Hot and humid weather, which is very typical for this time of year, greeted the 140 riders on race morning as they attempted to be earn a State Championship and qualify for Nationals. The approaching storm clouds did little to reduce the temps and the only savior was to find shade. Luckily the 6 mile course had plenty of shade and offered some "fast and flowy" trails to keep the heat in check.
Midwest Cycling's Ryan Feagan escaped the flooding Mighty MO and made the trip from Iowa pay off with by taking the overall win on the day completing 4 laps in 1:38. Cow Town Cycling's Damian Almanza took the crown of "Fastest Kansas Man" and became the Kansas State MTB Champion with a time of 1:42. Brendan Jenk's rounded out the overall podium with a 3rd in 1:44.
Roxanne Feagan kept it a family affair by winning the overall title on the women's side completing 4 laps in 1:50. Ethos's racing Kay Lehman continued her strong season taking 2nd overall in 2:02.
Results are up - 2011 Crocodile Rock/Kansas State MTB Championship Results
Cow Town spotlight:
Congratulations to our new Kansas State Mountain Bike champions:
- Damian Almanza - Cat 1 40 - 49 Men
- Tim Greene - Men's Marathon