Wednesday, January 30, 2013

cyclocross world championships

in Louisville this weekend!  This is a big deal:  the first time a world championship cyclocross race has been held in the U.S., and the first time that the top Euro talent such as Niels Albert and Sven Nys will be racing here.
This will be the best chance ever for U.S. riders to earn a rainbow jersey, as we have the home turf advantage for once.  And not only U.S. riders- local riders!
I really like Logan Owen's chances for a win.  Right now there are only a couple of Belgians that can beat him in his age group.  This is the kid that I try not to get lapped by in local races.  I used to beat him when he was 15 and racing as a Cat 3....

Zach McDonald, another local, recently decided to race the National Championships as an elite and not U23- and still took third place.  His form is perfect right now and he is a contender in the U23 race.

With the very best from Europe here, an American world cyclocross champion is a bit of a long shot- but the chances are better now than they were when Page got his silver medal.  Jeremy Powers will get a second row start I think- if there is a dry course and Powers has a great race, he could win.

Can't wait to see how this unfolds!

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