It’s that time of year again, the serious-bike-retail-show-fans-seeking-autographs-free-schwag-contract-negociation-party-free-schwag-drinking-what-the-heck-lets-add-two-races-all-in-Vegas event known as Interbike. Love it or hate it, it’s the place to be at the end of the road season in the bike business in North America.
And to make it even more interesting, two races will be held under the stars: Cross Vegas and the finale of the USA Crits Series.
CrossVegas on Wednesday, starting with the Wheelers and Dealers at 6:30pm, followed by the Elite Women race and culminating in the Elite Men race at 9pm (and importantly the beer garden opens at 6pm). Interesting lineup which includes Cross National Champ Tim Johnson, Thomas Frischknech, Andy Jacques-Maynes, Chris Jones, Jonathan Page, starcrossed winner Jeremy Powers, Wells bros Todd & Troy, the twin towers of Barry Wicks and Ryan Trebon, and a rumored Lance Armstrong … and lots more. The women include starcrossed winner Sue Butler, Katie Compton, Georgia Gould, Laura Van Gilder and more.
On Thursday evening, is the final of the USA Crits Series, yep a 1km parking lot at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas. The Pro/1/2 Women start at 7:20pm and the Pro/1 Men at 9:15pm (bummer no beer garden on the schedule). No start list yet. Of note, the races will be streamed live at UniversalSports.com
Finally, the current schedule of all happenings can be seen here
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