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Boulder Cup Cyclo-cross moves venues

Racers on the start line at a cyclo-cross race in Boulder in 2008.

Racers on the start line at a cyclo-cross race in Boulder in 2008. (Image credit: Jon Devich/Cyclingnews.com/epicimages.us)

Organizers of the Boulder Cup cyclo-cross changed the race's location for this weekend's race. The Boulder Reservoir replaces the Harlow Platts Park location for Sunday, November 1, thanks to an early winter storm.

The Front Range of Colorado was blanketed with heavy, wet snow on Tuesday night and Wednesday which forced the City of Boulder and organizers to move venues in an effort to avoid damage to the turf at Harlow Platts.

Race director Chris Grealish described the move as the best alternative given the fragility of the turf at Harlow Platts. "The racers love Harlow Platts because of the challenging nature of the grassy terrain but we have an agreement with the City of Boulder to make a move if conditions there risk long-term damage to the park."

The schedule of events for the event remains unchanged with racing takes place all day beginning with local amateurs at 8:00 am. The professional men and women will race during the afternoon beginning at 2:30 pm with the elite women followed by the elite men at 3:20 pm.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.crosspartners.net.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.