15 October 2007

Rob Jebb's flight: The Iron Cross

News just in from our US correspondent and Iron Cross competitor Chris Dinsmore:

I didn't get any chance to see Jebb fly. He started on the front line and wa
s gone. He did indeed fly, breaking the course record with a 3:35. I think that's at least 10 minutes faster than the previous record. Very impressive.

This is great news for Jebb and a small but significant consolation for the cancellation of this year's
Three Peaks - will try to get some comment from Rob and a report soon, then I promise to get back on topic with the Three Peaks!

UPDATE: Full results now here

Some more pics on these links

ICV, by Chuck Armstrong:
ICV, by Tom Miller - http://tomi.smugmug.com/gallery/3649121#208212122

11 October 2007

Jebb and Bowers tackle the iron cross this weekend

Six times three peaks winner Rob Jebb travels with last year's 5th placed man Stuart Bowers to tackle the USA's tribute to the Three Peaks, the Iron Cross, this weekend.

Iron Cross was hatched because of, and is based on, the Three Peaks Cyclocross. Iron Cross offers a style of 'cross racing much different than burning short laps around the local municipal park. It is an "ultra" style event with a much bigger adventure element than most 'cross contests and should attract all sorts of riders, not just 'cross racers.

Right up their street then. Jebb and Bowers were 3rd and 5th respectively in the super fast first round of the National Trophy in Abergavenny last Sunday, so form is good.

For more information on the race, visit www.yellowbreechesracing.org/ironcross/