2012 - US Cyclocross Nationals

Colorado still had an impressive year at Nationals cleaning up 17 top 3 podium spots, down from 27 in 2010 and 2009 but still very good relative to the remaining 49 states. Big Colorado disappointments, come from bad luck on Brady Kapius and course tape from hell Amy D being too sick to compete in the women's Elite field. Impressive and nice to see Walter from Durango is still racing in the 80+ field.

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Sunday Colorado Podiums

  • Women - Elite - 1st Place Katie Compton (8th win in a row) - Rabobank-Giant Off Road Team
  • Women - Elite - 3rd Place Nicole Duke - Cannondale Cyclocrossworld
  • Women - Elite - 4th Place - Teal Stetson-Lee - California Giant Cycling

Saturday Colorado Podiums

  • Men - Master - 45-49 - 2nd Place - Jon CARIVEAU - Moots
  • Men - Master - 40-44 - 1st Place - Brandon DWIGHT - Boulder Cycle Sport
  • Men - Master - 40-44 - 2nd Place - Peter WEBBER - Boulder Cycle Sport
  • Men - Master - 30-34 - 2nd Place - Matthew PACOCHA - BikeRadar.com
  • Men - Master - 35-39 - 2nd Place - Christopher CASE - Feedback Sports Racing
  • Division 2 Collegiate Women - 2nd Place - Rebecca Gross - University of Denver

Friday Colorado Podiums

  • Men - Junior - 13-14 - 1st Place - Gage Hecht
  • Women - Junior - 10-12 - 2nd Place - Carrley Smith
  • Women - Junior - 10-12 - 4th Place - Petra Schmidtman
  • Women - Junior - 13-14 - 1st Place - Mina Anderberg
  • Women - Junior - 13-14 - 3rd Place - Ashley Zoerner
  • Women - Junior - 15-16 - 3rd Place - Laurel Rathbun
  • Women - Master - 30-34 - 5th Place - Rebecca Blatt
  • Women - Master - 35-39 - 5th Place - Kristin Weber
  • Women - Master - 35-39 - 2nd Place - Kristal BONI - Rapid Racing

Thursday Colorado Podiums

  • Men - Master - 65-69 - 2nd Place - Rick ABBOTT - Excel Sports
  • Men - Master - 65-69 - 3rd Place - Richard Bagienski
  • Men - Master - 65-69 - 5th Place - Richard Wall
  • Men - Master - 80+ - 1st Place Walter Axthelm
  • Women - Master - 40-44 - 4th Place - Margell Abel
  • Women - Master - 45-49 - 4th Place - Karen Hogan

Live Viewing Party - Sunday

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Can't make it to the 2012 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships in Wisconsin this year? You can still watch the Elite men's and women's races live online! USA Cycling will be streaming both events on Sunday, January 8.

Where: 6720 Hwy 151 Verona WI Badger Prairie Park (just outside of Madison, Wisconsin). The park is a short 15 minute drive, with traffic, from Madison. The venue is also a very short distance from downtown Verona.

We have a challenging course prepared, and anticipation continues to grow for the heated competition to claim the first Stars-and-Stripes jerseys of 2012. If you're planning to race but haven't yet reserved your spot, now is the time to sign up! Online registration closes on Wednesday, December 28, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Schedule

Course Video

Another course video



Registration Information
Beginning November 4 at 11 a.m. EDT, registration will be available through your My USA Cycling page or on the Cyclo-cross National Championships page.

NOTE: You MUST HAVE a 2012 USA Cycling annual license to compete in any championship race at the 2012 Cyclo-cross Nationals. Annual licenses for 2012 go on sale on December 1 and will be active through December 31, 2012.

You may register for championship-category events before Dec. 1 ONLY if you have a 2011 USA Cycling annual racing license. If you don’t have a 2011 USA Cycling annual license, you can register after purchasing your 2012 license some time after Dec. 1. Proof of a 2012 license will be required before you are handed your race packet in Madison.

Call Up Procedures

2012 Cyclocross National Championships Call-up Priorities and Procedures
Elite/U23
1 Defending National Champion from previous year (same class)
2 Order of UCI rankings as of Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 5:00pm/EST
3 USA Cycling Rider Rankings as of Monday, January, 2, 2012 at 11:59pm/EST
4 Riders without UCI or USAC ranking points will be called-up by random order

Junior Male 17-18
1 Defending National Champion from previous year (same class)
2 The seven (7) best placed riders returning to the same age class from the previous year’s National Championships (finishers 2-7)
3 The National Champion from the next younger age class the year before if he/she has since moved to the next age class
4 Order of UCI rankings as of Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 5:00pm/EST
5 USA Cycling Rider Rankings as of Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:59pm/EST
6 Remaining riders will be called-up by random order after the first four (4) methods

Juniors
1 Defending National Champion from previous year (same class)
2 The seven (7) best placed riders returning to the same age class from the previous year’s National Championships (finishers 2-7)
3 The National Champion from the next younger age class the year before if he/she has since moved to the next age class
4 USA Cycling Rider Rankings as of Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:59pm/EST
5 Remaining riders will be called-up by random order after the first four (4) methods

Masters
1 Defending National Champion from previous year (same class)
2 The seven (7) best placed riders returning to the same age class from the previous year’s National Championships (finishers 2-7)
3 The National Champion from the next younger age class the year before if he/she has since moved to the next age class
4 USA Cycling Rider Rankings as of Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:59pm/EST
5 Remaining riders will be called-up by random order after the first four (4) methods

Collegiate
1 Defending National Champion from previous year (same class)
2 Conference Champion, as determined by each Conference Director (in randomly determined order)
3 One rider per team, called one team at a time, in order of the Team Omnium results from the 2010 National Championship, followed by teams that did not attend in a randomly selected order. Once each team has a rider called to the line, the method will be repeated until all riders have been staged.

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15 Comments

You haters are sad. I think

You haters are sad. I think the anger is holding you back. Maybe you need to move to Boulder and find your inner peace? BTW plenty of people in Boulder did not want to go back.

Over the last 10 years the ACA has moved hard toward the newer rider and lower cats. They have added 35 plus 4, 35 plus 3, 45 plus 4, and we now have women cat 3. Those are all good things and the for the most part they have nice solid fields in road and cross. So now there is a move a little, and I do say a little, bit back to help out some of the higher end catagories (allowing pros to race on the road in the pro1/2 and the call up issue for anyone who goes to the national chmapionships in cross) and you guys are crying about it. Get over it, the teams voted and you lost. If what you all wanted made so much sense, more teams would have voted your way. You guys are like the losing team in a sports match complaining about the refs.

Surprising amount of crying

Agreed. Surprising amount of crying from people who in theory get out and train and race and suffer in sh*t conditions on a regular basis and have no trouble forking out $$$$ for equipment--you'd think they'd have a thicker skin about stuff.

What happens in a race when the hammer goes down in a race, do they think "man this pace is bullsh*t I want my money back".

uhhh, not everyone is forking out $$$$$'s for equipment

many of us scavenge parts from our road/mtn/???? bikes just to be able to race. If I buy anything, you can almost guarantee I got it for THE lowest price in the history of this and any other universe.

So now that I (or any other racer) finally have a decent/respectable setup, you're going to tell me/us that I/we should stop bitching about paying more to race? GFY I'd spell it out but I don't think Kris would like that.

Or maybe, since it's apparently no big deal... ...you can pay the difference for my races this season?

Like I said

"So now that I (or any other racer) finally have a decent/respectable setup, you're going to tell me/us that I/we should stop bitching about paying more to race?"

Yes, Fat Elvis. That is what I'm telling you.

Feel free to post your name and address and I'll mail you a donation.

I am not Fat Elvis, but I am

I am not Fat Elvis, but I am in the same situation as the one he outlined.
Please leave a check for $438 at the Boulder Library Main Branch, marking the envelope with "CollegeBoy" as sender, and I will, upon pick-up, leave you a receipt for your tax purposes.
My understanding is that once you have paid me, I can start complaining again ?

Most of us have been there

Many of us have been in financial tough times (college, job loss, etc.). If you cant' afford to race, then don't. If you have family priorities, then take care of it first. The problem brought up here isn't weather you can afford it or not, it's the constant complaining. You had a chance to voice your concerns before the vote. The majority of teams in the state wanted to go back to USAC. Now it's time to buck up and give it a chance. For crying out loud, the season hasn't started yet, and it might JUST work out OK.

Well Put. There was a vote,

Well Put. There was a vote, team voted, end of story. Shut up, race, enjoy racing, it is not going to be much different next year, and be happy that we have so much good in CO

If Fat Elvis has no money how he fat? He could eat less...........

congrats to all the racers

congrats to all the racers out there who traveled to the race, supported your fellow racers, and updated your blogs. I read them with great envy. Sounds like it was a blast.

It was also so fantastic to see cyclingdirt broadcast races. It's an amazing time we live in.