Compton secures elite women's title at Pan Am Continental Cyclo-cross Championships

Antonneau second and Lloyd third

Katie Compton (Trek Factory Racing) won her second consecutive title at the Pan Am Continental Cyclo-cross Championships on Sunday in Covington. The US champion won her first title at the inaugural event last year. This time she cleared the field to win by a large margin ahead of Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) and Rachel Lloyd (Calgiant). Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) finished in fourth place after experiencing a mechanical.

After winning the previous day's C1 event in Mason, defending champion Compton lined up as the odds-on favourite to win Sunday's championships event. Compton led the race from the first lap with Amanda Miller, Meredith Miller, Gould, Antonneau, Courtenay McFadden and Mical Dyck in tow.

Gaps started to open and it was Antonneau and Gould who were able to stay closely to Compton's wheel. While Lloyd, McFadden and Meredith Miller rode slightly further back. But no one was able to match Compton's power and she opened the gap she needed, and building that lead on each subsequent lap.

As the US champion gained some 40 seconds on her rivals, Antonneau and Gould put forth a strong battle for second place. Unfortunately, Gould had a mechanical and dropped back, which led to Antonneau taking the runner-up spot on the podium. Lloyd also passed Gould to take third place.

Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katherine Compton (USA)0:42:08 
2Kaitlin Antonneau (USA)0:01:07 
3Rachel Lloyd (USA)0:01:38 
4Meredith Miller (USA)0:01:55 
5Georgia Gould (USA)0:02:01 
6Amanda Miller (USA)0:02:11 
7Courtenay Mcfadden (USA)0:02:23 
8Mical Dyck (Can)0:03:03 
9Elle Anderson (USA)0:03:07 
10Amanda Nauman (USA)0:03:10 
11Maghalie Rochette (Can)0:03:46 
12Jena Greaser (USA)0:04:46 
13Rebecca Fahringer (USA)0:05:08 
14Teal Stetson-Lee (USA)0:05:17 
15Carolina Gómez (Arg)0:05:48 
16Meghan Korol (USA)0:06:28 
17Anna Schappert (Can)0:06:52 
18Erica Zaveta (USA)0:07:08 
19Jennifer Nowlin (USA)0:07:10 
20Rebecca Blatt (USA)0:07:12 
21Rebecca Gross (USA)0:07:50 
22Ally Stacher (USA)0:07:58 
23Jennifer Malik (USA)0:08:03 
24Carol Jeane Sansome (USA)0:08:10 
25Nicole Mertz (USA)0:08:32 
26Megan Barr (USA)0:08:56 
27Corey Coogan Cisek (USA)0:09:29 
28Danielle Smith (USA)0:09:59 
29Jenna Blandford (USA)0:10:46 
30Emily Shields (USA)  
31Stacy Kalemkiarian (USA)  
32Cari Higgins (USA)  
33Amanda Schaap (USA)  
34Katina Walker (USA)  

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