Toronto International Cyclocross
The two day event brought an exciting brand of racing to Toronto.
Part of the UCI’s North American Cyclocross Trophy (NACT) Series, the two day event brought an exciting brand of racing to Toronto. Canada’s Natasha Elliott was the star of the weekend winning the C1 Elite race on day one and the C2 Elite race on day two. For the men it was Tim Johnson (USA) coming out on top on day one and Jeremy Powers (USA) on day two. Canada’s Andrew Watson was third in the C1 race and Derrick St. John was fourth in the C2 race. Taking place in Centennial Park, the C1 course was built on top of a 600 metre ski hill with twists and turns at the bottom to challenge the cornering skills, along with a hard climb, a tough descent and a set of stairs that forced riders off their bikes. The C2 course might have been even more difficult. Utilizing the other side of the ski hill, the off-camber turns took riders around the spectator friendly course as they traversed over mud, gravel, sand, and grass.