Broomfield, Oct 31….”FUN!” with a big smile said Andy Johnson, President of The Bicycle Racing Association when asked after finishing his race on the new cyclocross venue in Broomfield. And of course many were in costumes.
When Lance Panigutti found out the Sienna Lake venue was not going to be available in 2020, the city of Broomfield presented another option tucked in a business park just north of highway 36 and east of Highway 287. “I like this area, it has good parking and amenities and room to expand. Its in an industrial park area with little impact on the city or public recreation areas. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out, I only wish the big run up challenge was a little closer,” said Lance. “The city was great to work with and I’m excited for this venue in the future.”
Colorado has more racing per capita than most any other state and the quality of the racing here is hard to beat. There is top talent like national champions Katie Compton and Eric Brunner who won the women’s and mens open respectfully. Carlos Casali made the trip from Wisconsin and took the men’s 40+ open victory. (check out this podcast 303 recorded with Carlos this week to learn about his life, his training regiment—he has ridden over 20,000 miles this year)
Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction had a large field including Boulder’s Madigan Munro who earlier this year placed third in World Championships in Belgium.
15 time National Champion, Katie Compton who beat Ellen Noble by 27 seconds and Madigan Munro by 42 seconds said warming up before the race, “it’s so good to see so many young strong women coming up, it’s good for cross, good for cycling and racing, they are knocking at my heals.”
430 riders tried the new course. All the results can be found here.