Longer Course & Call Up Changes for US Cross Nationals

Posted on 03. Sep, 2010 by in news

Like the National Championship course from 2009, the new 2010 race course includes a staircase run-up, two barriers, and challenging technical sections. New for 2010, the championship course is approximately 500 yards longer and includes three straightaways, three off-camber sections, and a ride-over bridge that will also serve as a spectator underpass entrance to the in-field and beer garden. (beer!)

2009 Cross Nationals Course

2009 Cross Nationals Course

2010 Cross Nationals Course

2010 Cross Nationals Course

Map courtesy VisitBend.com. – This map does not reflect the exact contours and details of the race course. This map is intended solely to provide an approximate shape, location and distance of the course

Along with the new course, Visit Bend and the Organizing Committee for the 2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships also unveiled a preliminary schedule for the 5-day event that will take place in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District from December 8 –12, 2010, and a change in the call-ups for the age categories.

Katie Compton (Planet Bike) tackling the stairs

Katie Compton (Planet Bike) tackling the stairs

Call ups. In the previous years, starting position was determined by a set of rules, with National Champion first, then UCI points (for Elite, U23 & 17/18), then top 2 to 8 from the previous year and finally order of registration.

This year, the starting position of each race will be determined by the racer’s time in an individiual cyclocross time trial performed the day prior to race day, after UCI rules are followed. This TT will be performed in NorthWest Crossings just north of Summitt High School.

Preliminary Schedule

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010
    • 9AM – 8PM: Registration and packet pickup in the Old Mill District
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2010
    • 8AM – 4PM: Cyclo-cross time trials in Northwest Crossing to determine starting order for following day races
    • 8AM – 4PM: Non-Championship and Championship cyclo-cross races in the Old Mill District
  • Thursday, December 9, 2010
    • 8AM – 4PM: Cyclo-cross time trials in Northwest Crossing to determine starting order for following day races
    • 8AM – 4PM: Championship cyclo-cross racing in the Old Mill District
    • 6:30PM – 9:00PM: Cross Culture: Art+Bike Love Festival in Northwest Crossing
  • Friday, December 10, 2010
    • 8AM – 4PM: Cyclo-cross time trials in Northwest Crossing to determine starting order for following day races
    • 8AM – 4PM: Championship cyclo-cross racing in the Old Mill District
    • 5:00PM – 9:00PM: Cross Culture: Art+Bike Love Festival in downtown Bend
    • 7:00PM – 10:30: Special Cross Nats concert at the historic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend (Get info and tickets at www.WebCyclery.com)
  • Saturday, December 11, 2010
    • 8AM – 4PM: Cyclo-cross time trials in Northwest Crossing to determine starting order for the following day races
    • 8AM – 4PM: Championship cyclo-cross racing in the Old Mill District
    • 5:00PM – 9:00PM: Cross Culture: Art+Bike Love Festival in the Old Mill District
    • 7:30PM – 9:00PM: Special Cycling Film at the historic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend (Get info and tickets at www.WebCyclery.com)
    • 9:00PM – late: Cross Nats Blowout Bash in the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse
    • 9:30:PM – Clydesdale Cyclocross Championship of the Universe at the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse
  • Sunday, December 12, 2010
    • 8AM – 4PM: Championship cyclo-cross racing in the Old Mill District

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