Grant takes Carson City Off-Road win

Leading for two laps Amy Beisel (Pro Cycling) certainly looked like she could win the race. She was climbing better than Rose Grant (Stans-Pivot), but Grant was faster on the downhills. After two laps, Beisel was not able to maintain the pace and Rose Grant when on to claim victory and a $5,000 check. Beisel finished in second place nearly five minutes behind.

Defending champion Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team) uncharacteristically was gapped by two minutes during the first lap but made up the margin on the descent back into town. In the end she finished third almost ten minutes behind Grant. Evelyn Dong (Full Cycle) rode very consistently for claim fourth place, while Maghalie Rochette (Clif Pro Team) finished fifth after nearly two heroic laps of helping her teammate Katerina.

Rose Grant commented on her race, "Amy had a super solid two laps. Kudos to her. It was a good sustainable pace and I didn't feel the need to go any times she would get a couple seconds on me but I would just draw her in as the course suited me. My pace stayed about the same and she faded a bit (on the third lap). I was just able to pull a lead out."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rose Grant (USA) Stan's NoTubes, Pivot Cycles, Shimano, Fox4:36:41
2Amy Beisel (USA) ProCycling/Kenda0:04:40
3Katerina Nash (Cze) CLIF0:09:48
4Evelyn Dong (USA) Cannondale0:13:05
5Maghalie Rochette (Can) CLIF, MAXXIS, FOX, CAMELBAK, GIRO, GARNEAU0:15:30
6Crystal Anthony (USA) MAXXIS, SHIMANO0:21:54
7Sofia Gomez Villafane (Arg) Assos , Pivot Cycles0:24:41
8Suzie Snyder (USA) Sierra Endurance Sports, Employers Insurance, Reno Running Company0:25:59
9Kara Lapoint (USA) CLIF Bar, JLVelo, Catlike0:29:41
11Jennifer Smith (NZl) Stan's NoTubes, Kenda Tires, Cannondale0:34:27
12Serena Bishop Gordon (USA) LIV, SRAM, Schwalbe0:39:00
13Isnaraissa Moir (USA) Pivot Cycles, MRP, Ergon0:41:13
14Olivia Dillon (Irl) Bont, Velocio0:44:56
15Emma Maaranen (USA) Rolf Prima, Trek, Sunnyside Sports0:45:20
16Caitlin Bernstein (USA) UnTapped Maple, Velocio, Vive La Tarte CX0:51:44
17Jen Hanks (USA) Pivot Cycles, DNA Cycling, Rotor Bike Components0:53:02
18Lindsay Dwyer (USA) Ibis, 7mesh inc, fizik0:53:27
19Mindy Mccutcheon (USA) DNA Cycling0:56:39
20Meghan Sheridan (USA) Binghams Cyclery, W | LAW1:01:00
21Anayantzi Guzman (Mex) SPEED-BIKES PIVOT, SERVIMED MORELIA,1:01:52
22Nikki Peterson (USA) RideBiker, Incycle Bicycles, Kenda Tire1:07:40
23Lisa Leonard (GBr) Audi Henderson, JL Velo, Grouchy John's Coffee Shop1:09:24
24Lauren Desrosiers (USA) Scott Bikes, Cycling Development, Sram1:19:49

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