USA Week: Cycling's call pulls Roy Knickman back into the fold

Standing almost anonymously along the barriers just past the finish line of the Redlands Bicycle Classic criterium, Roy Knickman looks like any other spectator taking in one of America's longest-running pro races. But the tireless stream of team directors, managers, race officials and others who stop to talk with him, shake his hand or just recall old times, gives away the fact that he's no casual cycling fan.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.