Hello cyclocross friends! We are well into the heart of the cyclocross season. The UCI C1s have all been raced in North America and Pan Am Championships, a season goal for many elite racers, is next week.
The conversation around a national series continues to dominate the discussion of US cyclocross along with the impact of the proposed World Cup calendar. I have some thoughts on those issues and a few others and put that out there in the latest Cyclocross Radio.
As I say in the episode, my stance on many of these issues are not set in stone. The thinking is fluid and the conversation is one that continues to evolve. I will say that I’ve moved away from looking at European cyclocross as the “next level” for US cyclocross. More and more I’m convinced they are completely different animals. Like NASCAR and F1. You can enjoy both, but they are different.
The idea around these Cat 5 episodes is that they don’t go longer than 35 minutes. The race length of a typical Cat 5 cyclocross race. Came in under the time limit on this one …
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Have you been following the Voler Apparel CX Heat Check Power Rankings? We are through nine episodes and the algorithm is working overtime. See where your favorite North American racers stacked up coming in to this past season before the new rankings are released on Thursday.