At the midpoint of the U.S. cyclocross season, the North American Cyclocross Trophy has clear leaders in both the Men and Women's categories following The Erdinger Gran Prix of Gloucester held October 11 & 12th.in Gloucester Mass. Ryan Trebon (Kona) and Amy Dombroski (Velo Bella-Kona) jumped to the top of the leader board for the national series and will start the next round wearing the NACT Leader's Jersey
Trebon moved from second spot in the NACT standings to first with a wins on both days in Gloucester. Trebon leap-frogged U.S. national champion Tim Johnson (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) who finished second both days in Gloucester as well as Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) who did not race Gloucester. Trebon now holds 200 points in the series to Johnson's 170 points. Powers rests in third spot with 90 points.
Under-23 National Champ, Dombroski was also victorious both days in Gloucester and captured maximum points to gain the series lead and the Leader's Jersey with 158 points. Wendy Simms (Kona) and Sue Butler (Monaviecannondale.com) are tied for second spot with 100 points though neither competed in Gloucester. The Canadian National Cyclocross Championships unfortunately conflicted with Gloucester were Simms defended her women's title. Dombroski's two wins will make an interesting battle of Generation Y versus Generation X as the over thirty five paring of Simms and Butler try to take back the lead in the final four races.
With a healthy 60 points awarded to the winner of each race the final outcome is far from decided with four races remaining. The NACT continues November 1 & 2 with the Boulder Cup in Boulder, CO. The two days of high-altitude racing in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains will likely witness the see-saw battle between Trebon and Johnson escalate with the return of Johnson's teammate Powers to the series. Olympian Todd Wells (GT) of Durango, CO may be a wildcard at Boulder bringing his altitude acclimation to the races. Two wins by Wells could at a minimum make things interesting for the series finale.
The series finale weekend is November 22-23 in Southampton NY with the Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup where the North American Cyclocross Trophy champions will be crowned.
North American Cyclocross Trophy Standings after The Erdinger Gran Prix of Gloucester
200 pts. Ryan Trebon (Kona)
170 pts. Tim Johnson (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com)
90 pts. Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com)
158 pts. Amy Dombroski (Velo Bella-Kona)
100 pts. Wendy Simms (Kona)
100 pts. Sue Butler (Monaviecannondale.com)
NACT was created in 2008 and is comprised of the "classic" cyclocross races of North America, races that have a long history and represent the essence of the sport. Total prize list for the series is $7,000. The inaugural season includes eight events:
[*]Full Speed Ahead Star Crossed on September 20
[*]RAD Racing Grand Prix on September 21
[*]The Erdinger Gran Prix of Gloucester on October 11-12
[*]The Boulder Cup weekend on November 1-2
[*]Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup weekend on November 22-23
Complete information is available at: https://www.nacyclocross.com