The CLIF BAR Development Cyclo-Cross Team strives to not only develop top young cyclo-cross racers and give them the best opportunity to succeed at the national and international level, but also to help them develop into true leaders of the cycling community and their own communities through the team's "sustainable cycling" mission.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Eckmann brothers head over to race in Europe
Robin and Yannick Eckmann head home to Germany tomorrow for the holidays, and will be racing a few events in Switzerland and then the German National Championships on Jan. 5th.
It was an impressive first full year of cyclo-cross for the Eckmann brothers, in which both dominated the local Colorado scene (15 yr old Robin finishing off his full season in the 3s with the State Championship title, and 14 yr old Yannick schooling the Cat 4s for several races before bumping up and holding his own in the 3s).
Robin hit all the USGP events with the team, and easily won the 15-16 category several times (with his hardest battles coming from Yannick and Rad Racing's Benny Swedeburg in Portland).
At US Nationals, the boys are still able to race with their Green Card until they hit the 17-18 division, and they put in solid rides in the snow and ice of Kansas - with Robin taking 4th and Yannick 5th in the 15-16 division.
Good luck in Europe guys!