One of several of our favorite shots from the weekend: Katie Compton & Ellie Burke get close in Cincy.
While the galaxy focused on ICEMAN this weekend, there were other cycling races to be had across the country this weekend. Photos floating in from the internets brought us back photos of our favorite female racers - from here and there. Above Ellie Burke chums it up with her new BFF Katie Compton at one of the days in Cincy this past weekend. Word is (and I haven't checked the stats or wattage meters) but it looks like Ellie had another great weekend, along with her husband Tom Burke in a super tough and pro men's race.
More bike buddies: MacKenzie Woodring and Georgia Gould @ ICEMAN 2012
More pro-bike chicks, as they say on TMS. Here our own 'Kenzie gets a hug from ICEWOMAN winner Georgia Gould. MacKenzie had a super ride with fourth, just a hair of the podium in a tough sprint finish. Who sprints in a mountain bike race anyway? This year Gould has a Bronze Olympic Medal and numerous other wins after sucking sooooo bad last year there was a face book page dedicated to heckling her. Never give, is the rule, I guess.
McKenzie gives it full gas uphill and through some sand. It looks like it hurts.
This looks like it could hurt too, but in an entirely different way. Wonder how she finished at ICEMAN? Probably some Halloween Cross Race left-over no doubt.
Gran Fondo, Italian-style.
The Grand Rapids Gran Fondo 2013 introduced itself to the biking world at ICEMAN this year in the expo center. We'll have more about this later, with dates, details and all the goodies that are going with this upcoming cycling event. I'm just wondering if we're going to get a Gran Fondo gal like this to represent?
To all the West Michigan Women that raced this weekend - great legs ladies, you rock!
Congrats to other women that raced this weekend, especially Julie (Boonen) Whalen on her win at ICEMAN, as well as Amanda Schhaap, Kati Krikke and Laura Korienek and all the rest of you who did such great jobs at ICEMAN and in Cincy this weekend.
I'll try and get to the men's story in tomorrow - as well as the rescue of Etho-Bastard on the road to Kalkaska, if you even care.
A last thought - here's some tough and tumble World Cup racing from Europe from this weekend. It's worth the look - thanks to Adam McIntyre for digging this video jewel up. See you tonight at the ride. Should be a nice easy roll - that's what I think anyway - if it's recovery from last weekend or prep for the next one. Now grab yourself a Belgy brew and view the following and find out how much of a contact sport 'cross can be.