Cross Crusade

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The Cyclocross Crusade, currently in its 25th season, is a cyclo-cross race series based in Portland, Oregon held over an eight-week period during the months of October and November. As of 2005, the series was the largest cyclo-cross series in the United States.[1][2] The 2006 series consisted of six races plus the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross final (a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned event). The Cross Crusade began hosting UCI-sanctioned events as part of the series in 2002.

The first Cross Crusade was held in 1993, and was an expansion of a three-race series called First Mud, which had only included elite participants,[3] and which had been held since the mid-1980s.[4]


  1. ^ Medley, Gary (October 14, 2005) Cannondale Stumptown Cyclocross Classic Sets Record... Oregon Bicycle Racing Association
  2. ^ Brian Witty (October 2003) Vervecken and Dunlap Storm Away from Fields at Muddy Cannondale Stumptown Classic
  3. ^ Hawkins, Katie. "Cross Crusade Goes Beyond the Bike". Bicycle Paper. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  4. ^ Valdez, Angela (November 9, 2005). "Mud, Sweat And Gears - How the once-obscure sport of cyclocross has exploded in Portland". Willamette Week. Willamette Week Newspaper & WWEEK.COM. Retrieved April 19, 2013.

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