A lot can change overnight (or two overnights). In the case of the Trek CX Cup / World Cup Waterloo, a hot and dry Trek CX Cup on Friday turned into a wet and muddy World Cup Waterloo on Sunday.
Not surprisingly, the conditions made the Elite Women’s race one for the mudders.
Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team) got off to a strong start after “young kid” Evie Richards (Trek Factory Racing CX) raced out to an early lead with her power climbing up to the barn flyover. She then took control of the race late in Lap 1 and held off a charging Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory Racing CX) in the last lap to take the win.
Neff started with a fourth-row grid spot and calmly and cooly made her way forward after avoiding an early melee in the first stretch of mud on the course at Trek Headquarters.
The Swiss mountain biker and recent ’cross enthusiast worked her way forward through the field and got all the way up to second by the time the race was over.
We chatted with Nash and Neff after their races. You can listen to our interviews below.