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Emma White wins U23 women's US cyclo-cross title

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Young Emma White (Cannondale) has been posting quite a few results so far this season

Young Emma White (Cannondale) has been posting quite a few results so far this season
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The sand pit was deep and gave riders fits

The sand pit was deep and gave riders fits
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Chasers quickly realized they were likely competing for the remaining podium spots

Chasers quickly realized they were likely competing for the remaining podium spots
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Emma White (Cannondale) had a bit of trouble during this trip through the sand and was forced to run

Emma White (Cannondale) had a bit of trouble during this trip through the sand and was forced to run
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Emma White (Cannondale) running the barriers alone

Emma White (Cannondale) running the barriers alone
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Emma White (Cannondale) led wire to wire

Emma White (Cannondale) led wire to wire
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The U23 Women getting called up to race

The U23 Women getting called up to race
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Emma White (Cannondale) was the clear pre-race favorite

Emma White (Cannondale) was the clear pre-race favorite
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Laurel Rathbun (Donnelly) had high expectations but a mechanical ended her hopes

Laurel Rathbun (Donnelly) had high expectations but a mechanical ended her hopes
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The U23 Women had several contenders on the front row

The U23 Women had several contenders on the front row
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Emma White (Cannondale) rides in alone to claim the U23 National Championship

Emma White (Cannondale) rides in alone to claim the U23 National Championship
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Emma White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) earned a spot to the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships after winning the under-23 women's title in Reno, Nevada on Sunday. White soloed to the finish ahead of Clara Honsinger (Washington State Bicycle Association) in second while Emma Swartz (Trek Cyclocross Collective) was the third under-23 woman to cross the line.

"I am looking forward to the Worlds," White told event presenters in a post-race interview. "There was a lot of pressure on me today, a lot of pressure that I put on myself. Worlds is coming up quick and I'm excited about that."

The championships event was held on a relatively dry and fast course in Rancho San Rafael Park. "The course was split up today and I had to put the power down on the first part and I was able to recover in the second half of the lap. I'm thankful for all the support I have from my sponsors and family."

Katie Clouse (Alpha Bicycle Co - Groove Subaru), 16, won the junior women's title. She had an impressive race, which was grouped together with the under-23 women's category. She started with White and Honsinger, and held a strong third-placed position for the entire race. White was strong enough to open a gap early on but Clouse was able to stay with Honsinger. 

She finished the race just behind White and Honsinger, but ahead of Swartz, to place third out of the under-23 women while also winning the junior title. "Obviously, I'm really happy to win the junior women's title but my goal was to be able to podium in the under-23 category. I did that and so I'm really happy with my race today."

 Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma White (USA)0:45:04
2Clara Honsinger (USA)0:00:33
3Katie Clouse (USA)0:00:58
4Emma Swartz (USA)0:01:51
5Shannon Mallory (USA)0:02:07
6Hannah Arensman (USA)0:02:26
7Petra Schmidtmann (USA)0:03:28
8Katherine Santos (USA)0:03:34
9Ava Lilley (USA)0:03:36
10Kennedy Adams (USA)0:04:06
11Katja Freeburn (USA)0:04:20
12Laurel Rathbun (USA)0:04:27
13Ellen Campbell (USA)0:04:28
14Ellie Mitchell (USA)0:04:44
15Anya Malarski (USA)0:05:07
16Kelsay Lundberg (USA)0:05:16
17Allison Mrugal (USA)0:06:01
18Abigail Youngwerth (USA)0:06:22
19Cara O'neill (USA)0:06:48
20Alijah Beatty (USA)0:07:04
21Meghan Owens (USA)0:07:07
22Hayden Gizinski (USA)0:07:17
23Turner Ramsay (USA)0:07:24
24Rosemary Morrissey (USA)0:08:08
25Kathryn Mcdicken (USA)
26Anna Savage (USA)
27Abbey O'brien (USA)
28Ashley Zoerner (USA)
29Sophie Russenberger (USA)
30Riley Gallagher (USA)
31Chloe Welch (USA)
32Cayla Crockell (USA)
33Ciara Macdonald (USA)
34Brooke Lyman (USA)
35Bethany Newton (USA)
DNSLianna Pacifico (USA)

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