Kona-YourKey team vanquishes foes
Ryan Trebon (Kona-Your Key Mortgage) took double wins in Colorado this past weekend, his team-mate Barry Wicks helping the pair vanquish the Cyclocrossworld.com team which got the better of them the previous weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.
Trebon fought to stay in the lead group after Wicks blasted out of the start gates in Saturday's Redline Cup, and after a bobble, had to chase back into the front group. Mid-way through the race, Trebon found his legs and never looked back. He launched a powerful attack that no one could follow, leaving Wicks behind with Todd Wells (GT), Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Litespeed), and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Leer-Cyclocross World.com).
On Sunday, Trebon was in control from the start, and powered away through the sand and left Johnson and his team-mate Jeremy Powers, the same pair which had schooled Trebon in Louisville, in his wake and never let up. The lanky rider known as 'Tree farm' won by 1'21 over Johnson with Powers a further 31 seconds back, while Trebon's team-mate Wicks faded to fourth nearly three minutes behind Trebon.
Compton dominates Elite Women's field
Three time National Champion and World Championships silver medallist Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) led both races in Colorado from the gun, showing her clear superiority over the 26 rider field.
Her closest match on the weekend was Georgia Gould (Luna Chix), who managed to lose just 36" to Compton in Saturday's Redline 'Cross, but on Sunday, Compton could not be matched as she floated effortlessly through the sand pit, and Gould and third placed Rachel Lloyd (Proman/Paradigm) were more than one minute behind.
Despite Compton's domination of the race the quality of the field was among the best of the cyclo-cross season due largely to the valuable UCI points on the line. "I wanted to go hard and keep it a smooth race, I still need to save something for tomorrow," said Compton, referring to tomorrow's Boulder Cup in Harlow Platts Park, South Boulder.