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Back-to-back wins for Compton at Planet Bike Cup

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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) winning in Trek's back yard

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) winning in Trek's back yard
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Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) rode herself onto the podium today

Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) rode herself onto the podium today
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Rapha Focus riders Gabby Day and Julie Krasniak have brilliant rides

Rapha Focus riders Gabby Day and Julie Krasniak have brilliant rides
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) descending

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) descending
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Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) riding in her second elite race

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) riding in her second elite race
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Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale) riding S-Turns in the woods

Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale) riding S-Turns in the woods
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) battling Julie Krasniak on lap two

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) battling Julie Krasniak on lap two
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Elite women kicking up some dust on lap one

Elite women kicking up some dust on lap one
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) taking the hole-shot with her teammate Niclole Duke close behind

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) taking the hole-shot with her teammate Niclole Duke close behind
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) on the starting line

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) on the starting line
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) bunny-hopping some uphill stairs

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) bunny-hopping some uphill stairs
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Mical Dyck (NoTubes) on the run

Mical Dyck (NoTubes) on the run
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Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale) pushing her bike on the run-up

Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale) pushing her bike on the run-up
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Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) came from a long way back to claim second place

Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) came from a long way back to claim second place
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) taking her second win this weekend

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) taking her second win this weekend
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Shanon Gibson (NoTubes) pushing her bike up a steep hill

Shanon Gibson (NoTubes) pushing her bike up a steep hill
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Cait Dooley (Trek Cyclocross Collective)

Cait Dooley (Trek Cyclocross Collective)
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Nobody runs faster that Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven)

Nobody runs faster that Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven)
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) struggling a bit this weekend

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) struggling a bit this weekend
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Andrea Smith (LadiesFirst Racing) on the run-up

Andrea Smith (LadiesFirst Racing) on the run-up
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Teal Stetson-Lee (Luna Pro Team) has been racing at a new level this past week

Teal Stetson-Lee (Luna Pro Team) has been racing at a new level this past week
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Rebecca Blatt (Van Dessel) warming up

Rebecca Blatt (Van Dessel) warming up
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) putting her head down and pulling away

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) putting her head down and pulling away
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) riding the steepest climb on the course

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) riding the steepest climb on the course
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Gabby Day (Rapha Focus) leading Meredith Miller through some corners

Gabby Day (Rapha Focus) leading Meredith Miller through some corners
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Teal Stetson-Lee (Luna Pro Team) having an outstanding weekend

Teal Stetson-Lee (Luna Pro Team) having an outstanding weekend
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) alone at the barriers

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) alone at the barriers
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Elite women's front row

Elite women's front row
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Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) warming up before the race

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) warming up before the race
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Teal Stetson-Lee and Cannondale mechanic enjoying some espresso before the women's race

Teal Stetson-Lee and Cannondale mechanic enjoying some espresso before the women's race
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Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) riding a solid second place after an early battle with Compton

Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) riding a solid second place after an early battle with Compton
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Meredith Miller (California Giant Berry) leading Gabby Day on a run-up

Meredith Miller (California Giant Berry) leading Gabby Day on a run-up
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Linda Sone (Crossniaks p/b Wesley) running with her orange bike

Linda Sone (Crossniaks p/b Wesley) running with her orange bike
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Gabby Day (Rapha Focus)

Gabby Day (Rapha Focus)
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U-23 Champion Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale) warming up before the race

U-23 Champion Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale) warming up before the race
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Women's podium (L to R) Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) 2nd, Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) 1st, Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) 3rd

Women's podium (L to R) Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) 2nd, Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) 1st, Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) 3rd
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) and her husband/manager Mark Legg-Compton

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) and her husband/manager Mark Legg-Compton
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The early fall weather was a bit brisk today

The early fall weather was a bit brisk today
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Teal Stetson-Lee (Luna Pro Team) on a long run-up

Teal Stetson-Lee (Luna Pro Team) on a long run-up
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Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) riding a brilliant race behind Compton

Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) riding a brilliant race behind Compton
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) putting on a cyclo-cross clinic

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) putting on a cyclo-cross clinic
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Excitement is in the air for the world championships coming to Louisville in February

Excitement is in the air for the world championships coming to Louisville in February
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Katie Compton (Trek Collective) scored her second consecutive victory of the weekend at Day 2 of Planet Bike Cup in Sun Prairie Wisconsin. Compton fought off an early challenge from Julie Krasniak (Rapha-Focus), who stayed close to Compton in the early laps of the race. Compton turned on the afterburners on lap three and started to put distance on her rivals consistently the next following laps. After a slow start Gould (Luna) passed Krasniak on the final lap for second place, leaving the final podium spot for the French national.

"It was a lot faster and there were a lot less turns today, so it was just full gas from the start." said Compton who faced an early challenge from Krasniak and Gabby Day. "The Rapha girls got off really strong. I rode the run up and I got a little gap there, and decided to keep the pressure on and make them chase."

Gould’s day was not quite as smooth as Compton’s. "I don't have that super zippy attack, punch it out of every corner. I'm definitely not blaming my start. Katie is ready for World Cups. Her season is just starting, and she's fast, fast," said Georgia Gould who batted back from a rocky start to pass the main chase group of Miller, Day, and Krasniak. "My strength is more riding hard and steady. I didn't want to leave it down to ‘just sit with these guys and sprint at the end.’ If anybody noticed my fantastic roadie tactics at CrossVegas, well, I might need a little bit of tutoring in that department. "

Compton took charge early in the first lap but was closely marked by Rapha-Focus teammates Krasniak and Day. Krasniak would hold on longer than Day but once the women hit the hill on the third lap Krasniak, who recently relocated to Portland from her native France, could no longer match Compton's pace. "I think I turn my legs as fast," said Krasniak who lost Compton on the steep hill before the start/finish, "But three speeds up."

After losing contact with Compton, Krasniak and Day formed short lived chase group with Meredith Miller (Cal Giant Strawberries) and Nicole Duke (Raleigh-Clement). Duke lost contact after falling for the second day in a row, as Krasniak continuously attacked the group in an effort to get away from Miller and the hard charging Gould. By the fifth lap Compton had stretched her lead to over 30", and while Miller fell off the pace from the chasers, Gould continued her heroic effort to close the gap to Krasniak.

On the final lap, Gould turned in one of the most exciting performances of the day when she overtook Krasniak before the closing section of the course. Krasniak held on for third place followed by Day (4th) and Miller (5th.)

Compton headed to the podium wearing a "WISCOMPTON" hat made for her by the Trek marketing team. When asked, Compton could not recall losing a cyclo-cross event in Wisconsin the past several years, showing that her dominance of US cyclo-cross and sense of humor go hand in hand.

Most of the women's pro field heads to New England for the C1 & C2 events in Gloucester, MA next week except for Katie Compton who is signed up for the Madison at the US Elite Track Nationals with Cari Higgins in Los Angeles on Sunday September 30th.

Full Results
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:39:56
2Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team0:00:36
3Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus0:00:45
4Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus0:00:47
5Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:01:16
6Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) Luna Pro Team0:01:21
7Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club0:01:38
8Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team0:02:05
9Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:02:11
10Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:02:14
11Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement0:02:19
12Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:02:23
13Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:02:41
14Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel0:02:53
15Marne Smiley (USA) Bob's Red Mill Racing0:03:10
16Rebecca Gross (USA) KCCX0:03:35
17Abby Strigel (USA) Team Abyssa0:03:39
18Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:51
19Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Motofish Racing
20Amber Markey (USA) My Wife, Inc0:03:56
21Linda Sone (USA) Crossniacs p/b Wesley Cycles0:04:34
22Corey Coogan Cisek (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:04:57
23Corrie Osborne (USA) Team Extreme0:05:58
24Jeanne Fleck (USA) Velo Duluth - Twin Ports Cycler0:06:04
25Robin Williams (USA) Mercy-Specialized0:06:12
26Shannon Gibson (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team0:06:14
27Elizabeth So (USA) Les Petites Victoires0:06:35
28Lindsay Zucco (USA) Team Bicycle Heaven0:06:41
DNFCait Dooley (USA) Geekhouse Bikes
DNFAshley James (USA) KCCX
DNFAlyssa Severn (USA) My Wife, Inc
DNSBrittany McConnell (USA) Mercy-Specialized

Overall standings after round 2
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective100pts
2Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team80
3Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus64
4Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus60
5Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized56
6Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) Luna Pro Team46
7Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team34
8Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club32
9Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld32
10Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement23
11Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles22
12Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing19
13Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement18
14Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel14
15Rebecca Gross (USA) KCCX11
16Marne Smiley (USA) Bob's Red Mill Racing9
17Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective8
18Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Motofish Racing6
19Abby Strigel (USA) Team Abyssa4
20Linda Sone (USA) Crossniacs p/b Wesley Cycles2
21Amber Markey (USA) My Wife, Inc1
22Sarah Huang (USA) Exergy TWENTY121

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