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by Neal Rogers
January 12, 2016
Photography by Wil Matthews
NEWS AND RACING BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHAPTER2 BIKES
As expected, the battle for the U.S. national cyclocross crown amounted to one between master and apprentice — between Powers and his protégé.
And on Sunday, in Asheville, North Carolina, it was Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) in command, deftly warding off his friend and former apprentice, Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com), to take a fourth career title.
In the women’s race, Katie Compton overcame the most difficult off-season of her career to win a twelfth straight national cyclocross championship Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina — but it was her hardest-fought title yet, battling against Georgia Gould well into the last of five laps.