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Trebon turns the tables with victory over Powers

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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) is no stranger to winning at Gloucester

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) is no stranger to winning at Gloucester
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) cleaning up for his podium visit

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) cleaning up for his podium visit
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Adam Myerson (Team SmartStop/ Mountain Khakis) late in the race

Adam Myerson (Team SmartStop/ Mountain Khakis) late in the race
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) having a fantastic race

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) having a fantastic race
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale) fighting Berden for third place

Tim Johnson (Cannondale) fighting Berden for third place
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) was unable to drop Trebon today

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) was unable to drop Trebon today
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) cresting some stairs ahead of Trebon

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) cresting some stairs ahead of Trebon
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Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale) was having one of his strongest races this year

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale) was having one of his strongest races this year
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) found himself chasing most of the race

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) found himself chasing most of the race
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) chasing Trebon

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) chasing Trebon
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A rider seeks to re-hydrate at the beer garden

A rider seeks to re-hydrate at the beer garden
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) with a 30-second lead late in the race

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) with a 30-second lead late in the race
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Tim Johnson (Cannondale) greeted by his hometown fans

Tim Johnson (Cannondale) greeted by his hometown fans
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) had to work hard to secure second place

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) had to work hard to secure second place
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) beat the rain, mud, and the large men’'s field

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) beat the rain, mud, and the large men’'s field
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) is no stranger to winning at Gloucester and gets his first big win of this season

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) is no stranger to winning at Gloucester and gets his first big win of this season
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) hits the beach for one last time

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) hits the beach for one last time
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading Johnson with one lap to go

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading Johnson with one lap to go
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) kept losing ground to Trebon

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) kept losing ground to Trebon
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) had flawless runs through the sand

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) had flawless runs through the sand
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A rider going sideways in the sand

A rider going sideways in the sand
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Barry Wicks (Kona) running the stairs up from the beach

Barry Wicks (Kona) running the stairs up from the beach
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Tristan Schouten (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) runs the stairs at the beach

Tristan Schouten (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) runs the stairs at the beach
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Nicholas Bazin (Team Auber 93) riding the beach in 6th position

Nicholas Bazin (Team Auber 93) riding the beach in 6th position
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Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale) rides across the beach

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale) rides across the beach
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Elite men fight for position on the muddy run-up

Elite men fight for position on the muddy run-up
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Elite men approach the run-up next to the sea wall

Elite men approach the run-up next to the sea wall
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) leads on lap one while Jeremy Powers finds himself playing catch-up

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) leads on lap one while Jeremy Powers finds himself playing catch-up
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Second row men get ready to race

Second row men get ready to race
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Robert Marion (American Classic) running the sandy steps from the beach

Robert Marion (American Classic) running the sandy steps from the beach
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A racer climbs the sandy stairs

A racer climbs the sandy stairs
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The course designer put in some new twists and turns today

The course designer put in some new twists and turns today
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) takes the hole shot

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) takes the hole shot
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Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale) riding solidly in fifth place

Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale) riding solidly in fifth place
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) with one and a half laps to go

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) with one and a half laps to go
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Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) briefly led the race

Dylan McNicholas (Cyclocrossworld.com) briefly led the race
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) trying to distance himself from Tim Johnson

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) trying to distance himself from Tim Johnson
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) battles Powers with three laps to go

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) battles Powers with three laps to go
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Racers on the long run-up after the beach stairs

Racers on the long run-up after the beach stairs
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Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) celebrating another U-23 victory

Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) celebrating another U-23 victory
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) reminded a strong field on Sunday at the UCI C2 Gran Prix of Gloucester in Gloucester, Massachusetts that he is a force to be reckoned with. Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) settled for 2nd place on the day in front 3rd place finisher Ben Berden (Raleigh/Clement). 

While Sunday’s weather forecast had called for clear skies and only a slight chance of rain in the afternoon, torrential downpours began shortly after 8 o’clock in the morning and didn’t cease until late afternoon. The rain and 800 returning amateur races from the previous day’s events left the course a soupy, sloppy, muddy mess for the UCI Elite Men and Women.

It wasn’t less than half a lap into the Men’s race that a lead group of nine riders was established and distanced itself from the rest of the field. To the surprise of many, it was the CyclocrossWorld.com amateur rider Dylan McNicholas who led the charge up the stairs for the first time. In his wake were Trebon, Berden, Powers, Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld), Zach McDonald (Rapha-Focus), Ian Field (Hargrove Cycles/Specialized), Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld), Nicolas Bazin (Big Mat - Auber 93), and Tristan Schouten (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies).

"I was following Trebon on the backside of the course the first time through and when he bobbled I just held my line and the next thing I knew I was leading the race. I didn’t want to be there, necessarily, but I wasn’t going to not pedal up there."

Ben Berden repeatedly applied pressure to the initial group of nine but it was eventually the pair of Powers and Trebon who pulled away on the third lap of the six lap event. Driscoll, Johnson, and Berden were left behind. Further back, McDonald chased on his own while a fading McNicholas, Bazin, Field and Schouten tried to limit their losses another 10 seconds behind McDonald.

At the end of the 3rd lap, Trebon attacked Powers coming past the pits heading into a tricky section of off-camber turns that required the riders to dismount and run in certain sections. Coming out of this section, Trebon had a 5 second gap over a deflated Jeremy Powers.

By the end of the fourth lap, Trebon extended his lead to 30 seconds and Johnson and Berden made contact with Powers. Powers took the better part of the next lap to regain his composure and with one lap remaining he countered an attack from Ben Berden. While Berden was able to maintain contact with Powers, the acceleration detached Johnson from the trio.

Trebon crossed the line alone for the win 24 seconds ahead of Powers who was eventually able to rid himself of Berden in the race’s final 300 meters. Johnson finished the day in 4th place, 15 seconds behind Berden and McDonald rounded out the top five, another 20 seconds behind Johnson.

When asked how he was able to get away from Powers, Trebon said, "I think I was just more comfortable through the turns and the mud. This is the kind of cross racing I like to do, you know? I like the muddy, technical courses."

Powers admitted he still has some work to do on his racing in the mud, saying, "I’ve been working on my skills in the mud, but it’s still my weakness. I’ve shown that I’ve made some improvements last year and hopefully this year."

Full Results
1Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld1:04:06
2Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus0:00:24
3Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement0:00:30
4Timothy Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:00:45
5Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus0:01:05
6James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:01:21
7Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles-Specialized0:02:07
8Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big-Mat Auber 930:02:18
9Tristan Schouten (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:48
10Yannick Eckmann (Ger) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:03:54
11Dylan McNicholas (USA) cyclocrossworld.com0:04:03
12Joachim Parbo (Den) Hammel CK0:04:18
13Barry Wicks (USA) Kona0:04:45
14Brian Matter (USA) RACC p/b Geargrinder0:04:56
15Mike Garrigan (Can) stagerace0:05:36
16Bradley White (USA) Moms in Tow Cyclocross0:05:37
17Justin Lindine (USA) Redline0:05:41
18Travis Livermon (USA) Mock Orange Bikes0:05:46
19Christian Favata (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix0:05:51
20Craig Richey (Can) SponsorConnected.com0:06:03
21Evan McNeely (Can) Specialized Canada0:06:29
22Anthony Clark (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:06:34
23Dan Timmerman (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix0:07:02
24Jeremy Durrin (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:07:24
25Andrew L'Esperance (Can) Norco Factory Team0:07:32
26Manny Goguen (USA) C.F. Racing p/b Trek Portsmouth
27Adam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop/Mountain Khakis0:07:33
28Marc-Andre Daigle (Can) Garneau-Quebecor0:07:40
29Eric Tonkin (USA) Kona/Team S&M
30Joël Desgreniers (Can) Ride with Rendall0:07:50
31Jeffrey Bahnson (USA) Van Dessel Factory Team0:08:00
32Nicholas Keough (USA) www.keoughcyclocross.com0:08:05
33Daniel Chabanov (USA) Richard Sachs - RGM Watches - Radix0:08:43
34Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big-Mat Auber 930:08:54
35Derrick St John (Can) Stevens Racing p/b the Cyclery0:09:10
36Chase Dickens (USA) American Classic Pro Cyclocross Team0:09:35
37Michael Broderick (USA) Team Kenda-Seven-NoTubes0:10:18
38Thomas Sampson (USA) JAM Fund / NCC0:10:34
39Patrick Chartrand (Can) Les Yables/Rocky Mountain0:11:03
40Jesse Keough (USA) www.keoughcyclocross.com0:11:14
41Maksym Shepitko (Ukr) Hudson Furniture Racing Team0:11:32
-1lapColin Reuter (USA) pedalpowertraining.com
-1lapMark McCormack (USA) Clif Bar/Pactimo
-1lapGarrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R Block
-1lapRobert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro Cyclocross Team
-1lapAdam St. Germain (USA) NBX Bikes/Quadfire Racing/Narragans
-1lapJoshua Thornton (USA) St. Pete Bike and Fitness
-1lapSynjen Marrocco (USA) CyclocrossWorld.com
-1lapConor O'Brien (Can) Stevens Racing p/b the Cyclery
-1lapFelix Wilberg (Can)
-2lapsEvan Huff (USA) BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage
-2lapsBenjamin Padilla (USA)
-2lapsMichael Wissell (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco
-2lapsJesse Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
-2lapsIan Schon (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco
-2lapsJean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Can) Trek-Bontrager
-2lapsJohannes Huseby (USA) Cannondale
-2lapsEric Lundgren (USA) JBV Coaching
-2lapsJohn Burns (USA) Burns Racing
-2lapsThierry Laliberté (Can) Xprezo-Borsao
-2lapsKristopher Dobie (USA) Cycle-Smart
-2lapsPierre-Olivier Boily (Can) Siboire
-2lapsEvan Murphy (USA) NYC Velo
-2lapsCary Fridrich (USA) Mad Alchemy/Verge Rider Cooperative
-2lapsJoshua Lehmann (USA) Boston Bicycle School
-2lapsJoshua Friedman (USA) The Devil's Gear Bike Shop
-2lapsAdam Sullivan (USA) Embrocation Cycling Journal
-3lapsKiernan Orange (Can) Ride with Rendall
-3lapsTimothy Durrin (USA) NYCross
-3lapsAndrew Lysaght (USA) B2C2 p/b Boloco
-3lapsGordon Daniell (USA) CRCA/W+D Racing
-3lapsKevin Wolfson (USA) Mad Alchemy-Verge Rider Cooperative
DNFChristopher Jones (USA) Rapha-Focus
DNFTroy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar
DNFMatteo Dal-Cin (Can) Ride with Rendall
DNFGeoffrey Bouchard (USA) NBX Bikes/Narragansett Beer p/b Apex
DNFJeffrey Elie (USA) Riverside Racing
DNFAlex Cox (USA) CCB Racing
DNFMichael Garrett (USA) MIT-FXDD
DNFNoah Tautfest (USA) Bicycle Express/Kona Bikes
DNFAlex Grabau (USA) Spin Arts Cycling

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