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Compton doubles up at KMC CrossFest

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Women’s podium (L to R) Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) 2nd, Katie Compton (Trek Panache) 1st, Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) 3rd

Women’s podium (L to R) Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) 2nd, Katie Compton (Trek Panache) 1st, Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) 3rd
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Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) warming up in her tent

Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) warming up in her tent
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Courtenay McFadden (American Classic) and Amanda Miller on the run-up during the second lap

Courtenay McFadden (American Classic) and Amanda Miller on the run-up during the second lap
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Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) running barriers with one lap to go

Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) running barriers with one lap to go
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Emma White (Cannondale) leading early in the race with Compton riding eighth

Emma White (Cannondale) leading early in the race with Compton riding eighth
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Libby White (House Industries) climbing in deep sand

Libby White (House Industries) climbing in deep sand
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Katie Compton (Trek Panache) riding an off-camber section during lap four

Katie Compton (Trek Panache) riding an off-camber section during lap four
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Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) racing to a top five finish

Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) racing to a top five finish
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Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) was in a battle with Emma White for third place

Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) was in a battle with Emma White for third place
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Crystal Anthony (Maxxis Shimano) on her way to a sixth place finish

Crystal Anthony (Maxxis Shimano) on her way to a sixth place finish
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Katie Compton (Trek Panache) sweeps the inaugural weekend of Thompson racing

Katie Compton (Trek Panache) sweeps the inaugural weekend of Thompson racing
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) finishing second ahead of Rebecca Fahringer

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) finishing second ahead of Rebecca Fahringer
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Katie Compton (Trek Panache) racing in fourth position during lap two

Katie Compton (Trek Panache) racing in fourth position during lap two
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Emma White (Cannondale) running the barriers with one lap remaining

Emma White (Cannondale) running the barriers with one lap remaining
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Emma White (Cannondale) on the steep, loose run-up ahead of Katie Compton

Emma White (Cannondale) on the steep, loose run-up ahead of Katie Compton
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Katie Compton (Trek-Panache) having her bike dialed in by Mark Legg-Compton

Katie Compton (Trek-Panache) having her bike dialed in by Mark Legg-Compton
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Rebecca Gross (KHS) at the start

Rebecca Gross (KHS) at the start
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For the second day in a row, Emma White (Cannondale) leads out the Elite Women

For the second day in a row, Emma White (Cannondale) leads out the Elite Women
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The Elite Women approach the Thompson Speedway crossing

The Elite Women approach the Thompson Speedway crossing
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) leading at the stairs at the end of lap one

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) leading at the stairs at the end of lap one
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Crystal Anthony (Maxxis Shimano) racing in fifth position early in the race

Crystal Anthony (Maxxis Shimano) racing in fifth position early in the race
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The Elite Women head up the massive run-up for the first time

The Elite Women head up the massive run-up for the first time
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) fighting her way through deep sand on the run-up

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) fighting her way through deep sand on the run-up
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Arley Kemmerer (Fearless Femme Racing) struggling to get up the steep stairs

Arley Kemmerer (Fearless Femme Racing) struggling to get up the steep stairs
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The Elite Women tackle the long run-up

The Elite Women tackle the long run-up
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Kate Lysakowski (Joe’s Garage) shouldering her bike at the stairs

Kate Lysakowski (Joe’s Garage) shouldering her bike at the stairs
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Katie Compton’s Trek Boone all cleaned up and ready for the next race

Katie Compton’s Trek Boone all cleaned up and ready for the next race
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Katie Compton (KFC Racing-Trek/Panache) picked up her second win of the weekend for the Elite Women during day two of the KMC CrossFest on Sunday.

Course conditions changed significantly from the racing on Saturday. With no additional rain on Sunday the course dried out and was a fast, challenging track. Athletes faced new features on day two with a huge run up and a new, tricky line through the off-camber.

Compton had a tough start to the day but remained calm.

“I missed my pedal at the start and didn’t get off to a great start," she said. "I was probably fifth or sixth going into the first turn. Then I had a mechanical. I had something stuck in my shifter, so I wasn’t shifting and was stuck in too big a gear. I lost some spots, I couldn’t accelerate quickly enough. So I went to the pit and grabbed a bike and I lost more spots. I spent the first two and a half laps chasing and getting through traffic.”

Despite the mishaps, Compton managed to rally and hold off second and third place riders, French National Champion Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) and Amy D. Foundation rider Rebecca Fahringer. Mani rode the technical sections well.

“I tried to be smart, keep everything together and not make a mistake,” Mani said. 

Fahringer, who also finished third during Saturday's C1 race, had a brilliant weekend of racing.

“I think it might be my first double podium," she said. "It was definitely my first C1 podium yesterday. I found myself at the front of the race, and it was the first time I had been at the front. I took a little spill and from there Katie was able to get away.”

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katherine Compton (USA)0:46:20
2Caroline Mani (Fra)0:00:18
3Rebecca Fahringer (USA)0:00:21
4Emma White (USA)0:00:49
5Amanda Miller (USA)0:01:25
6Crystal Anthony (USA)0:01:27
7Melinda Mccutcheon (USA)0:01:37
8Arley Kemmerer (USA)0:01:56
9Kathryn Cumming (USA)0:02:48
10Ruby West (Can)0:03:02
11Jena Greaser (USA)0:03:25
12Kathleen Lysakowski (USA)0:04:11
13Rebecca Gross (USA)0:04:24
14Erica Leonard (Can)0:04:27
15Lisa Holmgren (Can)
16Stacey Barbossa (USA)0:05:05
17Rachel Rubino (USA)0:05:07
18Jennifer Malik (USA)0:05:31
19Turner Ramsay (USA)0:05:32
20Clio Dinan (USA)
21Rebecca Lewandowski (USA)0:05:52
22Elizabeth White (USA)0:06:33
23Brittlee Bowman (USA)0:06:49
24Natasja Brooijmans (USA)0:06:54
25Joanne Grogan (USA)0:06:57
26Leslie Lupien (USA)0:07:12
27Paige Williams (USA)0:07:20
28Natalie Tapias (USA)0:07:49
29Julie Van Der Hoop (Can)
30Erin Faccone (USA)
31Elizabeth Lukowski (USA)
32Michele Smith (USA)
33Julie Tracy (USA)
34Sara Melikian (USA)

 

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