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by Ricoh Riott

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina—On a sunny winter’s morning Corey Coogan Cisek (Power Fix CX) won her second Masters 35-39 National Championship, following up on her 2013 win in Madison, Wisconsin. Seattle’s Tricia Fleischer (Ten Speed Hero) overcame a flat tire to take second place with Kristen Kelsey just eight seconds behind.

Fleischer attacked immediately from the start whistle, taking the holeshot and leading the field around the first half of the lap with Coogan Cisek on her wheel. The duo distanced themselves on the second lap from the riders behind before Fleischer lost her wheel on the drop-off section and hit the dirt, allowing Coogan Cisek to attack. The new leader wasted no time in her new solo position and built up a solid advantage while Fleischer made her way through to the pits and lost several positions in the process.

Corey Coogan Cisek takes the Masters Women 35-39 title, 2016 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

Corey Coogan Cisek takes the Masters Women 35-39 title, 2016 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

While the lead seemed secure, the battle for the lower podium spots was raging with Kristen Kelsey and Ellen Sherrill attempting to out-power each other. Fleischer, now on a fresh bike with just over one lap to go, fought to regain her prior position. By midway through the final lap Coogan Cisek had extended her lead to around a minute and Fleischer was making up time and positions fast.

In a time of 39:00 Corey Coogan Cisek took the win a full minute ahead of second place. After an impressive final attack Tricia Fleischer came over the line in second, eight seconds ahead of Kristen Kelsey in third.

In a post-race interview with CXM, Coogan Cisek gushed about the track in Asheville. “I loved the course, I have actually gone over to Belgium the last two years…. I’m impressed the US courses are headed in that direction, this is definitely a Euro-style course.”

2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Women's 35-39 Full Results

1Corey COOGAN CISEKPower Fix CX19:10.
2Tricia FLEISCHERTenspeed Hero19:26.
3Ellen SHERRILL19:54.
4Kathleen WULFKUHLELancBike19:55.
5Anna DINGMAN20:08.
6Kristen KELSEY20:16.
7Rosemary PENTAVO220:22.
8Jennifer HETRICKLamprey Systems20:24.
9Allyson TUFANOPatapsco Bicycles20:31.
10Maria CARRELLITeam United Healthcare Georgia/20:54.
11Simona VINCENCIOVATeam Bikenetic21:31.
12Elise DONOVANOKCX21:32.
13Rebecca FALLS21:51.
14Alexandra CAMPBELLFORTEVanderkitten CX (VKCX)21:52.
15Naomi HAVERLICK22:15.
16Jessica SINGERMANBike Law Cycling Club22:18.
17Beth MITCHELLVelocity Pro Cycle22:19.
18Jennifer LEVO22:26.
19Lisa RANDALLSuper Sport Athletic Wear Inc.22:33.
20Susie FARMERPrivateer Cyclocross Chattanoog22:53.
21Emily MOLDENNantucket Velo11:20.
22Laura PYLEBFF Bikes12:05.
23Stephanie MYRACLETrek Greensboro Generals12:07.
24April BEARDBrazen Dropouts Cycling Team12:11.
25Amy COLEMANRiver CIty Womens Racing12:13.
26Antoinette DELUCIAClemmons Bicycle Racing12:22.
27Samantha BENDTThe Spirited Cyclist Cycling Cl12:23.
28Amanda BYENaked Women Racing12:33.
29Tracie WALKERSpokesWomen Syndicate12:34.
30Rebecca BUBPVogelzang Velo Club12:49.
31Jennifer MINERYPedal Power Team-MA14:28.

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