Trek to Present 2011 National Pro XCT Mountain Bike Race Series Finale in Wisconsin at Subaru Cup
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The Subaru Cup Pro XCT, presented by Trek, will host the penultimate contests of USA Cycling’s 2011 national mountain bike racing series in Wisconsin. As part of the popular Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS), the two-day Subaru Cup event also will include a full slate of amateur racing.
Trek Bicycle today announced that it will continue to support both the Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) and the Subaru Cup Pro XCT in 2011. Trek will return as the presenting sponsor of the Subaru Cup Pro XCT race, and the Trek Top Fuel will be the Official Bike of WORS throughout the 2011 Season.
“As the world leader in mountain bike technology, Trek chooses only premier partners,” said Michael Browne, Global Mountain Bike Brand Manager at Trek. “Not only is WORS that premier partner, they set the standard for mountain bike racing in the United States. There’s no better bike to experience the WORS Series on than a Trek Top Fuel.”
The Trek Top Fuel, Official Bike of the WORS 2011 Season. Learn more here.
Outstanding spectator turnout and amateur participation are hallmarks of events hosted by the Wisconsin Off Road Series, and the Subaru Cup is no exception. At the 2010 Subaru Cup, hundreds of enthusiastic fans lining the course led many Pro racers to draw favorable comparisons to the atmosphere at a World Cup race. The most popular spectator areas, including the Trek Fire Lane Drops, will return in 2011. Based on the modern World Cup model, the Subaru Cup Pro XCT course is approximately 4 miles in length. Over an area of 60 acres, it winds in on itself several times to provide spectators convenient access and numerous viewing opportunities. With wooded singletrack, fast descents and short, steep climbs, the Subaru Cup will offer all racers a real taste of Midwest mountain biking.
Hundreds of enthusiastic fans lined the course at the 2010 WORS Subaru Cup, presented by Trek. Here, racers climbed a series of tight switchbacks and then descended through the Trek Fire Lane Drops, a stariway of small, closely spaced drops packed with fans. Photo by Dave Reich
Penultimate Pro XCT contests upgraded to UCI Category 1 Status
New for 2011, the Subaru Cup Pro XCT has been awarded UCI Category 1 status on the international mountain bike calendar. The UCI category 1 designation will attract racers interested in chasing UCI points as the 2012 London Olympic Games loom on the horizon. Sam Schultz (Subaru Trek) and Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) won the most recent edition of the Subaru Cup Pro XCT in 2010.
Sam Schultz (Subaru Trek) leads teammate Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski through the singletrack at the 2010 Subaru Cup, presented by Trek. Schultz went on to win his first Pro XCT contest in Wisconsin. Photo by Dave Reich.
The Subaru Cup will also serve as the second annual USA Cycling Midwest Regional Championships, which will crown champions in all age classes and ability categories as “Fastest in the Midwest”.
Now in its 20th season, WORS leads a resurgence of American mountain bike racing. Last year, WORS races averaged over 700 racers and close to 1000 spectators per event at each of 12 distinct venues throughout Wisconsin. Consistent numbers like these have earned WORS the label of America’s largest state mountain bike racing series. With races for all ages and abilities and a focus on rider and spectator fun, WORS never fails to provide a great family-friendly weekend for recreational and competitive cyclists alike. WORS provides outstanding competitive challenges for professional MTB racers, 6-year-old weekend warriors, and everyone in between.
The first priority of the WORS Series is “to create access to fun, competitive mountain biking for as many individuals as possible,” states Series Director Don Edberg. “We’re proud to align the Series and the Subaru Cup with Trek. They are an industry leader in so many ways.”
As the official bicycle of WORS, Trek’s Top Fuel is the ultimate race rig for any WORS participant. A revolutionary full OCLV Carbon crossbow frame, 100mm of front and rear travel, and a ridiculously light component package make the Top Fuel the weapon of choice for elite-level cross country athletes who require the highest level of performance.