The Wisconsin Cycling Association has added some thrilling events to its 12-race 2010 Planet Bike Cyclocross Season. Now in its 15th season, more fun and daring events are introduced within the cyclocross. Come September, the Wisconsin series offers the 2010 Planet Bike Cup, a UCI and USGP races in Sun Prairie.
Planet Bike Cup brings a lot of attraction in the national scene bring in spectators, fans and local tourists in the area. Perking up the races should benefit all. “We have a long tradition of quality cyclocross races in Wisconsin,” according to Jerry Pearce, cyclocross organizer of the WCA Cyclocross Committee. “And with the national attention the Planet Bike Cup brings to the area, we wanted to tweak the races…” he said.
Pearce adds that the three new races promises a variety of fun and challenge to all who will be joining in the events.
The high points of the new series:
Change the Masters categories to 35/45/55 plus;
Separate series scoring and prizes for Category 2 racers;
Separate series scoring for 35/45/55 plus Category 4 racers;
Separate series scoring for Cat. 1-4 men and women, as well as Juniors 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18;
Promote more consistent /quality cyclocross courses in Wisconsin;
The top three series finishers will receive trophies and the winner a WCA jersey;
Each race will call up the top 10 racers in the series competition for the front rows;
The races will be a consistent cost: $15 for Juniors, $25 for Men and Women Cat. 3 and 4 as well as Masters, and $30 for Pro 1, 2 racers.
To discourage sandbagging, and encourage a more level competition in all categories, cash prizes at individual races will NOT be offered for Cat. 3 and 4 Men’s and Women’s races. That way the Category 4 race should be a beginners race and Cat. 3 for more experienced, skilled racers.
And to further discourage sandbagging, the USA Cycling representative will automatically upgrade riders throughout the season.
2010 WCA Cyclocross Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 26-27: USGP Sun Prairie
Saturday, Oct. 2 Cross at the Domes of Mitchell Park (my wife inc)
Sunday, Oct. 3 Lapham Peak (Lake Country Endurance)
Saturday, Oct. 9 Grafton Pumpkincross (BVC Nomad)
Saturday, Oct. 16 Badger Prairie (5-9s)
Sunday, Oct. 17 Cam Rock
Saturday, Oct. 23 Kletzsch Park (Pegasus)
Sunday, Oct. 24 Whitewater (UW-Whitewater)
Saturday, Oct. 30 Halloween Cross (Velo Trocadero)
Saturday, Nov. 6 Estabrook (Hampshire Cycle Club)
Sunday, Nov. 7 Team Magnus Madison Cross Race Warner Park (Magnus)
Saturday, Nov. 13 Sun Prairie (Brazen Dropouts)
Sunday, Nov. 21 State Cyclocross Championships: Hales Corners (Hampshire Cycle Club)