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Rochester victory for Caroline Mani

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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) taking the win in Rochester by 17 seconds.

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) taking the win in Rochester by 17 seconds.
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Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) was the winner of the C1 race on Saturday.

Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) was the winner of the C1 race on Saturday.
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French Champion Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) on one of the steep run-ups.

French Champion Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) on one of the steep run-ups.
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Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) leading Elle Anderson during lap two.

Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) leading Elle Anderson during lap two.
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Sophia Gomez Villafane (TenSpeed Hero) running a steep hill during lap two.

Sophia Gomez Villafane (TenSpeed Hero) running a steep hill during lap two.
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Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) had some singletrack to herself.

Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) had some singletrack to herself.
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Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) and Courtenay McFadden riding in a chase group in a pretty wooded section of the course.

Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) and Courtenay McFadden riding in a chase group in a pretty wooded section of the course.
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Sophia Gomez Villafane (TenSpeed Hero) riding to a top ten finish.

Sophia Gomez Villafane (TenSpeed Hero) riding to a top ten finish.
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Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) racing to a second place finish.

Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) racing to a second place finish.
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Courtenay McFadden racing ahead of Ellen Noble with three laps remaining.

Courtenay McFadden racing ahead of Ellen Noble with three laps remaining.
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Natasha Elliot (Garneau Easton Cycling) on the steepest run-up

Natasha Elliot (Garneau Easton Cycling) on the steepest run-up
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Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) seemed quite happy with her second place finish.

Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) seemed quite happy with her second place finish.
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Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) was doing well until she crashed and had to DNF

Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) was doing well until she crashed and had to DNF
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Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) leading Emma White in a battle for third place.

Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) leading Emma White in a battle for third place.
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Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) was the winner of the C1 race on Saturday.

Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) was the winner of the C1 race on Saturday.
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The front row of the Elite Women forming at Genesee Valley Park

The front row of the Elite Women forming at Genesee Valley Park
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Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) taking the hole-shot

Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) taking the hole-shot
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Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) leading the pro women out onto the course with Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) close behind.

Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) leading the pro women out onto the course with Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) close behind.
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Kennedy Adams (Women’s CX Project) seemingly alone in the woods.

Kennedy Adams (Women’s CX Project) seemingly alone in the woods.
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USA U-23 Champion Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) rounding a dusty corner during lap one.

USA U-23 Champion Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) rounding a dusty corner during lap one.
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) broke away and never looked back

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) broke away and never looked back
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Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) battling Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) and Elle Anderson (Elle Anderson Racing) for second place.

Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) battling Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale) and Elle Anderson (Elle Anderson Racing) for second place.
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) fighting her way to the front during lap one.

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) fighting her way to the front during lap one.
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Siobhan Kelly (To Wheels Epic Sports) running on the dusty course.

Siobhan Kelly (To Wheels Epic Sports) running on the dusty course.
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Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) running the Belgian Stairs with two laps remaining.

Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) running the Belgian Stairs with two laps remaining.
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Rebecca Fahringer and Caroline Mani congratulate each other at the finish.

Rebecca Fahringer and Caroline Mani congratulate each other at the finish.
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) got revenge for her mechanical during the previous day's race by dropping the entire women’s field early in the race, and then held them off to claim victory. Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D Foundation) earned her best UCI result to date, finishing second with a display of power when most needed. Saturday’s winner, Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) claimed third place in a strong battle for the last step of the podium.

As was the case on Saturday, Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport) took the hole-shot and led the Elite women onto the new course at Genesee Valley Park. She maintained that lead for much of the lap, stayed in the mix with the leaders, but then suffered a race ending crash later in the event.

Caroline Mani did not have the best of starts, but wasted no time in working her way to the front of the bike race. Within a few laps she had opened up a 25-second gap and looked sharp.

Behind her the battle for the other podium positions was quite heated. Rebecca Fahringer, Elle Anderson (Elle Anderson Racing), Kaitie Antonneau, Amanda Miller, and Emma White (Cannondale) all were in contention.

Fahringer proved to be the strongest. She commented after the race, “I felt really good. I’m happy with the ride. My start was a little bit better but not ideal. Ideally you start first, but we all can’t be Caroline.”

Fahringer continued, “When I found myself sitting at the front of the chase group I said, “Should I play tactics, sit up, and make them take a pull in the wind?” But I decided this was my chance to see what I could do at the front of a race…if I go so hard that I pop and they beat me, then I have learned something, and they bettered me. I was sort of able to fend everyone off…I put down the watts when I could and just tried to stay upright the last two laps.

Mani described her motivation for today, “Yesterday I had a tough day, mechanically, then physically and mentally tough…I thought about it, and said to myself “Hey, I’m supposed to win.”

On Saturday, high temperatures and humidity affected the racers and outcome. Maghalie Rochette (Luna Pro Team), who had led much of the race, suffered heat stroke at the finish, and was taken to hospital. She was released several hours later but cautioned to take it easy for a few days.

The new course at Genesse Valley Park was even faster than during Saturday’s event. Overnight rain and the effects of hundreds of racers riding the course created packed down lines on the newly laid trails.

When asked what course features worked to her advantage today, Mani replied, “I think a lot of corners, so it’s pretty snappy and punchy. It’s fast with a lot of flat sections for power.”

Mani added, “I think since last year I gained confidence, power, and technically I am confident too. I tried to be consistent and not make any mistakes. That paid off today.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement)0:44:20
2Rebecca Fahringer0:00:17
3Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.com)0:00:26
4Emma White (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com)0:00:41
5Elle Anderson (Elle Anderson Racing)0:00:54
6Courtenay McFadden0:01:05
7Christel Ferrier (SAS-Macogep-Acquisio p/p Mazda)0:01:12
8Crystal Anthony (maxxis-shimano pro cyclocross)
9Amanda Nauman (SDG - Muscle Monster)0:01:43
10Sofia Gomez Villafane (TenSpeed Hero)0:01:52
11Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing)0:02:07
12Arley Kemmerer (Fearless Femme Racing)0:02:13
13Ruby West (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com)0:02:19
14Jena Greaser0:02:31
15Natasha Elliott (Garneau - Easton Cycling)0:03:16
16Julie Wright (Team Averica)0:03:32
17Ashley Barson (Focus CX Team Canada)0:03:41
18Kathleen Lysakowski (Joe's Garage CX p/b BikeReg)0:03:43
19Jen Malik (Women's CX Project)0:03:45
20Caitlin Bernstein (Vive La Tarte)0:04:04
21Rachel Rubino (Fearless Femme Racing)0:04:40
22Shannon Mallory (NW Women's CX Project)0:05:40
23Natalie Tapias (JAM / NCC)0:06:35
24Melissa Presnell (SEAVS/Haymarket)0:06:40
25Erin Faccone (Team Averica)0:07:05
26Siobhan Kelly (To Wheels Epic Sports)0:07:11
27Katina Walker (Park Ave. Bike Shop)0:07:23
28Elizabeth White (HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN)0:07:58
29Mackenzie Green (Women's CX Project)
30Rhys May (JAM fund)
31Kennedy Adams (Women's CX Project)
DNSCassandra Maximenko (Van Dessel/Atom Composites/ISM)
DNSMaghalie Rochette (LUNA Pro Team)
DNSBrittlee Bowman (HOUSE IND/WITHINGS/SIMPLEHUMAN)
DNSJessica Snyder
DNFAmanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo)

 

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