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The USGP returns to New Jersey

Georgia Gould contrasting nicely with the autumn leaves in 2007

Georgia Gould contrasting nicely with the autumn leaves in 2007 (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/

by Kirsten Robbins in West Windsor, New Jersey

The US Gran Prix of Cyclo-Cross (USGP) will return to the Mercer County Park in New Jersey for round three on Saturday, November 15 and round four on Sunday, November 16. Jesse Anthony (Jamis) and Katrina Nash (Luna) currently lead the series standings, both with a seven point lead over their nearest competitors.

The expected wind, rain and chill will provide an advantage to the 'mudders', those 'cross riders who thrive on technical circuits under sloppy weather conditions. The familiar front row riders will line up to contest Anthony for the prestigious series lead, including the trio Tim Johnson, Jamey Driscoll and Jeremy Powers.

Additional American powerhouses include former USGP winner Ryan Trebon and Barry Wicks (Kona), brothers Todd Wells (Team GT) and Troy Wells (Clif Bar) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (Specialized).

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.