Cyclocross
With two laps to go, Stephen Hyde overtook Powers...

Gallery: Compton and Hyde score Pan Am ‘cross titles

Scenes from Saturday's Pan American 'cross action
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Stephenson
Colorado’s Denzel Stephenson led the men’s 17-18 race at the Pan American cyclocross championships from beginning to end. He ultimately finished with a nearly minute and a half over second place. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Noble
Ellen Noble of Aspire Racing prepared on the trainer before the under-23 race. The heat and humidity in Covington, Kentucky had riders seeking shelter much of the day. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Women's U23 underway
Noble led the field out of the start. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American championships: White
Emma White traded the lead with Ellen Noble throughout the first two laps and grabbed second place behind Noble at the finish. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Fincham
Hannah Fincham claimed third in the U23 women’s race. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: White
Curtis White, owner of bib number one for the men’s U23 race, spent some time in the shelter of the Cannondale team trailer before the start. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Ellwood
Grant Ellwood led the charge of the U23 men’s field down the start straight. The 41-rider field was the largest of the championship races. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: On the move
After a select group created a sizable gap over the field and settled into an easy pace for half the race, Curtis White attacked on the last lap to take the win with fifteen seconds over second place. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Petrov
Spencer Petrov spent much time driving the pace on the front the select group of the U23 men’s race and was just a wheel behind second-place Gage Hecht at the line. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Jersey
Curtis White tried on his new UCI Pan Am Championship jersey after taking the win. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Devo teams from near and far
The Mid-West Devo Team was one of many cyclocross development teams in attendance at the Ohio venue. Photo: WIl Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Rochette
Maghalie Rochette picked up a lucky number for the elite women’s race. The Pan Am Championship was her first racing appearance following her heatstroke collapse after the season-opening race in Rochester. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Nauman and McFadden
Amanda Nauman and Courtney McFadden led the elite women’s race on the first lap. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Getting clear
Katie Compton headed to the front of the race as Courtney McFadden untangeled herself from the course fencing early on the first lap. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Anthony
Crystal Anthony made a late-race surge to overtake Maghalie Rochette and finish second. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Third place
Rochette finished third. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Third title
Katie Compton repeated as UCI Pan Am Champion on Saturday. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Powers at the start
In his first significant race action following injury and a disappointing early season, Jeremy Powers was more subdued than usual on the start grid. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Graham
Course designer Mitch Graham at the top of the Pan Am Plunge, one of the signature features at the Devou Park venue. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Dillman
Drew Dillman, winner of the previous year’s U23 race at the Pan Am Championships, led the elite men’s field onto the dirt. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Summerhill and Ortenblad
Danny Summerhill and Tobin Ortenblad were the first riders down the Pan Am Plunge on the first lap Staurday. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Do you even
The quiet heckler. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Race shaping up
Danny Summerhill moved to the front of the race early on the first lap. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Tricky climb
Drew Dillman was unsuccessful in riding the run-up (going down just like leader Danny Summerhill had done just before him) and created a blockage that provided Summerhill a slight getaway. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Powers plunge
Jeremy Powers led the field down the Pan Am Plunge on the second lap. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Hyde hammering
Stephen Hyde drove the pace on the front of the select group of Summerhill, Powers, and Kerry Werner. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Forcing the selection
With two laps to go, Stephen Hyde overtook Powers after the barriers and attacked the select group on the finish straight, shedding first Werner then Summerhill, with Powers dangling a few seconds back. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Hyde getting clear
With one lap to go, Stephen Hyde continued to pour gas on the fire, leaving Powers for good and claiming the win with a 20-second margin. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Victory
Stephen Hyde claimed the UCI Pan Am elite men’s championship title in a redemption of his previous year’s second place. Photo: Wil Matthews
2016 Pan American cyclocross championships: Rivals and friends
Stephen Hyde and Jeremy Powers congratulated each other following a hard-fought race. Photo: Wil Matthews