Redlines Logan Owen finished 17th place in the Elite juniors World Championship Cyclo-Cross race this past Saturday racing in Koksijde Belgium.

Redlines Logan Owen finished 17th place in the Elite juniors World Championship Cyclo-Cross race this past Saturday racing in Koksijde Belgium.

With his UCI elite juniors ranking at 12th in the world, Logan was placed in the middle on the second row for the start. UCI rules call for 8 riders per row, so Logan was next to Andrew Dillman who was ranked 9th in UCI points.

Logan was riding in 14th place during the first lap after being behind the first tangle on the very first sand section climb approximately 35 seconds into the race. With the course reduced to just one narrow line in the sand and 6 major sand sections, the chances for Logan to advance his position were very limited. Logan also suffered a couple of last lap crashes that put a bit of distance between him and USA teammate Andrew Dillman.

Logan tells us he was not feeling very good with an upset stomach, and overall did not have his best race. Here at Redline we are very proud of 17th place for a 16 year old in his first world championships, especially on a course as intense with sand as Koksijde.  

 

VeloNews coverage:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/01/news/mathieu-van-der-poel-takes-worlds-junior-cx-title_204695

Cycling News coverage:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/championnats-du-monde-world-championships-2012/junior-men/results

You can watch video of the final lap of the race here:

http://www.sporza.be/cm/1.1206810?refArticle=1.1206813&view=mediaItemAjax