Newly-crowned American U23 national cyclocross champion Danny Summerhill (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) has been racing straight through after winning his Stars n’ Stripes jersey. “After Nationals, I went home after a long stint on the road,” said Summerhill. “I’d been doing a bunch of racing, then was in Oregon from before the USGPs all the way through Nats in Bend. I had two days at home [outside of Boulder, Colorado] before heading off to Europe.”
The next stop was Geoff Proctor’s EuroCrossCamp, a program that gives top Junior and U23 US ‘cross racers a major dose of the Belgian racing scene. This marked Summerhill’s 5th or 6th consecutive year – he’s lost count – of coming to Belgium for the busy Christmas week of cyclocross races. Combine that with a couple of visits to the same house – also the base for the US National U23 road team – every summer, and Summerhill has gotten to know the European race scene and Belgian lifestyle well.