The OVCX #2 was again a showing of how dominant the Bloomington Cross scene has become. Wins and top positions were as common as L5 race-faces. World ranked No62 rider Ryan Knapp (BikeReg.com) took it down to the local level to take the win in the Cat1/2 race whilst Erik Hamilton had an eventful yet successful first attempt at cross. His excellent form from the road season has clearly carried over to the dirt. Andy Messer finished just ahead of Erik in 5th place. Elsewhere Fred Rose (BikeReg.com) took the V in the master 35+ race. Adam Rodkey jumped on the podium in the Cat3 race, even though i think he looks better in blue and green! Adam's teammate Wes Harris took a solid 4th in the Cat4 45+ race whilst in her first cross race Lauren Half came in 5th in the Cat 3/ 4 race, learning to go hard away from the L5 track (perhaps more students should be lacing them up and racing some cross!).
Fred Rose giving it the full gas (photo- Tom Moran)
Elsewhere, in Dekalb IL Mike Sherer took his third win of the year whilst Pam Loebig snared another top 5 position in the Womens 1/2/3 race. Things are bubbling up nicely for a big showdown in the BloomingCross OVCX race on Oct 18th!
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