Kathy Sarvary defends her 55-59 Cyclocross National Championship. ©Cyclocross Magazine

Kathy Sarvary defends her 55-59 National Championship. ©Cyclocross Magazine

VERONA, WISCONSIN — The second race of the day was the women’s 55-59 and 60+ race, and while the course had warmed up slightly and the ruts had started to form, the course was still a challenge and racers were still only doing three laps for a 40 minute race. In the 55-59 race, Kathy Sarvary (Blue Steel Cyclery) took the win, and in the 60+, Diane Ostenso (Trek Midwest Team) was the champion.

Both races played out remarkably similar. In the 55-59 race, the holeshot was snatched by My Wife Inc. racer Patricia Kauffman. Sarvary then took an early lead, making time by riding the technical sections smoothly and accelerating when possible. She crashed three times throughout the race, once tangling up in the course tape, cutting her lead in half. However, short of a massive mechanical, nothing was keeping her from the win, and she sailed in for a solo victory. Seconds behind was Kauffman.

In the 60+ race, Ostenso took an early lead and never looked back, blazing her way through all but the top two in the 55-59 field. Jane Geisse (Spin) from Ohio took second.

Stay tuned for full results.

Interview with Kathy Sarvary:

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Interview with Diane Ostenso:

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Masters Women 55-59 and 60+ Photo Gallery:

2013 Nationals Masters Women 55-59 Results

Place NameCity, StateTime Team
1Kathy SARVARY   Manchester, NH0:34:36 Blue Steel Cyclery
2Patricia KAUFMANN   Whitefish Bay, WI35:00:00 My Wife Inc
3Melissa BEHR   Madison, WI37:32:00 MadCity Velo Club
4Beverly ENSLOW   Metamora, IL45:37:00 Hammer Nutrition/CMG Racing Team/Hammer Nutrition-CMG Racing Team
DNSEllen WHITE   Hohokus, NJ

2013 Nationals Masters Women 60-64 Results

Place NameCity, StateTime Team
1Diane OSTENSO   Cottage Grove, WI0:35:49 Trek Midwest Team
2Jane GEISSE   Chagrin Falls, OH38:20:00 Spin
3Carol RUCKLE   Redlands, CA41:41:00 Team Redlands
DNSMaurine SWEENEY   Highlands Ranch, CORacer X Cycling

2013 Nationals Masters Women 65-69 Results

Place NameCity, StateTime Team
1Julie ONEILL   Milwaukee, WI0:47:23 

2013 Nationals Masters Women 70+ Results

Place NameCity, StateTime Team
1Julie LOCKHART   Dunstable Ma0:45:43 Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC)

Bike Profile – A Look Back at Masters World and National Champion Kathy Sarvary’s Spin Arts Custom Steel

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Ostenso rides in for the 60+ win. © Cyclocross Magazine

Ostenso rides in for the 60+ win. © Cyclocross Magazine