For the fifth year in a row, the Silver Goose CX flies in Midland, Ont. This year, the bird seems to be flying a little higher as it’s also the Pan American cyclocross championships throughout the weekend. On Saturday, masters compete for continental honours and elite riders vie for uci points in C2-level races. Sunday features races for the elite riders who want to become Pan Am champs. Organizers of the event have a busy month: next weekend they’re putting on CX nationals. (See ‘Looking Ahead.’)
Gord Fraser – Silber Pro Cycling sports director and Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame member with three Olympic appearances, a national road title and more than 200 wins – turns the big five-oh today.
After races in the U.S., Switzerland and the Czech Republic, the cyclocross World Cup arrives in Belgium at the sandy dunes of Koksijde.