Pro CX: Hyde, Compton, Chance, and Maher notch titles

  
  


(Dec. 13, 2016) – Stephen Hyde (Easthampton, Mass./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com), Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./KFC Racing p/b Trek-Panache), Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Evol Racing), and Lane Maher (Harwinton, Conn./Hands-On Racing p/b Giant) put the finishing touches on impressive 2016 Pro Cyclocross Calendar (Pro CX) runs, closing out the respective men’s, women’s, U23 and junior titles.
 
The year finished up this weekend with the Dec. 10-11 North Carolina Grand Prix in Hendersonville, N.C., and the Dec. 10-11 Resolution ‘Cross Cup in Garland, Texas.
 
Hyde started the season on a high note with two top-three finishes at Rochester Cyclocross to open the year, then took the men’s lead the following week at the Trek CXC Cup—he would not relinquish that lead the remainder of the calendar. Hyde’s year was highlighted by six wins, two second-place finishes and another three top-10 results to build a dominant 742-point total, more than 100 points ahead of the field.
 
Compton also got off to a scorching start to the 2016 campaign with a third-place result at UCI World Cup #1 at CrossVegas and a World Cup #2 win at Jinglecross before setting her sights on the Pro CX. The defending national champion cracked the Pro CX top five with a pair of wins at the Oct. 1-2 KMC Cyclo-cross Festival, then jumped to the top of the standings a week later at Charm City Cross with two more wins. Compton briefly lost control of the standings lead to Ellen Noble (Kennebunkport, Maine/Aspire Racing) at the Oct. 15-16 CRAFT Sportswear Gran Prix of Gloucester before putting the Pro CX title out of reach with four wins and three second-place finishes to close out the year. She tallied eight wins, three second-place and one fifth-place finish in the 2016 Pro CX, totaling 723 points, 80 points ahead of second-place finisher Emma White (Delanson, N.Y./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com).
 
In the U23 ranks, Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./Alpha Bicycle Co.-Vista Subaru) took the early lead on Oct. 16 with his win at the US Open of Cyclocross but Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Evol Racing) was able to combine his third-place finish from that event with first- and second-place results from CXLA Weekend, Nov. 19-20, to claim the overall win in the U23 standings.
 
Maher surged late in the season to nab the junior men’s win with 399 points, taking two second-place results at the Dec. 3-4 Major Taylor ‘Cross Cup in Indianapolis to leapfrog then-leader Denzel Stephenson (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Junior Cycling). Maher picked up fourth- and second-place finishes at the Oct. 1-2 KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival to open the junior rankings in third before closing the month with a win at the Oct. 30 Kings CX, boosting him to second in the standings. He remained second overall through November despite collecting first- and second-place finishes at the Nov. 5-6 Derby City Cup, but was able to break through in the final weekend in Indianapolis with two more strong finishes.
 
We are looking forward to seeing these great athletes compete at the Cyclocross National Championships in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 3-8. For more on Cross Nationals, click here.
 
Major Taylor ‘Cross Cup Day 1 and Day 2 race recaps (CX Magazine)
North Carolina Grand Prix Day 1 and Day 2 race recaps (CX Magazine)
Resolution ‘Cross Cup Day 1 and Day 2 race recaps (CX Magazine)
 
Complete Major Taylor ‘Cross Cup results.
Complete North Carolina Grand Prix results.
Complete Resolution ‘Cross Cup results.
 
Pro CX standings:
Men's
1. Stephen Hyde (Easthampton, Mass./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) – 742
2. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) – 624
3. Kerry Werner (Birdsboro, Pa./Kona Factory CX Team) – 568
4. Tobin Ortenblad (Santaruz, Calif./Santa Cruz Factory Racing) – 539
5. James Driscoll (Park City, Utah/Raleigh Clement) – 458

Women's
1. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./KFC Racing p/b Trek-Panache) – 723
2. Emma White (Delanson, N.Y./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) – 643
3. Amanda Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo) – 614
4.  Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross) – 578.
5. Courtenay McFadden (Bellingham, Wash./American Classic-Zones) - 569
 
U23 Men
1. Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Evol Racing) - 91
2. W. Grant Ellwood (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo) - 88
3. Garrett Gerchar (Boulder, Colo./CU Cycling) - 54
4. Lance Haidet (San Luis Obispo, Calif./Raliegh Clement) - 52
5. Brannan Fix (Fort Collins, Colo./Alpha Bicycle Co.-Vista Subaru) - 46
5. Spencer Downing (Boulder, Colo./Panache Houndstooth Racing) - 46
 
Junior men
1. Lane Maher (Harwinton, Conn./Hands-On Racing p/b Giant) – 399
2. Denzel Stephenson (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Junior Cycling) – 390
3. Gunnar Holmgren (CAN/Garneau Easton) – 255
4. Caleb Swartz (Madison, Wis./Trek Cyclocross Collective) – 214
5. Ross Ellwood (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Junior Cycling) –  209
 
Full Pro CX standings - www.usacycling.org/series/201617-procx


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