Maghalie Rochette (Feedback Sports – Specialized) dominated the muddy Day 1 of the 2019 Cincinnati Cyclocross weekend. Caroline Mani (Pactimo / Colorado Proud) finished second, with Ruby West (Pivot p/b Stan’s NoTubes) in third.
Rochette’s key to victory may have been all her time on the course in pre-ride. She spent a lot of time riding and running different lines, and didn’t care about the toll it took on her legs.
Based on her result, the pre-ride time didn’t seem to tire her out and only seemed to help her stay smooth. Rochette told Cyclocross Magazine, “I didn’t really care if I was more tired for the race, I just wanted to use it as an opportunity to train.”
Rochette explained how training in the mud isn’t possible at home, and because she has struggled a bit in muddy races, she coveted the chance to work on her mud skills.
Unfortunately for her competitors, her pre-ride and extra training paid off in the form of coveted UCI C1 cyclocross points.
Full results below Brandon Grant’s interview with Rochette.
Featured photo: Rochette in Waterloo, by D. Mable.
2019 Kings CX Day 1 Results: Elite Women
|1||1||Maghalie ROCHETTE||Specialized X Feedback Sports||40:46:00|
|2||4||Caroline MANI||Pactimo/ Colorado Proud||42:15:00|
|3||6||Ruby WEST||Pivot Maxxis P/B Stans NoTubes||42:23:00|
|4||10||Sunny GILBERT||Pactimo/ Colorado Proud||42:29:00|
|5||8||katie CLOUSE||Cannondale p/b Cyclocross world||42:43:00|
|6||5||Courtenay MCFADDEN||Pivot Maxxis pb Stans NoTubes||42:54:00|
|7||3||rebecca FAHRINGER||Kona Maxxis Shimano||43:11:00|
|8||2||Clara HONSINGER||Team S&M CX||43:18:00|
|9||13||Madigan MUNRO||Boulder Junior Cycling||43:30:00|
|10||9||Jennifer JACKSON||Easton-Giant p/b Transitions Li||43:40:00|
|11||11||Raylyn NUSS||MAAP | MINI U.S. Cyclocross Pro||44:33:00|
|12||7||Samantha RUNNELS||Squid x Eliel||44:53:00|
|13||16||Hannah ARENSMAN||J.A. King cyclocross||44:59:00|
|14||15||Erica ZAVETA||The Pony Shop p/b KPMG||45:21:00|
|15||12||Crystal ANTHONY||Liv Racing||45:45:00|
|16||27||Amanda NAUMAN||SDG - Muscle Monster||45:59:00|
|17||17||Jennifer MALIK||Red Kite Fund pb BikeFettish||46:14:00|
|18||32||Emily PAYONK||Team NeighborLink||46:32:00|
|19||26||Lizzy GUNSALUS||Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.||46:47:00|
|20||20||Emily WERNER||Amy D. Foundation||47:02:00|
|21||22||Lauren ZOERNER||Alpha Bicycle Company Groove Su||47:11:00|
|22||21||Bridget TOOLEY||Easton-Giant p/b Transitions Li||47:21:00|
|23||14||Maria LARKIN||Donkey Label Racing p/b FK Law||47:29:00|
|24||19||Shannon MALLORY||NWCX Project||47:35:00|
|25||18||Turner RAMSAY||Alpha-Bicycle Co.-Groove Subaru||48:37:00|
|26||24||Cassidy HICKEY||Bear Development||49:28:00|
|27||41||Daniela MEHECH||Bike Ohio||49:35:00|
|28||23||Ellie MITCHELL||NWCX Project||49:56:00|
|30||30||Siobhan KELLY||Black Dog Racing||50:12:00|
|31||46||Eleanor DYAS||Blue Ridge Cross p/b JA King||50:28:00|
|32||28||Aubrey DRUMMOND||SPCX p/b RK Black||50:37:00|
|33||40||Ryley MOSHER||Wheel Works Racing||50:50:00|
|34||42||Tea WRIGHT||Boulder Junior Cycling||51:06:00|
|35||25||Katja FREEBURN||Linear Sport||51:15:00|
|36||47||Laura RICE||Blue Ridge Cross||52:46:00|
|DNS||44||Allison ARENSMAN||JA King Cyclocross|
|@1Lap||31||Kaia SCHMID||New England Devo p/b Cadence We|
|@1Lap||43||Danielle CLARK||Blue Ridge Cross|