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Sea Otter Classic (2008)

dates April 17, 2008April 20, 2008
http://www.seaotterclassic.com/ Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA [large map] 36.5804, -121.752
World http://www.seaotterclassic.com/
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Award_star_gold_2 Cross Country, Downhill, Short Track, Super D, Dual Slalom
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A Celebration of Sport, celebrates its 18th year April 17-20, 2008. Since 1991, the Sea Otter Classic has been the springboard from which companies launch innovative products and athletes boost pro racing careers, like those of world champion Tom Boonen and Olympic gold medalist Julien Absalon. Next year, the Sea Otter Classic will set an even greater stage for an audience determined to get the most out of what Sea Otter has to offer.

The Sea Otter Classic has always been an international zone for pro racers, some who have gone on to perform spectacularly on the world stage. Tom Boonen raced at Sea Otter before pulling on the rainbow stripes that distinguish a world champion. Julien Absalon finished sixth at Sea Otter in 2003 before he went on to claim the Olympic gold medal at Athens in 2004.

Cross Country

Cost: $52 - $66 (fees increase by $15.00 on March 20 and by $25.00 on April 3)
License: USA Cycling / NORBA
Course Description: The 2008 course includes all of the features you love about the Sea Otter Cross Country event and is the same course as in 2006 and 2007. You will fight your way up short, steep climbs and enjoy single-track trails that include rocks, sand and other challenges. You will careen through tight sections in the trees and ride open fields of scenery. In 2008 we have separated the race categories into four different cross country races and increased to 5 minutes the time between wave starts – this should improve your racing experience.

Downhill

Cost: $65 (fees increase by $15.00 on March 20 and by $25.00 on April 3)
License: USA Cycling / NORBA
Course Description: The SRAM Downhill rewards racers who demonstrate fitness, precision handling, braking, and pedaling skills. This is not the typical alpine rim-basher course. The SRAM downhill course continues to evolve in 2008 with an improved top section (new line), a great mix of jumps, turns, pedaling sections and hi-rev speed traps, the course promises a challenge or two for you on the way down.

Short Track

Cost: $40 - $50 (fees increase by $15.00 on March 20 and by $25.00 on April 3)
License: USA Cycling / NORBA
Course Description: Test your speed skills against your peers in this anaerobic hammer fest. The SRAM Short Track course is fast and challenging! Officials will pull all riders with the threat of being lapped.

Super D

Cost: $45 - $50 (fees increase by $15.00 on March 20 and by $25.00 on April 3)
License: USA Cycling / NORBA
Course Description: The 2008 Sea Otter Super D will be a combination of fast fire road and singletrack descents and maybe a few short double track climbs. Super D is a LeMans-style, mass start race by category. The 2008 SRAM Super D course awaits final approval from the Bureau of Land Management – it will NOT be the same course as in 2007. Please check back here for more information.

Dual Slalom

Cost: $50 (fees increase by $15.00 on March 20 and by $25.00 on April 3)
License: USA Cycling / NORBA
Course Description: The SRAM Dual Slalom is a classic. The single best Dual Slalom race in the world, the legendary Sea Otter course includes massive berms, tricky off-cambers, jumps and rhythm sections to challenge riders and thrill spectators. Course builder and designer Keith Defiebre has prepared a few surprises for 2008…..


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