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Johnson wins third race of Cincy3 at Harbin Park

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Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) takes his second win of the weekend at Harbin Park

Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) takes his second win of the weekend at Harbin Park
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Nearly all the Elite Men rode the log steps

Nearly all the Elite Men rode the log steps
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) leads a chase group early in the race

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) leads a chase group early in the race
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Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh Clement) riding the sand

Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh Clement) riding the sand
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The peloton was huge for the first couple of laps

The peloton was huge for the first couple of laps
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Allen Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) starting the long descent

Allen Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) starting the long descent
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Rotem Ishay (Boo Bicycles) eyeing the long descent into the woods

Rotem Ishay (Boo Bicycles) eyeing the long descent into the woods
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) jumps the barriers while Johnson runs them

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) jumps the barriers while Johnson runs them
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) demonstrates a new technique for jumping the barriers

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) demonstrates a new technique for jumping the barriers
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Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) was near the front for the whole race

Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) was near the front for the whole race
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Allen Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) running the barriers with three laps to go

Allen Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) running the barriers with three laps to go
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Riders make the steep descent into the wooded section of the course

Riders make the steep descent into the wooded section of the course
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) attempting to stay with Johnson with two laps to go

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) attempting to stay with Johnson with two laps to go
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Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh Clement) leading the contest for third place

Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh Clement) leading the contest for third place
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) watches his former teammate Johnson motor away

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) watches his former teammate Johnson motor away
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) edges out Ben Berden for third place

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) edges out Ben Berden for third place
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) takes the hole-shot

Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) takes the hole-shot
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com)

Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com)
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement)

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement)
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) on the front row

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) on the front row
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) riding the long sand pit

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) riding the long sand pit
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) found himself chasing right from the start again

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) found himself chasing right from the start again
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Riders attempt to avoid a crash in the sand pit

Riders attempt to avoid a crash in the sand pit
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) wasted little time in going to the front

Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) wasted little time in going to the front
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Big Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) riding the stairs ahead of McDonald

Big Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) riding the stairs ahead of McDonald
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Travis Livermon (Smart Stop p/b Mountain Khakis) bunny-hopping the log stairs

Travis Livermon (Smart Stop p/b Mountain Khakis) bunny-hopping the log stairs
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Troy Wells (Clif Bar) riding the stairs with fellow mountain biker Rotem Ishay

Troy Wells (Clif Bar) riding the stairs with fellow mountain biker Rotem Ishay
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) was hoping to salvage his weekend with a win today against Johnson

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) was hoping to salvage his weekend with a win today against Johnson
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) seemed unable to break away as he did often in the early season

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) seemed unable to break away as he did often in the early season
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Cody Kaiser (Cal Giant Berry Farm/Specialized) putting in a top ten ride

Cody Kaiser (Cal Giant Berry Farm/Specialized) putting in a top ten ride
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) was on a mission once he got the lead

Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) was on a mission once he got the lead
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) exiting the woods

Tim Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) exiting the woods
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) leading the chase group of Berden and Lindine

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) leading the chase group of Berden and Lindine
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Cannondale team manager performing a delicate procedure prior to the race

Cannondale team manager performing a delicate procedure prior to the race
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) already had one win this weekend

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) already had one win this weekend
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) taking fourth place in front of a huge crowd

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) taking fourth place in front of a huge crowd
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) won his second consecutive race of the weekend on Sunday after attacking Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) to win the Cincy3 Harbin Park cyclocross race, the final event of the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival. Powers finished second, and Ryan Trebon (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) narrowly beat out Ben Berden (Raleigh-Clement) in an exciting sprint finish to round out the podium in third place.

It was a good weekend for Johnson who won the marquee C1 race on Saturday, and finished second place on Friday. "It's nice to be able to talk to reporters after having a good race," laughed Johnson. "It's a nice change."

The dry, undulating, and twisty course, looked ideally suited to Jeremy Powers' skill set, but it was Tim Johnson who got things started at the gun, grabbing the hole shot, and taking an early lead. Trebon, Berden, and Zach McDonald slotted in behind Johnson and led a large group of fifteen riders at the front of the race.

The unusually large pack, led by Johnson, Berden, and Trebon stuck together for several laps until Jeremy Powers attacked, and started to distance himself from the group. The only rider to respond was Johnson, and the duo proceeded to grow their gap over the next several laps.

Looking for every advantage, Johnson took risks lap after lap, hitting the posts, and pushing the tape multiple times a lap. After trading blows for several laps, Johnson's aggressiveness was rewarded, when Powers started to show signs of fatigue.

"We were flying, Jeremy and I were taking hits at each other and punching," said Johnson. "He attacked a couple of times. When I finally got away from him, I had attacked twice in maybe two or three minutes, and I could tell he was kind of on the edge. There was a little bit of a gap behind me, and I knew that I had to go then. I wasn't going to race his race, I needed to race mine."

It was a disappointing loss for Powers, who felt the course and conditions ideally suited his strengths. "He had more, he kept going, and he went straight through me," said Powers about Johnson's ride. "Eventually he gapped me off with two to go. I just didn't have anything left to give honestly. I was surprised." Powers held on for second place, his best result of the three-day race weekend.

Trebon had been closing in on the leaders halfway through the race, but a bauble on the log section cost him valuable seconds, so the big man decided to sit in with the chase group, led by Ben Berden and Jamie Driscoll (Raleigh-Clement.) Trebon attacked in the closing laps, taking Berden with him, and the two sprinted down the final stretch of road to the finish.

"I knew he was waiting for the sprint, so I tried to take it easy and recover in the downhill sections before that," said Trebon about his sprint for third place. "If I went long I knew I could probably take him, so luckily I did. He was closing on me."

Ben Berden finished fourth followed by Driscoll in fifth, and Justin Lindine (Redline-NBX) in sixth.

The US ProCX racing schedule continues on November 9-10th at the Derby City Cup in Louisville, KY.

Full Results
1Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com1:00:09
2Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus0:00:31
4Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement0:00:34
3Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com
5James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:00:49
6Justin Lindine (USA) Redline-NBX0:00:55
7Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus0:01:23
8Cody Kaiser (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:01:28
9Cameron Dodge (USA) Team Skyline-Scott Bikes0:01:43
10Ryan Knapp (USA) Pony Shop Cyclocross0:01:49
11Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:02:04
12Tristan Schouten (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:17
13Andrew Dillman (USA) Marian University Cycling0:03:09
14Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis0:03:34
15Joshua Johnson (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:03:37
16Tristan Cowie (USA)0:03:41
17Joseph Maloney (USA) KS Energy Services-Team Wisconsin0:03:55
18Rotem Ishay (Isr) Boo Bikes0:04:08
19Sven Baumann (Ger) Wolverine Racing-Trek0:04:34
20Jordan Snyder (USA) Pro Bikes0:05:14
21Andrew Reardon (USA) Sophisticated Living-Bob's Red Mill0:05:32
22Joachim Parbo (Den) Cielo-Challenge-Bicyclista0:05:46
23Allen Krughoff (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:05:58
24Kerry Werner (USA) MOB CX Team0:06:04
25Chad Tieman (USA) Summit City Specialized0:06:09
26Lewis Gaffney (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:06:20
27Adam York (USA) Wolverine Racing-ACFStores.com
28Tanner Hurst (USA) Be Real Sports-Grease Monkey
29Matthew Weeks (USA) WasLabs Cycling
30Ryan Gamm (USA) Ohio Valley Velo Sports
31Spencer Whittier (USA) HUB Endurance Chattanooga
32John Proppe (USA) Lake Effect Racing
33Mark Savery (USA) Midwest Cycling Community NE
34Earl Gage (USA) Scalo Veloce
35Zachary Carlson (USA) Marian University Cycling
36Anthony Dust (USA) Dogfish Racing Team
37Zach Bender (USA) Marian University Cycling
38Brad Cole (USA) KCCX
39Elliott Baring (USA) CycleYouth
40Vance Fletcher (USA) Marian University

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