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Jolanda Neff wins women's Trek CX Cup

Jolanda Neff (Trek)
Jolanda Neff (Trek) (Image credit: Jackie Tyson)

Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory Racing) won the elite women's race at the C2-level Trek CX Cup held in Waterloo, Wisconsin on Friday. The Olympic Champion in the mountain bike discipline held off second-place finisher Helene Clauzel (AS Bike Cross Team) by 21 seconds. Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team) was another 22 seconds back for third.

"I haven’t ridden a 'cross bike in two years. Today is my first day back on a 'cross bike since 2019, two years ago at this race," Neff said at the finish line. "I am here for a good time, and today was a really good time.”

Clauzel was together with Caroline Mani (Pactimo fierce team) as the duo rode up the opening climb from the hoteshot. Starting from the back row was Neff, and inside of the first two laps had worked her way to the front. As she completed that lap, Neff caught on the back wheel of Clauzel and Mani and charged to the front, for good. 

"I attacked, I passed [Clauzel] and I kept going," she said about working her way through the field in the first two laps of the seven-lap race. 

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory Racing) 48:33:00
2Helene Clauzel (AS Bike Cross Team) 0:21:00
3Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team) 0:43:00
4Caroline Mani (Pactimo fierce team) 0:52:00
5Ellen Van Loy (Vondelmolen-De Ceuster cycling) 1:18:00
6Perrine Clauzel (AS BIKE CROSS TEAM) 1:42:00
7Raylyn Nuss (Steve Tilford Foundation Racing) 2:04:00
8Madigan Munro (Trek Factory Racing) 2:07:00
9Kaitlin Keough (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) 2:18:00
10Sidney McGill (Pedalhead Race Room) 2:33:00
11Caitlin Bernstein (Easton Overland / MCGOVERN CYCL) 2:55:00
12Anna Megale (Trek Cyclocross Collective) 3:22:00
13Austin Killips (Pratt Racing) 3:33:00
14Marion Norbert Riberolle (Starcasino CX Team) 3:36:00
15Sunny Gilbert (Blue Competition Cycles p/b Bui) 3:37:00
16Harriet Harnden (Trek Factory Racing) 4:02:00
17Emily Werner (Ken's Bike Shop) 4:20:00
18Lauren Zoerner (Alpha Bicycle Company-Groove Si) 4:27:00
19Lizzy Gunsalus (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.) 4:52:00
20Erica Zaveta (The Pony Shop p/b KPMG) 5:01:00
21Anna Dorovskikh (Orion Racing) 5:25:00
22Regina Legge (Trek Cyclocross Collective) 5:43:00
23Maria Larkin (Donkey Label Racing p/b FK Law) 6:06:00
24Nicole Bradbury (Team Hamilton) 6:12:00
25Erin Feldhausen (Trek Cyclocross Collective) 6:20:00
26Elizabeth Sheldon (CXHAIRS DEVO : TREK BIKES) 6:43:00
27Stephanie Taplin (Cascadia Wheel Co. Factory Team) 6:52:00
28Siobhan Kelly (Black Dog Racing) 7:14:00
29Rebecca Gross (Zero D Racing)
30Kelly Lawson (Hardwood Next Wave)
31Julie Brouwers (Vondelmolen-De Ceuster cycling)
32Molly Clark-Oien (Parallel 44 Racing p/b Sanford)
33Emily Payonk (Bissell-ABG-Giant)
34Katelyn Walcroft (Hardwood Next Wave)
35Leslie Ethridge (ORNOT Elite Off-Road Team)
36Corey Coogan Cisek (VeloRevolution=WP Cycles)
37Caitlin Neuman
38Aubrey Drummond (Lindenwood University)
39Risa Hustad (TacoCat Racing)
40Ryley Mosher (Competitive Edge Racing)
41Jordan Gwyen Austin (xXx Racing - Athletico)
42Abigail Yates (Lindenwood University)
DNSCrystal Anthony (Liv Racing Collective)
DNSMichaela Thompson (Alpha Bicycle Co. - Groove Silv)
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