Rock Hill, South Carolina
rider Cari Higgins
won the 2012 U.S. Elite Ominum Track National Championship
in South Carolina, winning four of the six events that comprised the women’s competition over two days.
Higgins started off strong on Friday, racing her Felt TK1
in the flying lap
, the points race
and the elimination race.
The next morning she started off by finishing second in the individual pursuit, which essentially locked up the title for her.
“I rode a pretty conservative pursuit for second place,” said Higgins, who iives in Boulder, Colorado. “It kept my lead and I knew going into the scratch race that it would be hard for Kim [Geist, winner of the pursuit and second-place overall] to make up those points.”
Higgins, who races for the Exergy Twenty12
team, now has 12 national championship titles
to her name. She said that after taking a year off from racing the omnium event last year, her second championship title in the event means ever more.
“To come back and just show my dominance in this event feels really good,” she said.