2012 - Colorado Cross Classic

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Upgrade?

I was looking at the results and the guy that won the 35+3 has 3 wins in that category within the past 12 months. The same thing in another category. I thought 2 wins = automatic upgrade under the new rules?

Great race today, BTW.

Empty Course

No fans out there on the course. A few at the finish section.

Has the Cross Bubble burst?

Hopefully there will be thousands out today at Boulder Cup.

Colorado Cross Classic

Thanks to all that attended, raced, and volunteered at the Colorado Cross Classic on Saturday... I'm hope that your experience is quite different than the misconceptions that MB (once again anonymity allows and promotes ignorance) had presented.

Are you serious? The races at the Res were as competitive as those held on Sunday. Both days were UCI C2 with the same payouts and points awarded. The Reservoir is technically the City of Boulder (only about three miles from Valmont). Our course was different than Valmont, but 100% a cyclocross course... please ask Georgia Gould and Ryan Trebon. Unfortunately our 35+ Cat 4 and 45+ Cat 4 fields were much smaller than in the past, leading me to believe that the number of categories should be reduced to create races of 100 riders and a more manageable race day for promoters and staff.
Please check out the 303Cycling videos and see for yourself that this is a great party as well.

Low turnout

2 reasons for your low turnout. Same weekend as another large race. Many racers will only choose to do one. Especially at a race fee of $40-50 (which is the second reason for the low turnout). USGP was $35 and most other races are $25-30. $40-50 is a rip-off.

4s Numbers are Down this year

At most races the combined number of 4s are down. This is just not the Rez race but most other CycloCross Races. Dual Licenses? Cross getting to serious?

Cross at the Rez...
2010 - All 4s - 155 -(M4s-47, 35+4s-83, W4s - 25)
2011 - All 4s - 161 -(M4s-37, 35+4s-97, W4s 27)
2012 - All 4s - 140 -(M4s-33, 35+4s-51, 45+4s-35, W4s-21)

4s Numbers are Down this year

At most races the combined number of 4s are down. This is just not the Rez race but most other CycloCross Races. Dual Licenses? Cross getting to serious?

Cross at the Rez...
2010 - All 4s - 155 -(M4s-47, 35+4s-83, W4s - 25)
2011 - All 4s - 161 -(M4s-37, 35+4s-97, W4s 27)
2012 - All 4s - 140 -(M4s-33, 35+4s-51, 45+4s-35, W4s-21)

35+ cat 3

I think the scoring was wrong for the 35+ cat 3. I was listed in 8th place. I was never in the top 10 and was lapped by the top 5 35+ open riders. Should be back with the other riders that lost a lap....

Hey Alan - That's pretty

Hey Alan - That's pretty funny! I'm the guy who took 8th place in that race - but I realized later that I wasn't listed on the results. Guessing the race officials were confused by the similarity of our last names...(?). I emailed Yvonne at BRAC/ACA couple days ago about my omission from the results. I'll follow up and send her a link to this forum. Thanks for offering up this info - cold ones are on me at the next cross race beer garden we're both at.
Cheers,
Jon Alegranti