2011 Race Report, Day 1:

SSCXWC 2011 Day 1 — Qualifying Heats Offer Scenic Tours, Tired Legs and Broken Hearts: Today’s SSCXWC 2011 Day 1 qualifying heats provided a new twist on qualifying for the main event at the singlespeed “World Championships.”  While past editions offered time trials, second-chance races, and even an alley-cat style, partially off-road race, this year’s promoters prioritized showcasing the beauty of San Francisco by combining both a scenic, guided tour of the city, along with five stops for some some challenging, run-heavy “Feats of Strength.”

Qualifying in San Francisco. © Cyclocross Magazine

Qualifying in San Francisco. © Cyclocross Magazine