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Stanley - PMI

Everyone knows that the start of cross season means Starcrossed isn’t far off.  This years race, the 9th edition, is shaping up to be spectacular.  It will be interesting to see who lines up for the Men’s Elite race.  The confirmed rider list on BikeReg is missing all of the top names listed as starters on the StarcrossedCX site.  Either way there will be great racing either by the big names or by those trying to make it big.

Race Details (from the Starcrossedcx page)

When: Saturday, September 18, 2010

Where: King Countys Marymoor Park Velodrome, Redmond, WA

Registration: Late registration opens at 12:00 pm, closes 45 minutes before each USCF race and 1 hour before each UCI race. One-day USCF licenses are available. OBRA Riders read this documentto understand if you can race with a one-day USCF license.

Elite Men & Women: This is a UCI Category Two event. An international license is required. UCI Cyclocross points will be awarded per UCI guidelines.

Entry fees: Racers $25 pre-registration, $30 day-of ($3 USCF surcharge included), Spectators $5

Techincal Guide: Download here.

Staging: Non-Elite Categories will be stage randomly. Top Ten from 2009 will be staged in the first two rows if racing the same category in 2010. Elite Categories will be staged by UCI rules.

Categories Start Time
Shimano Elite Men 8:00 pm
Shimano Elite Women 7:00 pm
Men 3 6:00 pm
Masters Men 1/2 30+ 5:00 pm
Raleigh Bicycles Single Speed
Masters Men 3 35+
4:00 pm
Men 4
Master Men 4 35+
3:00 pm
Master Women 35+
Women 3/4
2:15 pm

Field Limits: Field limit 80 riders for all fields except Elite Men and Elite
Women at 100 riders. The minimum field size is 6 riders per race.

Course: Approximately 2.8 km in length, mostly flat and fast. There are
approximately 260 meters of pavement with the rest of the course on grass.
The sections of the course that are not flat use the outer embankments of
the velodrome and include some off-camber sections. The course is subject
to minor changes.

Lapped riders: Lapped riders will be pulled at the Chief Referees discretion
at the top of the finish straight.

***Other notes: Please do not ride in the grassy area to the west of the paved general activities (start) area. The park caretakers have specifically asked us not to use this area.***

Directions
Velodrome at King Countys Marymoor Park
From I-5 or I-405: Take SR-520 East to Redmond, WA, exit at Lake Sammamish Parkway. Turn right at the first stop light, and left at the second light into the park. Turn left at the 4th stop sign into the Velodrome parking lot.

Prize List
Minimum $5,000 cash & merchandise paid at least three deep per category. Elite Men & Womens prize list, here.

This years sponsors include:  Stanley as the title sponsor, along with Raleigh, Shimano, PRO, nuun, TRP, CBS (Cascade Bicycle Studio), De La Paz, Clif Bar, Contour, NOS, and The Sports Medicine Clinic.

As usual there will be a beer garden for those over 21.  The beer garden is run by Deschutes and will open at 3 PM.  Contour per their Facbook page will be giving out cool swag so stop by and see them.  Don’t forget about the waffle guy and his tasty treats.  There should be dogs and bratwurst too.  Oh, and there will be MUD!

Scatman

Get out there!

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