Bannister on the way to the 65-69 win in the Men's 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Nationals races in Boulder, Colorado. © Steve Anderson

Bannister on the way to the 65-69 win in the Men’s 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Nationals races in Boulder, Colorado. © Steve Anderson

On a course with six races running at the same time, it was hard for even the racers to figure out where they were in the field. Phillip Bannister took the win in the second race started at 9 AM, the 65-69 Masters race.

On the course… It was changing quite a lot. It stayed pretty frozen and toward the end of my race it was loosening up a little bit. It’s a good course, a lot of fun, very technical.

On knowing where he was… I knew I was in first and wasn’t being passed. As long as I kept that going I knew I was good. I didn’t know where the number two guy was.

On his training… I haven’t raced a lot this season, though I’ve been riding my bike a ton, and I thought a top five might be realistic.

On the win… It’s my second National Championship, and I got the other one when I was a baby in an age group, so it’s good to be young.

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