Boulder Cup Cyclo-cross announced

Organizers of the "Boulder Cup" Cyclocross race, announced that the 2006 edition of the event will be held Sunday November 5 at Boulder's Harlow Platts Park located behind Fairview High School in South Boulder.

The Boulder Cup will be the 4th stop on the schedule of the 2006 Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross, the premier cyclocross series in the United States incorporating races from across the country. The six race fall classic will attract the best racers from across North America who compete for the series overall championship and an automatic USA Cycling world championship berth.

Boulder Cup promoter Chris Gealish says that "Boulder and Colorado are a hot bed of Cyclocross racing in the US and we made the commitment to organize a high quality race in a venue that represents the best of Boulder." Boulder elite level racers will be well represented among both the men and women's fields.

Besides the racing action, other activities for race day include an Expo Area featuring product demonstrations, food and beverage vendors and the Boulder Beer Garden featuring samples of their Cyclocross Ale specially brewed for the racing season. Expect to see the most ardent fans ringing cowbells and blowing horns while decked out in crazy costumes; it's all part of the "Euro-cross" tradition that has been adopted by fans in the US.

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