Monday, December 14, 2009

It was a case of 'three times the champion' for Tim Johnson ( at the US National Cyclo-Cross Championships in Bend, Oregon, today as he took home his third stars and stripes jersey. The Massachusetts native took the prestigious single-day event by storm, winning by nearly 10 seconds ahead of local star Ryan Trebon (Kona-FSA) and Jonathan Page (Planet Bike).
"It was so easy to make a mistake today," said Johnson. "The race isn't won in the first lap but it's lost in the first eight or nine of the ten laps we did. I felt smooth and fast and that was all I was thinking about. I broke the race down into chunks and every couple corners. I tried to have a trouble free last few laps. I wasn't trying to gain any time, just tried to go as fast as I could," he added.
Johnson won his last cyclo-cross national title in 2007 in Kansas City. This year, he was the odds on favourite after taking nearly 10 season victories and winning the North American Cyclo-Cross Trophy series overall title. Read More at

Photo: © Dave McElwaine


GenghisKhan said...

10 seconds?! Sounds like a great race. Congrats to TJ--and everyone, especially organizers and volunteers!