Lakewood, WA–Colorado finished strong over the weekend with a number of first place victories including Gage Hecht’s victory in the men’s UCI Elite category. In addition to the category winners through Friday (article HERE), this weekend saw Coloradans Kira Mullins, Mia Aseltine, Sarah Sturm, Jared Scott, Madigan Muro, Michaela Thompson, Katja Freeburn, Eric Brunner, Keiran Eagen and Jake Wells also took first in their respective categories. All photos courtesy of Dejan Smaic!
Colorado is home to some amazing juniors and under 23 pro’s so look for dominance in the years to come. And look at the single speed category, great job!
Here is a list of all the Coloradans from the entire week of racing. We have a great cycling community
|Madigan Muro||17-18 cat 1||1st|
|Cassidy Hickey||17-18 cat 2||2nd|
|Lauren Zoerner||17-18 cat 2||3rd|
|Jared Scott||17-18 cat 3||!st|
|Vin Hludzinski||17-18 cat 3||2nd|
|Michaela Thompson||17-18 cat 3||1st|
|Anna Katnick||17-18 cat 3||2nd|
|Jack Tanner||19-22 cat 2||3rd|
|Sam Brown||19-22 cat 2||5th|
|Katja Freeburn||19-22 cat 3||1st|
|Keiran Eagen||19-22 cat 3||1st|
|Harrison Buckley||19-22 cat 3||2nd|
|Eric Brunner||19-22 pro||1st|
|Cade Bickmore||19-22 pro||2nd|
|Jake Wells||M SS||1st|
|Stephen Davoust||M SS||4th|
|Sam Vickery||M SS||9th|
|Gage Hecht||Men Elite||1st|
|Grant Ellwood||Men Elite||8th|
|Maxx Chance||Men Elite||10th|
|Sarah Sturm||WM SS||1st|
|Emily Schaldach||WM SS||2nd|
|Meredith MIller||WM SS||5th|
|Melissa Barker||WM SS||6th|
|Katherine Compton||Women Elite||3rd|
|Sunny Gilbert||Women Elite||6th|
Here is an article from Velo News to offer more insight:
Gage Hecht sprinted to an early lead and then held off Curtis White and Stephen Hyde to win the men’s elite cyclocross title.
Gage Hecht attacked early and never looked back.
Hecht, 22, won the men’s elite title at Sunday’s USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships after leading for the entire race. Hecht simply had more power than his chasers along the muddy track, finishing ahead of Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com teammates Curtis White and Stephen Hyde.
“It’s amazing. This is something I’ve dreamed about since I was 10 or 12 years old racing here,” Hecht said after crossing the line in Lakewood, Washington. “It’s really exciting.”
The victory capped off a high-speed chase between Hecht and the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld duo along the muddy, technical track. Hecht was fastest from the gun and sprinted to an early lead on the opening lap.
Read the rest HERE