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News: Cyclocross Network Racing with great season start!

The Cyclocross Network Racing team has gotten off to a great start this year. Their first race was the Alma GP of Cyclocross in Alma Michigan.

The Alma GP (formerly the Ithaca GP) typically kicks off the Sanctioned Michigan Cyclocross Racing season for the Tailwind series. The Cyclocross Network Racing team showed up in force for the Elite race putting four riders on the starting line and taking the top three spots on the podium.

Adam York got his cyclocross season off to a great start by winning the Elite race with Jeff Weinert taking second and Tom Burke taking third.

Meanwhile 13 year old Alex Morton raced up an age group and mixed it up with the Cat 3, 19-34 year olds and finished 5th! Look for more things to come from this kid!

The team then traveled down to the Ohio Valley CX opener in Indianapolis Indiana, bigger fields and tougher competition were to come. Racing with the team for the first time this season was one of the newest members Drew Dillman. Coming off a 2nd place at Cross Country mountain bike Nationals this summer; Drew was anxious to get his cyclocross season rolling.

IMG952349To start off the day for the team Alex Morton again raced up an age group with the 15-18 year olds and this time was able to take the top podium spot. Racing in a group that also included some masters racers Alex finished top ten in the wave and was the top 15-18 racer by a comfortable margin.

Next up for the team was the Masters race where Tom Burke continued the winning ways by taking the top spot on the podium.

Then the team lined up three riders for the elite race Adam York, Drew Dillman and Bryan Underwood. Starting near the back of the field because of points reasons, Drew Dillman quickly moved up through the field and was able to join team mate Adam York in the lead group that included young Prochain Cycling rider, and Junior National Champion,16 year old Spencer Petrov.

Drew then attacked and gapped the lead group to build a 25 second lead. With team mate Adam in the chasing group Drew was free to put the power down and try to extend his lead while Adam covered any attacks that might come.

In the second to last lap bad luck struck as Drew went down and dropped his chain. This allowed the chasing group (containing Adam) to catch him as he got his chain back on and joined them.

Now it was York’s turn to attack the group and he did. Building a 10 second gap and then extending that further on the stairs.

York then held on to take the win while Drew still had enough in the tank to win the field sprint for second. Spencer Petrov rounded out the podium for third. Cyclocross Network rider Bryan Underwood got a puncture from a roofing nail that had managed to find it’s way onto the course causing him to have to run a large section.


Next up for the team is the Trek CXC race in Wisconsin.

Thank you to our sponsors Trek, Challenge Tires, Velocity Wheels, Cat’s Tongue Towels, and Go Forever Energy Bars