Cyclocross
Ben Berden rode to first place at Jingle Cross...

Berden, Nash open Jingle Cross with victories

Competition continues Saturday with several races, including pro men's and women's action

Ben Berden (Raleigh-Clement) and Katerina Nash (Luna) won the elite men’s and women’s races on the opening night of action at Jingle Cross on Friday.

Berden eked out a close victory over teammate James Driscoll, who was just two seconds behind him. Brian Matter (Momentum Endurance Coaching) was a few more ticks behind in third.

In its 10th year, the event is taking place at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City, Iowa.

Nash crossed the line a comfortable 10 seconds ahead of Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital-American Classic) to earn the victory. Meredith Miller (Noosa) rounded out the podium in third.

Competition continues Saturday with several races, including pro men’s and women’s action.