A World Champion and 4th place!
Kari Studley wins the World Championship for 30-34 women after a rough start of a flat front tire and crazy start line trouble. Kari’s pit crew of Dan Delph and her husband Dan Studley came to the rescue and got the tire fixed, after getting Kari a spare bike. After all of that drama Kari went out and rode the way she rode at Nationals, powering through the mud in the Seattle style leaving her competition behind
Logan Owen rode his heart out to take 4th place in a race marred by a bobbled start, a couple of spills and a dropped chain. Logan kept coming back each time, and never gave up in his efforts to get a bronze medal. Unfortunately the race between Logan and Mathieu Van der Poel never materialized when Van der Poel got the hole-shot and just rode away from the field from the gun. Logan never pitted although the pit crew was ready with two additional bikes. Logan made several awesome passes and a great run-up pass on the stone steps late in the race. In the end third place was just 10 seconds away, but Logan had too much to overcome.
Logan did receive his World Cup third place trophy this weekend, isn’t it pretty?
What a terrific year for our Team Redline Cyclo-cross’ers, now on the World stage!!
Great Junior/Logan race photos here.
More national news:
NPR news did a 3:29 minute story I heard on my way home:
Wall Street Journal covered it too:
Here’s the “Faces In The Crowd” post on Logan Owen in Sport Illustrated: