Nebraska State CX Championship Weekend a Two-Day Showdown

Published On November 6, 2013 | By Newsline | Cyclocross

Star City CX/Sheclismo and Greenstreet Velo Bringing Two Courses, Aggregate Scoring to Award State’s Top Racers

Cyclocross racers from across the state and region will toe the line in Lincoln and Omaha this weekend in a new twist on State Championships — two days of racing on two completely different courses, forcing racers to prove they have what it takes to be a state champion.

On Saturday, racers will battle it out at Pioneers Park in Lincoln, with a classic state championship course designed by Craig Schmidt. Featuring challenging power climbs, straightaways, and the ever-popular Hooligan Hill, the course is sure to please spectators and challenge racers.

Racing starts at 10:30 with Junior categories, who will be racing for an annual license for 2014 sponsored by KeneXsus. Unique to the Lincoln race is a Madison Race — a two-person relay race organizers are calling “Cross Prom.” “Cross-category teams are encouraged,” says promoter Elisabeth Reinkordt, “and it’s a great way to give cyclocross a try…and if you like it, sign up for another race!” Singlespeed and category races will follow. Also of note: aspiring riders as young as 2 are encouraged to try a modified course in free Kid’s races, to be held at 11:15 AM.

After racers wear themselves out Saturday, they better get some rest before taking to an all-new course at Cunningham Lake in Omaha Sunday. Day Two, sponsored by Greenstreet Velo of Omaha, will include the same Singlespeed and category races as Saturday.

Racers contending for state championship medals will be scored on the basis of their finishing place across both days of racing. In the event of ties, aggregate race time will be used as a tiebreaker.

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