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Hillsboro, Oregon – Sean Babcock survived tough battles in the mud today at the Washington County fairgrounds in Hillsboro, Oregon, for the penultimate round of the Cross Crusade Series.

Babcock’s love of the sport showed through in his boyish post-race enthusiasm: “It was an awesome, muddy course. It’s the first time I’ve raced in the mud since the early season Seattle races [StarCrossed and Rad Racing GP]. It was all super-muddy and slimy, and we were within five seconds of one another the whole time. It was perfect training for the Portland USGP, too.”