Trebon, Mani Shine at Colorado CX Races

Monday, October 31, 2011
Boulder, Colorado - Felt-sponsored cyclocross racers Ryan Trebon and Caroline Mani powered their way to podium performances on back-to-back UCI events October 29-20 in Boulder, Colorado.

Trebon, the No. 1 ranked man in American ’cross racing, put in a dominating performance to win Saturday’s Colorado Cross Classic. Riding his Felt F1X, he joined a lead group early, then eventually powered away from a strong field including U.S. national champion Todd Wells, American Jamie Driscoll and Belgian Ben Berden.

“It took me a while to find a rhythm, and once I did I was able to get an advantage over Todd and hold it to the finish,” Trebon told after his win.

The following day Trebon showed great form again, finishing second to Berden at the Boulder Cup race, held at the new Valmont Bike Park. The course featured steep run-ups, a long stair section and some mud left over from a snowstorm a few days before the race.

Mani, who is also racing on the Felt F1X, rode to a strong second-place finish Saturday and third place on Sunday. The French national champion is currently residing in and racing in the U.S.

Mani attacked early in Saturday’s race at the Boulder Reservoir, leading the opening lap. She eventually finished second to American Katie Compton, the No. 1 ranked female in the world. Mani followed up with another strong performance Sunday, finishing third behind Compton and Georgia Gould.