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Nash wins three straight at Jingle Cross Rock

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A rainbow broke out just before the women's race

A rainbow broke out just before the women's race
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Katerina Nash has the mud cleared from her shoes at the starting line

Katerina Nash has the mud cleared from her shoes at the starting line
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Team) on the front row

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Team) on the front row
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Team) takes the hole shot

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Team) takes the hole shot
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Team) was first up Mt. Krumpit

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Team) was first up Mt. Krumpit
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) found herself chasing a bit on the first lap

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) found herself chasing a bit on the first lap
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Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms) marked Nash and attempted to stay with her

Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms) marked Nash and attempted to stay with her
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Nicole Duke (Marin bikes/Spy Optics) cresting the big hill with Mo Bruno-Roy behind her

Nicole Duke (Marin bikes/Spy Optics) cresting the big hill with Mo Bruno-Roy behind her
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Chasers watching Katerina Nash ride away from them with a big display of power

Chasers watching Katerina Nash ride away from them with a big display of power
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Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms) running the log barriers in second place

Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms) running the log barriers in second place
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Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) leading the battle for fourth place

Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) leading the battle for fourth place
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) by herself as she came out of the woods

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) by herself as she came out of the woods
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) running barriers with one lap remaining

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) running barriers with one lap remaining
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Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms) running in second place with a half lap to go

Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms) running in second place with a half lap to go
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) taking her third win of the weekend

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) taking her third win of the weekend
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) sweeps the Jingle Cross weekend

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) sweeps the Jingle Cross weekend
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Nicole Duke (Marin bikes/Spy Optics) warming up in the WD-40 tent

Nicole Duke (Marin bikes/Spy Optics) warming up in the WD-40 tent
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During the speedo race the women decided to mud wrestle The Grinch

During the speedo race the women decided to mud wrestle The Grinch
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An entertaining "speedo" race took place before the Elite Women started

An entertaining "speedo" race took place before the Elite Women started
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Mo Bruno-Roy's Seven bike and spare wheels

Mo Bruno-Roy's Seven bike and spare wheels
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Meredith Miller (Cal Giant/ Specialized) running Mt. Krumpit

Meredith Miller (Cal Giant/ Specialized) running Mt. Krumpit
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Amanda Miller (Tibco) riding in third position on lap one

Amanda Miller (Tibco) riding in third position on lap one
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) riding on the top of the hill

Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) riding on the top of the hill
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Amanda Carey (NoTubes) was among the chasers early in the contest

Amanda Carey (NoTubes) was among the chasers early in the contest
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Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Team) descending the flyover on lap three

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Team) descending the flyover on lap three
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Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) had a poor first lap but then picked off lots of riders

Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) had a poor first lap but then picked off lots of riders
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Erika Zaveta (Redline) said after the race she was happy with her ride

Erika Zaveta (Redline) said after the race she was happy with her ride
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Nicole Duke (Marin bikes/ Spy Optics) racing in 6th place

Nicole Duke (Marin bikes/ Spy Optics) racing in 6th place
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Amanda Miller (Tibco) sprinting over some barriers in third place

Amanda Miller (Tibco) sprinting over some barriers in third place
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Catharin Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) worked her way up to fourth place

Catharin Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) worked her way up to fourth place
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Courteney McFadden (Bicycle Blue Book) racing in the top ten

Courteney McFadden (Bicycle Blue Book) racing in the top ten
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Women's Podium (L to R) Amanda Miller (Tibco) 3rd, Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) 1st, Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms) 2nd

Women's Podium (L to R) Amanda Miller (Tibco) 3rd, Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) 1st, Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms) 2nd
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The speedo race was a real crowd pleaser

The speedo race was a real crowd pleaser
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) after winning her third race of the weekend

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) after winning her third race of the weekend
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Cycling) went three for three at the Carousel Volkswagen Jingle Cross Rock on Sunday after winning Sunday’s marquee C1 race. Nash had originally planned on taking it easy the first half of the race, but a crash midway through the first lap enabled her to escape, with only Elle Anderson (California Giant – Specialized) able to give chase.

“It’s a hard weekend, but today I felt great and had a really clean run,” said Nash. “You never know, the last day you’re like, ‘I have two races in me, and I’m getting a little tired,’ but everything came together today and I had a really good ride.”

Rain fell periodically throughout the day, but the heavy showers that were forecast never materialized. The decisive factor of the day was again the steep ascent of Mt. Krumpit, which had morphed into a run up due to increasingly muddy and slick conditions.

Crystal Anthony (Optum Pro Cycling) charged out of the starting gate to an early lead, but Nash took over after the first time up Mt. Krumpit. Anthony and Amanda Miller (TIBCO) were in close pursuit behind Nash when Miller lost traction on muddy off camber section. The error brought down Anthony, and allowed Nash to gain a few seconds on the other women. “I tried to ride it, and I couldn’t,” said Amanda Miller. “I slipped and fell. She (Anthony) was right there and our bikes got tangled together.”

Elle Anderson cleared the wreckage and took over the pursuit. Anderson was able to gain time on the flat sections of the course, but Nash grew more confident on the run up each lap, and steadily increased her lead. After the run up, Nash would remount, and hammer the top section of Mt. Krumpit, growing her lead from 8 to 20 seconds over the final two laps. “The flat sections, it’s just hard to make up any time,” said Nash. “I really focused on the run up and the switchbacks after that, that’s where I punched it quite a bit.”

Amanda Miller stayed in pursuit of Anderson, but could not make up any time on the Cal Giant rider. Behind Anderson and Miller the fight for fourth place was hotly contested between Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Cycling) and Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com.) Antonneau was especially fast on the run up, challenging Pendrel for fourth place all the way to the finish. “That girl can run amazingly fast,” said Pendrel about Antonneau’s efforts on the run up. “I was able to eek out the slightest advantage on the hill climbs, and then carry that to the finish.”

Nash held her lead all the way to the finish for her third victory of the weekend, followed by Anderson, and Miller. Pendrel kept Antonneau at bay, and finished fourth, with the “Little Badger” finishing fifth.

Full results

1Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team0:37:17
2Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:00:22
3Amanda Miller (USA) Team TIBCO0:00:41
4Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team0:00:52
5Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:01:01
6Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:30
7Courtenay McFadden (USA) Bicycle Blue Book-HRS-Rock Lobster0:01:33
8Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:01:46
9Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement0:01:48
10Nicole Duke (USA) Marin-Spy0:02:00
11Sunny Gilbert (USA) Michelob Ultra-Big Shark0:02:03
12Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:02:10
13Erica Zaveta (USA) Redline0:02:25
14Amanda Carey (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite0:03:02
15Beth Ann Orton (USA) Team S&M0:03:03
16Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel0:03:42
17Abby Strigel (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:58
18Amanda Nauman (USA) SDG-Felt0:04:23
19Rebecca Gross (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:04:28
20Laurel Rathbun (USA) Exergy TWENTY160:04:34
21Corey Coogan Cisek (USA) The Fix Studio0:04:41
22Brittany McConnell (USA) Mercy Specialized0:04:44
23Emma Swartz (USA) Junior Dropouts-Brazen Dropouts0:05:01
24Carol Jeane Sansome (USA) Grand Performance Cyclocross Team0:05:05
25Marne Smiley (USA) Sophisticated Living-Bob's Red Mill0:05:46
26Elizabeth So (USA) Team TATI0:06:31
27Sierra Siebenlist (USA) Matthews Bicycles0:06:50
28Lindsay Lorenz (USA) Slimen und Grossen0:09:46
DNFKaren Brocket (USA) Jetcycling
DNSMaghalie Rochette (Can) Cyclocrossworld.com
DNSLindsay Zucco (USA) Psimet Racing
DNSApril Morgan (USA) Foundry Cycles

 

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