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Wells doubles up on victory with short track in Fontana

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Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale) takes a turn at the front of the lead group at the Fontana short track

Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale) takes a turn at the front of the lead group at the Fontana short track
(Image credit: John Muller/US Cup)
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Todd Wells (Specialized) at the head of a lead group also including Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale), Ryan Trebon and Keegan Swenson (Cannondale)

Todd Wells (Specialized) at the head of a lead group also including Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale), Ryan Trebon and Keegan Swenson (Cannondale)
(Image credit: John Muller/US Cup)
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Ryan Trebon sets the pace early in the race, ahead of Keegan Swenson, Todd Wells and Ryan Woodall.

Ryan Trebon sets the pace early in the race, ahead of Keegan Swenson, Todd Wells and Ryan Woodall.
(Image credit: John Muller/US Cup)
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Macky Franklin (Santa Fe Brewing/Pivot) races to fifth place.

Macky Franklin (Santa Fe Brewing/Pivot) races to fifth place.
(Image credit: John Muller/US Cup)

Todd Wells (Specialized Racing) doubled up on victory in the short track during a weekend of US Cup racing in Fontana, California. Wells also won the previous day's cross country.

The men's short track race was a barn burner as Wells, Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale) and Ryan Trebon (Kona/FSA) put on a three-man show in the closing stages of the men's race.

Early on, Wells, Bishop and Trebon took turns driving the pace at the front and slowly splintered the field. Keegan Swenson did a fantastic job hanging onto the lead trio for over half the race, before the pace was simply too much for the U23 rider. Swenson would go on to finish a strong fourth.

With two laps to go, Bishop, Wells and Trebon were wheel-to-wheel with each rider waiting for the right time to make the decisive attack. As the riders came through with one lap to go, it was Wells who fired the final attack with only Bishop able to respond.

Bishop was glued to Wells' rear wheel as they rapidly approached the finish and was looking for a way around the current short track national champ. As both riders lined up for the finish line drag strip, Wells had a little too much power as Bishop wasn't able to come around and had to settle for second.

Trebon came in alone in third, a few seconds off Wells and Bishop. Swenson and Macky Franklin (Santa Fe Brewing/Pivot) put in a good last lap effort to round out the podium.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Todd Wells (Specialized Racing)
2Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale)
3Ryan Trebon (Kona/FSA)
4Keegan Swenson (Cannondale Factory Racing)
5Macky Franklin (Santa Fe Brewing-Pivot)
6Zachary Valdez (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
7Ryan Woodall
8Alex Grant (Sho-Air/Cannondale)
9Jacob Albrecht (Whole Athlete-Specialized)
10Mitchell Hoke (Kenda/Felt)
11Colin Cares (Kenda/Felt)
12Clinton Claassen (Santa Cruz/Fox)
13Michael Hosey (Marin Factory Team)
14Joel Titius (Socal Endurance)
15Tj Woodruff (Momentum Endurance/Arizona Cyclist)
16Peter Glassford (Trek Canada)
17Greg Krieger (Eriksen Cycles)
18Jim Hewett (Summit Bicycles)
19Nathan Guerra (Vision Pro Cycling)
20Casey Williams (Whole Athlete/Specialized)
21Derek Hermon (Bear Valley Bikes)
22Brad Wilhelm (Nationwide/Velowox)
23Samuel Chovan (Pabst/Mafia Racing)
24Sean Leader (Cycleworks)
25Miguel Ramos (Bear Valley Bikes)
26Shun Matsumoto (Japan Cycling Federation)
27Adam Looney
DNFTom Obrien (Veloworx/Nationwide)
DNFKerry Werner (BMC MTB Development Team Us)
DNFBenjamin Sonntag (American Interbanc Cannondale)
DNFElliot Reinecke (Velo Hangar)

 

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