Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 9:49 am
Anton Ferdinand has his first win this winter. The 23-year-old cyclocross rider from Deschaut-Hence-Mays was the fastest on Saturday at the USCX Cyclocross in Baltimore, Maryland. The Belgian is the fastest of the three-man lead group.
Ferdinand took care of home riders Andrew Strohmeier and Curtis White in less than an hour. Behind him, Swiss Loris Rouiler was fourth in 48 seconds and Vincent Bastens was fifth. It was Ferdinando’s fourth podium finish of the season, all in the U.S., but he has yet to win.
“Curtis was very fast on the last climb through the white, but I was able to keep the wheel. Strohmeyer was also very strong and he tried to pass me, but I didn’t let it happen. I had to take a lot of risks to pass Curtis and that’s why I was able to win,” he said. He said later. “I felt a little low this week, I was a little tired because of the jet lag. Luckily, I got a lot of rest and it’s paying off now.
Among the ladies, Mahali Rosette was already at the party. The Canadian has now won five consecutive USCX Cyclocross series. In Baltimore, Rochette defeated French Caroline Money (33 seconds) and her compatriot Sydney McGill (35 seconds).
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