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U.S. Cycling This Week: Tarheel state is the focus as elites head home and to Europe

View VeloNews.com Cycling This Week, Nov. 18, 2010 in a larger map The national ’cross scene goes quiet this weekend as the top elite riders turn their eyes to Europe or their own backyards before the Jingle Cross/Bay State NACT finale double weekend after Thanksgiving. Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com),…

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The national ’cross scene goes quiet this weekend as the top elite riders turn their eyes to Europe or their own backyards before the Jingle Cross/Bay State NACT finale double weekend after Thanksgiving. Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com), Katie Compton (Planet Bike) and Danny Summerhill (Holowesko Partners) are among the riders headed to Europe before the third round of the World Cup November 27 in Koksijde, Belgium.

The North Carolina GP is the country’s lone UCI event, while local series in Washington, Chicago and the Ohio Valley near their conclusions. Promoters in North Carolina are working on a pre-world championships UCI series for 2011-12 and the Hendersonville race could turn up in their plans next year.

North Carolina Grand Prix – Hendersonville, North Carolina
November 20-21 10:50 a.m. (women) / 1:45 p.m. (men)
Jackson Park
UCI C2
*North Carolina Cyclocross Series

The North Carolina Grand Prix falls five days after a long travel weekend to Colorado and the top elite riders will in large part skip out on the UCI event. Southwestern North Carolina will play host to the two-day C2 event and Jackson Park’s expansive footprint will make for a great course layout. Valuable points for start position at nationals are up for grabs and the riders who do make the trip to the South will be rewarded with improved gridding in Bend, Oregon, in December.

Seattle Cyclocross Series round 6 – Tacoma, Washington
November 21 12:15 p.m. (men) / 1:30 p.m. (women)
Sprinkler Park

Southern California Prestige Series round 12 & 13
Dirt Club Cyclocross – Los Olivos, California
November 20 1:00 p.m. (women) / 2:30 p.m. (men)

Convert Cross – Ventura, California
November 21 1:30 pm. (women) / 2:30 p.m. (men)

Chicago Cross Cup round 11 – Northbrook, Illinois
Northbrook Swan Song
November 21 10:45 a.m. (women) / 1: 30 p.m. (men)

Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross round 10 & 11 – East Meadow, New York
Whitmore’s Landing Super Cross Cup
November 20 2:00 p.m. (women) / 3:00 p.m. (men)
November 21 1:30 p.m. (women) / 2:30 p.m. (men)

Ohio Valley Cyclocross round 12 – Lexington, Kentucky
Promotion Cross
November 21 2:01 p.m. (women) / 3:00 p.m. (men)


BHolcombeEditor’s Note: Brian Holcombe is a reporter with VeloNews. He covers all things racing in the U.S. and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Brian is in Belgium this weekend conducting interviews and covering the Hasselt GvA race.