U.S. Worlds Team claims first medal at Mountain Bike World Championships
During the third day of the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Leogang, Austria, Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo.; Specialized Factory Racing) takes home silver in the U23 Men’s Cross-Country race.
“It was a solid race all in all. I rode my own race from the start and Tom Pidcock was flying so I didn’t get swept up in trying to chase him early. I just settled into a rhythm and tried to stay smooth in the crazy [course] conditions. It’s really awesome that we’re even here racing and kudos to everyone who helped us get here. To top it off with a medal this week is an awesome feeling,” said Blevins.
Out of the gate, Blevins led the race with British rider Tom Pidcock. The two broke away early and maintained the gap the entire race. As the pair entered the second lap, Pidcock pulled away and kept a steady lead on Blevins for the rest of the race finishing in a time of 1:08:15. Blevins finished 1 minutes and 52 seconds behind him.
Jim Miller, USA Cycling’s Chief of Sport Performance, is excited about Team USA’s first medal of the week, “I’m very proud of Christopher’s ride. Chris prepared very well for this short World Cup series and World Championships. Christopher rode a great race, but Tom Piddock was simply too good today.”
The rest of the riders of our continent were classified as follows:
|Lugar/ Place||Corredor / Rider||País / Country|
|35||GUTIERREZ Adair Zabdiel||MEXICO|
|49||MARTIN SOTO Nicolas||CHILE|
|66||AZCONA ACOSTA Emilio||MEXICO|
|71||HERRERA OCHOA Esteban||MEXICO|
Source: USACyclings and UCI Official Web