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June 20, Elite men and women short track:

Wells and Nash win Missoula short track

By:
Cycling News
Published:
June 23, 2014, 17:11 BST,
Updated:
June 24, 2014, 16:13 BST

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The elite men and women lined up for the Missoula short track on the longest day of the year - the summer solstice. Todd Wells and Katerina Nash claimed victories in the men's and women's races.

Men

Todd Wells (Specialized) won the race ahead of Stephen Ettinger (BMC) and Leandre Bouchard (Cyclone).

Keegan Swenson (Cannondale Factory Racing) took the hole shot and held on the lead for the first few laps. Swenson made up the lead group of Wells, Russell Finsterwald (Sram, Troy Lee Designs), Howard Grotts (Specialized), Ettinger and Bouchard.

Swenson faded and Finsterwald caught a pedal and crashed, putting both racers out of contention for the top three steps of the podium.

Wells moved to the front and controlled the race for the win.

Women

Katerina Nash (Luna) claimed victory in the elite women's race, ahead of Chloe Woodruff (Backcountry.com) and Evelyn Dong (Backcountry.com).

Competition was was fierce for the hole shot on the first acsent and a selection was made early. The group included Dong, Woodruff, Erin Huck (Tokyo Joe’s), Nash, Lea Davison (Specialized) and Rose Grant (Sportsman Ski Haus).

After a few laps, the lead group became a battle between Dong, Woodruff and Nash.

Nash and Woodruff went off the front and with about 200 meters remaining on the final lap. Nash sprinted to victory with Woodruff and Dong close behind.

 

Full Results

Elite Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Todd Wells 0:25:52  
2 Stephen Ettinger 0:00:02  
3 Leandre Bouchard 0:00:08  
4 Howard Grotts 0:00:15  
5 Keegan Swenson 0:00:21  
6 Russell Finsterwald 0:00:42  
7 Mitchell Bailey 0:00:44  
8 Eric Thompson 0:01:02  
9 Mitchell Hoke 0:01:18  
10 James Driscoll 0:01:47  
11 Chris Baddick 0:01:57  
12 Kerry Werner 0:01:57  
13 Troy Wells    
14 Spencer Paxson    
15 Justin Lindine    
16 Evan Mcneely    
17 Menso De Jong    
18 Casey Williams    
19 Jason Sager    
20 Thomas Sampson    
21 Elliot Reinecke    
22 Mathieu Belanger Barrette    
23 Bryan Horsley    
24 Kalan Beisel    
25 Joseph Maloney    
26 Sam Chovan    
27 David Flaten    
28 Kacey Campbell    
29 Keith Omundson    
30 Matthew Turner    
31 Ben Parsons    
32 Craig Wohlschlaeger    
33 Eliel Anttila    
34 Nick Thomas    
Elite Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katerina Nash 0:25:08  
2 Chloe Woodruff 0:00:09  
3 Evelyn Dong 0:00:12  
4 Erin Huck 0:00:15  
5 Rose Grant 0:00:21  
6 Lea Davison 0:00:36  
7 Larissa Connors    
8 Amy Beisel    
9 Serena Gordon    
10 Emily Shields    
11 Elizabeth Adams    
12 Shayna Powless    
13 Kaylee Blevins    
14 Natalie Koncz