Rivalries to continue in Boulder

After taking wins both days in US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross in Louisville, the team of Jeremy Powers and Tim Johnson will have another shot at the lanky duo of Barry Wicks and Ryan Trebon at this weekend's national-class races Boulder, Colorado. The duel between the Cyclocrossworld.com and Kona-YourKey.com team may well swing toward the favour of the West Coast duo of Wicks and Trebon, who only have to cross one time zone this week, while East Coasters Powers and Johnson will cross two. Also in the mix will be Todd Wells (GT Racing), Joachim Parbo (Danish National Champion) and road-vet Chris Horner.

The women's field stars US champ Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) and Georgia Gould (Luna Chix) who are sure to battle it out. Gould kept dangerously close to Compton at Louisville's second day of racing. Local contenders include Amy Dombrowski (Velo Bella) and Melissa Thomas (Maxxis).

Racing begins on Saturday with The Redline Cup, a UCI Cat. 2 race at The Boulder Reservoir. Elite women take the start at 1:25 p.m. followed by elite men at 2:15.

Sunday the second Boulder Cup (UCI Cat. 1) takes place at Harlow Platts Park, adjacent to Fairview High School in South Boulder. Elite women start at 1:30 p.m. followed by elite men at 2:30. Other activities include an expo area with product demonstrations, food and beverage vendors, and the Boulder Beer Garden, featuring samples of their Cyclocross Ale. For more, go to www.dbcevents.com

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