US Open of Cyclocross: Fix takes the win on day 2

Brannan Fix won the second day of racing at the US Open of Cyclocross in Boulder, Colorado, on Sunday, having finished in a distant 14th place in Saturday's race.

The fortunes of Saturday's winner and Fix's Alpha Bicycle Co.-Groove Subaru teammate, Gage Hecht, were similarly reversed. Hecht dropped his chain a lap into the seven-lap race, and could never get back into contention.

Overnight snow made for challenging conditions, but Fix used his love of the bad weather to his advantage, eventually moving into the race lead on the last lap having caught leader Eric Brunner (Full Cycle Cyclocross Team).

"When I saw the [weather] forecast, I was pretty excited," said Fix after his win. "I just love weather like this. I just kept moving forward and, before I knew it, it was the last lap, and I was in the lead. It was kind of a blur for most of it, but it was awesome.

"Really, I think it was just I could keep a consistent speed," he said, explaining his route to victory. "That's my strength in this weather. I can just ride sections clean, time after time, and just go the same pace. As long as I time it right, that works out pretty well for me."

Second and third place were the reverse of Saturday's race, with Brunner holding on to convert his third place to second, 37 seconds down in winner Fix, and Lance Haidet (Donnelly Sports) dropping a place to take third on Sunday, a further 22 seconds back.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brannan Fix (USA)0:57:23
2Eric Brunner (USA)0:00:37
3Lance Haidet (USA)0:01:00
4Cody Kaiser (USA)0:01:25
5Troy Wells (USA)0:18:29
6Garry Millburn (Aus)0:01:40
7Gage Hecht (USA)0:01:41
8Maxx Chance (USA)0:01:51
9Grant Ellwood (USA)0:02:00
10Stephan Davoust (USA)0:02:03
11Denzel Stephenson (USA)0:02:49
12Caleb Swartz (USA)0:03:43
13Justin Lindine (USA)0:03:44
14Allen Krughoff (USA)0:03:51
15Ross Ellwood (USA)0:03:53
16Brian Matter (USA)0:04:12
17Mitchell Hoke (USA)0:04:30
18Steven Stefko (USA)0:04:38
19Samuel O'keefe (USA)0:05:15
20Kevin Bradford-Parish (USA)0:05:43
21Jack Tanner (USA)0:07:09
22Terol Pursell (USA)0:07:39
23Allan Schroeder (USA)-1 Lap
24Campbell Watson (USA)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Bjorn Selander (USA)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Ian Mcpherson (USA)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Greg Lewis (USA)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Samuel Dolzani (USA)-3 Laps
29Kyle Johnson (USA)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Kobi Gyetvan (USA)Row 29 - Cell 2
31William Allen (USA)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Zachary Dolzani (USA)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Rhys Louis (USA)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Aaron Vaughn (USA)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Ryan Rinn (USA)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Christian Culpepper (USA)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Stephen Cochran (USA)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Alec Pasqualina (USA)-4 Laps
39Ian Megale (USA)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Cassidy Keeland (USA)-5 Laps
DNFNathaniel Vacura (USA)Row 40 - Cell 2
DNSGarrett Gerchar (USA)Row 41 - Cell 2
DNSSkyler Mackey (USA)Row 42 - Cell 2
DNSYannick Eckmann (USA)Row 43 - Cell 2
DNSMark Flis (USA)Row 44 - Cell 2
DNSChris Baddick (GBr)Row 45 - Cell 2
DNSJosh Direen (USA)Row 46 - Cell 2
DNSScott Funston (USA)Row 47 - Cell 2
DNSDavid Sheek (USA)Row 48 - Cell 2
DNSJonathan Anderson (USA)Row 49 - Cell 2

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