The Big Picture: US Open of Cyclocross Elite Women (Sunday)

Dave McElwaine is back for day 2 coverage of the US Open of Cyclocross, which took place this past weekend in Boulder, Co. Georgia Gould took the win in a stacked field on a tough course. All photos © 2015 Dave McElwaine.

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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) took the hole-shot for the second day in a row.
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) leading on lap one.
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) leads the Elite Women across an off-camber section of the course
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The difficulty level on Sunday’s course was even higher than Saturday’s course.
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Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) got gapped off Mani and Gould early, but then owned third place the rest of the race.
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) leading Georgia Gould on a section of the course that saw many crashes.
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Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) had about a fifty foot lead on Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) by the second lap.
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) riding one of the steepest climbs.
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Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) dropped Kaitlin Vestal and rode alone from that point on.
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Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) riding the sand pit with two laps remaining.
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Kaitlin Vestal (Feedback Sports) has been a revelation, grabbing two podiums this weekend.
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Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) was having a stellar weekend of racing.
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Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) was having a stellar weekend of racing.
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Caroline Mani, Georgia Gould, and Meredith Miller at the finishing line
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The Elite Women’s Podium was quite animated. (L to R) Kaitlin Vestal (Feedback Sports) 4th, Caroline Mani (Raleigh Clement) 2nd, Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) 1st, Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) 3rd, Teal Stetson-Lee (Scott 3Rox Racing) 5th.
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