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The Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware - New Belgium Cup Roars Back to Fort Collins

Top Professionals in Wide Open Battle for Series Lead
(October 6, 2011) Fort Collins, CO. The New Belgium Cup - the second stop on the 2011 Exergy USGP of Cyclocross p/b Greenware® - roars back into Fort Collins for a weekend of fast and thrilling cyclocross racing in the Front Range.
With an all-star professional line-up scheduled to start on both Saturday and Sunday, the racing is sure to be fast and thrilling. In the professional women's fields the crowds in Fort Collins will get to witness one of the few times this season that two World Championship podium finishers - Katie Compton and current USGP series leader Katerina Nash - will race head to head on US soil. In a rematch of last year's race- that saw Nash victorious on day one and Compton claiming day two- this year's race is sure to be a preview of what to expect later this year at the World Championships in Koksidje, Belgium. Not to be over-looked or underestimated, the New Belgium Cup will also feature the deepest women's fields racing in the US this season - including Fort Collins residents Meredith Miller and Georgia Gould in a battle for hometown domination along with French National Champion Caroline Mani; Sue Bulter; Nicole Duke and teammate Kaitlin Antonneau; Ashley James; Kathy Sherwin; Teal Stetson-Lee and more in a race to claim the overall series lead.

The professional men's racing is also sure to be fast and furious. With the Exergy series leader's jersey currently on the back of Belgian star Bart Wellens - who is not racing in Fort Collins the battle for the series overall is on! The start list is deep with both star power and horse power: Ryan Trebon, winner of the first race of the USGP season, will take on the powerhouse Cannondale p/b trio of Tim Johnson, Swiss champion Christian Heule and Jamey Driscoll; Rapha-Focus stars Jeremy Powers, Chris Jones and Zach McDonald, Belgian star Ben Berden; Robin and Yannick Eckmann; and many many more contenders.

Racing begins on both Saturday and Sunday at 8:00am with a full slate of amateur racing before the pros take the field with the pro women scheduled to start at 2:45 and the pro men at 4pm. Admission is free to the public but there is a $3 per car parking charge. In addition to all the race action, spectators are encouraged to visit the Race Expo, enjoy some food and New Belgium beer and cheer on participants in the Costume Cruiser Cross Race at 1pm.
Directions to the venue, located on College Avenue in Fort Collins adjacent to Tynan's Nissan, are available on along with a full race day schedule.
About Exergy Development Group:
Exergy is one of the largest independent renewable energy developers in the USA. The company develops projects from concept to commercial operation, with a focus on environmental responsibility and economic success for local communities. The company's focus on new and advanced technologies has resulted in the company assembling a queue of projects totaling over 4,000 megawatts of renewable energy in the USA, Canada, and Latin America.
For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Lori Rietze at 208.336.9793 or

About the USGP:
The USGP is the nation's premiere cyclocross series and has, since 2004, featured the deepest, strongest and fastest professional fields racing on this side of the Atlantic. The series was created out of a commitment to grow and develop the sport of cyclocross in America and has done so through it's focus on Junior development programs, equality for women in the sport, providing high level head to head competition between the nation's best professional racers and a dedication to providing grassroots participants a fun and professional experience from start to finish.
For more information about the USGP, contact:
Joan Hanscom, Series Event Director
phone (m): 484.995.0547
SKYPE: joanhan16

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