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Nash sweeps Providence Cyclo-cross Festival

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A new chapter of the Little Bellas met at Roger Williams Park today

A new chapter of the Little Bellas met at Roger Williams Park today
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The Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park provided a stunning backdrop for the podium ceremonies at the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival

The Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park provided a stunning backdrop for the podium ceremonies at the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) takes the hole-shot today

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) takes the hole-shot today
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) leading the race at the new set of barriers

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) leading the race at the new set of barriers
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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) went to the front on lap two

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) went to the front on lap two
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Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) riding an off-camber section of the course

Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) riding an off-camber section of the course
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Former French Champion Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) leading Miller and Kemmerer across some off-camber grass

Former French Champion Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) leading Miller and Kemmerer across some off-camber grass
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) leading at the stairs

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) leading at the stairs
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Elle Anderson (CalGiant Berry Farm/ Specialized) lost a bit of ground today to the cyclo-cross specialists

Elle Anderson (CalGiant Berry Farm/ Specialized) lost a bit of ground today to the cyclo-cross specialists
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Courtney McFadden (Bicycle Bluebook) running the stairs on lap four

Courtney McFadden (Bicycle Bluebook) running the stairs on lap four
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Nicole Duke (Marin Bicycles/ Spy Optics) at the top of the stairs

Nicole Duke (Marin Bicycles/ Spy Optics) at the top of the stairs
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Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom)

Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom)
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Young Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) was having a brilliant race

Young Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com) was having a brilliant race
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A Stan's NoTubes rider in action in Providence

A Stan's NoTubes rider in action in Providence
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) taking the victory in Providence

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) taking the victory in Providence
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) taking the victory in Providence

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) taking the victory in Providence
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Elle Anderson (CalGiant Berry Farm/ Specialized) seemed happy with her performance today

Elle Anderson (CalGiant Berry Farm/ Specialized) seemed happy with her performance today
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) being interviewed at the finish

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) being interviewed at the finish
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Meredith Miller (CalGiant Berry Farms/ Specialized) found herself with the chasers again today

Meredith Miller (CalGiant Berry Farms/ Specialized) found herself with the chasers again today
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) running the barriers in pursuit of Nash

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) running the barriers in pursuit of Nash
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European Champion Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team)

European Champion Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team)
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team)

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team)
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling)

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling)
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Meredith Miller (CalGiant Berry Farms/ Specialized) rounding a turn on lap two

Meredith Miller (CalGiant Berry Farms/ Specialized) rounding a turn on lap two
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Stan’s NoTubes riders Amanda Carey, Shannon Gibson (The Boss), and Vicki Barclay

Stan’s NoTubes riders Amanda Carey, Shannon Gibson (The Boss), and Vicki Barclay
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) leading the race at the first set of stairs

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) leading the race at the first set of stairs
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We are starting to get used to seeing Courtney McFadden (Bicycle Bluebook) in lead groups

We are starting to get used to seeing Courtney McFadden (Bicycle Bluebook) in lead groups
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A JAM Fund racer runs the hill

A JAM Fund racer runs the hill
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) on one of the climbs

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) on one of the climbs
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) keeping Wyman close

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) keeping Wyman close
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Elle Anderson (CalGiant Berry Farms/ Specialized) riding with the leaders

Elle Anderson (CalGiant Berry Farms/ Specialized) riding with the leaders
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Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) riding in the top ten

Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com) riding in the top ten
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Amanda Carey (NoTubes) warming up before the race

Amanda Carey (NoTubes) warming up before the race
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) leading at the big set of stairs

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) leading at the big set of stairs
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Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) chasing Nash on lap three

Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) chasing Nash on lap three
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European champion Helen Wyman (Kona) tries to keep in contact with Katernina Nash (Luna) and US champion Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective)

European champion Helen Wyman (Kona) tries to keep in contact with Katernina Nash (Luna) and US champion Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective)
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Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob’s Red Mill/ Seven Cycles) was having a much better race today

Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob’s Red Mill/ Seven Cycles) was having a much better race today
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Elle Anderson (CalGiant Berry Farm/Specialized) wearing the leader's jersey for the Shimano NEPCX Series

Elle Anderson (CalGiant Berry Farm/Specialized) wearing the leader's jersey for the Shimano NEPCX Series
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) swept the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival weekend by winning day two with a late race attack, crossing the finish line 12 seconds ahead of current US National Champion and World Cup winner Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective). Defending race winner, Helen Wyman, rounded out the podium in third place.

A lead group of four was quickly established in the women's race with all three podium finishers plus season sensation Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized).

Anderson began to show signs of weakness with three laps remaining, however, and while she was able to fight back to the leaders, a few strong attacks from Nash and Compton eventually took their toll and Anderson fell off the pace once and for all.

With two laps left, Wyman was the next rider to fall victim to the pace, fighting desperately to claw her back to the two leaders. With now only two riders in front at the bell lap, Nash attacked and opened a small gap on Compton.

Nash continued to push the pace and half a lap later she extended her lead over Compton to nearly 15 seconds. The Czech rider would hold this gap to win solo for the third time in as many races this season.

"I tried to be conservative in the sketchy sections of the course and not take any unnecessary chances on the course," said Nash after the race. "I went for it on the few sections of the course where you could pedal really hard and in the end it was enough."

"Katerina attacked on the finish stretch and I was able to stay close, but when she attacked again after the run up, I was already on the rivet and I couldn't close it," said Compton of Nash's late-race move.

Elle Anderson left the weekend with the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge leader's jersey.

Full Results
1Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team0:37:39
2Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:00:12
3Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing0:00:31
4Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:00:47
5Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:01:05
6Courtenay McFadden (USA) Bicycle Blue Book-HRS-Rock Lobster0:01:06
7Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:01:15
8Nicole Duke (USA) Marin-Spy0:01:24
9Maghalie Rochette (Can) Cyclocrossworld.com0:01:27
10Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com0:01:31
11Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling0:01:47
12Laura Van Gilder (USA) Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom0:01:59
13Mary McConneloug (USA) Team Kenda-Stan's NoTubes0:02:10
14Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement0:02:19
15Emma White (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com0:02:23
16Natasha Elliott (Can) Rare Vos Racing-Stevens0:02:44
17Amanda Carey (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite0:02:55
18Cassandra Maximenko (USA) Rare Vos Racing0:03:05
19Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:03:16
20Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:20
21Christina Birch (USA) JAM Fund-NCC0:03:22
22Carolina Gomez Villafane (Arg) Team Rambuski Law0:03:46
23Frances Morrison (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling0:03:48
24Allison Arensman (USA) Sophisticated Living p/b Bob's Red Mill0:03:56
25Jenny Ives (USA) Verge Sport-Test Pilot0:04:03
26Lori Cooke (USA) Cycle Lodge0:04:29
27Jamie Gilgen (Can) Infinit Canada-Cyclepower0:04:33
28Catherine Sterling (USA) Bikeman.com
29Lauren Dagostino (USA) NJ/NY Colavita Women0:04:42
30Jessica Kutz (USA) Team EPS-CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell0:04:43
31Brittlee Bowman (USA) House Industries-Richard Sachs-RGM0:05:02
32Nicole Pisani (USA) Healthy Kids Happy Kids0:05:05
33Vicki Barclay (USA) Stan's NoTubes Women's Elite Team0:05:07
34Joanne Grogan (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com0:05:28
35Kathryn Cumming (USA) Team Yacht Club0:05:36
36Melody Chase (USA) Raleigh Bicycles-Gus' Bike Shop0:05:37
37Stephanie Wetzel (USA) Paradise Racing0:05:50
38Victoria Gates (USA) JAM Fund-NCC0:05:51
39Shannon Gibson (USA) NoTubes Elite CX0:05:59
40Jocelyn Mauldin (USA) NEBC p/b CycleLoft0:06:13
41Jessica Duppler (USA) Trek Portsmouth0:06:22
42Erin Mascelli (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom0:06:28
43Katrina Baumsteiger (USA) Team Rambuski Law0:07:09
44Heidi Wood (USA) Alki-Rubicon0:07:44
45Stephanie Thompson (USA) WD Racing -NYC Velo-2laps
46Melissa Lafleur (USA) BONK! Support
47Amy Breyla (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling
48Patricia Dowd (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com
49Abigail Isolda (USA) NYCross.com p/b VOmax
50Katrina Niez (USA) Central Wheel-GHCC
51Jordan Dubé (USA) Cyclocrossworld.com

 

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