The Elite Women started off in calm, cold conditions, but by the end it was a blizzard with the pink of Clara Honsinger’s EF Education-TIBCO-SVB team emerging from the snow to claim the title.

Honsinger swapped teams from the defunct Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld, stayed on a Cannondale bike, and kept her stars and stripes jersey.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by USA Cycling (@usacycling)

Pan Ams champ Raylyn Nuss (Steve Tilford Foundation Racing) had a fast start, while Honsinger sat inside the top ten, but within half a lap was at the front and didn’t look back.

Honsinger raced last weekend in the men’s field in California, on the beach of San Mateo, and the heavy sand looked to have prepared her well for the heavy mud of Hartford.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Cyclocross Magazine (@cxmagazine)

Austin Killips (Nice Bikes) rounded out the podium.

Cyclocross legend Georgia Gould (Georgia Gould Coaching) made her return to #cxnats as a racer, moving quickly into the top five, and finishing ninth. On SamWileyS’ Content System Instagram Live, the biggest question from special guests Ryan Trebon and Katerina Nash was as to how Georgia Gould was doing. It was an impressive return to the Elite Women for the self-described “washed-up pro cyclist.”

See the full results at the bottom of this post. Stay tuned for more coverage.

Featured photo: Clara Honsinger winning her third Elite Women’s title in Hartford, USA Cycling / snowymountainphotography

2022 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals Hartford, CT Results: Elite Women

RankBibNameAffiliationTimeSplit TimeLaps
22Raylyn NUSSSteve Tilford Foundation Racing50:35:0010:205
33Austin KILLIPSnice bikes52:24:0010:195
428Hannah ARENSMANIgnition p-b Rigd-Leitner52:26:0010:135
510Jenna LINGWOODPoint S Nokian52:43:0010:325
66Anna MEGALEComp Edge Racing52:46:0010:335
79Sunny GILBERTBlue Competition Cycles p-b Build52:55:0010:235
84Caitlin BERNSTEINnice bikes53:01:0010:465
927Georgia GOULDGeorgia Gould Coaching54:33:0011:175
108Emily WERNEREmmys Sweets pb Kens Bike Shop56:05:0011:415
1115Sophie RUSSENBERGERTeam S&M CX56:45:0011:425
1211Amelia SHEAFeedback Sports57:03:0011:405
1316Crystal ANTHONYLiv Racing Collective57:16:0011:415
1412Jennifer MALIKSmanie p-b Paradise Garage57:24:0011:295
1514Regina LEGGECompetitive Edge Racing57:45:0011:385
1636Meghan OWENSRSCX - HOUSE INDUSTRIES58:17:0012:005
1717Brenna WRYE-SIMPSONTeam S&M CX46:38:0011:474
1837Erin FELDHAUSENTrek Midwest Team46:42:0011:344
1913Ellie MITCHELLColorado Mesa University46:51:0011:424
207Rachel RUBINONice Bikes47:07:0011:494
2123Katherine RUSCHBikeReg-Share Coffee47:36:0011:594
2238Danielle POWERCorner Cycle47:37:0011:444
2320Kim COLEMANGreen Mountain CX47:51:0011:514
2419Anna DOROVSKIKHOrion Racing p-b Borah Teamwear47:51:0012:274
2521Zoe CLAYVelocious Sport48:09:0012:114
2639Kelly ROBERSONBeanie Babiezz38:43:0014:363
2724Clementine NIXONRSCX- HOUSE INDUSTRIES38:43:0013:593
2826Erin GORDONRare Disease Cycling38:43:0013:553
2935Ivy AUDRAINSquid Bikes38:57:0014:243
3040Hannah DICKSON38:57:0013:303
DNS41Purshall ARTISONPlanet Bike0
DNS18Britt MASONKnobby by Nature0

See all our 2022 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals coverage here.

Win a custom-built-for-you Chris Sallen Cycles fillet brazed or lugged frame, Ibis mountain bike wheels, a Marin Pine Mountain 29er, Ritchey WCS cockpit, Coefficient Cycling handlebars and much more in the silent auction fundraiser.