Wyman gets second win of the weekend

Helen Wyman made Saturday’s win look slightly less impressive today when she separated herself from the rest of the UCI Elite Women’s field by more than 30 seconds before the first lap was even complete. As she did the day before, Gabby Day (Rapha-Focus) took the 2nd step on the podium. Nicole Duke (Raleigh/Clement) used her superior bike-handling skills to finish 3rd on the day.

Nicole Duke looked up to the task of racing Wyman for the win during the first lap, but when push came to shove, Wyman was able to easily ride away. While Duke tried to keep Wyman in sight, Julie Krasniak (Rapha-Focus), Day, Mo Bruno Roy (Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles), and Meredith Miller (Cal Giant/Specialized) were charging to the front.

"This is my type of course, for sure," said Duke. "It was a little power-sucking, but it was so fun. It was a race of attrition, for sure."

"When it’s really rocky and a bit bumpy, and a little bit like that she’s faster than me," said Wyman of Duke, "but the rest of the time I was just riding strong on the straights. This is an awesome result for her, it’s her first decent ride of the season, so it’s really good for her."

At the end of the 2nd lap of the three lap race, Wyman continued to dominate while Duke began to slide back to the chasing trio of Krasniak, Bruno Roy, and Day who had disposed of a technically struggling Meredith Miller. Krasniak, however, fell in the barriers and her teammate, Gabby Day, passed her for 3rd position and Krasniak was left to fight Bruno Roy while Day set off after Duke.

While Wyman’s last lap was seemingly uneventful, Gabby Day was able to catch Nicole Duke in the last half of the last lap to cross the line in 2nd place. Nicole Duke was able to hold off the rapidly closing pair of Bruno Roy and Krasniak who took 4th and 5th place respectively.

A victorious Wyman said at the finish, "This is mud. I just love these conditions, they’re just my favorite type of racing."

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Full Results
1Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team0:38:08
2Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus0:00:56
3Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:01:07
4Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:01:19
5Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus0:01:26
6Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized0:01:36
7Wendy Simms (Can) Kona0:01:39
8Mary McConneloug (USA) Team Kenda/Seven/Notubes0:01:49
9Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:01:55
10Laura Van Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom0:02:16
11Nicole Thiemann (USA) Team CF0:02:19
12Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:02:30
13Crystal Anthony (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:03:00
14Amanda Carey (USA) Volkswagen Boise Cycling0:03:17
15Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel0:03:27
16Elle Anderson (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:03:41
17Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement0:04:21
18Brittlee Bowman (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:04:45
19Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com0:04:56
20Stacey Barbossa (USA) Colavita/espnW NJ0:05:05
21Beth Ann Orton (USA) Team S&M0:05:15
22Karin Holmes (USA) Riverside Racing0:05:27
23Julie Lafrenière (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery0:05:35
24Christina Birch (USA) JAM/NCC/Vittoria0:06:09
25Anna Barensfeld (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:06:12
26Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:06:33
27Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Silverbull targettraining0:06:53
28Kathleen Lysakowski (USA) Cycle Lodge0:06:55
29Allyson Tufano (USA) Sportif Coaching Group/BPB0:07:25
30Christina Tamilio (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:07:47
31Lori Cooke (USA) Cycle Lodge0:07:50
32Vickie Monahan (USA) Expo Wheelmen0:07:52
33Elizabeth Lukowski (USA) NYCross.com p/b VOmax0:08:07
34Marian Jamison (USA) LadiesFirst Racing0:08:14
35Emily Flynn (Can) Tommy & Lefebvre Cycling0:09:01
36Deirdre Smith (USA)0:09:38
37Jennifer Tillman (USA) C3-Athletes Serving Athletes0:10:08
38Elizabeth Allen (USA) Danielson Adventure Sports0:11:46
39Becca Schepps (USA) CRCA/Innervation Fitness/Stan's NoTubes0:12:57
40Cait Dooley (USA) Geekhouse Bikes0:13:28
41Jocelyn Mauldin (USA) NEBC p/b Cycle Loft0:13:59
42Christine Fort (USA) pedalpowertraining.com0:14:24
DNFArley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Athletes Serving AthletesRow 42 - Cell 2
DNFErica Yozell Miller (USA) South Mountain CyclesRow 43 - Cell 2
DNFJulianne Oberle (USA) NEBC p/b Cycle LoftRow 44 - Cell 2
DNFJamie Gilgen (USA) Kallisto/Wheels of OakvilleRow 45 - Cell 2
DNFNancy Labbe-Giguere (Can) LadiesFirst RacingRow 46 - Cell 2
DNFÉvelyne Blouin (Can)Row 47 - Cell 2

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