Construction and selection is underway for the 2009 Illinois Cyclocross Awesomeness Champion award, an award given to the person/s who do the most to make the Chicago Cross Cup awesome.

While 2008's winner, the <a href="">Chicago Cuttin' Crew,</a> will maintain possession of their title and trophy, an new winner and trophy will be presented at the December 6th Montrose race.  The selection committee has been out all season, and will be there for the next two weeks, looking for the loudest, most fun, most awesome rider/fan out there.

The ILCXAC recognizes that it’s not just the medal winners that make races fun but the supporters, promoters, officials, dedicated mid-pack finishers, and everyone else with a sense of humor that come together to make racing great. Every race needs podium finishers, but it takes a lot more to make folks want to come back in the cold and mud every week.  This award is our way of saying thank you the stand-outs who we all remember for how they made it all fun.

The 2008 trophy: