Henderson Wins Day Two of the US Cup, Bonelli Park

The Cat 3's and 2's had their day to race cross country (XC) while the pros, both women and men, moved on to the short track.

I'm not sure where these guys (and the three more just behind them) were in the race, but they were chugging up this hill clearly focused on a sprint finish.

Gould and Henderson

Heading down the hill for the final time, Jenny Rissveds held a lead over Georgia Gould and Rebecca Henderson. Rissveds carried a little too much speed down onto the grass, though, and in a heartbeat was taken out of the competition for the finish. Gould then, looked to be in position to repeat as champion, having won on the same circuit last month. Instead, with a strong finish Henderson, from Australia and racing with the Trek Factory Racing team, swooped in and overhauled the American champion for the win.

Rebecca Henderson ahead of Catharine Pendrel

The short track events capped a second day of inspired racing. A smaller Flickr album this time, of only sixty-six photos, starts off with a lakeside vantage of the Cat 2 race before moving on to the pro women's short track race.

The photos are not a complete catalog, but are representative of all the others taken during the day, so if you don't see what, or who, you were looking for in the album, let me know with a race number and I will see what I can find. If you see a photo you like, feel free to download it (credit where credit due, of course). You can also contact me via email and I will gladly send a full size jpeg file of the image.

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