By Rob Jones
British cross-country star Liam Killeen is at the Worlds and plans on racing the elite men's cross country on Saturday. Killeen, who races for Specialized, abruptly terminated his season in June after a poor start and illness. He said that tests narrowed it down to a persistent viral infection.
Killeen was able to start training again at the beginning of August, but is coming into the Worlds with no expectations. "I didn't want to miss this opportunity to race at home, but I'm just going to take it as it goes."
He hopes to resume racing in the fall, depending upon his results at Fort William. The World Cup final round is in Maribor, and it's a slight possibility, but Killeen said he is setting his sights on Roc d'Azur in October. He will start a distant 112th Saturday.