Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cyclo-Cross... The Past Month for TCPC.


Has it really been a month since our last post?!?!

I guess we've been busy riding our cyclo-cross bicycles.

Here's a quick recap of the last 6 races.

Joules Cross I and II

This Lawrence, KS venue was fast with a few hills thrown in for good measure. The team took 4 wins on the first day with Charley Bartel winning the cat 4 race, Casey Buta winning the cat 3/4, Kent Woermann winning the singlespeed and Erik Elving winning the masters 60 plus race.

4 wins in one race!

Day two included repeat wins by Kent Woermann and Erik Elving. A great weekend for Team Colavita / Parisi Coffee.

Joules cross results day 1

Joules cross results day 2

Next up was Epic Shawnee Rescue Radcross in Shawnee, KS.

This tight course had a little of everything. Sand, pavement, hills and more sand.

Erik Elving won the masters 60+ while Adam Keck brought home the win in the cat 3/4 race.

Boss Cross #3 was next up and the fact that it was located at a BMX course made it as exciting as it sounds. Plus it was the 'Halloween race', which is always fun.

First the bad news, Team member Brett Shoffner broke his ankle and Andrew Lyles needed 3 stitches in his chin, i told you it was exciting. Now on the racing...

David Neidinger won an exciting cat 3 race while Kent Woermann continued his domination of the singlespeed category. Note to all singlespeeders, fear the Kent.

Boss Cross 3 results here.

The 360 cup was set at what is quickly becoming a great venue, Shawnee's Stump Park.

This hilly course exposed any pretenders, and not suprisningly Erik Elving proved he is no pretender and once again emerged victorious in the Masters 60+ race. Note to all 60+ masters racer, fear the Erik.

360 cup results here.

Finally we have last Sunday's Boulevard Cup, also at Stump park in Shawnee, KS. Man, does KC have a great cross scene or what!!!

Boulevard is a cant miss race on the local calendar and this years edition was no exception. Fast racing and free beer made for a amazing day. The sand pit also helped, as many unfortunate soles found out.

Britton Kusiak finished a strong 6th in a stacked open field while Adam Keck made the podium of the 3/4 race, and, as if there was any doubt, Erik Elving again wont he masters 60+ race. Seriously, this guy is unstoppable. He's racing like someone half his age!!!

On top of these results the team has been doing an amazing job of coming out to the races and pushing themselves to their maximum. TCPC jerseys are at every race, in practically every category, and were racing hard and having fun. Keep up the good work!

Boulevard Cup results here.