On fifth place… I’m happy with it! I didn’t know what to expect. Actually, I did know what to expect: a really hard-ass race. I got that.
On the start… I wish I could have been up there at the start more. Once the gaps go, you close a gap and you have to recover. But overall I’m happy, it was a solid ride. Actually, I was joking around, I lined up right behind Katie and was like, ‘Katie, have a good start.’ And she’s like, ‘I don’t know, I’m 50-50 these days.’ And then she missed her pedal. I was like, ‘Come on!’ It was funny. But I didn’t want to be too crazy in this first corner. There was some sketchiness in the first straight so I was back in about 20th.
On her strategy… I tried to be patient and move up where I could. There was this one line that I had where I had some awesome passes. I’m not super aggressive so whenever I have sweet passes, I’m like, ‘Awesome pass! Did everybody see that?! Put it in the record!’
On her best section… I love the stairs, the long ones! Every time I was like, ‘Yeah, I rock at this!’ But imagine Ryan [Trebon] out there. He could double step them!
On the battle for fifth… I was battling with Rachael [Lloyd] at the end. I attacked her on the stairs, I knew I could use them to get a little bit of a gap, and then I was like, OK, murder yourself until the end of the lap. And I did.
On taking a break… I didn’t want to bum everybody out, seeing me ride around just one pedal in front of the other.
On racing ’cross… I’ll always race a few races. I love it.
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