Owen wins U23 US cyclo-cross title in Austin

Logan Owen (California Giant/Specialized) won his 10th national cyclo-cross stars-and-stripes jersey, defending his title in the under-23 men’s category at the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships held at the Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. His teammate Eckmann crossed the line in second place with a sizable lead over third-placed Curtis White (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld).

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Owen said. “I was really, really motivated to get an even number (of national titles) and get double digits. I’m really excited. I went out there and rode my hardest, and it just turned out that I was the best on the day.”

California Giant/Specialized dominated the under-23 men's race with Owen and teammates Eckmann and Tobin Ortenblad mixing it up at the front of the field during the opening laps. Also in good position were White and Andrew Dillman (Cyclocross Network Racing), who won the Collegiate Division 1 title earlier in the week.

“It’s cool to think of Cal-Giant being up there during the race together,” Ortenblad said. “The race was challenging with thick mud.”

Owen took an early race lead in pursuit of his 10th national cyclo-cross title. His rivals on course hesitated slightly after the run up and over the stairs, which allowed Owen to gain the small gap he needed. He was followed by a reshuffling chase group of Eckmann, White, Ortenblad and Dillman for much of the race.

With three laps to go, Owen pushed on in the lead and looked the smoothest through the thick mud. He continued to gain time, looking strongest on the two sets of stairs and the through the technical section on course. Behind Owen, Eckmann gained time on his rivals and rode solo in second place.

Dillman was in contention for a medal until he crashed on the slippery, yet sharp, limestone stairs while riding in third-place position alongside White. Dillman recovered from the crash but wasn’t able to catch up to White. He was soon caught by Ortenblad and the pair raced for fourth place.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Logan Owen (USA) California Giant Cycling0:56:06
2Yannick Eckmann (USA) UCI CT: ROTH - Skoda0:01:09
3Curtis White (USA) Cannondale Cyclocrossworld0:01:25
4Andrew Dillman (USA) Cyclocross Network Racing0:01:35
5Tobin Ortenblad (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:02:00
6Samuel O'Keefe (USA) C3-Twenty20cycling.com0:03:17
7W Grant Ellwood (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport Devo/BJC0:04:06
8David Lombardo (USA) Verdigris-Village CX Team0:05:28
9Jack Kisseberth (USA)0:06:23
10Ian Haupt (USA) Milwaukee Bicycle Company Racing0:07:29
11Nicholas Torraca (USA) Elevate Elite Cycling Team0:08:13
12Luke Haley (USA) Red Zone Cycling0:08:29
13Skyler Mackey (USA) Elevate Elite Cycling Team0:08:54
14Spencer Downing (USA)-1Lap
15Payson McElveen (USA)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Kolby Preble (USA)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Maxx Chance (USA)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Jules Goguely (USA) Green Line VeloRow 17 - Cell 2
19Spencer Rathkamp (USA)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Taylor Squillaci (USA) Get Out! New MexicoRow 19 - Cell 2
21Garrett Gerchar (USA)-2Laps
22Byron Rice (USA) Clemmons Bicycle RacingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Trent Blackburn (USA) Mock Orange BikesRow 22 - Cell 2
24Cory Small (USA) CCB RacingRow 23 - Cell 2
25Colin Catlin (USA) NorthStar Development CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jonah MeadVanCort (USA) KMS Cycling-Killington Mountain SchoolRow 25 - Cell 2
27Carson Lange (USA) Gateway Harley-DavidsonRow 26 - Cell 2
28Ian Stowe (USA)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Jonathan Anderson (USA) Essex County VeloRow 28 - Cell 2
30michael barker (USA)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Ian Gielar (USA) Giant Northeast Off-Road Racing-3Laps
32Samuel Cerruti (USA) Family Cycling CenterRow 31 - Cell 2
33Ryan Ramirez (USA) The Pony ShopRow 32 - Cell 2
34pj renquin (USA) RACE CFRow 33 - Cell 2
35Sam Damphousse (USA)-4Laps
37Cody Cupp (USA)Row 35 - Cell 2
38Ryan Young (USA)Row 36 - Cell 2
DNSElliott Baring (USA) Reality Bikes AmbassadorRow 37 - Cell 2
DNSGunnar Bergey (USA) C3-Athletes Serving AthletesRow 38 - Cell 2
DNSAlexander Blair (USA) Prologue RacingRow 39 - Cell 2
DNSKevin Burgess (USA) Lees-McRae CollegeRow 40 - Cell 2
DNSZachary Carlson (USA) Matrix/RBMRow 41 - Cell 2
DNSCooper Drummond (USA)Row 42 - Cell 2
DNSGerald Drummond (USA) Fayetteville WheelmenRow 43 - Cell 2
DNSMichael Dutczak (USA) EGO p/b Sammy's BikesRow 44 - Cell 2
DNSNoah Epstein (USA) Bikeway Source/Bell Lap RacingRow 45 - Cell 2
DNSJohn Francisco (USA) VO2Row 46 - Cell 2
DNSLogan Grace (USA) University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesRow 47 - Cell 2
DNSDavid Greif (USA) University of ArizonaRow 48 - Cell 2
DNSBenjamin Hasz (USA) Tulsa WheelmenRow 49 - Cell 2
DNSTrever Kingsbury (USA) Brevard CollegeRow 50 - Cell 2
DNSAndrew Lints (USA) Bicycle Express RacingRow 51 - Cell 2
DNSSpencer Lowden (USA) Berger Hardware BikesRow 52 - Cell 2
DNSDillen Maurer (USA) Montrose Bike ShopRow 53 - Cell 2
DNSTravis Monroe (USA) Vertical EarthRow 55 - Cell 2
DNSNathaniel Morse (USA) Cannondale CyclocrossworldRow 56 - Cell 2
DNSAnders Nystrom (USA) Marian University Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
DNSBrendan Rhim (USA) California Giant CyclingRow 58 - Cell 2
DNSScott Smith (USA) JAM Fund / NCCRow 59 - Cell 2
DNSRyan Standish (USA)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNSPeter Striegel (USA)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNSTimothy Tirado (USA) Bicycle World of HoustonRow 62 - Cell 2
DNSKyle Trudeau (USA) University of ArizonaRow 63 - Cell 2
DNSSam Winters (USA)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNSMitch Nordahl (USA) North Dakota State UniversityRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFSamuel Bramel (USA) Basso pb Tonka CycleRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFGrant Flick (USA) Omnium RacingRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFIan McPherson (USA)Row 68 - Cell 2


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