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US Pro XCT #1: Bonelli Park 2011

Date range:
March 12-13, 2011

March 13, Elite women short track:

Davison wins short track

By:
Ty Kady
Published:
March 13, 2011, 23:06 GMT,
Updated:
March 15, 2011, 14:41 GMT

Last lap battle among three women

Lea Davison (Specialized) wins the Bonelli Park Pro-XCT short track.

Lea Davison (Specialized) wins the Bonelli Park Pro-XCT short track.

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Lee Davison (Specialized) took her second race victory of the weekend after returning to competition following a season on victory. Davison won the short track at Bonelli Park in California ahead of Georgia Gould (Luna) and Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek).  The previous day, she also won the super D.

The race stayed together for the first laps, with Davison, Batty and Gould all taking turns at the front. Krista Park (Cannondale/NoTubes), Judy Freeman (Kenda/Felt), Chloe Forsman (BMC Development), and Zaphanie Blasi (NoTubes Elite Women) all mixed it up just behind them, while the power trio held court at the front.

Ten minutes into the race, Gould began setting a stronger rhythm that dislodged Park and the others, with Davison, Batty and Forsman hanging tough.

On the last lap, Davison absconded from the group and opened a gap that Gould and the others couldn't close.

Batty rounded out the podium in third, with Forsman, Freeman, Blasi, Park, Sarah Kaufman, Carolyn Popovic, and Shannon Gibson following.

It was Davison's second win on the weekend, and it netted the Vermont native second overall in the Pro women's Triple Crown results.

Full Results

Elite women short track
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized    
2 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team    
3 Emily Batty (USA) Subaru-Trek    
4 Chloe Forsman (USA) BMC MTB Development Team    
5 Judy Freeman (USA) Kenda/Felt    
6 Zephanie Blasi (USA) No Tubes Elite Womens Team    
7 Krista Park (USA) Cannondale/No Tubes    
8 Sarah Kaufmann (USA) Elete Electrolytes    
9 Carolyn Popovic (USA) Bear Valley Bikes    
10 Shannon Gibson (USA) No Tubes Elite Womens Team    
11 Erica Zaveta (USA) BMC MTB Development Team    
12 Kaila Hart (USA) No Tubes Elite Womens Team    
DNF Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru-Trek    
DNF Kelsy Bingham (USA) Team Jamis    
Elite women Triple Crown round 1 final standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 3  pts
2 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized 3  
3 Krista Park (USA) Cannondale/No Tubes 7  
4 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru-Trek 7  
5 Chloe Forsman (USA) BMC MTB Development 7  
6 Judy Freeman (USA) Kenda/Felt 11  
7 Zephanie Blasi (USA) No Tubes Elite Women 15  
8 Sarah Kaufmann (USA) Elete Electrolytes 17  
9 Kelsy Bingham (USA) Team Jamis 18  
10 Carolyn Popovic (USA) Bear Valley Bikes 20