Trebon, Pennington take Chainbreaker

May 9, 2011 by

Ryan Trebon notched another Chainbreaker win Sunday in Bend. ©Tracy Smith / Cascade Event Photography.

BEND — Ryan Trebon and Alice Pennington outlasted their respective fields and a snow shower to win the men’s and women’s Pro races Sunday at the Cascade Chainbreaker.

The win marks Pennington’s third of the Oregon XC Series so far, the second in a row in front of Sue Butler (River City Bicycles), winner of the series opener at Echo Red to Red and again two weeks ago at Mudslinger. Pennington skipped Echo, won Hornings Hustle, skipped Mudslinger and then won again at Bear Springs Trap. Sunday’s win should give Pennington a slight advantage over Butler in the series standings.

Pennington finished the course three and ahlf minutes ahead of Butler. Serena Bishop (Silverado Jewelry Gallery/Sunnyside), third Sunday and third in the series overall, finished more than nine minutes behind Pennington.

Trebon (Castelli/Felt) added another Chainbreaker trophy to his collection. The lanky ‘cross star outpaced Brig Brandt (Silverado Jewelry Gallery/Sunnyside) by two minutes and 16 seconds to claim this year’s Chainbreaker win. Greg Ovaretz finished a minute behind Brandt for third. The big winner in the Oregon XC Series competition may have been Spooky Bikes’ Justin Finn, fourth on Sunday. With leader Sean Babcock (Team S&M) absent, Finn climbed back into the overall lead.

More photos at Cascade Event Photography.

Cascade Chainbreaker
May 8, 2011

Pro Men
1. Ryan Trebon (Castelli/Felt) 02:40:07
2. Brig Brandt (Silverado Jewelry Gallery/Sunnyside) 02:42:23
3. Greg Oravetz 02:43:24
4. Justin Finn (Spooky Bikes) 2:45:11
5. Scotty Carlisle ( 02:46:05

Pro/1 Women
1. Alice Pennington (Team S&M) 02:03:58
2. Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) 02:07:28
2. Serena Bishop (Silverado Jewelry Gallery/Sunnyside) 02:13:18
4. Jill Hardiman (Team S&M) 02:14:51 *Cat 1 winner
5. Brooke McDermid ( 02:16:43 *Cat 1

Oregon XC Schedule

  • March 12 —Echo Red to Red
  • April 10 — Hornings Hustle
  • April 23 — Peak Sports Mudslinger
  • May 1 — Bear Springs Trap,
  • May 8 — Cascade Chainbreaker
  • May 14 — Spring Thaw XC,
  • May 29 — Sisters Stampede
  • June 5 — Return on the Jedi
  • June 19 — Test of Endurance 50
  • June 26 — Picketts Charge (finals)