VERONA, WISCONSIN — Redline’s Tim Rutledge couldn’t help but wait a few yards from the finish line for his rider, Kari Studley, to come through with her arms in the air after winning the 30-34 women’s race. After all, he had a good reason to be excited: Studley had already snatched up a stars and stripes jersey earlier in the week in the singlespeed category.

Studley was in control of the Masters Women 30-34 race and was the first to defeat a World Champ.  © Dave McElwaine

Studley was in control of the Masters Women 30-34 race and was the first to defeat a World Champ. © Dave McElwaine

Studley started the race strong, knowing that the race would be a tactical, slippery one. She said that while conditions were a bit warmer for today’s race, she thought the course had gotten harder and more slippery – but that she was happy to be able to shift during this race! Rebecca Blatt (Van Dessel Factory Team) took the lead early on in the race, but Studley moved up within the first part of the lap, passing her on the hill. Also with them was Rebecca Gross (Tough Girl Cycling).

Rebecca Blatt took an early lead and would finish 3rd. Masters Women 30-34, 2013 Cyclocross Nationals. © Meg McMahon

Rebecca Blatt took an early lead and would finish 3rd. Masters Women 30-34, 2013 Cyclocross Nationals. © Meg McMahon

The three leaders had a large gap on Brianne Marshall (NoTubes Endurance Racing), Ellen Sherrill (Bicycle Bluebook), Jessica Hill (The Pony Shop), Anna Dingman, and Sunny Gilbert (Michelob Ultra), who had rolled to the start line 30 seconds before the whistle blew.

In the three lap, 40 minute race, as the racers came around for a second time, Studley was still in the lead, but Marshall had moved up to second spot with Blatt chasing hard. In the group behind them, Marian Jamison joined the chase, along with Gross.

Studley takes her second title in three days. Masters Women 30-34, 2013 Cyclocross Nationals. © Meg McMahon

Studley takes her second title in three days. Masters Women 30-34, 2013 Cyclocross Nationals. © Meg McMahon

As the racers got the bell for one to go, Studley had a lead with no one in sight. Behind her, Marshall had broken free of Blatt and was safely ensconced in second place, barring a major mishap. Studley took the win, and admitted that while she misses racing the elite race, she’ll be happy to fly back to Seattle tomorrow to prepare for Masters Worlds in Kentucky.

Interview with Keri Studley:

Tune in regularly right here to Cyclocross Magazine’s 2013 Nationals Homepage for the most comprehensive source of Nationals 2013 info. We will be updating this page hourly for race reports, results, photos and videos!

Masters Women 30-34 Cyclocross National Championships Photo Gallery:

photos by Meg McMahon:

 

photos by Dave McElwaine:

2013 Cyclocross Nationals Masters Women 30-34 Results

Place 
Points 
Name
City, State
Time 
Bib
Team
1132.03Kari STUDLEY   Bothell, WA0:35:28 270 Team Redline
2137.89Brianne MARSHALL   Durango, CO35:43:00 265 NoTubes Endurance Racing
3143.74Rebecca BLATT   Lakewood, CO36:36:00 253 Van Dessel Factory Team
4149.6Rebecca GROSS   Lakewood, CO37:05:00 260 Tough Girl Cycling
5155.46Sunny GILBERT   Ballwin, MO37:32:00 259 Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing Team/Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing
6161.31Ellen SHERRILL   South Lake Tahoe, CA37:42:00 269 Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster Cyclocross
7167.17Marian JAMISON (1 - Cat1)   Gloucester, MA39:13:00 262 
8173.03Alyssa SEVERN   Chicago, IL39:51:00 268 My Wife Inc
9178.88Jessica D'AMATO   Boulder, CO40:21:00 257 Evol Elite Racing
10184.74Jessica HILL (1 - Cat2)   Evanston, IL40:55:00 261 The Pony Shop
11190.6Kathleen WULFKUHLE   Lancaster, PA41:09:00 274 C3-Twenty20cycling.com/Charm City Cycling LLC
12196.45Michelle BISHOP   Bala Cynwyd, PA41:49:00 252 North Point Women's Racing Team
13202.31Allyson TUFANO   Columbia, MD42:25:00 273 Sportif Coaching Group/Western Howard County Cycling
14208.17Kristin KOREVEC (2 - Cat2)   Madison, WI42:44:00 264 MadCity Velo Club
15214.02Kim THOMPSON (3 - Cat2)   Chicago, IL42:56:00 272 Spidermonkey Cycling
16219.88Christina TAMILIO (2 - Cat1)   Malden, MA42:59:00 271 Ladies First/Minuteman Road Club
17225.73Anna DINGMAN   Bozeman, MT43:33:00 258 
18231.59Rebecca ZINK   Indianapolis, IN45:16:00 275 
19237.45April MORGAN (4 - Cat2)   Minneapolis, MN45:33:00 266 
20243.3Breeze BROWN (1 - Cat3)   Boulder, CO45:47:00 254 Evol Elite Racing
21249.16Grace CHAPPELL (2 - Cat3)   Chapel Hill, NC50:34:00 255 SpokesWomen Syndicate/SpokesWomen Syndicate Inc.
22255.02Kate KONKLE (3 - Cat3)   Madison, WI51:20:00 263 
23260.87Catherine WATKINS (4 - Cat3)   Evanston, IL52:35:00 276 Team Higher Gear/Higher Gear Chicago Cycling Club
DNSAmanda SCHAPER (Cat2)   Laguna Beach, CA267 Ritte CX Team
DNSElizabeth COBB   Bloomington, IN256 Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team/Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross