Music: System of the Down cover (Needles)
International professional cycling returns to St. Louis with the sports fastest growing segment in the United States: CYCLOCROSS.
Cyclocross combines the speed of road bike races with the terrain of mountain bike events and adds hurdles and uphill climbs. The bicycles resemble road bikes with slightly wider, knobby tires for traction on turf and on pavement. Athletes hop off and shoulder their bicycles on uphills and over barriers, requiring equipment that is featherweight and bullet proof.