Powers wins Trek CXC Cup 1

USA Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) slowly moved up several positions as the race progressed

USA Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) slowly moved up several positions as the race progressed (Image credit: David McElwaine)

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) and Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) took commanding wins at the Trek CXC Cup 1 on Saturday in Waterloo, Wisconsin.

By the time the elite women and elite men hit the course, rain had given way to dry and fast course conditions.

Compton takes solo victory

Gabby Durrin (Neon Velo) took the hole shot and led the first lap of the elite women’s race. She was joined in the front group by Meredith Miller (Noosa Professional Cyclocross), Caroline Mani (Raleigh-Clement), and Nicole Duke (Marin-Spy).

The second lap saw a reshuffling of the front group with Mani, Miller, and Georgia Gould (Luna) all in attendance with Durrin driving the pace. Compton worked her way through the group and attacked at the start of the third lap.

Her attack forced Miller, Gould, Mani and Durrin to dig hard. It was to no avail as Compton glided through the Trek Off-Camber section and extended her lead.

“I had a bit of a tricky start. I recovered from that and then I spent the first bit trying to get through traffic,” said Compton. “I attacked on the second lap and then got a gap and just tried to put pressure on the run-ups. It was really fast, really windy, and it was getting hot out there on the last lap.”

With two laps to go, Compton had the race well in hand, and the chase group was left to fight for the remaining podium spots. After a bobble by Miller, Gould opened a gap on the run-up that she would hold to the line.

The chase splintered even further on the bell lap. Gould was firmly in second, Mani rode alone in third, while Miller and Durrin chased. Miller opened a small gap going into the barriers and held it to the finish.

Powers dominates men’s race

Wisconsin native Tristan Schouten grabbed the hole shot, but it wasn’t long before Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) took the lead that he would carry all the way to the finish line.

Powers entered the hilly section of the course with a six-second gap over the field led by Shawn Milne (Boulder Cycle-Sport/YogaGlo) and Jeremy Durrin (Neon Velo.)

For Powers, this was all part of his plan. “It felt great. This is a good course, really fast. There’s not a lot of places to find a ton of time so for me today I was thinking that it would be great to get out there and get a nice gap early and really establish myself,” said Powers.

“I didn’t want to come out in 13th place, or 20th place and have someone crash in front of me given how technical it was right at the start. I established a good gap and then ran with it. I built it up and then hung onto it. It was pretty turnkey; it was exactly what I expected from myself.”

With six to go, Powers rolled through the start finish comfortably off the front with two chasers, Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Milne, charging hard.

With Powers comfortably in the lead at three to go, the sparring for second continued as Milne launched an unsuccessful attack on the pavement through the start finish. Johnson waited for Milne to make a mistake before countering.

“As we were going along I could tell I had pretty good pace on him [Milne] so I’d get a couple seconds on him and he’d close it eventually,” said Johnson. “I was behind him and I was hoping he’d be pushing it, and maybe he’d take a risk that wouldn’t pay off. Sure enough, he ended up going down in one of the slippery corners.”

Powers stayed away for the solo win while Johnson took second, Milne third, Krughoff fourth and Berden fifth.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeremy Powers (Usa) Rapha-Focus0:58:00
2Timothy Johnson (Usa) Cannondale Cyclocrossworld0:00:10
3Shawn Milne (Usa) Boulder Cycle Sport/Yogaglo0:00:15
4Allen Krughoff (Usa) Noosa Professional Cyclocross0:00:17
5Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh/Clement0:01:25
6James Driscoll (Usa) Donnelly Sports0:01:48
7Jeremy Durrin (Usa) Uci Ct/Wpt: Team Optum P/B Kell0:02:05
8Tristan Schouten (Usa)0:02:34
9Isaac Neff (Usa)0:02:44
10Zach Mcdonald (Usa) Kccx Elite Cyclocross Team P/B0:03:07
11Jacob Lasley (Usa) Team Soundpony0:03:37
12Hugo Robinson (Gbr) Neon Velo Cycling Team0:04:01
13Craig Etheridge (Usa) Raleigh/Clement0:04:10
14Corey Stelljes (Usa)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Brian Matter (Usa)0:04:42
16Andrew Dillman (Usa) Cyclocross Network Racing0:04:49
17Jeff Kluck (Usa)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Jerry Dufour (Usa)0:05:03
19Dan Teaters (Usa) Team Wheel & Sprocket0:05:05
20David Lombardo (Usa) HincapieRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jason Siegle (Usa) Sdg Bellwether Pb Krema Peanut0:05:33
22Nicholas Lemke (Usa) Hifi/Thefeed/Crafthairstudio0:05:40
23Travis Braun (Usa) Magnus0:05:41
24Russ Kyle (Usa)0:05:47
25Josh Bauer (Usa)0:06:06
26Micah Moran (Usa)0:06:52
27Mike Phillips (Usa) Heritage Race Club-2Lap
28David Reyes (Usa)-2Lap
29Michael Dutczak (Usa)-2Lap
30Maxwell Ackermann (Usa)-2Lap
31Mark Norton (Usa) Ks Energy Services / Team Wisco-2Lap
32Jay Strothman (Usa)-2Lap
33Ian Haupt (Usa)-2Lap
34Douglas Ansel (Usa)-2Lap
35Matthew Kelley (Usa)-2Lap
36Bryan Fosler (Usa) Ks Energy Services / Team Wisco-3Lap
37Craig Wohlschlaeger (Usa) Giant Southwest Racing-3Lap
38Samuel Bramel (Usa)-3Lap
39Andrew Giniat (Usa)-3Lap
40Jesse Rients (Usa)-3Lap
41Matthew Allen (Usa)-4Lap
42Josey Weik (Usa) Beste Alde Orue Eskola-4Lap
43Kip Spaude (Usa)-4Lap
44Jp Brocket (Usa) Ethos Racing-5Lap
DNFJoseph Maloney (Usa) Ks Energy Services / Team WiscoRow 44 - Cell 2
DNFSkyler Mackey (Usa) Team SoundponyRow 45 - Cell 2
DNFSean Dunlea (Usa)Row 46 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Martin (Usa) Revolution CyclesRow 47 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katherine Compton (Usa) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:42:21
2Georgia Gould (Usa) Luna Pro Team0:00:28
3Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh/Clement0:00:42
4Meredith Miller (Usa) Noosa Professional Cyclocross0:01:04
5Gabriella Durrin (Gbr)0:01:10
6Crystal Anthony (Usa) Team Optum P/B Kelly Benefit St0:01:37
7Courtenay Mcfadden (Usa)0:01:40
8Erica Zaveta (Usa) Team Redline0:02:00
9Nicole Duke (Usa) Marin/Spy0:02:12
10Amanda Nauman (Usa)0:02:22
11Sunny Gilbert (Usa)0:02:49
12Carolina Gómez (Arg)0:03:09
13Kaitlin Antonneau (Usa) Cannondale Cyclocrossworld0:03:29
14Rebecca Gross (Usa)0:04:05
15Carol Jeane Sansome (Usa)0:04:25
16Abby Strigel (Usa) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:04:51
17Anna Schappert (Can) Dark Red Racing0:05:00
18Laurel Rathbun (Usa)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Katie Arnold (Usa) Stanridge Speed Bicycles0:05:28
20Jennifer Nowlin (Usa)0:05:54
21Emma Swartz (Usa) Borah Development0:06:05
22Nicole Mertz (Usa)0:06:14
23Meghan Korol (Usa)0:06:15
24Rachel Dobrozsi (Usa) Borah Development0:06:18
25Jennifer Campbell (Usa)0:06:32
26Katherine Santos (Usa)0:07:02
27Corey Coogan Cisek (Usa)-1Lap
28Lindsay Knight (Usa)-1Lap
29Mackenzie Green (Usa) Borah Development-1Lap
30Sarah Szefi (Usa)-2Lap
31Lindsay Zucco (Usa)-2Lap
32Amanda Schaap (Usa)-2Lap
33Katie Isermann (Usa)-2Lap
DNFMackenzie Woodring (Usa) U.S. National Paralympic CyclinRow 33 - Cell 2
DNFChristine Thornburg (Usa)Row 34 - Cell 2
DNSKathleen Fitzpatrick (Usa)Row 35 - Cell 2


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