Katie Compton wins Day 1

U.S. national champ takes off from gun and never looks back, cruising to victory

Updated: November 10, 2012, 11:25 PM ET

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) rode away with Round 1 of the 2012 Derby City Cup on Saturday in Eva Bandman Park.

The U.S. national champion took off from the gun and never looked back, cruising to the victory ahead of Luna teammates Katerina Nash and Georgia Gould.

"I finally didn't mess up the start. All season I've struggled with that,' said Compton during the postrace news conference. "Since I was on the front I figured I might as well ...

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