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Petrov wins junior Pan Am Continental Cyclo-cross Championships

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The chaos provided some excitement and separation of the favorites from the rest of the field during the open lap of the junior race.

The chaos provided some excitement and separation of the favorites from the rest of the field during the open lap of the junior race.
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A couple of BJCT (7-Eleven) riders makes their way along the course, junior men

A couple of BJCT (7-Eleven) riders makes their way along the course, junior men
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A Boulder Junior Cycling Team rider looks back as Evan Clouse makes their way up a tough muddy section of the course.

A Boulder Junior Cycling Team rider looks back as Evan Clouse makes their way up a tough muddy section of the course.
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Cameron Beard (USA) makes his way up a tough section of the course, junior men

Cameron Beard (USA) makes his way up a tough section of the course, junior men
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Gage Hecht (USA) chasing his way into 2nd position with Eric Brunner following closly behind.

Gage Hecht (USA) chasing his way into 2nd position with Eric Brunner following closly behind.
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Gage Hecht (USA) making his way into 2nd position during the race, junior men

Gage Hecht (USA) making his way into 2nd position during the race, junior men
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Spencer Petrov shows his grit and focus on his way to winning the junior men's title

Spencer Petrov shows his grit and focus on his way to winning the junior men's title
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Spencer Petrov riding to a commanding lead he'll take to the finish.

Spencer Petrov riding to a commanding lead he'll take to the finish.
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Up and coming stand out, Eric Brunner (USA), chasing down the leader during the opening laps of the junior race. Brunner would ride to an impressive 3rd pl finish.

Up and coming stand out, Eric Brunner (USA), chasing down the leader during the opening laps of the junior race. Brunner would ride to an impressive 3rd pl finish.
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Spencer Petrov (USA) takes an early lead that he'll never relinquish during the junior race

Spencer Petrov (USA) takes an early lead that he'll never relinquish during the junior race
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It's an uphill battle for many of the riders on the challenging section of the course.

It's an uphill battle for many of the riders on the challenging section of the course.
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Like a thundering herd of Bison, the Junior men stampede past the start line during the start of the junior race.

Like a thundering herd of Bison, the Junior men stampede past the start line during the start of the junior race.
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Gage Hecht chases Spencer Petrov early on the junior race

Gage Hecht chases Spencer Petrov early on the junior race
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Spencer Petrov (USA) and the contendors lead the field as most other riders try to sort themselves on this twisted portion of the course during the junior men's race

Spencer Petrov (USA) and the contendors lead the field as most other riders try to sort themselves on this twisted portion of the course during the junior men's race
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Spencer Petrov takes the win in the junior men's race

Spencer Petrov takes the win in the junior men's race
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Spencer Petrov (Cyclocross Network Racing) won the junior title at the Pan Am Continental Cyclo-cross Championships held in Covington on Sunday. He made huge improvements to his fourth place last year, this time riding away from the field to win by a large margin. Last year's winner Gage Hecht (Alpha Bicycle Co) placed second and Eric Brunner (Boulder Cycle Sport) was third.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Spencer Petrov (USA)0:38:43
2Gage Hecht (USA)0:01:03
3Eric Brunner (USA)0:01:25
4Cameron Beard (USA)0:01:58
5Evan Clouse (USA)0:02:15
6Denzel Stephenson (USA)0:02:38
7Cade Bickmore (USA)0:03:16
8Jack Tanner (USA)0:03:34
9Michael Owens (USA)0:03:50
10Caleb Swartz (USA)0:04:15
11Brody Sanderson (Can)0:04:27
12Ross Ellwood (USA)0:04:42
13Scott McGill (USA)0:04:47
14Nicholas Jenkins (USA)0:04:54
15George Schulz (USA)0:05:19
16Henry Coppolillo (USA)0:05:24
17Tyler Orschel (Can)0:05:38
18Cassidy Bailey (USA)0:05:58
19Nicholas Beirne (USA)0:06:28
20Joshua Anderson (USA)0:07:08
21Drew Sotebeer (USA)
22Tristan Greathouse (USA)
23Malcolm Barton (Can)
24Noah Simms (Can)
25Graydon Staples (Can)
26Garrett Smith (USA)
27Edward Fritzinger (USA)
28Alexander Christian (USA)
29Jordan Lewis (USA)
30Nicolas Padilla (USA)
31Zachary Young (USA)
32Thomas Carey (USA)

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