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Vos wins Sea Otter cross country

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Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) looked confident at the start

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) looked confident at the start
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The pro women starting out on the Laguna Seca Raceway

The pro women starting out on the Laguna Seca Raceway
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Erica Tingey (Team Jamis) near the top of the big climb

Erica Tingey (Team Jamis) near the top of the big climb
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No Tubes riders Nina Baum and Mical Dyck at the top of the course

No Tubes riders Nina Baum and Mical Dyck at the top of the course
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Rebecca Rusch (Specialized) coming over the top of the big climb

Rebecca Rusch (Specialized) coming over the top of the big climb
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Riders returned to the start/finish on the track

Riders returned to the start/finish on the track
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Katerina Nash (Luna) had to settle for second place again today

Katerina Nash (Luna) had to settle for second place again today
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Evelyn Dong (Backcountry.com) taking third place

Evelyn Dong (Backcountry.com) taking third place
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Meredith Miller (Cal Giant Berry Farms-Light and Motion) at the start

Meredith Miller (Cal Giant Berry Farms-Light and Motion) at the start
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Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) riding up to the line

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) riding up to the line
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Friendly rivals Marianne Vos and Katerina Nash

Friendly rivals Marianne Vos and Katerina Nash
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Evelyn Dong (Backcountry.com) at the start

Evelyn Dong (Backcountry.com) at the start
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Elite women's cross country start on the track at the Sea Otter Classic

Elite women's cross country start on the track at the Sea Otter Classic
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Chloe Woodruff (Backcountry.com) setting the pace

Chloe Woodruff (Backcountry.com) setting the pace
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The Backcountry.com women made a statement today

The Backcountry.com women made a statement today
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Mikeala Kofman (Scott 3Rox Racing) at the end of lap one

Mikeala Kofman (Scott 3Rox Racing) at the end of lap one
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The leaders following Marianne Vos' wheel

The leaders following Marianne Vos' wheel
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The Backcountry.com women putting in podium rides

The Backcountry.com women putting in podium rides
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US Cross Country National Champion Lea Davison had to watch from the sidelines as she recovers from an injury

US Cross Country National Champion Lea Davison had to watch from the sidelines as she recovers from an injury
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Backcountry.com riders Evelyn Dong (L) and Chloe Woodruff (R)

Backcountry.com riders Evelyn Dong (L) and Chloe Woodruff (R)
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Nobody is better to his or her sponsors than Mary McConneloug

Nobody is better to his or her sponsors than Mary McConneloug
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Old friends Nina Baum (NoTubes) and Sonya Looney (Topeak Ergon)

Old friends Nina Baum (NoTubes) and Sonya Looney (Topeak Ergon)
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Luna riders Maghaleie Rochette (L) and Katerina Nash (R)

Luna riders Maghaleie Rochette (L) and Katerina Nash (R)
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Kate Courtney (Specialized)

Kate Courtney (Specialized)
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Mary McConneloug has a word with Marianne Vos at the start

Mary McConneloug has a word with Marianne Vos at the start
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Luna riders (L to R) Katerina Nash, Maghalie Rochette, and Teal Stetson-Lee

Luna riders (L to R) Katerina Nash, Maghalie Rochette, and Teal Stetson-Lee
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Elite women at the start of the Sea Otter Classic

Elite women at the start of the Sea Otter Classic
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The lead group on lap one with chasers not far behind

The lead group on lap one with chasers not far behind
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The lead group consisted of Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv), Katerina Nash (Luna), Chloe Woodruff, and Evelyn Dong

The lead group consisted of Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv), Katerina Nash (Luna), Chloe Woodruff, and Evelyn Dong
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Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) had Katerina Nash, Chloe Woodruff, and Evelyn Dong with her at the end of lap one

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) had Katerina Nash, Chloe Woodruff, and Evelyn Dong with her at the end of lap one
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Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) makes it two wins in two days at the Sea Otter Classic

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) makes it two wins in two days at the Sea Otter Classic
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Marianne Vos (Rabo/Liv Giant) made it two wins in as many days when she won the elite women's cross country race at the Sea Otter Classic on Saturday afternoon.  Vos finished solo ahead of runner-up Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team)

Full Results

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo - Liv Team2:21:15
2Katerina Nash (USA) Luna Pro Team0:01:07
3Evelyn Dong (USA) Backbountry.Com0:01:37
4Chloe Woodruff (USA) Backcountry.Com Bike0:05:03
5Larissa Connors (USA) Marin Factory Team0:06:34
6Rose Grant (USA) Sportsman & Ski Haus0:07:28
7Kelli Emmett (USA) Giant Factory Offroad0:08:07
8Erin Huck (USA) Tokyo Tues / Vcgraphix0:08:58
9Pua Mata (USA) Sho-Air/Cannondale0:09:43
10Mary Mcconneloug (USA) Kenda Stan's No Tubes0:10:30
11Mikaela Kofman (Can) Scott 3Rox Racing0:11:55
12Erica Tingey (USA) Team Jamis0:12:39
13Kate Courtney (USA) Specialized S Racing0:14:05
14Nina Baum (USA) Stan's No Tubes Womens0:15:26
15Sonya Looney (USA) Topeak Ergon
16Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's No Tubes0:15:57
17Jena Greaser (USA) Play Hard Give Back0:16:49
18Haley Smith (Can) Norco Factory0:17:17
19Erin Alders (USA) Liv Giant0:17:28
20Amanda Sin (Can) Scott 3 Rox0:17:42
21Amy Beisel (USA) Liv/Giant Tuffshed0:18:03
22Rebecca Rush (USA) Specialized Racing0:18:24
23Jamie Busch (USA) Juliana Bicycles0:19:14
24Chloe Cross (Can) Team Whistler0:22:09
25Karlee Gendron (Can) Trek Canada0:22:41
26Sarah Sturm (USA) Ska Zia0:23:26
27Lauren Catlin (USA) Bear Develoment0:24:12
28Melissa Ross (USA) Faster Performance0:25:11
29Shayna Powless (USA) BMC0:25:33
30Emily Shields (USA) BMC Project Dirt0:26:30
31Sarah Kaufmann (USA) No Tubes Elite Women0:28:20
32Lisa Hudson (USA)0:29:37
33Caroline Woods (USA) Marin Bikes0:30:57
34Shannon Holden (USA) Ibis & Vander Kitten0:32:26
35Shannon Gibson (USA) No Tubes Elite Women0:33:42
36Kaysee Armstrong (USA) Kona/Tvb Race0:34:36
37Kaylee Blevins (USA) Bear Development0:34:37
38Sarah Hill (USA) American Classic Pro0:35:27
39Cayley Brooks (Can) Norco Factory0:41:32
40Kelly Chang (USA)0:43:23
DNFJane Pearson (USA) Guru Sports
DNFTeal Stetson-Lee (USA) Luna Pro Team
DNFAmanda Nauman (USA) Sdg/Felt
DNFCaroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh Clement
DNFMaghalie Rochette (Can)
DNFMeredith Miller (USA) Light And Motion

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