Redlines Logan Owen put his stamp of authority on the MFG Cyclo-cross series final yesterday at the famed Woodlawn Park course in Seattle. Logan got off to a great start, but “nailed” a tree with his shoulder and crashed hard on the second lap. Logan got up and back into the race which at this point was a three way affair with Russell Stevenson, and Logan’s teammate Ryan Iddings. Redlines Iddings was last years winner of the MFG series and looked to be in control of yesterdays race after a poor start. With about three laps to go Iddings crashed and suffered a dropped chain and twisted shifter, so the race now down to Logan and Russell. Going into the last half lap, Logan attacked up the climb on the top section of the course before the tricky downhill slalom where passing was tough. Logan had the edge in his cornering skills yesterday and held off a hard charging Stevenson to the line. Quickly coming up to the race leaders, Ryan Iddings was just 15 seconds back and finished third. At 15 years of age, Logan is racing Cyclo-cross at a level that many elite riders will never achieve. Logan’s Cyclo-cross development and rate of improvement over just last year alone is phenomenal. Don’t be fooled though, because Logan is also an honors student at his high school. Of course, to many of those that have tracked Logan and know him to be a 5 time National Champion in Cyclo-cross, none of this is a surprise. The real truth is that Logan Owen is very smart on the bike too, even when his pulse rate is over 180 beats per minute. Logan is looking forward to Cyclo-cross nationals in Bend, OR this December where he will defend his title in the 15-16 year old boys age group.
Overall MFG Series results
Cat 1/2 Men
1 LOGAN OWEN, REDLINE
2 GALEN ERICKSON, KELLER-ROHRBACK