Compton wins, Butler 7th at CX Natz
MADISON, Wisc. — Katie Compton (Rabobank) quickly stomped away from the field Sunday to win her eighth-straight stars-and-stripes jersey by two minutes during the Elite women’s race on the final day of the 2012 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships at Badger Prairie Park outside of Madison.
Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld’s Katie Antonneau, who won the Collegiate race on Friday and counts this as her second-consecutive U23 win, finished second ahead of Teal Stetson-Lee (Cal Giant Strawberry) and teammate Nicole Duke. Portland’s Sue Butler (River City Bicycles/Ridley) got a quick start but faded back to seventh place by the end of the 40-minute event. Portland’s Alice Pennington (Upper Echelon Fitness) had a great race with a 15th-place finish, while 2011 Cross Crusade overall winner Serena Bishop Gordon, of Bend, finished 22nd. Beth Orton of Portland finished 27th.
2012 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals
Sunday, Jan. 8
1. Katie Compton (Rabobank/Giant)
2. Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld) *U23
3. Nicole Duke (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld)
4. Teal Stetson-Lee (Cal Giant Strawberry)
5. Coryn Rivera (Exergy-Twenty12) *U23
*7. Sue Butler (River City Bicycles/Ridley)
*15. Alice Pennington (Team S&M)
*23. Serena Bishop Gordon (Silverado Gallery/Sunnyside)
*27. Beth Orton (Upper Echelon Fitness)
Complete USA Cycling results are HERE.