Video: Carl Decker Rides the Stairs and Dual Suspension to Victory – Raleigh Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross Race – Results

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Carl Decker (Giant Bicycles) started the 2013 Raleigh Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross Race on Adam Craig’s SRAM Red hydraulic-disc brake prototype Giant TCX Advanced cyclocross bike, but after a half lap, jumped on his brand new Anthem 27.5″ (650b) dual suspension mountain bike.

Despite losing 15 seconds due to the bike swap, Decker clawed his way back due to his ability to ride the two cement staircases and bomb down the rocky, rutted downhills. With two to go, Decker hit the front and started to stretch out his lead, taking the victory at the third annual July cyclocross race.

Here’s a video of Decker on the last lap, expanding up his gap over Jonathan Page (Fuji Bikes / Competitive Cyclist) by riding the stairs. Needless to say, Page wasn’t too happy with Decker’s equipment choice because it gave him such an advantage (video interviews will be posted soon).

(The first racer in this video is getting lapped.)

Read the full 2013 Raleigh Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross race report, results, photos and interviews here.

 

 

 

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12 comments
Pete Simpson
Pete Simpson

no MTB's at a cross race, cuz, well, it's a cross race....

Sean Christensen
Sean Christensen

Lets see the video of the 'rutty, rocky downhills' then!

Chris Housley
Chris Housley

Isn't bar width an issue as well as tire width?

Jim Dowd
Jim Dowd

something about a gun and a knife fight...

Jason Sager
Jason Sager

nothing says a good CX race like riding a dualie mtb for 95% of it.

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