CX Nats Facts
Wide Open Races Likely at #CXNats in Derby City...
All muddy roads lead to Louisville this U.S. cyclocross season. The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships take place Dec. 11-16 in the city’s Joe Creason Park.
SRAM is proud to support 11 Elite Men and Women as they vie for titles and roster spots on the world championship team. This includes two-time defending Elite Men’s champion Stephen Hyde (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld), who battled back from injury this season. Ellen Noble (Trek Factory Racing) and Kaitie Keough (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld), ranked first and second respectively, in the USA Cycling rankings are top challengers in the Elite Women’s race. Other favorites include Pan-American champion Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) is having his best season, heading into CX Nats ranked second among U.S. Elite Men. Watch also for Spencer Petrov (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld), Cody Kaiser (Lange Twins) and four-time Elite Men’s champ Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing).
The Louisville course, the same used in the 2017 Pan American championships, is a 2.8km circuit with plenty of challenges—technical downhills, tough climbs, a sand pit, and a 15-step flyover. In total, nearly 2,000 racers will contest 36 national titles in the Junior, Collegiate, U23, Master’s, and Elite ranks.
Pizza with the Pros
Seeking to inspire the next generation, SRAM again will host its popular “Pizza with the Pros” for junior racers noon Friday Dec. 14 in the SRAM and Zipp tent. Riders can fuel up on pizza while meeting our sponsored pros. All junior racers and their families are welcome!
SRAM Roster for CX Nats
Kaitie Keough, Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld
Ellen Noble, Trek Factory Racing
Sarah Zoe Sturm, Specialized Tenspeed Hero
Sammi Runnels, Squid Bikes
Lily Williams, Pony Shop CX
Stephen Hyde, Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld
Curtis White, Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld
Spencer Petrov, Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld
Cody Kaiser, Lange Twins Winery p/b Specialized
Jeremy Powers, Aspire Racing
Anthony Clark, Squid Racing
What They’re Riding
SRAM Force 1 and SRAM RED eTap
What: USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships
Where: Joe Creason Park, Louisville
When: Dec. 11-16 with featured races:
Dec. 12: Collegiate
Dec. 12-14: Master’s
Dec. 15: Juniors
Dec. 16: 17-18 Junior men, U23, Elite Men’s and Women’s
Photos by Wil Matthews Photography