This weekend will be the NC Gran Prix UCI - C2 races on Saturday and Sunday. Perusing the list of pre-registered elite men online has revealed the potential for a very exciting and competitive race amongst the big boys! The lowdown on the weekend's players thus far:
Jonathon Baker-(Vitamin Cottage) when not ripping the legs off of competitors in Colorado, he likes to do little things like top 10 at this year's 'Cross Vegas and race select World Cups in Belgium and the Netherlands in preparation for his run at this year's Elite Cyclocross World Championships.
Russell Stevenson (Redline Bicycles) - 2008 Washington Elite Champion
Jake Wells (Mafiaracing.com/Pabst) - this guy is crushing everyone in sight and likes the cold and nasty! Check out the pics!
Bart Gillespie (MonavieCannondale) - Bart is on the way to his 6th consecutive Utah Cyclocross Series Championship and looks to be able to bunnyhop barriers like nobody's business!
Phil Gaimon (Fiordifrutta) - The guy won this year's Mt. Washington Hillclimb, need I say more?
Meanwhile, my hope for a top 20 finish in the 2/3 race looks pretty good given that only 18 riders are preregistered at this time. If it stays like this, I'm liking my odds at that top 20....