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Hyde upsets Powers to take Derby City Cup win

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The podium with Hyde taking centre-stage

The podium with Hyde taking centre-stage
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Stephen Hyde leads, but Jeremy Powers has his eye on the win

Stephen Hyde leads, but Jeremy Powers has his eye on the win
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On the final lap, Powers and Hyde put the pressure on, trying to lose Owen

On the final lap, Powers and Hyde put the pressure on, trying to lose Owen
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Powers, Hyde and Owen finally broke with the rest of the lead group

Powers, Hyde and Owen finally broke with the rest of the lead group
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Powers and Trebon rounded the off-camber 180 together in pursuit of Hyde and Owen

Powers and Trebon rounded the off-camber 180 together in pursuit of Hyde and Owen
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Powers led Hyde into the sand on the last lap, but would ultimately place second

Powers led Hyde into the sand on the last lap, but would ultimately place second
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Jeremy Powers finally caught up to the lead group nearly 30 minutes into the race

Jeremy Powers finally caught up to the lead group nearly 30 minutes into the race
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Cody Kaiser was one of the few racers to successfully ride the huge limestone steps at Eva Bandman Park

Cody Kaiser was one of the few racers to successfully ride the huge limestone steps at Eva Bandman Park
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Stephen Hyde passed teammate Curtis White to chase down the lead group

Stephen Hyde passed teammate Curtis White to chase down the lead group
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Ryan Trebon enjoyed the lead early in the race, followed closely by Logan Owen

Ryan Trebon enjoyed the lead early in the race, followed closely by Logan Owen
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An ecstatic Stephen Hyde took the win on Day One of the Derby City Cup

An ecstatic Stephen Hyde took the win on Day One of the Derby City Cup
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Logan Owen leads the select group early the Elite Men’s race, and was active at the front for much of the race

Logan Owen leads the select group early the Elite Men’s race, and was active at the front for much of the race
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The Elite Men’s field is lead on to the dirt by Ryan Trebon and Curtis White of cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com, Danny Summerhill of Maxxis-Shimano, and Jeremy Durrin, Neon Velo

The Elite Men’s field is lead on to the dirt by Ryan Trebon and Curtis White of cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com, Danny Summerhill of Maxxis-Shimano, and Jeremy Durrin, Neon Velo
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Gage Hecht leads the UCI 17-18 Juniors field on to the dirt. Hecht and Spencer Petrov traded lead throughout the race, but a bobble by Petrov on the last lap in the final dirt section gave Hecht the lead and the win

Gage Hecht leads the UCI 17-18 Juniors field on to the dirt. Hecht and Spencer Petrov traded lead throughout the race, but a bobble by Petrov on the last lap in the final dirt section gave Hecht the lead and the win
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Kerry Warner and Jamey Driscoll roll through the forest section during course inspection

Kerry Warner and Jamey Driscoll roll through the forest section during course inspection
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Stephen Hyde wins his first UCI C1 race, the Derby City Cup in Louisville

Stephen Hyde wins his first UCI C1 race, the Derby City Cup in Louisville
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The riders hit a run-up section

The riders hit a run-up section
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Ryan Trebon leads the Elite Men’s field on the first trip through the lengthy sand pit

Ryan Trebon leads the Elite Men’s field on the first trip through the lengthy sand pit
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Stephen Hyde casts an eye at the Louisville course, which featured mostly tacky conditions by race time despite receiving rain in the days prior

Stephen Hyde casts an eye at the Louisville course, which featured mostly tacky conditions by race time despite receiving rain in the days prior
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Raleigh-Clement teammates Kerry Warner and Jamey Driscoll relax in late afternoon while awaiting the 6:15pm start time at the Derby City Cup

Raleigh-Clement teammates Kerry Warner and Jamey Driscoll relax in late afternoon while awaiting the 6:15pm start time at the Derby City Cup
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Jeremy Powers had to make up for lost time after a first-lap tangle in a crowded muddy section, but worked his way up from nearly mid-pack to the front in a few laps

Jeremy Powers had to make up for lost time after a first-lap tangle in a crowded muddy section, but worked his way up from nearly mid-pack to the front in a few laps
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Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) knocked US champion Jeremy Powers from his unbeaten streak of C1 wins Saturday at the Derby City Cup opener in Kentucky, putting pressure on Powers thoughout the race and outsprinting him in the finale.

Logan Owen (California Giant Cycling), who also pressured Powers throughout but fell out of the lead trio on the last lap, finished third.

Owen and Ryan Trebon (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) traded off supplying the power on the front over the first two laps, breaking up the field with a lead group that also included Hyde, Curtis White (Optum Pro Cycling) and Tobin Ortenblad (California Giant Cycling).

Powers lurked a few seconds back in a group that included Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Bikes Pro CX), Zach McDonald (Streamline Insurance Services), Allen Krughoff (Optum ), Kerry Werner and Andrew Dillaman (Cyclocross Network Racing), among others.

Powers picked things up during the third lap to weld the two groups back together, and he started the fifth lap with a group of seven that also included Owen, Trebon, Powers, Krughoff, Livermon and Hyde.

Owens wasn’t finished putting Powers under pressure, however, as the 20-year-old poured it on again during lap five to split things up once more. Trebon picked up the chase, followed in quick succession by Hyde, White, Krughoff and then Powers.

The sixth lap heated up when Hyde jumped away and got a gap on Owens. Powers overtook Trebon and slipped into the third spot on the course with three laps remaining.

Powers showed why he’s a three-time elite national champion when he bridged to the leaders on lap seven. Powers immediately pressed the pace again, and the now-lead trio of Powers, Owen and Hyde continued to open the gap.

The three leaders started the final lap with a 16-second lead over Trebon and looked set to fight it out among themselves for the win, but Owen lost the pace while Powers and Hyde raced neck and neck for the long paved stretch to the finish. The pair traded turns on the front heading into the final sprint, where Hyde took the upset win under the lights.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephen Hyde (USA) Cannondale Cyclocrossworld1:01:03
2Jeremy Powers (USA) Aspire Racing0:00:02
3Logan Owen (USA) California Giant Cycling0:00:31
4Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale Cyclocrossworld0:01:03
5Curtis White (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:20
6Kerry Werner (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Bennefit Strategies0:01:21
7Allen Krughoff (USA) Noosa Pro Cyclocross0:01:22
8Travis Livermon (USA) Mock Orange Bikes Pro CX0:01:43
9Andrew Dillman (USA) Cyclocross Network Racing
10Tobin Ortenblad (USA) California Giant Cycling0:02:07
11Garry Millburn (Aus) Trek SRAM Champion System0:02:14
12James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh/Clement0:02:17
13Dan Timmerman (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cy0:03:03
14Grant Ellwood (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport0:03:16
15Mitchell Hoke (USA) The Pros Closet0:03:20
16Tristan Uhl (USA) Giant South
17Lance Haidet (USA) Raleigh/Clement0:03:50
18Adam Craig (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road0:04:05
19Carl Decker (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:04:22
20Kevin Bradford-Parish (USA) SET Coaching0:04:25
21Yannick Eckmann (USA) Maxxis Shimano0:04:32
22Cody Kaiser (USA) LangeTwins/Specialized Title0:04:46
23Hugo Robinson (GBr) Neon Velo Cycling Team0:04:52
24Robert Marion (USA) American Classic ProCX0:05:20
25Brannan Fix (USA) Alpha Bicycle Co./Subaru0:05:31
26Ryan Knapp (USA) First Internet Bank0:06:24
27Ian Mcpherson (USA) The Pro Closet0:06:50
28Ian Mcshane (USA) VO2 Multisport0:07:13
29Skyler Mackey (USA) KCCV Elite Cyclocross Team0:07:15
30Jerry Dufour (USA)0:07:20
31Zach Mcdonald (USA) Streamline Insurance Services-2 Laps
32Jacob Lasley (USA) SPCX p/b R.K. BLACK
33Gavin Haley (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road
34Maxx Chance (USA) The Pros Closet
35Byron Rice (USA) Clemmons Bicycle Racing
36Dan Teaters (USA) Team Wheel & Sprocket
37Michael Lange (USA)
38Spencer Whittier (USA) Privateer Cyclocross Chattanoog
39Travis Braun (USA) Revolution Cycles
40Jake Wells (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cy
41Peter Glassford (Can) Trek Canada-3 Laps
42Connor Dilger (USA) Above & Beyond Cancer
43Ryan Woodall (USA) Top Gear Bicycles
44Stephen Tilford (USA) Tradewind Energy
45Spencer Downing (USA)
46John Francisco (USA) VO2 Multisport
47Kent Ross (USA) Marion University
48Trevor Harding (USA)
49Hunter Resek (USA) C3Twenty20 Cycling-4 Laps
50Alex Meucci (USA) Team Bents
51Cooper Willsey (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com
52Abe Goorskey (USA) American Classic ProCX
53Taylor Kruse (USA) Paradise Garage Racing-5 Laps
54Raymond Smith (USA) Clarksville Schwinn powered by
55Grayson Brookshire (USA) Greenlife-Organic Valley p/b Hi
DNFBen Berden (Bel) W Cup Stomper
DNFChris Drummond (USA) SPCX p/b R.K. BLACK
DNFPhilip Short (USA) Trek Store Greensboro

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