The countdown is on leading toward the USA Cyclocross National Championships, in Bend- Oregon.
20 Days Now & Counting Down....
The NCNCA region athletes will play a huge role in many of the championship races, this is guaranteed!
For some local riders the entire season is based around success at the USA National Championships.
2009 was the year of the Nor-Cal Masters Women racers at Nationals.
Northern California Women owned Bend Oregon in 2009, and put on a performance for the ages. Local racing creates infighting on course that raises the level of fitness and form for all. We are all hoping for more success from the Masters Women Cross racers from Nor-Cal come
Masters Men racing at Nationals over the years has delivered the most constant success of any group in the NCNCA region. Year after year the Masters Men have climbed up on to the podium at Cyclocross Nationals in one age group or another.
2010 will undoubtedly again see extremely high finishes from the Nor-Cal Masters aged Men Cross racers at Nationals. Each week Nor-Cal's best Masters racers hit the course and force themselves to reach the highest level possible for success.
Cross is King in Nor-Cal, and the Masters Men & Women Cyclocross warriors will head toward Bend with a point to prove, and form on their side in quest for the coveted Gold Medal and Stars & Stripes winners jersey.
The NCNCA's best hope for a medal in the Junior division could come from Bjorn Fox(Clif Bar Developmental Cycles) or Tobin Ortenblad(Joe Nehls Coaching). Fox has been riding at a very high level this entire Cyclocross season, and Ortenblad is just now coming into from following injury.
Masters racers & Junior racers have always shined brightest for the NCNCA at the USA Cross Nationals. I am positive 2010 will be more of the same. Good luck to all the riders in their preparations for Nationals coming a mere 20 days from today.