Wells and Nash win Missoula short track

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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) TeamResult
1Todd Wells0:25:52 
2Stephen Ettinger0:00:02 
3Leandre Bouchard0:00:08 
4Howard Grotts0:00:15 
5Keegan Swenson0:00:21 
6Russell Finsterwald0:00:42 
7Mitchell Bailey0:00:44 
8Eric Thompson0:01:02 
9Mitchell Hoke0:01:18 
10James Driscoll0:01:47 
11Chris Baddick0:01:57 
12Kerry Werner0:01:57 
13Troy Wells  
14Spencer Paxson  
15Justin Lindine  
16Evan Mcneely  
17Menso De Jong  
18Casey Williams  
19Jason Sager  
20Thomas Sampson  
21Elliot Reinecke  
22Mathieu Belanger Barrette  
23Bryan Horsley  
24Kalan Beisel  
25Joseph Maloney  
26Sam Chovan  
27David Flaten  
28Kacey Campbell  
29Keith Omundson  
30Matthew Turner  
31Ben Parsons  
32Craig Wohlschlaeger  
33Eliel Anttila  
34Nick Thomas  
Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katerina Nash0:25:08 
2Chloe Woodruff0:00:09 
3Evelyn Dong0:00:12 
4Erin Huck0:00:15 
5Rose Grant0:00:21 
6Lea Davison0:00:36 
7Larissa Connors  
8Amy Beisel  
9Serena Gordon  
10Emily Shields  
11Elizabeth Adams  
12Shayna Powless  
13Kaylee Blevins  
14Natalie Koncz  

 

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