Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cyclocross Worlds - Lars Boom

Awesome race, plenty of action the whole way. Lars did the 9 laps of the 3.2km course in 1:05. That comes out to just over 27kph or about 18mph. With the top 25 riders coming finishing within 1 minute and something like 79 riders on the lead lap, don't you think the course lacked sufficient technical sections to thin things out. Several riders were riding the one steep hill and those that weren't looked like they could have but were stuck in traffic or could run it faster. 2 guys with shovels and about 30 minutes would have made that hill more interesting. The majority of the course looked super smooth and fast (those guys tend to make it look like that even if it isn't). A stategically-placed water truck could have slowed things down or at least forced riders out of the big ring.