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Hannah Finchamp claims women's title at The Mid South

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Finchamp takes victory

Finchamp takes victory (Image credit: Jessica Alexander)
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The final podium

The final podium (Image credit: Jessica Alexander)
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Riders await the start of the race

Riders await the start of the race (Image credit: Jessica Alexander)
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A scene from the race start

A scene from the race start (Image credit: Jessica Alexander)
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The peloton heads out in the rain

The peloton heads out in the rain (Image credit: Jessica Alexander)
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The conditions out on the course

The conditions out on the course (Image credit: Jessica Alexander)

Hannah Finchamp was the first woman to cross the line at The Mid South on Saturday, getting the better of 2018 winner Amanda Nauman at the finish in Stillwater, Oklahoma, by almost 14 minutes to claim the 2020 crown at the 160km gravel race.

The predicted rain in the Stillwater area – and an accompanying lightning strike – arrived in time to delay the start of the 160km race by half an hour, but it didn’t deter the enthusiasm of the hardiest souls while the mud of rural Oklahoma roads awaited.

As the rains poured, the mud thickened, and power was going to be the featured asset of the day. Finchamp was out in front by the midway point of the race, and consolidated her lead position over the remainder to take the win by some distance.

Brief results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hannah Finchamp 7:49:10
2Amanda Nauman 0:13:53
3Kristin Faulkner 0:22:41
4Lauren Stephens 0:40:03
5Samantha Runnels 0:45:51
6Amy Charity 0:54:17
7Katie Strempke 0:55:20
8Kae Takeshita 1:04:56
9Megan Barr 1:05:50
10Kelly Paduch 1:07:31

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