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Nash makes it two wins in a row in Wisconsin

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Nash wins a very muddy second USGP race.

Nash wins a very muddy second USGP race. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Caroline Mani lost several positions on lap one despite winning the hole shot

Caroline Mani lost several positions on lap one despite winning the hole shot (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Pepper Harlton (Juventus Cycling) opening a gap the chasers

Pepper Harlton (Juventus Cycling) opening a gap the chasers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) leading through some pretty fall foliage

Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) leading through some pretty fall foliage (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven) chasing Nicole Duke

Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven) chasing Nicole Duke (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Caroline Mani towing some strong Americans

Caroline Mani towing some strong Americans (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Nicole Duke (Cannondale) rode from wire to wire in third place

Nicole Duke (Cannondale) rode from wire to wire in third place (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Kathy Sherwin (NoTubes Elite Women's Team) rounding a tree

Kathy Sherwin (NoTubes Elite Women's Team) rounding a tree (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Kaitlin Antounneau (Cannondale pb Cyclorossworld.com) riding to an eighth place finish

Kaitlin Antounneau (Cannondale pb Cyclorossworld.com) riding to an eighth place finish (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Ashley James (KCCX) riding in the top 15

Ashley James (KCCX) riding in the top 15 (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Linda Sone (Cycle-smart.com) seems to be enjoying the mud

Linda Sone (Cycle-smart.com) seems to be enjoying the mud (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) raced alone in second place for the majority of the race

Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) raced alone in second place for the majority of the race (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Kaitlin Antounneau (Cannondale pb Cyclorossworld.com) barely clearing her bike over the barriers

Kaitlin Antounneau (Cannondale pb Cyclorossworld.com) barely clearing her bike over the barriers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Kathy Sherwin (NoTubes Elite Women's Team) holding on to sixth place

Kathy Sherwin (NoTubes Elite Women's Team) holding on to sixth place (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Meredith Miller (California Giant Berry) on a muddy run-up

Meredith Miller (California Giant Berry) on a muddy run-up (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) was just outside the top ten today

Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) was just outside the top ten today (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) racing in second place

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) racing in second place (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) with an early lead at the barriers

Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) with an early lead at the barriers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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The bike wash was busy today

The bike wash was busy today (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Katerina Nash and Georiga Gould at the number presentation ceremony

Katerina Nash and Georiga Gould at the number presentation ceremony (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Ashley James (KCCX) got a front row start today

Ashley James (KCCX) got a front row start today (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Kaitlin Antounneau (Cannondale pb Cyclorossworld.com) having another brilliant race

Kaitlin Antounneau (Cannondale pb Cyclorossworld.com) having another brilliant race (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Kaitlin Antounneau (Cannondale pb Cyclorossworld.com) (L) and Meredith Miller attack the barriers

Kaitlin Antounneau (Cannondale pb Cyclorossworld.com) (L) and Meredith Miller attack the barriers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Teal Stetson-Lee (California Giant Berry) running the barriers

Teal Stetson-Lee (California Giant Berry) running the barriers (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Running the barriers with a unique style

Running the barriers with a unique style (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Soon-to-be married Chloe Forsman (Crank Bros) takes a dollar from one of the fans

Soon-to-be married Chloe Forsman (Crank Bros) takes a dollar from one of the fans (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) is not very accustomed to having to push her bike

Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) is not very accustomed to having to push her bike (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob's Red Mill-Seven) was pleased with her 4th place finish

Mo Bruno-Roy (Bob's Red Mill-Seven) was pleased with her 4th place finish (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Kathy Sherwin (NoTubes Elite Women's Team) had one of her best races ever

Kathy Sherwin (NoTubes Elite Women's Team) had one of her best races ever (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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NoTubes sent Shannon Gibson and Kathy Sherwin to compete this weekend

NoTubes sent Shannon Gibson and Kathy Sherwin to compete this weekend (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) is hoping to sweep the weekend

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) is hoping to sweep the weekend (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sue Butler (L) and Mo Bruno-Roy (R) on the front row

Sue Butler (L) and Mo Bruno-Roy (R) on the front row (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) is no stranger to winning USGP events

Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) is no stranger to winning USGP events (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Women's Row Two at the start

Women's Row Two at the start (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) warming up before the race

Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus) warming up before the race (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)

Katerina Nash showed no signs of struggle through the wet and muddy circuit and she went on to win her fifth consecutive cyclo-cross race at the Planet Bike Cup day two, the second round of the  Exergy Cyclo-cross US Gran Prix. She soloed to the finish line with a one minute advantage ahead of her teammate Georgia Gould in second and Nicole Duke (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) in third.

"I had another good race today," Nash told Cyclingnews. "The conditions were very different, muddy and slippery. I was fighting with the course more than anyone else today. I tried not to make mistakes and stay on my bike. It was a great weekend for Luna."

The elite women’s race was challenged by a technical circuit that progressed to a mud pit due to late morning thunderstorms that swept through Sun Prairie. The conditions were likely welcomed by the field of talented cyclo-cross specialists who were given the opportunity to test their mud skills for the first time this season.

"I was excited about the rain but we had patches of sunshine and then rain again during the race," said Mo Bruno Roy who placed fourth on the day.

"The damage had been done and the terrain was incredibly slick. It helped me that it wasn’t such a pack race like yesterday. Today was definitely more spread out and it helped that I was able to get to the front quickly and make my own race instead of fighting with so many people around me."

Nash and Gould took the early race lead ahead of chasers Bruno Roy, Duke and her teammate Kaitlin Antonneau, Kathy Sherwin (Stans NoTubes Elite) and French National Champion Caroline Mani (SRAM).

"I latched on to Georgia and Katerina at the beginning and then they pulled away," Bruno Roy said. "I was dangling off of them by myself and Nicole Duke caught up to me and passed me. We rode with in seconds of each other for most of the race. The girls riding in fifth and sixth place, behind us, really motivated me to keep on pushing."

Nash used her early season fitness and strong technical skills to push through the mud and around the corners, opening up a gap ahead of Gould.

Duke followed closely behind in third place ahead of Bruno Roy in fourth, Mani in fifth, Sherwin in sixth, Meredith Miller (Cal Giant-Specialized) in seventh and Antonneau in eighth.

"The bikes were getting really heavy by the end of the race," Bruno Roy said. "Not only are the bikes heavy but you have to run with them, or push them, up the hill. So it was a good idea to swap the bikes out twice to keep them nicer, the drive trains a little cleaner, and keep the grass from doing damage to the derailleurs."
 

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katerina Nash (USA) Luna Pro Team0:40:15
2Georgia Gould (USA)0:00:56
3Nicole Duke (USA) Cannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.c0:01:55
4Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill pb Seven Cycles0:02:09
5Caroline Mani (Fra)0:03:22
6Katherine Sherwin (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross0:03:38
7Meredith Miller (USA) California Giant Cycling0:03:54
8Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.c0:03:56
9Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club0:04:46
10Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) California Giant Berry Farms/Sp0:05:01
11Sue Butler (USA) River City/Ridley0:05:26
12Kelsy Bingham (USA)0:05:33
13Sunny Gilbert (USA) Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Raci0:06:05
14Linda Sone (USA) cycle-smart.com/flanders0:06:12
15Ashley James (USA) KCCX Elite0:06:20
16Emily Batty (Can) Subaru-Trek0:06:50
17Chloe Forsman (USA) Race Club 110:07:23
18Annajean Dallaire (USA) Racin' for Riley p/b Alderfer B0:07:46
19Jeanne Fleck (USA) VELO Duluth - Twin Ports Cycler0:08:16
20Katy Curtis (Can)0:08:52
21Kelly Benjamin (USA) KCCX / Verge Elite Cyclocross T0:09:27
22Jenni Gaertner (USA) Raleigh America0:10:27
23Corrie Osborne (USA) ISCorp0:11:34
-1 LAPCorey Coogan-Cisek (USA) Team Plan C p/b Stevens
-1 LAPSarah Huang (USA) IS Corp
-1 LAPAlyssa Severn (USA) cyclocrossracing.com
-1 LAPShannon Gibson (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross
-1 LAPMeghan Korol (USA) bob's Red Mill Cyclocross
-1 LAPMarne Smiley (USA) Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross

Overall Points Standing for USGP
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team)100pts
2Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team)80
3Nicole Duke (Cannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.c)57
4Meredith Miller (California Giant Cycling)54
5Caroline Mani (France)52
6Maureen Bruno (Bob's Red Mill pb Seven Cycles)39
7Chloe Forsman (Race Club 11)34
8Katherine Sherwin (Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross)31
9Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.c)27
10Sue Butler (River City/Ridley)27
11Pepper Harlton (Juventus Cycling Club)26
12Teal Stetson-Lee (California Giant Berry Farms/Sp)26
13Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek)25
14Kelsy Bingham16
15Linda Sone (cycle-smart.com/flanders)11
16Sunny Gilbert (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Raci)8
17Ashley James (KCCX Elite)8
18Annajean Dallaire (Racin' for Riley p/b Alderfer B)8
19Meghan Korol (Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross)6
20Jenni Gaertner (Raleigh America)3

 

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