Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 3rd

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cyclocross Nationals - Day 2 - Strong MT showing

It was a day to remember for Montana riders.

Campbell fought hard in the women's race. At the start of the race the thermometer read 5 degrees. She battled on a mostly snowy course and took 12th place. She looks forward to the collegiate race

I was up next in the u29 B race. After my high hopes of a front row position...I ended up being the 2nd to last one in the call up box. No time to wine....because soon after that the bell rang. I had a nice start and moved into the top 10. The technical corners gave me some problems and I faded to 13th by the finish.

The u39 B race was hot. Jdoll was in the 4th row of a 120 person field. He quickly moved up to 4th place. The strongman held firm, to finish out the day with an exciting 3rd place. Many riders joined Jdoll but each time he sent them back. Excellent racing in only his second season.
Also, in the race was MT Velo rider Rick Finley. Rick looked great out there and finished in the upper half of a crowded field.

The mens 55-59 was next. Steve Muller and Mike Longmire showed their stuff. Mike grabbed the holeshot and the crowd went wild. Mike settled in to the top 4 where he'd stay all day, taking 4th place. Steve rode excellent and bounced around the top ten all day. He ended up in 9th.

Jesse Doll 3rd place sprint

Longmire sprints for 4th

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