Kabush sets all-time cross country win record for US national series races

Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain)

Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)

Coming off the biggest win of his career the prior weekend at the Bromont round of the UCI World Cup, Canadian Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) was the odds-on favorite to take the win the Mount Snow, Vermont, ProXCT event. He did just that and in doing so, set the record for all-time US National Series cross country race wins. Kabush can boast 15 wins, surpassing the total of his boyhood idol John Tomac.

Kabush couldn't take anything for granted with cross country competition like Sam Schultz and Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (both Gary Fisher / Subaru) and Todd Wells (Specialized Factory Racing). From the gun, a likely bunch formed at the front of the race, with Kabush stringing out the field with a huge effort that only Horgan-Kobelski, Wells, Schultz, and Sid Taberlay (Sho-Air) could match.

On lap two, Schultz put in a big effort to come through the start / finish first, with the otehrs closely behind. The Gary Fisher riders dropped on lap three while Kabush and Wells set the pace and Taberlay sat in. Kabush launched an attack on the final lap that netted him a 1:11 gap at the finish ahead of Taberlay, with Wells in third at 2:01.

Kabush's ProXCT campaign so far this year has had mixed results. He started the season with a win in in Fontana, but he finished off the top spot in the next two events in Alabama and Colorado. Fellow Canadian Max Plaxton (Sho-Air) took the win at the Colorado event and held the series lead going into Vermont.

Kabush made it the perfect Mount Snow weekend with a second win on Sunday. He took the short track ahead of Wells and Adam Craig (Giant). The Candian also holds the record for all-time short track wins.

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