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Soldier Field Cycling Success

The inaugual Soldier Field Cycling Series debuted to rave reviews on Wednesday night, June 17, in the south parking lot of the venerable Chicago icon.

Racing began at 4:30 with Junior categories, followed by Women's Cat 4s, then the 1/2/3 combined field. Next were the Men's combined 4/5 field (which was sold out at 75 riders), and ending with the Men's combined 1/2/3 race.

All the races started on time and the thrilling action was enjoyed by all who attended and raced.  Full results are posted on the event's website, photos on flickr.com.

If you sat this one out to see what would happen, expect fuller fields at race #2 on July 1st, so be sure to preregister.  Day-of licenses are available at the registration table, or 2009 USCF lisences are still worth the $65 should you get in more than six races this year.  There are plenty of opportunities to make it worth your while.

Happy racing!