Nevada City’s Christine Weir, a UC Santa Cruz team cyclist, crashed during the criterium at the 2012 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Ogden, Utah, on Saturday. Then, she got back up, and finished her race, placing 44th.
Crash and all, Weir crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds — 2:03 off winner Eileen Mazzochette of Stanford.
Hard weekend at #collnats Christine went down in the crit but still pulled off a top half in the road race all bandaged up!
— UCSC Cycling (@UCSCCycling) May 7, 2012
Earlier in the competition, Weir placed 32nd in the road race [3:03:58], which Heather Fischer of the University of Colorado-Boulder won [2:54:47].
Weir’s teammate Nicholas Newcomb was also representing the Slugs at nationals. The Nalisco native placed 38th in the road race [3:08:57], which was won by Josh Yeaton of the University of Colorado-Boulder [3:04:12].
In the criterium, Newcomb finished 83rd [1:14:39]. Yeaton won, finishing in 1:14:14.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets