A small group of Masters 55-59 Women opened the third day of title racing at the 2021 USA Cyclocross National Championships.

Elizabeth Sheldon, lining up in the 55-59 group at Nationals for the first time after finishing second in the 50-54 group in 2019, had a dominant ride, winning by over two minutes over Linda Cooper.

Only two racers finished on the lead lap, with Michele Bliss completing the podium, one lap down.

In the first pandemic Nationals, five racers started the Masters Women 55-59 race, compared to 14 in 2019.

Full results below.

Featured photo, 2019 Nationals by Dave Mable

2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals, Cantigny Park, DuPage County Results Masters Women 55-59

24Linda COOPERSakari Race Team p/b Smart Honda45:38:004
33Michele BLISSWhite Lightning36:41:003
49Alison WEIDNERHammercross37:16:003
56Donna KIELBASASpin Doctor Cyclewerks31:59:002

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