Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pro CX: Compton Doubles Up at 2014 KMC Cyclo-cross Festival to Extend Lead

(Oct. 8, 2014) -- Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Factory Racing) made a clean sweep of last weekend's races at the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival in Providence, R.I., to increase her lead in the 2014-15 USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) women's standings.



Katie Compton leads the field during the 2014 KMC Cyclo-cross Festival in Providence, R.I.
Katie Compton leads the field during the 2014 KMC Cyclo-cross Festival in Providence, R.I. (photo by Wil Matthews)

Compton's back-to-back wins earned her 150 points to push her season total to 498 as she sits firmly entrenched atop the women’s standings. Meredith Miller's (Boulder, Colo./Noosa Professional Cyclocross) fifth-place finish on Saturday enabled her to leapfrog Caroline Mani (Littleton, Colo./Raleigh Clement) and move into second place with 373 points. Mani, still riding with a broken wrist, dropped to third in the standings with 340 points. Entering the top five via their performances in Providence were Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Racing) and Courtney McFadden (Bellingham, Wash./GE Capital - American Classic). Wyman had second- and third-place finishes to move into fourth place in the standings with 282 points. Two top-five placements for McFadden give her 265 points for the year, good enough for fifth place in the standings.
 

Although he only raced on Saturday, Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Rapha Focus) reached the top step of the podium and remains in first place in the men's standings with 533 points. James Driscoll (Park City, Utah/Donnelly Sports) moved from fourth place to second place by virtue of sixth- and second-place finishes in Providence. He now has 327 points. Also jumping up in the standings, from fifth to third, is Ben Berden (Boulder, Colo.Raleigh-Clement) after placing fourth and third in the weekend's races to give him a total of 316. Moving into the top five of the men's standings are Lukas Winterberg (SUI/Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) and Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld). Winterberg has accumulated 300 points after third- and fourth-place finishes at the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival, while Johnson used a second-place finish on Saturday to join the top five with 286 points.


Jeremy Powers remained atop the Pro CX standings with a win at the 2014 KMC Cyclo-cross Festival in Providence, R.I.
Jeremy Powers remained atop the Pro CX standings with a win at the 2014 KMC Cyclo-cross Festival in Providence, R.I. (photo by Wil Matthews)

The KMC Cyclo-cross Festival was the first opportunity for the juniors to amass points and Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./Alpha Bicycle Company Vista Sub) jumped to the early lead in the Pro CX juniors standings with 65 points following a win on Saturday and a second-place performance on Sunday. Consistent riding by Cameron Beard (Bend, Ore./CyclocrossWorld.com Devo) puts him in second place with 49 points, just two points ahead of Sunday's winner, Spencer Petrov (Mason, Ohio/Element Cycles). Rounding out the juniors top five and separated by just one point are Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./CyclocrossWorld.com Devo) with 42 points, and Michael Owens (Richmond, Vt./CyclocrossWorld.com Devo) with 41 points.

Check out the photo gallery from the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival.

Full results from the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival are available online.


Article Source: USA Cycling
 

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