Owen gave chase after a mis-start and early crash, and was in contention for a bronze medal. © Cyclocross Magazine
Owen gave chase after a mis-start and early crash, and was in contention for a bronze medal. © Cyclocross Magazine

Logan Owen had a disastrous first lap after a second position call-up at the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, KY, but battled back to a fourth place finish and was sitting third for part of the race. After he had a chance to clean up, warm up, and head out to the course to spectate, we caught up with the eight-time Junior National Champion again and he reflected upon the race, and is already looking forward to next year and racing in the U23 and Elite ranks. “No dessert tonight,” was his attitude, already thinking about next season.

“I’m not happy with [fourth place], but I’m happy with what I did to get there,” he tells us. “And next year, I’m going to be coming hard.”

Logan Owen collapses in exhaustion, emotion, and disappointment after his fourth place finish at the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. © Andrew Yee, Cyclocross Magazine

Logan Owen collapses in exhaustion, emotion, and disappointment after his fourth place finish at the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. © Andrew Yee, Cyclocross Magazine

Even though his race didn’t go so great, he had nothing but nice things to say about the crowds: “It was so motivating. I think if I didn’t have the crowd here, I couldn’t have come back from 20-something to being with a third place group,” Owen said. “Having that crowd was so helpful. I wasn’t running on power, it was pure motivation to get back and do everything that I could.”

“Having those mechanical issues is really heartbreaking, but that’s bike racing,” Owen said. “I got third in the World Cup overall, second in UCI points, it’s been a really good year.”

Read the full Junior World Championships race report, Mathieu van der Poel Dominates Junior Men’s Worlds, Owen Finishes Fourth, here.

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