Reigning national cyclocross champs Lisa Jacobs and Allan Iacuone lead the 2014 series after Melbourne’s opening rounds on 21-22 June.
Round one featured the Victorian championships at Cranwell Park, but the weekend wrapped up with the usual noise and laughs at Darebin Parklands on Sunday, hosted by Dirty Deeds CX.
Sunday’s course had little mud but plenty of slippery grass, climbing and big fields with over 320 riders.
All the CX promoters have done a great job with events in just a few years, but Dirty Deeds earns extra kudos for growing its juniors events. An amazing 60 kids raced three events on Sunday – boys, girls and balance bikes – taking ‘fun on bikes’ way beyond hard core sport.
Riders always don their Sunday best for Dirty Deeds so we saw the new women’s Fondo kit, the usual offerings from Attaquer, the muscles skinsuit made famous by Cipo and various sponsor kits. Focus skinsuits everywhere!
Check out the calendar for the rest of the NCXS rounds.
Thanks to riders for the entertainment (especially the interstaters), organisers and crowd for bringing the noise and fun.
Photos are from round 2, starting with elite women (who knew cx racing was so popular as injury rehab?):