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Although most worked hard and took pride in their resolve not to be beaten by the conditions, many succumbed. Sport, Comp, and Elite competitors were denied the opportunity to race many of the finest sections of Riverview Park
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A record field of 85 runners swarmed the trails at Nine Mile on Sunday in near perfect race conditions. Early forecasts for rain turned into clear and sunny skies by race day making for a great day for racing. 10K racers got things rolling at 9 am followed 5 minutes later by the 5K wave of runners. New trails were added to both courses the night before in order to compensate for some submerged track removed earlier in the week. This led to a more challenging beginning to both courses than the normal, fast double wide lanes used in previous events at Nine Mile.
With temperatures in the mid 70
With beautiful sunny skies, a light breeze, and temperatures peaking in the low to mid eighties, it just does not get any better for Wisconsin mountain bike racing in June. With its fair share of "big ring" ski trail sections, one of which had to be replaced by a gravel road section as it was under water, the Rudy Rack course had speed. However, combining the new and yet to be ridden in sections of singletrack with the toughest of last year