Plaxton wins Fontana short track

Specialized's Max Plaxton capped off yesterday's impressive cross country victory with a great win in the men's short track over Subaru-Trek's Jeremy Horgan Kobelski.

During the 20-minute event, several riders took their turn at the front, including current US National Short Track Champion Todd Wells, former Australian National Short Track Champion Sid Taberlay, Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale), Stephen Ettinger (BMC) and Sam Schultz (Subaru-Trek) among others.

Plaxton and Geoff Kabush (Rocky Mountain) also took their turn at the front, with Plaxton stretching the rubberband with about three laps to go. Once brought back, Plaxton sat in and let teammate Wells ramp up the pace. Then Horgan-Kobelski poked his head into the wind as the laps began to wind down.

No sooner had JHK chopped the throttle than Kabush drilled it with about a lap and a half to go. However Kabush had a slow leak in his tire that would ultimately end his chances.

That left the door open for Kobelski to take the front Ettinger was riding solid in second wheel.

The men jockeyed for position of the final climb of the course, as the riders all tried to get to the steep downhill that led into the finish.

However, Plaxton wouldn't be denied and used a similar display of power used to make his winning cross country move and pinned it past JHK and Ettinger at the top of the climb, just making it into the downhill before the rest of the group.

From there, Plaxton held his line through the last few little chicanes and held off a charging group of men to take his second win on the weekend, and the overall Triple Crown title at Fontana.

After the race, Plaxton was pleased with his form and his equipment.

"It was a good weekend for me, and both courses really suited me," said Plaxton. "I was stoked on the new cross country course yesterday. I just can't say enough about my new team, and I'm excited to see how things progress as we head into Sea Otter."

Full Results

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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Max Plaxton (Specialized)
2Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru-Trek)
3Stephen Ettinger (Bmc Mtb Development Team Us)
4Sid Taberlay (Kenda H20 Overdrive)
5Todd Wells (Specialized)
6Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale Factory Team)
7Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain)
8Sam Schultz (Subaru-Trek)
9Derek Zandstra (3 Rox Racing)
10Troy Wells (Team Cliff Bar)
11Kerry Werner (BMC MTB Development Team US)
12Jesse Anthony
13Ryan Woodall (Brick City Bicycles.Com/Mtfmx.Com)
14Bryson Perry (Life Time Fitness)
15Brian Lopes (Oakley/Ibis/Marzocchi/Kenda)
16Jack Hinkens (BMC MTB Development Team US)
17Spencer Paxson (Kona Factory Team)
18Jeff Herrera (
19Kalan Beisel (Yeti/Sram)
20Bryan Fawley (Orbea USA)
21Adam Morka (Trek Canada)
22Aaron Bradford (Family Cycling/SRAM/Specialized)
23Braden Kappius (Clif Bar)
24Francis Morin (BH SR Suntour)
25Tim Allen (Niner)
26Brad Bingham
27Zachary Keller (Focus/Bmc/U23)
28Ben Bostrom (Sho-Air/Specialized)
29Tyson Wagler (3 Rox Racing)
30Cody Kaiser (Cal Giant/Specialized Mtb)
31Andy Schultz (Kenda/Felt)
32Ken Onodera
33Macky Franklin (Yeti-Sram)
34Eric Batty (Trek Canada)
35Jason Siegle (SDG/Felt)
36Greg Carpenter (Devo/Giant)
37Brent Steinberg (Livetrainrace.Com)
38Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory Team)
39Vincent Lombardi (Steven K Pro Team)
40Colin Osborn (Honey Stinger/Trek Off Road)
41Kevin Smallman (Incycle/Cannondale)
42Adam Snyder (3D Bicycles)
42Yuki Ikeda (Topeak-Ergon)
44Nicholas Weighall (Calgiant MTB/Specialized)
45Chance Noble (Cal Giant)
46William Curtis (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
47Clinton Claassen (Team Mad Cat)
48Brad Wilhelm (Trek Bontrager)
49Ryan Atkins
50Derek Hermon (Bear Valley Bikes)
51Dean Poshard (Rocklobster)
52Keisuke Goda
DNFMichael Mooradian
DNFGraham Aldredge (Mesa Cycles Racing Team)
DNFChris Hurst
DNFMitchell Peterson (Life Time Fitness Cycle Club)
DNFBarry Wicks (Kona)
DNFDana Weber (Trek/Jax Bicycle World)
DNFJohn Nobil (Bear Valley Bikes)
DNFMarton Blazso
DNFAntoine Caron
DNFKris Sneddon (Kona)
DNFZachary Valdez (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
DNFBradley Johnson (Bicycle Ranch)
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Elite men Triple Crown #2 (weekend results)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Max Plaxton (Specialized)2pts
2Jeremy Kobelski (Subaru-Trek)7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale Factory Team)8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Todd Wells (Specialized)9Row 3 - Cell 3
5Sam Schultz (Subaru-Trek)11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Sid Taberlay (Kenda H20 Overdrive)11Row 5 - Cell 3
7Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain)13Row 6 - Cell 3
8Adam Craig (Giant MTB Team)13Row 7 - Cell 3
9Stephen Ettinger (BMC MTB Development Team US)15Row 8 - Cell 3
10Derek Zandstra (3 Rox Racing)16Row 9 - Cell 3
11Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Factory Team)16Row 10 - Cell 3
12Spencer Paxson (Kona Factory Team)27Row 11 - Cell 3
13Troy Wells (Team Cliff Bar)28Row 12 - Cell 3
14Ryan Woodall (Brick City Bicycles.Com/Mtfmx.Com)29Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jesse Anthony31Row 14 - Cell 3
16Adam Morka (Trek Canada)35Row 15 - Cell 3
17Bryson Perry (Life Time Fitness)35Row 16 - Cell 3
18Aaron Bradford (Family Cycling/Sram/Specialized)38Row 17 - Cell 3
19Francis Morin (BH SR Suntour)41Row 18 - Cell 3
20Adam Snyder (3D Bicycles)43Row 19 - Cell 3
21Kalan Beisel (Yeti/Sram)45Row 20 - Cell 3
22Ben Bostrom (Sho-Air/Specialized)48Row 21 - Cell 3
23Jack Hinkens (BMC MTB Development Team US)50Row 22 - Cell 3
24Kevin Smallman (Incycle/Cannondale)51Row 23 - Cell 3
25Vincent Lombardi (Steven K Pro Team)52Row 24 - Cell 3
26Tyson Wagler (3 Rox Racing)57Row 25 - Cell 3
27Tim Allen (Niner)60Row 26 - Cell 3
28Zachary Valdez (Whole Athlete-Specialized)62Row 27 - Cell 3
29Yuki Ikeda (Topeak-Ergon)65Row 28 - Cell 3
30Bryan Fawley (Orbea Usa)66Row 29 - Cell 3
31Ken Onodera68Row 30 - Cell 3
32Brad Bingham68Row 31 - Cell 3
33Jeff Herrera (Bicycleworld.Tv)68Row 32 - Cell 3
34Colin Osborn (Honey Stinger/Trek Off Road)70Row 33 - Cell 3
35Jason Siegle (SDG/Felt)72Row 34 - Cell 3
36Braden Kappius (Clif Bar)73Row 35 - Cell 3
37Zachary Keller (Focus/BMC/U23)75Row 36 - Cell 3
38Clinton Claassen (Team Mad Cat)75Row 37 - Cell 3
39Macky Franklin (Yeti-Sram)75Row 38 - Cell 3
40Kerry Werner (BMC MTB Development Team US)75Row 39 - Cell 3
41Brent Steinberg (Livetrainrace.Com)77Row 40 - Cell 3
42Nicholas Weighall (Calgiant MTB/Specialized)78Row 41 - Cell 3
43Cody Kaiser (Cal Giant/Specialized MTB)81Row 42 - Cell 3
44Greg Carpenter (Devo/Giant)89Row 43 - Cell 3
45Brad Wilhelm (Trek Bontrager)95Row 44 - Cell 3
46Chris Heinrich (The Path Bike Shop)100Row 45 - Cell 3
47Graham Aldredge (Mesa Cycles Racing Team)103Row 46 - Cell 3
48William Curtis (Whole Athlete-Specialized)104Row 47 - Cell 3
49Keisuke Goda105Row 48 - Cell 3
50Ryan Atkins106Row 49 - Cell 3
51Derek Hermon (Bear Valley Bikes)113Row 50 - Cell 3
52Tj Woodruff (Trek Bicycles Boulder)116Row 51 - Cell 3
53Antoine Caron121Row 52 - Cell 3
54Marton Blazso130Row 53 - Cell 3
55Andy Schultz (Kenda/Felt)130Row 54 - Cell 3
56Eric Batty (Trek Canada)133Row 55 - Cell 3
57Dana Weber (Trek/Jax Bicycle World)146Row 56 - Cell 3
58Dean Poshard (Rocklobster)150Row 57 - Cell 3
59John NobilRow 58 - Cell 2 Row 58 - Cell 3
60Michael MooradianRow 59 - Cell 2 Row 59 - Cell 3
61Bradley JohnsonRow 60 - Cell 2 Row 60 - Cell 3
62Kris SneddonRow 61 - Cell 2 Row 61 - Cell 3
63Barry WicksRow 62 - Cell 2 Row 62 - Cell 3
64Mitchell Peterson (Life Time Fitness Cycle Club)Row 63 - Cell 2 Row 63 - Cell 3
65Chris HurstRow 64 - Cell 2 Row 64 - Cell 3

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