Unseasonably warm weather and strong winds greeted riders at Topeka’s local “avondcross”, or evening cyclo-cross event, held at the Heartland Park dirt track in Topeka.  Storms threatened but ended up relenting and the event remained dry.  This was the penultimate race of the KBCXR/KBCXT series which will culminate with the Kansas State Cyclo-cross Championships on December 8th. Participants raced into the evening hours as the sun set and darkness fell.

A great turn-out ensured a great evening of racing and some hard-fought battles. Andrew Coe continued to show why he is one of the strongest ‘cross racers around with a victory in the 1/2 field. After a very successful road season, including wins at the Tour of KC and The Tour of Lawrence, Catherine Walberg of Team Tulsa Tough Racing /Tulsa Wheelmen added another win to her palmarès.

Full results from KCA: HPT 2012 Results

Men’s 1/2

  1. Andrew Coe
  2. Brian West
  3. Travis Donn

Women’s 1/2/3

  1. Catherine Walberg
  2. Sarah Worthington
  3. Julie Higgins

Photo credit: Roger Harrison

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