Course Designer Pete Webber Talks About his Win in the 40-44 Masters Field at Nationals

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Webber celebrating his win. © Steve Anderson

Webber celebrating his win. © Steve Anderson

We’re still digging out from under our pile of photos and videos from Nationals this past week—one of our photographers alone clocked in with 1400 photos just from Sunday’s races! So this week, we’ll be showcasing some of the many stories from the week that we may have missed in our efforts to bring you the most up to date race reporting during the event.  For our coverage during the week, check out our 2014 Cyclocross National Championship Page here.

This time around, we’re talking with Pete Webber, who not only helped run the event, but coached many of the athletes (including 11-12 National Champion Tea Wright), helped design the course, and then took a dominant win in the 40-44 field. We’re willing to be he’s still sleeping now that racing is finally over.

On the race... That was the goal, get out in front and just smash it. And that’s what I did. The race went right according to plan.

On race feedback… The reports all week have been fabulous. I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve created here at Valmont.

On the course… All the other technical features, we wanted to have the amateur riders do them too, and it turned out to be a huge success. We put a lot of work, years and years of work, just for this course in testing different scenarios, different routes, so we could have the best course possible. And that’s what it takes to make a fantastic course.

On multitasking… This week has been epic. I’ve been toasted by the end of the day. Coaching, working with the juniors, working on the course, all sorts of other local obligations, but you know I wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s what it’s all about. That’s my life and that’s what I love to do.

Watch the full interview here:

For all the best Cyclocross Nationals 2014 coverage, including bike profiles, race reports, results and video interviews, check out our 2014 Cyclocross National Championship Page here.

 

 

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