Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cross Nationals

So Cross Nationals has come and gone with none of the issues with the cold and snow that people thought there would be. Madison WI had a unusual warm spell and no precipitation made the conditions perfect for the races. I was pretty much stuck to my computer for 4 days getting twitter updates from podiumInsight just to keep up with the races. Riders from the KC area as well as the Nebraska riders all had great rides and showed the strength cross in the Midwest. The KCCX crew once again pulled off a podium finish and a number of top tens.

The Men's Elite race was by far the most exciting race of the weekend. All of the top riders were at the front of the race duking it out for the win. Watching Zach Mcdonald pull the hole shot, then crash, then chase back on to the lead group was amazing. Then J-pow finally attacking near the end for the win was fun to watch.

This week is Masters Cyclocross Worlds in Louisville, KY. I was going to make the trip just to watch but decided to save money and stay home. Quite a few of the Midwest crew have made the trip. How cool would it be to have one of them bring back a World Champions Jersey!
Probably one of my favorite pictures from the weekend. Tim Johnson congratulating his ex-teammate on finally winning a National Championships. No matter how much the press plays up their rivalry they still have a good time!

The start of the U-23 race, McDonald on the front and Fish a few back. Zack would end up winning by 2 minutes.

Brad had a podium in the 30-35 race. Great effort in  race stacked with really fast riders.

One more day before Worlds begins, better get some work done!

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