The pro men at the front of this xc race are not racing for seond place.
Cat 2 Men John Brickner has a string of chasers on his heels, on his way to second place.
Kelli Emmett strings out the pro women after the start of their xc race.
Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski hits mach speed across the slightly downhill singletrack leg which benefitted with a generous tailwind.
Jay Henry leads Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski and Colin Cares across the baren fence line section during the first lap.
Whether it's for first or tenth place, it's still a race.
The upper downhill section of singletrack had a low hanging tree feature for tall riders to pay particular attention to.
Former National Mtn Bike Champion and current National Masters Cyclocross Champion, Peter Webber, has returned to mtn bike racing after an almost decade long break.
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