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.
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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.
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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
|1||1||Clara HONSINGER||EF EDUCATION - TIBCO - SVB||48:58:00||9:54||5|
|2||2||Raylyn NUSS||Steve Tilford Foundation Racing||50:35:00||10:20||5|
|3||3||Austin KILLIPS||nice bikes||52:24:00||10:19||5|
|4||28||Hannah ARENSMAN||Ignition p-b Rigd-Leitner||52:26:00||10:13||5|
|5||10||Jenna LINGWOOD||Point S Nokian||52:43:00||10:32||5|
|6||6||Anna MEGALE||Comp Edge Racing||52:46:00||10:33||5|
|7||9||Sunny GILBERT||Blue Competition Cycles p-b Build||52:55:00||10:23||5|
|8||4||Caitlin BERNSTEIN||nice bikes||53:01:00||10:46||5|
|9||27||Georgia GOULD||Georgia Gould Coaching||54:33:00||11:17||5|
|10||8||Emily WERNER||Emmys Sweets pb Kens Bike Shop||56:05:00||11:41||5|
|11||15||Sophie RUSSENBERGER||Team S&M CX||56:45:00||11:42||5|
|12||11||Amelia SHEA||Feedback Sports||57:03:00||11:40||5|
|13||16||Crystal ANTHONY||Liv Racing Collective||57:16:00||11:41||5|
|14||12||Jennifer MALIK||Smanie p-b Paradise Garage||57:24:00||11:29||5|
|15||14||Regina LEGGE||Competitive Edge Racing||57:45:00||11:38||5|
|16||36||Meghan OWENS||RSCX - HOUSE INDUSTRIES||58:17:00||12:00||5|
|17||17||Brenna WRYE-SIMPSON||Team S&M CX||46:38:00||11:47||4|
|18||37||Erin FELDHAUSEN||Trek Midwest Team||46:42:00||11:34||4|
|19||13||Ellie MITCHELL||Colorado Mesa University||46:51:00||11:42||4|
|20||7||Rachel RUBINO||Nice Bikes||47:07:00||11:49||4|
|21||23||Katherine RUSCH||BikeReg-Share Coffee||47:36:00||11:59||4|
|22||38||Danielle POWER||Corner Cycle||47:37:00||11:44||4|
|23||20||Kim COLEMAN||Green Mountain CX||47:51:00||11:51||4|
|24||19||Anna DOROVSKIKH||Orion Racing p-b Borah Teamwear||47:51:00||12:27||4|
|25||21||Zoe CLAY||Velocious Sport||48:09:00||12:11||4|
|26||39||Kelly ROBERSON||Beanie Babiezz||38:43:00||14:36||3|
|27||24||Clementine NIXON||RSCX- HOUSE INDUSTRIES||38:43:00||13:59||3|
|28||26||Erin GORDON||Rare Disease Cycling||38:43:00||13:55||3|
|29||35||Ivy AUDRAIN||Squid Bikes||38:57:00||14:24||3|
|DNS||41||Purshall ARTISON||Planet Bike||0|
|DNS||18||Britt MASON||Knobby by Nature||0|
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