Stanley Giveaway: Predict Who’s Going to Win the Portland USGP Races This Weekend!

The Portland Stanley Cup is fast approaching – and it’s one of my favorite races of the year.  It’s the time when Portland racing puts on its big-kid pants and sits at the adult table for dinner. The course is taped off all proper style and semi-grumpy UCI officials line you up in the starting lanes.

The course at Portland International Raceway is always mega-awesome, looping over the motocross course so you get to fly over woopties like you’re a little BMX-bunny on a badass tear.

Except you’re not. You’re a cross racer on kinda skinny-ish tires and drop bars.

The resulting feeling is all kinds of anti-gravity and super gravity.

And then there’s the straightaway. A long stretch of pavement just perfect for winding shit up and laying down power like it’s going out of style.

If it rains, it’s guaranteed amazingness. Slippery mud and steep descents with punchy, short little climbs. Off-camber chaos.

God, it’s so good.

And it’s not just the racing that I love. It’s the chance to see the pros throw it down during the last races of the day. Big names will be in town and they’re gonna make it pretty, mark my words. (For full details on the event, go here.)

Which leads me to the title of this post?

Who do you think is going to win?

Leave your picks for both days in the comments section and you’ll be entered to win a free Stanley one-handed water bottle. I’ve put a list of the registered riders for both men and women (both days) below to help you with your decision. The winner will be selected randomly by my tech guy using some crazy random black magic. Or something.

Note: The bottle will ship directly from Stanley and winner will unfortunately not be able to choose the model (they’re giving away the 24oz version by the way) These are Stanley one-handed water bottles. They retail for ~$20. Also, Stanely will not ship internationally for this one, sorry! (But they tell me they love you and they’ll be sure to make it happen next time.) Here’s more scoop on the bottles:

One-handed push button spout. Open, drink, close with one hand.
100% stainless steel body. Tough as nails.
Residue free. No liners or coatings. Naturally BPA-free.
Bike cage & car-cup compatible. Built for your ride.

Saturday – UCI Women

Kaitlin Antonneau Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com
Katrina Baumsteiger Team Rambuski Law
Serena Bishop Sunnyside Sports
Rebecca Blatt silverbull centralwheel
Becca Blay
Tina Brubaker The Vanilla Workshop/Speedvagen Racing
Maureen Bruno Roy
Sue Butler Hudz Subaru
Amanda Carey Kenda/Felt
Carrie Cash Team Vera Bradley Foundation
Megan Chinburg Veloforma
Corey Coogan Team Plan C PB Stevens
Tiffany Cromwell Lotto Ladies Team
Katy Curtis Bow Cycle/Cyclemeisters
Amy Dombroski Luna Pro Team
Patricia Dowd Team Delphine
Megan Elliott Black Mountain Bicycles
Jenni Gaertner Riverstone CDA
Shannon Gibson VeloBella- Ellsworth
Georgia Gould Luna Pro Team
Pepper Harlton Juventus Cycling Club
Barbara Howe Ibis and the Danger Twins
Ashley James Team Kenda
Linnea Koons Embrocation Cycling Journal
Jo Markham OOA
Meredith Miller
Katerina Nash
Karen Oppenheimer Yard Sale Cyclocross
Annette Padilla Celo Pacific
Alice Pennington S&M
Christina Probert The Team
Coryn Rivera Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12
Kathy Sherwin Hudz-Vista Subaru
Wendy Simms RIDLEY – FSA
Linda Sone Planet Bike
Teal Stetson-Lee California Giant/Specialized
Brigette Stoick River City Bicycles
Emily Thurston Missing Link/ 3rd Rail
Abby Watson Embrocation Cycling Journal
Wendy Williams River City Bicycles
Laura Winberry Elite Endurance/Cascade Couriers

**

Saturday – UCI Men

Alan Adams Hagens Berman LLP
Tim Allen Feedback Sports
Jesse Anthony Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team
Nathan Bannerman CyclocrossRacing.com pb Blue Competition Cycles
Andrew Bennett Team Redline
Ross Bowden
Ian Brown TonicFab.com/River City Bicycles/Oatmeal Enthusiast Quarterly
Molly Cameron
Alex Candelario World Bicycle Relief
Scott Chapin BAY101/HRS/ROCKLOBSTER
Brad Cole KCCX/Verge p/b Challenge Tires
Eric Colton The TEAM
Adam Craig
Jamey Driscoll Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com
Zachary Edwards DRT Racing
Eric Emsky Cyclocrossracing.com pb Blue Competition Cycles
Jeremy Ferguson California Giant/Specialized
Chris Fisher Velorochester
Steve Fisher Rad Racing NW / Hagens Berman LLP
John-Christian Flack Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
Matthew Fox Sunnyside Sports
David Hackworthy Team Plan C
Christopher Horner Team RadioShack
Patrick Jackson Buy Local
Tim Johnson Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com
Christopher Jones Rapha / Focus
Geoff Kabush Team Maxxis / Rocky Mount
Cody Kaiser California Giant/Specialized
Brady Kappius Team Clif Bar
Luke Keough Champion System pb Keough Cyclocross
Allen Krughoff BOULDER CYCLE SPORT
Benjamin Kubas TAI Cycling Team/Genr8/Smith Optics
Travis Livermon Mock Orange Racing
Brett Luelling Buy Local Cycling
Brian Matter Gear Grinder
Connor McCutcheon Rebound SPL / Bear Valley Bikes
Zach McDonald Rapha / Focus
Adam McGrath Thule/Van Dessel Cyclocross
Aaron Mickels Stanwood Velo Sport
Adam Mills KCCX/ Verge p/b Challenge Tires
Brett Nichols Scott USA
Kevin Noiles La Bicicletta Pro Shop
Clayton Omer Papa Johns’ Racing Team
Matt Pacocha Hudz-Subaru
Spencer Paxson Team S&M
Jeremy Powers Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com
Justin Robinson California Giant/Specialized
Will Ross Kaladi Bro’s/Subway
Joseph Schmalz KCCX/Verge Presented by Challenge
Aaron Schooler Team H&R BLOCK
Tristan Schouten cyclocrossracing.com/Blue/Rolf Prima
Chris Sheppard Rocky Mountain/Shimano/Giro
Mike Sherer The Pony Shop
Frank Spiteri Peninsula Velo/Pomodoro
Daniel Summerhill Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin
Andre Sutton Hardcore Cycling Club
Brue Syvertsen De la Paz coffee
Ryan Trebon
Nicholas Weighall California Giant/Specialized
Todd Wells Specialized
Troy Wells
Barry Wicks KONA

**

Sunday – UCI Women

Usher Anne Bridgetown velo
Kaitlin Antonneau Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com
Katrina Baumsteiger Team Rambuski Law
Serena Bishop Sunnyside Sports
Rebecca Blatt silverbull centralwheel
Becca Blay
Tina Brubaker The Vanilla Workshop/Speedvagen Racing
Maureen Bruno Roy
Sue Butler Hudz Subaru
Amanda Carey Kenda/Felt
Carrie Cash Team Vera Bradley Foundation
Megan Chinburg Veloforma
Corey Coogan Team Plan C PB Stevens
Tiffany Cromwell Lotto Ladies Team
Katy Curtis Bow Cycle/Cyclemeisters
Amy Dombroski Luna Pro Team
Patricia Dowd Team Delphine
Megan Elliott Black Mountain Bicycles
Jenni Gaertner Riverstone CDA
Deirdre Garvey Louisville Cyclery
Shannon Gibson VeloBella- Ellsworth
Georgia Gould Luna Pro Team
Pepper Harlton Juventus Cycling Club
Barbara Howe Ibis and the Danger Twins
Ashley James Team Kenda
Linnea Koons Embrocation Cycling Journal
Jo Markham OOA
Meredith Miller
Katerina Nash
Annette Padilla Celo Pacific
Alice Pennington S&M
Christina Probert The Team
Coryn Rivera Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12
Kathy Sherwin Hudz-Vista Subaru
Wendy Simms RIDLEY – FSA
Linda Sone Planet Bike
Teal Stetson-Lee California Giant/Specialized
Brigette Stoick River City Bicycles
Emily Thurston Missing Link/ 3rd Rail
Abby Watson Embrocation Cycling Journal
Wendy Williams River City Bicycles
Laura Winberry Elite Endurance/Cascade Couriers

**

Sunday – UCI Men

Alan Adams Hagens Berman LLP
Tim Allen Feedback Sports
Jesse Anthony Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team
Nathan Bannerman CyclocrossRacing.com pb Blue Competition Cycles
Andrew Bennett Team Redline
Molly Cameron
Alex Candelario World Bicycle Relief
Scott Chapin BAY101/HRS/ROCKLOBSTER
Brad Cole KCCX/Verge p/b Challenge Tires
Eric Colton The TEAM
Adam Craig
Jamey Driscoll Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com
Zachary Edwards DRT Racing
Eric Emsky Cyclocrossracing.com pb Blue Competition Cycles
Jeremy Ferguson California Giant/Specialized
Chris Fisher Velorochester
Steve Fisher Rad Racing NW / Hagens Berman LLP
John-Christian Flack Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
Matthew Fox Sunnyside Sports
John Frey All Access Productions / Hutch’s Bicycles
David Hackworthy Team Plan C
Christopher Horner Team RadioShack
Tim Johnson Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com
Christopher Jones Rapha / Focus
Geoff Kabush Team Maxxis / Rocky Mount
Cody Kaiser California Giant/Specialized
Brady Kappius Team Clif Bar
Luke Keough Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross
Allen Krughoff BOULDER CYCLE SPORT
Travis Livermon Mock Orange Racing
Brett Luelling Buy Local Cycling
Brian Matter Gear Grinder
Connor McCutcheon Rebound SPL / Bear Valley Bikes
Zach McDonald Rapha / Focus
Kyle McGilvray Old Town Bicycle
Adam McGrath Thule/Van Dessel Cyclocross
Aaron Mickels Stanwood Velo Sport
Adam Mills KCCX/ Verge p/b Challenge Tires
Brett Nichols Scott USA
Kevin Noiles La Bicicletta Pro Shop
Clayton Omer Papa Johns’ Racing Team
Matt Pacocha Hudz-Subaru
Spencer Paxson Team S&M
Jeremy Powers Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld.com
Justin Robinson California Giant/Specialized
Will Ross Kaladi Bro’s/Subway
Matt Russell evanplews.com/kenda
Joseph Schmalz KCCX/Verge Presented by Challenge
Aaron Schooler Team H&R BLOCK
Tristan Schouten cyclocrossracing.com/Blue/Rolf Prima
Eric Sheagley Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Chris Sheppard Rocky Mountain/Shimano/Giro
Mike Sherer The Pony Shop
Frank Spiteri Peninsula Velo/Pomodoro
Daniel Summerhill Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin
Andre Sutton Hardcore Cycling Club
Brue Syvertsen De la Paz coffee
Ryan Trebon
Nicholas Weighall California Giant/Specialized
Todd Wells Specialized
Troy Wells
Barry Wicks KONA

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12 comments

  1. “The course at Portland International Raceway is always mega-awesome, looping over the motocross course so you get to fly over woopties like you’re a little BMX-bunny on a badass tear.
    Except you’re not. You’re a cross racer on kinda skinny-ish tires and drop bars.”

    Um, actually, no. I AM a grown-up BMX-bunny whooptie-ing over the rhtyhm section on my sort-of mountain bike, and if OBRA ever decides to ban mountain bikes and BMX bikes from cross races I will be one sad BMX-bunny. Until then, I’ll be riding my singlespeed Monocog like it’s BMX For Big People. Bring on the whoops! Yippee!
    (Can you tell I LOVE this course?)

    As for the results — I’d have to say that my money’s on Nash and Powers for Saturday, and Nash and maybe Johnson for Sunday. I could be totally wrong but there it is. See you at the races.

  2. I’m going with Butler and Trebon on Saturday. :) Local love!
    For Sunday let’s say Nash and JPow.

  3. Hey Heidi
    Does the bottle come filled with mud? 3 wishes? Well, I am going with Gould and Trebon on Saturday. Sunday…Butler and JPow! Why?–because I like to say JPow.

  4. Well rumor is it is not going to rain, That being said I`m going with Trebon Sat, Powers Sun, Gould on Sat Nash on Sunday! and you somewhere in the mix!

    Ver cool that Horner is in the field can he get a top 10 in Portland?

  5. Gould/Bannerman on Saturday cause those are fun names to say and Horner/Williams on Sunday, I mean I have to pick Horner once right?

  6. Nash|Trebon on Saturday, Nash|JPow on Sunday!

  7. Johnson/Nash – Saturday
    Trebon/Nash – Sunday

  8. Nash/ Trebon Sunday!

  9. Trebon gets revenge today! And Nash, again, for the women.

  10. Trebon is rested and I think can win today. Gould will win the womens race. She looked crazy smooth and intense yesterday. She’s an animal!

  11. Missed this post until today, but I’m going with the Beast of the
    East, JPOW for the men and Gould for the Women.

  12. Rick Crawford

    Sunday – Gould and Powers

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