Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 3rd

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cross Nats coming up quick

Cross Nationals is going to be crazy. The snow is predicted to keep falling. The course is already a mess.
The men's elite race is going to be interesting. Defending champ Trebon is the favorite, but anything can happen in snowy conditions. Wells and Johnson are excellent on technical courses. Johnson hasn't looked as good in his last couple races, but he's always a favorite. Jonathan Page is a threat. He hasn't had his best season, but he's one to watch. Also, J. Powers will be up there. He doesn't like the snow as much, but he's got power up the wazooo. My pick is Todd Wells. He won in 2004 in similar conditions. He's been racing well, and I think he's peaking for this race. He'll edge out Trebon who will finish second. Page will be third, Johnson fourth, and Wicks fifth.

The U23's will be taken by Driscoll. He is unstoppable on the technical stuff. Selander will be second and Summerhill third. In the ladies, Katie will defend her title, but it won't be easy. Gould will be all over her from start to finish. Katrina Nash will get third. The juniors will be taken by Steve Fisher. He's a crosser on the rise, watch out!

And in my favorite category the collegiate's it will be a battle between Fort Lewis and Lee Mcrea. Also, watch out for UV. I'm going with my dog Chris Perrish from Western WA. He had good results at mtb nationals, and is a rider for the future. If Driscoll races for UV he'll win, but I don't know if he's still in school. Watch out for Perrish. He's pictured above...

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