2010 Blue Sky Cup - Report


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Race Report
What a great day for racing cyclocross. Colorado fall weather has finally started to kick in and the 80+ degree days that we were seeing in September are gone. I think most people were looking forward to wet muddy conditions but they did not materialize.

The course was far different from any Xilinx course that I can remember. The start finish was on the north side of the building along with vendor and team tents. The course was also much shorter in length than the race held a few week ago at Xilinx - Boulder Racing #1.

In years past this has been the largest cyclocross race in Colorado and todays event will be close. Being a Colorado Cross Cup race the turn out was big with the Mens 35+/4s field filling up with 100 starters! The atmosphere was great with the Niwot High School marching band belting out Journey's Don't Stop Believin'. I felt like I was at a high school football game.

Racing Results

Top five for the Men's and Women's Open categories:

Men's
1) Jake Wells - Hudz-Subaru Cycling Team
2) Brandon Dwight - Boulder Cycle Sport
3) Jonathan Baker - Hudz-Subaru Cycling Team
4) Christopher Hurst
5) Tim Allen - Feedback Sports CX

Women's
1) Amanda Miller - Hudz-Subaru Cycling Team
2) Margell Abel - Tough Girl
3) Kristal Boni - Blue Sky Velo
4) Julianne Boylan - GS Boulder Trek
5) Karen Hogan - Louisville Cyclery

Blue Sky Velo CX 35+ part 1 from Rod Yoder on Vimeo.

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5 Comments

Props For Chuck Coyle

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I don't usually post much in this forum, but felt like I needed to write, as I saw something which was very noble and a great display of character today during the Men's Open race at Xilinix.
I was on the side of the road, on the section past the finish, on the downhill part of the course. Everything happened very fast, but I heard a scream by a little girl, a guy, and a mom, all around the same time. Chuck Coyle was coming down, pretty fast, and in a display of skill, first of all, avoided hitting the little girl who walked right onto the course when her mom looked away. However, Chuck's back wheel must have hit the little girl, who went tumbling down. Mom started screaming, and in an amazing display of character, personality, and appreciation that there are more important things in life, Chuck stopped, in a sense of basic instinct, if you will, and DNF'ed so he could check on the girl. He was down on his knees, making sure the little girl was ok, and trying to support the mom as well. The little girl appeared to be fine, perhaps more scared than anything, but most didn't see how everything evolved, but I did, and even though I already respect Chuck for his skills on the road reason, I truly think his quick reaction to give up his race with 1 lap to was extremely noble. I would like to say we would all do the same thing, but I know he didn't think twice about it. Great Character!! Well done Chuck!