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17th August 2015
Cyclocross is one of the fastest growing sectors in the bike industry and Yakima has had a rich history in the United States with the discipline. We’ve been a constant at “Cross Vegas” America’s biggest CX event. So on August 2nd Yakima Australia decided to go along to the Queensland State Cyclocross Championships 2015 at the Nundah Circuit track in Brisbane to show our support!
And what a great day it was! Cyclocross is definitely one of the more exciting disciplines with a majority of the course in your view from the sideline. The course was made up of cross country, bitumen, a muddy creek crossing and an obstacle section.
Despite no preparation in the lead up, Robbie Mckewen, regular Tour De France contender took home the Queensland male Champion prize while Imogen Smith became the female Champion.
Robbie Mckewen tackling the obstacle in style. Photo by Perry Morgan.
Imogen Smith taking out female Cyclocross Champion. Photo by Sholto Douglas.
The Yakima YAK had his first appearance and spent his time handing out stickers, cheering people on the sideline with a cowbell and getting photos with all of the kids at the event.
The Yakima Yak enjoying the beautiful weather while watching the race from the side line. Photo by Pari Ouk.
The muddy creek crossing. Photo by Darren Holtby.
Women’s Elite Category at the start line. Photo by Darren Holtby.
We gained a significant amount of interest from spectators for the HoldUp and the Highroller and even managed to make someone’s day by donating a Highroller to give away at the presentations.
Overall a really great day and definitely a niche category in Australia that will be seeing more of Yakima in the future!
The State Championships were also round 2 of the SRAM Series for Queensland Cyclocross. There are two rounds left in the SRAM series, this weekend 16 August at Nerang on the Gold Coast, and 30th August back at Nundah.