Nash cancels retirement plans

After finding out that her knee injury is not as bad as she had thought, Katerina Nash cancelled her plans to retire and will instead concentrate on racing in North America.

"It looks like she'll be able to continue training and racing at the level she did last year," said Luna Mountain Bike Team spokewoman Alison Dunlap.

In the coming months, the 31-year-old Nash will target races such as the two Canadian World Cups, the BC Bike stage race and the contests in Downieville, California. In the autumn, she will race cyclo-cross, including the USGP series, select World Cups and the World Championships, which happen to be in her native country of Czech.

"Instead of trying to do every event of every series, she is going to focus on more select events, aiming for more podium finishes and victories," said Dunlap.

Nash won several events last year and finished first overall in the US National Mountain Bike Series (NMBS) short track series. She was also second in the cross country series.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.