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Craig doubles up in Dam Cross 2

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Adam Craig (Rabobank - Giant Off Road) alone in the lead.

Adam Craig (Rabobank - Giant Off Road) alone in the lead. (Image credit: M. Rock)
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Technique made the difference

Technique made the difference (Image credit: Michael 53-12)
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Horner finished 25th

Horner finished 25th (Image credit: Michael 53-12)
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Chris Horner (RadioShack) uses the race to keep fit

Chris Horner (RadioShack) uses the race to keep fit (Image credit: Michael 53-12)
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Watchout for flying bikes!

Watchout for flying bikes! (Image credit: Michael 53-12)

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.
 

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 Team
20Molly Cameron (USA) Portland Bicycle Studio
21Benjamin Bostrom (USA) Sho-Air/Specialized
22Jason Siegle (USA) Bike Religion
23Anastasio Flores (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized
24Kyle Gritters (USA) Rock N Road
25Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack
26Chance Noble (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized
27Anton Petrov (USA) Sdg Factory Team
28Brandon Gritters (USA) Rock N Road
29John Behrens (USA) Bailey Bikes
30Frederick Bottger (USA) Sdg Factory Team
31Kevin Smallman (USA) Incycle/Cannondale
32Bobby Langin (USA) Friggin Sweet
33Morgan Ryan (USA) The Team Socalcross
34Grant Holicky (USA) Vic'S/Peerless
35Eric Colton (USA) The Team
36Keith Batstone (Can) Rundle Mountain Cycling Club
37David Sheek (USA) Sdg Factory
38Ted Willard (USA) Socal Cross The Team
39Lawrence Leonard (USA) Successful Living
40Roger Rilling (USA) Stoller
41Daniel Kaukola (USA) Fueltheburn.Com
DNFBrandon Mart (USA) Team Rambuski Law

 

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