Wells repeats as US cross country national champion

Todd Wells (Specialized) successfully defended his US cross country national championship title in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Saturday afternoon. Wells rode a strategic race to fend off top challenger Sam Schultz (Subaru-Trek), who rode to a career-best second place. Adam Craig (Rabobank-Giant) was the only other rider to contend in the top three, and he earned the bronze medal."It feels good," said a smiling Wells after his victory. "I'm a big guy and this course isn't exactly my style." The brutal, sub-four mile course featured a super steep fireroad climb and a long, flowy singletrack downhill descent. There were few technical or flat sections.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Todd Wells (Specialized)1:44:38
2Sam Schultz (Subaru-Trek)0:00:49
3Adam Craig (Rabobank-Giant)0:02:28
4Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale Factory Racing)0:04:05
5Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru-Trek)0:04:25
6Tad Elliott (Durango Devo Sweet Elite Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory)0:07:13
7Spencer Paxson (Kona Bicycles)0:07:22
8Alexander Grant (Cannondale)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Mitchell Hoke0:08:44
10Barry Wicks (Kona)0:09:26
11Colin Cares (Kenda/Felt)0:09:45
12Bryan Alders (Epic Endurance)0:10:37
13Kalan Beisel0:11:08
14Edmund (Ned) Overend (Specialized)0:11:57
15Stevie Cullinan (Racelab Cycling Team)0:12:09
16Tim Allen (Niner/Stans/Ergon)0:12:31
17Carl Decker (Giant)0:13:10
18Brent Steinberg (Livetrainrace.com)0:13:30
19Braden Kappius (Team Clif Bar)0:13:38
20Drew EdsallRow 19 - Cell 2
21Robert Marion (Carpediem Racing)0:13:46
22Justin Lindine (BikeReg.com / Joe's Garage / Scott)0:14:10
23Travis (TJ) Woodruff (Trek Bicycle Store Boulder)0:15:29
24Clinton Claassen (Team Mad Cat)Row 23 - Cell 2
25John Curry (Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club/Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Archite)0:15:55
26Ken Benesh (Feedback Sports Racing)0:16:20
27Logan Wetzel (Noble Bikes)0:16:27
28Dana WeberRow 27 - Cell 2
29Phil Grove (Sportsman & Ski Haus)0:19:08
30Ernie Watenpaugh0:22:42
-1lapBen Parsons (Sportsman & Ski Haus)Row 30 - Cell 2
-1lapJason Siegle (SDG/FELT)Row 31 - Cell 2
-1lapAdam Snyder (Jamis Bikes)Row 32 - Cell 2
-1lapNicholas Weighall (California Giant Cycling/California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)Row 33 - Cell 2
-1lapMacky FranklinRow 34 - Cell 2
-1lapBrent Pontius (Roosters/Bikers Edge)Row 35 - Cell 2
-1lapChristopher Michaels (American Classic/Kenda/Tomac)Row 36 - Cell 2
-2lapsJosh OppenheimerRow 37 - Cell 2
-2lapsKevin Bradford-ParishRow 38 - Cell 2
-2lapsJordan Williford (Epic Endurance Cycling)Row 39 - Cell 2
-2lapsDavid Harrison (Dollarhide)Row 40 - Cell 2
-2lapsAaron ElwellRow 41 - Cell 2
-2lapsRussell StevensonRow 42 - Cell 2
-2lapsAnthony Sinyard (Specialized)Row 43 - Cell 2
-2lapsDonavan Davis (Roosters/Bikers Edge)Row 44 - Cell 2
-2lapsJoe SchneiderRow 45 - Cell 2
-2lapsChris Peariso (Adventure 212)Row 46 - Cell 2
-2lapsCraig Wohlschlaeger (Hub Bicycle Company/ The Cannonball-Hub Racing Team)Row 47 - Cell 2
-2lapsNathan Bannerman (CyclocrossRacing.com)Row 48 - Cell 2
-2lapsKendal JohnsonRow 49 - Cell 2
-2lapsShawn MitchellRow 50 - Cell 2
-3lapsSam YoungRow 51 - Cell 2
-3lapsL Alexander GardnerRow 52 - Cell 2
-3lapsPatrick Means (Team S&M)Row 53 - Cell 2
DNSAaron Bradford (FamilyCycling/Specialized/SRAM)Row 54 - Cell 2
DNSMichael Broderick (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes)Row 55 - Cell 2
DNFRyan TrebonRow 56 - Cell 2
DNFRyan WoodallRow 57 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher McGovernRow 58 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Nobil (Team Velosport Club)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNFAndy Schultz (Kenda/Felt)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNFTroy WellsRow 61 - Cell 2
DNFBrig BrandtRow 62 - Cell 2

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