The Three Peaks Cyclocross would rarely see revolutionary changes to its organisation. That's the type of event it is, but looking back it's also not been scared to change. Each year, something different is tweaked or brought into the mix with organisation to enable the race to subtly evolve over time and adapt to the needs and demands of the riders, organisers, landowners, or indeed any stakeholders.
The 2010 race sees very little change in structure from 2009, but a few subtle differences are already there.
Times they are a changin'
Last year's timing system (with ankle transponders) has been ditched after it led to some petty but annoying delays in confirmed results after the finish. The slightly more manual wrist-mounted 'dibbers' will be back in
2010, and the Sportident team - whose results system seems better-drilled, will ensure that results, and the associated prize presentation - are quicker this year. A 2pm cut-off time at Horton (start of Penyghent) will also ensure the whole race is over quicker.