Another early winner: Wendy Simms of Canada. © Kenton Berg

Another early winner: Wendy Simms of Canada. © Kenton Berg

2009

The last year SSCXWC would be in Portland was 2009. After that, the race was on to determine which other deserving city would have the privilege of hosting the race.

2009 SSCXWC Returns to Portland…for One Last Time?: Here’s the truth of it all: Cyclocrossing leads to single speeding, and single speeding leads to racing.  And that was damn near the start of it all.  Look at us now, busted up and everyone talking about hard times.  But we’ve learned from the mud of it all.  SSCXWC has learned.  Portland’s learned.  Now when men get to racing it happens here…and it finishes here.  Hundreds of men enter, one man leaves.  And right now, we’ve got hundreds of men!  Hundreds of men with guts full of fear.  Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls…racing time is here.”

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