We’re still digging out from under our pile of photos and videos from Nationals this past week—one of our photographers alone clocked in with 1400 photos just from Sunday’s races! So this week, we’ll be showcasing some of the many stories from the week that we may have missed in our efforts to bring you the most up to date race reporting during the event.
Today we’re starting with Kaitie Antonneau and Christina Birch, who took the wins in their concurrent D1 and D2 races, respectively. Antonneau would go on to take seventh in the Elite Women’s race the next day.
Kaitlin Antonneau, flying her collegiate colors, leads the race. © Kent Baumgardt
On the collegiate win… It was a good 40 minute pre-ride.
On her tactics… As the race went on, once I heard the time gaps then I just slowed down because I have a big effort tomorrow.
On Marian University… It was a good team effort and hopefully we win the points for today.
A jubilant Christina Birch celebrates a hard fought win. © Brian Nelson
On the win… I couldn’t be happier. I’ve wanted this for two years and I’m just so happy that the day came together like it did.
On the course… It is the best course I’ve ever raced on for sure.
On her strengths… I think I excelled in the technical parts, the off-camber.
On racing with MIT… It has been a blast. I love my team.
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