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Klug and Dust climb to success to take Chicago Cyclocross Cup #3

Atypical cyclocross weather once again was around for the Chicago Cyclocross Cup #3 that had enthusiasts travel to Hawthorn Woods, a Chicago suburb. Sun and temperatures in the high 70s greeted the racers in this installment.

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By Imelda March

2008 Chicago Cross #3

2008 Chicago Cross #3

Photo: Chicago Cyclocross Cup

Atypical cyclocross weather once again was around for the Chicago Cyclocross Cup #3 that had enthusiasts travel to Hawthorn Woods, a Chicago suburb. Sun and temperatures in the high 70s greeted the racers in this installment.

The race course was not designed for the faint at heart. The hilly course had racers going up and down a toboggan hill multiple times within each race segments coupled with a muddy section, off camber and fast asphalt sections. Thus, another key ingredient was to have brought some climbing legs and an arsenal of gearing. It was a twist since flatter courses are more the norm in Illinois.

2008 Chicago Cross #3

2008 Chicago Cross #3

Photo: Jeff Kao

Elite Men

Kevin Klug (Killjoy) brought his top-notch fitness and won. He was followed by Wayne Simon (Verdigris Custom Homes) and Scott McLaughlin (Sram).

2008 Chicago Cross #3

2008 Chicago Cross #3

Photo: Pony Shop (Chicago)

Elite Women

Debbie Dust (Verdigris Custom Homes) took the women’s division in her first outing this season. She was followed by teammate June Upshaw (Verdigris Custom Homes) and Holly Klug (Killjoy) in third place.

Upcoming Events

Racing continues with the Chicago Cyclocross Cup Race #4 scheduled for Carpentersville, Illinois on Sunday, October 19. The event dubbed the OktoberCross Festival will feature all day racing, music, food fun rides for the kids and a beer garden. Further information about the series can be found by visiting www.chicrosscup.com.

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Results

Men’s Elite Results:

1. Kevin Klug Killjoy
2. Wayne Simon Verdigris Custom Homes
3. Scott McLaughlin Sram
4. Matthew Stewart Bicycle Heaven St. Charles
5. Bob Downs Planet Bike
6. Christado Lombardo Verdigris
7. Brian Conant Pony Shop
10. Andrew Daby Vitamin Water-Trek
11. Kyle Bush Slimen Und Grossen
12. Tim Yuska Get A Grip
13. Cory Hickman Vitamin Water-Trek
14. Joe Farns Wdt Cycling Team
15. Brian Hancock Team Giant-Michigan
16. Rory Shackles Turin
17. Ted Ramos
18. Ryan Gingerich
19. Dave Norton Johnny Sprockets
20. Brian Parker
21. Peter Chrapkowski Killjoy
22. Brad Zoller
23. Kurt Tromp Turin
24. Paulo Urizar
25. Tony Wagner Gear Grinder
. Tim Boundy Verdigris Custom Homes

Women’s Elite results:

1. Debbie Dust Verdigris Custom Homes
2. June Upshaw Verdigris Custom Homes
3. Holly Klug Killjoy
4. Leah Sanda Flatlandia
5. Jessica Hill Trailsend
6. Emily Macdonald Xxx Racing/athletico
7. Beth Christiansen Xxx Racing/athletico
8. Debbie Pielet Albertos
9. Gina Kenny Abd