The Masters Women 50-54 took the Cantigny Park course for the second race of the day on Friday at the 2021 USA Cyclocross National Championships.

The 2019 winner, Julie Robertson Zivin, took the start as the favorite on paper, with her 2019 rival, Elizabeth Sheldon, moving up an age group and racing earlier in the day to a title.

However, Kelli Montgomery didn’t take long to show that she was the one to beat.

Montgomery rode to a commanding lead over Heidi Curtes, with defending 2019 champ Robertson Zivin close behind.

Sixteen racers took the start with overcast conditions and temps around 40 degrees. Rain has held off but is expected mid-afternoon.

Full results below.

2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals, Cantigny Park, DuPage County Results Masters Women 50-54

1102Kelli MONTGOMERYSTAGE 1/AirLine Cycles43:21:004
2108Heidi CURTESTwin Six/Wheel and Sprocket44:09:004
3101Julie ROBERTSON ZIVINTeam Thrive44:15:004
4110Kristie ARENDSonic Boom Racing44:46:004
5104Margell ABELBoulder Masters Cycling Team45:00:004
6107Julie PHELPSGryphon Velo Racing45:13:004
7113Anne AUGUSTMinuteman/Empire Automation p/b Tom???s Pro Bike45:14:004
8114Colette SEXTONCentury Road Club of America46:07:004
9103Catherine MOOREBike Mart/ Liv47:12:004
10115Irina SARKISOVCrosshairs Cycling49:15:004
11105Anne FLEMINGSchool Of Cross37:56:003
12111Victoria CANETeam Clark Logic38:37:003
13116Laura MIZENEROld School Industries40:09:003
147Denise KARLINThe Pony Shop47:21:003
DNF106Tracy YATESFeedback Sports Racing2

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