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What? Cyclo-cross already?

Due to the growth of cyclo-cross in the United States in recent years, it was only a matter of time before the sport began to expand formats and its place on the calendar. The Carbondale Cyclo-cross Classic is a two-day, three-stage omnium set in Evergreen Park in Carbondale, IL. Set along a lake, the race to be haled from July 8-9 includes a short track race at dusk on Saturday night, a time trial on Sunday morning, and a full Cylo-cross race on Sunday afternoon.

"We look forward to seeing this event grow in future years," said race director Mike Pease. "I've already had interest from riders on both coasts of the U.S., not bad for a first year event."

The Web site for the Classic is: www.smartendurance.com/cross.htm.

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