1. Katherine Compton, Trek Cyclocross Collective, in 39:56 2. Georgia Gould, Luna, in 40:32 3. Julie Krasniak, Rapha-Focus, in 40:41 4. Gabriella Day, Rapha-Focus, in 40:43 5. Meredith Miller, California Giant-Specialized, in 41:12 1. Lukas Fluckiger, Trek World Racing, in 59:54 2. Ryan Trebon, Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com, in 1:00:03 3. Jeremy Powers, Rapha-Focus, in 1:00:15 4. Christopher Jones, Rapha-Focus, in 1:00:32 5. Timothy Johnson, Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com, in 1:00:55
Bart Wellens (Telenet-Fidea) soloed to a mud-spattered victory in round two of the Planet Bike Cup on Sunday.
Katerina Nash (Luna) made it look easy on a course than was anything but on Sunday during round two of the Planet Bike Cup.
USGP-Planet Bike Cup
- 1. Katerina Nash, (USA) Luna Pro Team, at 40:34
- 2. Georgia Gould, (USA), at 0:17
- 3. Meredith Miller, (USA) California Giant Cycling, at 0:28
- 4. Chloe Forsman, (USA) Race Club 11, s.t.
- 5. Caroline Mani, (FRA), s.t.
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(Click headline for full results) Women:
- 1. Katherine COMPTON (USA) in 43:29
- 2. Georgia GOULD (USA) in 43:41
- 3. Susan BUTLER (USA) in 44:10
- 1. Timothy JOHNSON (USA) in 1:01:19
- 2. Jeremy POWERS (USA) in 1:01:52
- 3. Francis MOUREY (FRA) in 1:01:58
New Englanders Jon Page, Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers clash — on the race course and after — at the Planet Bike Cup on Sunday.
The national champ rides to a solo win, making it a Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com double in Wisconsin.
Wil Matthews captures the action at day 1 of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross, the Planet Bike Cup in Wisconsin.
(Click headline for full results) Men:
- 1. Jeremy POWERS (USA) in 1:01:03
- 2. Timothy JOHNSON (USA) in 1:01:23
- 3. Jonathan PAGE (USA) in 1:01:53
- 1. Katherine COMPTON (USA) in 37:13
- 2. Georgia GOULD (USA) in 37:37
- 3. Amy DOMBROSKI (USA) in 37:57
UPDATED: Planet Bike's Jonathan Page scores third for the race sponsor.
UPDATED: Katie Compton solos to victory in round one of the Greenware U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Wisconsin.
Tim Johnson talks about coming back from a broken ankle, rival Ryan Trebon eyes a nationals win in his hometown and Todd Wells hopes to find allies to combat the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com juggernaut.
Katie Compton (Planet Bike) made it two-for-two on Sunday at the Planet Bike Cup, once again riding Luna’s Katerina Nash and the rest of the women’s field right off her wheel. Belgian Erwin Vervecken (Revor-Baboco-Champion System) came out on top in the men’s race, which doubled as round 2 of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross. Compton attacked Nash mid-race, going to the front after and drilling it to win by nearly a minute. As in Saturday’s race, Nash hung on for second with teammate Georgia Gould third.
For the entire elite women’s race, and half of the men’s, the title sponsor of the Planet Bike Cup looked poised to sweep the top step of both podiums. Held in near summer heat on Saturday at the Angell Park Speedway in the Madison suburb of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and doubling as the opening weekend of the sixth annual U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross, the Planet Bike Cup was looking like a two-fer for the home team until the dream scenario quickly went awry under a rolled tubular tire.
Heading into its sixth season, the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross kicks off Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin, with The Planet Bike Cup, a new event to the series. The timing of the addition makes it possible for riders such as Katie Compton and Jonathan Page, both sponsored by Planet Bike, to participate in the USGP — an opportunity both have had to forgo in the past due to their World Cup racing schedules.
The U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross is adding a fourth weekend to its schedule this year, adding the Planet Bike Cup in Wisconsin to its lineup. The 2009 series will return for a third year to Louisville, Kentucky, Mercer County, New Jersey and Portland, Oregon. "The addition of the Planet Bike Cup is tremendous for the series. Madison has a great cycling community and the Planet Bike Cup was already a wonderful event. We are thrilled to have added such a strong early season weekend of racing to our schedule,” said Bruce Fina, the series' executive director.
Saturday and Sunday's Jonathan Page Planet Bike Cup elite men's race had a stacked field with Jonathan Page (Planet Bike), Todd Wells (GT), Bjorn Selander (Ridley), Troy Wells (Clif Bar) and on Sunday Tim Johnson (Cyclocrossworld.com-Cannondale) in Wisconsin for the race. Add to this three Swiss riders, a Canadian and riders from throughout the US and the racing action was relentless on both days.
Cyclocross racer Jonathan Page will race for the Wisconsin-based Planet Bike team next season, after earlier negotiating an end to his two-year contract with his European team Sunweb/Projob. Page, who won a silver medal at the cyclocross world championships in 2007, will continue to try to improve on that placing. He also will participate in several U.S. races, including a new UCI event in Wisconsin that will bear his name.