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US Pro XCT #2: Bonelli Park 2012

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March 10-11, 2012

March 10, Elite women cross country:

Mann takes solo victory at Bonelli Park

Ty Kady
March 11, 2012, 22:36 GMT,
March 12, 2012, 15:59 GMT

Blasi and Huck round out the podium

Allison Mann crosses the line in first

Allison Mann crosses the line in first

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On a warm, sunny southern California day, round 2 of the US Pro XCT series drew a host of new faces to the front of the pack.  With many of the top 10 riders opting to prepare for the upcoming World Cup next weekend in South Africa, the race was wide open and both the men's and women's races were taken by first-time winners.

In the women's race, local Allison Mann (Sho-Air/Specialized) made the best of home track knowledge and good form to earn herself a runaway victory, the first of her US Pro XCT career. Mann got to the front of the women's field and simply road away to a convincing solo win.

Behind Mann, several riders battled.  Things broke apart late in the five-lap race as the rising heat of the afternoon began to wear on competitors. Zephanie Blasi (WXC World racing team) eventually took second.

Erin Huck (Tokyo Joes), Jaime Busch and Canadian Andreanne Pichette (Opus-OCG team) rounded out the top 10.  Pichette was also the first U23 racer to finish.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Allison Mann (USA) Sho-Air/Specialized 0:28:25  
2 Zephanie Blasi (USA) WXC World Racing 0:02:25  
3 Erin Huck (USA) Tokyo Joes 0:03:18  
4 Jamie Busch (USA) 0:03:38  
5 Andreanne Pichette (Can) Opus-OGC/Equipe Queb 0:04:26  
6 Erica Tingey (USA) 0:05:15  
7 Jennifer Smith (NZL) Trek/VV 0:05:49  
8 Sarah Kaufmann (USA) No Tubes Elite Women 0:07:33  
9 Mariske Strauss (RSA) 0:08:49  
10 Sage Wilderman (USA) Kenda/Felt 0:09:42  
11 Cayley Brooks (Can) 0:11:17  
12 Vicky Barclay (USA) Stans No Tubes Women 0:13:23  
13 Valerie Meunier (Can) 0:13:52  
14 Liz Carrington (USA) Bear Valley Bikes 0:15:35  
15 Andreane Lanthier Nadea (Can) Rocky Mountain Factory 0:17:49  
-1 Lap Anna Fortner (USA) The Team-Socalcross    
-1 Lap Kaila Hart (USA) No Tubes Elite Women    
-1 Lap Caeli Barron (Can) Cynergy Racing    
-2 Laps Alicia Rose Pastore (USA) Bmc MTB Development    
-2 Laps Vanessa Humic (USA) Stans No Tubes/Kenda