White wins elite men's Pan-American Cyclo-cross Championship

Elite men's podium at the 2018 Pan-American Cyclo-Cross Championships: Michael van den Ham, winner C

American Curtis White (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) won a two-up sprint from Canadian Michael van den Ham (Garneau-Easton) to take the Pan-American Cyclo-Cross Championships title Sunday in Midland, Ontario. The two riders survived a battle of attrition to set up the duel on the final lap, with Kerry Werner (Kona-Maxxis) taking third. Sunday's dry weather after a day of rain on Saturday created some sticky conditions on the course in Canada, where Cody Kaiser (LangeTwins-Specialized) took the hole shot across the fast, paved opening stretch and then set the pace in the early part of the first lap. When the riders came through after the first loop, Van den Ham and White led a small front group. Defending champion Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) lingered just behind the leaders at four seconds back. White tested the group with a move on lap 2 that gained a small gap over a group of 10 riders closely ...

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