Nico leads Kevin up Lookout Mountain in 2010
Photo Credit SportifImages
This year's Oredigger Classic exposed an interesting turn of results in that the Master categories have lost their yearly win of Lookout HC times.
Year after year the SM 35+ field has beaten any times up Lookout in the P-1-2 fields could throw at it. So why this year?. Comments on previous race pages have said master win because of the following reasons;
- Union of USAC makes collegiate events more popular Due to the change in associations the marriage of USAC and ACA has now made the previous collegiate events that usually received very few non-collegiate racers now opens the door to all racers which makes this race much earlier in the calendar than it normally is which is around early May. This means local pro riders whom are normally out racing all over the USA and World are now still local and available to compete in a local event.
- 2012 race category changes Have the new changes in the 2012 line-up changing the make up of the master's field? Many have complained recently that with the changes to the categories a dilution of the masters field take place and make the strong master riders more likely to race in the P-1-2 field. 2012 Category Changes
- Great early spring weather?