2011 was a great year for The Natural Way Racing Team and one of the highlights was Joe Coffey’s battle for the Colorado Cross Cup Cat 4 34+ Best All Around Rider.
For the first several races, Joe chased Robert Brudenell in points until Robert upgraded to Category 3. The competition then settled to a weekly struggle between Joe and John Diebert of High Peaks Masters. After a ten race campaign over three months on all types of courses, elevations, and conditions, Joe and John’s points totals were tied going into the state championship.
The final race of the year was a muddy, snowy mess, with lots of climbing on every lap. In a word, it was a perfect day for Colorado Cross. Joe was able to close out the season with a podium finish at the championship and clinch the top spot in the Cross Cup series. Congratulations Joe!