Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cyclo-cross Festival Ohio!

Middletown, Ohio just had Java Johnny's International race.  Hot weather and a fast and undulating course, along with many seasoned riders set the tone.

We have a number of our users there, Jeremiah Bishop (Trek), Georgia Gould (Luna), Sue Butler (Moniave / Cannondale) racing against the majority of the country's top crossers.

The men's race saw a flurry of attacks from the current US MTB Short Track Champion Jeremiah Bishop, showing his high skills with crowd-pleasing bunny hopping to separate him and his rival Jeremy Powers.  Bishop is going to make his mark in the cross this year!

Then the women's race saw Katie Compton use her sprinting skills, grab the drops, flex her muscles and drop the majority of the top crosser.  Her best rival Georgia Gould had a flat and was not able to come back even after a huge effort, ending 6th.  She even had the help of Katie Compton's husband help!

Sue Butler took yet another 3rd place!  No question she is learning, getting faster and this is her best year yet!  She is racing some of the fastest women in the world!

Why do we love this kind of racing?  Because it is the "Sportsmanship that reigns supreme" in cross.  You don't see racers sitting up, giving their rivals a "tough lashing" like we have seen.
Just calling an "Ace" and ace here folks!  They can even talk to each other and have a beer later! Wow!  


Elite Men

1) Jeremy Powers  (Cyclocrossworld)
2) Jeremiah Bishop  (Trek)
3) Barry Wicks          (Kona)

Elite Women

1) Katie Compton  (Spike)
2) Rachel Lloyd     (CA. Giant Berry)
3) Sue Butler          (Monavie / Cannondale)  Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish
6) Georgia Gould   (Luna)  Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish


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