December 2nd | Minneapolis, MN
Fresh off his first-ever UCI cyclocross victory last weekend at the Super Cross Cup, Kerry Werner topped another UCI podium Sunday at day two of the 2014 Baystate Cyclocross in Sterling, MA. After finishing 10th in the first day of racing after an ill-timed crash, Werner was determined to find the podium. He used the wet and muddy conditions to his advantage, staying upright in key moments on an incredibly technical course, while his top competition’s hopes for the win were derailed by mechanical issues and crashes late in the race. Werner stayed poised throughout the hectic final lap, winning a tightly contested battle with Dan Timmerman (House Industries/Simplehuman).
“With 1 lap to go I knew I needed a perfect and fast lap. I was riding the first half of the lap great and maybe put a second or two into Dan. Two long straights separated by a 180º hairpin remained, so I pinned it into the corner and went foot-out. Back in my pedals, I didn’t look back until I hit the finishing straight, realizing Dan was on my heels. I had just enough in the tank to hold him off, but he sure made me work for it!”
In his own words, Werner explains what it took to achieve victory on such a grueling course.
Crystal Anthony Concluded First World Cup Campaign of Season With Top-20 Finish
Meanwhile in Britain, Crystal Anthony landed another top-20 in the Milton Keynes World Cup. This race closed out her first trip to Europe. Crystal will return for a second trip later this season as she attempts to make the US World Championship team for the second year in a row.