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Even Elvis is part of 'Viva CrossVegas'

Updated: September 23, 2010, 6:38 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

LAS VEGAS -- This is horsepower of a different color.

That was my reaction after watching my first cyclocross race -- the discipline known as the steeplechase of the sport, with good reason.

Elvis -- nothing happens in this town without his say-so -- kicked things off Wednesday night with a rendition of "Viva CrossVegas." An elite 125-man field that included U.S. champion Tim Johnson and his counterparts from several other countries took off under the lights. The course, ...

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