This Chicago Cross Cup (CCC) cyclocross season was a success in so many ways for Cycling Republic. Here are just a few of the highlights:
28 – Our team place out of 174 teams in the CCC. This was our best finish ever!
11 – The number of Cycling Republic Race Team members. This was our largest team ever!
David Corey, Art Fessler, Ben Grey, Patrick Jenkins, Able Llamas, Cameron Magsamen, Nolan Magsamen, David Pohlmeier, Chris Rechtsteiner, Brandon Todd, Dave Towner
5 – Category upgrades.
Four people upgraded (or qualified for an upgrade) from Cat 4 to Cat 3: Nolan Magsamen, David Corey, Chris Rechtsteiner, and Dave Towner
One person upgraded from Cat 5 to Cat 4: Ben Grey
3 – Rookie racers. Welcome to the crazy world of CX Abel Llamas, Cameron Magsamen, and David Pohlmeier
3 – Top 10 series places. David Corey: 4th in Cat 4, Dave Towner: 8th in Cat 4, Dave Towner: 5th in Cat 4/5.
3 – Podiums! Nolan Magsamen (1st in Cat 4), David Corey (3rd in Cat 4), and Dave Towner (3rd in Cat 4/5).
1 – First place finish! Nolan Magsamen in the Cat 4 race at Campton Cross. This is the team’s first win ever in the CCC! (This is worthy of being listed for a second time.)
And even though it is not in numerical order, the best for last…
Countless – The number of fans who came out to cheer us on at various races this season. Special shoutout here to Joy Towner for being the best lap/place counter in the land.
Special thanks to Spin Doctor Cyclewerks for combining tents, setting our tent up each week, sharing the day with us, and being an all-around great partner.
Special thanks also to the Stay Rad Adventure Team for taking advantage of the combined tents. Seriously though, we are happy to hang out each week with your team.
Congratulations to everyone for making it a great 2017 racing season. It was fun riding, racing, spectating, and just hanging out with you all each week.