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
|1||102||Kelli MONTGOMERY||STAGE 1/AirLine Cycles||43:21:00||4|
|2||108||Heidi CURTES||Twin Six/Wheel and Sprocket||44:09:00||4|
|3||101||Julie ROBERTSON ZIVIN||Team Thrive||44:15:00||4|
|4||110||Kristie AREND||Sonic Boom Racing||44:46:00||4|
|5||104||Margell ABEL||Boulder Masters Cycling Team||45:00:00||4|
|6||107||Julie PHELPS||Gryphon Velo Racing||45:13:00||4|
|7||113||Anne AUGUST||Minuteman/Empire Automation p/b Tom???s Pro Bike||45:14:00||4|
|8||114||Colette SEXTON||Century Road Club of America||46:07:00||4|
|9||103||Catherine MOORE||Bike Mart/ Liv||47:12:00||4|
|10||115||Irina SARKISOV||Crosshairs Cycling||49:15:00||4|
|11||105||Anne FLEMING||School Of Cross||37:56:00||3|
|12||111||Victoria CANE||Team Clark Logic||38:37:00||3|
|13||116||Laura MIZENER||Old School Industries||40:09:00||3|
|14||7||Denise KARLIN||The Pony Shop||47:21:00||3|
|DNF||106||Tracy YATES||Feedback Sports Racing||2|
|DNF||112||Theia FRIESTEDT||PSIMET Racing||2|
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