November 28, 2011
USICX: Van Gilder tops women's standings
With four races on the United States International Cyclo-cross Calendar (USICX), last weekend, there were plenty of points available for riders. Riders contested three days of Jingle Cross Rock in Iowa City, Iowa, as well as one day of Baystate Cyclo-cross in Sterling, Mass., over Thanksgiving weekend.
Dylan McNicholas won the men's race at Baystate Cyclo-cross on Sunday in Sterling, Mass. (Photo by Natalia Boltukhova, Pedal Power Photography)
Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) won, placed fourth and third at the three days of Jingle Cross Rock to collect 115 points and shoot into sixth place on the USICX men's standings. Jamey Driscoll (Winooski, Vt./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) won the first day in Iowa City and placed second to register 100 points and keep pace with the leaders and remain in fifth place. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-Focus) remained in the top spot with a 12-point edge on Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt). Ben Berden (BEL/Ops Ale-Clement), who placed fifth and fourth at two of the Jingle Cross Rock contests, is in third place, 66 points behind Trebon. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Bikereg.com-Joe's Garage), who placed fifth at Baystate Cyclo-cross, sits in fourth place with a 45-point edge on Driscoll.
Laura van Gilder topped the women's field at Baystate Cyclo-cross to move into the top spot of the women's USICX standings. (Photo by Natalia Boltukhova, Pedal Power Photography)
Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom) won Baystate Cyclo-cross to add 60 points and overtake Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) atop the USICX women's standings. Nash now trails van Gilder by 52 points, but holds a 70-point edge over third-place rider Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Rabobank). Compton, who placed third at the UCI World Cup event over the weekend, has a 33-point cushion over Carolina Mani (FRA/CC Etupes Doubes Pay), who is in fourth place. Meredith Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./California Giant-Specialized) recorded a pair of wins and a second-place finish at Jingle Cross Rock to register 160 points and move from eighth into fifth place, overtaking Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team), who slipped to sixth.
Check out the full results:
Jingle Cross Rock
1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-Focus) — 687
2. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./LTS-Felt) — 675
3. Ben Berden (BEL/Ops Ale-Clement) — 609
4. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Bikereg.com-Joe's Garage) — 487
5. Jamey Driscoll (Winooski, Vt./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) — 442
1. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom Racing) — 642
2. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) — 590
3. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Rabobank) — 520
4. Caroline Mani (FRA/CC Etupes Doubes Pay) — 487
5. Meredith Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./California Giant-Specialized) — 477
1. Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Red Zone Cycling) — 340
2. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) — 215
3. Zane Godby (Louisville, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) — 205
4. Richard Cypress Gorry (Payson, Ariz./Whole Athlete-Specialized) — 112
5. John Francisco (Louisville, Ky./Red Zone Juniors Cycling) — 80
For more information on United States International Cyclo-cross Calendar, visit www.usacycling.org/cnc.
There are four more races on the USICX, this weekend. On Dec. 3-4, riders will compete in the NBX GP on Saturday and Sunday, in Warwick, R.I., as well as Cyclocross LA in Los Angeles, Calif.
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