The Big Picture: Trek CXC Cup Day 2

Day two of Trek CXC Cup is in the books. Heading to Las Vegas this morning but wanted to make sure we got another outstanding gallery up before the flight attendant tells me to put away my computer.

Lots more to come on this weekend in Madison. If you’ve never been, it’s definitely worth making the trek. <– (shoot me now for that).

Thanks to Chad Brown and Trek Bikes for all of the help over the weekend.

This content and everything that follows for the next week is made possible by the amazing support of Orange Seal. Along with our other above-and-beyond sponsors: Easton Cycling, SDG Components, Verge Sport, Feedback Sports and Squid Bikes. As always, please click on the links, throw a tweet their way, etc. You guys know the drill.

This is all part of the ITCH Tour.

Ethan Glading was behind the camera once again at Trek CXC Cup and did not disappoint.

Wout van Aert sitting in a camping chair in a tent pinning his numbers. On his rainbow jersey. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Wout van Aert sitting in a camping chair in a tent pinning his numbers. On his rainbow jersey. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Crystal Anthony rolls through the tire check to the start. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Crystal Anthony rolls through the tire check to the start. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Kaitie Antonneau leads a small group of favorites early in the race. The Wisconsin native rode an inspired race in front of a home crowd that included many family and friends. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Kaitie Antonneau leads a small group of favorites early in the race. The Wisconsin native rode an inspired race in front of a home crowd that included many family and friends. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Ellen Van Loy of the Telent Fidea team leads Ellen Noble and Caroline Mani up the “frontside” run-up. The veteran Belgian rider finished the race in fourth place. @2016 Ethan Glading
Ellen Van Loy of the Telent Fidea team leads Ellen Noble and Caroline Mani up the “frontside” run-up. The veteran Belgian rider finished the race in fourth place. @2016 Ethan Glading
Katie Compton, who won handily on Day 1 was among the leaders until a broken chain took her out of contention. Compton finished in 5th place, one minute and 19 seconds behind Antonneau. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Katie Compton, who won handily on Day 1 was among the leaders until a broken chain took her out of contention. Compton finished in 5th place,
one minute and 19 seconds behind Antonneau. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Courtney McFadden chases Ellen Van Loy up a short climb. McFadden finished the race in sixth place. @ 2016 Ethan Glading
Courtney McFadden chases Ellen Van Loy up a short climb. McFadden finished the race in sixth place. @ 2016 Ethan Glading
Caroline Mani shoulders her bike up the “backside” or “loading dock” run-up. AKA, the one nobody can ride. Mani was in the lead on this lap. A crash with several laps to go cost her the win but she still managed to grab a spot on the podium. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Ellen Noble on an off-camber descent. The U-23 rider finished in second place for the second day in a row. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Caroline Mani shoulders her bike up the “backside” or “loading dock” run-up. AKA, the one nobody can ride. Mani was in the lead on this lap. A crash with several laps to go cost her the win but she still managed to grab a spot on the podium. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Caroline Mani shoulders her bike up the “backside” or “loading dock” run-up. AKA, the one nobody can ride. Mani was in the lead on this lap. A crash with several laps to go cost her the win but she still managed to grab a spot on the podium. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Perhaps a bit wary after breaking her chain, Compton chose to run most of the “frontside” run-up, remount on a flat-ish section near the top and ride the final section at the crest of the hill. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Perhaps a bit wary after breaking her chain, Compton chose to run most of the “frontside” run-up, remount on a flat-ish section near the top and ride the final section at the crest of the hill. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Katie Antonneau takes the win in Waterloo. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Katie Antonneau takes the win in Waterloo. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Saturday's winner Steve Chainel and eventual second place finisher Jim Aernouts on the backside run-up. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Saturday’s winner Steve Chainel and eventual second place finisher Jim Aernouts on the backside run-up. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Danny Summerhill of the Maxxis Shimano team leads Troy Wells up a short climb. This was one of the sections of the course that was reversed for Sunday. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Quinten Hermans on the fly-over. Around the halfway point of the race the fly-over was a good place to see the divide between riders who were on a good day and those who weren’t. Riders at the front like Hermans, (who finished third) were practically floating over the obstacle while those behind were struggling to get over the top of the ramp. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Jamey Driscoll gets some air. Not nearly enough to satisfy the fans who were screaming for a tailwhip. But still, some air. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Jamey Driscoll gets some air. Not nearly enough to satisfy the fans who were screaming for a tailwhip. But still, some air. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Corne van Kessel and Jim Aernouts trying to chase down Wout van Aert. At this point van Aert had about 20 seconds of the Telenet-Fidea duo. On the next lap van Kessel veered too far into the course tape and was taken out of the chase. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Corne van Kessel and Jim Aernouts trying to chase down Wout van Aert. At this point van Aert had about 20 seconds of the Telenet-Fidea duo. On the next lap van Kessel veered too far into the course tape and was taken out of the chase. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Jeremy Powers was well off the pace from the beginning. In a post on Facebook after the race he explained that he had crashed twice. Once while pre-riding and once on the first lap. The crashes resulted in bruised ribs and Powers pulled the plug in the final laps. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Jeremy Powers was well off the pace from the beginning. In a post on Facebook after the race he explained that he had crashed twice. Once while pre-riding and once on the first lap. The crashes resulted in bruised ribs and Powers pulled the plug in the final laps. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Tobin Ortenblad crests the frontside run-up late on the penultimate lap. Ortenblad finished in 10th place. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Tobin Ortenblad crests the frontside run-up late on the penultimate lap. Ortenblad finished in 10th place. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Michael van den Ham chases Kerry Werner into the foot of the frontside run-up. The Canadian rider for the Garneau-Easton squad followed up his top 10 showing in the C2 with a strong 14th place finish Sunday. Werner also rode well both days and was 13th on the day. © 2016 Ethan Glading
Michael van den Ham chases Kerry Werner into the foot of the frontside run-up. The Canadian rider for the Garneau-Easton squad followed up his top 10 showing in the C2 with a strong 14th place finish Sunday. Werner also rode well both days and was 13th on the day. © 2016 Ethan Glading

 

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