In Louisville, KY Cyclocross Nationals most races were on slippery or muddy conditions, but on Friday when the 50-54 category were on the course it miraculously was pretty dry and tacky. Roger had a front row start and pretty much was charging at the front of the race then entire time, dueling with multiple time National and World Champion Don Myrah. Race was wire to wire all the way to the last climb of the course where the race pretty much was decided. Roger and Don both knew who ever crested the top of the hill first would win. Some lapped traffic might have affected the outcome, but that’s racing and whoever crosses the line first wins. Don got the better of Roger this time, but one of the most exciting races all week no doubt.
Frank O’Reilly also raced in the 45-49 category on Friday, but even just minutes after Roger’s race the rain started and the course turned into mud and slop immediately. Todd Peterson lined up in the Single Speed race the following day and conditions were epic to say the least.