US series champions decided

With the US National Championships getting underway this week, most of the major 'cross series in the country have named their champions. The US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross came to a close in Portland, Oregon, with defending US champion Tim Johnson coming from behind to take the overall win ahead of Ryan Trebon and Todd Wells. Luna's Katerina Nash surged ahead of her teammate Georgia Gould with back to back wins to take the series title, with Rachel Lloyd coming in third.

The USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, the accumulated results of all UCI races in the USA, wrapped up with the final events in Portland and Rhode Island this weekend.

After 39 races, Kona's Trebon emerged victorious over Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/ with Johnson in third. Wells and Jamey Driscoll rounded out the top five.

On the women's side, Gould took the NRC ahead of Laura Van Gilder (C3-Sollay) with Natasha Elliott, Maureen Bruno-Roy and Rachel Lloyd behind.

Driscoll and Van Gilder took the final contests in the New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series (NECCS) in Rhode Island, but the women's overall title went to Rebecca Wellons (Ridley). Driscoll won the men's category handily.

Junior leader Luke Keough (CLNoonan) made an unexpected appearance this weekend and continued his dominance over the U19 junior field with two wins and taking the overall series. His brother Nick Keough won the U23 title with two top-five finishes in the elite races this weekend.

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Kirsten Frattini
Women's Editor

Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all men's and women's races including Spring Classics, Grand Tours, World Championships and Olympic Games, and writes and edits news and features. As the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten also coordinates and oversees the global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.