by Jamie Mack

Another contest has come and gone.  CXM staff had to fight through viruses and our own ‘cross misadventures to decide this one. Cyclocross Magazine congratulates Ryan Hamilton for submitting his race report, which has been judged the winning entry of Cyclocross Magazine’s Best Race Report Contest #3.

Congratulations Ryan! Ryan will be prepared to carve turns and tear through the competition on his new Hutchinson Piranha Cyclocross Tires.  And once he’s on the podium, he’ll look that much cooler in his Sach’s CFR t-shirt.

Well, we’re already behind in starting this next so let’s drag it out a little.  Race Report Contest #4 will be open to race reports from 11/12 until December 2nd.  Race reports should be submitted on the cowbell forums. This is a little longer than previous contest, but, given the conditions at the first day of the USGP Mercer Cup, we couldn’t help but include it.

Prizes for this edition include a Transitions DVD and a t-shirt from Redline Bicycles.

Here are the rules: (Read them to qualify for prizes and avoid public shaming)

Original content only. Nothing that has published elsewhere will be allowed and posting links to your blog doesn’t count. We want to see the text right there in the forums. Posting a link on a blog or other site to your race report on CXM is encouraged.

Extra credit for photos or videos. Friends, enemies and strangers are welcome to comment in judgment. That might influence us.

Contest will end December 2, 2009.

Race reports for this edition of the contest should be from races held from 11/12 – 12/2.

USA residents only, void where prohibited. If the winner is in Belgium, or otherwise outside of the USA, she will be required to cover travel expenses so that CXM staff can hand deliver the prize.

Other than that, it doesn’t matter is you rode in the biblical East Coast slop, epic Silver Lake sand, NorCal’s heat or in your local Wednesday night training race, we just want to hear about it.

Companies, wealthy individuals or generous cyclocross fans: Wanna sponsor our next contest? Contact us if you want some affordable promo to our 300,000 online visitors!