Noble doubles up on second day of CincyCX

Ellen Noble (Trek Factory Racing CX) made it two wins out of two at the weekend's CincyCX in Mason, Ohio, by taking the C2 race at Kingswood Park on Sunday.

In a reversal of Saturday's second and third places in the C1 event, Kaitie Keough (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) took the runner's-up spot ahead of Clif Pro Team's Katerina Nash.

"I was proud of myself because I was riding the hill in the woods, and I think Ellen and I were the only ones riding it," said Keough. "And that's where we got our gap from Katerina – I don't know which lap – and then the next lap I bobbled there, and that's where Ellen got her gap. But then otherwise I rode it well every time, so I'm proud of that. I was in the race and fighting."

Noble stamped her authority on the race once again to win by nine seconds over Keough, although it was considerably less decisive than Saturday's 37-second victory over Nash.

"I was actually really nervous early on in the race," admitted Noble. "I was, like, 'I don't know if I can do this,' especially, I think, on lap 3, when the group came back together, and it was a big group of six or seven, and that kind of freaked me out. I was, like, 'Oh my God, they chased back on.'"

It was, however, Noble's sixth straight cyclo-cross win, and the Trek rider will take confidence from that going into next month's Pan-American Championships.

"I've always been such a not-confident person, but having confidence is actually a good thing," she said. "If I put together a good race, even if it's not a win, then I can't be disappointed."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ellen Noble (USA)0:41:39
2Kaitlin Keough (USA)0:00:09
3Katerina Nash (Cze)0:00:20
4Clara Honsinger (USA)0:00:31
5Rebecca Fahringer (USA)0:00:44
6Sunny Gilbert (USA)0:01:11
7Raylyn Nuss (USA)0:01:15
8Courtenay Mcfadden (USA)0:01:17
9Samantha Runnels (USA)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Emma Swartz (USA)0:01:54
11Jennifer Malik (USA)0:02:04
12Katie Clouse (USA)0:02:11
13Lily Williams (USA)0:02:24
14Erica Zaveta (USA)0:02:26
15Laurel Rathbun (USA)0:02:28
16Beth Ann Orton (USA)0:02:58
17Katherine Santos (USA)0:03:16
18Maria Larkin (Irl)0:03:53
19Bridget Tooley (USA)0:04:00
20Emily Werner (USA)0:04:22
21Amanda Nauman (USA)0:04:29
22Emily Payonk (USA)0:04:35
23Caitlin Neuman (USA)0:04:39
24Alijah Beatty (USA)0:05:20
25Erica Leonard (Can)0:05:23
26Daniela Mehech (USA)0:05:40
27Faith Montreuil (USA)0:05:51
28Abigail Yates (GBr)0:06:06
29Petra Schmidtmann (USA)0:06:40
30Eleanor Dyas (USA)0:06:53
31Turner Ramsay (USA)0:07:12
32Eliza Gregoire (USA)0:07:52
33Marilyn Rayner (USA)0:08:01
34Lily Peck (USA)0:09:26
DNFSofia Gomez Villafane (Arg)Row 34 - Cell 2
DNFKennedy Adams (USA)Row 35 - Cell 2
DNSCaroline Mani (Fra)Row 36 - Cell 2
DNSMichelle Hance (USA)Row 37 - Cell 2

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