Michigan 'cross heads for a 'showdown in Motown'

With a cast of teams and characters that sounds like it’s straight out of the 1970’s cult film...

With a cast of teams and characters that sounds like it’s straight out of the 1970’s cult film classic, “The Warriors”, the best of the Michigan cyclo-cross scene are set to do battle at the 2006 Kinetic Systems-Michigan cyclo-cross Championships on Sunday, December 3 in Waterford, MI.

Representing the west side of the state will be the 'Black Guard' of the Founders Brewing Team. They’ll be butting heads with the dominant 'blue wave' Cane Creek team. Could Mike Wissink of the Specialized 'Red Brigade' spoil the party? Don’t count out the 'Orange Crush' from Sunrise Sports or the wildcard 'Flying Rhino' Tim Saari, each of whom are poised to grab the win should any of the top riders falter.

Despite a weather forecast calling for temperatures around 30F and a possibility of snow, the racing will be hot, and so will the food. Immediately follow the Elite Men’s race there will be a post-race party with hot soup and chili provided to all racers. Additionally, there will be a drawing for $850 in gift certificates for Cannondale merchandise as well as a set of Sportcrafters rollers.

Racing begins with the C-categories at 10:00am at the Waterford Hills Sports Car Track in suburban Metro Detroit. For complete information visit www.tailwind.net.

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