Wednesday, November 02, 2011

CX Pool Roundup

First, watch the elite men's highlights from this weekend's Superprestige race in Zonhoven. Notice the generous gift of rope for help in the run-up. And don't miss Tom Meeusen and Bart Aernouts doing their best Terry Macyk impression on the sand pit descent. Then try to think about where we can find sand like that for a course in Winnipeg. Spruce Woods would no doubt work. There is no shortage of sand there. But it is just a bit too far away.

While we're watching videos, why not watch the highlights from yesterday's Koppenbergcross. Because that was pretty awesome too.

As for the vicarious racing, we have had six races since the last update--the above two in Europe, two in Colorado, and two on the US East Coast. The winners are as follows:

Colorado CX Classic: Brad
Boulder Cup: Brad
Superprestige Zonhoven: Andy
Beacon Cross: Laura
HPCX: Laura
GVA Koppengergcross: Andy

King Andy continues to lead the overall. He has 3540 points and looks to be an early lock to pull on the prizewinner's pair of FGBC wool socks. Chris O is in second place, 295 points behind Andy. And I am in third place, another 270 points back. Matt continues to carry the lanterne rouge. But there was a brief time this weekend when it was in the poosher's grip.

Full results and overall standings here.

This weekend will be another busy one, with seven races. There are three races in Ohio and a couple more with the Cycle-Smart International races. In Belgium, we visit the French speaking part of the country with the GP de la Regione Wallonne. And then on Sunday the GVA series continues in Ronse.

The Canadian Championships also go down this weekend. They will not count toward the FGBC CX Pool. But they are worth following, especially since some of our local talent will be there racing.

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