Chicago Cyclocross Cup 2016 – Montrose

Sadly, this is our last race of the season, both for racing and photo coverage! Even more sad is the illness that has gripped our household for the last two weeks, which has delayed posting of race photos. Keep reading for more details….

Juniors race at Montrose.

Also, if you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you’ve wandered over here from the Chicago Cyclocross Cup website. Welcome! 🙂 A few important tidbits of info are below, but once you’ve read through everything, consider visiting our gallery, learning more about the services we offer, checking out other blog posts including our recent one on RAGBRAI, or contacting us with any inquiries.

It was CHILLY on Championship Sunday! Even with an extreme amount of wool and waterproof layers, I only survived until Lap 2 of the Cat 4 race and then had to retreat to the car. It was a great day as far as light and course conditions, though, and that makes the frozen fingers worth it. 🙂 I also got a chance to race…er, participate in the Women’s 1/2/3s. I love sand, and it was a great way to close out a season that was more photo-ing than racing, and to remind myself that I should probably train and get a few more races in during the 2017 season because I *LOVE* this sport.

Links below will take you to albums for each race from Montrose. Races that are not linked are not posted yet. Unfortunately, a few days after Montrose I was stricken with the flu, which hung around long enough to fester and become pneumonia. Merry Christmas to me! 🙂 I’ll keep chipping away at edits over Christmas and should have everything wrapped up before the New Year. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding!

When you access the albums, you’ll be asked to sign in with your name and e-mail. Prints can be ordered from our professional lab using this album. High-res digital files can be purchased directly from me: $22 for the first file from the season, and $18 for each additional file. Note the file number and contact me at

Men's 4s in the mud at Montrose.Remember to respect your CCC photographers: swiping images and using them without paying for them is guaranteed to bring you bad racing karma.

Masters 45, 55+
Single Speed and Juniors 15-18
Women Cat 4 and Juniors 9-14
Cat 4

Looking for other race photos? Check the blog homepage for other entries with photo links.

Show off your love of cyclocross at your home or office! I recently custom framed the popular “Colder Days Ahead” print for a longtime ChiCrossCup racer, and found the most perfect bicycle tire-inspired frame for it! If you’d like this gorgeous piece of art hanging on the wall of your home or office, it’s available with this frame at the following sizes and prices (shipping not included): 11×14 ($255); 16×20 ($340); and 20×24 ($400).

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Enjoy the photos and thanks for your support!