Race Report By Keith Honda Gloucester CX was easily my favorite 'cross event, last year. I wasn't sure how well I could race this year (suffering from a week of mysterious back pain and low energy), but I was still excited to be there to start New England's "Holy Week" of cyclocross. Stage Fort Park has to be the best CX venue in the US, with classic North Shore waterfront views and challenging terrain. Add the top pro teams, competitive racing, great organization, manufac
Race Report By Nicole Hildebrand Gloucester has always been one of my top favorite cyclocross races. It’s the course, the large race fields, the huge cheering crowds, awesome vendors and the gorgeous scenery. This year I was more excited because it wasn’t raining and they actually had a Category 4 field, instead of combined 3 & 4. I knew this was going to be a very fast race, it wasn’t technical, especially compared to prior years. There was no ankle deep mud, or riding the d
Race Report By David Hildebrand Sunday was the inaugural Hartford Riverfront Cyclocross Race run by the same
promoter, Ron Manizza, that also runs the famed Mansfield Hollow CX race.
With that as a backdrop, we expected a great course and Ron delivered. It
was a perfect day at the park, with a strong field lining up for the 40+
Masters race. The course started with a long fast grass section and quick
transition into sidewalk surfing, then through a volley ball sandpit.