Video: UCI Cyclocross races take over Hendersonville

Kerry Werner (leading) racing his way to a top finish.

This past weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the North Carolina Grand Prix cyclocross races.  The back-to-back races are part of the North Carolina Cyclocross series and offer elite-level racers an opportunity to earn points toward their international ranking (the UCI Ranking).  As a result, we typically see competition traveling from all parts of the country in an effort to grab those oh-so-important points.  Lees McRae graduate — and Banner Elk native — Kerry Werner, took the win on both days in the professional men’s race, while BethAnn Orton doubled up in the women’s professional field.

To view the full results of the Elite / Professional races go here:  RESULTS
To view the all of the amateur results go here:  RESULTS

If you have never witnessed a cyclocross race in person, see the below video created by The Adventure Collective.  It is an entertaining, spectator-friendly affair and packed full of intense bicycle racing.

Below is an interview with the men’s elite / professional winner, Kerry Werner, following Sunday’s race.  Video thanks to Eric Crews, Land of Sky Media.

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