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Cross Is Coming – Season Opener For Local Athlete

 

October 22, 2018

Much like last season, Cowie will travel domestically and internationally to toe the start line with some of the most dedicated athletes in the country. (Courtesy Photo)

If cycling were easy, they would call it by a different name. GO Cross in Roanoke, Va., was the cyclocross season opener this year.

Cyclocross is a sport that traditionally takes place during the off-season; typically, October to January.

As interest in the sport has grown in recent years, the start of the season has inched earlier and earlier in the year. During the 2018 season, the first national level race was held on Labor Day Weekend.

The weekend was not the start of fall, with the temperatures rising into the high nineties on race day.

Cyclocross courses are contained within city...



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