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The Uncle Sam GP of Cyclocross was a huge success, attracting some top Men and Women racers, and record numbers looking to gather NYCROSS.com p/b VOmax Series points. Christian Favata (Richard Sachs/RGM Watches) and Curtis White (Hot Tubes Development) put on an exciting show Saturday. The two commanded a sizable gap on the rest of the Men’s Elite field early in the race. They battled back and forth, traded leads several times,
and pushed each other to their limits. On the last lap, and in front of a gathering crowd, Christian augured on the grassy hill and somersaulted to the ground producing loud groans, gasps, and cheers from the crowd. Curtis immediately drilled it but slid out only 10 seconds later which allowed Christian to pass Curtis which drew even louder groans, gasps, and cheers from spectators. The crowd
dashed from corner to corner on the course to witness the drama. Curtis clawed back the advantage that Favata had gained, and it looked like White could catch back on, and he did! It came down to a sprint in the final narrow road straight away to the finish line. Curtis came around Christian, but Favata dug deep and held on, winning by a half a wheel. Incredible finish. I sure hope you all stayed to witness that!
Day two brought Favata and Curtis back, but the muddier conditions made it difficult for the two to maneuver like they did on Day 1. Favata won Day two, White second, and smooth riding youngster Cooper Willsey (Cyclocrossworld.com) filled the 3rd spot on the podium.
In the Women’s Elite race on Day 1, Maghalie Rochette (Powerwatts-FTIME) from St. Jerome, Quebec Canada showed off her blistering speed on Saturday’s dry and fast course and finished first. Jenny Ives (Favata TRT-UNOVELO) was second, and Emma White (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) rounded out the podium in third. On Day 2, Jenny Ives (Favata TRT-UNOVELO) took first place, Emma White (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) took 2nd and Rosanne Van Dorn (Team Placid Planet) got 3rd place in the muddy conditions.
Wayne Bray (Embrocation Cycling Journal) remains in the Series Leader Jersey after two solid finishes at Troy and his win at Kirkland. Rosanne Van Dorn (Team Placid Planet) retained the Series Leader Jersey in the Women’s Elite division.
And be sure to check Crossresults.com for the latest update on series results in all fields.
Won’t arrive in time for Uncle Sam Gran Prix, but our long-awaited NYCROSS bidons will be here next week. $10 each (hey, Rapha charges $15!), and supplies are quite limited. No web-order. You must show up to a NYCROSS race and prove your worthiness. And it will help to have a portrait of Alexander Hamilton in your pocket.
We are more delighted than is probably healthy to announce that we’ll have healthy food vendors at the Uncle Sam Gran Prix on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The world’s most cx-appropriately named vendor, Slidin’ Dirty is confirmed for Sunday and we’ll have the Coast Tacos Truck there both days to help satiate your post-race hypoxic hunger pangs all weekend.
Spa:CX is part of the NYCROSS.com series (presented by VOmax), and the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. In addition to racing for state titles, racers will have the chance to win points in either or both series.
For Immediate Release:
NYCROSS.com is proud to introduce our new series sponsor: VOmax. Located in Northampton, Massachusetts, VOmax has been specializing in custom cycling apparel to outfit teams of riders around the United States for 30 years. Today, VOmax provides both recreational and advanced riders with cutting – edge performance cycling apparel.
In addition to providing team members with super swank clothing this year, VOmax is producing Series Leaders’ jerseys to be delivered to the leaders of the Elite Men and Women fields at each NYCROSS series race henceforth this season. We are often asked how folks can acquire our kit and the sad truth is that–unless you race for the team–you can’t. However, you can drape yourself in NYCROSS awesomeness if you’re one of the fast few to lead the series.
We could not be happier in our new relationship with VOmax. Stop by the NYCROSS/VOmax tent at any of our own races and at most of the big New England joints to say hi and share the love.
It is a crazy, radical move, but we are making our T-shirts available at the START of the season this year, rather than in December. Keep ‘em guessing, I always say. Get yours by showing up to a race with $10 cash in your pocket. Then you give it to us. Then we give you shirt. Then you has shirt and am happy and not naked. At the same time. Don’t look at me like that. Happy and clothed are not mutually exclusive terms, sicko.
If demand overwhelms supply, we will make more and can even probably be talked into setting up a web-order dealie.
Liz Lukowski (NYCROSS.com) took 1st place at Monson Cyclocross Race, in Monson Massachusetts this past Saturday, August 25th. Liz bested the Women’s Elite field by 30 seconds, in one of the earliest races of the year. Congratulations Liz!
Official results: http://www.bikereg.com/Results/2012/08/25-monson-cx.asp
On Saturday, August 25, Team NYCROSS.com welcomes you to the 2012 NYCROSS cyclocross skills clinic. Our six hour program is oriented toward beginner and intermediate crossers but is also a good resource for experienced road racers venturing into a new specialty.
Instruction will be provided by experienced members of Team NYCROSS. Riders will be divided into groups and will rotate through a series of presentations on cyclocross techniques such as dismounting/remounting, shouldering/carrying, barriers, cornering. At the end of the day, participants will test out their new knowledge on a marked course.
On-site tech support: provided by High Adventure Ski & Bike, http://www.highadventuresbp.com.
Clothing & equipment: Helmet required. Bib shorts recommended – don’t wear anything that might snag on the back of your saddle during a remount. If you don’t have a cross bike available, a mountain bike will get it done. If you are putting cross tires on a road bike, be sure to have mtb pedals & shoes.
Licenses: participants must present a current USAC license or purchase a $5 non-competitive license on site.
Directions: Troy Prospect Park is located at 65 Prospect Park Road, Troy, NY 12180.
It is the traditional venue for the NYCROSS Uncle Sam cyclocross race, October 13 & 14.
The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive early to attend to registration, etc.
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NYCROSS.com is proud to announce the 2012 NYCROSS.com Cyclocross Race Series
Sunday, September 16, Kirkland Cyclocross, Kirkland, NY
Saturday, October 13, Uncle Sam GP of Cyclocross, Troy, NY
Sunday, October 14, Uncle Sam GP of Cyclocross, Troy, NY
Sunday, October 21, Saratoga Spa Cyclocross, Saratoga, NY (The 2012 NYS Cyclocross Championships)
Sunday, October 28, Wicked Creepy, Bennington, VT
Sunday, November 11, Bethlehem Cup, Bethlehem, NY
The popular NYCROSS.com Cyclocross Race Series is back with an improved race schedule of 6 races in New York and Vermont. First up is the Kirkland Cyclocross race in Clinton NY on September 16. This race has quickly become a racer favorite. The race venue in the Kirkland Town Park provides some interesting and varied terrain for a CX race. The rolling grassy areas make for some fast and exciting racing but the race course designers also add some tricky off-camber turns which can be treacherous when wet. Racers also need to power through a deep sand volley ball court every lap which severely tests ones fitness.
The NYCROSS.com race series continues in Prospect Park in Troy NY on October 13 and 14. Back to back race dates bring large numbers of racers to this event. This is another spectator friendly event where most of the race course can be viewed from one or two different vantage points. This race has attracted some serious CX race talent from all over the Northeast and race promoters expect a bigger than ever turn out this year.
The NYCROSS.com Series race number 4 is the Saratoga Spa Cross Race, October 21 in Saratoga NY. This race will also be the host of the 2012 NYS Cyclocross Championships with State Championships Medals awarded for all NYS Championship Cyclocross categories, cash prizes for elite races, and swag for all other categories.
The challenging course is located on the eastern section of the Saratoga Race Course property, behind the Oklahoma training track. A grassy hillside provides elevation changes, including descents with off-camber turns and a challenging run up some man-made steps. The hill also provides a panoramic view of the course for spectators. A non-sanctioned race will be scheduled for children younger than ten (10), and a dedicated children’s course will be open for use throughout the day. A race expo will feature food vendors as well as items of interest to the cycling community.
On October 28, the NYCROSS.com Series moves across the border to nearby Bennington Vermont into beautiful Willow Park. The park is quite Family friendly with walking trails, a BMX park, and two playgrounds. The foliage will be almost spectacular as the racing. Expect some Halloween costumes.
The final race of the NYCROSS.com Race Series is the Bethlehem Cup, held November 11 at the Elm Avenue Park in Bethlehem NY. The race features a challenging course, a great pavilion for spectators and racers, and rows of pots of chili, all donated by the local fans and racers. This is the last date of the Series which means that many Series titles are up for grabs. Watch for some exciting racing as racers vie for every last Series point.
Emma White had a brilliant year culminating with her second National Cyclocross Championship jersey. Emma crushed her competition in the Women’s 15 to 16 year old group in a muddy race in Madison WI. Special mention also goes to Harrison White, the youngest member of the Team, who finished 9th place in his first National Championship race in the Junior 10 to 12 year old race.
Here is just a sampling of the Team’s notable race results:
Emma White, CX Category 3 Junior from Delanson, NY
1st place, USA Cycling National Champion, Women 15 -16, Madison Wisconsin, January 6, 2012.
3rd place, 2011 New England Cyclocross Championship Series, Women’s Cat 3/4
1st place, 2011 NBX Grand Prix of Cross Day 1, Warwick, RI, Women’s 3/4
1st place, 2011 NBX Grand Prix of Cross Day 2, Warwick, RI, Women’s 3/4
1st place, 2011 Baystate Cyclocross, Day 2, Women’s 3/4
1st place, 2011 Cycle-Smart International Day 1, Women’s 3/4
1st place, 2011 Cycle-Smart International Day 2, Women’s 3/4
Harrison White, CX Category 3 Junior from Delanson, NY
9th place, 2012 USA Cycling National Championships, Junior 10 -12, Madison Wisconsin
1st place, Bethlehem Cup, Bethlehem, NY, Junior 10 – 14
3rd place, 2011 Green Mountain Cross Day 1, Williston, VT, Junior 10 -14
3rd place, 2011 Green Mountain Cross Day 2, Williston, VT, Junior 10 -14
Sara Krzysiak, CX category 1 Elite Woman from Clinton, NY
2nd place, 2011 Power Cross, Syracuse, NY, Women’s Elite
2nd place, 2011 Kirkland Cross, Clinton, NY, Women’s Elite
Liz Lukowski, CX Category 3 from Albany, NY
7th place, 2012 UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships, Louisville, KY
2nd place, 2011 New England Regional Cyclocross Championships, Fitchburg, MA
1st place, 2011 Nor’Easter Cross, Burlington, VT
1st place, 2011 Green Mountain Cross Day 1, Williston, VT
1st place, 2011 Green Mountain Cross Day 2, Williston, VT
Brad Stratton, CX Category 3 from Albany, NY
Silver medal, 2011 N.Y. State CX Championship (Staten Island CX)
2nd place, 2011 Cycle-Smart International Day 1, Northampton, MA, Men’s 3
7th place, Staten Island CX, Men’s 3
3rd place, 2011 Kirkland Cross, Clinton, NY, Men’s 3
Chris DeLisle, CX Category 3 Masters racer from Albany, NY
1st place Overall, 2011 NYcross.com Series, Masters 35+
1st place, Spa Cross, Saratoga, NY, Master’s 35+
1st place, Kirkland Cross, Clinton, NY, Master’s 35+
2nd place, CX @ Ommegang, Masters 35+
2nd place, Uncle Sam Gran Prix of CX Day 1, Masters 35+
2nd place, Uncle Sam Gran Prix of CX Day 2, Masters 35+
1st place, Hop Brook CX, Singlespeed
2nd place, Bethlehem Cup, Masters 35+
Danny Goodwin, CX Category 3 Masters racer from Delmar, NY
5th place, Bethlehem Cup, Masters 45+
Chuck Quackenbush, CX Category 3 Masters racer from Delmar, NY
9th place, Cheshire Cross, Masters 45+
Tim Leonard, CX Category 2 Masters racer from New Hartford, NY
5th place, 2012 UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships, Men’s 60-64, Louisville, KY
5th place, 2012 USA Cycling National Championships, Men’s 60-64, Madison Wisconsin
1st place, Granogue Cross Day 1, Men’s 60+, Wilmington, DE
1st place, Granogue Cross Day 2, Men’s 60+, Wilmington, DE
3rd place, Bethlehem Cup, Masters 55+
Dave Beals, CX Category 2 Masters racer from Niskayuna, NY
10th place, 2012 UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships, Men’s 60-64, Louisville, KY
8th place, 2012 USA Cycling National Championships, Men’s 60-64, Madison Wisconsin
2nd place, Granogue Cross Day 1, Men’s 60+, Wilmington, DE
2nd place, Granogue Cross Day 2, Men’s 60+, Wilmington, DE
2nd place, Power Cross, Syracuse, NY, Masters 55+
2nd place, Spa Cross, Saratoga, NY, Masters 55+
John Hughson, CX Category 3 from Schenectady, NY
1st place, 2011 Cycle-Smart International Day 1, Northampton, MA, Men’s 3 / 4
3rd place, Nor’Easter Cyclocross, Burlington, VT, Men’s 3 / 4
Look for even greater race results in the 2012/2013 Cyclocross season as Team NYCROSS.com continues to grow and excel.
From Cyclocross Magazine:
A dominant performance by now two-time National Champion Emma White (nycross.com) left most of the 17-18 field in the dust even on the first lap. With a race strategy centered around her ability to start well, White snagged the holeshot early on and continued to build her lead, weaving around the 17-18 women. However, the race wasn’t strictly about White, and not far behind her, Tiziana DeHorney (Get Out! New Mexico) was also slicing between racers in the field that started ahead of them. About a minute back from White, DeHorney managed to maintain her position throughout the race. In the three lap race, the positions of the top five were determined early and stayed the same throughout the race, with White and DeHorney leading. They were followed by Laurel Rathbun (JET Cycling), Andrea Casebolt (Revel Consulting/Rad Racing NW) and Victoria Gates (JAM Fund).
White sped into the finish smiling, her victory all but assured from the first minutes of the race. Stay tuned for an interview with, as one announcer declared, “the girl who could be the next Katie Compton.”
From all your teammates at NYCROSS: Congratulations Emma!
Well, we have a winner! The team has spoken and the strange and esoteric “TrashGoat” design by James Dutko won by a sizeable margin. I don’t want to think too hard about what that says about our racers’ mental stability. Moving on: we are happy to announce that ALL who submitted a design will receive a consolation prize. Plan to attend the Bethlehem Cup race this weekend and we will bestow it upon you with great fanfare.
Thanks to all who submitted. It really was a tough call.
We are chagrined to report that, when checking up recently on the graphic design department at NYCROSS.com world headquarters to inquire as to the status of our 2011 T-Shirt design, we found them naked in a pool of their own excrement, huffing tire glue and listening to a scratched and skipping AC/DC LP (backwards), endlessly checking Adam Myerson’s Twitter feed. Now that we’ve fired the entire design department, we are appealing to you, interwebs, to design our shirt for us before the final race of the series in Bethlehem, NY on Nov. 13. Here’s the straight dope: Download the template and either design it, following the instructions on the form, in your favorite design program on your ‘pooter, or print the thing and have at it with magic markers or paint or, ideally, just white-out and blood (team colors). Either upload your design by sending it as an e-mail attachment to Dr. G, or via snailmail to: D. Goodwin 1400 Washington Ave. Fine Arts 216 Albany, NY 12222 The winning design will be decided by a jury of distinguished critics (Team NYCROSS) and the winning designer will receive a $50 gift certificate to High Adventure Sports, plus a T-shirt in his or her size, of course. Deadline: Midnight, November 4, 2011 Download design template
Emma also had a wicked ride. Sunday she was on the podium with Liz being the only person who could beat her. Two wins and a one-two finish are a nice way to start the New England calender off. Good job ladies! Since I don’t have a pic of Emma and Liz on the podium together yet, I’ll just post this awesome pic of Emma in her new national champion kit, provided by the awesome guys over at Verge.
The Junior National Champ lining up for the first time in the red white and blue.
Good luck racing this weekend in Rochester and Burlington!