Compton makes it two from two

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) continued her unbeaten streak in the 2012-2013 'cross season with a dominating performance in the second day of racing at the Trek US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The eight-time US 'cross champion soloed to victory with a 1:08 margin over hometown Olympian Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team), who finished as runner-up to Compton for the second straight day. Gould was locked in a battle for second place with Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus), but separated herself from the Frenchwoman late in the contest and finished 11 seconds ahead.

Reigning U23 national champion Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) claimed fourth, 1:52 behind her coach and mentor Katie Compton, followed by Canada's Pepper Harlton (Juventus Cycling Club) in fifth.

After Andrea Smith (LadiesFirst Racing) claimed the hole-shot, a group of approximately 10 riders formed at the head of affairs. That group was soon whittled down to four and contained Compton, Gould, Krasniak and Nicole Duke (Raleigh-Clement).

Compton took matters into her own hands and launched an attack which quickly began to grow with three laps remaining. Gould and Krasniak remained together in the race for second while Antonneau bridged to Duke in the duel for fourth place honours.

Compton rode flawlessly to secure the victory while Gould separated herself from Krasniak for another second place finish.

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Full Results
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:39:12
2Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team0:01:08
3Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus0:01:19
4Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:01:52
5Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club0:02:07
6Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) Luna Pro Team0:02:12
7Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:02:15
8Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement0:02:19
9Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Carmen Small (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:31
11Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:02:33
12Courtenay McFadden (USA) Voler/Bicycle Centres0:02:39
13Alice Pennington (USA) Kona0:02:47
14Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team0:02:57
15Amanda Carey (USA) Volkswagen Boise Cycling0:03:12
16Judy Freeman (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club0:03:28
17Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:03:37
18Serena Gordon (USA)0:03:48
19Rebecca Gross (USA) KCCX0:03:50
20Lara Kroepsch (USA) BOO Bicycles0:03:52
21Karen Hogan (USA) Team Kappius0:03:55
22Jessica Cutler (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com p/b Blue Compe USA0:04:00
23Katherine Sherwin (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross0:04:09
24Beth Ann Orton (USA) Team S&M0:04:12
25Nicole Thiemann (USA) Team CFRow 24 - Cell 2
26Katie Arnold (USA) Bob's Red Mill0:04:24
27Ashley James (USA) KCCX-Fuji0:04:25
28Anna Dingman (USA) Real Wheels Bicycle Studio0:04:35
29Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:04:48
30Kelly Fisher-Goodwin (USA) BOO BicyclesRow 29 - Cell 2
31Amanda Miller (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:49
32Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Motofish Racing0:05:15
33Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel0:05:43
34Corey Coogan-Cisek (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:05:48
35Nina Baum (USA) Stan's NoTubes Women's Elite0:06:02
36Kate Powlison (USA) The Service Course | World Bicycle Relief0:06:13
37Melissa Barker (USA) GS Boulder/Trek Store0:06:24
38Kristin Weber (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport0:06:35
39Lisa Hudson (USA) Feedback SportsRow 38 - Cell 2
40Lauri Webber (USA) Wooden Wheels Racing0:06:58
41Karen Brocket (USA) Ethos Racing0:07:12
42Shannon Gibson (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team0:07:19
43Magen Stevens (USA) Parkburger-1lap
44Jessica D'Amato (USA) Evol Elite Racing-1lap
45Lynn Bush (USA) Tough Girl / Scott-2laps
46Meghan Korol (USA) Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross-2laps
DNFSydney Fox (USA) Summit VeloRow 46 - Cell 2
DNSKaterina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
DNSMeredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/SpecializedRow 48 - Cell 2
DNSGabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-FocusRow 49 - Cell 2
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Overall standings after round four
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective200pts
2Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team160Row 1 - Cell 3
3Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) Luna Pro Team103Row 2 - Cell 3
4Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club88Row 3 - Cell 3
5Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld74Row 4 - Cell 3
6Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus64Row 5 - Cell 3
7Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus60Row 6 - Cell 3
8Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus60Row 7 - Cell 3
9Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized56Row 8 - Cell 3
10Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team55Row 9 - Cell 3
11Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement53Row 10 - Cell 3
12Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement43Row 11 - Cell 3
13Carmen Small (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies35Row 12 - Cell 3
14Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing35Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies34Row 14 - Cell 3
16Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles26Row 15 - Cell 3
17Amanda Carey (USA) Volkswagen Boise Cycling23Row 16 - Cell 3
18Courtenay McFadden (USA) Voler/Bicycle Centres18Row 17 - Cell 3
19Rebecca Gross (USA) KCCX14Row 18 - Cell 3
20Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel14Row 19 - Cell 3
21Alice Pennington (USA) Kona13Row 20 - Cell 3
22Marne Smiley (USA) Bob's Red Mill Racing9Row 21 - Cell 3
23Judy Freeman (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club8Row 22 - Cell 3
24Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective8Row 23 - Cell 3
25Amanda Miller (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies7Row 24 - Cell 3
26Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Motofish Racing6Row 25 - Cell 3
27Jessica Cutler (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com p/b Blue Compe USA4Row 26 - Cell 3
28Abby Strigel (USA) Team Abyssa4Row 27 - Cell 3
29Serena Gordon (USA)3Row 28 - Cell 3
30Ashley James (USA) KCCX-Fuji2Row 29 - Cell 3
31Linda Sone (USA) Crossniacs p/b Wesley Cycles2Row 30 - Cell 3
32Lara Kroepsch (USA) BOO Bicycles1Row 31 - Cell 3
33Amber Markey (USA) My Wife, Inc1Row 32 - Cell 3
34Sarah Huang (USA) Exergy TWENTY121Row 33 - Cell 3

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