The UCI cyclo-cross world championships take place in Louisville, Kentucky, first weekend of February, and you will find few industry groups showing stronger support for this sport than the handmade frame builders.
One of the longest-standing supporters is Richard Sachs who has sponsored a team since 1981, and in recent years he brought in RGM Watches as a title sponsor.
More recently Don Walker started the Rio Blanco Racing team, which he sponsored with frames and equipment. This became the Don Walker Cycles Racing Team. Also in central USA, Tim O’Donnell’s Shamrock Cycles has become a regular fixture on the Indiana ‘cross circuit in the past three seasons.
On the west coast, a rash of builders support racing teams. Retrotec, Soulcraft, Caletti, to name only a few.
Builders are invited to contact us with follow-up stories if their frames were ridden in the ‘cross worlds, and to all the NAHBS exhibitors who sponsor teams that we have not mentioned in this news item, let us know and we will mention you in a forthcoming NAHBS Newsletter.