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** Some race experience is recommended, but new racers who are comfortable and have some experience riding in groups (pacelining, etc.) should also feel free to try this category.
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** Some race experience is recommended here, including experience riding in groups (pacelining, etc.).
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* '''Women's D.''' Beginner riders with a small amount of experience should enter the Women's D field.
** New racers who are comfortable and have some experience riding in groups (pacelining, etc.) should feel free to try this category. D riders can drop down to Intros for a weekend if they want to receive some more coaching on mass-start racing.
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Truly elite Women's A racers may elect to compete in Men's A or B events for additional training. Talk to the [[Contact.Contact | conference director or road season coordinator]] for details.

Questions and comments about women's categories should go to the [[Contact.Contact | women's coordinator]] and/or [[Contact.Contact | upgrade coordinator]].
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Truly elite Women's A racers may elect to compete in Men's A or B events for additional training. Talk to the [[ECCC.Contact | conference director]] and/or [[ECCC.Contact | road season coordinator]] for details.

Questions and comments about women's categories should go to the [[ECCC.Contact | women's coordinator]] and/or [[ECCC.Contact | upgrade coordinator]].
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Truly elite Women's A racers may elect to compete in Men's A or B events for additional training. Talk to [[mailto:tjkopena@collegiatecycling.org | Joe Kopena]] for details.
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Truly elite Women's A racers may elect to compete in Men's A or B events for additional training. Talk to the [[Contact.Contact | conference director or road season coordinator]] for details.

Questions and comments about women's categories should go to the [[Contact.Contact | women's coordinator]] and/or [[Contact.Contact | upgrade coordinator]]
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Every ECCC road race features three women's races covering four categories. Basic information about these and progressing through them is available on the [[Racer.Categories]] and [[Racers.Upgrades]] pages. The following are additional women's-specific notes and guides.
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Every ECCC road race features three women's races covering four categories. Basic information about these and progressing through them is available on the [[Racers.Categories | Categories]] and [[Racers.Upgrades | Upgrades]] pages. The following are additional women's-specific notes and guides.
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Every ECCC road race features three women's races covering four categories:
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Every ECCC road race features three women's races covering four categories. Basic information about these and progressing through them is available on the [[Racer.Categories]] and [[Racers.Upgrades]] pages. The following are additional women's-specific notes and guides.
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Every ECCC road race features three women's races covering four categories:
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Every ECCC road race features three women's races covering four categories:
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>>rframe width=300px<<%width=300px%[[Attach:2010-emma-cx.jpg | Attach:2010-emma-cx.jpg"Emma Bast (Mt Holyoke)"]]\\
Emma Bast (Mt Holyoke), 2009 USAC Collegiate D2 National Road Race Champion, relaxes with a little cyclocross practice. (:by Carlos Sabillón:)
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>>rframe width=300px text-align:center<<%width=300px%[[Attach:2010-emma-cx.jpg | Attach:2010-emma-cx.jpg"Emma Bast (Mt Holyoke)"]]\\
Emma Bast (Mt Holyoke), former Women's Intro racer and later 2009 USAC Collegiate D2 National Road Race Champion, relaxes with a little cyclocross. (:by Carlos Sabillón:)
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Emma Bast (Mt Holyoke), 2009 USAC Collegiate D2 National Road Race Champion, relaxes with a little cyclocross practice. (:by Carlos Sabillón:)
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Elite Women's A racers may elect to compete in Men's A or B events for additional training. Talk to [[mailto:tjkopena@collegiatecycling.org | Joe Kopena]] for details.
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Truly elite Women's A racers may elect to compete in Men's A or B events for additional training. Talk to [[mailto:tjkopena@collegiatecycling.org | Joe Kopena]] for details.
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Elite Women's A racers may elect to compete in Men's A or B events for additional training. Talk to [[mailto:tjkopena@collegiatecycling.org | Joe Kopena]] for details.
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%right%''Compiled by Maggie Sulliva (NU alumni), former women's coordinator.''
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%right%''Compiled by Maggie Sullivan (NU alumni), former women's coordinator.''
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Every ECCC road race features three women's races, covering four categories:
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Every ECCC road race features three women's races covering four categories:
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** In criteriums there are 4 primes in this field. As with the finish, As and Bs are scored separately. Women's A racers earn double points on the first and last prime. Scoring remains four deep.
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*** In criteriums there are 4 primes in this field. As with the finish, As and Bs are scored separately. Women's A racers earn double points on the first and last prime. Scoring remains four deep.
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%right%''Compiled by Maggie Sulliva, NU, former women's coordinator.''
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%right%''Compiled by Maggie Sulliva (NU alumni), former women's coordinator.''
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* '''Women's A/B.''' The Women's A and B categories for veteran racers are run as a single field.
** Women's A is restricted; riders must earn enough upgrade points or have a USAC Category 3 license and request an upgrade via their [[usacycling.org]] account to enter the field.
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* '''Women's A/B.''' The Women's A and B categories are run as a single field for veteran racers.
** Women's A is restricted; riders must earn enough upgrade points or have a USAC Category 3 license and request an upgrade via their [[http://usacycling.org | usacycling.org]] account to enter the field.
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For the past several years, the ECCC has run a non-standard arrangement for its women's road racing categories. This page summarizes that and provides a guide for new women racers trying to determine what category they should start in.
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* '''Women's A/B.''' The Women's A and B categories are run as a single field for veteran racers.
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* '''Women's A/B.''' The Women's A and B categories for veteran racers are run as a single field.
** Women's A is restricted; riders must earn enough upgrade points or have a USAC Category 3 license and request an upgrade via their [[usacycling.org]] account to enter the field.
** Women's B is open to any woman, however it is a very competitive field. Previous top quartile finishes in Women's C (i.e., top 10--15 results) are highly recommended before requesting an upgrade to this category
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*** In criteriums there are 4 primes. As with the finish, As and Bs are scored separately. Women's A racers earn double points on the first and last prime. Scoring remains four deep.
** Women's A is restricted; riders must earn enough upgrade points or have a USAC Category 3 license and request an upgrade via their [[usacycling.org]] account to enter the field.
** Women's B is open to any women, however it is a very competitive field. Previous top quartile finishes in Women's C (i.e., top 10--15 results) are highly recommended before requesting an upgrade to this category
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** In criteriums there are 4 primes in this field. As with the finish, As and Bs are scored separately. Women's A racers earn double points on the first and last prime. Scoring remains four deep.
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** Some race experience is recommended for this race, but new racers who are comfortable and have some experience riding in groups (pacelining, etc) should also feel free to try this category.
** Women routinely finishing ahead of this pack should consider trying the Women's B races.
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** Some race experience is recommended, but new racers who are comfortable and have some experience riding in groups (pacelining, etc.) should also feel free to try this category.
** Women routinely finishing ahead of this pack should consider attempting the Women's B races.
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** '''''ECCC Women's Intro races are also open to new non-collegiate racers (first time Cat 4 licensees)!'''''
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** The race is held in a coached format. Half of the race is controlled by the coaches, ensuring everyone gains some group riding experience and instruction. Afterward, the field regroups, stops, and restarts for a full out race in the second half with coaches remaining in the field only to provide some tips and ensure safety.
** '''''ECCC Women's Intro races are also open to new non-collegiate racers (first time Cat 4 licensees)!'''''
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** The race is held in a coached format. Half of the race is controlled by the coaches, ensuring everyone gains some group riding experience and instruction. For the second half the field regroups, stops, and restarts for a full out race, with coaches remaining in the field only to provide tips and ensure safety.
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** The categories are scored separately; i.e., the first B finisher wins the B race, regardless of how far back in the overall field they finish. Both combined and split results are published.
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** The categories are scored separately; i.e., the first B finisher wins the B race, regardless of how far back in the overall field they finish. Both combined and split results are published and usable for upgrade points.
*** In criteriums there are 4 primes. As with the finish, As and Bs are scored separately. Women's A racers earn double points on the first and last prime. Scoring remains four deep
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** Women's B is open to any women, however it is a very competitive field. Previous top quartile finishes in Women's C (i.e., top 10--15 result) are highly recommended before requesting an upgrade for this category.
** In criteriums there are 4 primes. As with the finish, As and Bs are scored separately. Women's A racers earn double points on the first and last prime. Scoring remains four deep.

* '''Women's C.''' Intermediate and new but slightly experienced racers should enter the Women's C field
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** Women's B is open to any women, however it is a very competitive field. Previous top quartile finishes in Women's C (i.e., top 10--15 results) are highly recommended before requesting an upgrade to this category.

* '''Women's C.''' Intermediate riders should enter the Women's C field.
** Some race experience is recommended for this race, but new racers who are comfortable
and have some experience riding in groups (pacelining, etc) should also feel free to try this category.
** Women routinely finishing ahead of this pack should consider trying the Women's B races
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! ECCC Women's Road Categories

For the past several years, the ECCC has run a non-standard arrangement for its women's road racing categories. This page summarizes that and provides a guide for new women racers trying to determine what category they should start in.

Every ECCC road race features three women's races, covering four categories:

* '''Women's A/B.''' The Women's A and B categories are run as a single field for veteran racers.
** The categories are scored separately; i.e., the first B finisher wins the B race, regardless of how far back in the overall field they finish. Both combined and split results are published.
** Women's A is restricted; riders must earn enough upgrade points or have a USAC Category 3 license and request an upgrade via their [[usacycling.org]] account to enter the field.
** Women's B is open to any women, however it is a very competitive field. Previous top quartile finishes in Women's C (i.e., top 10--15 result) are highly recommended before requesting an upgrade for this category.
** In criteriums there are 4 primes. As with the finish, As and Bs are scored separately. Women's A racers earn double points on the first and last prime. Scoring remains four deep.

* '''Women's C.''' Intermediate and new but slightly experienced racers should enter the Women's C field.

* '''Women's Intro.''' Completely new racers and those unused to group riding should enter the Women's Intro field, which provides a safe and educational introduction to bicycle racing.
** Immediately before every Women's Intro mass start race (road race, circuit, or crit) is a half hour off-course clinic, with veteran racers conducting drills or talking about skills and tactics.
** The race is held in a coached format. Half of the race is controlled by the coaches, ensuring everyone gains some group riding experience and instruction. Afterward, the field regroups, stops, and restarts for a full out race in the second half with coaches remaining in the field only to provide some tips and ensure safety.
** '''''ECCC Women's Intro races are also open to new non-collegiate racers (first time Cat 4 licensees)!'''''

Remember that all categories are restricted to full time students on a licensed collegiate club, except for Women's Intro.

%right%''Compiled by Maggie Sulliva, NU, former women's coordinator.''
last modified January 22, 2014, at 09:07 AM