Monday, September 19, 2011

ZIPP OVCX Athlete of the Week

This evening I got a message from Mitch Graham, the director of the Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series. He had very good news - Rachel Dobrozsi and I are the first ever recipients of the Zipp OVCX Athlete of the Week. This is a great honor, and includes a set of Zipp 303 tubulars to use at the next series race, in our case - Brookside CX Cup.

"What's this "Zipp Sponsored OVCX Athlete of the Week" I just read about?
(NEW)  This is a brand new program we pitched to OVCX title sponsor Zipp that we're pretty stoked about.  After each OVCX race weekend, we will award one male and one female racer the honor of "Zipp OVCX Athlete of the Week."  Each male and female Zipp OVCX Athlete of the Week will be provided one set of Zipp 303 tubulars to race on at the next OVCX event.  For the Zipp OVCX Athletes of the Week we are not necessarily looking at the winners .... but the most-improved, hardest working, loyal and good-spirited OVCX racers - those sorts of qualities.  We'll have consultants from each scene - Louisville, Lexington, Dayton, Indy, and Cincinnati help us make the call each week."

I want to say thank you to Mitch, Zipp Speed Weaponry, anyone on the selection committee in Louisville this weekend, and EVERYONE that's supported this crazy habit of cyclocross over the past couple of years - teams past and present (Bob's Red Mill CX), family/friends (including my coach), mentors, and opponents! I love the racing, the environment, and the family that is OVCX and am proud to be a part of it!

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