U.S. Cyclocross Nationals: Best of the Best Do Battle

Cross Race Coverage

Jeremy Powers blast his way to a second national title in three years.

For five often mud filled days, Boulder, Colorado’s Valmont Bike Park was the epicenter of U.S. Cyclocross racing, as all ages and abilities battled it out for the right to be called 2014 national champion. But the big show didn’t come until this past weekend, when the best under-23 and elite racers in the country took to the testing track that demanded equal parts power and skill. When the dust settled, top honors went to Logan Owen, Kaitlin Antonneau, Katie Compton and Jeremy Powers, who each earned stars and stripes jerseys. RoadBikeReview.com was there for all the elite races. Scroll down to see an extended chronological photo gallery of all the key action. For full results from the entire week, head over to www.usacycling.org.

Elite Men

1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus) 59:16
2. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) +0:43
3. Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) +1:36

Elite Women
1. Katherine Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) 42:36
2. Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +0:49
3. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +1:19

U23 Men

1. Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) 49:17
2. Yannick Eckmann (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +0:10
3. Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +2:22

U23 Women
1. Kaitlin Antonneau (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) 44:42
2. Ellen Noble (Kennebunkport, Maine/Trek Cyclocross Collective) +1:44
3. Hannah Finchamp (Altadena, Calif./Team LUNA Chix) +2:23

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.

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