Matt, tell the people that write your local series reports to add some words of the throw downs in earlier races (B's or whatever you race) so you don't feel left out. CX Mag is doing the best job in cross coverage, so save your comments or make them positive. This is all part of a sport that is on the rise and in five years the fields will be 40+ deep all over the US when you and your complaining buddies all decide to upgrade instead of staying in B's to be a hero.
Keough and Van Gilder Mow the Competition at Whitmore’s Super Cross Day 1
Nick Keough upset Valentin Scherz at the first day of the Whitmore’s Super Cross Cup in Long Island today. Scherz’s third place finish behind Keough and Chris Hurst of Lake Geneva Wisconsin was good enough to clinch the Champion System MAC Series Championship overall for the second consecutive year as U23 riders swept the top four positions (Swiss rider Anthony Grand finished 4th).
Laura van Gilder also clinched the Champion System MAC Series title by winning her seventh MAC race of the year. Full report to follow.
|Place||u23||Bib||Time||First Name||Last Name||Team|
|1||1||70||0:57:53||Nicholas||Keough||Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross|
|3||3||61||0:01:10||Valentin||Scherz||Cyfac-Champion Systems Racing Team p/b Revolution|
|4||4||62||0:01:12||Anthony||Grand||Cyfac/Champion Systems p/b Revolution Wheelworks|
|5||75||0:01:35||christian||favata||Favata’s Tablerock Tours and Bikes|
|6||74||0:01:35||Josh||Dillon||RICHARD SACHS – RGM WATCHES – RADIX|
|8||63||1:01:40||Andrew||Wulfkuhle||C3-Athletes Serving Athletes|
|9||5||73||0:02:47||Jesse||Keough||Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross|
|10||6||67||0:02:59||Jeffrey||Bahnson||Van Dessel Factory Team|
|11||65||0:03:28||Matt||Spohn||Cyfac-Champion System Racing Team p/b Revolution Wheelworks|
|12||76||0:04:06||Peter||Hurst||AXA Equitable Cycling Team/CRCA|
|13||68||lap||Michael||Jenks||Highland Park Hermes p/b Kim’s Bike Shop|
|14||79||lap||J.P.||Partland||Kissena Cycling Club|
|16||64||lap||Mark||Broadwater||C3-Athletes Serving Athletes|
|17||78||lap||David||Sommerville||Cyfac-Champion System P/B Revolution Wheelworks|
|Place||35+||Bib||Time||First Name||Last Name||Team|
|1||1||1||0:36:01||LAURA||VAN GILDER||C3 Athletes Serving Athletes|
|2||2||0:00:09||arley||kemmerer||C3 – Athletes Serving Athletes|
|3||2||3||0:01:22||katrina||dowidchuk||Team TBB/Deep Blue|
|4||5||0:01:28||Kristine||Church||Human Zoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon|
|6||6||0:02:32||Lenore||Pipes||The Wistar Institute|
|7||4||4||0:02:35||Lauri||Webber||Secret Henry’s Team|
|8||5||427||lap||Beth||Renaud||CRCA/Comedy Central-Sid’s Bikes|
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Matt, thanks for the comment. We're an equal opportunity report publisher...cyclocross from grass roots races to World Cups can get coverage, and many people like reading them. We'll do original overage of important races as we can, but others like this one, if we get a report, with some editing, we'll typically get it up so folks like you can read it. We're glad you did, but sorry you were disappointed. BTW, Van Gilder was ranked #1 in the world. Regarding field sizes though, not sure if you've seen some field sizes at women's World Cups or junior Nationals, but they're often smaller and still deserve coverage we'd argue.
How exactly do races with twenty and eight starters merit coverage? Sure the fields are strong, but don't these numbers reflect a profound lack of interest on the part of racers, let alone followers? Full report to follow? I'd rather read about the B races (if there were more than, say, forty racers). Yawn.