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UtCX Race 1:  Draper Equestrian Center, Saturday September 28

There was frost on the grass in Utah County as racers drove through the 32 degree morning chill toward Draper. Temperatures were 12 degrees higher at Corner Canyon as a mob of cyclocross racers registered for the first UtCX event of 2013. By race time for the first wave at 9:30, temperatures were reaching the upper 40s in brilliant sunshine. It was a great day for cross.

Photo: Tail end of the first group, as 14 Masters 55-plus riders sprint away from the start line.

From the pavement, the course ran down to the horse arena where riders fishtailed through deep sand. A barrier made the path uphill a run-up back to the parking area. From there, riders zipped around the pavement to drop off the hill on singletrack, then climb back up steeply on pavement. After following singletrack west, the course dropped back east into the oak brush, then ran north of the pond. Westbound to the railroad tracks! Now back uphill along the ridge singletrack (and gazillions of goathead thorns), interrupted by a two-barrier detour.

Photo: A few of the UMB first-wave riders after their race.

Results for the cyclocross team:
Thanks to Sally Reynders for these photos. [ More Photos... ]


Dallin Hatch Men C DNF Trevor Brasfield Men C 24th Christian Burrell Men 35C 18th
Joe Benson Men 35C 19th Adam Reynders Men 35C 25th Jeff Kingsford Men 55+ 2nd
Clyve Cousins Men55+ 9th Bruce Argyle Men 55+ 11th Rick Morris Men 55+ 13th
John Twitchell Clydesdale 1st Ben Allen Men B 5th Mike Engberson Men 35B 10th
Jason Sparks Men 45+ 6th Colleen Tvorik Women Singlespeed 2nd Rebecca Sparks Jr Women 11-14 4th

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[ Fort Buenaventura, Oct 5 ]

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Meghan Sheridan Women A DNF