Cyclocross Nationals Update Line

Pardon the once again racing related story, the season's nearly over and for those still hanging on to every last minute then be sure and check out CX Magazine's USAC CX Race Resource Page. From there you can find videos, results, interviews, etc. As results from Colorado riders come in we will be sure to update this page... and feel free to add comments if we are late or don't post.

Colorado Results

Colorado Riders

  • Teal Stetson-Lee 1st Womens Collegiate
  • Fort Lewis grabs team omnium
  • Brady Kappius 3rd Collegiate
  • Katie Compton 1st Elite Women
  • Meredith Miller 2nd Elite Women
  • Amy Dombroski 3rd Elite Women
  • Alison Dunlap 4th Elite Women
  • Grant Berry (Durango) 1st 30-34
  • Matthew Pacocha 2nd 30-34
  • Jonathan Baker 1st, 35-39
  • Danny Summerhill 1st Under 23
  • Peter Weber!!! 1st men 40-44
  • Ward Baker 4th men 40-44
  • Darron Cheek 4th 40+ men's B
  • Karen Hogan women 45-49
  • Gary Thacker 55-59 1st
  • Michael Robson 2nd Men's B 40+
  • Walt Axthelm 75-79 1st
  • Jane Finsterwald 2nd 50-54
  • Zane Godby 2nd 15-16 men
  • Mina Anderburg 1st 10-12 girls
  • Gage Hecht 10-12 men
  • Martha Iverson 60-64 women
    Skyler Trujillo 17-18 men's 3rd

Photos & Press

Day 1: Masters Men 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+

Day 1: B’s, Men and Women

Day 2, jr.s and top end Masters

Photo Credit USA Cycling (I think)

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Nationals have always been most people racing their age group, Ned Overand, Steve Tilford....many others, what's wrong with that? I think of it as an open race by Age group not subjective ability level. Who is the Sandbagging God? drawing the line between a sandbagger and non-sandbagger?

What is wrong with racing your age group against the best guys/gals in the country? If you are not competitive? Don't know what to say.

Cross has definitely outgrown the current paradigm and nationals needs to be re-vamped.

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User posted to wrong thread.... moving here

Check out this video and weigh in. Is this a reality of Cross being a winter sport, or should the promoter have sanded this corner or changed it to save the 75%+ who decked on their bikes and feet? Should Juniors, Master Men, Women... have the same conditions expected of pros?

Not just that corner

Lots of the course was super icy. That short hill was off camber and frozen solid for many of the races, hence the crashes. I doubt sand would have helped. Once the temp got over 30, the ground thawed and that corner had good grip. Even the grassy areas over by the beer tent that were cleared of snow were slippery. Racing in December means the likelihood of mud, snow, and ice. There were only 2 spots that because of high speed should be cleared - the left turn from the start onto the dirt and the right hander going into the finishing straight.