Perennial Super D favorites Carl Decker and Adam Craig unveiled a secret weapon at the Mount Snow Super D. Both were wearing casual riding shoes that allowed for better running than standard mountain biking shoes. Both were beaten in the run at the National Championships in Granby, Colorado.
The strategy paid off for both of them as Decker and Craig were first and third respectively after the Le Mans style start. Adam Snyder (Jamis) was second down the mountain. Decker knew that Craig would turn himself inside out to take the win so he stayed on the gas every inch of the descent. Craig got by Snyder who finished third.
Jason Sager (Jamis) crashed rather spectacularly on the first rock drop-off but was unhurt. Skillful riding behind him by Mike Broderick (Kenda / Seven / No Tubes) and others prevented any additional crashes.
Both Craig and Decker commented after the short track event which took place only 90 minutes after Super D that they were still feeling the effects of the hard battle.
Eighteen-year-old Deidre York (Velobum) won the women's race. She took the lead right from the gun, held her lead on the fire road and was first into the woods. Kelli Emmett (Giant) did not compete today due to a broken finger.
|1||Carl Decker (Giant)|| || |
|2||Adam Craig (Giant)|| || |
|3||Adam Snyder (Jamis)|| || |
|1||Diedre York (Velobum)|| || |