Tim Johnson returns to 'cross at Star Crossed

Tim Johnson, the 2000 US National Cyclocross Champion, will make his return to cyclocross after a two year absence at the Clif Bar/FSA Star Crossed Cyclocross in Redmond, WA, USA on October 1, 2005. Johnson has spent the last three years focused on road racing, including a stint in Europe with Saunier Duval-Prodir in 2004.

Accompanying Johnson at the race will be his wife, Lyne Bessette, an accomplished road and cyclocross racer. The Quebec native will renew her rivalry with Anne Knapp of Seattle, WA at the event. Knapp and Bessette have been the top two female riders in the North American cyclocross since the late '90's.

Star Crossed festivities will feature the Toña Cerveza Beer Garden, free spectator raffles from Chef'n, Osprey, MSR, and Giant Bicycles, including a TCX cyclocross frame as well as a Simple Single Cruiser, the Sliderule ride-over bridge, and global cooling by Clif Bar. All categories of racing will be catered for, with the top riders attacking the challenging course at twilight to the accompaniment of a live DJ and professional announcer. Zoka Roastery will offer food and espresso throughout the event.

Races for beginner and intermediate riders start the day at 3:15 pm with the Elite Men's race at 8:00 pm, October 1 at the Group Health Velodrome in King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA.

More information: www.starcrossedcx.com

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