Monday, October 12, 2009
Iron Cross VII Is History!
On a spectacular Fall day in South Central Pennsylvania, nearly 300 racers from across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. competed in Iron Cross VII, the 7th edition of America's longest cyclocross race. Staging from the Carlisle Family YMCA's Camp Thompson in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, racers tackled a mass start, entered and exited the Spiral of Death and then headed into Michaux State Forest for a massive single loop consisting of paved roads, fire roads, beachfront, doubletrack, singletrack, brutal climbs, steep run-ups, sketchy downhills, and numerous stream crossings.
62 miles and over 6,000 feet of climbing later, riders returned to Camp Thompson, negotiated a sand pit and one final barrier and crossed the finish line.
The Overall and Men's Senior victor was Jeremiah Bishop (MonaVie-Cannondale), followed by Ross Delaplane (Green Mountain), Andy Guptill (CBRC-Iron Cross), Rob Lichtenwalner (visitpa.com), and Adam Farabaugh (Hershey Cancer Center/GPOA).
This win was Bishop's second Iron Cross victory.
The Men's Master race was captured by Andy Applegate (Champion Systems-Cannondale), followed by Ron Glowczynski (RoanokeOutside.com), Doug Jansen (International), Mike Laub (Mountainside Racing), and Steve Gayner (Badger Velo Club).
In the Women's race, Selene Yeager (Bicycling/South Mountain Cycles) crossed the line first, followed by Sonja Evers (CycleLife p/b Specialized), Danielle Musto (Kenda Pro Cycling), Betsy Shogren (Cannondale Factory Racing/Backyard Bike Club), and Bryna Nestor (CBRC-Iron Cross).
The Singlespeed race was won by Gunnar Shogren (Cannondale Factory Racing/Backyard Bike Club). Shogren was followed by Bill Alcorn (Bike Flights), Dan Bonora (EWR Racing), Terry Blanchet (CBRC-Iron Cross), and Michael Tressler (Rad Racing).
The Team Cup competition was captured by CBRC-Iron Cross. The King of the Mountain competition was captured by Andy Guptill; Selene Yeager was the Queen of the Mountain.
Yellow Breeches Racing and High Speed Cycling would like to thank our race volunteers, sponsors, the Carlisle Family YMCA, PA DCNR, South Mountain Repeaters, Yellow Breeches EMS, and Fayetteville Ambulance Co.
Iron Cross VIII is scheduled for the weekend of October 9 & 10, 2010
Links to results, photos, blogs, etc. below...
Chuck Armstrong video of IC:
From Uncle Don Pagano (feat. aerial shots of Spiral of Death):
From Hans, video of the start:
From Chuck Armstrong:
From Tim Mullin:
From Ed Felker:
From David Trimble:
IC Lite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38654427@N00/sets/72157622573362388/
From Selene Yeager:
From Ed Felker:
From Jeremiah Bishop:
From Todd @ Wrench Out:
From Dave Kegly:
Iron Cross VII:
Iron Cross Lite:
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- ► 2008 (48)