Early morning today, sat the alarm on 5.15 to reach the womens race but to tired to go up until the mens race 6.30. So all I know from the womens race was that it was good and for the first time in American CX 1 rider manages to beat both Katerina Nash and Katie Compton in a race, Meredith Miller won today with her new team:
The men’s race was together mostly with some different riders in the front. When two laps to go Sven Nys came and showed to race CX in Vegas 😉 Lars van der Haar second and Jeremy Powers third:
Are you ready for the start of the great CX season? Wednesday evening, or Thursday morning for us in Europe the Cross Vegas goes of. Will it be europeans on the top like last year or is there any faster americans?
Sram got complains on their disc brakes for a long time, their new hydraulic road/cx levers have been recalled and they are testing electric gears. Trying a lot of things they aren’t the best on and trying to compete with Shimano and Campagnolo on electronic gears will be hard. Shimano got a good price and Campagnolo has their fans. What can Sram come with?
While trying and trying there is some things they are the best on. Tight rear deralleurs that always work with ease and cranksets. Light, stiff, right standards and now with chainrings everyone wants to copy with Wolf Tooth, Race Face, Absolute Black, X.K.M, FRM, Zeta Components and so on. They are ruling and Shimano doesn’t have a chance. So they are taking it a bit further and working on a XX1 groupset for CX. Jeremy Powers where testing it last weekend and seemed to work fine seeing the results: