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom) atop the USICX women's standings. Meredith Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./California Giant-Specialized) slips down one spot into third place, 75 points off van Gilder's pace. Andrea Smith (Somerville, Mass./LadiesFirst Racing) placed 10th and eighth in the two races in Bend to hold on to fourth place. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Rabobank) sits in fifth place, 29 points behind Smith.

Marne Smiley (Ann Arbor, Mich./Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) won the women's race at Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup.

JUNIORS

Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./Team Redline) swept the the junior races at the USGP of Cyclo-cross Deschutes Brewery Cup in Bend, Ore., to move from 17th into fifth place of the USICX junior men's standings. Andrew Dillman, who has clinched the top spot of the standings, added 70 points to his total after finishing second and third in the two races. Zane Godby (Louisville, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) overtook Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) after placing fourth and fifth. Godby trails Dillman by 160 points with one race remaining. White is 35 points behind Godby and 58 points ahead of Richard Cypress Gorry (Payson, Ariz./Whole Athlete-Specialized), who sits in fourth place.

Check out the full results:

Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup
USGP of Cyclocross Deschutes Brewery Cup

USICX standings

 

Men
1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-Focus) — 807
2. Ben Berden (BEL/Ops Ale-Clement) — 729
3. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt) — 675
4. Jamey Driscoll (Winooski, Vt./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) — 577
5. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Bikereg.com-Joe's Garage) — 523

Women
1. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom Racing) — 712
2. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) — 710
3. Meredith Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./California Giant-Specialized) — 637
4. Andrea Smith (Somerville, Mass./LadiesFirst Racing) — 549
5. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Rabobank) — 520

Junior Men
1. Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Red Zone Cycling) — 410
2. Zane Godby (Louisville, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) — 250
3. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) — 205
4. Richard Cypress Gorry (Payson, Ariz./Whole Athlete-Specialized) — 157
5. Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./Team Redline) — 141


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

COMING UP

The USICX takes a short two-week break. The calendar resumes with the first of the two-day Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year's Resolution in Bloomingdale, Ill., on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

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