Monday, November 12, 2007

Georgia Gould takes both men & women races at Mid-Atlantic Cyclo-cross.

Bridgeton, New Jersey on Saturday.

Gould knocks off her competition in first the men's 2/3/4 race before dominating the women's event.

Gould returned to form, starting her day by "warming up" in the men's category 2/3/4 race. Starting near the back of the field of 55 riders, she steadily passed many, then she caught the leading pack including passing husband Dusty Labarr along the way. She dropped the hammer on the last lap to win by a comfortable seven-second margin.

Gould got serious for the elite women's race. By the end of the first lap, Gould had a 26 second lead over the chase group of Rebecca Wellons (Ridley Factory Team), Mo Bruno-Roy (Independent Fabrications) and a resurgent Melanie Swartz (Velo Bella/Kona). Katie Compton was over the pond doing her thing for the USA. Compton, takes World Cup race in the Netherlands

American Katie Compton took top honors in a muddy UCI cyclocross World Cup in Pijnacker in the Netherlands on Sunday.

Compton (Spike Shooter), the reigning U.S. women's cyclocross champion, finished nearly a minute ahead of Daphny Van Den Brand with Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn third at 01:03.

This lets Georgia know how she stands in the wolrd of cyclocross, as she runs about the same pace about 23 secs behind Compton. If she gets a good hole shot she can race with Compton.

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