Monday, October 10, 2016

Want to see us? Here's the Schedule

CLIF BAR Development Cyclocross Team 2016/2017 Season Schedule:

We consider this to be the beginning of the our cyclocross season. We have all gotten the chance to test our equipment and legs at some practice races. Now it's time for the big show! Curious what races we will be targeting this season? Check out the breakdown below. In the area for one of these races? Stop by the CLIF tent and mention our blog for a free CLIF BAR sample!

US Open of Cyclocross - 10/15/16:
Our race schedule kicks off this upcoming weekend with the US Open in Boulder, Colorado. This is one of our favorite races out of the CX schedule because it is a wicked fast course around valmont bike park. For most of our riders this the home course. A location that many of our riders frequently use as training grounds, all of our riders are familiar with this venue.
Recommended Challenge Tires: Chicane rear, Baby Limus front

Collegiate MTB nationals - 10/22/16
After the US Open, two of our riders will be headed to Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia to compete in the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. Liam Earl will be helping his Colorado Mesa University fight to win the division 1 omnium title. Garrett will be helping CU Boulder find a top spot in the division 2 omnium competition.

Pan American Championships - 10/29/16
Next on the CX schedule is a trip to the Cincinnati for the Pan American Championships. Perhaps the fastest races in North America, highly valuable UCI points will be be up for grabs for both juniors and U23 riders. Challenging courses and talented riders makes for some of the best cx racing in America. The guys love this course and are ready to throw elbows with the best.
Recommended Challenge Tires: Baby Limus front and rear

Louisville Derby City Cup - 11/5/16
After Cincy some of our racers will be heading to Louisville, KY to compete in this classic American Cyclocross race. With a fast, flat, and technical course, racing will be extra exciting for spectators. This former world championship course is sure to produce some spectacular crashes!
Recommended Challenge Tires: Fango front and rear

CXLA - 11/19/16
Our fourth major cyclocross even will be CXLA in California. The U23 riders especially like this race as it is one of the few UCI races that provides a U23 specific category. Gives the guys an ample opportunity to rack up some UCI points and a better ranking for nationals, as well as the european races. This race is crucial to being selected for World Cup races in Europe, as well a front row start at nationals. Having good fitness a CXLA gives you a good idea of how you’re going to stack up in the races to come.
Recommended Challenge Tires: Baby Limus front and rear

Nationals - 1/7/17
Last but certainly not least we will be traveling Hartford, CT for the US Cyclocross National Championships. From single speed to elite men, everyone of our riders will be fighting for the stars and stripes jersey in their respective disciplines. We will be fielding riders in every age group; 17-18, U23, and pro. Some of our riders will also be competing in the Collegiate National Championships as well in both division 1 and division 2. Recommended Challenge Tires: Undecided

See you at the races! - CLIF BAR Team

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