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Nash wins again at the Cincy3 Festival

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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) hammering out of the saddle

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) hammering out of the saddle
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Carolina Gomez (Vanderkitten) running the lighted barriers on lap three

Carolina Gomez (Vanderkitten) running the lighted barriers on lap three
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) cresting the lone hill on the course

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) cresting the lone hill on the course
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) riding well in the top ten

Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) riding well in the top ten
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) attempting to join her team-mates at the front of the race

Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) attempting to join her team-mates at the front of the race
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Arley Kemmerer (P2B Pro Cycling) has returned to racing after a bout of illness

Arley Kemmerer (P2B Pro Cycling) has returned to racing after a bout of illness
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) riding the hill with one lap to go

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) riding the hill with one lap to go
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital) coming through the start-finish area with one lap to go

Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital) coming through the start-finish area with one lap to go
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) riding well with one lap to go

Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) riding well with one lap to go
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) riding just behind the chase group on lap two

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) riding just behind the chase group on lap two
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Canadian Champion Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) chasing Nash with Lloyd and Miller close behind

Canadian Champion Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) chasing Nash with Lloyd and Miller close behind
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) is interviewed about her illustrious career by Dave Towle before the race

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) is interviewed about her illustrious career by Dave Towle before the race
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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The King’s CX course covered a lot of real estate. It featured one large hill, a long sand pit, a set of stairs, and glow-in-the-dark barriers

The King’s CX course covered a lot of real estate. It featured one large hill, a long sand pit, a set of stairs, and glow-in-the-dark barriers
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Courtenay McFadden and Nicole Duke trying to keep warm as the sun disappeared for the day

Courtenay McFadden and Nicole Duke trying to keep warm as the sun disappeared for the day
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Katie Compton (Trek Factory Team) was hoping for a better result than on Friday when she dropped a chain

Katie Compton (Trek Factory Team) was hoping for a better result than on Friday when she dropped a chain
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) rode with a light again this year on the dimly light course

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) rode with a light again this year on the dimly light course
(Image credit: David McElwaine)
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Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital) battles USA Champion Katie Compton for the hole-shot

Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital) battles USA Champion Katie Compton for the hole-shot
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The Elite women head out onto the course

The Elite women head out onto the course
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Nicole Brandt (La Grange) got off to a brilliant start tonight

Nicole Brandt (La Grange) got off to a brilliant start tonight
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) wasted no time in getting away in the darkness

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) wasted no time in getting away in the darkness
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) celebrating her second victory in two days

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) celebrating her second victory in two days
(Image credit: David McElwaine)

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) won her second consecutive race of Toyota Cincy3 CX Festival, and her first UCI C1 event of the year, at Saturday’s Kings CX Night Race. It was Nash’s last opportunity to race at Cincy3 since she does not qualify for the Pan-American Championship race being held at Devou Park in Covington, KY on Sunday.

“I should take a break a lot more often,” said Nash. “I kind of recovered after mountain bike season and I felt really good again today. It’s a good start to the cross season. I’m excited since I’ve been second here a few times and it’s nice to finally take the win.”

Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital-American Classic) was first through the hole-shot, but it was Katie Compton (Trek Factory Racing) who took control early in the first lap. Unfortunately Compton’s run of bad luck continued when she suffered a mechanical over the first set of barriers.

“It was a tough day at the office,” said Compton. “I got a great start, I was feeling good, and then dropped my chain again and had shifting issues. I was so far back, and I thought about chasing through the group, but getting by some of the back-runners is frustrating, and hard to say the least, and I didn’t want to chase through the group again.”

Compton suffered a mechanical on the start line at Harbin Park on Friday, and chased from last to sixth place over the course of the race. Compton withdrew from the Kings CX race to focus her efforts on Sunday’s Pan-Am Championship.

Nash took advantage of the chaos around Compton’s mishap, and moved to the front of the race with Rachel Lloyd (California Giant/Specialized.) The pair proceeded to put build a gap on the field, but after one lap Lloyd fell of the pace, leaving Nash to forge ahead by herself once again.

Nash rode consistently the remainder of the race and built a sizeable lead over a chase group comprised of Lloyd, Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team), and Meredith Miller (Noosa Professional Cyclocross.)

Lloyd, who underwent eye surgery earlier this year, was having trouble seeing throughout the course and was happy to let Pendrel take the lead.

“Rachel was telling me that she couldn’t see in the dark, but she saw pretty good at the end, so I don’t know about that. Maybe I was getting used a little bit, but it’s all good,” laughed Pendrel. “I felt happy with the way I rode. Technically, and physically I just needed to be able to stay on the gas for a little bit longer to actually snap it, but I’m really happy with third, it was a good strong race.”

Miller, recently back from a cold, joined the two chasers mid-race, but could not maintain steady contact in the closing laps. Nash crossed the line with a comfortable 27-second time gap, and had plenty of time to high five the fans lining the way to the finish.

With half a lap to go Lloyd passed Pendrel in the hilly “Camel Back” section of the course and led the two into the sprint. Lloyd, a veteran of the U.S. cyclocross circuit for the last decade, found the extra gear she needed to take the sprint and finish second.

“I don’t feel like I have a sprint yet, but I just buried myself to the line and managed to hold her off,” said Lloyd. “I think she [Pendrel] did so much more work in the race she was a little more tired.”

Pendrel finished, third followed by Miller in fourth. Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale- Cyclocrossworld.com) recovered in the second half of the race and pushed through the field to finish fifth.

Toyota Cincy3 CX Festival racing continues on Sunday November 2nd with the Pan American Cyclocross Championship at Devou Park in Covington, KY. The Pan American Cyclocross Championship begins at 12:00 EST with the U23 Women’s race, and concludes at 3:00 EST with the Elite Women’s race.

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team0:44:25
2Rachel Lloyd (USA) California Giant / Specialized0:00:28
3Catharine Pendrel (Can) LUNA PRO TEAM0:00:29
4Meredith Miller (USA) Noosa Professional Cyclocross Te0:00:35
5Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.c0:00:47
6Maghalie Rochette (Can) LUNA Pro Team0:01:20
7Courtenay Mcfadden (USA) GE Capital/American Classic0:01:29
8Georgia Gould (USA) LUNA Pro Team0:01:33
9Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:38
10Amanda Miller (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo0:01:58
11Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh / Clement0:02:19
12Erica Zaveta (USA) Amy D. Racing0:02:32
13Arley Kemmerer (USA) PB2 Pro Cycling0:02:50
14Sunny Gilbert (USA) Michelob Ultra/Big Shark0:03:04
15Jessica Cutler (USA) Jamis Bikesport p/b WA Bike Law0:03:51
16Abby Strigel (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:04:02
17Carolina Gómez (Arg) VANDERKITTEN RACING0:04:08
18Amanda Nauman (USA) SDG-Bellwether pb Krema Peanut0:04:29
19Hannah Arensman (USA) K-Edge/Felt Cyclocross Team0:04:30
20Carol Jeane Sansome (USA) County Cycles Masters CX p/b Tre0:04:32
21Amanda Carey (USA) Team Rhino Rush0:04:49
22Laurel Rathbun (USA) Raleigh / Clement0:05:25
23Katherine Shields (USA) Ken's Bike Shop0:05:46
24Emily Kachorek (USA) Squid0:05:51
25Allison Arensman (USA) K-Edge/Felt Cyclocross Team0:06:04
26Jenna Blandford (USA) VO2 Multisport0:06:12
27Emily Shields (USA) Ken's Bike Shop0:06:15
28Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel0:06:30
29Meghan Korol (USA) Don Walker Cycles Racing0:06:46
30Rebecca Gross (USA) VANDERKITTEN RACING0:06:58
31Mackenzie Woodring (USA) Foundry Cycles0:07:04
32Corey Coogan Cisek (USA) The Fix Studio0:07:37
33Nicole Brandt (USA) La Grange0:07:42
34Sierra Siebenlist (USA) Matthews Bicycles0:07:59
35Siobhan Kelly (Can) AdrenlineRacer/To Wheels0:08:27
36Katie Arnold (USA) Stanridge0:08:13
37Ellen Sherrill (USA) Rock Lobster Cyclocross-2Laps
38Victoria Steen (USA) Lady Gnar Shredders-2Laps
39Erin Silliman (USA) Fearless Femme p/b PEC-Vie13-2Laps
40Kristen Arnold (USA) Lady Gnar Shredders-2Laps
41Samantha Brode (USA) WAS Labs Cycling-2Laps
42Jennifer Nichols (USA) Birmingham Velo/Infinity Racing-2Laps
43Shera Smith (USA) Clarksville Schwinn powered by W-3Laps

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