US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross kicks off at Planet Bike Cup

Jeremy Powers (Team Rapha-Focus) racing with the lead group.

Jeremy Powers (Team Rapha-Focus) racing with the lead group. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/

Jeremy Powers and Georgia Gould are confirmed to start the series opener at the Planet Bike Cup. Powers’ four victories during last year’s series earned him the overall title ahead of Tim Johnson and Todd Wells. Gould’s double victories combined with consistent podium places during last season awarded her the overall title in the women’s category ahead of Meredith Miller (Cal Giant-Specialized) and her teammate Katerina Nash.

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