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2 November 2008  |  Race Reports

Boulder Cup, Day 1: Race Report

Like last year, the first day of the Boulder Cup was held at the Boulder Reservoir. That meant there would be plenty of sand, gravel, loose corners and goat heads. Plenty of goat heads for sure- I got a flat while riding around watching Dusty’s race.

Dusty running in the long sand section

When it came time for my race, I wanted to make sure I got to the front early to avoid getting gapped if someone made a mistake. Luckily, I got a front row call-up and was able to take the hole-shot. For the first few laps I suffered, and Rachel was about 5 seconds back, but once I settled in I started to feel good and was able to open the gap to about 30 seconds. I was riding and running well, and I felt good so overall I would say it was a successful day. There were more spectators than I was expecting, probably because of the nice weather- temps in the 70s. In any case, it was really great to see that many people out at a ‘cross race.

Congrats to Katerina who just placed 3rd in the European Cyclocross Championships!


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