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November 17, Elite Men:

Johnson wins final day at Jingle Cross Rock

By:
Ted Burns
Published:
November 17, 2013, 22:54,
Updated:
November 18, 2013, 14:38

Powers finishes second, denied sweep in Iowa

Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) wins by a large margin over Powers

Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) wins by a large margin over Powers

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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

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

 

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B_Ugli More than 1 year ago
Another win for the dodgy crash hat fraternity. That hat must give him some advantage in a cyclo cross race.