Friday, January 29, 2010


So stoked to wake up to the news that the Cyclocross World Championships are coming to Louisville in 2013. Not only that but the Masters World Championship is going to be in 2012 and just days before the big show in 2013. That is simply amazing! Louisville?? It seems strange that one of the cross "meccas" here in the US of PDX or the NorthEast didn't try to pull this off, but having raced in Louisville I have to stay they have their act together!! They are in the process of building a PERMANENT cross course, not some local promoter, but the city of Louisville.

While this is amazing news, will it really matter outside of the cross community? Are thousands of "spectators" going to trek to Louisville in the dead of winter to watch? Not racers but people who only want to go watch a World Championship. If there is a World Cup in Europe the weekend before the World Champs will all the US racers skip it? Otherwise the now "the Euros will have to deal with jet lag argument" applies to them as well. Hopefully this will mean that the Domestic race scene will extend past December and we can get some breathing room during our season.

No matter what happens I will see you in Louisville in 2012 and 2103, oh and the USGP next year and the year after...

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