ASHEVILLE, N.C. – One year ago, Jennifer Caicedo became the first King University cyclist to win a USA Cycling national championship, and she duplicated that feat on Friday morning in Asheville. Caicedo repeated as USC Cycling Road Race national champion, narrowly winning the 77 kilometer race.
As the course was setup, the women had to complete two laps at the road race on Friday morning and Caicedo found her way into a nine-rider group that broke away from the pack on the first of two laps. That group stayed together throughout the rest of the race until they sprinted to the finish line. Caicedo won the sprint by half a bike length, taking her second straight national championship.
Mountain bike rider Emily Cox also compete for the Tornado and turned in a very solid performance. Cox came in with a 24th place finish for the Tornado in Friday's road race.
On Saturday, Caicedo finished eighth in the criterium while Cox took 31st, and in Sunday's time trial, Caicedo finished seventh. In the individual ominum for the weekend, Caicedo finished fourth and Cox was 23rd.