Trebon narrowly misses national title

Colorado riders rule cyclocross elite divisions
Staff Report

2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships

Dec. 7-12, Bend, Ore.

Bend native Ryan Trebon lost a tense duel with Todd Wells of Durango, Colo., in the final event of the 2010 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Bend, Dec. 12.

Wells pulled away late and eventually won by 25 seconds.

In the women's final, Katherine Compton of Colorado Springs, Colo., won by a comfortable 31-second margin over Georgia Gould of Fort Collins, Colo.

Elite Men

1. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Factory Racing) 1:00:49

2. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Kona) 1:01:14

3. Jeremy Powers (East Hampton, Mass./Cannondale p/b 1:02:16

4. Jamey Driscoll (Winooski, Vt./Cannondale p/b 1:02:52

5. Tim Johnson (Beverly, Mass./Cannondale p/b 1:02:52


Elite Women

1. Katherine Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Planet Bike) 0:43:48   

2. Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna Pro Team) 0:44:19 

3. Meredith Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./California Giant-Specialized) 0:47:07         

4. Katherine Sherwin (Heber City, UT/Hudz-Subaru) 0:47:25

5. Susan Butler (Portland, OR/Hudz-Subaru) 0:47:26


U23 Women

1. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wisc./Cannondale p/b 0:48:21

2. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12) 0:49:52

3. Ashley James (Delafield, Wisc./Team Kenda p/b GEARGRINDER) 0:51:24

4. Emily Shields (Salisbury, N.C./Carolina Masters Cycling Club) -2 laps

5. Alexis Ryan (Ventura, Calif./TEAM SoCalCross) -2 laps


D1 Collegiate Women

1. Ashley James (Dousman, Wis./Appalachian State University) 0:39:10              

2. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Marian University) 0:40:14 

3. Carla Swart (Banner Elk, NC/Lees-McRae College) 0:40:43

4. Erica Zaveta (Erwinna, Penn./Lees-McRae College) 0:40:48

5. Sarah Sturm (Durango, Colo./Fort Lewis College) 0:43:44


D2 Collegiate Women

1. Kimberly Flynn (Hixson, Tenn./UT-Chattanooga) 0:43:34 

2. Laura Ralston (Cambridge, Mass./MIT) 0:44:21

3. Courtenay McFadden Bellingham, Wash./Western Washington University) 0:44:54

4. Arielle Filiberti (Worcester, Mass./Dartmouth) 0:45:49

5. Lindsy Campbell (Missoula, Mont./University of Montana) 0:46:10


D1 Collegiate Men

1. Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./University of Washington-Seattle) 0:41:30 

2. Chris Hurst (Lake Geneva, Wisc./University of Colorado-Boulder) 0:41:38

3. Bradford Perley (Banner Elk, N.C./Lees-McRae College) 0:41:43

4. Braden Kappius (Littleton, Colo./University of Colorado-Boulder) 0:42:14

5. Eric Thompson (Banner Elk, N.C./Lees-McRae College) 0:42:19


D2 Collegiate Men

1. Steve Fisher (Bellingham, Wash./Western Washington University) 0:42:56

2. Logan Wetzel (Renton, Wash./Western Washington University) 0:42:58

3. Ryan Leech (Savannah, Ga./Savannah College of Art & Design) 0:43:55

4. Conor Mullervy (Boise , Idaho/Mesa State College) 0:44:26

5. Kevin Mullervy (Littleton, Colo./Mesa State College) 0:44:44


DI Team Omnium

1. Lees-McRae College 188

2. Fort Lewis College 156

3. Marian University 129

4. Appalachian State University 113

5. University of Washington-Seattle 107


DII Team Omnium

1. Western Washington University 188

2. Mars Hill College 146

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 121

4. Mesa State College 121

5. Central Oregon Community College 95

Horner closes on top spots in California

Bend native just 31 seconds back
Staff Report

After five stages of the Tour of California, Bend’s Chris Horner finds himself just 31 seconds back with three stages to go. The Team RadioShack rider is 11th overall and is trying to add a good finish to his numerous lifetime achievements.

For Horner, the Tour of California title is one of the few major American titles that he has never won. The 38-year old is a three-time National Champion and has already won both the Tour of Basque Country and the Vuelta al Pais Vasco in 2010.

With the two wins this year, Horner’s world ranking has skyrocketed to No. 9 in the world. No other American is in the top-25 spots.

After being left off the Tour de France roster in 2009 by his team Astana, Horner decided he might need to look for a new team. When he joined Team RadioShack for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Horner was joining huge cycling names like Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer.

Cycling's growth industry

Oregon has the cyclocross numbers that bring the nationals
By Cliff Pfenning,

When Katarina Nash stepped off the podium after winning the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Stanley Cup of Portland Sunday, she took time to speak about the weather during the two-day event.

She talked about being unhappy with the weather.

“It’s usually a lot tougher here,” she said. “And, I like it like that, so it was a little disappointing.”

Nash and the rest of the tour veterans mostly got cold, something that’s definitely expected this weekend when the U.S. National Championships descend on Bend, which got four inches of snow during the weekend.

Of course, as a native of the Czech Republic, Nash isn’t able to compete and won’t be in Bend to battle the cold.

The national championships run Thursday through Sunday, returning to Oregon after two-year stops in Rhode Island and Kansas.

The national championships were held in Portland in 2003-04 and will be in Bend again next year.

Oregon was an easy selection for USA Cycling, which sanctions the event. Portland has a thriving cycling community, Bend features a fabulous downtown location for the track as well as national champion Ryan Trebon and Oregon has, well, cycling crusaders.

The Cross Crusade, sponsored by Portland’s River City Bicycles, features more than 1,000 registered riders and allows series promoters to call it the largest cyclocross series in the world.

No one argues.

The eight-race series started with more than 700  riders at Alpenrose Dairy and moved to courses in Hillsboro, Astoria, Sherwood, Rainier and back to Portland. Cross Crusade founder Brad Ross is the director of the national championships, having created the course next to the Deschutes Brewery - the chief sponsor of the event.

Having the final Gran Prix stop in Portland helped keep plenty of out-of-state competitors in Oregon, one of the reasons the championships have more than 2,100 riders registered.

Cyclocross has developed enough that it’s been linked to the Olympics - the Winter Olympics, but as a companion to the biathlon, which would involve riders carrying rifles and shooting targets at regular intervals.


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