On racing Worlds and Nationals… I flew home for a night, kissed my wife, ran my dog, flew here, and got it all together. It was a tough race, I had a terrible start and had to work my way up there.
On the Nationals win… This is my first win. I finished six times in second place. I’ve won mountain but this is a big one.
On which win matters most… First Worlds was big in Louisville but to go to Europe and win it there with a really good international field. Winning there was big. It was saying Louisville was real, not just a second American championships. That was a good race. Wicked hard.
On the course today… This was super technical. It was hard to utilize power.
On race tactics… I took control of the last lap, was first into the corner. My gears weren’t shifting too well, and I didn’t think I was going to get there, because of my start.
On when he knew he had it… I didn’t know I was going to win until I crossed the finish line. At Worlds, the last lap was kind of a parade lap. This was down to the wire.