Robson congratulating Faia. 2014 Masters 45-49 Cyclocross National Championships. © Steve Anderson

Robson congratulating Faia. 2014 Masters 45-49 Cyclocross National Championships. © Steve Anderson

When Michael Robson rolled across the line in third place in the Men’s 45-49, the first thing he did was beeline to competitor and race winner Tim Faia and hugged him, saying, “I’m as happy as if I’d won it.”

About working with teammateWith the ruts, and how rough it was and how hard it was we definitely wanted to be up at the front. I hadn’t planned on leading but no one else just went that hard.”

On Faia… I figured I did a good hard start he’d be right on my wheel. I didn’t have to look I just know that he’s there.

On getting third place… We [Tim Faia] race together week in, week out. We always just hammer, duke it out. And like I said, I couldn’t be happier than if I had won it myself. It’s just as good as it gets.”

On the course… The super hard, frozen ruts, the rocks, nothing was unfamiliar. I felt great, rode great, I just didn’t have the super top-end legs.”

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