Kaya Musgrave (Bear CX) received the ladies’s junior 17-18 title on the US Cyclocross Nationwide Championships in Hartford, Connecticut. The early battle with silver medalist Samantha Scott (CompEdge Racing) fell aside when Scott took a spill on the second lap and couldn’t achieve again the misplaced time.
Greta Kilburn (Inexperienced Mountain CX) took the bronze with time to spare forward of Ella Brenneman (CXHAIRS DEVO: Trek Bikes) in fourth and Jorja Bond (Boulder Junior Biking) in fifth.
Scott, who completed fifth within the 17-18 division final 12 months in DuPage County, got here into Hartford with momentum this season, scoring six podiums this season together with a pair of wins at North Carolina Grand Prix in late November. Musgrave, who was the bronze medalist final 12 months, got here in with 4 podiums, trailing Scott each occasions in North Carolina for second. The 2 had been anticipated to make it an fascinating contest.
The duo had been locked collectively on the entrance of the race virtually instantly. Scott took an early bike change which allowed Musgrave to maneuver to the lead however the tandem effort stayed intact.
On the second circuit with two laps to go, Scott slid out in a slippery mud part simply earlier than the twisting part of triple run-ups. She was at a standstill for nearly 20 seconds to make changes to her drivetrain, however the delay allowed Musgrave to cost alone to the entrance. Even with the mishap, Scott maintained her second-place place.
“I believe I simply tried to maintain it clean and waited when it was my time to go,” Musgrave stated on the end. “I used to be actually frightened as a result of I nonetheless had half the race to go [after Scott crashed]. I simply saved it clean and tried to not expend an excessive amount of vitality. I didn’t count on this one, and I’m stoked.”
|Pos.||Rider Title (Nation) Group||End result|
|1||Kaya Musgrave (USA) Bear CX||0:39:51|
|2||Samantha Scott (USA) CompEdge Racing||0:00:23|
|3||Greta Kilburn (USA) Inexperienced Mountain CX||0:00:51|
|4||Ella Brenneman (USA) CXHAIRS DEVO: Trek Bikes||0:01:47|
|5||Jorja Bond (USA) Boulder Junior Biking||0:02:05|