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Cycling Wed Nov 03 2010

Like the Running of the Bulls

Or maybe not, but watching the start of Chicago 'Cross Cup races can be akin to taking part in Pamplona's favorite spectator sport. Depending on one's vantage point, spectating can have its own hazards as riders careen across off-camber turns and bog-down on uphills. At Sunday's Campton Hills CCC race, there were many instances of racers bringing the race a little too close to those watching. And it was a beautiful thing.

Below are videos of the starts of the Men's Category 4A and the crowd-pleasing, utterly anarchic, 4B. Now, imagine if you will all those riders trying to navigate mud, slippery slopes, and staircases and you've got the makings of some pretty awesome racing.

The 4B Race: "Anarchy On Two Wheels or Traction's Revenge

The 4A Race: "We're a Little Better Than the 4Bs, But Not By Much"

The action moves to Woodstock, IL this Sunday. Click here for the deets. Also, did you see this on your commute in this morning?

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