Loris Rouiller (Heizomat-Kloster Kitchen) received the C1 elite males’s contest at Virginia’s Blue Ridge GO Cross in a three-rider dash to the road in Roanoke, Virginia. Anton Ferdinande (DHM) completed second and Andrew Strohmeyer (CXD-Trek Bikes) settled for third.
The conflict of the highest contenders to start the US Cyclocross Sequence (USCX) pale away as males’s defending sequence champion Curtis White (Steve Tilford Basis Racing) couldn’t match the tempo of the youthful trio on the rolling course and completed seven seconds behind for fourth place. Vincent Baestaens (Spits CX season), who received 5 USCX races final season, completed fifth, 28 seconds behind White, who made his first look within the stars-and-stripes jersey.
Rouiller, who completed 18th in his first look within the elite race on the UCI Cyclocross World Championships final yr, mentioned he waited to make his profitable transfer from a gaggle of 5 riders on the ninth and remaining lap.
“It’s a really quick race. The climb [School Hill], it’s so arduous for the legs since you push your most and may assault there however the guys come so quick in again of you,” the Swiss winner mentioned. “It’s simply so quick at present.”
On the two.9km Fallon Park circuit was College Hill, situated at the beginning and end of every lap. It was there that Rouiller mentioned he pushed the tempo on the ultimate lap to drop Baestaens and White, after which needed to maintain off Ferdinande and Strohmeyer on the finish.
Sunday the identical 42 males are anticipated to line up for the C2 contest at GO Cross, and extra factors for the USCX standings.
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