The wait is over! The 2013 NYCROSS.com Presented by VOMax race schedule has been finalized and it is a doozy this year. We are pleased to have added two additional events to the series, in addition to our skills clinic and brand-new grass criterium series.
Sept. 7: NYCROSS.com Cyclocross Skills Clinic, Prospect Park, Troy
Sept. 15: Kirkland CX, Kirkland, NY
Sept. 22: Adirondack Cyclocross, Johnstown, NY
Oct. 12 & 13: Uncle Sam GP in Troy, NY
Oct. 20: SpaCX in Saratoga, NY
Oct. 27: Wicked Creepy in Bennington, VT
Nov. 2: Syracuse CX
Nov. 10: Bethlehem Cup, Elm Ave. Park, Bethlehem, NY
In addition to the regular slate of NYCROSS races, we’re hosting a fundraiser event to support our development teams (elite men and women and juniors): a “Thursday Night Lights” grass crit series in Prospect Park in Troy on August 29, Sept. 5, and 12. More info on this crazy and sure-to-be-fun event later this week.
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.
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.
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
Don’t miss NYCROSS.com’s major two day race weekend October 16th and 17th in Troy NY
Troy’s Prospect Park plays host to rounds 3 and 4 of the NYCROSS.com Series next weekend. With two races done and four to go in the series, the points races are still anyones game. With two different opportunities to score points in Troy next weekend the series competitions may be turned on their heads after the racing finishes up next Sunday. One things for sure though, if you’re looking to do well in the series, its key that you race both days at Troy to boost points.
Head over to bikereg.com and register for the race now by following this link: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=11516
Some exciting highlights for this year will include custom hand made medals and awards for many classes. We’ll also be hosting the Heckling World Championships Sunday afternoon, with the winner receiving at least 5 Mountain Brew Ice Beers for his or her successful heckling.
The Kirkland CX was an outstanding success this weekend, with record numbers of riders racing in many of the fields, a great course and just the right amount of nasty weather to make it fun.
Team NYCross.com opened the season with strong results all over the place – Emma White won the 1/2/3/4 women’s race and Chris Delisle took the Masters 35+. The team put riders in the top ten and on the podium in so many fields the best thing to do is check the complete results and see how much NYCross.com domination there was for yourself. Look for a complete race review in a day or two, but for now, I’ve got to do some real work so check out the links below:
Results are posted on bikereg.com now.
For a great race review check out Andrew’s write up over at bikealbany.com.
Saratoga Spa Cyclocross recieves visit from Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com pro Jeremy Powers, “sick” course designed.
Report provided by Andrew Bernstein
After a successful debut in 2009, Saratoga Spa Cyclocross returns in 2010 with a new venue at the historic Saratoga Race Course and exciting new events for both racers and curious members of the public. More than 250 racers are expected to compete on Sunday, Oct. 24.
Earlier this week, Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com pro Jeremy Powers, just a day after winning the Green Mountain Stage Race, visited the venue to help promoters lay out a challenging course. Powers described the venue and course as “sick,” while riding circles around thoroughbreds still on hand following the end of Saratoga’s horse racing season. The horses will be gone by October, but the challenging terrain will remain.
Races will be held at the Saratoga Race Course ‘Lowlands,’ off of Henning Road, and will begin at 9 a.m. Elite and professional men will race at 1:30 p.m., elite and professional women at 12:30 p.m.
The Kids Race will roll off at noon, followed by a one-lap “Run What You Brung” race for anyone wishing to experience cyclocross. Entry into these two special categories is free and requires no pre-registration.
An expo at the finish line will feature local business selling food and drink, as well as cycling industry vendors.
Racers, spectators and the cross-curious are encouraged to attend! Volunteers needed for race day and for setup the day prior. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Please forward this information to your clubs and anyone who wants to experience upstate New York’s premier ‘cross experience.
Registration online at www.bikereg.com.
The NYCross.com Cyclocross Clinic and Kirkland CX Race kick off this weekend in Clinton, NY. Both events will be held at Kirkland Town Park in Clinton, NY.
We’ll have a completly overhauled and new NYCross.com site up in a week or so. In the mean time, here’s the 2010 Race Schedule:
9/11: NYCROSS.com Cyclocross Clinic, Kirkland NY
9/12: Kirkland CX, Kirkland NY
10/3: CX at Ommegand Brewery, Cooperstown NY
10/16-17: Uncle Sam GP, Troy NY
10/24: Saratoga Spa CX, Saratoga NY
10/31: Wicked Creepy CX, Bennington VT
11/14: Bethlehem Cup, Delmar NY
12/12: Possible Albany Race.
The 3rd Annual Wicked Creepy CycloCross Race returns to Willow Park in Bennington, VT, this coming Halloween weekend. This year’s race is on Saturday, October 31st, and is the 8th race of this year’s 9-race NYCROSS series.
Here’s a one lap preview of the NYS CX Championship course for Saturday in Prospect Park, Troy NY:
Register for the championships here: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8593.
And don’t forget Day 2, the Uncle Sam GP on Sunday: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8592
Preregistration ends Thursday at 6:00pm. Avoid the $5 late fee for day of registration, register now!