You’d be hard pressed to find more laughs on a cold winter night than the Dirty Deeds Cyclocross prologue on Friday. Maybe it’s just cyclists, or the commentary and cowbells. Or perhaps the occasional beer.
Either way, Brunswick velodrome saw a huge crowd as over 140 riders mashed the infield for two hours, resplendent with the awesome Spiral of Death.
The DDCX Spiral of Death, courtesy baudman.
Each class raced two heats of two laps each – the second a handicap in reverse finishing order.
Slick organisation made for non-stop racing – kids, open men, the first DDCX all-women’s race and three grades of men’s cx. Rinse and repeat.
The biggest cheers were for the tiny future star in the pink cape, a finish-line stack, last in each race and World Cup competitor Lewis Rattray, who paid for his winning margin in heat one with a full-lap handicap second time around. An evil twist but funny.
The Garmin shows a mere 5km for the night, but cx should have its own suffer score I think. Thanks to the Pit Chick and helpers!
The prologue proved another triumph for the DDCX team and Brunswick Cycling Club. Roll on Round 1 in July. For the race report head to DDCX hq.