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Boulder Cycle Sport cleans up at Cyclo-X Flatirons with wins by Weber and Case

September 29, 2013
Christopher Case (right) wins Cyclo-X Flatirons men's open race ahead of Ken Benesh; Taylor Carrington lost contact with the pair and came in third.

Christopher Case (right) wins Cyclo-X Flatirons men’s open race ahead of Ken Benesh; Taylor Carrington lost contact with the pair and came in third.

[updated 10/2/2013]

Today Kristin Weber and Chris Case won the women’s and men’s open races respectively at the third Shimano Cyclo-X series race which took place at Flatirons Crossing in Broomfield, Colorado.

In the men’s open category Case, Evol Foods’ Ken Benesh, and Taylor Carrington (Feedback Sports) pulled away from the group of leaders in the second half of the race. A close battle for first ensued. Case won by a bike length over Benesh who had dropped his chain in a crucial moment on the last hill into the finish. Carrington lost contact with the pair and finished third.

Case’s win moved him into the eight-race series overall lead in a close contest between the Boulder Cycle Sport rider, teammate Pete Webber, and Benesh. Robin Eckmann (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) had led the series after two races but lost that top spot after a late start today. By riding close to his limit he clawed his way back to tenth place, completing laps on par with Case’s winning speed.

Weber came into today’s women’s open competition after opting out of last night’s second Cyclo-X race and winning the first race in the series. She established an early lead today and won by 16 seconds over second place Karen Hogan (Team Kappius).  Masters world champion Kristal Boni (Rapid Racing) placed sixth to maintain a healthy overall series lead going into race number four on October 26th.

The grass and pavement cyclocross course, which ran along the side of a hill, included many off-camber sections and short climbs and descents. Two uphill barrier sections tested riders’ fitness as they ran or shouldered bikes for a good distance uphill before remounting.

Overall series standings are based on individual race results as of this report.

See a detailed report on the men’s open race, with photos.

Shimano Cyclo-X – Flatirons Powered by Boa top ten women’s open race

  1. Kristin Weber (Boulder Cycle Sport)
  2. Karen Hogan (Team Kappius)
  3. Ksenia Lepikhina
  4. Rebecca Gross (Raleigh-Clement)
  5. Jessica D’Amato (Evol Foods)
  6. Kristal Boni (Rapid Racing)
  7. Lisa Hudson (Feedback Sports)
  8. Kate Powlison (Evol Foods)
  9. Kristen Peterson (Evol Foods)
  10. Beth Fisk (Natural Grocers Cycling Team)

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Shimano Cyclo-X – Flatirons Powered by Boa top ten men’s open race

  1. Chris Case (Boulder Cycle Sport)
  2. Ken Benesh (Evol Foods)
  3. Taylor Carrington (Feedback Sports)
  4. Pete Webber (Boulder Cycle Sport)
  5. Brandon Dwight (Boulder Cycle Sport)
  6. Jon Tarkington (Natural Grocers Cycling Team)
  7. Michael Burleigh (Primal Wear – McDonald – Audi)
  8. Gage Hecht (Specialized Racing Juniors)
  9. Josh Yeaton (Horizon Organic/Panache)
  10. Robin Eckmann (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)

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