Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nation's Top CX Riders Head to Heart of Texas for Nationals

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Jan. 5, 2015) – Riders from around the United States, ranging from ages 9-81, will descend on Austin, Texas, Jan. 7-11 for the 2015 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships, where they will vie for more than 40 Stars-and-Stripes jerseys at Austin’s Zilker Park.
 

Katie Compton crosses the line.
Katie Compton looks to defend her title in 2015. (photo by Eddie Clark)

37-FOR-37
The Cyclo-cross National Championships return to Austin for the first time in 37 years, where 37 competitors return to defend their 2014 crowns. Among the defending champions are 2014 elite champions Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus) and Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Factory Racing), as well as defending women’s U23 champion Kaitlin Antonneau (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and nine-time national champion Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized).

View all of the currently registered riders.

Learn more about the event rules, eligibility and call-up requirements here.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Held at Austin’s 350-acre Zilker Park, the five-day event will run on a 3.5 km loop that features two sets of limestone stairs, one dirt descent, a wood ramp and plenty of off-camber terrain.

The 2015 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross course map is available online.
 
Article Source: USA Cycling

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