2009 Tour de New York

I guess I wasn’t paying attention when the embargo was lifted.

Just after the three-day 2008 Rochester Omnium, I was at the shop talking with Scott Page. After thanking him for bringing world-class cycling to R-Town again, I mused on two things.

First, he was surprised, asking, “Where did you hear that?” Then, much to my own surprise, I found he was a couple of years ahead of me. Then he asked me not to talk about it until things became official.

Tour de New York logoMy first musing, is not yet official, so I assume it’s still embargoed. The second musing was published in the October 3 edition of VeloNews.

What began in 2004 as the Rochester Twilight Criterium, grew this year to the three-day Rochester Omnium, will in 2009 become the six-day Tour de New York.

The racing schedule looks like this:

  • Saturday, August 8—Rochester Twilight Criterium
  • Sunday, August 9—Individual Time Trial
  • Monday, August 10—Genesee Valley Park Road Race
  • Tuesday, August 11—Ellicottville Circuit Race
  • Wednesday August 12—Warsaw Road Race
  • Thursday, August 13—Pittsford Road Race

Googling around, I found announcements on (in order of publication date)

There are other aspects of the TdNY Scott and I talked about that remain unannounced.

Meanwhile, I thoroughly enjoyed the Second Annual Cobb’s Hill Cyclocross Race last Sunday. The weather was perfect, the racing tremendous, the conversations with friends and fellow spectators were warm as the day, and my camera lens was filthy. Thus, no pics.

I won’t make that mistake in ten days time at the first Ellison Park Cyclocross Race, Saturday November 1.

Ellison Park Cyclocross banner

I’ve even taken the day off from work without pay. See you there.

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