Saturday, September 30, 2006
Cyclocross Race Report
The Cyclocross racing on Saturday was a lot of fun. I only attended as a spectator but the great course, great riders, and great music really contributed to a fun atmosphere to spend the afternoon. I've really got to hand it to the riders. The course seemed really difficult. We had great weather today so I can only imagine how much tougher it would be if it were wet and/or cold.
East End/Krebs was well represented in the beginner, masters, and B races. The men's and women's elite racers put on an awesome display of power and bike handling as they flew across the course. The elites included former World Champion and current Canadian National Champion Lynn Bessette, former US National Champion Tim Johnson, and former Cyclocross National Champion and Road Racing National Champion Mark McCormack. Other cyclocross stars included Ryan Trebon, Barry Wicks, Ben Jacques-Manes, Troy Wells (U23 Champion), Matt White, Christine Vardaros, and others!
Makes you want to go out and get a cyclocross bike...
B Race and Masters Race Photos
Elite Race Photos
Lynn Bessette leading Elite Women
Elite Women's Podium
Elite Men Start (Wicks, Johnson, Trebon)
Elite Men gathering for the start
Elite Men Start (McCormack, Wells, White, Wicks)
Wicks Leading the Elite Men
Tim Johnson Leading the Elite Men
B Race Start (1st turn)
Lynn Bessette leads the Elite Women through the Barriers
Elite Men zip through the Barriers