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US National cyclo-cross championships decided in bitter cold

By Laura Weislo in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

The US National cyclo-cross champions were crowned in freezing temperatures over the past weekend. Sunday was the highlight of the event, with the elite men and women battling it out.

A strong cold front moved through just hours before the start of the elite races, pushing away the warm temperatures enjoyed by the early morning racers. By the time the women took to the course, wind chills were well below freezing.

In the men's race, the first lap looked more like a criterium than a cyclo-cross race as riders streamed single-file up the hill at the Tiffany Springs Park. Trebon, riding for Kona-FSA, rode patiently inside the top 10 from the start as Andy Jacques-Maynes (Specialized/KMC California Giant Berry) battled for the hole shot ahead of Jonathan Page (Planet Bike).

Cyclingnews was at all events. The men and women races had some surprises to offer.