Ind. -- Two new riders took the top steps of the elite Indiana Cup podiums
Sunday as more than 100 riders battled on a muddy, but fast course.
rider Elizabeth Cobb led after the first lap, but soon faded. Kiersta Tucker of
Team Wood N Wave and Speedway Wheelmen rider Janelle Renschler traded the lead
multiple times during the remainder of the hard-fought, six-lap race. But after
Renschler suffered a mechanical, Tucker was able to create a small gap, which
she was able to hold until the end. It was her first victory as an elite
to hang with them to see how I felt," Tucker said. "I had to push myself to
stay with them at first, but I did it. ... This was the best I've felt (on the
bike) in the past two years."
on to third place.
Eric Anderson took the elite men's race Sunday, a week after a nine-second loss
didn't look to be in much jeopardy during the race, beating Fredrick Rose of
BikeReg.com by nearly 43 seconds. J's Bikes rider Andrew Boneff took third
place, 1:45 back.
place was Anderson's third of the year – he also took the top step of the
podium at Apple Cross and Cincy3 Cyclo-Stampede – but his first at a
Planet Adventure cyclocross event this year.
race, the ninth in the 12-race Indiana Cup CX series, was a preview of the
Indiana State Championship to be held at the same venue Saturday.
Check indianacxcup.com for a full
list of results or to learn more about the Indiana Cup series.
Robert Annis reports on behalf of Planet Adventure.