Gage Hecht drives through the muck © Cyclocross Magazine

Gage Hecht drives through the muck © Cyclocross Magazine

“I didn’t think I was going to catch him.”

We here at Cyclocross Magazine are excited to be bringing you our annual Nationals reflections and winner profiles in our upcoming Issue 12. As we have done previously, this issue will spend some time with every winner, but this year we thought we’d take it a bit further here online and extend these profiles with a pile of video interviews we’ve been holding onto and give you a chance to learn more about the Stars and Stripes winners and their moments of glory.

With that in mind, we ask you to join us as we take some off-season time to celebrate our 2010 USAC cyclocross national champions in these post-race interviews, where we get to relive the high of victory through their eyes. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, we’ll be unveiling a new interview or two, covering everyone from the youngest grom to the most experienced Masters racer. Missed one? Check them all out in our Nationals Interview Page.

Today we bring you Junior Men 13-14 winner Gage Hecht and second place Karch Miller. Hecht repeated his 2009 win in the 10-12 category with a strong battle against Miller, overcoming a last-lap crash to overtake Miller on the final run up the stairs. You can go back and read our full coverage of the race here.