Elite Women Day 2: Boulder - Boulder
Team S&M CX's Clara Honsinger rode to her second win out of two on the second day of racing at the US Open of Cyclocross in Boulder, Colorado, on Sunday.
Snow and low temperatures made the race a completely different beast to Saturday's race, with the cold having made an appearance overnight, but Honsinger chose tactics over out-and-out brute strength to win the five-lap race.
"Initially it was cold, but the adrenaline kicks in and you can't really feel anything by the end of it," Honsinger said after the race.
"You'd step off [the pedals] and your cleats would fill with ice. When Katie Clouse [Alpha Bicycle Co.-Groove Subaru] and Sunny Gilbert [Van Dessel Factory Team] went into the pit, I just went," she explained. "You get back on and you can't pedal. I just took advantage of that and rode a muddy bike for two laps."
Honsinger took the win by just 12 seconds from Clouse, with Gilbert in third, just 14 seconds further back.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Clara Honsinger (USA)||0:48:09|
|2||Katie Clouse (USA)||0:00:12|
|3||Sunny Gilbert (USA)||0:00:26|
|4||Emma Swartz (USA)||0:02:10|
|5||Sofia Gomez Villafane (Arg)||0:02:14|
|6||Hannah Finchamp (USA)||0:02:15|
|7||Sarah Sturm (USA)||0:03:01|
|8||Laurel Rathbun (USA)||0:04:08|
|9||Beth Ann Orton (USA)||0:04:13|
|10||Sophie Russenberger (USA)||0:04:15|
|11||Meredith Miller (USA)||0:04:43|
|12||Caroline Nolan (USA)||0:05:34|
|13||Evelyn Dong (USA)||0:05:45|
|14||Rebecca Gross (USA)||0:05:48|
|15||Kristen Legan (USA)||0:05:58|
|16||Anna Megale (USA)||0:06:14|
|17||Turner Ramsay (USA)||0:06:30|
|18||Susan Livingston (USA)||0:06:55|
|19||Anna Dorovskikh (USA)||0:07:03|
|20||Kristin Weber (USA)||0:07:33|
|21||Petra Schmidtmann (USA)||0:08:23|
|22||Fiona Morris (Aus)||0:08:33|
|23||Tea Wright (USA)||0:08:54|
|24||Stacey Richardson (USA)||0:11:48|
|25||Chelsea Weidinger (USA)||0:12:13|
|26||Leslie Ethridge (USA)||0:13:06|
|27||Bridget Tooley (USA)||-1 Lap|
|28||Abigail Yates (GBr)||-2 Laps|
|DNF||Dani Arman (USA)|
|DNS||Caroline Mani (Fra)|
|DNS||Meghan Newlin (USA)|
|DNS||Madigan Munro (USA)|
|DNS||Emily Schaldach (USA)|
|DNS||Sarah Ginsbach (USA)|
|DNS||Brooke Lyman (USA)|
|DNS||Kristie Arend (USA)|
|DNS||Eliza Gregoire (USA)|
|DNS||Anna Engelsted (USA)|
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