Gloucester Day 2 - 2009

Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) entering the sand pit after winning the mudbath that was day 1. If you haven't seen the video of his crash with Tim Johnson yet, I suggest you go check out cyclingdirt.org

Tim Van Nuffel (Rendementhypo Cycling) leads Dylan McNicholas (CCB), Adam Myerson (Cycle-Smart) and Jesse Anthony (Jamis) in front of a wall of fans.

Andy Jacques Maynes (Bissel) visiting from California. A great interview with Andy can be found over at Podium Insight: part 1 and part 2. I've never met the guy but he's easily one of my favorite riders because:
a. He went to Cal and studied engineering.
b. He worked at Specialized as a product manager (A job I would love to have, Andy can you hook me up?)
c. Lived out of an RV over the fall of 2008, traveling to races up and down the east coast
d. Crashed hard in May 2007, was hospitalized and still came back to win Masters 30-34 nationals six months later.
e. He's from California

Jesse Anthony (Team Jamis). I don't particularly like this image but I love how one of the bib panels has an upside down logo.

A view of the pit

Joachim Parbo (CCV Leopard Cycles) over the barriers. He's the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Danish national cyclocross champion. You can check out a profile of his Leopard over a the old cyclingnews.com

Stu Thorne, the man behind cyclocrossworld.com hauling bikes away from the pit after the race. Take a look at this image for a second, each rider has a pit bike and a spare set of wheels. Let's do some math. A set of Zipp 303 wheels retails for $2280. A set of Dugast Typhoon tubulars retail for $230. With a set on the pit bike, and an extra set in case of a second flat, this comes out to over $5000 in spare wheels alone. Now take into account the wheels on the race bike, three sets of mud tires and three sets of file treads and you have just about $23,000 worth of wheels alone! Yes this is a pro team sponsored by Zipp and Cyclocrossworld.com, but I just thought this was insane.

The stable of Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com bikes after the race.

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