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Photo by Terri Smith

It was a perfect weekend for fairweather cross fans as Cross of the North celebrated it's 8th rendition as arguably the best race weekend in Colorado. Races on both Saturday and Sunday were unseasonably warm making for a very dry and loose course at New Belgium. 485 racers finished on Saturday and 394 on Sunday for a grand total of 879. Those totals are down from last year which saw 966 competitors on a weekend with a wide swing in conditions. Northern Colorado/Sothern Wyoming had just over 160 race starts during the weekend. 

Here's the BRAC recap. Note the Boulder zing in the first paragraph. That being said, shoutout to everyone that made the drive up. There are a lot of great races in Colorado so we appreciate everyone that made the drive up to the Fort. 

There was only one place to be this weekend if you wanted to race your bike - Cross of the North, up in beautiful and sunny Fort Collins. The course was impeccably designed, and had the bells and whistles of an international race. It is always a pleasure to see the effort put into the event. Kudo's to James Scott and the whole team. Nearly 900 starts were recorded over the two days, which is really good these days, especially for races more than 20 minutes from Boulder.

On Saturday, the biggest field of the day was the MM 50+, with 42 riders enjoying the great warm weather. Patrick Gallegos (Full Cycle) took the victory over Christoph Heinrich and Kevin O'Brien (Groove Subaru). The biggest women's field was the SW Open, won by Meredith Miller (Rapha) over Sunny Gilbert and Suzie Livingston (Amy D.) Apparently standing on the trailer with L.G. all day did nothing to sap her leg strength. The biggest junior field was a solid 19 in the JM 13-14, won by BJC's Kalen Brown over Gunner Johnson and Luke Walter.

You can check out your results of choice here.

Sunday was another great day, although the weather started changing near the end as today's snowstorm was moving in. Numbers were a little bit down on this second day of racing, but still a healthy group. A quick perusal of the results gives some interesting tidbits.

BJC took the top four slots, a podium sweep+, in the SM 3 with Vaughn Veenendaal taking the win over Nolan Stephenson, Nick Boni, and Magnus White. They repeated that in the JM 11-12 with Rowan Cattau taking the win over Zane Copeland, Nathan Riemer, and Connor Beshore.

In the SW Open, Suzie Livingston improved on Saturday's performance, taking the win over Meredith Miller and Mia Aseltine (Avout). For a moment, it looked like Rage had half the field as their entire junior women's group rode the SW Open.

I'd like to again thank James, Jason, Paul, and the whole volunteer crew for not only making COTN happen again but keeping it as the crown jewel of NoCo racing. You guys did an amazing job yet again. They attracted racers from 11 states and one republic this year, including but not limited to CA, MT, ID, UT, TX, MO, IL, WA and Boulder.

 

Race Sponsors

Be sure to give the following sponsors some love and give Deb and Jeff Homan big hugs for sponsoring the Dash for Cash each lap. 

1st City Mortgage Group
OtterBox
proVelo
Trek Bicycle Fort Collins North
Tst Inc Consulting Engineers
Colorado In Motion
The Phoenix Cyclery
Topo Designs

 

Survey

If you raced, please fill this out. 

 http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egq1x0whk2ushlje/a0250uk2w2aff5/greeting

 

Photographers

Please send me any missing photographers so I can have a complete list. I'll continue to update this as they finish their albums. 

Ryan Muncy: https://ryanmuncyphotography.smugmug.com/2019-Cross-of-the-North/

Brent Murphy: https://www.brentmurphyphoto.com/2019-Cyclocross/2019-11-09-Cross-of-the-North-Saturday

Terri Smith: https://sportshutter.smugmug.com/Cyclocross-2019

Paul Kumm: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CrossOfTheNorth/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2591776564241141

 

Results 

Here are the full results for the weekend.

Saturday: https://www.coloradocycling.org/results/cross#year=2019&eventId=2501&resultsetId=sum

Sunday: https://www.coloradocycling.org/results/cross#year=2019&eventId=2502&resultsetId=sum

 

NoCo/SoWyo Results

Please keep in mind that I pulled these via the BRAC results so if you aren't listed, it's probably because they didn't have your city listed for whatever reason. 

Saturday

GROUP PLACE FIRST NAME LAST NAME TEAM
JM 11-12 7 Desmond Mohr Boulder Junior Cycling
JM 11-12 10 Alister Kinneer RSD Racing
JM 13-14 2 Gunner Johnson Unattached
JM 13-14 7 Kannon Johnson Unattached
JM 13-14 17 Ronan Pollock Rage Cycling Team
JM 15-16 4 Kell Hueter Ciclismo Racing
JM 15-16 6 Richard Morris Unattached
JM 15-16 9 Gavin Pollock Rage Cycling Team
JW 15-16 2 Isabel Naschold Unattached
MM 40+ 5 Ryan Hughs NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 12 James Stevens Modern Market and GR Capital Partners
MM 40+ 14 Michael Kolczak NCCP/ Remote Geo-Matador Team
MM 40+ 3 10 Jeremy Johnson Unattached
MM 40+ 3 15 Darrin Johnson Unattached
MM 40+ 3 16 Trent Newcomer TradeWind Energy Cycling Team
MM 40+ 3 18 Christopher Kinneer RSD Racing
MM 40+ 3 23 Mike Hannig Team Rio Grande
MM 40+ 3 28 Paul Tanguay NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 3 31 Joshua Schuler Unattached
MM 40+ 3 --- Paul Bickerton NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 4 1 Felix Naschold Unattached
MM 40+ 4 16 Ryan Korzyniowski NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 4 19 Curtis Heideman Unattached
MM 40+ 4 20 Rick Vanderleek Topo Designs Cycling Club
MM 40+ 4 23 Matthew Chadsey Old School Industries
MM 40+ 4 24 Jason Gugelman NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 4 27 Joseph Manning Shrunken Head Racing
MM 40+ 4 32 Pete Mohr Old School Industries
MM 50+ 5 Mike Boneberger Training Peaks
MM 50+ 14 David Hueter NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 50+ 25 Rodrigo Gil Moreno de Mora Unattached
MM 50+ 35 Jonathan Day Team Rio Grande
MM 50+ 4 2 Eric Buxman Team Rio Grande
MM 50+ 4 8 Andrew Tidrick RSD Racing
MM 50+ 4 9 Brad Wright NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 50+ 4 11 Steven Wens Old School Industries
MM 60+ 11 Eric Houck NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 60+ 13 Peter Mullarkey Spradley Barr Wind Chill Cycling
MM 60+ 17 William Hesiterman NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 60+ 18 Donald Haywood Local Velo
MM 60+ --- Ned Smith NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 60+ --- Peter Strebe NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SM 3 14 William Gavato Unattached
SM 3 17 Tristan Smith Unattached
SM 3 23 Cosmo Catalano Unattached
SM 3 27 Sebastian Sturges SQUARE1 Cycling
SM 4 20 Joey Chavez Unattached
SM 4 21 Josh Speiser 9seventy Racing
SM 5 1 Garrett Meifert Unattached
SM 5 5 Nathan Abbott Unattached
SM 5 6 Bryce Pfuetze Unattached
SM 5 8 Andrew Milewski The Phoenix Cyclery-Orbea
SM 5 12 Mike Murray Unattached
SM 5 14 Kyle Williams 9seventy Racing
SM 5 21 Peter Spurlin NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SM 5 22 Adam Glaser NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SM Open 4 Steven Stefko NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SM Open 6 Benjamin Johnson Unattached
SM Open 13 Josh Whitney EVOL Racing
SM Open 24 Peyton Wilkerson Boulder Junior Cycling
SM Open --- Logan VonBokel Team Rio Grande
SS 4-5 5 Patrick ODonnell Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc
SSM 1 Logan VonBokel Team Rio Grande
SSM 2 Andy Lueck Unattached
SSM 8 Justin Kast Avout Racing
SSM 11 Timothy Fegel NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SSM 18 Daniel Burnett Unattached
SSM 20 Shane Garland NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SSM 22 Taylor Kruse Unattached
SSM 25 John Eisert NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SSM 28 Eric Falldin Unattached
SSM --- Felix Naschold Unattached
SSW 4 Heidi Gurov 9seventy Racing
SW 3 1 Ali Artzberger Black Swift / Cycleton Cycling Team
SW 3 6 JJ Laughon Team Rio Grande
SW 3 11 Celeste Cannon Fort Follies
SW 3 13 Anna Kelso Unattached
SW 3 17 Samantha Welter Unattached
SW 3 --- Heidi Gurov 9seventy Racing
SW 4 2 Kate Schuetze Unattached
SW 4 13 Nicole Swan NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SW 5 4 Kit Melton Unattached
SW 5 5 Tiffany Ankrum Unattached
SW Open 3 Suzie Livingston Amy D. Foundation

 

Sunday

GROUP PLACE FIRST NAME LAST NAME TEAM
JM 11-12 5 Alister Kinneer RSD Racing
JM 11-12 6 Desmond Mohr Boulder Junior Cycling
JM 11-12 9 Oliver Woodward Unattached
JM 13-14 3 Gunner Johnson Unattached
JM 13-14 9 Kannon Johnson Unattached
JM 13-14 14 Ronan Pollock Rage Cycling Team
JM 13-14 16 Pierce Bickerton Unattached
JM 15-16 4 Kell Hueter Ciclismo Racing
JM 15-16 9 Gavin Pollock Rage Cycling Team
JM 15-16 13 Mason Child The Phoenix Cyclery-Orbea
JM 15-16 --- Richard Morris Unattached
JM 9-10 --- Charlie Mohr Boulder Junior Cycling
MM 40+ 4 Ryan Hughs NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 12 Michael Kolczak NCCP/ Remote Geo-Matador Team
MM 40+ 14 Daniel Burnett Unattached
MM 40+ 15 James Stevens Modern Market and GR Capital Partners
MM 40+ 3 4 Darrin Johnson Unattached
MM 40+ 3 11 Mike Hannig Team Rio Grande
MM 40+ 3 12 Christopher Kinneer RSD Racing
MM 40+ 3 15 Joshua Schuler Unattached
MM 40+ 3 17 Paul Tanguay NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 4 8 Rick Vanderleek Topo Designs Cycling Club
MM 40+ 4 9 Curtis Heideman Unattached
MM 40+ 4 13 Ryan Korzyniowski NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 4 15 Jason Gugelman NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 4 16 James Scott NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 40+ 4 18 Joseph Manning Shrunken Head Racing
MM 40+ 4 23 Pete Mohr Old School Industries
MM 50+ 8 Mike Boneberger Training Peaks
MM 50+ 11 David Hueter NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 50+ 28 Rodrigo Gil Moreno de Mora Unattached
MM 50+ 37 Jonathan Day Team Rio Grande
MM 50+ 4 1 Eric Buxman Team Rio Grande
MM 50+ 4 3 Steven Wens Old School Industries
MM 50+ 4 14 Charles Savage Unattached
MM 60+ 11 Ned Smith NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 60+ 13 Eric Houck NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 60+ 16 Peter Mullarkey Spradley Barr Wind Chill Cycling
MM 60+ 17 Donald Haywood Local Velo
MM 60+ 19 Peter Strebe NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
MM 60+ 20 William Hesiterman NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SM 3 10 Peyton Wilkerson Boulder Junior Cycling
SM 3 18 Cosmo Catalano Unattached
SM 4 20 Joey Chavez Unattached
SM 5 5 Gavin Pollock Rage Cycling Team
SM 5 16 Peter Spurlin NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SM 5 17 Mason Child The Phoenix Cyclery-Orbea
SM Open 4 Steven Stefko NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SM Open 9 Tayne Andrade Team Rio Grande
SM Open 13 Benjamin Johnson Unattached
SM Open 14 Garrett Meifert Unattached
SM Open 23 William Gavato Unattached
SM Open --- Logan VonBokel Team Rio Grande
SSM 5 Timothy Fegel NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SSM 13 Shane Garland NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SSM 15 John Eisert NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SSM --- Logan VonBokel Team Rio Grande
SSW 2 Heidi Gurov 9seventy Racing
SW 3 1 Ali Artzberger Black Swift / Cycleton Cycling Team
SW 3 10 Heidi Gurov 9seventy Racing
SW 3 11 Celeste Cannon Fort Follies
SW 4 1 Kate Schuetze Unattached
SW 4 4 Nicole Swan NCCP/ 1st City Cycling Team
SW 4 --- Michelle Mjoen Training Peaks
SW 5 5 Kit Melton Unattached
SW Open 1 Suzie Livingston Amy D. Foundation

 

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Velofix's Trent Newcomer racing COTN 2018. Photo by Ryan Korzyniowski

Cross of the North returns to New Belgium Brewing for two days of cyclocross racing action on November 9th and 10th. Both days will include free kids racing, a full schedule of adult racing announced by Larry Grossman and Meredith Miller. Corndoggies, BuzzThru Coffee, and Matador Mexican Grill will be on hand slinging corndogs, coffee and burritos. New Belgium beer will, of course, be on tap. 

Here are all the handy dandy deets in one place.

Official COTN Information 

#cotn2019 #2019cotn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrossOfTheNorth/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crossofthenorth/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossofthenorth

Website: http://www.crossofthenorth.com/

 

Schedule

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Race Registration

https://www.bikereg.com/2019cotn

Volunteer

We can't put on Cross of the North without an army of volunteers. Visit our volunteer signup page to find a slot that works for you. Volunteering for at least one shift earns you an invitation to our volunteer appreciation party on Friday, November 16, 6-8pm, at the New Belgium Liquid Center. You'll also get an entry to our volunteer raffle where you can win prizes from the sponsors listed below. We'll update the list as more sponsors commit. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aadae2aa5ff2-cross2

Get Gear 

Winter hats, trucker caps and sweatshirts available for purchase at the bottom of the registration page. 

https://www.bikereg.com/2019cotn

Kid's Race

The kids race will take place at 12:05 pm both days on a separate course on top of the lime pile, East of the pit. Sign the waiver at the registration tent.

General Information

DIRECT​IONS

GPS address - //www.google.com/maps/place/New+Belgium+Brewing+Company/@40.5932376,-105.068601,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xfe04966a1f1bff2a!8m2!3d40.5932376!4d-105.068601" target="_blank" style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-size: inherit !important;">New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
​From I-25, take exit 269B Mulberry Street/CO-14 west for 2.9 miles. Turn right on Lemay, go 0.8 miles, then turn left on Buckingham. Proceed 0.6 miles to intersection with Linden. Cross Linden and turn right/follow volunteer instructions to parking.

REGISTRATION 

Race Day registration: $50, closes 45 minutes before race. 2nd race (same day) $15 via pre-reg when registering simultaneously with 1st race, or when registering for 2nd race onsite. Pre-reg refunds considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

NUMBER PICK-UP

We will have number pickup from 6-8pm on Friday in the All-Staff Room at the New Belgium Liquid Center. Come sign your waiver, have a beer, and hang out.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

USAC regulation course of approximately 3km with challenges for every rider: sand pit, run-ups, off-camber, tight turns, and power sections. One two-way pit will be located midway through the course. Course will be open for preview 7-7:45 a.m. and 12:05-12:30 p.m. each day, and when the green flag is displayed per BRAC protocol. Riders inspecting the course who pass any rider still competing may lose their call up position and/or be disqualified.

CALL UPS:

Based on USAC CX Rankings. Report to call-up area 10 minutes before start.

 

AMENITIES 

Food and vendor expo on both days, with New Belgium Brewing beer available. Race announcements by Larry Grossman and Meredith Miller. Scoring by D&L Sound.

 

NOTES 

All USAC rules apply. Entry Fee includes BRAC Rider Surcharge of $1.50 and USA Cycling Insurance Surcharge of $4.00. USAC waiver must be signed by all racers or parent/legal guardian for anyone 18 years of age or younger.

 

Important rules for racers and spectators:

  • Do not bring alcohol. New Belgium is a brewery, their beer is good, and you should buy it. Not to mention the fact that outside alcohol is prohibited by the terms of our event liquor license.

  • Do not park in the Buckingham neighborhood. Do not park on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd streets, on the south side of Buckingham, or any of the cross streets in the Buckingham neighborhood. 

 

USA CYCLING RACE LICENSE REQUIRED 

Annual licenses available online at www.usacycling.org. USAC 1-Day Beginner license: $10, only for Cat 5 men, women, and juniors. Can be purchased online at https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/state_search.php?state=CO, select appropriate event, then click on Purchase One-Day License. Bring receipt to race. Check USAC website for availability and instructions for USAC 1-Day Experienced and Ride/Ride Plus Licenses.

BRAC Annual membership recommended to avoid BRAC 1-Day membership ($5) on race day. (BRAC 1-Day Membership exempt with USAC 1-Day or Out-of-State riders). BRAC annual membership is required to obtain points for BRAC CUP competitions.

 

WEATHER 

Event held rain, snow, or shine.

 

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We're going to have a Snowdown Hoedown at New Belgium tonight. 5:00-6:00pm. One 60 min race (+- 30 min). Firepits, prizes and ICE cold beer. Free for everyone that finishes ahead of or behind Dr. Rodrigo Gil etc, etc, etc, de Mora. No online registration necessary. Please help spread the word. Big thanks to New Belgium Brewing for hosting and to the Ciclismo Youth Foundation for running the series again this year.

Information, results, photos and race flyer will be posted here shortly. 

Races will take place:

11/9/2019 Sat
11/10/2019 Sun

Website: http://www.crossofthenorth.com/

Information from previous years can be found below.

Updated 03/29/2019