Davison solos to Fontana Pro XCT victory

Woodruff and Dong round out top three

Lea Davison (Specialized Racing) soloed to a convincing victory at the third round of the US Pro XCT in Fontana, California on Saturday. She finished ahead of Chloe Woodruff (Crank Bros) and Evelyn Dong.

Davison made her move from the gun and quickly got a gap on lap one of the three-lap women's race Committed to her effort and showing that she was on another level for the day, she remained off the front for the duration while Woodruff and Dong battled for second place.

"It was a different approach for me today. I went hard straight from the start," said Davison to iamspecialized.com. "I got a gap right at the beginning of the first lap. I kept it super smooth throughout the race and defended the lead."

Woodruff, who was on the podium for the first two Pro XCT rounds, continued her good season by finishing second, three minutes after Davison.

Talking third was Evelyn Dong with a fantastic ride. She was was less than thirty seconds behind Woodruff.

Nina Baum (Stan's No Tubes Women's Elite) and Erica Tingey (Jamis) rounded out the top five.

Noticeably absent was Trek Factory rider Emily Batty who was leading the series coming into Fontana.

With her strong second place finish, Woodruff took over the women's number one Pro XCT plate heading into the next round at Sea Otter in mid-April.

Full Results

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing1:27:43 
2Chloe Woodruff (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club0:02:51 
3Evelyn Dong (USA)0:03:17 
4Nina Baum (USA) Stans No Tubes Womens Elite0:04:59 
5Erica Tingey (USA) Jamis0:05:15 
6Judy Freeman (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club0:07:21 
7Erin Alders (USA) Liv/Giant0:08:35 
8Larissa Fitchett (USA) Lost Coast Brewery-Marin Bikes0:10:46 
9Shayna Powless (USA) BMC0:10:53 
10Sarah Jansen (USA) The Path Bike Shop0:13:27 
11Karlee Gendron (Can) Trek Canada Mountain Bike Team0:13:43 
12Deyanira Guerrero (Mex) Veloz/Ellsworth0:17:08 
13Kelsey Withrow (USA) K4 Racing/Dna Cycling P/B Plan 70:20:48 
14Beth Utley (USA) Oro Valley Bicycle/Gu0:21:05 
15Jill Behlan (USA)0:27:12 
16Vanessa Humic (USA) Stans No Tubes/Kenda0:33:27 
DNFJamie Busch (USA) Quadzilla Racing  
Junior women 15-18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kate Courtney (USA) Whole Athlete-Specialized1:03:18 
2Haley Batten (USA) White Pine Racing0:01:55 
3Josie Nordrum (USA) Bear Development0:04:57 
4Emma Klingaman (USA)0:10:49 
5Avery Morin (USA) Bear Development0:11:58 
6Sarah Ogden (USA) Bear Development0:13:25 

 

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