Craig doubles up in Dam Cross 2

Race two of the Southern California UCI weekend in Griffith Park was much of the same as Saturday; brake control and cornering were the key according to Kona’s Ryan Trebon who won the men’s race to complete a perfect weekend.

The course was much faster for day two and had a lot more flow to it, but there was still a lot of loose technical turns that were slamming racers down. The time change was a nice addition since riders had an extra hour to rest from the course beating them up on day one. And, the races filled in even more for day two from the early morning Junior races and throughout the days fields.

Trebon again jumped from the start and did not mess around with the dust clouds and traffic in the first half of lap one. Sid Taberlay (Sho-Air) followed again and held the second position for the first half of the race. Behind Taberlay it was young Jeremy Ferguson (Cal-Giant Specialized) and another U23 rider Zach McDonald (Rapha/Focus) who were hungry to be on the podium.

After two laps Troy Wells (Clif Bar) was on his way up with the previous days winner Adam Craig (Giant Bicycles) in tow and Ferguson dropped back. Chris Jones (Rapha/Focus) was there in the mix and eventually moved up to pass his teammate McDonald.

Taberlay began to fade and let off a bit, as Jones and Craig continued to gain on Trebon. With five laps to go Craig made his move passing Jones to put himself in second position. Then with four to go, Craig again used his fast smooth descending skills to attack Trebon and take the lead. Craig held the lead for three laps, taking his second win of the Southern California UCI weekend. Trebon cruised in for another solid finish taking second followed by Jones. Taberlay, while dropping back a little, was still able to hold on for another fourth place finish and McDonald in fifth and again the strongest U23.

This was the last of the UCI races for the 2010 season in Southern California but a great final showing of riders and support for both races.

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Full Results
1Adam Craig (USA) Rabobank/Giant1:01:11
2Ryan Trebon (USA) Rideclean/Kona0:00:15
3Christopher Jones (USA) Rapha-Focus0:00:50
4Sid Taberlay (Aus) Sho-Air/Specialized0:01:27
5Zach Mcdonald (USA) Rapha-Focus0:01:59
6Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar0:02:10
7Allen Krughoff (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport0:02:11
8Scott Chapin (USA) Bay 101/Hrs/Rock Lobster0:02:38
9Ryan Iddings (USA) Redline0:02:54
10Jeremy Ferguson (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:02:55
11Cody Kaiser (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:03:46
12Joseph Schmalz (USA) Kccx/Verge Presented By Challenge0:04:04
13Frank Spiteri (USA) Peninsula Velo/Pomodoro0:04:08
14Steve Fisher (USA) Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman0:04:09
15Justin Robinson (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:04:22
16Gary Douville (USA) Platinum Perfomance Cycling Team0:04:23
17Joshua Snead (USA) Bay 101/Hrs/Rock Lobster0:04:48
18Aaron Odell (USA) Bay 101 / Hrs/ Rock Lobster0:04:49
19Mark Noble (USA) Franco Factory TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Molly Cameron (USA) Portland Bicycle StudioRow 19 - Cell 2
21Benjamin Bostrom (USA) Sho-Air/SpecializedRow 20 - Cell 2
22Jason Siegle (USA) Bike ReligionRow 21 - Cell 2
23Anastasio Flores (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedRow 22 - Cell 2
24Kyle Gritters (USA) Rock N RoadRow 23 - Cell 2
25Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioshackRow 24 - Cell 2
26Chance Noble (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedRow 25 - Cell 2
27Anton Petrov (USA) Sdg Factory TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Brandon Gritters (USA) Rock N RoadRow 27 - Cell 2
29John Behrens (USA) Bailey BikesRow 28 - Cell 2
30Frederick Bottger (USA) Sdg Factory TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Kevin Smallman (USA) Incycle/CannondaleRow 30 - Cell 2
32Bobby Langin (USA) Friggin SweetRow 31 - Cell 2
33Morgan Ryan (USA) The Team SocalcrossRow 32 - Cell 2
34Grant Holicky (USA) Vic'S/PeerlessRow 33 - Cell 2
35Eric Colton (USA) The TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Keith Batstone (Can) Rundle Mountain Cycling ClubRow 35 - Cell 2
37David Sheek (USA) Sdg FactoryRow 36 - Cell 2
38Ted Willard (USA) Socal Cross The TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Lawrence Leonard (USA) Successful LivingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Roger Rilling (USA) StollerRow 39 - Cell 2
41Daniel Kaukola (USA) Fueltheburn.ComRow 40 - Cell 2
DNFBrandon Mart (USA) Team Rambuski LawRow 41 - Cell 2


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