Friday Course Preview
The race course will be open on Friday from 5pm
until 7pm for racers interested in previewing Saturday's race course.
Course is subject to change based on UCI official's review.
Registration and number pick-up will be
available starting Saturday morning at 8am in the main building at
Angell Park Speedway. Registration will be available until 30
minutes prior to your event (60 minutes for Elite races). Sunday
registration also opens at 8am. Please bring your USAC or UCI
license with you whether you are pre-registered or registering on-site.
Planet Bike Cup sponsor featured in
Becker Law Office owner Don Becker was featured
in this week's Isthmus recreation column. Don Becker has long been
involved in supporting local recreation opportunities and premiere
events including events such as the
American Birkebeiner ski race. Don started sponsoring local
cyclocross events a few years ago after getting to know Renee Callaway
through skiing. His continued support is most appreciated.
Becker Law Office specializes in Social Security disability and
Supplemental Security Income cases. Read about Don's involvement
in local recreation
Pre-registration closes Thurs, Sept
25 at 11am Central Time
Save yourself some money and our volunteers
some hassle by pre-registering at
BikeReg.com. Day-of registration is available for a $10
additional cost starting at 8am on Saturday (no extra fee for Junior
riders). Registration will close 30 minutes before race start (60
minutes for elite racers). Number pick-up also starts Saturday at
8am. Registration and number pick-up will be in the Angell Park
Speedway's main building.
Bicycles invade the
speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on September 27 and 28
Sun Prairie, WI, September
21, 2008 - An impressive field of bike racers from throughout the US as
well as Canada and Switzerland will be in attendance at Jonathan Pageís
Planet Bike Cup on September 27 and 28 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun
Prairie, WI. This weekend of internationally sanctioned cyclocross
racing will bring top amateur and elite racers from throughout the
Midwest, California, Oregon, Colorado, Canada and Switzerland.
The elite menís field will be
headlined by Planet Bikeís Jonathan Page, a multiple national champion
and the 2006 world silver medalist. Fresh off wins at the Chequamegon
Fat Tire Festival and the opening day of cyclocross racing in Michigan
Page has to be favored to win the race bearing his name. However, to
win his namesake race he will have to content with Todd Wells (GT) and
Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com). Johnson is the current
National Champion and was the bronze medalist at the 1999 World
Championship as an Under 23 rider. Wells contested the Olympic mountain
bike race in Beijing and would like to take the wins for his sponsor,
GT, who is headquartered in Madison, WI. The field will also contain
two young up and coming Swiss riders, Yves Corminboef and Guillame
Dessibourg, who are starting their season racing in the US. Added to
the mix will be top Wisconsin series racers like Marko Lalonde (Planet
Bike) which should make for an exciting event for local fans.
The elite womenís field will
feature former US national team member Sarah Kerlin (HRS/Rock Lobster)
and Canadian national team member Natasha Elliott (EMD Serano/Stevens).
They wil l be up against the best Midwestern elite women. Top riders
from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska will be in
attendance including 2007 Wisconsin cyclocross champion Kristin
Wentworth (Planet Bike) and Junior National Champion Anna Young (Planet
Bike). They will be joined by top Nebraska cyclocrosser Sydney Brown
(Team Revolution) , 2007 Illionois champion Devon Haskell (The Pony
Shop) and 2007 Minnesota champion Linda Sone (Ridely Factory Team).
Amateur racing will take
place throughout the day on the same course as the elite riders.
Amateur racing begins at 9:15 AM both days. The elite womenís race
takes place at 1:45 PM and the elite men race at 2:45 PM. A free kidís
race will be held on Saturday, September 27 at 11:30 AM.
Wisconsin's UCI cyclocross
weekend slated for Sept 27 and 28
On September 27 and 28 cyclocross will overtake the Angell Park Speedway
in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin for an exciting weekend of UCI-level racing.
The weekend will kick off the Planet Bike Wisconsin Cycling Association
In this first time UCI weekend, local Wisconsin stars like Jesse and
Marko LaLonde (Planet Bike) and Brian Matter (Gear Grinder) will
challenge out of town competitors vying for UCI points. Visiting
notables include Planet Bikeís Jonathan Page who will be looking to win
his namesake race. However, he will be challenged by the likes of
Todd Wells (GT) and Jonathan Baker. A strong contingent of
Swiss riders will also be in town looking to steal away the top podium
spots from the American riders.
In the elite womenís race, Kristin Wentworth (Planet Bike) and Anna
Young (Planet Bike) will be looking to take the wins for the home team.
Chicago-based riders Devon Haskell (Pony Shop) and Holly Klug (Killjoy)
will be looking to take some points back to Illinois and Linda Sone
(Ridley) will be leading the charge for Minnesota. However, Sarah
Kerlin (HRS/Rock Lobster) will pose a serious challenge as will Natasha
Elliott (EMD Serano/Stevens) both with strong international racing
experience. The race's host team, Capitol Velo Club, will also be
fielding a strong contingent of riders in Amanda Pischke, Michele
Ericsson, Shannon Holmes and Renee Callaway. On Saturday look for
local mountain bike stars like Abby Strigel (Polska) to add some
excitement to the women's race as well.
Registration opens August 10 for Jonathan
Page's Planet Bike Cup
August 6, 2008 - Jonathan Page's
Planet Bike Cup, a UCI C2 cyclocross race in Sun Prairie, WI, opens for
registration on Sunday, August 10 at 7am central time.
Registration will be available online at
Planet Bike cup will take place September 27 and 28 at Angell Park
Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI. Sun Prairie is located just east of
Madison, WI - the home of Planet Bike.
Planet Bike Cup is sponsored by Planet Bike, Williamson Bicycle &
Fitness, Harlot Wear, Lawton & Cates, and Becker Law Office.