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Compton, Hyde earn solo wins in Providence

Compton's victory is the 99th of her career in a UCI race

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Katie Compton (Trek Factory Racing) grabbed her 99th UCI victory on the second day of action at the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival in Providence, Rhode Island Sunday.

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Racing) finished second and Rachel Lloyd (Cal Giant) took third.

Compton attacked the two-person breakaway of Arley Kemmerer (PB2 Pro Cycling) and Emma White (cyclocrossworld.com) early in the race, and pulled away from the pair with Wyman hanging onto her wheel. As the race went on, however, Compton — a 10-time U.S. champion — pulled away and rode solo to the finish line.

A chase group formed but broke apart, and Wyman and Lloyd both finished separate from each other to earn spots on the podium.

Compton also won Saturday’s race to open the weekend of racing.

In the men’s race, Stephen Hyde (JAM Fund-NCC) jumped to the front of the race early and eventually crossed the line solo to earn the victory. Raleigh-Clement teammates Jamey Driscoll and Ben Berden placed second and third.

Hyde made his move during the opening lap and immediately took the lead. Lukas Winterberg (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) was able to bridge the substantial gap and join Hyde at the front, where the pair worked together to stay ahead of the rest of the field.

Winterberg began to slow down with two laps to go, at which point Hyde continued pedaling toward the finish line and the victory. Behind him, several riders were trying to organize a chase to reel him in.

Driscoll put in a big effort to get within five seconds of Hyde on the bell lap, but that was as close as he would get. Berden came across in third.

“This is huge — I’ve been dreaming about this,” Hyde said in a press release. “This is great for the JAM Fund, a development program that’s supported me so much.”

Notably missing from Sunday’s race was Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus), who won Saturday’s opener.