Fort Collins, Colorado
cyclocross racer Ryan Trebon
took control of the U.S. Gran Prix cyclocross series
with a commanding performance
at the October 8-9 New Belgium Cup double-race weekend in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Trebon showed both strength and skill as he piloted his Felt F1X
bike to a victory
and a second-place finish
in back-to-back races that saw course conditions range from wet and sloppy to dry and fast. On Saturday athletes faced cold, muddy conditions. Trebon got off to a strong start, using his technical skills to chase down early leader Jeremy Powers on the second lap.
“I felt good on the bike and that makes it a lot easier to handle it,” Trebon told Cyclingnews.com. “I was more relaxed and just let the bike slide around instead of fighting it in the mud the whole time.”
Once he took the lead, Trebon was gone. He powered to the win, ahead of Canadian Geoff Kabush, who finished second, and Powers, who ended up third. The win put Trebon into the overall series lead after 3 rounds.
The sun came out the next day in Fort Collins, making for a fast, dry course. At the end of a back-and-forth battle with Powers, Trebon finished a close second, maintaining his lead in the overall standings after 4 of 8 rounds in the series.
The U.S. Gran Prix cyclocross series resumes November 12-13 in Louisville, Kentucky.