Rokke Rocks Star City
Wednesday, Star City CX Series brought us to a new venue for cyclocross. Tanker Hill in the Air Park area of Lincoln. The weather was perfect for a bike race if you like calm breeze and 70s. Couldn’t ask for much better than that.
In the A race, it was a four man battle between Jeremiah Grell (Lincoln Industries), John Rokke (Alegent Health), Matt Tillinghast (Trek Stores) and Noah Marcus (Greenstreet) for the sixty minute race. Grell takes the hole shot with the other three in tow right on the first lap. Luke Sykora and Kevin Wilkins were chasing but no one was able to threaten the foursome.
Grell took to many swings and with a few laps to go fell off. Marcus made the move to the front for a bit. The race came down to the last lap Rokke vs Tillinghast. Rokke took the last swing before the bell and knocked Tillinghast to second place. Marcus takes third, and Grell rolls across for fourth.
Other A Races; Andrew Casburn first in the mens singlespeed, and Elisabeth Reinkordt takes home the top spot for the women singlespeed. The earlier B race Todd Gear was first in the Cat 4/5 and Amy Collison was tops in Cat 4 woman race.
As mention earlier this was the first time for Tanker Hill to be used for a cyclocrss race. The course took up all four corners of Tanker Hill. Make the trek to the top of Tanker Hill and it will provide you a great view of the Lincoln skyline. Okay, great view of Lincoln.
The second time for a cross race will be November 9th. Next Nebraska cyclocross race is this weekend October 12th and 13th at the annual Omaha Cyclocross Weekend races at Swanson Park in Bellevue Nebraska. This race is noted for the sand section that will take its toll on those legs.