Finsterwald, Woodruff claim Short Track titles

Wells flats out of title fight in bell lap

Russell Finsterwald (SRAM-Troy Lee Designs Race Team) and Chloe Woodruff (Team Stan’s NoTubes-Niner) claimed the short track national championships on Friday in Mammoth Mountain, California.

Finsterwald was locked in battle with four-time short track champion Todd Wells (Specialized Factory Racing) for most of the 20-minute race, but Wells suffered a puncture in the penultimate lap, leaving Finsterwald to solo away to victory. Stephan Davoust (Giant Southwest Racing) soloed in for silver ahead of Alex Grant (Roadbiker-Cannondale).

“I felt really good out here today,” Finsterwald said. “I’ve been training at home at altitude, so coming here kind of feels like home. It will mean a lot - it will be good wearing it for the next year.”

Woodruff rode an aggressive race, making the early breakaway and then attacking mid-way through the race with Lea Davison (Specialized Factory Racing) with two laps to go. The pair worked together until the finish, where Woodruff sprinted away to win her eighth national championship. Defending short track champion Georgia Gould (LUNA Pro Team) finished third.

“It’s pretty special to come back here,” Woodruff said after the race. “I won the expert women’s short track jersey here 10 years ago, so it’s great to be back. I was kind of thinking that would be really cool to win it 10 years later.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Russell Finsterwald (USA)0:28:48 
2Stephan Davoust (USA) Giant Southwest Racing0:00:19 
3Alexander Grant (USA)0:00:33 
4Richard Cypress Gorry (USA) Whole Athlete/ Specialized Cycling Team0:00:49 
5Ryan Standish (USA)0:01:09 
6Luke Vrouwenvelder (USA)0:01:10 
7Payson Mcelveen (USA)0:01:11 
8Kyle Trudeau (USA)0:01:18 
9W Grant Ellwood (USA) Boulder Junior Cycling0:01:26 
10Sepp Kuss (USA) LiVe Well p/b Bountiful Bicycle0:01:34 
11Ryan Geiger (USA)0:01:42 
12Troy Wells (USA) TEAM CLIF BAR Cycling0:01:43 
13Carl Decker (USA)0:01:50 
14Braden Kappius (USA) TEAM CLIF BAR Cycling0:01:55 
15Menso De Jong (USA) TEAM CLIF BAR Cycling0:01:55 
16Kerry Werner (USA)0:01:56 
17Todd Wells (USA)0:02:11 
18Lucas Rowton (USA) Montrose Cycling Club0:02:18 
19Joseph Maloney (USA)  
20Justin Desilets (USA) Adobe Cycling  
21Levi Kurlander (USA) Fort Lewis College  
22Travis (Tj) Woodruff (USA)  
23Kevin Day (USA) Team Endurance 360  
24Nolan Brady (USA) Giant Southwest Racing  
25Cole House (USA) Isagenix / SeaSucker / Guttenplan Coaching  
26Ben Ortt (USA)  
27Garrett Gerchar (USA)  
28Benjamin Senkerik (USA) Team Extreme  
29Justin Toepel (USA) Groove Subaru Excel Sports  
30Josh Gallen (USA)  
31Brett Denney (USA)  
32Sam Chovan (USA)  
33Joshua Murdock (USA)  
34Nick Thomas (USA)  
35Ian Wilkey (USA)  
36Derek Hermon (USA)  
37Cody Cupp (USA)  
38David Flaten (USA) US Military Cycling Team  
DNSHoward Grotts (USA)  
DNSElliot Reinecke (USA)  
Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Woodruff (USA)0:29:25 
2Lea Davison (USA)0:00:04 
3Georgia Gould (USA)0:00:30 
4Rose Grant (USA)0:00:31 
5Amy Beisel (USA)0:01:11 
6Kate Courtney (USA)0:01:40 
7Alexis Skarda (USA)0:02:22 
8Shayna Powless (USA)0:02:27 
9Emily Shields (USA) Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin0:03:09 
10Ally Stacher (USA)  
11Hannah Finchamp (USA)  
12Nina Baum (USA)  
13Elisa Otter (USA) Bicycle Express Racing  
14Emily Schaldach (USA) University of Colorado Boulder  
15Abbey Alexiades (USA) Giant Northeast Off-Road Racing  
DNFKaylee Blevins (USA)  
DNSErin Huck (USA)  
DNSJohanne Albrigtsen (USA) Boulder Junior Cycling  


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