Ashley James, from Dousman, led an early break in the women's Div. 1 road race on Friday and stayed with the winning group to the finish line in Blue Mound State Park.
Riding for Appalachian State University, James took the bronze medal in the USA Cycling National Championships, behind Anna McLoon, of Harvard, and Rachel Warner, of Lees-McCrae College. James is the defending collegiate cyclocross champion and will look to add to her successes in the criterium in the University Research Park on Sunday.
In the men's Div. 2 race, Maxwell Anderson drove into the final sprint to snare a third-place finish. Anderson, from Waukesha, rides for UW-Platteville.
The racing continues Saturday with the team time trial, starting and finishing at the Trek Headqaurters in Waterloo. Top teams will seek to gain points for the overall championship, likely to be decided in the criterium.