Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sue Butler gets 2nd again!

No question Compton is on fire, she cruises to 2nd win in Ohio

October 10, Elite Women: Middletown, Ohio

Butler bridesmaid again as Van Gilder rebounds for third

Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) claimed her second victory. This time in Sunset Park Middletown, Ohio at the Java Johnny’s – Lionhearts International. The victory came a day after her win at Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede International Cyclocross, the first of the weekend’s three race series.

After a phone call from us on "How To", Sue Butler (Monavie Cannondale) out-gunned national champion Compton at the start of the Elite Women’s race and led until the up-and-back beach volleyball section.

As they crossed the finish line following the prologue section, Compton had only a 14 second lead over Butler. Behind Butler was a large gap that developed and raced for third.

Meanwhile, Sue Butler rode her own race to maintain a good gap over the three-way chase group behind her that contained Winfield, Barbara Howe (Vanderkitten) and Laura Van Gilder (C3- Athletes Serving Athletes). “We all knew when we came here that we were racing for second place,” said Butler.

Not all are teachable!

Brief Results
1Katherine Compton (USA) Planet Bike
2Susan Butler (USA)
3Laura Van Gilder (USA) C3 Sollay
4Deidre Winfield (USA) C3 Sollay
5Barbara Howe (USA) Vanderkitten Racing

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