2018 Old Grey Barn Race Report

by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling

Scenic City Velo/Privateer CX has posted some great videos of OGB on their Facebook page.

Old Grey Barn always provides a challenging course. The flyover was back this year along with an off camber section and some good elevation change. Rain—Mud—Rain! It’s what every cross racer wants and dreams of! Saturday Old Grey Barn received half an inch of rain. By Sunday much of it was dried up except for a large mud bog at the bottom of the off camber section. The chilly weather helped with the CX atmosphere.

Some racers prefer pancake handups.

In the Elite Women Judah Scencenbaugh (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P) took the hole shot with the trio of Dirty Peaches-Cambrie Epperson, Brittany Montgomery, and Jenna Downey—right on her wheel. Judah would not relinquish the lead. Jenna took second with Cambrie in third.

A couple of sloppy sections were present on the course during the early races like for these Cat. 5 riders.

A similar situation played out in the Elite Men. Nick Van Winkle (Specialized-BMW) went to the front and never looked back. With several of the normal pursuers in Montana for the Collegiate MTB National Championships, Nick was able to breathe easy after opening his lead to 30 seconds. Spencer Whittier (Privateer Cyclocross Chattanooga) was second and Jacob Morales (Az Devo) was third.