Story from Ben Welnak and Kris Thompson
Photo Credit: Ben Welnak
Armin Bantowsky - High Peaks Masters riding the humps
It's that time of the year - time to kick off the Boulder Cyclocross Series. Race #1 of the series, at Xilinx Park near Longmont, was a great start to the season.
The start of the 2010 cyclocross season has seen some dry, summer-like temperatures and today was more of the same, resulting in good turnouts and great racing throughout the categories. With blue skies, high temperatures around 80, and the trails were every thing from hard pack and fast to almost sand like but always dusty. Overall the dusty course really tested riders abilities to cruise through the corners gracefully with little to no brakes... that is if they were interested in the podium. The later fields of the day were graced with fields of sand like dust that rode more like snow than sand forcing you to float or sink. Given all these features the racers quickly spread out on this long open course.
The men's open field was broken open pretty quickly by the Boulder Cycle Sport crew. Allen Krughoff and Brandon Dwight rode out front with a good lead for most of the second half of the race. Allen ended up taking the win in a friendly sprint to the finish.
Top five for the Men's and Women's Open categories:
Allen Krughoff - Boulder Cycle Sport
Brandon Dwight - Boulder Cycle Sport
Peter Webber - Boulder Cycle Sport
Troy Heithecker - Ft. Collins Cyclery
Christian McCarthy - Natural Grocers
Nicole Duke - Hudz-Subaru
Lisa Strong - Hudz-Subaru
Ann Tromley - Tokyo Joes
Melanie Long - Tough Girl
Heather Szabo - Tokyo Joes
Video Credit: Dale Riley
The next race in the series is Saturday, Oct 9th at Interlocken East Park in Broomfield.