Updated: Katerina Nash Announces Plans to Retire from Professional MTB Racing

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Katerina Nash had plenty of time to celebrate. © Cathy Fegan-Kim, Cyclocross Magazine

Katerina Nash had plenty of time to celebrate. © Cathy Fegan-Kim, Cyclocross Magazine

On the heels of her Cross Vegas victory, Luna’s Katerina Nash has announced plans to retire from cycling. While she says the rest of cyclocross season will remain intact, her teammate Georgia Gould will be taking the season off. The Czech National Champion was fourth at the UCI World Championships in Louisville last year and no stranger to podiums, American and European, and will be sorely missed on the cyclocross circuit.

Cyclocross Magazine spoke with Nash, who said that the interview she did got partially lost on translation and while she’ll definitely be retiring from pro MTBing, she has big plans for the cyclocross season, including racing and conducting a clinic at the Providence Cyclocross Festival.

She left the door open to race the Czech World Cups and European Championships, and we’re hoping that happens and gives her motivation to see the season through so that her fans can say one last farewell to this legendary cyclocross racer. Read more about Nash and her career in our Issue 13 feature via an All-Access digital subscription!

 

 

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10 comments
Robert Frank
Robert Frank

...maybe we'll see Kat riding some Truckee/Tahoe Outlaw Cyclocross more often. :)

Tom Jones
Tom Jones

May not retire from racing, just professional racing. Go home and inflict slaughter and chaos on the local club expert men's classes. :D

Cyclocross Magazine
Cyclocross Magazine

Adrian, good point. well, we've seen our fair share of legends pack on 50 pounds through hanging up the bike for a long time but we're pretty sure Kateřina Nash isn't that type!

Adrian Montgomery
Adrian Montgomery

I don't think one retires from cycling, they retire from racing.

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