Saturday, December 15, 2007

It's Snowing Again As 30-34 Men Underway

Snow is falling again and it's not getting any warmer at the third day of the USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships.

In between the Under 23 Men's race and the start of the Men's 30-34 race, race support staff used a pick-up truck equipped with a snow plow to clear snow and ice from the finish line area.

From the "It Wasn't Meant To Be" category, Specialized's Wiley Mosley of Latham, N.Y., continued his string of misfortune at the national championships. Thursday, Mosley had his chain break at the start of the Men's 30-39 B race - which forced him to run his bicycle nearly half the course to the service pit.

Saturday, Mosley was rounding the first turn, 300 meters after the start, when he lost traction and went down. The ensuing pile-up put him at the bottom of a pile of cyclists. When Mosley finally got up, he gathered his bike and headed for the comfort of a warm trailer rather than continuing on.

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