Cameron Dodge has been flying under the radar this cyclocross season, despite some stellar results including a fifth and sixth respectively on the Charm City weekend, a first place at WhirlyBird Cross and a top 20 finish both days at Providence. Still, it wasn’t until Day 2 at Rochester this weekend when he took second place behind Raphael Gagne that he really jumped out and showed his riding prowess. It makes sense that Day 2, the more mountain biker style course, was better for him, since he took the bronze medal at U23 MTB Nationals this summer. We caught up with the 22-year-old post-race to find out what’s been happening in his season.
On the race… I started second from last row, and had a decent start. I was able to get up to the second group maybe three laps in. And it was me, Anthony Clark and Mike Garrigan. We were riding together comfortably for four or five laps, and on the last lap I was able to get a gap. I just rode as hard as I could, big ring on the flats. It was great, I’m super happy with it.
On his season so far… I’ve done a lot of local stuff but I’m starting to come to the bigger races. I was at Gloucester and I had a bad weekend there, a couple mechanicals. I was also at Providence and I had a good first day and an OK second day.
On his season goals… I’d like to go to Nationals. But I haven’t made up my mind yet.
On short term goals… Next weekend is an off weekend so I’ll ride my mountain bike and ’cross bike around. Then Northampton or Cincinnati.
On racing… I race mountain bikes mainly but I like ’cross
On his bike… It’s a Scott Addict CX. It’s great—we just built it up this week!