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Powers takes advantage of Trebon's troubles

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Adam Craig and Zach McDonald were very proud of their retro cycling shoes

Adam Craig and Zach McDonald were very proud of their retro cycling shoes
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The Elite Men head out to the back side of the course

The Elite Men head out to the back side of the course
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Shawn Milne (Keough Cyclocross/ Felt) leading the race at the first set of stairs

Shawn Milne (Keough Cyclocross/ Felt) leading the race at the first set of stairs
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) taking control of the race on lap one

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) taking control of the race on lap one
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Danny Summerhill (K-Edge Felt) leading the race late in lap one

Danny Summerhill (K-Edge Felt) leading the race late in lap one
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Tim Johnson and Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) both were forced off their bikes on lap one

Tim Johnson and Ryan Trebon (Cannondale) both were forced off their bikes on lap one
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) having to run his bike in the sand

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) having to run his bike in the sand
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Justin Lindine (Redline ) leading Jeremy Powers through the long sand pit

Justin Lindine (Redline ) leading Jeremy Powers through the long sand pit
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Ryan Knapp (Pony Shop Cyclocross) leading a huge train of riders through the sand

Ryan Knapp (Pony Shop Cyclocross) leading a huge train of riders through the sand
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclcrossworld.com) with a breakaway at the stairs

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclcrossworld.com) with a breakaway at the stairs
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All the main contenders run the stairs in pursuit of Trebon. Adam Craig (bottom) of course rode the stairs every lap.

All the main contenders run the stairs in pursuit of Trebon. Adam Craig (bottom) of course rode the stairs every lap.
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The Roman guards were on hand to encourage the racers

The Roman guards were on hand to encourage the racers
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Logan Owen (Cal Giant Berry Farm/Specialized) had a brilliant start

Logan Owen (Cal Giant Berry Farm/Specialized) had a brilliant start
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Shawn Milne (Keough Cyclocross/ Felt) taking the race lead after the start

Shawn Milne (Keough Cyclocross/ Felt) taking the race lead after the start
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The long starting straightaway

The long starting straightaway
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The Elite Men running the first set of stairs on lap one

The Elite Men running the first set of stairs on lap one
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Curtis White (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) riding one of the sand pits mid-race

Curtis White (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) riding one of the sand pits mid-race
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Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading the race on the off-camber section of course

Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) leading the race on the off-camber section of course
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Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) chasing Berden

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) chasing Berden
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Logan Owen (Cal Giant Berry Farm/Specialized) trying to get his first elite time podium

Logan Owen (Cal Giant Berry Farm/Specialized) trying to get his first elite time podium
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As has been the case the last couple weeks, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) spent almost the entire race chasing down the leaders

As has been the case the last couple weeks, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) spent almost the entire race chasing down the leaders
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) running the stairs with his teammate Zach McDonald

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) running the stairs with his teammate Zach McDonald
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) taking the race lead with two laps to go

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) taking the race lead with two laps to go
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) rolling across the line to win day two of the Mudfund Derby City Cup

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) rolling across the line to win day two of the Mudfund Derby City Cup
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Men’s Podium (L to R) Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) 2nd, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) 1st, Danny Summerhill (K-Edge Felt) 3rd

Men’s Podium (L to R) Ben Berden (Raleigh Clement) 2nd, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) 1st, Danny Summerhill (K-Edge Felt) 3rd
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus)

Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus)
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Allen Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) running the barriers at the back of the course

Allen Krughoff (Raleigh Clement) running the barriers at the back of the course
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Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) out-sprinted Ben Berden (Raleigh-Clement) to win a tightly contested race at Sunday’s Derby City Cup.

Ryan Trebon (Cannondale-Cyclcocrossworld.com) went close to winning his second race of the weekend, but missed out due to a late race mistake which enabled Powers and Berden to jump around him for the final sprint.

“Ryan was going good at the end but that’s the whole thing with cyclo-cross, you make a mistake and someone else capitalizes from it,” said Powers about Trebon’s error.

“It’s one of those Hail Marys. He threw it up there, he went for the gold, and he just came up short. But I know what that’s like.”

The race started fast, with Shawn Milne (Keough Cyclocross-Felt), one of the strongest road sprinters in the USA, grabbing the hole-shot but it was a hungry Ben Berden who would take over at the front and form the first selection of the race.

Berden was joined by Danny Summerhill (K-Edge-Felt), Yannick Eckmann (California Giant–Specialized), and Logan Owen (California Giant-Specialized) at the front of the race, and the foursome proceeded to motor through Eva Bandman Park.

Trebon soon took up the chase, and was tailed by Adam Craig (Giant Factory Off Road Team) and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclcocrossworld.com). As soon as he made it across to the leaders, Trebon went on the attack. The aggressive trio of Trebon, Summerhill, and Berden, traded the lead multiple times a lap as each rider pushed and probed the others for weakness. Berden rode the technical sections of the course effortlessly, and was notably aggressive the entire race.

“I was racing really hard from the beginning,” said Berden. “I tried to gap them but they had small efforts to catch me all the time.”

With four laps to go Powers finally made contact with the lead group, which was now comprised of Trebon, Berden, Summerhill, Craig, and Johnson. Powers had lost sight of the leaders in the early laps of the race, and had to fight his way up, one rider at a time.

“I felt like I couldn’t really do anything until I got out of traffic,” said Powers. “It took that long for guys to pop, and for them to go easy enough, that I could get by in the singletrack sections.”

Powers took a lap to recover, and then went on the offensive. Now in control of the race, he was only matched in the technical sections of the course by Berden and Trebon.

With one lap to go Powers and Trebon began to fight for the lead, each taking a turn at the front when the other would make a mistake. Trebon finally gained a decisive advantage after edging out Powers in a 180 downhill turn, which earned him the lead and a few valuable seconds on his rival.

Going into the final stretch Trebon looked to have the race sewn up but it was not to be. In the last technical section of the course, a tricky rutted path that led into a sharp downhill, then steep uphill immediately before road to the finish, Trebon lost his lead.

“I was like ‘Get through this section, and we’re all in the clear!’, and I just messed it up,” said a disappointed Trebon. “I had to get off my bike, run to the top, and get back on. I was out of my pedals, and all over the place.”

Jeremy Powers went around Trebon on the left, and Berden came around him on his right. Berden didn’t clear the hill cleanly, and the mistake enabled Powers to get a 10-meter gap in the final road section to the finish. Powers sprinted to victory, and Berden finished second. Danny Summerhill finished third, and Trebon held on for fourth.

The Midwest cyclo-cross calendar continues next weekend on November 15-17 at the Carousel Volkswagen Jingle Cross Rock cyclo-cross race in Iowa City, Iowa.

Full Results
1Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus1:02:22
2Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement
3Daniel Summerhill (USA) K-Edge/Felt Bicycles0:00:03
4Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:07
5Adam Craig (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team
6Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:25
7Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus0:01:13
8Allen Krughoff (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:01:21
9Yannick Eckmann (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:01:28
10Justin Lindine (USA) Redline-NBX0:01:30
11Jeremy Durrin (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:33
12Ryan Knapp (USA) Pony Shop Cyclocross0:01:34
13Kerry Werner (USA) MOB CX Team0:01:42
14Logan Owen (USA) California Giant-Specialized0:01:44
15Shawn Milne (USA) Keough Cyclocross0:01:54
16Tobin Ortenblad (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:02:09
17Cody Kaiser (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:02:40
18Brian Matter (USA) RACC-Trek CXC0:03:05
19Eric Thompson (USA) Mt. Borah Epic Team0:03:08
20Joshua Johnson (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:03:23
21Mitchell Hoke (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:03:25
22Curtis White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com
23Isaac Neff (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:33
24Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:03:47
25Rotem Ishay (Isr) Boo Bikes0:03:49
26Westley Richards (USA) Clemmons Bicycle0:03:50
27Joachim Parbo (Den) Cielo-Challenge-Bicyclista0:04:09
28Tristan Cowie (USA)0:04:45
29Sven Baumann (Ger) Wolverine Racing-Trek0:05:22
30Lewis Gaffney (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:05:53
31Andrew Dillman (USA) Sophisticated Living p/b Bob's Red Mill0:06:50
32Andrew Reardon (USA) Sophisticated Living-Bob's Red Mill-2laps
33Braden Kappius (USA) Team Clif Bar
34Gunnar Bergey (USA) Champion System Cannondale-3laps
35Steve Tilford (USA) TradeWind Energy-Eriksen Cycles
36Kevin Fish (USA) Team Super Squadra
37Tanner Hurst (USA) Be Real Sports-Grease Monkey
38John Francisco (USA) Papa John's Racing Team
39Earl Gage (USA) Scalo Veloce
40Skyler Trujillo (USA) Boo Bikes-4laps
41David Yohe (USA) Marian University
42Olivier Vrambout (USA) Solidsurface fueled by Waffle Power
43Kevin Burgess (USA) Lees McRae College
44Travis Monroe (USA) Vertical Earth
45Vance Fletcher (USA) Marian University-5laps
46Anthony Dust (USA) Dogfish Racing Team
47Michael Dutczak (USA) South Chicago Wheelmen
48Zach Bender (USA) Marian University Cycling
49Michael Crouch (USA) Cumberland Transit Cycling
50Stephen Bassett (USA) Sophisticated Living p/b Bob's Red Mill
51Cody Phillips (USA) Team Santa Cruz/X-Fusion
52Zachary Carlson (USA) Marian University Cycling
53Elliott Baring (USA) CycleYouth
54Doug Carraway (USA) Team Six One Four-6laps
55David Rose (USA) Team WHAYNE
56Johnathan Freter (USA) Don Walker Cycles Racing Team-8laps
DNFTristan Schouten (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
DNSTroy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar
DNSMatt Shriver (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective
DNSDouglas Ansel (USA) Beverly Bike-Vee Pack
DNSJoseph Maloney (USA) KS Energy Services-Team Wisconsin

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