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Trebon triumphs in Kansas City

Laura Weislo in Kansas City, Missouri
December 18, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
June 11, 2009, 20:30 BST
Cyclo-cross news & racing roundup, December 18, 2008
Ryan Trebon (Kona) claims victory

Ryan Trebon (Kona) claims victory

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By Laura Weislo in Kansas City, Missouri Ryan Trebon (Kona) took his second US cyclo-cross...

Ryan Trebon (Kona) took his second US cyclo-cross championship in a thrilling battle over Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld) and Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) in Kansas City on Sunday.

Trebon won the title in 2006, but last year crashed head-first with an oncoming rider who crossed over the course marker. This year he had no such problems, and after a few laps of marking his competition, Trebon chose just the right time to launch his move and held a solid lead for the last half of the race against one of the strongest fields in USA championship history.

In bitterly cold but dry conditions, Trebon rode a clean race and was able to power through to take the victory without incident.

"This was just a grind all the way up the hill - it wasn't easy - but it worked out well for the type of effort I'm able to do," Trebon explained. "My ears are frozen, my feet are frozen, my hands are frozen - it was a tough day."

The win was remarkable in that Trebon fell ill just a few days before the race. "I was so happy, I felt so good on Wednesday, then I started feeling a little sick then I was like, 'aw, you gotta be kidding me'," Trebon said. "I had to rest out my cold. I started feeling better yesterday. It certainly wasn't easy."

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