Due river flooding along the Ohio river there is time change for all race at the World Championhsips of Cyclocross(CX). Last weeks wet weather caused the Ohio river to swell to flood stages. The course at Eva Bandman park is covered in freezing muddy snow mix. Now with flooding expected Sunday early morning the elite/pro women and mens race have been moved to satuady with the Jrs Men 17-18 and U23 Men.
Start times (EST) JR M 17-18 9:45AM
Elite/pro women 11:00 AM
U23 Men 12:30PM
Elite/pro Men 2:30PM
Lower sections of the course next to river is getting sanbaged to protect the race from flooding. Many elite/pro women and men racers from overseas are not liking the time change due to it messes up the race prep for the biggest CX race of the year, the first time ever in the USA. Winners wear the covated rainbow jersy of world Champ for an year ontop of prize money.
The CX course at Eva Bandman park on Saturady has stair run up flyover with a down ramp on the other side. A long two way sand pit for the racers. One side is down hill while the second time trough is uphill which cause trouble for racers as they lose speed. Two hill stair runups, one with limestones and woodplanks put into the leavee side. Plenty of slick tight turns making things hards. Some turns stepply off chamber with plenty to slide out. A pair barriers by the VIP tents will be site to see. Whats left of the frozen grass now will be frozen mud by mid way on race day making things worse. Racers will be covered in mud and bikes may brakedown. The CX course raceday will be a party madhouse with spectators lining the course cheering their favorite and heckling the others as it snakes way through the park. A challenging course await the Jrs. men, U23 Men, Eilte/pro Women, and Elite/pro Men. USA is hoping it goes Saturday with some wins and podiums. If the race goes well then USA may have the chance to host worlds again somewhere else in the USA. Links to the feed is various internet sites to view the racing: UCI youtube feed directly, USACycling.org, Louisville2013.com, Cyclocross Magazine, Velo News, etc.