September 11, 2010
Seth Smekal leaps on his bike after an obstacle section of Saturday's cyclocross course in Steamboat Springs.
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Racers participated Saturday in the first Steamboat Velo Cross cyclocross event
The bikes and jerseys are the same, as are the fans lining the course, but the first and last lap of a cyclocross event don’t always look like the same race. They sure didn’t Saturday afternoon. The top men’s competitors tore out from the starting gate raring to go and excited. An hour later, the same cyclists lost most of their enthusiasm.