Chicago has been a little Seattle of late – wet. Very wet. Mow the lawn in August wet. No scorched earth anywhere to be found wet. The USPro Crit weekend was no different. Wet and wild. The rain let up for the pro race but was steady, As were the crashes. The field slowly shrunk throughout ending with only 50 some riders. Canadian Martin Gilbert outpaced American Kirk O’Bee to the line for the victory with O’Bee pulling down the stars and stripes jersey for National Pro Criterium champion.
2001 USPro Criterium Championship Pictures here >>