Johnson wins final day at Jingle Cross Rock

Powers finishes second, denied sweep in Iowa

Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) won Sunday’s UCI C1 event at the Carousel Volkswagen Jingle Rock, a Midwestern cyclo-cross institution, held in Iowa City, Iowa. Johnson was hungry for success after failing to make the podium on Saturday, and rode aggressively from the start, to win by nearly a minute.

“It was definitely my kind of course,” said Johnson. “I like when it’s hard even when you are not pedaling. Yesterday was tough to get going, but I felt like I had everything I needed today.”

Despite recovering from a cold, Ryan Trebon (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) took over at the front of the race midway through the first lap. Logan Owen (California Giant-Specialized) and Johnson joined Trebon, and the three riders pushed hard for the next two laps. Trebon was not up to his usual standards and decided to drop out shortly into the race. “I felt fine for the first two laps, and I was able to follow Tim and Logan,” said Trebon. “Tim rode a really hard for half a lap, and it just put me a bit over my limit. I couldn’t recover and it was all downhill from there.”

Johnson and Owen ran a 10 second lead over a chase group that included Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus), Ben Berden (Raleigh-Clement), Allen Krugoff (Raleigh-Clement), Yannick Eckmann (California Giant-Specialized), and Curtis White (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com). Owen and Johnson worked well together, but a tactical error cost Owen a few valuable seconds and enabled Johnson to get a gap. “I just made the mistake of pitting too early when I was up in front with Tim,” said Owen. “I should have waited.”

Powers caught Owen, and almost made contact at the base of Mt. Krumpit when Johnson went on the attack. “Jeremy was just coming up, I knew he had made a big effort, so I knew I had to keep the pressure on, or else Jeremy would have been able to rest on our wheel,” said Johnson. “I just tried to make that two laps as hard as I possibly could. I think that was the gap that stuck.”

Powers chased, but he could not make any progress on Johnson’s 10-second lead. Fatigued from his wins in the preceding days, Powers sat up and waited for the chase group to come buy. Powers latched onto the chase, which now included Berden, Owen, and Jamie Driscoll (Raleigh-Clement.)

As Johnson built up his lead, Powers rested in the chase group before going on the offensive to lock up second place. “I took two laps to recover, and then I put together the last half lap,” said Powers. “That was the best I could do, and salvage second place.”

Ben Berden crossed the line in third, followed by Logan Owen in fourth and Jamie Driscoll in fifth.

Full results

1Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com1:05:45 
2Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus0:00:54 
3Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement0:00:57 
4Logan Owen (USA) California Giant-Specialized0:00:59 
5James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:01:06 
6Justin Lindine (USA) Redline-NBX0:01:44 
7Curtis White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:01:53 
8Tristan Schouten (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:02 
9Yannick Eckmann (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:02:09 
10Allen Krughoff (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:02:17 
11Adam Craig (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:02:38 
12Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:02:53 
13Jeremy Durrin (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:03:12 
14Brian Matter (USA) RACC-Trek CXC0:03:26 
15Tobin Ortenblad (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:03:31 
16Cody Kaiser (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:03:36 
17Jake Wells (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team0:03:38 
18Isaac Neff (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:56 
19Eric Thompson (USA) Mt. Borah Epic Team0:05:02 
20Shawn Milne (USA) Keough Cyclocross0:05:12 
21Kevin Bradford-Parish (USA)0:05:18 
22Joseph Maloney (USA) KS Energy Services-Team Wisconsin0:05:21 
23Tom Burke (USA) Wolverine Sports Club  
24Sven Baumann (Ger) Wolverine Racing-Trek0:05:24 
25Rotem Ishay (Isr) Boo Bikes0:05:34 
26Taylor Carrington (USA) Feedback Sports0:05:55 
27Joshua Johnson (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:06:15 
28Steven Stefko (USA) First City Cycling Team0:06:16 
29Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona-Team S&M0:07:07 
30Craig Faulkner (USA) Crossniacs0:07:22 
31Nicholas Lemke (USA) Scalo Veloce p/b JBV Coaching0:07:29 
32Travis Braun (USA) Magnus Cycling Jersey Squad0:07:39 
33Ian McPherson (USA) Clif Bar Development Cross Team0:07:42 
34Carson Miller (USA) Jamis CX0:07:45 
35Matthew Allen (USA) LGR-Behind Bars0:08:00 
36Kevin Fish (USA) Team Super Squadra0:08:03 
37Lewis Gaffney (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:08:06 
38Mark Savery (USA) Midwest Cycling Community NE0:08:34 
39Maxwell Ackermann (USA) ISCorp Cycling Team0:08:48 
40Kevin McConnell (USA) Mercy-Specialized -2laps 
41Skyler Trujillo (USA) Boo Bikes  
42Brian West (USA) Cycle City Racing Team  
43Josh Bauer (USA) THC  
44Olivier Vrambout (USA) Solidsurface fueled by Waffle Power  
45William Iaia (USA) Groove Subaru Excel Bicycle  
46Jordan Cullen (USA) Crossniacs -3laps 
47Douglas Ansel (USA) Beverly Bike-Vee Pack  
48Innokenty Zavyalov (USA) MCT-Basso  
49Sam Cerruti (USA) Jamis CX  
50Bryan Fosler (USA) KS Energy Services-Team Wisconsin  
51Nathan Brown (USA) -4laps 
52Brett Pirie (USA) Groove Subaru Alpha Cycles  
53John Thompson (USA) Mt. Borah Epic Team -5laps 
54John Meehan (USA) Bissell  
DNFRyan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com  
DNFBraden Kappius (USA) Team Clif Bar  
DNFJeff Kluck (USA) Queen City Cycling  
DNFPhil Mooney (USA) Jamis CX  
DNFAlexander Martin (USA) KS Energy Services-Team Wisconsin  
DNSTroy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar  
DNSJacob Lasley (USA) Team Soundpony  
DNSChris Jackson (USA) Castex Racing p/b Felt  
DNSAdam York (USA) Wolverine Racing-ACFStores.com  
DNSEric Christ (USA) Bicycle Heaven  
DNSSkyler Mackey (USA) Team Soundpony  
DNSJeffery Frost (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective  
DNSCraig Etheridge (USA) Raleigh-Clement-Hodala!  
DNSCorey Stelljes (USA) RACC-Gear Grinder  
DNSRyan Travelstead (USA) Scalo Veloce p/b JBV Coaching  
DNSChristopher Smith (USA) The Fix Studio  
DNSBenjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis CX  
DNSSteve Tilford (USA) TradeWind Energy-Eriksen Cycles  
DNSMitchell Hoke (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  

 

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