Woodall beat a fast field in the Masters 30-34 race. © Cyclocross Magazine

This was a fast field in the Masters 30-34 race, with Woodhall getting just ahead of St. Germain. © Cyclocross Magazine

Austin, TX-The fastest race yet of day two started with Kevin McConnell (Iowa City Cycling Club) and Westley Richards (Clemmons Bicycle Racing) leading the stampede. Seconds behind them was Adam St. Germain (ENGVT), chasing hard in fourth.

As the leaders worked together in an attempt to build their lead, St. Germain pulled the fastest lap time of the day and closed the gap to them. Ryan Woodall came from behind, dangling off the lead group as St. Germain attacked. St. Germain gained a small lead, but McConnell, Richards, and Woodall brought him back.

The starting line for the fastest laps of the day. © Brian Nelson

The starting line for the fastest laps of the day. © Brian Nelson

With one to go, the lead group was all together. Richards attacked, was brought back by McConnell. Woodall moved to the front of the group, taking advantage of a crash behind him to attack. St. Germain followed, but hit the pavement second. Despite being a strong sprinter, St. Germain couldn’t come around Woodall.

“I almost didn’t race. I’ve been so sick,” said Woodall. “But it’s the National Championships – you gotta come!”

Woodall checks in with us after his win:

We also caught up with Westley Richards, who finished third on the day, and he offers an in-depth look at how the race played out:

2015 National Championships, Masters 30-34

PlaceBibLastFirstTeamLicenseCity STTimeGap
1166WOODALLRyan153440Ocala FL48:19
2152ST GERMAINAdamENGVT193706Burlington VT48:201
3146RICHARDSWestleyClemmons Bicycle Racing286794Winston-Salem NC48:245
4137MCCONNELLKevinIowa City Cycling Club258735Iowa City IA48:289
5113DRUMMONDChrisBike Lab269465Oklahoma City OK49:1455
6155SWANSONTobyStep Down Racing137959Snoqualmie WA49:261:07
7148ROTHEStefanELBOWZ Racing205741Austin TX50:091:50
8117FLISMarkSquadra Flying Tigers282287Salt Lake City UT50:302:11
9149SHEFTALLWilliam311099St. Francisville LA50:392:20
10135LUECKAndyFoxtrot Racing240305Thornton CO50:592:40
11164WINKELMANNNathanOutRival Racing188575Huntsville TX51:162:57
12157THOMPSONCaleb173357Durango CO51:203:01
13151SIMACEKCharlesAll-City X Fulton Racing230406Minneapolis MN51:313:12
14138MORANMicahTrek Midwest Team145996Waterloo WI51:473:28
15107CHAPINScottROCKLOBSTER!!!211669Santa Cruz CA51:563:37
16122GOORSKEYAbe390937Floyd VA52:043:45
17144REARDONAndrewSonic Cycling177637Franklin TN52:123:53
18128IAIAWilliamGroove Subaru Excel Sports329668Littleton CO52:454:26
19168THORPDoug359591Yarmouth ME53:014:42
20163WILDERMichaelScalo Veloce260481Albuquerque NM53:275:08
21116ELLISChris257872Bellingham WA53:335:14
22103BARCHECKAaron180719Boulder CO53:465:27
23101ANDERSONBenjaminIowa City Cycling Club364716Iowa City IA53:545:35
24114DUNBARMichaelPioneer Cycling Goods289831Lakewood CO54:025:43
25133LINCOLNAndrewPioneer Cycling Goods389143Boulder CO54:025:43
26147RIDILLAPeteTransitions LifeCare p/b InSync110491Tulsa OK54:035:44
27165WOODJim333fab CX Factory Team213076Seattle WA54:055:46
28121GESLANIVanDons Bikes232565Loma Linda CA54:055:46
29109COLEBradKCCX Elite Cyclocross Team p/b215131Fort Collins CO54:346:15
30102BABCOCKMark250228Athens GA54:456:26
31127HODGEAndy257228Imperial MO55:116:52
32139MORRISAdamPalmer Cycling337684Belden MS55:257:06
33142PICKELSRobertBoulder Cycle Sport/ YogaGlo276915Boulder CO55:457:26
34120GARRADThomasPACC202159Dallas TX56:037:44
35118FORTNERNeilWild Card Cycling356128Champaign IL56:137:54
36153SUDANRobinson394832Austin TX56:218:02
37145REIMANNAndrewTeam Yacht Club349848Bloomfield NJ56:268:07
38160VOYTILLABryanSugar Cycles/Wholesome Sweetene258654Houston TX56:338:14
39105BOEDIGHEIMERMichealRouler Racing396973New Orleans LA@1Lap
40141PASSJonathan380409Austin TX@1Lap
41134LOUDERStuartCrosshairs Cycling221655Richmond VA@1Lap
42123HAGERAndrew282941Asheville NC@1Lap
43132KEELANDCassidyTeam Yacht Club324040Austin TX@2Laps
44125HANSENKevinRavenna Capital Management221895Lake Forest Park WA@2Laps
45167WIKOFFPhilSuper Squadra117896Austin TX@2Laps
46143PORTERRossBici Coop Racing360117Austin TX@2Laps
47115ECKERTSethTrek Midwest Team148803Oregon WI@2Laps
48104BARTONAlanBici Coop Racing323448Birmingham AL@2Laps
49156THOMASDavidAsheville Cyclocross155779Asheville NC@2Laps
50108COCHRANPatrickEssex County Velo321510Beverly MA@2Laps
51162WHITEGarrettSingle Barrel CX202202Broomfield CO@2Laps
52136MARTINEZJoseSugar Cycles/Wholesome Sweetene342642Houston TX@3Laps
53124HAGLUNDRyan212888Austin TX@3Laps
54158THORMANNChris277940New York NY@3Laps
55106CARTLEDGEJeffreyEmbros Bicycle Club201008Austin TX@3Laps
56154SWANNThomasBici Coop Racing381550Birmingham AL@3Laps
DNS140MOUNTJasonFreddie Fu Cycling Team174945Mcdonald PA
DNS161WHITEAnthonyBicycles Plus Racing274005Granbury TX
DNS131KEEJustinDallas Bike Works CX296850Red Oak TX
DNS119FRAZIERAndyDallas Bike Works CX361805Terrell TX
DNS112DAVISMatthewColonel's /Fred's Texas157395Fort Worth TX
DNS126HERRETimBig D Cycling395254Leawood KS
DNS150SHOFNERMatthewRockwall Racing221602Dallas TX
DNS111CUMMINGDonaldTeam Yacht Club337658Waterford MI
DNS110CROSSBenMellow Johnny's Cycling Team366433Austin TX
DNS130JONESMatthewBRECycling368642Brooklyn NY