Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester

Essex County Velo is proud to present the Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester, two days of world...

Essex County Velo is proud to present the Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester, two days of world class cyclocross racing at Gloucester's Stage Fort Park on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2005.

Both Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester Races are part of the Crank Brothers US Gran Prix of Cyclocross.

Essex County Velo (ECV) will host two days of world class bicycle racing at Gloucester's Stage Fort Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30. This race course was voted one of the top venues for challenge, dramatic waterfront location and event organization.

Part of the national series that will attract racers from across North America (and even some from Europe), these short intense races punctuated by slipping, sliding, jumping, even hill running while carrying the bike making them fan favourites. The fans celebrate with cowbells, horns and costumes making this a real Halloween celebration. This year, races for local kids, sponsored by Essex County Velo.

Former National Champion Tim Johnson of Middleton, fresh from a pro roadracing career in Europe and the US, is scheduled to return cyclocross, an event he used to dominate. "I can't wait to get back in front of the home crowd on what I consider to be one of my favourite races".

Other prominent Bay State racers include six-time National Cyclocross Champion Jesse Anthony. European racers will include Belgian Sten Raeymakers, who rides for Spaar Select, one of the top teams in European cyclocross.

Race Director Paul Boudreau of Salem says..."Our club members do a tremendous amount of work to make these races a success. Somehow, many of them still have the energy to race during the weekend!"

Visit www.gpgloucester.com for complete information.

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