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Just Having Fun - an interview with Adam Craig

World Cup #5 in Canada

World Cup #5 in Canada (Image credit: Marek Lazarski)

After a disappointing year in 2004, Adam Craig's renewed passion for racing is on show in his results. The product of a relaxed outlook in terms of objectives, the young American's approach seems to be paying dividends with strong performances at the MTB World Cup events so far this season. Rob Karman caught up with Craig before this weekend's Angel Fire World Cup round.

For Adam Craig it's all about the podium... and having fun.

As I sit down in Adam Craig's living room for an interview before we go for a short ride and he heads to the airport for the Angle Fire World Cup, I'm struck by a rather odd looking coffee table.

Cyclingnews: Tell us about the coffee table...

Adam Craig: My esteemed roommate, Megan Elliot, who moved here the same time I did in January when we didn't have any furniture, had these plyometrics boxes we turned into a podium/coffee table/magazine, blanket, trophy rack (laughs) with some toys on it too (laughs more). We actually have a coffee table in parts over there, but I haven't had time with all the traveling and riding and racing etc to put it together, and that's how it's generally been around here.

CN: Good stuff. So, last two World Cups, fourth place in both. The best American results in a long time. What's different this year? Why are you doing so well?

See the rest of the interview here.

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