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Trebon on top in Cincinnati 'cross

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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) takes the first race of the Cinci 3 weekend

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) takes the first race of the Cinci 3 weekend
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) seems never to be out of the top five riders

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) seems never to be out of the top five riders
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) chasing Tim Johnson

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) chasing Tim Johnson
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) with the race lead

Tim Johnson (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) with the race lead
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Rotem Ishay (Boo Bicycles) riding his bamboo cross bike

Rotem Ishay (Boo Bicycles) riding his bamboo cross bike
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Andrew Dillman (Marion) riding in the top ten

Andrew Dillman (Marion) riding in the top ten
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) rode much of the race with Rotem Ishay (Boo Bicycles)

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) rode much of the race with Rotem Ishay (Boo Bicycles)
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Robert Marion (American Classic) hammering up one of the climbs

Robert Marion (American Classic) hammering up one of the climbs
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Jeremy Power (Rapha Focus) seemed to be having an off day

Jeremy Power (Rapha Focus) seemed to be having an off day
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Ryan Trebon (Canondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) running the barriers

Ryan Trebon (Canondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) running the barriers
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Robert Marion (American Classic) found himself battling Jeremy Powers today

Robert Marion (American Classic) found himself battling Jeremy Powers today
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Joe Maloney (KS Energy Services) riding in the top ten

Joe Maloney (KS Energy Services) riding in the top ten
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Kerry Werner (MOB CX Team) had a good outing

Kerry Werner (MOB CX Team) had a good outing
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Devou Park offered some gorgeous backdrops to the racing today

Devou Park offered some gorgeous backdrops to the racing today
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Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) climbing one of the many hills

Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) climbing one of the many hills
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Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) led much of lap one

Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) led much of lap one
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) leading on lap one at Devou Park

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) leading on lap one at Devou Park
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Troy Wells (Cliff Bar) riding in beautiful Devou Park

Troy Wells (Cliff Bar) riding in beautiful Devou Park
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Kerry Werner (MOB CX Team) at the top of the course

Kerry Werner (MOB CX Team) at the top of the course
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"Tree Farm" Ryan Trebon cutting up at the finish with team-mate Tim Johnson

"Tree Farm" Ryan Trebon cutting up at the finish with team-mate Tim Johnson
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Belgian Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) with his trademark pink socks

Belgian Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) with his trademark pink socks
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Beren and Driscoll worked together for several laps

Beren and Driscoll worked together for several laps
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Raleigh team-mates Jamey Driscoll and Ben Berden rode the last couple laps together

Raleigh team-mates Jamey Driscoll and Ben Berden rode the last couple laps together
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) with a gap on Tim Johnson

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) with a gap on Tim Johnson
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Joshua Johnson (Giant Factory Team) is unaware of the crash behind him

Joshua Johnson (Giant Factory Team) is unaware of the crash behind him
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) was not in contention today

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) was not in contention today
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) checking the state of affairs after two laps

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) checking the state of affairs after two laps
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Former Danish Champion Joachim Parbo looked fairly sharp today

Former Danish Champion Joachim Parbo looked fairly sharp today
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Joe Maloney (KS Energy Services) with Cody Kaiser on his wheel

Joe Maloney (KS Energy Services) with Cody Kaiser on his wheel
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Travis Livermon (Team Smart Stop p/b Mountain Khakis) on a climb

Travis Livermon (Team Smart Stop p/b Mountain Khakis) on a climb
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Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) trying to hold off the fastest men in N. America

Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) trying to hold off the fastest men in N. America
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) chasing the leaders on lap one

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) chasing the leaders on lap one
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Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) leading the race on lap one

Alan Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) leading the race on lap one
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) takes the hole shot today

Tim Johnson (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com) takes the hole shot today
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The Elite Men starting on the pavement

The Elite Men starting on the pavement
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U-23 National Champion Yannick Eckmann (Cal Giant Berry Farms/ Specialized)

U-23 National Champion Yannick Eckmann (Cal Giant Berry Farms/ Specialized)
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com)

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com)
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) beat out teammate Tim Johnson, in a late race surge, to take the Cincy3 Devou Park race, the first day of racing at the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival. Trebon showed he meant business early in the race, grabbing the hole-shot, and then steadily powering his way over the hilly course, past Yannick Eckmann (California Giant-Specialized) and Johnson for his second UCI win of the season.

The hilly course, located across the river from Cincinnati, in Covington, Kentucky, was cited by several riders, including Trebon, Johnson, and Eckmann, as one of the hardest on the U.S. circuit. "I think it's the third or fourth time I've won out here. I like this course, I like this venue," said Trebon after the race. "It's hard, it's really hilly, and it's a good kind of cross racing. I felt comfortable. Some days you are good and some days you are not so good. Today I was good, and I'm glad I could take advantage of it."

Trebon, one of the fastest starters in the peloton, got to the front first and quickly settled in at the head of the race, trading turns pulling the pack with Allen Krugoff (Raleigh-Clement), Johnson, and Eckmann. A small group of seven riders, led by Krugoff and Johnson, emerged from the field and established a small gap after two laps. As the chase group, led by Raleigh-Clement teammates Ben Berden and Jamie Driscoll, were about to make contact with the lead group, Johnson, Eckmann, and Trebon attacked, forming the nucleus of the winning move.

With the race shattered, Trebon and Johnson started to go to work on Eckmann. "Tim attacked and I sat on Yannick," said Trebon. "We were getting caught from behind, and I just figured I could ride a faster pace, so I jumped Yannick on one of the hills and bridged to Tim."

With less than three laps of racing left, it was up to the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com teammates to battle it out. "I was pretty toast by the time he [Trebon] got up there, to say the least," said Johnson, who had to take a bike swap as Trebon closed in on him. "This kind of course plays to him [Trebon] very well. This is exactly what he likes. Big engine, big motor, big power, this is an ideal course for him."

Trebon rode with Johnson for a lap before powering away and soloing in for the win, while Johnson easily held on for second.

Despite suffering a flat early in the race, Jamie Driscoll, aided by Bed Berden, picked his way through the field to finish third. "I unfortunately did get a flat, and had to ride the back-side of the course with flat," said Driscoll. "Only on a course this slow and challenging can you get a flat and still come back to third place." Ben Berden followed Driscoll in to finish fourth, and Yannick Eckmann held on for fifth place.

Racing continues on Saturday November 2nd at the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival as riders head to the Cincy3 Kings Cross After Dark race at Kingswood Park in Mason, Ohio. Elite Women start at 7:00 PM EST and the Elite Men start at 8:10 PM EST.

Full Results
1Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com1:06:40
2Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:33
3James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:01:12
4Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement0:01:14
5Yannick Eckmann (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:01:56
6Justin Lindine (USA) Redline-NBX0:02:19
7Allen Krughoff (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:02:43
8Kerry Werner (USA) MOB CX Team0:02:44
9Andrew Dillman (USA) Marian University Cycling0:03:45
10Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:04:04
11Rotem Ishay (Isr) Boo Bikes0:04:14
12Tristan Cowie (USA)0:05:19
13Lewis Gaffney (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:05:25
14Tristan Schouten (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:05:50
15Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis0:06:09
16Joseph Maloney (USA) KS Energy Services-Team Wisconsin0:06:27
17Tom Burke (USA) Wolverine Sports Club0:06:42
18Joachim Parbo (Den) Cielo-Challenge-Bicyclista0:07:04
19Stephen Bassett (USA)
20Joshua Johnson (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:07:24
21Cody Kaiser (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:07:48
22Matthew Weeks (USA) WasLabs Cycling0:07:58
23Andrew Reardon (USA) Sophisticated Living-Bob's Red Mill
24Adam York (USA) Wolverine Racing-ACFStores.com
25Mark Savery (USA) Midwest Cycling Community NE
26Andrew Messer (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com
27Douglas Ansel (USA) Beverly Bike-Vee Pack
28Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar
29Ryan Gamm (USA)
30Tanner Hurst (USA) Be Real Sports-Grease Monkey
31Anthony Dust (USA) Dogfish Racing Team
32Zachary Carlson (USA) Marian University Cycling
33John Proppe (USA) Lake Effect Racing
34Raymond Smith (USA) Clarksville Schwinn Racing
35Zach Bender (USA) Marian University Cycling
36Jason Mott (USA) BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing

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