Spooky Crossby Dave Sheek

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA—With Day One of Spooky Cross in the books, the racers were ready to go on Day Two — even those who raced Cross After Dark the night before.

In the women’s race, Caroline Mani (CC Etupes) took the win in impressive fashion, with a 25-second gap on Teal Stetson-Lee (Cal Giant-Specialized). Sue Butler (River Cit Bicycles) scooped up third, a minute back. 

Caroline Mani leads the women off the start line for Spooky Cross Day Two

Elite Women:
Mani, Mani, Mani! Caroline Mani took the hole shot again and was off. Sue Butler wanted the win and planned to sit on Mani’s wheel to take the win late, but she said after the first lap she knew that was not going to happen. Instead it was Teal Stetson-Lee who was closest to reeling in the French national champion. But Mani wouldn’t allow it and stayed on the gas to the finish for her second win this weekend. Stetson-Lee was pushing hard and opened her own gap over Butler, who was 20 seconds back to finish in third. Fourth again went to Devon Gorry (Rambuski Law).

Fifth was Chloe Forsman (Race Club 11), who broke off from Allison Mann (Rock N’ Road). Mann  was riding well and looking to represent for SoCal on the Elite podium.

Read the Elite Men’s report here.

Results after the gallery.

Photo Gallery by Rich Cruse:

Elite Women’s Results:

2011 Spooky Cross Day 2 Elite Women

PlaceBibNameUCI CodeTeamCity, StateTime
161MANI CarolineFRA19870118CC etupesFrance0:41:22.981
270STETSON-LEE TealUSA19860524Cal Giant Cycling TeamDurango, Colorado0:41:52.668
362BUTLER SusanUSA19710912Team River City Bicycles/RidleyPortland, Oregon0:42:35.208
468GORRY (HASKELL) DevonUSA19810103Rambuski LawSanta Cruz, California0:42:55.712
586FORSMAN ChloeUSA19870721Race Club 11Tuscon, Arizona0:42:58.234
667MANN AllisonUSA19801111Rock N' Road CycleryMurrieta, California0:43:40.335
795GAERTNER JenniferUSA19751008Raleigh AmericaCoeur D'Alene, Idaho0:44:13.928
866THURSTON EmilyUSA19770518STEVENSSan Pablo, California0:44:46.312
964MAILE SarahUSA19780927Ventana Mountain BikesSacramento, California0:45:12.653
1065DIMPEL CourtneyUSA19830111Team Rambuski LawAptos, California0:45:56.834
1173PROBERT-TURNER ChistinaUSA19670419The TEAM SoCalCross - Turner BikesMurrieta, California0:45:59.044
1299FORTNER AnnaUSA19800513The TEAM SoCalCrossCarpenteria, California0:46:35.029
1375RYAN AlexisUSA19940818The TEAM SoCalCrossVentura, California0:47:23.925
1469HORNER (ELLIOT) MeganUSA19820426Black Mountain BicyclesSan Diego, California0:48:32.903
1580JAMES-KLINGER NancyUSA19770517The TEAM SoCalCrossValencia, California0:49:38.707
1679HUMIC VanessaUSA19800805Long Beach State UniversityLong Beach, California-3 laps
DNF88WONG DorothyUSA19651113The TEAM SoCalCrossAltadena, California
DNS71SCHAPER AmandaUSA19831005Ritte RacingLaguna Beach, California
DNS89BRANDT NicoleUSA19820330LA VelocityMarina del Rey, California
DNS96FINCHAMP HannahUSA19951218The TEAM SoCalCrossAltadena, California
Number of Starters:17No of Laps:6
Abandons:1Race Distance:17.64 kms
Number of Finishers:16Average Speed of Winner:25.58 kph