Santa Cruz’s Tobin Ortenblad, 19, finished last in the Under-23 elite race in the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday.
Ortenblad suffered a mechanical issue during the second lap that pushed him to the back of the course before he was eventually pulled, according a post on his Facebook account. Ortenblad finished in 39th place with no time for Team USA.
The Netherlands’ Mike Teunissen, 21, won in 48 minutes, 40 seconds.
This was the first time all the Cyclo-cross World Championships races were held in the U.S. Ortenblad also said via Facebook that he had never before heard such loud cheers for someone at the back of a race.
Results included in this report are from the UCI website.
Santa Cruz resident Tobin Ortenblad scored a top-25 finish in a United States Gran Prix Cyclocross race at the Derby City Cup in Louisville, Ky., last weekend.
Ortenblad [California Giant Berry Farms] followed up his 30th-place finish on Saturday with a 22nd-place finish in the men’s pro/Cat 1 division Sunday. He crossed the finish line in 58 minutes, 51 seconds.
Jeremy Powers [RAPHA-FOCUS] of Easthampton, Mass., won the race in 55:12.
Following Ortenblad’s finish in the Cup, he sits in fifth place in the USGP standings in the Under-23 division.
Results included in this report are from the USA Cycling results page.