Cyclecross nationals underway in Kansas City

The Cyclecross Nationals are running January 13-16, 2007, in Kansas City, Kansas. Cyclecross is a very spectator-friendly sport--and comes just in a time for a weekend when you probably won't be out riding much . . .

Velonews reports:

The 2007 national championships stand as another example of cyclocross's growth in America - a reported 2045 race starts are registered among the 40 individual events. The ever-popular master's men 35-39 age group sports the biggest field at 171, followed closely by the elite men with 167. How many riders show up for the championship weekend in the face of the predicted inclement weather, however, is yet to be seen. As of presstime, Marshall said the races would carry on as planned, snow or shine.

The STL Post Dispatch's Kathleen Nelson, who has been turning in the Missouri mainstream media's best coverage of the sport of bicycle racing, turned in another good article on the nationals.

Photos from the event here.