|Kelsey celebrating his commanding win.|
|Jablonski at the top of the run up, just after dropping his last challenger to win.|
|Kelsey pins it to capitalize on Cutler's dropped chain.|
|Melanie Lewis rails another corner on her way to 5th place.|
In the Women's race, Kristy Kelsey and Melanie Lewis were licking their chops at getting a chance to race on a course that suited their abilities as two of the best technical riders in the Elite Women's field. Their race spreaded out rather quickly with Kelsey settling in to 4th and Lewis sitting right behind in 5th. With a couple of laps to go, the Cycle U-PopCap girls kicked it in, and started to chase down the front end of the race. Kelsey was making ground on Cyclocrossracing.com's Jessica Cutler who appeared to be fading. With half a lap to go, Kelsey caught up to Cutler just as Cutler dropped her chain after the set of Beer Garden barriers. Kelsey knew this was her opportunity, but Cutler quickly fixed her chain and began chasing down Kelsey. With merely a quarter of a mile left, Cutler went past Kelsey who had nothing left to answer with following such a vigorous chase. Kelsey came in just after with a solid 4th place and Lewis was shortly behind in 5th. Both teammates have been very consistant in their results this year which is paying off in series points as the last few big races remain on the schedule.
Jason Jablonski - 1st
Sean Kelsey - 1st
Kristy Kelsey - 4th
Melanie Lewis - 5th
Next Sunday, the Cycle U-PopCap will head down to Seattle for the now iconic Woodland Park venue for the M.F.G. Finals, where they look to once again make their mark in the elite fields.