By VeloNews Interactive
It had been rumored for some time, and now it’s official: Mountain cross will be contested at the NORBA NCS finals at Mount Snow, Vermont. The four-rider, dual-hybrid event will take place on Sunday, August 19, after the downhill finals. Practice and qualifying is tentatively set for Thursday, August 16.
Mountain cross made its primetime debut in March at the Sea Otter Classic and drew mostly rave reviews. At Mount Snow the jumps won’t be quite as big , but that should allow for tighter racing.
As he did at Sea Otter, pro downhill/slalom racer Eric Carter will design the course at Mount Snow. Brian Schmith and John Cowan will direct actual construction. The event will officially be known as the SoBe Mountain Cross.