Pam Loebig was a two-time podium finisher with a pair of third places in the Cat3/4 womens race. Admitedly not riding as much as in previous years, Pam's good finishes highlight her residual fitness and bike handling abilities! Elizabeth Cobb finished 4th on Saturday after battling with Pam but was struck with bad luck after puncturing at the very start of Sundays race, had to run a LONG way UPHILL to the pit before recomposing herself to finish 7th.
In the Elite Mens races, the weekend was highlighted by Ryan Knapp's 8th place on Friday and Mike Sherers 10th place in the big C1 race on Sunday. Remember that these races are the best in the US and aside from maybe 5 other riders, the cream of the US cyclocross talent was in Cincinnatti.
Knapp gutting it out on Friday- photo by Podium Insight
These results might not seem as gaudy as recent results on the road but in national terms they are real quality. In sunday's race the sandpit section was like a beach where temperatures soared into 90s but Sherer gritted it out solo for most of the race to take his best result of the cross season and on his birthday as well!
Check out Podium Insight for photos.