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BEND, ORE. – In what might end up being the most hotly contested race of the day, Sarah Huang (Planet Bike) and Corrie Osborne (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.) battled so hard for the title of 15-16 National Champion that they caught and passed 17-18 winner Alexis Ryan (The TEAM SoCalCross), even though they started a minute behind the older category.
Ryan had already established a commanding lead over her closest competitors – second place finisher Kaitlyn Lawrence (Charm City Cycling LLC) and third place Emily Shields (Carolina Masters Cycling Team) – when a charging Huang came by her.
“It was hard,” said Ryan. “I rode really hard on the first lap, because on the back on the off-camber, I knew I had to be on the front, so I just killed the first lap. And then I started fading. But then Sarah and Corrie passed me and I was like: Oh shit! They’re making me look bad!” Regardless, Ryan stayed close to the younger riders and soloed to victory.
Emily Shields’ sister Katherine, who also rides for Carolina Masters, rode in for fourth in the 17-18 Juniors’ race, just ahead of Emily Curley, who battled her way onto the final podium step after taking fourth last year in the 15-16 division. If the last name sounds familiar, Emily is the daughter of multi-time champ Paul Curley, and that connection was apparent as Emily has adopted her father’s easily-identified white disc cover on her rear wheel.
Huang had been soloing for most of the 15-16 race, picking off members of the category she’ll be in next year, but began to fade slightly. The loss of momentum allowed Osborne, who had been coming in behind Huang in their Wisconsin competitions all season long, to take advantage of her own increasingly strong effort to overtake the lead. Though they’ve been close all season, this was the first race that Osborne, who’s being trained by Katie Compton, came in ahead of her rival.
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|1||150||Corrie Osborne||Mequon, WI||0:28:56||298510||102||Nova Cycle Sports Foundation In|
|2||135||Sarah Huang||Kenosha, WI||29:15:00||225258||101||Planet Bike|
|3||120||Andrea Casebolt||Olympia, WA||31:37:00||256332||108||Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman|
|4||105||Laurel Rathbun||Monument, CO||31:45:00||201838||107|
|5||90||Bailey Semian||Mertztown, PA||33:19:00||281672||110||Chester County Cycling Foundati|
|6||85||Hannah Mossman||Cincinnati, OH||34:06:00||260364||106||Project Velo Racing|
|7||80||Anna Milton||Northborough, MA||36:20:00||302207||103|
|8||75||Madeleine Myall||Lafayette, CA||36:46:00||285956||105||California Giant Cycling|
|9||70||Sharon Hart||Washougal, WA||38:16:00||331692||109|
|10||65||Marisa Reid||Portland, OR||@1Lap||303605||104|
|1||150||Alexis Ryan||Ventura, CA||0:30:11||205156||158||The Team /The Team Socalcross|
|2||135||Emily Shields||Salisbury, NC||30:37:00||220875||161||Carolina Masters /Carolina Mast|
|3||120||Kaitlyn Lawrence||Emmaus, PA||30:52:00||232118||163||Charm City Cycling Llc|
|4||105||Katherine Shields||Salisbury, NC||31:13:00||220876||160||Carolina Masters /Carolina Mast|
|5||90||Emily Curley||Taunton, MA||31:38:00||254284||159||Blue Steel Cyclery|
|6||85||Clarissa Freeman||Albuquerque, NM||33:11:00||254762||154|
|7||80||Catherine Maier||Yakima, WA||33:19:00||210229||156||Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman|
|8||75||Claire DeVoe||Portland, OR||33:29:00||331122||155||Multnomah Athletic Club|
|9||70||Annika Johannesen||Bend, OR||34:35:00||330212||152|
|10||65||Allison Ross||Anchorage, AK||35:12:00||330518||164|
|11||60||Sierra Reid||Portland, OR||39:53:00||220306||162|
|12||55||Kara Doescher||Corvallis, OR||40:03:00||330674||157|
|13||50||Hannah Hart||Washougal, WA||@1Lap||331672||165|
|DNS||0||Grace Alexander||Boise, ID||DNS||251513||153||Byrds|