Check out the result above. Do you recognize a name in there?? Karl Vanderwood staying on the lead lap with Treefarm, Sheppard, and Page. This is from the Thrilla Cross Series in Bend, OR.
Last year Karl was the rookie of the year in Montana Cyclocross. He finished last cross season strong with a 6th at Helena High and 9th at State Champs. After a full road season in his legs Karl is looking strong coming into cyclocross. This MT Velo rider is part of a strong contingent of up and coming MT cyclocross racers. This group is training specifically for cross and starting to travel to bigger racers. The Curry's will be hitting as many major races as their mini van can take them too. Bob P has found a passion for cx and focuses most of his cycling time towards the sport. Patricia Dowd, and Amy Frykman travel to bigger races. I think PDowd would tell you cx is her season. This growing passion and focus on cyclocross helps grow the sport in Montana.