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CrossVegas adds industry events

By:
John Trevorrow
Published:
July 21, 2008, 23:00,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 20:41
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, July 22, 2008

Promoters of the Las Vegas cyclo-cross race, 'CrossVegas' have added an industry insider's event to...

Promoters of the Las Vegas cyclo-cross race, 'CrossVegas' have added an industry insider's event to the September 24th race which coincides with the trade show Interbike.

The 30-minute "Wheelers and Dealers Race" will kick off the event, with elite men and women racing later in the evening. Awards will be given for the Top Male, Top Female, Media, Manufacturer, Retailer, and Distributor.

"We've laid out full details of the Wheelers and Dealers race on the site so the floodgates will probably open when Online Registration begins on August 1st." said CrossVegas partner Brook Watts.

CrossVegas will take place for the second year in a row under the lights at Desert Breeze Soccer Complex, a short distance from the Vegas Strip and Interbike. In 2007 Canadian Lyne Bessette won the women's event while then U.S. national champion, Ryan Trebon, took the men's title in front of thousands of spectators.

Watts added that some European manufacturers are talking about bringing sponsored athletes over. "Euro riders are talking about making it part of their 2008 schedule, so I hope we have news to share in the next few weeks. It certainly makes sense for sponsors to take advantage of their riders to showcase your product in front of U.S. retailers and the world's largest cross market."

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