Leavenworth, KS - November 11, 2008 - The Cow Town Cycling Team is proud to present the 2008 Kansas State Cyclocross Championships. This years De Stad Cross Cup doubles as the the state championships on the historic campus of University of Saint Mary. A championship course has been designed using much of the natural 240 acres that the campus offers. "This is by far the sweetest course in the mid-west with sections of cobbles, natural run-ups, challenging sand, a beautiful tree lined hillside and the "mound of mercy", says the Cross Guru. Spectators and racers will both enjoy the course as it offers plenty of opportunities to view the action.
Kansas State Championships and De Stad Cyclocross Van Kansas series titles will be decided on Sunday. HRRC/Trek Stores Shadd Smith, lasts years De Sstad series champion, currently sits in 1st place with KCCX's Bill Marshall (National CX promoter) not far behind in 2nd. Past 24 hour National MTB Champion Cameron Chambers, winner of round #4, is in 3rd place and is always a threat to win. Mark Studnicki has been in the mix all season and presides in 4th. Last weekends Veterans Cross winner Success full Living Pro Cycling Team's Brian Jensen has improved with every event and will certainly challenge the other athletes for another win on Sunday. "The best all around cyclocross rider will win on Sunday. You need the complete package to win on this course", says event director Chris Locke.
Racing at the University of Saint Mary campus begins Sunday, November 16th at 10:30 a.m. with the Category 3/4 men going off first. Ladies, don’t forget that KCA is sponsoring the Category 4 women by supplementing your entry, which means you race for only $5. Races continue throughout the day with the Category Men 1/2/3 racing at 1:30 p.m. and the finale at 2:45 with the Juniors, Cat 4 Women, and Masters B. This is a great venue for spectating and you don't want to miss it.
Get your cross bikes ready to roll. There are categories for Men and Women from Pro to beginner with everything in between including the very popular Single Speed class. Visit http://www.kansascitycross.com/ for all the details.