Saturday, January 28, 2006
The Cyclo-Cross Chamionships of the World
The day began with the Junior race at 11:30. Everyone had a pretty good start. Bjorn made the front group for the whole race. It was so amazing to watch on tv. With half a lap left he was in 3rd, but then faded back to 7th at the end. An awesome ride either way. Danny was the second American in 19th place. He was the 4th 17 year old so he has some good chances for next year. Mr. Alex Howes got 35th place. Strong showing. The American team ended up 5th overall which will give the a great starting position next year.
The U23 did not go as well. There was a huge crash right at the start. Troy went down really hard. He ended up with a few stitches and a broken elbow. He even finished the race. Everyone got stuck behind it. Jesse got his brake stuck in his wheee. Adam, Dan, and I were all behind it. So by the first corner we were a good 15 seconds behind the leaders. We had a long way to work back up. Newt and I rode together for a while until he flatted. I almost managed to not get lapped but I was pulled before the finishng straight. I think I could have made it though. Oh well. Me - 48th. Troy - 55th. Lots of bad luck for the US U23's.
U23 Results - http://www.cyclingnews.com/cross/2006/jan06/CXworlds06/?id=results/CXworlds062
Junior Results - http://www.cyclingnews.com/cross/2006/jan06/CXworlds06/?id=results/CXworlds061
Posted by Team TIAA-CREF / Clif Bar at 4:07 PM