Trek Factory Racing’s Matthew Busche earned his second national championship on Monday during the US Pro National Road Race held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Second place went to Cannondale-Garmin’s Joe Dombrowski, while third place was captured by UnitedHealthcare’s Kiel Reijnen.
After plenty of attacks throughout the race, a select group formed that contained Busche, Dombrowski, Reijnen, Jonathan Hornbeck (Hincapie Racing Team), Carson Miller (Jamis Hagens Berman), Christopher Horner (Airgas-Safeway Cycling), Christopher Butler (Team SmartStop), Kyle Murphy (Lupus Racing Team), Gavin Mannion (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) and Alex Howes (Cannondale-Garmin).
Late in the race, Busche and Drombroski were in a lead breakaway group with Jelly Belly’s Gavin Mannion before Mannion dropped off the pace. With less than two kilometers to go, Busche attacked Dombrowski and the Cannondale-Garmin rider couldn’t respond. Busche rode solo to the finish line in rainy conditions, with Dombrowski securing second place.
Third place came down to a sprint between Kiel Reijnen and Cannondale-Garmin’s Alex Howes, with Reijnen proving the fastest of the pair.