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Photo Contest, Grand Finale

This is it folks, the roundup of the entire season of the photo contest; so many fantastic submissions, we can’t thank you enough! But it’s not really over, yet… Zach just got back from Europe, and will be heading back for round 2 in a few weeks! Meanwhile, Chris will be starting his Road season with United Healthcare presented by Maxxis at the Tour of Langkawi in northwestern Malaysia.

Anyway, jump on over to the Rapha Blog and comment to vote on your favorite photo of the season, the winner will receive a Team Rapha FOCUS Umbrella!

Chris’ Last VeloNews Journal Entry of the Cyclocross Season

Chris wrapped up his season in Bend, OR at Cyclocross Nationals and is now preparing for the road season with his new United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis, read about the last few races of the season and what was real cyclocross in his latest journal entry at VeloNews: THIS is real cyclocross (fill in the blank).

This is Chris’ sixth entry with VeloNews:

  1. CrossVegas
  2. Best laid plans
  3. Culinary finds on the cyclocross circuit
  4. A Dry Run
  5. Christmas arrives, right on time
  6. THIS is real cyclocross (fill in the blank)

But wait, there’s still more racing! Zach is throwing down in Europe, stay tuned for more info from Europe!

Cyclocross Nationals Start

Media from cyclocross nationals keeps trickling in, check out this awesome photo we found in Dan Sharp’s Flickr Stream.

Throwback Thursday

We dug deep in the archives and found it, just in time for the Cyclocross National Championships; photo evidence from one of the first cyclocross races Chris ever participated in, showing fine form with the seldom-used (for good reason) technique of the “Surf Board Carry” over the barriers. In his first ever weekend of cyclocross, Chris showed his potential and finished 44th on Saturday and 30th on Sunday in the elite races in Gloucester, MA (Ryan Trebon won both days on the North Shore that year). Chris has come a long way in the past four years and (as of the latest UCI rankings) is rolling into Nationals 25th in the world, and 6th in the United States; meaning a front row start at Nationals. Zach currently sits 81st in the world, and 20th in the United States.

Speaking of Zach and throwbacks, check out what cyclingdirt.org deemed the Best Lap of 2009 Cyclocross Championships. Look for a rematch of the collegiate race on Sunday morning, with live coverage from cyclingdirt.org!

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Source: UCI World Rankings

Ride the USGP with Chris Jones

Are you in Portland, OR this weekend for the USGP Stanley Portland Cup races? We are, so if you’re in town, we invite you to join Chris as he previews the USGP course this Friday afternoon. Ride and hear what Chris thinks is in store for us all at this last big weekend of the USGP series at Portland International Raceway.

Meet at 12:30 at the Blue Gardenia Bakery near Rapha North America’s Head Quarters on N. Mississippi Ave. We’ll ride as a group with Chris to PIR and have a look at the weekend’s course.

Friday, December 3rd @ 12:30

Blue Gardenia Bakery
3747 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR (map)

rsvp: jeremy.dunn@rapha.cc

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