Thursday, July 3, 2008

CMWC Qualifiying

The first full day of the CMWC consisted mainly of the qualifying races and games for the subsequent day's championship race and Bike Polo final. The qualifying road races ran throughout the day and consisted of a more basic course than what was to await riders successful enough to make the finals. The course map below outlines the stations for the first days worth of racing.

Competitors queued at the main start and headed out individually and overall competitor times were done through stamped manifests at dispatch. The quality of riding during qualifying, as would be expected, was a bit up and down with those who would go on to be competitive in the finals clearly distinguishing themselves from the field and the middling riders fighting to make the cut.
The start tent for the qualifying heats.

Tomorrow I'll have coverage of the championship race.

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