This picture was taken like 2 seconds after her finishing. Katie is bombarded with cameras and mic’s in her face as soon as she crosses the finish line. Poor girl can’t even get a proper cool down. Or water, for that matter. Other girls were heaving coming across that finish line. Not Katie. All cool, calm and collected.
In her typical fashion, Compton put pedal to the metal and soloed off the front, quickly creating a four-second gap. Undaunted by Compton’s charge, Bruno-Roy and Butler worked to chase down the leader. Winfield and Antonneau gave chase behind them, while Laura van Gilder and Barbara Howe (Ibis and the Danger Twins) formed another chase group.
Exerting her strength, Compton eventually widened the gap to 50 seconds and picked up the UCI3 Day One win. Butler rode in alone for second place, distancing herself from the other chasers with one lap remaining. Winfield rounded out the podium for third, making today’s results an exact replica of last year’s finish.
Right now, as I type this, Dominic is actually waiting on Katie and her family at the restaurant he serves and bartends. Katie is gluten free now and Dominic has a hook up on gluten free belgium beer.
I got an interview set up with her on Sunday after the last race. I can’t wait.by