From USA Cycling...
Granby, Colo. (July 18, 2010) – Competition wrapped up at the SolVista Bike Park on Sunday as twenty more national champions were crowned in short track cross country, Super D, and downhill racing. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized) grabbed his second national title of the weekend in the pro men’s short track while Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Planet Bike) powered to the win in the women’s race.
Todd Wells capped off a stellar weekend of racing with a second national title on Sunday. After winning the cross country event on Saturday, the Colorado rider powered his way to another Stars-and-Stripes jersey in the pro men’s short track event, again finishing ahead of silver medalist Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Trek). Wells set a super-fast pace at the front, and despite an impressive chase effort by JHK and Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont./Subaru-Trek), his pace simply couldn’t be matched.
“Up here at altitude, it’s hard to attack because if you go into the red zone it takes a while to come out,” Wells explained of his tactics at the finish line. “So I upped it a little bit. It wasn’t a full out attack but I could see they were suffering so I started to push the pace a little.”