“I was feeling pretty confident,” 18-year-old Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) explained to Cyclocross Magazine post-race about her last lap battle with Ellen Sherrill (Rock Lobster / Bicycle Blue Book).

Ellen Noble leads Ellen Sherrill in the battle for second at the 2014 National Championship.

Ellen Noble leads Ellen Sherrill in the battle for second at the 2014 National Championship.

“It was a crapshoot the entire race, I was crashing everywhere. The last lap, I kind of put it together. I got a little bit, and I was getting a little more, a pretty good gap, but then my chain was off and she [Ellen Sherrill] blew by me like I was standing still.”

Hear Ellen Noble recall her race at the 2014 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships, in Boulder, Colorado in the video interview below.

 

 

Note: Both Noble and Cyclocross Magazine at the time thought she had finished fourth. She finished fifth, behind Amanda Nauman and Jessica Carter.

Also see the full singlespeed women’s cyclocross National Championship race report and results here, and visit our 2014 Cyclocross National Championship page for all the latest interviews, race reports and bike profiles.