Sunday, September 21, 2008

Starcrossed!

Well, the domestic 'Cross season is underway (even though buddy Colin Reuter finished 2nd at the Amesbury race last weekend—apologies, Colin, and congratulations). Jeremy Powers continues to show he's the class of American 'Cross, although the race reports from StarX sound as if the race was a race of attrition. See Cyclingnews' report here and Velonews' report here.

Unfortunately, Ryan Trebon came across some BOPer who took him out during the sprint to the line. I've seen this happen before, when Jamie Belchak, a good but usually lapped rider in UCI A-races, took out Jesse Anthony close to the end of last year's Grand Prix of Gloucester. Hey, Cat 2 'cross guys and girls, please, please get out of the way when racers better than us come up towards the front at the end of races? Their first place is way more important than your 50th place. This deja vu probably had special significance for Trebon, who got sidelined for months after last year's 'Cross Nats in KC. Have a care, o.k.? These guys are racing for their dinner; we're just having a good weekend.