LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – In the Masters Women 35-39 race, Kristal Boni started strong quickly grew a solid gap on the field, racing consistently and powerfully to ride mostly uncontested from start to finish. Keeping Boni motivated to keep the pace high was Boni’s local competitor Melissa Barker, who chased hard in second and, at times, brought Boni into her sights. Boni was simply too strong on the course, however, and despite Barker’s efforts was strong enough to ride comfortably across the line.

“It was fun, hard,” said Barker. “Between frozen ruts and mushy mud, it was getting a little heavy on the bike, so I pitted on the last lap. Kristal is incredibly fast. We race together twice a weekend. I felt like I was closing a little, but I started to fade. I’m really pleased with my ride.”

“It feels incredible,” said Boni. “I wanted to get a good start. Getting a good line was crucial. Melissa was right behind me – we race together at home, so I knew she could get me!”

2013 Masters World Championships Women 35-39 Photo Gallery:

Kristal Boni Post-Race Interview

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2013 Worlds Master Women 35-39 Results

14USA19740627BONI KristalRapid RacingUSA40:184
210USA19750717BARKER MelissaGS Boulder/Studio 1 Dental/OrgaUSA41:144
315USA19741115BURLEW JaneAsheville CyclocrossUSA41:494
421USA19781103MELENA KatieBicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock LobstUSA43:034
520USA19760713SHOGREN ElizabethBackyard Bike ClubUSA43:174
62USA19751008GAERTNER JenniferMotofish RacingUSA44:004
73CAN19760920GILLICK JannaMid Island Velo AssociationCAN44:344
814USA19750814NOWLIN JenniferPeace Coffee RacingUSA45:064
917CAN19741116DONALDSON ShawnaSynergy RacingCAN47:044
1012GBR19740718RILEY JadineTeam Group Health/Sound Velo CyGBR47:264
118USA19770627HILDEBRAND EliciaTeam Rambuski Law/Team RambuskiUSA48:014
1218USA19760828STEVENS AngelinaGarneau CustomUSA48:264
1319USA19761027NICHOLS Jennifer0USA49:144
1411USA19781025DANIEL MarsaTeam Group Health/Sound Velo CyUSA49:254
1523USA19760815TILLMAN JenniferCharm City Cycling LLCUSA50:394
1625USA19740118TUCKER KierstaWood -N- WaveUSA51:224
177NED19750917EVERTS MaaikeSteel City SheNED55:554
1813USA19751204WORTHINGTON SarahEthos RacingUSA@2Lap2
191USA19780623RIGGS CelesteSalvagetti/Happy Coffee CyclocrUSA@2Lap2
2022USA19750118TINKEY Dana0USA@2Lap2
215USA19750918MCNABB AmandaTeam Group Health/Sound Velo CyUSA@3Lap1
226USA19740904ALBERT TrishSorella CyclingUSA@3Lap1
DNS9USA19780418RYDHOLM AmberGS Boulder/Studio 1 Dental/OrgaUSA
DNS16USA19770518THURSTON EmilyTeam Rambuski Law/Team RambuskiUSA
DNS24USA19771102WAIDE Jerel LynnBob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team/USA

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