Ben Bernaanke, but if he won the markets might just flip out. As long as it brings interest rates back down I say HUP HUP Ben!!!
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Elvis! Duh, it is in Vegas and nothing says "Vegas" better than the King. Well, that and the showgirls, and the circus acts, the poker players, cigarette smokers, tourists taking pictures of every effing thing in town, and some sand. However since none of them WOULD do the race, then I nominate Elvis simply because he is everywhere (kudos Mojo Nixon) and he IS Vegas, baby!
I would like to see myself, Lewis Field, race the CrossVegas. Accompanied by my trusty steed GIANT TCX1! I've never raced before but I have thighs of steel and I love a good hill! I'm your man cyclocross magazine! Sven Nys you want some!!!
My dog "Jake" would kick everyones tails, especially all the bad kitties, and bunnies racing. He loves running at the park although he doesn't really care for Cross Vegas the straight up boring, grass crit race.
Reason why it's not technical enough. No mud to roll in, berms to rail, sand pits to dig in, and there are only a few trees the whole race. A dogs got to spray. Hey wait those soccer balls are cool to pee on. Ben, Ryan, J Pow, Craig don't worry Jake doesn't want to steal any more of your sponsors so he not racing Cross Vegas this year. Jake will be concentrating his training and taper to coincide with the SS World Championships a proper CX race with real mud, and Spooky Cross in LA. What can I say the dog likes to "Cross Dress" and he loves to run with the big dogs. Peace out....
I want to see my wife race. Maybe then she will see how much fun it is and how excrutiatingly hard it can be. Maybe then she will stop poking fun at me for being so lousy at cross.
I'd like to see Jeremy Powers race Cross Vegas, or heck any of the usual pros. Why any pro you ask? Because this past winter I went to CX Worlds in KY with my friends excited to see all my favorite pro race (and the Euros!!) only to find 100 beer stands and almost no food vendors. Now as a die hard CX racer and fan, I can not simply walk past a beer stand, I think that can be considered treason in some CX circles. So by the time the men's elite race was underway I was ultra, OMG, "THAT GUY" hammered, almost nakid and running around the track yelling incoherently. So although I was there at worlds I never actually saw any of my favorite racers race! So please, pick me so I can attend CrossVegas a race that I vow to actually be conscience to watch! And hopefully a race venue with the proper food stand to beer stand ratio! I would love to survive the day and actually see the race! That is all. Thank you.
Peter Sagan, He has done mountain biking, he has sprinted to win stages of the tour of France, and he has wheelied to win sprint points. Can "The Terminator" bunny-hop the barriers in the grass of Las Vegas and Terminate the world champ?
If Sven Nys will be racing, I would really like to see Sven Nys' wife in the race. He might be a lot faster, but I would rather look at her any day!
I would pay good money to see Teddy MFing Roosevelt ride at CrossVegas. Sure you may have you little carbon bike and your tight little spandex with your shaved legs, but TR would have rolled up to the line in wool and pipe riding a freakin moose. And he would win. http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/youll-never-be-teddy-roosevelt-riding-a-moose-cool.jpg
I want to see my husband be able to race Crossvegas. He is currently recovering from shoulder surgery and it would be great for him to heal fast enough for the race!
The person I would like to see race most is Becky Welbes. That way you guys can pay for both our trips there. :)
I would LOVE to see Sven Nys race Cross Vegas, just to see how he would fair in a premiere US event.
Peter Sagan. Sure hes getting a lot of press, for good reason. Its time for him to put it on the line at CrossVegas '13. Can he sprint for an hour? Could he wheelie the whole course? Can he hop the barriers. Is he working on his English?
The King, Elvis Prestley going up against Wayne Newton, that truly would be a cross Vegas, donka shane, thank you, thank you very much. hup hup hup
I would most like to see myself racing CrossVegas in my first foray into the wonderful world of cyclocross racing. It would be painful, tough but incredibly rewarding. On my face will be the biggest smile as I navigate the course with the goal of not being the last to cross the finish line. Being on the same course as all of my cyclocross idols and ogling their rear brake as they fly into the distance. Pedaling like a maniac and running like a fool to stay on the same lap as everyone ahead of me. Leaving with the greatest experience and one more check-off on my bucket list.
I'd love to see Bob Roll (Bobke) take a crack at it just to hear him describe the experience after the race is over!
i'd like to see Prince Charles race CrossVegas. He'd have to ride a Rolls Royce CX bike of course and he'd be powered by Foie gras cliff-bars! He'd also be wearing mustard corduroy shorts with a Barber wax jacket short sleeved race top. The Queen would be in the pits servicing/washing his spare bike and the princes (Harry and William) will be strategically place around the course to give him time gaps back to 2nd place! I'm unsure if he would be allowed to carry a 12-bore shot gun during the race to maintain a 1st place? Post race recovery meal obvouisly would be roasted swan with quails eggs!
I'd like to see Chewbacca race CrossVegas. First off, not that many Wookies race cross, which I find rather odd since coming from the planet Kashyyk the environment is well suited for cross training. I think that he'd be able to bunnyhop any of the the barriers w/ ease. Also if he had any bike issues he could easily fix the bike, (seriously, we've seen him work on that bucket of bolts that did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs) perhaps even while riding it. Lastly, I know he would win since the other racers would let the Wookie win for fear of having their arms pulled out of their sockets. I'm not saying Chewie would do, I'm just saying...
Justin Lindine....the Honeybadger because this is going to be his break out year. Plus he represents the true spirit of bike racing....works 40 hours a week at a job, and still wins races on weekends.
I would like to see none other than Edward Snowden participate in CrossVegas. It turns out that among his many skills, Snowden is also an accomplished Cat 1 cross racer. His bike of choice, naturally the Soma Doublecross. I foresee him being delivered to the race directly from Moscow via the Venezuelan President's personal jet. In all of the confusion following his arrival, he ends up racing in the Pro race and finishes a respectable 3rd. Suddenly, a number of European countries, all of whom previously shunned Snowden's attempts at asylum, now begin to actively court him. Immediately following the race, Snowden briefly considers offer from Belgium, but declines due to his dislike of beer and fries. Before the NSA gets wind of his appearance at CrossVegas, Snowden grabs a ride on a Bolivian transport back to Moscow to continue his mysterious training in the Moscow airport. It turns out that the small but active cyclocross crowd has yet to raise suspicion in NSA circles. No longer. For the rest of the season, races small and large are frequented by a strange set of riders who always wear black uniforms, sunglasses, earpieces and are observed talking into their wrists. Unfortunately, what happened in Vegas did not stay in Vegas.
Let's get Robbie McEwen racing CrossVegas....he has just starting racing cross in Oz so it would be great to see him wheelie across the finish line with a beer in hand. Additionally we need to get @iamtedking racing as others have said #LetTedRideCrossVegas
Joe Blanco from Team dfL because it would get him out of retirement, he would probably wear a dress, paint his nails and get in a fight.
Charles Scott McDonald!!
I used to know a one-armed man who went by the nickname "slot machine" so it just seems natural to have him race in Vegas! Also the CXM article on him a little while back made him sound like the kind of guy who would really cherish the opportunity to compete in an event like CrossVegas
1980 Harrison Ford. If the guy racing next to him in the green skinsuit disapproves, Ford will likely shoot first. Regardless, his bucket of bolts CX bike is never going to get him past that barrier. Besides, we like him because he's a scoundrel, and there aren't enough scoundrels in our lives.
We need to see Wiggins, It works on so many levels! He can attempt to redeem himself for his YouTube fail, crossers will be amped to get to go against one of the roadie golden boys, and it will give promoters a giant name to draw people in.
TED KING - I want to see Ted lineup and smash the course, look at the UCI officials and say "I've got your 7 seconds right here" when he isn't pulled for 80% rule.
I want to see Vladimir Putin race. Because after wrestling a bear to the death, finding ancient ruins on the bottom of the Black Sea, defeating Chuck Norris in a martial arts tournament, beating Barack Obama at nuclear brinksmanship and making democracy cower in fear with a single brush of his steely gaze (his eyeballs are actually made of steel, if you were wondering), the only thing left for him is to best Sven Nys at bicycles on a soccer field in Las Vegas.
I would love to see myself racing CrossVegas. Why? Who doesn't love an underdog story,, the guy who comes from nowhere with all the hopes and dreams of a lifetime goal on his shoulders. Not the biggest or strongest racer but definitely the biggest heart. The one who trains by taking his kids for rides in a bike trailer every weekend, the one to commutes to work on an old rusted out Huffy because thats all he can afford, the one who shows up at the starting line wearing a cotton t-shirt and his feet tied to the pedals with duct tape. Then out of nowhere on the final lap explodes to the front winning by inches. Yeah, that's me. I want to race. Put me in coach.
Who would I want to see race CrossVegas? Easy! The whole Belgian national CX team. I feel this answer needs no explanation, but per contest rules, I must oblige. Now, I know bringing the whole team to race wouldn't be very fair to our boys here in the U.S. (Sorry JPow, Johnson, Trebon, and gang), but for those of us that weren't able to attend 2013 Worlds, this would be a great chance to see some of the best 'cross racers of our time. Not to mention, Nys is going to need some competition this year. Maybe recently married Niels Albert could contest the World Champ, although with a wife like Chantal I'd have a hard time focusing on racing. I'd be great to see Bart Wellens race, just make sure not to throw a drink at him. Or how about Klaas Vantornout, because he can race and he's got a fun name! Last, but certainly not least, I think the greatest rider to see would be Kevin Pauwels. Not only because he's very talented, but he's a man of few words who lets his legs do the talking for him, the perfect embodiment of a cycling gentleman.