Ed Sander CX brought a close to the end of a long cross season that saw racing continuing late into December. The weather was reasonably warm for the time of year with the wet conditions concentrated around the lilly ponds. The course was challenging as usual, with punishing off-cambers on the front half followed by technical, slippery mud by the ponds. Fortunately, the course was no longer underwater from the storms earlier this year!
Despite a long road and cross season, Nicholas Taylor showed up to continue the fight for placing in the final elite series race of the season. After falling back from the leaders in the first half, he was able to work his way back up to a podium position and took 5th in the race. Despite losing points to a commanding win by Jake Sitler, he was able to help further secure his points position in the series. As a result, he came in 3rd in the MABRA Super 8 Elite Series―a great way to close out 2012!
Tanner Browne again opted to take on the punishment of the elite race, and fought through to the end despite a few spills and on-the-course adversity. Even though he did not challenge the last few races of the 15-18yr Junior series, his five wins throughout the season secured him a 2nd place spot atop the 15-18 junior Series Podium. Congrats!
In closing out 2012, the team would like to thank the promoters of the MABRA Super 8 CX series and the Sportif Cross Cup, without whom we would have a very boring fall waiting for next year’s road season!
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