Australia's Original Urban Cyclocross Series.
Four events in the inner suburbs of Melbourne.
Getting riders muddy and smiling since 2010.
Monday, 21 April 2014
My job, my job, please stop outsourcing my job
In the fine DDCX tradition of outsourcing roles, here's one we didn't even have to ask for.
Roving reporter Paddy Oliver has put together a race report for the Prologue:
The weather gods were right on cue in Melbourne last Friday. They knew that the Melbourne Cross season, brought to us by Dirty Deeds CX, was about to start. The heavens opened around midday and closed about two hours later giving the 800m course in the hallowed Brunswick velodrome time to dry out before the first race of the DDCX Prologue…an aside being the rain forced a considerable number of CXers to forgo the Hawthon CC Good Friday Appeal crit at the much feared Teardrop. Priorities were right.
A new format greeted the 160 competitors across three Mens’ grades (A, B, C /Open), Women’s Combined, and Kids. A 20 minute race was the format and how the competitors relished the challenge of between 8 to 10 laps of the tight and twisty course, with a barrier, a double barrier, and a sand pit thrown in as well. The bunny hop barrier was demolished during the B / C grade races so didn’t make it to the A race. Also demolished were a few shoulders and considerable pride.