In this video interview, Mark Legg-Compton talks with Cyclocross Magazine’s Andrew Yee about the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky and his wife Katie Compton’s second place finish. He describes Compton’s early lap bike troubles, and reflects upon the event compared to other World Championships.
“I couldn’t find the reason for the problem,” he said about her bike and the chain that kept dropping before she pitted. She only pitted the one time, and as Legg-Compton said, “The only time people were pitting was for mechanicals,” adding, “The chain falling off was really unusual.” Compton brought four bikes to the World Championships, and after that mechanical, shelved the first lap bike to avoid any chance of such a problem happening agin. [See our profile of Katie Compton's Trek cyclocross bikes she used at the National Championships and World Championships.]
The couple intends to look at lap times to analyze the race better, but Legg-Compton added that in addition to mechanicals, Compton was having trouble breathing during the race as well. But, that said, “It’s been so much fun to see the excitement here… This was by far the best, the crowds were the loudest, the most fun.”