Twelve Masters Women lined up to compete for the 45-49 title at Cantigny Park. The race was the third event on Friday at the 2021 USA Cyclocross National Championships.
Melissa Barker was in Illinois to defend her 2019 title, but faced stiff competition with 2018 45-49 champ, Kristin Weber, returning to reclaim the jersey.
Baker showed she kept her fitness during the pandemic, and had clear sailing over a chase group that included Weber, Joanne Grogan and Melanie Carter.
Barker stretched out her lead to over a minute by the finish, with Weber taking silver and Grogan riding to bronze.
The sticky mud gave riders trouble getting into their pedals, but the rain held off for the morning races.
Full results below.
Featured photo: D. Mable, 2019 Nationals.
2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals, Cantigny Park, DuPage County Results Masters Women 45-49
|1||201||Melissa BARKER||Feedback Sports Racing||41:08:00||4|
|2||204||Kristin WEBER||LOCKTON FULL CYCLE TEAM||42:16:00||4|
|3||207||Joanne GROGAN||BMB Racing||42:46:00||4|
|5||202||Evie EDWARDS||Inga Thompson Foundation/Save Womens Sport||43:50:00||4|
|6||208||Jennifer NOWLIN||The Fix Studio||44:32:00||4|
|7||211||Abby WALKER||Industry Nine||48:18:00||4|
|8||203||Stephanie SWAN||Pathfinder of West Virginia||49:56:00||4|
|9||213||Anne-Marie OSWALD||xXx Racing-Athletico||36:58:00||3|
|10||206||Jen TILLMAN||Knobby by Nature||36:59:00||3|
|11||214||Jennifer OROZCO||PSIMET Racing||38:50:00||3|
|12||212||Jacqueline PALFY||Parallel 44 Racing p/b Sanford POWER||41:33:00||3|
|DNS||210||Kim JAYA||SDBC powered by Spinergy p/b UCCyclery||0|
|DNS||209||Bonnie SYMES||Campus WheelWorks||0|
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