Felt News

Trebon Wins USGP Planet Bike Cup Day 1

Monday, September 26, 2011
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – LTS-Felt rider Ryan Trebon emerged victorious on Day 1 of the US Gran Prix Planet Bike Cup, taking a narrow victory on the challenging course.  Trebon made the decisive move on the last lap and was able to hold on to the lead for the win.  The victory is the first for Trebon this season, and was also the first major victory for the all new F1X cross bike. 

Trebon was at the front of the race all day in a race that saw multiple breakaways and leaders.  The course was technical and benefited a rider that could negotiate the obstacles efficiently.  For 60 minutes, Trebon bided his time, calmly chasing down breaks and keeping himself in a solid position.  On lap 5, a three rider group emerged including Trebon, Jeremy Powers, and former World Champ Bart Wellens.  The trio powered away from the field and it became clear that the winner would come from that group.

On the final lap, Powers fell back a few seconds on the run up, making it a two-horse race for the win.  Before the final climb, Trebon powered to the lead.  “I pushed the pace a little bit in this one section in the woods,” Trebon told Cyclingnews after the race.  “I gained about 10 feet and just accelerated.  We came up to the second pit and a little uphill with a slight headwind, and I just kept digging.”

Trebon also took third place on Day 2 of the Planet Bike Cup in soggier conditions.  With the two results, Trebon vaulted into second place in the overall USGP standings.  “I definitely want to continue to do well at the races and doing that helps to stay near the [series] lead.  I definitely want to win the USGP again this year.”