Compton Scores Record Seventh Elite Women’s Championship; Her Apprentice Antonneau Takes U23 – Updated: Quotes, Full Report, Photo Gallery

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Compton was unstoppable after lap 2. © Janet Hill

Compton was unstoppable after lap 2. ©Janet Hill

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BEND, ORE. – Katie Compton (Planet Bike) got off to a slow start, and she told Cyclocross Magazine that she missed her pedal off the line – “I picked a great time for that to happen” – but by the end of the first lap, she was hot on Georgia Gould’s (Luna) heels.

Compton would take the lead later in the lap and slowly power away from Gould, eventually maxing the gap out at 30 seconds by the finish line. The win is Compton’s seventh consecutive victory, and she’s full of confidence as she continues towards her primary season focus: the World Championships in St. Wendel, Germany.

Mo Bruno Roy was towards the front of the pack when it hit the deep mud section after turn 1 for the first time, and she crashed spectacularly, cart wheeling through the course tape. Roy would get up and battle on, as would several other riders caught behind the yard sale.

Among the riders who lost time early was Meredith Miller (Cal Giant-Specialized), last year’s silver medalist. According to Miller’s team manager, the Cal Giant rider quickly fell back to 26th, and she then relied on her road power to gradually pick her way back through the field and towards the front on the slow-riding course. “Of course I had a bad start off the line, then going down the first straight section, [Bruno Roy] went down, then her bike bounced right in front of me and I was the first person to come to it,” said Miller. “Just as I lifted my bike to go over it, someone hit me from behind and we got tangled up.”

Also working her way through traffic was Compton. “Mo crashed in front of me on the first mud section, and luckily enough I avoided it. Then I got stuck in traffic and had to work my way up,” said Compton. “”

Katie Compton (Planet Bike) rises to a record seventh straight cyclocross national championship. ©Cyclocross Magazine

Katie Compton (Planet Bike) rises to a record seventh straight cyclocross National Championship. ©Cyclocross Magazine

After snagging the hole shot, Sue Butler would be joined by her two Hudz-Subaru teammates Nicole Duke and Katherine Sherwin to battle for the final podium spots. Duke, who won the Masters 35-39 race on Friday, was all alone in third before a mechanical held her up. Then it was a block of Hudz-Subaru racers reunited.

“I was in third and had a pretty good gap, then something happened to my brake. I rode half a lap with my brake on, then I had to stop on the road to try to take my brake off and just ride without it,” said Duke. “I pitted and got a bike, and the girls caught me. That’s where the battle started.”

Miller caught the trio on the final lap, and made short work of creating a gap to solo away for the bronze medal.”I went right around them – they went on one side and I went on the other and was lucky enough to come through a section in front of them and just kept going,” said Miller. “I didn’t want to sit on them, because I didn’t want them to start attacking me – three against one’s no fun – so I just took it into my own hands and went for it. Also, I wanted to be able to pick my own lines.”

That left three teammates to battle for two final podium spots, and they each took turns leading. Butler absolutely turned herself inside-out to remain attached on the back of the group at times, and the trio reshuffled before they entered the front half of the course for the final time all together.

Sherwin and Butler drive to the line for fourth and fifth © Janet Hill

Sherwin and Butler drive to the line for fourth and fifth © Janet Hill

Duke led the group up and over the fly-over, then stacked it immediately after. Sherwin then dug deep to lead up the stairs and hold that position onto the grass and to the finish line for fourth. Duke stumbled again mounting after the stairs, and had to settle for sixth, with Butler claiming the final podium spot in fifth.

“I had them at the end and came over the fly-over, took the inside corner, and hit the stake and flew off my bike. Then I ran, because my bike was not working – ran up the stairs, passed Kathy and Sue, then couldn’t get into my pedals,” said Duke. “Everything was going wrong, and they had me after that. It was a great battle, it was one of the most exciting races I’ve had this year. I gave it my heart and soul, I have to be happy with that, it was just kind of unlucky.”

“The last lap, we were switching positions all the time. Nicole went down after the flyover, she took the corner aggressively and went down,” said Sherwin. “I went around her, and it was pin it to win it. I mean ‘win it’ [since it was for fourth].”

In the U23 race, Ashley James (Team Kenda) began with a substantial lead over main challengers Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co.-Twenty 12). Rivera was realistic about her chances, but put up a hard fight. It wouldn’t be enough, however, as Antonneau gathered her strength and charged up to James, taking a few moments on her wheel, and then passed without ever looking back. From there it was Antonneau’s race, as she steadily pushed her advantage while James continued to fall back. Antonneau fought her way not only to the U23 win, but to a top ten finish, as well. Coryn continued to fight, and overtook James for a 20th place finish overall. James crossed the line in 31st.

“I knew I just had to be patient, because I think [James] did a hard effort in the morning [for the Collegiate race], and I tried to conserve but still ride and get a good place,” said Antonneau. “But I tried to patient since I knew it was going to be a long race.”

Photos, quotes and a full report coming soon!

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Full Results:

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Katherine Compton Colorado Springs, CO 0:43:48 55820 1 Planet Bike
2 135 Georgia Gould Fort Collins, CO 44:19:00 183192 6 Luna Pro Team
3 120 Meredith Miller Fort Collins, CO 47:07:00 143575 3 Cal Giant Berry
4 105 Katherine Sherwin Heber City, UT 47:25:00 173633 19 Hudz-Subaru
5 90 Susan Butler Portland, OR 47:26:00 211472 4 Hudz-Subaru
6 85 Nicole Duke (1 – Cat2) Boulder, CO 47:39:00 83337 12 Hudz-Subaru
7 80 Laura Van Gilder Cresco, PA 47:59:00 36345 2 C3-Athletes Serving Athletes
8 75 Barbara Howe Berkeley, CA 48:05:00 129067 22 Ibis And The Danger Twins
9 70 Amanda Carey Victor, ID 48:06:00 223212 26 Kenda-Felt
10 65 Kaitlin Antonneau (2 – Cat2) Racine, WI 48:21:00 200237 21 Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.
11 60 Sally Annis Nashua, NH 48:31:00 225263 5 Northeast Bicycle Club (Nebc)
12 55 Kerry Barnholt Mountain View, CA 48:41:00 150226 36 Scott-Ritchey
13 50 Andrea Smith Somerville, MA 48:49:00 181710 7 Minuteman Road Club
14 45 Alice Pennington (1 – Cat3) Portland, OR 48:55:00 150685 35 Veloforma
15 40 Sara Bresnick-Zocchi Arlington, MA 49:05:00 166426 13
16 38 Teal Stetson-Lee Durango, CO 49:10:00 252205 15 California Giant Cycling/Califo
17 Exp Amy Dombroski (3 – Cat2) Boulder, CO 49:17:00 246803 8 Luna
18 34 Arley Kemmerer Silver Spring, MD 49:24:00 240239 48 Charm City Cycling Llc
19 32 Ann D’Ambruoso (4 – Cat2) Waltham , MA 49:32:00 202473 17 Ladies First
20 30 Coryn Rivera (5 – Cat2) Tustin, CA 49:52:00 207432 32 Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12
21 28 Maureen Bruno Roy Arlington, MA 49:59:00 103270 9 Mm Racing P/B Seven Cycles
22 26 Linnea Koons (6 – Cat2) Somerville, MA 50:06:00 224763 24 Embrocation Cycling Journal
23 24 Linda Sone (7 – Cat2) Northfield, MN 50:33:00 224939 27 Minneapolis Bicycle Racing Club
24 22 Nicole Thiemann Philadelphia, PA 50:41:00 213558 107 Team Cf-Mass/Team Cf-Elite
25 20 Crystal Anthony (8 – Cat2) Beverly, MA 50:41:00 182117 18 Minuteman Road Club
26 19 Rebecca Blatt (9 – Cat2) West Hartford, CT 50:49:00 241201 20 Central Wheel Of Farmington Ct
27 18 Serena Bishop Bend, OR 50:53:00 301567 149
28 17 Lisa Curry Bozeman, MT 51:10:00 243762 37 Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club/Ga
29 16 Devon Haskell Santa Cruz, CA 51:10:00 210903 11 Bike Station Aptos
30 15 Emily Thurston San Pablo, CA 51:23:00 128351 31 3Rd Rail Cycling Club/Missing L
31 14 Ashley James (10 – Cat2) Dousman, WI 51:24:00 219841 14 Team Kenda Presented By Geargri
32 13 Shannon Gibson Durango, CO 51:37:00 156279 122 Velo Bella
33 12 Kristin Gavin (11 – Cat2) Philadelphia, PA 51:45:00 255550 10 Team Cf-Mass/Team Cf-Elite
34 11 Laura Winberry Bend, OR 51:55:00 244090 67
35 10 Marne Smiley (12 – Cat2) Ann Arbor, MI 51:58:00 250729 33
36 9 Nina Baum Albuquerque, NM 52:00:00 180986 85
37 8 Sunny Gilbert (13 – Cat2) Chesterfield, MO 52:01:00 239522 142
38 7 Carolyn Popovic East Norriton, PA 52:13:00 139753 16
39 6 Kristal Boni (14 – Cat2) Erie, CO 52:19:00 238717 86
40 5 Marilyn Ruseckas Waitsfield, VT 52:22:00 78836 102 Seven Cycles
41 4 Megan Elliott San Diego, CA 52:56:00 110930 51
42 0 Joele Guynup Mckinleyville, CA 53:09:00 241807 55
43 2 Amy Frykman (15 – Cat2) Bozeman, MT 53:10:00 265248 131 Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club/Ga
44 0 Katrina (Trina) Baumsteiger San Luis Obispo, CA 53:16:00 2947 39 Team Rambuski Law
45 0 Abby Watson Portland, OR 53:16:00 303068 91 Embrocation Cycling Journal
46 0 Rebecca (Becky) Bjork Bend, OR 53:20:00 76875 72 Boise Cycling Club
47 0 Kimberly Flynn Hixson, TN 53:21:00 122752 29 Scenic City Velo
48 0 Christina Probert (16 – Cat2) Murrieta, CA 53:22:00 71481 95
49 0 Kathy Pruitt (2 – Cat3) Santa Cruz, CA 53:24:00 117831 60 Family Cycling Center
50 0 Corey Coogan Cisek Minneapolis, MN 53:25:00 261947 135 Team Plan C
51 0 Anissa Cobb (17 – Cat2) Portland, OR 53:28:00 184451 66 River City Racing- Ky
52 0 Erika Powers Sandy, UT 53:40:00 266784 100
53 0 Christina Tamilio Brighton, MA 54:28:00 262939 23 Ladies First Racing
54 0 Stacey Barbossa (18 – Cat2) Rutherford, NJ @1Lap 290272 138 Montclair Cyclists
55 0 Tina Brubaker (3 – Cat3) Salem, OR @2Lap 104006 58 Veloforma
56 0 Courtney Dimpel (19 – Cat2) Aptos, CA @2Lap 302140 30 Bike Station Aptos
57 0 Sarah Max (20 – Cat2) Bend, OR @2Lap 320284 90
58 0 Annie Usher (21 – Cat2) Portland, OR @2Lap 321448 105
59 0 Katrina Dowidchuk Wilmington, DE @2Lap 147926 28
60 0 Erin Silliman Washington, DC @2Lap 260287 34 River City Women’S Racing/Fruit
61 0 Beverly Chaney Carmel, CA @2Lap 221127 38 Team Roaring Mouse
62 0 Megan Chinburg Portland, OR @2Lap 323688 147 Veloforma
63 0 Jessica Cutler (22 – Cat2) Seattle, WA @2Lap 158992 126 Seattle Super Squadra/Cucina Fr
64 0 Karen Oppenheimer (23 – Cat2) Bend, OR @2Lap 213230 81
65 0 Kristine Church (24 – Cat2) Philadelphia, PA @2Lap 142023 44 Human Zoom Cycling/Human Zoom
66 0 Allison Snooks (25 – Cat2) Westboro, MA @2Lap 247307 45 Minuteman Road Club/Ladies Firs
67 0 Megan Lawson (4 – Cat3) Bozeman, MT @2Lap 20579 110
68 0 Brenna Lopez-Otero Bend, OR @2Lap 89447 140 Bend Memorial Clinic Total Care
69 0 Hollie McGovern (5 – Cat3) Nevada City, CA @2Lap 166824 97 Sert/Sho-Air
70 0 Julie Kuliecza Richmond, VA @2Lap 238481 43 River City Women’S Racing/Fruit
71 0 Evie Edwards Baltimore, MD @2Lap 254664 132 Spokeswomen Syndicate Inc./Perf
72 0 Emily Shields (26 – Cat2) Salisbury, NC @2Lap 220875 42 Carolina Masters /Carolina Mast
73 0 Michele Bliss (27 – Cat2) Boulder, CO @2Lap 60539 62 Justin’S / Titus Mountain Bike
74 0 Kristin Jo Markham (28 – Cat2) Banner Elk, NC @2Lap 251742 50 Team Kenda Presented By Geargri
75 0 Katie DeClercq (29 – Cat2) Soquel, CA @2Lap 264086 89
76 0 Kathy Sarvary (6 – Cat3) Lunenburg, MA @2Lap 31327 125 Blue Steel Cyclery
77 0 Alexis Ryan (30 – Cat2) Ventura, CA @2Lap 205156 115 The Team /The Team Socalcross
78 0 Katherine Shields (31 – Cat2) Salisbury, NC @2Lap 220876 79 Carolina Masters /Carolina Mast
79 0 Amanda Schaper (32 – Cat2) Laguna Beach, CA @2Lap 270057 120 Sdg Factory Team
80 0 Deb Sweeney Whitmore Sylva, NC @2Lap 189097 78 Team Card Womens Cycling
81 0 Maria Stewart (33 – Cat2) Honolulu, HI @2Lap 202383 124 Team Pacific Velo
82 0 Kelly Chang (34 – Cat2) Oakland, CA @2Lap 405 133
83 0 Katie Melena (7 – Cat3) Santacruz, CA @2Lap 301855 134
84 0 Kendall Ryan Ventura, CA @2Lap 186919 46 Vrc/Now-Ms Society
85 0 Jennifer Herrell-Rhoades (35 – Cat2) Kansas City, MO @2Lap 243849 57 Bicycles Of Tulsa
86 0 Cara Applegate Black Mountain, NC @2Lap 133102 75 Spokeswomen Syndicate Inc./Perf
87 Exp Rebecca Finley Indianapolis, IN @2Lap 245823 96 Team Kenda Presented By Geargri
88 0 Julie Robertson-Zivin (36 – Cat2) Seattle, WA @2Lap 237676 87 Lake Washington Velo/Hagens Ber
89 0 Deirdre Garvey (37 – Cat2) Boulder, CO @2Lap 68552 59 American Cycling Association
90 0 Ellen Ruotsala (38 – Cat2) Seattle, WA @2Lap 269449 47
91 0 Elizabeth Lukowski (8 – Cat3) Albany, NY @2Lap 285193 143 Capital Bicycle Racing Club/Nyc
92 0 Dorothy Wong Altadena, CA @2Lap 104462 76 The Team /The Team Socalcross
93 0 Margaret Thompson (39 – Cat2) Clinton, NY @3Lap 35453 70 Team Hammer Nutrition
94 0 Penny Collins (9 – Cat3) Grass Valley, CA @4Lap 289032 61 Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Al
95 0 Annette Padilla (40 – Cat2) San Diego, CA @4Lap 155413 108 Celo Pacific
DNS 0 Kari Studley Bothell, WA DNS 207049 25 Mafia Racing
DNS 0 Wendy Williams Portland, OR DNS 38437 40
DNS 0 Kris Walker Pocatello, ID DNS 48743 41 Church Of The Big Ring
DNS 0 Becca Blay Boulder, CO DNS 174258 49 Mafia Racing
DNS 0 Karen Brems Redwood City, CA DNS 20017 52 Alto Velo Racing Club
DNS 0 Haley Juno-Galdes Menlo Park, CA DNS 232473 53 Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Al
DNS 0 Jennifer Gaertner Coeur D Alene, ID DNS 22279 56 Coeur D ‘Alene Velo Racers (Cda
DNS 0 Jeanne Fleck Proctor, MN DNS 302812 71 Velo Duluth
DNS 0 Elizabeth Marzolf Seattle, WA DNS 198270 74 Lake Washington Velo/Hagens Ber
DNS 0 Susanna Julber Bend, OR DNS 302552 82
DNS 0 Devon Simpson Kirkland, WA DNS 196519 92 Sound Velo Cycling Club/Team Gr
DNS 0 Erica Zaveta Erwinna, PA DNS 230062 99 Specialized Designs For Women/B
DNS 0 Arielle Filiberti Worcester, MA DNS 214757 127 Specialized Designs For Women/B
DNS 0 Lee Smith Seattle, WA DNS 236239 129 Sound Velo Cycling Club/Team Gr
DNF 0 Renee Scott Bend, OR DNF 302548 84
DNF 0 Sarah Jordan Scotts Valley, CA DNF 158037 116

 

 

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