Registration opens (9/15) for USA 'cross championships
Cyclo-cross season might be just beginning, but US racers are being encouraged to pre-register for the USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships early to ensure the best staging position. The race takes place in Kansas City's Wyandotte County Park from December 13-16, and athletes will be staged based on their order of registration, with the exception of those who qualify for seeding position (2006 winners, former national champions, UCI point rankings in elite categories, etc.).
The online registration opens on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 12:01 a.m. CDT, and can be accessed via the race's website, www.kccrossnationals.com. The event's official website already contains the complete race schedule, course and venue information, travel and lodging information and the opportunity to purchase official apparel.
starting position based on order of registration? ... we really need a qualifying procedure. Why not have 60 rider heats during the week? Top 20 advance - finals seeded on heat results?
oh, wait ... this year it's in KC ... field will be 12.