The Big Picture: US Open of Cyclocross Elite Men (Sunday)

Danny Summerhill puts in a great performance to take day 2 of the US Open of Cyclocross. Dave McElwaine was in Boulder to capture the action. The story is in the captions. All photos © 2015 Dave McElwaine.

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Racing started on Sunday with a parachutist carrying an American flag landing near the finishing line.
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Jonathan Page, Jamey Driscoll, and Ben Berden on the front row of the start.
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The Raleigh Clement riders Jamey Driscoll and Kerry Werner got off to a great start.
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Danny Summerhill (Maxxis-Shimano) led the field across the first off-camber section on lap one.
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Mitch Hoke (Pros Closet), an experienced mountain biker, had no trouble with the course.
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Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh Clement) and Jonathan Page (Fuji) seemed happy using a lower line than most riders.
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Danny Summerhill (Maxxis-Shimano) and Allen Krughoff (Noosa Pro Team) lead up the stairs on lap two.
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Danny Summerhill (Maxxis-Shimano) and Krughoff were lockstep in the battle for the lead.
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Todd Wells (Specialized) takes advantage of a bobble by Allen Krughoff that also force Danny Summerhill off his bike.
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Columbian mountain biking champion Fernando Paez (Raleigh Clement) excelled on technical portions of the course.
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Jamey Driscoll (Raliegh Clement) did some serious mountain biking events this year so his technical skills seem to be sharp.
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Danny Summerhill (Maxxis-Shimano) leading Krughoff, Werner, and Paez across the sand pit with two laps remaining.
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Jonathan Page (Fuji) mounted a massive effort during the last two laps that got him close to the leaders.
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Danny Summerhill (Maxxis-Shimano) leading on the backside of the course
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Troy Wells (Cliff Bar) riding to a top ten finish
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Jamey Driscoll and his teammate Fernando Paez chasing Summerhill.
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Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh Clement) leading Summerhill on a descent with one lap to go.
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Kerry Werner (Raleigh Clement) finished just off the podium today.
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Brady Kappius (Clif Bar) running the 5280 Staircase.
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Danny Summerhill (Maxxis-Shimano) taking the win just ahead of Jamey Driscoll.
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