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Although the conditions at Rancho San Rafael Park were not muddy on Saturday morning, several of the corners were rendered rather slick by melting frost. Having a successful race meant knowing where the tricky corners were and making sure to not push too hard on the slick surface.

One of these corners was the 180-degree turn right before the barriers. Several riders went down on the corner, and in the last lap, the turn would give Katherine Sarkisov (Rock Creek Velo) the advantage she needed to win out of a tough group.

In the first lap, Kaya Musgrave (Avout Racing) got a solo lead after a rider crashed on the corner before the barriers. When everything sorted out after the first lap, it was Musgrave, Sarkisov and Keira Bond (Rage Cycling Team). During the next half lap, Sarkisov and Bond escaped off the front.

Kaya Musgrave led the way early on. Junior Women 13-14. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Kaya Musgrave led the way early on. Junior Women 13-14. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

It was during the second lap that Bond also was bitten by the cursed corner, giving Sarkisov a gap with just half a lap left.

“[Bond] fell on the turn right before the barrier. I actually crashed there during pre-ride and bent my hanger, so I was like, okay, this turn is pretty bad. I wanted to do well on the turn and don’t fall. I didn’t push it too hard through that turn, she fall, and I said, ‘Okay, give it everything you’ve got.'”

Once she had a lead, Sarkisov did not give it up. She came across the line as the new Junior Women 13-14 National Champion.

Katherine Sarkisov celebrates her Junior Women's 13-14 title. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Katherine Sarkisov celebrates her Junior Women’s 13-14 title. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Sarkisov’s caution on the turns near the barriers was indicative of her attention to line choices and course details.

“There’s this one sweeping turn after the stairs where I took the outside line on the grass,” Sarkisov said. “Some of the other girls who rode on the mud couldn’t go as fast because they could slip.” She continued, “Around the turns before the barriers, I really wasn’t pushing it that hard because I didn’t want to go down. I could gain maybe have a second if I go faster, but I could lose the whole race if I break something.”

Bond finished second for the silver and Reagan Long (Boulder Junior Cycling) took third.

Keira Bond and her family went home happy from Reno. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Keira Bond and her family went home happy from Reno. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Interviews, photos and results are below.

Bronwynn Garaouy hops over the Little Loenhout ditch. Junior Women 13-14. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Bronwynn Garaouy hops over the Little Loenhout ditch. Junior Women 13-14. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Keira Bond focuses ahead. Junior Women 13-14. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Keira Bond focuses ahead. Junior Women 13-14. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Callah Robinson leads seveal other riders.  Junior Women 13-14. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Callah Robinson leads seveal other riders. Junior Women 13-14. 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. © D. Mable/ Cyclocross Magazine

Junior Women's 13-14 Results: 2018 Reno Cyclocross Nationals

PlaceBibLASTFirstTeamCity STTimeGap
1125SARKISOVKatherineRock Creek VeloNorth Potomac MD16:36
2101BONDKeiraRage Cycling TeamLouisville CO16:5317
3116LONGReaganBoulder Junior CyclingNiwot CO16:5620
4113MUSGRAVEKayaAvout RacingLittleton CO17:0731
5129ROBINSONCallahBellevue WA17:1135
6122GARAOUYBronwynnRad Racing NWMercer Island WA17:2549
7130VISNACKNatashaBend Endurance AcademyBend OR17:3559
8103BENAVIDES PEREZIreneNorthwest Cycling ClubCollege Station TX18:041:28
9104STIERWALTAlexaLionhearts Junior RacingMaineville OH18:492:13
10106SANDOVALOliviaBaltimore Youth CyclingBaltimore MD19:162:40
11121FERGUSONLillyCentral Junior Cycling DevoLe Mars IA19:363:00
12102MALONEYKayleighMeridian ID19:533:17
13107OLDENBURGJordynEndurance BoiseBoise ID19:563:20
14120CROCKELLHopeOrangevale CA19:57s.t.
15112STOVERMadelinePortland OR19:57s.t.
16123AMALONGAnneConstellation CyclingChapel Hill NC20:133:37
17131BOTTCharlotteBaltimore Youth CyclingTowson MD20:273:51
18126LAWSONOliviaVeloGromsCarlsbad CA20:384:02
19124MOROCCOBellaChandler AZ20:38s.t.
20109MCFADINUnaPortland OR21:254:49
21110DIVIETROCarolineBoise ID21:264:50
22118PETERSONMahikaEndurance BoiseBoise ID21:294:53
23114BROWNEllaBoulder Junior CyclingBoulder CO21:29s.t.
24117KRULLKaisaTEAM LAS VEGAS CYCLERYLas Vegas NV21:314:55
25111SECRISTAnEndurance BoiseBoise ID21:565:20
26105WORTENDYKEAveryScottsdale AZ22:466:10
27127KEENAmberReno NV22:516:15
28115KREDO-BROWNGraceSan Rafael CA23:046:28
29128NAVARROLilianaKCOI U20Shawnee KS27:0110:25
30108PATCHSophiaBike Like a GirlReno NV33:0916:33

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