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Silver for Katie; Tough Luck for Tim and Jeremy at Worlds

Another cyclocross season is in the books – and what a season it was! Athletes on Zipp wheels and Service Course components racked up prolific wins on the U.S. and World Cup circuits, won three U.S. national titles, and made their mark at this weekend’s world championships in St. Wendel, Germany.

After winning all five World Cup events she entered this season, Katie Compton (Planet Bike) came in as the favorite. True to form, she forced the pace for much of Sunday’s race but couldn’t quite match an attack from Marianne Vos on the last lap. Still, Katie’s silver medal capped off an amazing, nearly unbeaten season for the seven-time national champion.

In the men’s race, Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com’s Jeremy Powers launched off the line and into the top five at the start. He then settled into a rhythm and finished sixteenth, despite suffering a flat and a crash. Meanwhile, Tim Johnson was riding comfortably near the front and looked to be on pace for a great result. But he got tangled up with another rider and crashed heavily, ending his race.

Other Zipp riders at ‘cross worlds were Meredith Miller (Cal Giant-Specialized), Amy Dombroski (Crank Brothers), Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com), Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com), and Cody Kaiser (Cal Giant-Specialized, U23).

We’re proud to support them all, and we’re already looking forward to getting muddy next fall!

Photo: Wil Matthews