Compton, Nash and Miller round out the podium. © Grant Berry

Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) won day two of the New Belgium Cup on Sunday in Fort Collins over Katerina Nash (Luna) and Meredith Miller (Cal Giant-Specialized).

In contrast to yesterday’s slippy slide, today’s race was marked by beautiful sunny weather and a course made blistering fast by the races that happened earlier in the day.

But similar to yesterday was the fact that Compton and Nash were dominant over the rest of the field, and quickly established themselves off the front in tactics that mirrored yesterday’s. Compton pushed the pace with Nash tucked in closely behind, pulling away from the rest. Behind the lead two, Meredith Miller found herself alone in third, obviously feeling much better than on day one, but with Caroline Mani and Mical Dyck (Pro City Racing) fighting hard to close down the gap.

Nash was apparently working the same strategy as day one — never leading but marking Compton closely. Just as it seemed she would pounce to repeat her victory, she was gone. A mechanical killed her chances for a repeat win. Compton rolled to the victory 35 seconds clear of Nash and was quick to announce that she would have liked to have earned the victory without the benefit of Nash’s mechanical issue. Nash was graceful as always in her first defeat of the season.  It is clear that Compton’s form is in development and that she will  strengthen with each race.

Miller narrowly held on to third with Caroline Mani and Mical Dyck charging the final lap to put a big dent in the gap, finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Nash retains her lead in the points.

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Results

Pos
Bib
Code
 
Name
Team
Nat
Time
Gap
11USA19781203COMPTON KatherineRabobankUSA41:56:00
22CZE19771209NASH KaterinaLuna Pro TeamCZE42:31:0035
35USA19731226MILLER MeredithCalifornia Giant CyclingUSA43:20:001:24
43FRA19870118MANI CarolineFRA43:26:001:30
515CAN19820211DYCK MicalPro City RacingCAN43:33:001:37
64USA19710912BUTLER SusanHudz SubaruUSA43:39:001:43
78USA19740502DUKE NicoleCannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.cUSA43:55:001:59
87USA19920101ANTONNEAU KaitlinCannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.cUSA44:17:002:21
928USA19870721FORSMAN ChloeCrankbrothers Race Club 11USA45:03:003:07
1019USA19810629PENNINGTON AliceTeam S&MUSA45:04:003:08
1132USA19821018BINGHAM KelsyRoosters/Bikers EdgeUSA45:04:00s.t.
129USA19730527SHERWIN KatherineStan's NoTubes Elite CyclocrossUSA45:10:003:14
136USA19800105GOULD GeorgiaUSA45:46:003:50
1426USA19800915GROSS RebeccaTOUGH GIRLSUSA45:50:003:54
1521USA19810103GORRY DevonRambuski LawUSA45:50:00s.t.
1611USA19860524STETSON-LEE TealCalifornia Giant Berry Farms/SpUSA46:00:004:04
1713CAN19851019HARLTON PepperJuventus Cycling ClubCAN47:14:005:18
1814USA19800921STUDLEY KariTeam RedlineUSA47:29:005:33
1917USA19840222KOROL MeghanBobs Red Mill CXUSA47:41:005:45
2016USA19780927MAILE SarahVentana Mountain BikesUSA47:53:005:57
2112USA19800414BLATT RebeccaUSA48:01:006:05
2247USA19740709BAUM NinaUSA48:02:00s.t.
2340USA19840822KUMMER ErinTimexUSA48:16:006:20
2423USA19751008GAERTNER JenniRaleigh AmericaUSA48:23:006:27
2538USA19731129LONG MelanieTough Girl / SCOTTUSA48:32:006:36
2639USA19650613HOGAN KarenJustinsUSA48:35:006:39
2718USA19720713SONE Lindacycle-smart.com/FlandersUSA48:36:00s.t.
2833USA19850506POWLISON KateThe Service Course | WBRUSA48:48:006:52
2929USA19770220JOHNSON CatherineService Course/ WBRUSA48:56:007:00
3022USA19830111DIMPEL CourtneyUSA48:59:007:03
3137USA19880714WILDERMAN SageUSA49:18:007:22
3245USA19760905STRALKA LeaRagnarokUSA49:45:007:49
3346USA19780418RYDHOLM AmberGS BoulderUSA49:51:007:55
3435USA19700823BEGY CristinaGates Carbon DriveUSA50:08:008:12
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3525USA19701221HECKMAN LoraOptic Nerve/Lee's CycleryUSA@2Lap
3643USA19750323HILL JenniferRivet SGUSA@2Lap
3742USA19660810GIBSON ShannonStan's NoTubes Elite CyclocrossUSA@2Lap
3841USA19730527HUDSON LisaFeedback Sports RacingUSA@2Lap
3931USA19790917BUSH LynnTough Girl / SCOTTUSA@2Lap
4036USA19800920DINGMAN Anna JoCycleutionUSA@2Lap
4127USA19781103MELENA Katie JayBay 101/HRS/Rock LobsterUSA@2Lap
4234USA19600222GARVEY DeirdreLouisville CycleryUSA@3Lap
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DNS44GBR19740718RILEY JadineTeam Group HealthGBR