Kona riders on both sides of the Atlantic had successful racing weekends aboard their Jake CX bikes at their respective 2017 Cyclocross National Championship races. On the European side we saw Amira Mellor of team NEXT Wyman racing in the British Cycling U23 Women’s race, while Kona Endurance team rider Kerry Werner lined up with the Elite Men for the final race of the USA Cycling calendar.
Amira Mellor 2nd in UK U23 Women’s Cyclocross National Championship
Beginning with Sunday’s races in Bradford, England, Amira Mellor clinched a solid second place in the U23 Women’s category. Following up on her first UCI win the weekend previous, Amira is riding strong in the final weeks of her season, and battled to regain position after getting caught behind traffic in the first lap. With a silver medal on home soil, Amira now looks forward to one final UCI round before the World Championships in two weeks’ time.
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Kerry Werner 3rd in USAC Elite Men’s Cyclocross National Championships
Lining up on the front row with the Elite Men in Hartford, Connecticut, Kerry Werner stormed into 2nd place off the start and held on to that position for the majority of the hour-long race. Conditions in Hartford were legendary, with snow covering much of the course and temperatures well below freezing. Kerry kept it upright for a 3rd place finish, enjoying that giant bottle of champagne with Stephen Hyde and Jamey Driscoll.