Junior Girls Cyclocross Clinic w/ Kaitie Antonneau

The second annual Junior Girls Cyclocross Clinic took place at the UCI weekend at the Trek CxC Cup. We are oh so lucky to have such a great race within a stone's throw of Chicago, just a quick jaunt through the Cheese Curtain and you have some of the best fields, toughest courses and most exciting racing in the region. 

 This year Kaitie Antonneau returned to lead the clinic and went on to win her second C1 race the very next day. We'd like to thank Snowy Mountain Photography for grabbing some awesome shots of the girls in action, Renee Calloway for helping to organize the clinic again, and Kaitie herself for generously donating her time to the girls who made it out. 

Less talk more pictures. 


Introductions - We heard from each of the girls, where they were from, how long they'd been racing. 

Getting tire pressure just right with Kaitie's expert help. 

Out on course. 

Kaitie stopped with the girls to discuss and explain various features and techniques. 

 Barrier practice. 

Barrier practice. 

It can be tough for some of the shorter girls to manage the tall barriers, but Kaitie was on hand for advice. 

Fly (under) Over

Running some of the tougher features. 

 'When I was this tall'

'When I was this tall'

Afterwards all the girls received a perfectly sized jersey/vest/jacket from Kaitie's own supply. Pizza was had. 

 Brianna Urban of ABD Cycling Club went on to win her category the next day. 

Brianna Urban of ABD Cycling Club went on to win her category the next day. 

All of the girls raced the next day, and some raced both days. We heard stories of the girls sleeping in their new jersey that night. We are proud to support Junior Development at the Crew. 

Skillz pay the bills. Proud of my ladies after a tough weekend of racing. @trekcxccup #trekcxccup

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Kaitie went on to take the C1 race the very next day. 

Photo by Jeffery Corcoran

All the photos by Snowy Mountain Photography