Kyle Knott Wins Virginia Cyclocross Title; Willing and Webb Tune-up in TN

8 12 2009

Kyle Knott, our team’s newest member, won the Virginia cyclocross championship (category 3) last weekend. Kyle won on a technical and muddy course, which he described as the “the hardest course I’ve ever done.” On the first lap Kyle broke away with another rider and immediately put 30 seconds into the chasers. These two battled for the front constantly, fighting for the best lines on a tricky and muddy course. Approaching the last corner, Kyle sprinted past his breakaway companion, taking the last corner first and sprinting to the victory. Kyle is ready to lay it on the line at this weekend’s National Collegiate Cycling Championships.

What an awesome picture from Mud, Sweat, and Gears #5 last weekend. Both Matt Willing and Paul Webb used the race as a tune-up for this coming weekend’s National Championships. They ended up 6th and 7th, riding about at about 80%, saving the big mojo for next weekend. The weather in Bend, OR, looks to be in the 20’s and 30’s with a chance of snow. So this was indeed a good prep.

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