The regular season of cyclocross finally concluded in the Indiana region this weekend, as 2011 also came to a close. Now a new calendar year has begun, but the final weeks of the season remain as we get to see how the hardcore members of the Bloomington 'cross crew fair in the "playoffs".
Bloomington was once again well represented at the Indiana Cyclocross Cup series finale at Trader's Point on New Year's Eve. Top five placings included Lindsay Rodkey (4th, Cat 3/4 Open Women), Will Sorg (5th, Cat 4 Open Men), Ashton Wishmeier (4th, Cat 3 Open Men), Don Galligher (1st, Masters 35+) Sarah Fredrickson (3rd, Elite Women), Liz Cobb (4th, Elite Women), and Adam Rodkey (4th, Elite Men). Fred Rose also capped off his final race before the national and masters world championships with a win in the Elite Men's category.
Further abroad, Andy Messer traveled to the Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year's Resolution races and took the Elite 30+ win both days, indicating that he is also in good form going into nationals and worlds.
The national championships take place this weekend in Madison, WI. Fred, Liz, and Andy will all be competing in their respective masters age categories, while Sarah will be contesting the elite women's race on Sunday. Good luck to all!
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