The two-day U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross scheduled for this weekend (yes, the same big crazy two-day event as last year) could sport an all-Bend podium.
As was evidenced by this weekend's races in L.A., Bend's pro 'cross racers are in fine form. On Saturday four Bendites finished inside the top 10 of the national level race: Ryan Trebon (2nd); Chris Jones (7th); Adam Craig (8th); Chris Sheppard (9th). Sunday was similar as a Trebon, Jones and Craig all repeated their top-10 performances. Bend's Brennan Wodtli finished inside the top 20 on both days and Barry Wicks took 17th on Saturday.
In the pro women's races, Bend's Serena Bishop Gordon finished 12th on Saturday and 10th on Sunday.
Absent from the races was Alex Candelario, who, like Jones, is another recent Bend transplant who's posted impressive results this 'cross season. Carl Decker was also not in attendance.
But, the most hilarious news of the weekend came from the annual Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC), staged in conjunction with the CXLA races.
- Wil Matthews
- Bend vs. Bend at the SSCXWC in L.A.