Julie basically jumped off the deep end into this cyclocross season, coming off of a short break after the UCI Road Racing World Championships in Copenhagen, DEN by going straight into the first and second rounds of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup series, netting top 25s each day. Julie continued her success this weekend in her North American Cyclocross debut in Boulder, Colorado. Julie had a little bit of a false start on Saturday at the Colorado Cyclocross Classic, crashing out of Top 5 contention, but came through on Sunday with a 5th place finish at the Boulder Cup getting nipped at the line in a two up sprint with Meredith Miler!

Julie reflected on the weekend on Facebook:

Boulder cup: after an horrible crash yesterday and an horrible night, sunny weather and good warm up make me ready for the first good race of my life on cyclo cross!!! Place 5, finish on sprint with meredith miller and… Lost (what surprise!) Hope few nice race again with Rapha focus team

The guys took it easy this weekend recovering from a strong early season campaign, the team will be represented next week at the Cincy3 three day in Cincinnati, OH next weekend, and will once again be all hands on deck the following week at Rounds 5 and 6 of the USGP of Cyclocross at the Derby City Cup in Lousville, KY.