US national champions Ryan Trebon (Kona-YourKey) and Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) will be among the main protagonists at the second annual Boulder Cup weekend from November 3-4 in Boulder, Colorado, with both riders returning from early season trips to the European 'cross circuit. The 2007 edition has been extended to include an additional day of racing after the resounding success of last year when thousands of spectators converged on Boulder to see the best US riders first hand.
With Saturday's C2-ranked Redline Cup at the Boulder Reservoir followed by the weekend's highlight, the category 1 Boulder Cup at Harlow Platts Park on Sunday, valuable UCI points are at stake.
Other top contenders in the men's field include 1999 US champion Tim Johnson (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com), 2006 Boulder Cup winner Barry Wicks (Kona-YourKey) and Predictor-Lotto road professional Chris Horner. The women's event will feature Georgia Gould (Luna Chicks), US national under 23 champion Amy Dombrowski (Velo Bella) and local rider Melissa Thomas (Team Maxxis) all trying to challenge Compton after her impressive second place at the opening UCI World Cup in Kalmthout.
Saturday's elite race kicks of at 1.25pm for women, followed by the men's event at 2.15pm. On Sunday the elite women start at 1.30pm, followed by the elite men at 2.30pm. For more information on both events visit: www.dbcevents.com