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Gallery: Elite women’s and men’s C2 racing at Silver Goose

Highlights from a fast day for Canadians in the Pan-American cyclocross championship weekend

It’s only Day 1 of Silver Goose Pan-American cyclocross championships, but already the racing is heating up.

A bit of snow didn’t stop Maghalie Rochette from laying down a scorching hot race to win Saturday’s elite women’s C2 race, making her the favorite for tomorrows championship event.

On the men’s side, a constantly changing lead group left plenty of names on the table for tomorrow, though Stephen Hyde’s stars and stripes flew off the front with some speed to take the win Saturday.

Here’s all the action from Saturday’s elite C2 races at 2019 Silver Goose Pan-American cyclocross championships.

Women’s Elite Silver Goose UCI C2 – Saturday, November 9, 2019

Rochette was off the front, but she wasn’t the only Canadian animating the race. Jenn Jackson and Ruby West were just off the podium, in fourth and fifth on Saturday. What can they do for Sunday’s big race?

Men’s Elite Silver Goose UCI C2 – Saturday, November 9, 2019

Stephen Hyde looked fast on Saturday, taking a comfortable win. But it was Gunnar Holmgren who had the lead at the end of Lap 1. The Canadian is racing under-23 tomorrow, where he’ll face today’s second place finisher Gage Hecht. Was the hometown kid saving something for Sunday? Or will Hecht repeat his dominant performance from 2018’s under-23 race?