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Cross ready for Vegas

Ryan Trebon (Kona) won in Vegas last year

Ryan Trebon (Kona) won in Vegas last year (Image credit: Jon Devich)

After competing in various cyclo-cross races throughout the United States of America on the weekend, the cream of America's crop will converge on Nevada for CrossVegas tomorrow. Defending champion Ryan Trebon, Tim Johnson and Barry Wicks are amongst the riders scheduled to take part in the event.

After winning both of the weekend's KTR Michigan Double-Cross races, Jonathan Page will take on the likes of Trebon who spent last weekend at the Star-Crossed and Rad Racing GP events in Washington. Adam Craig and Tony Cruz are amongst the riders already confirmed for the event, now in its second year.

CrossVegas, held in conjunction with the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, will be without its defending women's champion. With 2007 winner Lyne Bessette having retired from the sport, the women's race is assured a first time winner.

Spike Shooter's Katie Compton will be hoping to go one better than last year and get a win under her belt for the 2008/09 season. Compton will be challenged by the linkes of Luna's Katerina Nash and Georgia Gould, as well as Wendy Simms and Rachel Lloyd.

Compton fans will also have the chance to earn themselves a superfan pack at the Las Vegas event. One male and one female Katie Compton superfan - who should be characterized by painted bodies, screaming, signs and bell clanging - will get a swag of goodies valued at $1,000 USD.

"It's awesome to see the crowd cheering us on and really having a great time watching us put on a show," said Compton. "We want to reward our fans who get out there and really put on a show for us while I'm racing with some free swag "

For the first time CrossVegas will feature the Double Down at Mandalay Bay award that will recognize those riders with a vacation prize for the top men and women riders who compete in both CrossVegas the USA Crits Finals scheduled the next night.

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