Oct 31, 2011

Lion of the Den/ Storm the Greens

The regional cyclocross season continued this weekend with a split between the ICX #5 Lion of the Den near Muncie on Saturday and OVCX #8 Storm the Greens in Louisville, KY on Sunday. Both races saw sunny skies and mild temperatures once the early morning frost wore off.

Muncie ex-pats turned Bloomingtonians Adam and Lindsay Rodkey made the trip back to the flatland on Saturday to encounter a sweeping "roadie" that boasted much more elevation change than one might expect with a forced run-up on the back of the course. Lindsay took second in the Cat 3/4 Open women and Adam took fourth in the elite men.

Sunday was OVCX Halloween-style when both cyclocross races and a costume competition were contested at Eva Bandman Park, which will be the venue for the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. In the more near future, Eva Bandman Park will be hosted the USGP of Cyclocross Derby City Cup, and this regional race provided a good opportunity to fine-tune the course which had been damaged by flooding the spring.

Lindsay Rodkey took the women's Cat 4 Open win and Tomasz Golas took second the in the men's Cat 3 Master's race. In the Elite men's wave, Andy Messer took fourth and Fred Rose took eighth overall.

Results for The Lion of the Den can be found here and results for Storm the Greens can be found here.

Next weekend Cincinnati will host their premiere event of the cyclocross season, the Cincy 3 Cyclocross Festival. Registration for all three days of racing can be found at Bikereg.com.

Thanks to Chris Jones and Marcia Seiler for photos.


adamrodkey said...

I'd like to point out that the picture of A-rod is him riding the "forced 'run up.'" I was riding that shit!

Lindsay said...

Okay, "supposed to be forced run-up". I was aware that my picture selection conflicted with my word choice, but I was hoping no one would notice.

Anonymous said...

Are there photos available online somewhere for those of us who would like to see what a World Championship course would look like?

Lindsay said...

This is the only large photo set that I know of right now and it doesn't include a wide shots of the course. The way they had things taped for STG would be much different than it would be for a UCI event, anyway. There was a flyover under construction and some dirt jump type things that were near the course but not included for STG.

Lindsay said...

Ate my hyperlink.

Wes said...

I'll post my GoPro video on YouTube later this week after I edit it.

Anonymous said...

While this was a very fun course. It is unlikely to be the same course layout for Worlds. (if you look carefully at some of the STG photos you'll see a steel "flyover" that's under construction currently in the middle of the parking area).