Sunday, October 12, 2008

Powers & Compton Enjoy Cincinnati UCI 3-Way Wins

(Photo: Men's Elite Podium courtesy of Jeffrey Jakucyk)
Note: Photos of 3-day weekend available at Jeff's link above

On day 3, the UCI C-1 race of the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival, Katie Compton (Spike Professional/Primus Mootry) and Jeremy Powers ( completed their hat-tricks of the first ever 3-day UCI weekend. Thanks to a broken chain on Jeremiah Bishop’s Trek just 250 meters to the line, Powers took the win in the Men’s race over Bishop (Trek Factory) at the BioWheels/United Dairy Farmers Harbin Park International sponsored by Reece-Campbell. Katie Compton held off a determined Georgia Gould (Luna) for a third day in a row to collect maximum UCI points on the weekend.

Friday, October 10, 2008

J-Pow & Compton Stampede To Wins at Cincinnati Cyclocross Festival Days 1 & 2

(photo: Katie Compton coutesy of Jeffery Jakucyk)
The course at England-Idlewild park rattled bones and turned 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 ( 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.

Day 2 Article Below:
Compton and Powers win in Ohio
By Promoter's Release
Posted Oct. 11, 2008

The mid-October heat in Middleton Ohio was matched only by the hot racing action at the Java Johnny’s / Lionhearts International UCI C2 race on Saturday.
The women's race saw Katie Compton power away from the field of the country’s top ‘crossers, including Rachel Lloyd, who finished second on the day, and eventual third-place finisher Sue Butler.
Georgia Gould finished sixth after putting in a huge effort overcoming a flat, and was assisted in the pits by none other than Mark Legg-Compton, Katie’s husband, and Kris Auer, mechanic for fourth place finishing Laura Van Gilder of Sportsmanship reigns supreme in cross.
The men's race saw a flurry of attacks. Barry Wicks, Jeremy Powers and Jeremiah Bishop each took flyers at the front, none of which were successful until two laps to go when Powers was able to accelerate away from his rivals and take the win.
Both Bishop and Powers used their crowd-pleasing bunny hopping skills to separate themselves from the pack. Bishop, the current U.S. MTB short track champion finished second while Wicks, rounded out the podium. It was an identical podium to the previous day’s Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede.
Next up is the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival’s Grand Finale: the Bio-Wheel / United Dairy Farmers Harbin Park International, a C1 event for both men and women. As a C1 event paying top finishing women equal to men according to the Gould Formula, the race in Fairfield Ohio’s Harbin Park will be one of the world’s richest women’s cyclocross races n 2008.
Elite Men
1. Jeremy Powers –
2. Jeremiah Bishop – Trek/VW
3. Barry Wicks – Kona
Elite Women
1. Katie Compton – Spike Professional/Primus Mootry
2. Rachel Lloyd – California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized
3. Sue Butler -

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Directions to the center of the Cycling Universe:

Use your favorite web service to get directions to Friday's Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede:

England Idlewild Park
5550 Idlewild Road
Burlington KY 41005