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Mountain States Cup Chalk Creek Stampede 2010

Date range:
May 14-16, 2010

May 14, Short track:

JHK jumps to short track win

Dave McElwaine
May 16, 2010, 10:38 BST,
May 18, 2010, 18:11 BST

Gould grabs women's victory

Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Gary Fisher/Subaru) rode a tactically sound race to win the short track in Nathrop. Sid Taberlay (Sho Air/Specialized) launched multiple attacks during the race but had to settle for second place. Young Colin Cares (Kenda/Felt) had the ride of the day, attacking the leaders with two laps to go, and finishing third.

The short track at the Chalk Creek event is certainly the least technical of all the courses that the pro riders will face this year. It is basically fire roads with some S-turns thrown in for fun. However, racers were treated to spectacular views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, and near perfect weather for the event.

Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Gary Fisher/Subaru) led the race the first couple laps before Jay Henry (Tokyo Joes) took some determined pulls that whittled down the field to just six riders. Sid Taberlay, the Australian short track champion, unleashed some vicious attacks that eventually put Henry and Bryan Alders (Sponsome) to the rear.

While most observers expected Taberlay and Horgan-Kobelski to battle it out for the victory, nobody expected Cares to come around them both with two laps to go. Cares was clearly riding for the win but behind him were two of the most experienced racers on the planet.

"I was feeling good. The thinner the air the better for me," said Cares after the race.

"I was going to attack the same time Colin did with two laps to go. He rode a great race," said Horgan-Kobelski. "I attacked right near the start/finish with one lap to go and pushed it all the way to the end. [It was a] typical short track - you get one chance so you have to make it count."

Gould wins going away

After winning the morning's Super D race, Georgia Gould (Luna) proved to be too much for her rivals in the short track event. Katie Compton, who rode brilliantly most of the race, took second. Kelli Emmett (Giant) took fourth, riding alone for most of the race. Heather Irmiger, still recovering from a post-World Cup illness, was satisfied with her fourth place finish.

The women formed a long line early in the race behind Gould. "I pulled for the first few laps and nobody would come around me even though I sat up. So I said, 'OK I guess I am pulling.'" said Gould.

When Compton finally decided to deliver some body blows, the lead group quickly was reduced to the final four finishers. Irmiger was the first to drop off the pace, followed by Emmett. Both of them had to ride alone for the final few laps. By the end of the race, she had opened at least a 100-meter margin of victory.

"I decided to give it a go on one of the flats and a small gap opened (to Compton), so I just time trialed to the finish," said Gould. "It was hard, especially after the hard Super D effort and then just sitting around between races."

Jokingly she added, "I wanted to make sure my legs felt really bad for the race tomorrow (cross country), so I figured I'd make it as hard on myself as possible."

Full Results

Elite men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru-Gary Fisher)    
2 Sid Taberlay (Team Sho-Air/Specialized)    
3 Travis Brown (Trek)    
3 Colin Cares (Kenda / Felt)    
4 Jay Henry (Tokyo Joe's)    
5 Bryan Alders (Sponsorme)    
6 Matthew Beaton (tokyo Joe's)    
7 Trevor Downing (Mafia Racing)    
8 Andy Schultz (Kenda-Felt)    
9 Brad Bingham (MOOTS CYCLES)    
10 Russell Finsterwald (Subaru-Gary Fisher)    
11 Tim Allen (Niner-Ergon)    
12 Ryan Dorsey (Honey Stinger/Trek)    
13 Len Zanni (Honey Stinger/ Trek)    
14 Brent Steinberg (Gary Fisher 29er)    
15 Spencer Powlison (Mafia - Pabst - Felt)    
16 Kevin Kane (Summit Velo/ Rocky Mountain/Maxxis)    
17 Jordan Williford (Bach Builders)    
18 Dylan Stucki (Mafia Racing)    
19 Braden Kappius (Clif Bar)    
20 Jason Young (Feedback Sports)    
21 Greg Lewis (Directory Plus/ Trek)    
22 Matt Wiebe (Mafia Racing)    
23 Bryce Gordon (Honey Stinger/ Trek)    
24 Nate Byrom (Northstar / WTB)    
25 Mike West (Maverick)    
26 Adam Parke (Orange Peel)    
DNF Jens Nielsen (Sport Systems MountainTop Cycling)    
DNF John Nobil    
DNF Chad Cheeney (Durango Devo)    
Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Georgia Gould (LUNA PRO TEAM)    
2 Katherine Compton (Stevens/Planet Bike/Kenda)    
3 Kelli Emmett (Giant Bicycle)    
3 Krista Park (Cannondale / Incycle)    
4 Heather Irmiger (Subaru-Gary Fisher)    
5 Nina Baum (Cannondale)    
6 Teal Stetson-Lee (Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/ Ricky's Lucky Nuts)    
7 Kelley Cullen (HoneyStinger/Trek)    
8 Jennifer Gersbach (Maverick)    
DNF Sonya Bugbee (Yeti Beti)    
Cat. 1 Junior men 15-18
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Howard Grotts (Durango Devo)    
2 T. Quade Jander (Team Colorado Singletrack)    
3 Drake Uriguen (live train race)    
Cat. 1 Men 19-29
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lars Ellefson (Maplelag / Giant)    
2 Colton Andersen (Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory)    
3 Tim Curry (Alpine Ortho)    
4 James Combs (    
DNF Grady James (Directory Plus/Nature's Oasis)    
DNF Brian Firle (RockyMounts/Izze)    
Cat. 1 Men 30-39
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jeremy Young (Trek Store Boulder)    
2 Tyson Kaman (Yardbird Racing)    
3 Tom Wagner    
4 Robb Parsons    
5 Joshua Cullen (Honey Stinger / Trek)    
6 Keith Collins (Bach Builders)    
7 Nick Thelen (Feedback Sports)    
8 Campbell Levy (Yeti/PCL)    
9 Jacob Gonzales (Team F.I.Taos / Taos Cyclery / Sushi ala Hatori/ Ellsworth)    
DNF Pedar Enger (The Hub/ Pedal House)    
DNF Doug Dupuie (COMotion Sports / Yeti)    
Cat. 1 Men 40+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Legg Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens Bikes)    
2 Greg Scanlan (Team Peleton - Specialized)    
3 Mike Driver (    
4 Barry Wiebe (Colorado Singletrack)    
5 Greg Gorrell (Feedback Sports)    
6 Douglas Hudson (Feedback Sports)    
7 Joseph Liberatore (Team Colorado Singletrack)    
8 Ed Ford (Summit Velocity)    
Cat. 1 Junior women 15-18
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 AliciaRose Pastore (Durango DEVO/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory)    
2 Meghan Kane (Tough Girl / SCOTT)    
Cat. 1 Women 19+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kate Scheider (Mafia Racing)    
2 Tracy Thelen (Feedback Sports)    
3 Sarah Rawley (Yeti Beti)    
4 Pam Seidler (Basalt Bike and Ski)    
5 Sarka Ruzickova (YetiBeti)    
6 Lisa Famiglietti    
7 Katie Sodergren    
8 Katherine Ingalls    
DNF Talitha Vogt (Tough Girl/ SCOTT)    
Cat. 2 Junior men 15-18
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Haakon Sigurslid    
2 Joe Christiansen (Redstone Cyclery)    
3 Jeffrey Gay (SSWSC/Moots)    
4 Sam Blomquist (Grand Sports)    
5 Evan Weinman    
DNF Jacob Templin    
Cat. 2 Men 19-29
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Richard Geng (    
2 William Lewis    
3 Timothy MtPleasant (Yetis Grind)    
DNF Scott Polly (One Ghost Industries)    
Cat. 2 men 30-39
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brian McCall (Basalt Bike and Ski)    
2 Jeremy Templin (Colorado SingleTrack)    
Cat. 2 Men 40+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brian Nesbitt (COMotion Sports/Yeti)    
2 Andrey Guidera    
3 Douglas Robison (Amicas/South Central Racing)    
4 Karl Semoneit (South Central Racing)    
5 Ian Jardine (Team Colorado Single Track)    
6 Doug Golenz    
DNF Field Blevins    
DNF Jeffrey Kennedy    
Cat. 2 Junior women 15-18
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Emily Schaldach (Get Out!)    
Cat. 2 Women 19+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Willa Johnson (Title Nine)    
2 Karin Voll Barclay (CoMotion Sport)    
Cat. 3 junior men 14 & under
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Charles Greenberg    
2 Kyle Bloesser (Front Rangers)    
3 Jake Yackle    
DNF Christopher Blevins (Get Out!)    
Cat. 3 Junior women 14 & under
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Raine Walker    
DNF Mikaela Lodl (Wheat Ridge Cyclery)