Keith, past National Cyclocross Champion with his 2003 Fuji Cross
KEITH GREGORY TAKES
SECOND AT CYCLING NATIONALS
Keith Gregory of
Alfred took second place at the USA Cycling National Cyclocross
Championships on Friday Dec. 12. This years event was held in Portland, OR
where the weather was rainy and in the 40's; perfect Cyclocross weather.
Cyclocross is a
cycling event that is best described as a combination of road and mountain
bike racing that takes place in the fall and winter to take advantage of
wonderfully crappy weather. Gregory's age group, men over 55 years, had a
field of 16 starters, many of whom were regional champs from all parts of
the US. Shortly after the starting gun, Gregory, sponsored by the Bicycle
Man, and James Wagner, a cardiologist from the Seattle area, pulled away
from the other riders and the battle for first began in earnest. For
another 20 minutes the lead changed back and forth as the two old men
challenged each other in a contest of wills and, ultimately, it was
Gregory who cracked. Wagner, who is the currant World Mountain Bike
Champion, went on to win with a 1:14 margin of victory. Gregory came in
with a lead of over 1:34 ahead of the third place rider.
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