J-Pow & Compton Stampede to Wins at Cincinnati Cyclocross Festival Day 1
The course at England-Idlewild park rattled bones and tuned wheels to tacos at the Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede UCI C-2 in Burlington, KY on Friday, October 12th. The Cincinnati area hasn’t seen a soaking in weeks and the victims of the pounding course lined up for post-race massages at the Wellington Orthopedic tent throughout the day. The 80 degree heat compounded the hurt. In the Men’s race, after a lap-3 bike change which sent Barry Wicks (Kona) on the defensive, Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld.com) took advantage for the win. For the women, it wasn’t until lap 5 where National Champion Katie Compton (Spike Professional/Primus Mootry) put in a dig near the “horseshoe” chicane and shook Olympian Georgia Gould (Luna) off her wheel and escape to the finish.
In the Men’s Elite race, Powers and Danish National Champion Joachim Parbo (CCV Leopard Cycles) put the pedal to the metal at the gun and led to the holeshot with Barry Wicks in tow and Vitamin Cottage’s Jonathan Baker not too far off the pace. When Wicks met Powers, it was game-on and Parbo paid the price. That was just the beginning of Powers show of cross-power. On the same lap, Powers punched it opening a gap on Wicks around a tight off camber around a tree, but it was a little too early. Wicks closed it quickly with a “nasty” effort through the start finish which had a domino drop effect on Baker and Trek’s Jeremiah Bishop.
Wicks well of good fortune dried up on lap 3 when he took a bike change. J-Pow smelled blood and drilled it. Now away solo, he extended the lead by hopping a big log barrier to the cheers of the crowd. That move left Bishop, Baker and Wicks struggling to close it down and Powers in the lead for good. With Wicks dangling, it was Bishop who showed his short-track strength with a hard move that boosted him solidly into 2nd.
Powers lead increased to nearly a minute through laps 4-6. At this point, the battle was for 3rd between Wicks and a sweaty faced Baker. Before the barriers on lap 4, Baker got rattled on a bumpy off camper uphill u-turn and Wicks blasted by to claim 3rd. Parbo was still back and now closing on Baker. Parbo made contact and the duo worked together till the last lap where Parbo punched the pedals of his new carbon Leopard Cycles rig just before the barriers. Baker couldn’t answer. In the end it was all Powers with nearly a minute lead. He and Bishop both celebrated early by hopping the last lap barriers to the hoots of the Cincinnati spectators.
As she watched the start of the 1/2/3 Masters Race, the always cheerful Katie Compton told her new hubby Mark Legg to have fun before his race, but it wasn’t all fun and games in the Women’s elite race. From the gun, Sue Butler (MonavieCannondale.com), Compton and Georgia Gould set a blazing pace through the chicane which put a big gap into a trio of Velo Bella women. With Gould leading the first lap, Compton went down in a wheel eating dip just past the barriers. Wasting no time, Gould upshifted and dug hard. With a show of the strength to come Compton made the bridge before the end of the lap. The two were away for good. With Sue Butler on her own in 3rd, that left Devon Haskell of Chicagoland bike shop “The Pony Shop” in a Velo Bella sandwich between Barbara Howe and Deidre Winfield. Howe fell off the pace on lap 4 leaving Winfield and Haskell to duel for 4th and 5th.
Back at the front, Gould and Compton traded barbs. Gould went first on lap 2, attacking at the same awkward off-camber tree that gave Jeremy Powers the win in the Men’s race. Compton, however, had other plans and quickly shut that down. The two stayed together until Compton showed her technical prowess in the downhill chicane. Gould tried to make up the ground but slightly bobbled on the same off camber u-turn that rattled Jonathan Baker in the Men’s race. Compton was gone. Behind, face flushed and sweat dripping from under her helmet, Sue Butler finished for a solid 3rd. Winfield turned on the gas on the last lap dropping Haskell to take 4th.
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These results are provided for informational purposes only. Please note that the protest period for this event has expired and no changes can or will be made to these results. Elite Men 1-2 Finish Bib No. First Last Team 1 1 Jeremy POWERS Cyclocrossworld.com 2 12 Jeremiah BISHOP Trek Factory 3 2 barry WICKS KONA 4 3 Joachim PARBO CCV Leopard Cycles 5 5 Jonathan BAKER Vitamin Cottage 6 4 Troy WELLS Team CLIF BAR 7 17 Mark LALONDE PLANET BIKE 8 14 Brian MATTER Gear Grinder 9 9 Erik TONKIN Kona/FSA Factory Team 10 10 Weston SCHEMPF C3-Sollay.com 11 6 Brent PRENZLOW Celo Pacific/Alan 12 48 Nathan WYATT Carolina Fatz/Santa Cruz/Sram 13 7 Steve TILFORD Trek Stores 14 29 Mike SHERER Pony Shop 15 41 Justin ROBINSON California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 16 35 Justin HINES HandlebarsCC 17 18 Joshua JOHNSON Big Shark Racing 18 34 Dave WEAVER ALAN N. America Cycling Team 19 46 Michael WISSINK SPECIALIZED 20 38 Ernesto MARENCHIN speedgoat.com 21 23 Andrew MESSER DRT Racing 22 19 John BAILEY Bailey Bikes 23 28 Benjamin POPPER HRS / Rock Lobster 24 37 Guy VANKRIMPEN Rapid City Cycle 25 49 Bill STOLTE HRRC/Trek Stores 26 25 Andrew LLEWELLYN Calistoga Racing Team 27 31 Ryan KNAPP BikeReg.com 29 13 John BEHRENS Bailey Bikes 30 15 Greg WITTWER ALAN North America Cycling Team 31 43 Shawn ADAMS Lake Effect 33 32 Isaac NEFF Alderfer Bergen 33 47 Zachary EDWARDS DRT Racing 34 27 Nick TINSLER Darkhorse Racing-RPC Mechanical 35 30 Aaron HAWKINS Chrysalis Ventures Cycling 36 44 Rick TOLER Team Kreitler Rollers 37 50 Andy Burns Central Ohio Bike Club DNF 8 Nicholas WEIGHALL Rad Racing/Hagens Berman DNF 20 Mike PURVIS Barbasol DNF 21 Mike KENNEDY Barbasol DNF 22 mitchell KERSTING Barbasol DNF 24 Ryan GAMM Inferno Pro Cycling DNF 26 Guillaume DESSIBOURG Team BMC-Teker DNF 39 Steve FISHER Rad Racing/Hagens Berman DNS 11 Adam MCGRATH Van Dessel DNS 16 Chance NOBLE California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized DNS 36 Wes STEPHENSON rapid city cycle DNS 40 Gordon DANIELL Bolla Cycling Team DNS 42 Kevin BRADFORD-PARISH Redlinebikes.com DNS 45 Jeff COURTER Horizon Organic Cycling Team One Lap 33 David HUTTON Hincapie Barkley Elite Women 1-2 Finish Bib No. First Last Team 1 70 Katie COMPTON Spike Professional/Primus Mootry 2 73 Georgia GOULD LUNA Women's MTB Team 3 71 Sue BUTLER MonavieCannondale.com 4 85 Deidre WINFIELD Velo Bella - Kona 5 80 Devon HASKELL The Pony Shop 6 76 Barbara HOWE Velo Bella 7 78 Kristin WENTWORTH Planet Bike 8 77 Anne SCHWARTZ Flying Rhino Cycling Club 9 81 AnnaJean DALLAIRE Barbasol, Sobe/Cannondale 10 87 Kari STUDLEY VeloBella 11 82 Lauri WEBBER Secret Henry's Team 12 79 Jennifer MAXWELL team kenda tire 13 74 Catherine WALBERG TREK 14 75 Melanie SWARTZ 15 83 Kimberly FLYNN Vantaggio/ Specialized 16 90 Amanda MCKAY BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing 17 86 Deb WHITMORE BMW Bianchi 18 84 Shannon GIBSON VeloBella 19 89 Marne SMILEY 20 88 Cara APPLEGATE BMW-Bianchi p/b Hendrick BMW DNS 72 Rachel LLOYD California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized Masters Men 1-2-3 Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 306 Jeff Weinert Team Giant p/b MPI Lake Orion MI 2 305 Mark Legg Spike Shooter COLORADO SPRINGS CO 3 316 Gerry PFLUG Speedgoat/SPK/Salsa Mount Pleasant PA 4 319 Kristopher Auer C3-Sollay.Com baltimore MD 5 322 Timothy Saari ESSEX BRASS ROCHESTER HILLS MI 6 403 Mark Kutney Van Dessel Cycles Charlottesville VA 7 315 don cameron specialized bicycles white lake MI 8 311 phil noble BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing xenia OH 9 318 Donald Galligher DRT Consulting Fort wayne IN 10 303 Morgan Webb Barbisol Louisville KY 11 301 Frederick Rose BikeReg.com Bloomington IN 12 304 Blaine Heppner Bike Clicks/Team Louisville Louisville KY 13 314 Al Senft Colavita New Mexico Albuquerque NM 14 302 Mark Strecker BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing Cincinnati OH 15 320 Brian Andriot Louisville KY 16 324 Rob Kendall Barbasol Louisville KY 17 312 Joe Bellante BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing Cincinnati OH 18 402 Fred Wittwer Van Dessel Factory Team Va. CHARLOTTESVLE VA 19 321 Judd Milne Squadra Coppi/IM Saab Reston VA 20 310 Tj Turner BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing Yellow Springs OH 21 405 Matt Baroli Troy MI 22 406 erik fagerberg Calistoga Racing Team Louisville KY 23 335 Bil Crank PromotionCycling 24 429 Charles McDaniel Secret Henrys Team Wilmington DE 25 428 John May Barbasol 26 409 Michael Seaman Specialized Mt. Pleasant MI 27 308 Richard Bilson C3-Sollay.com Newtown Square PA 28 408 John Ehrlinger SnakeBite Racing South Euclid OH 29 410 Matthew Koehn Speedway Wheelmen Indianapolis IN 30 309 James Turner Team IPRO Dayton OH 31 407 doug hamilton BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing fairborn OH 32 401 Harry Wicks BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing Butler KY 33 317 Matthew Curin Ameriprise Financial Cycling Team Noblesville IN 34 307 marc vettori C3-Sollay.com Elkton MD DNF 313 Rob Selle Team O2 / Cadieux BC West Bloomfield MI DNF 323 Justin Pokrivka Dirty Harrys Tarentum PA Men Cat. 3 Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 507 Jeffrey Bahnson Secret Henry's Team / Van Dessel Newark DE 2 542 Dan Campbell RGF Solutions Centerville OH 3 501 Keith Lucas CKW Racing / Outdoor Venture Custer KY 4 527 Chris Ramsey Tucson AZ 5 509 Chris Mayhew JBV Coaching Pittsburgh PA 6 528 Chad Salla Alderfer Bergan Winona Lake IN 7 510 Michael Jernigan ProGraphics Cycling Pittsburgh PA 8 521 Tom Brockman Louisville Firefighters Louisville KY 9 524 david hauber Louisville Fire Fighters Clarksville IN 10 523 Chris Nevitt BikeClicks/Team Louisville Louisville KY 11 533 matthew light Alderfer Bergen Warsaw IN 12 541 Jacob Virostko BioWheels/Reece- Campbell Racing Columbus IN 13 504 Brian Collier BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing Burlington KY 14 525 Ben Bonney Dayton OH 15 502 Steven Gers BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing Union KY 16 503 Joe Hall BikeSource Plain City OH 17 517 Josh Biven Louisville Firefighters New Albany IN 18 512 Tim Yuska Get A Grip Offroad Racing Chicago IL 19 520 David Steiner SnakeBiteRacing Cleveland Heights OH 20 529 Travis Neumuller Team Cycleworks p/b HDR Acworth GA 21 531 David Schell Queen City Wheels Fort Thomas KY 22 522 Matt Fox BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing Greendale IN 23 505 Andrew Millard ZWS/CycleSport Cincinnati OH 24 516 David Groen National Engineering Powell OH 25 526 Matt Johnson Alderfer Bergan Warsaw IN 26 534 Ryan Lindsay Zephyr Wheel Sports/Cyclesport Loveland OH 27 506 Martin Bearden BikeClicks/Team Louisville Louisville KY 1 Lap 530 Royden Kern Commonwealth Eye Surgery Lexington KY 1 Lap 535 Ryan Williams RR Donnelley / Spin Bike Shop Bay Village OH 1 Lap 538 Duane Walker 1 Lap 539 Bruce Pisarek Central Ohio Bicycle Club 2 Lap 543 John Riedel ALAN North America Plain City OH 508 Kurt Smits Smitty's Cyclery - Wellington Cliff ROCKS!! Cincinnati OH 511 Kerry Nordstrom Team Hungry Cincinnati OH 513 kyle wingler alan north america Alexandria OH 514 Robert Thomas Half Acre Cycling Chicago IL 515 Keith McMahon VanWagner/Yojimbo's Chicago IL 518 Scott Bond Speedway Wheelman Greenfield IN 519 Patrick Kelly Smitty's Cyclery Covington KY 532 Michael Miller Mason OH 540 John Friddle Promotion Cycling.com Stamping Ground KY Men 3-4 (35+) Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 357 Robert Smith 2 325 Steven Webster BikeClicks.com/Team Louisville Louisville KY 3 358 Wayne Cook 4 331 Duane Walker BikeClicks/Team Louisville Prospect KY 5 332 John Harris Bikeclicks / Team Louisville Louisville KY 6 333 Mark Fasczewski Krystal / SCV Hixson TN 7 328 Vincent Mysliwiec OTB Seattle WA 8 356 Doug Roemer 9 327 Michael Wakeley Blue Competition Cycles Ottawa IL 10 330 Lars Andersen Cincinnati OH 11 335/355 Jerry Hayes QCW Cinti Ohio 12 329 Chris Halioris BikeClicks / Team Louisville Crestwood KY 13 334 brian segal Bike Clicks/Team Louisville louisville KY 14 326 David Nissen Queen City Wheels CINCINNATI OH Men 3-4 (45+) Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 707 Dwight Wyatt Carolina Fatz Fairview NC 2 705 Dan Lach Zephyr Wheel Sports Cincinnati OH 3 701 Lou Beckmeyer Mercy HealthPlex/7 Hills Cincinnati OH 4 706 Kenny Sipes CKW Racing/Outdoor Venture Flaherty KY 5 702 Fraser Cunningham Zephyr Wheel Sports Cincinnati OH 6 712 Jonathon Spicker 7 703 Dan Ramsey 7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex Cincinnati OH 8 709 Scott Belcher 7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex Cincinnati OH 9 704 Mark McKenney 7 Hills/Mercy Healthplex Mason OH 10 713 Chip Ellison Queen City Wheels DNF 711 Darrell Edwards Team Louisville Fisherville KY DNS 710 John Riedel ALAN North America Cyclocross Team Plain City OH Lapped 708 JOHN RADEMACHER Queen City Wheels Loveland OH Men 4 Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 617 Jordan Humble Outdoor Chattanooga/SCV Signal Mountain TN 2 620 tony franklin bio wheels Covington KY 3 643 Cory St. Clair OH 4 607 William Farrell Smittys-Team/Wellington ortho New Richmond OH 5 605 Cameron Poole Team Dayton Maineville OH 6 616 Derrick Young Gahanna OH 7 601 Tim Delgado Team Hungry Cincinnati OH 8 645 Gary Burkholder 9 609 Matt Becher Smitty's Cyclery - Wellington Cincinnati OH 10 618 Courtney Cooper Louisville Firefighters Louisville KY 11 602 Samuel Janes` Commonwealth Eye Surgery Lexington KY 12 611 Scott Murschel Team Abundance Cincinnati OH 13 614 Corey Green Ghisallo Mason OH 14 641 Michael Kreate KY 15 610 Evan Clark Hebron KY 16 603 Mike Frankeberger Clarksville Schwinn New Albany IN 17 619 Bill Meek BikeClicks/Team Louisville Louisville KY 18 606 Naz Hamid Half Acre Cycling Chicago IL 19 604 lance brown Cincinnati OH 20 640 Daniel Bartholomew 21 615 Timothy Strege Half Acre Cycling Racine WI 22 621 Stephen Farrens Greenfield OH 23 642 Michael Galinger 24 612 Mark Whitt Xenia OH 25 622 Charles Lo Cincinnati OH DNS 608 Dave Bradley JIFC Racing Mc Cordsville IN DNS 613 Scot Herrmann team DAYTON Cincinnati OH DNS 624 DNS 644 Scott Wessler Women 3-4 Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 416 Nicole Borem DRT Racing Warsaw IN 2 412 Teri Meek BikeClicks/Team Louisville Louisville KY 3 419 Bridget Donovan Trek Store Cincinnati Cincinnati OH 4 415 Angela Mysliwiec Avanti Seattle WA 5 418 Pam Loebig BikeReg.com Cincinnati OH 6 411 Olivia Jaras Bikeclicks/Team Louisville Louisville KY 7 414 jeni roosen Seven HIlls cincinnati OH DNF 413 HANNAH MOSSMAN One Call Now CINCINNATI OH DNF 417 Jillian Kellbach Powell OH Women 3-4 (35+) Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 425 Diane Vettori C3-Sollay.com !!! Elkton MD 2 422 Sheila Senft Nob Hill Velo Albuquerque NM 3 426 Jamie Clifton National Engeneering - COBC Hilliard OH 4 421 Christina Halioris BikeClicks / Team Louisville Crestwood KY 5 427 Shellie Heggenberger Maineville OH 6 424 Karen Hamilton BioWheels/Reece-Campbell Racing Fairborn OH 7 423 Bridget Sempsrott Cincinnati Off Road Alliance Maineville OH 8 420 Suzanne Webster BikeClicks/Team Louisville Louisville KY Junior 17-18 Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 623 Andrew Dillman Red Zone Fairdale 2 624 Brian Lark Red Zone New Albany 3 625 Luke Haley Red Zone Louisville KY 4 537 Gavin Haley Red Zone Louisville KY DNS 536 Frances Haley Red Zone Louisville KY Junior 15-16 Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 Andrew Dillman Red Zone Rccing Fairdale KY 2 Brian Lark Red Zone Cycling New Albany IN 3 Luke Haley Red Zone Cycling Louisville KY Junior 10-12 Finish Bib No. First Last Team City State 1 536 Frances Haley Red Zobne Cycling Louisville KY 2 537 Gavin Haley Red Zone Cycling Louisville KY