Sunday, December 16, 2007
Florida represents at 'Cross Nationals!
Several Florida crossers braved the icy, snowy, frozen fields of Kansas City this weekend for the Cyclocross National Championships. The conditions were truly epic, with a fierce snowstorm ripping across the country over the past few days. But it didn't keep the riders away: this year's event featured a record number of participants.
Because starting positions were determined by registration time, Gary Yates, above, had to start at the back of a field of more than 100 riders. On the first paved section he blasted past half the field and rode his way to an 11th place finish in the Men's 35-39 category. He even got his photo on CyclingNews. Congrats, Gary! Then he flew home the same day to race the Sarasota 'cross race Sunday.
Other Floridians included Jimbo Smart who finished 64th in the same race and Kristen Bowers who finished 59th in the Elite Women's race. Paul Kavan also raced, but his result is currently unavailable.
Check out the mayhem from the start of the Masters race below.
Are we missing anyone else? Let us know!
[photo via CyclingNews]