Nash wins KMC Cyclo-cross Festival Day 1

Katerina Nash (Luna) won the opening day at the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival on Saturday. She attacked a lead group mid-race and finished the race alone ahead of Katie Compton (Trek), who lost some time due to a mishap part way through the race and ended up finishing second. Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) finished third.

The KMC Cyclo-cross Festival's opening day offered a C1 event for both the elite men and women on Saturday. The race was held at Roger Williams Park in Providence, and offered a great course with a mixture of sticky mud, grass and a flyover, for just some of the technical aspects of the course.

US champion Katie Compton, Ellen Nobel and recent CrossVegas World Cup winner Katerina Nash, opened up a small gap on the second lap of the women's race. They were later joined by Amanda Miller, while double silver medallist at the road World Championships in the junior events Emma White, Courtenay McFadden and Maghalie Rochette lagged slightly behind the leaders.

Compton crashed into the barriers on the fourth lap and lost contact with the front three riders, and was forced to chase for almost an entire lap. Compton caught both Miller and Nobel, however, Nash had forced a gap and was several seconds off the front. 

Nash originally had a 10-second gap but lost some of that time, and held her gap at roughly five seconds ahead of Compton with less than one lap to go.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team0:42:54
2Katherine Compton (USA) Trek Factory Racing0:00:06
3Amanda Miller (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport/Yogaglo0:00:38
4Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh Clement0:00:52
5Ellen Noble (USA) Jam/Ncc/Vittoria0:01:00
6Emma White (USA) Cyclocrossworld Devo Team0:01:15
7Crystal Anthony (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport/Yogaglo0:01:39
8Courtenay Mcfadden (USA) American Classic/Zones0:01:43
9Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale Pb Cyclocrossworld.C0:01:44
10Maghalie Rochette (Can) Luna Pro Team0:01:48
11Amanda Nauman (USA) Sdg - Muscle Monster0:02:20
12Meredith Miller (USA) Noosa Pro Cyclocross Team0:02:35
13Arley Kemmerer (USA) Level Eleven Racing P/B Pb20:02:36
14Rebecca Fahringer (USA) Amy D Racing0:03:03
15Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Van Dessel/Ism/Powerbar/Challen0:03:15
16Mical Dyck (Can) Naked Factory Racing0:03:17
17Kathryn Cumming (USA) Cyclocross Magazine Racing0:03:24
18Beth Ann Orton (USA) Kona0:03:51
19Jena Greaser (USA)0:04:14
20Erica Zaveta (USA) Maxxis-Shimano Pro Cyclocross TRow 19 - Cell 2
21Laurel Rathbun (USA) Raliegh Clement0:04:36
22Jessica Cutler (USA) Jamis Pro Cyclocross0:04:37
23Brittlee Bowman (USA) House Ind/Withings/Simplehuman0:04:41
24Ruby West (Can) Centurion Next Wave0:05:53
25Stacey Barbossa (USA) Midatlantic Colavita Women'S Te0:06:00
26Ally Stacher (USA) Stan'S Notubes Elite Cx0:06:40
27Rachel Rubino (USA) Level Eleven Racing P/B Pb20:06:41
28Meghan Korol (USA) Team Handmade0:06:45
29Julie Wright (USA) Team AvericaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Cheryl Sornson (USA) Team Rare Disease Cycling0:07:04
31Jennifer Malik (USA) Granville Brewing Co -- Stanrid0:07:09
32Joanne Grogan (USA) Next-BmbRow 31 - Cell 2
33Ashley Zoerner (USA) Alpha Bicycle Company Vista Sub0:07:19
34Leslie Timm (USA) Ladies First Racing0:07:30
35Jenny Ives (USA) Verge Test Pilot/Jamis0:07:40
36Danielle Smith (USA) Tenspeed Hero0:07:46
37Victoria Steen (USA) Lady Gnar Shredders0:08:11
38Katina Walker (USA) Park Ave. Bike Shop0:08:12
39Jauron Vetter (USA) State 9 Racing P/B Vittoria0:08:13
40Melody Chase (USA) Colonial Bicycle0:08:16
41Erin Faccone (USA) Team Averica0:08:26
42Kate Kirkpatrick (USA) Seavs/Haymarket0:08:39
43Melissa Seib (USA) Barker Mountain Bikes0:08:43
44Natasja Brooijmans (USA) Green Line Velo Driven By Zipca0:08:47
45Jessica Duppler (USA) Colonial Bicycle Company0:08:50
46Ingrid Lovitt (USA) Hellgate Cyclery0:09:00
47Elizabeth White (USA) House Ind/Withings/Simplehuman0:09:05
48Regina Legge (USA) Green Line Velo Driven By Zipca0:09:10
49Vickie Monahan (USA) Team Errace P/B Dso Manufacturi0:09:12
50Caitlin Szymkowicz (USA) Crossresults.Com0:09:15
51Lauren Dagostino (USA) Team Elite Endurance0:09:36
52Cari Higgins (USA) Unitedhealthcare0:09:57
53Emily Phillips (USA) Ladies First Racing0:09:58
54Frances Morrison (USA) C3 Twenty20 Cycling0:10:12
55Christin Reuter (USA) Crossresults.Com0:10:28
57Heather Heinrich (USA) Voler/Clif/Hrs/Rock LobsterRow 55 - Cell 2
56Kelly Chang (USA) Wooden Wheels RacingRow 56 - Cell 2
58Hannah Rossi (USA) Team AvericaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Melissa Lafleur (USA) Royal Mills P/B Graphic InnovatRow 58 - Cell 2

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