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Star Crossed – nightime cyclo-cross opens North American Cyclocross Trophy

By:
Bjorn Haake
Published:
August 19, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:46 BST
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Latest Cycling News, August 19, 2008

The nation's first twilight cyclo-cross race is returning on September 20th to King County's...

The nation's first twilight cyclo-cross race is returning on September 20th to King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington. Star Crossed kicks off the US 'cross season for the seventh consecutive year under the bright lights of the Group Health Velodrome. This year Star Crossed will be the first UCI level race in the US and the first race in the new North American Cyclocross Trophy (NACT) that spans the entire United States. Inclusion in the tour and the already proven formula of great racing, spectator friendly course, beer garden and music should add up to another successful and record breaking year for this event.

Already confirmed for Star Crossed is Olympic competitor Adam Craig, who will race on August 23rd in the men's cross country mountain bike event. Also confirmed to attend is current National Cyclocross National Champion Tim Johnson, former National Champion Ryan Trebon and his dangerous team-mate Barry Wicks. In the women's category there will be several big hitters from around the nation like Wendy Simms who won Star Crossed last year and placed sixth overall at the 2007 World Championships. local series contender Kristi Berg will also join the action.

Other races of the series include the Rad Racing GP, the Gran Prix of Gloucester, the Boulder Cup and the Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup. All eight races are UCI sanctioned.

(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer and Monika Prell.)

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