Written by: Admin
The Lincoln Cyclocross Weekend (November 20-21) closed out the 2010 season for Powerade/IF racers. Both days were at Pioneer's Park on the western edge of Lincoln.
The bottom of the course was flat and bumpy as usual but it's the Hooligan's Hill area that raises the bar to a higher realm of pain. Besides the run-up, the entire hillside is challenging. You're going up, down and around on steep, strength-sapping terrain pockmarked with wheel grabbing, mini bomb craters. Then there's trying to choose the perfect line through the potting soil to navigate two clumps of trees that will hang you up if you don't. It was quite a bit colder than forecast too with temps in the low 30's on Saturday.
Mark Lavin was outsprinted at the line to finish 2nd in the 3/4 race. Brent Linn was 22nd and Bob Greigg DNF.
Jeff Kluck battled Steve Tilford and his Kansas commrades plus Mark Savery and Euro roadie Aaron Poole to finish 6th in the Cat 1,2,3 race.
Only Mark and Jeff stayed to compete the second day which was the Nebraska championship race. Mark again had another podium finish by coming in 3rd in the 3/4 race.
With the Kansas crew gone, Jeff dueled with Mark Savery and his homeboys to come away with 2nd place in the 1/2's race. Jeff was the overall winner of the Nebraska CX Series.
You can read Savery's race recap here