Perhaps the most anticipated race for the team was the elite women. We only had one entrant in Caroline Nolan but she had been having her best ever season so everyone was thinking that she might be able to do a career ride that day. Anything can happen in the nationals and hopes can be dashed at any time- Caroline flatted early in the race but skillfully rode the soft tire to the pit and then put on a real show, passing some of the best racers in the US to finish 8th , a best ever showing for her or any elite racer on this team in its history.
In the elite men we had Nathan Barton, a first timer at the elite nationals. He had to start back in 41st position but moved up quickly. At one point another racer knocked him off his bike and his crash was pretty violent. He would have a hard time getting his bike back and would lose a lot of time. After getting rolling again he began passing people and was riding very strong and only missed finishing on the lead lap by a handful of seconds. He finished 34th and showed that with a bit more luck he would figure in with the best in the country. Dean Poshard got about 13 min into his race and reportedly got kicked in the face by another rider. He did get credited for finishing 52nd.