Anthony Clark of Squid Bikes had a tough finish to the 2016/17 season after suffering a broken hand in October. The always-positive Clark stuck with a healthy regimen of trainer workouts through his recovery and returned to race at U.S. Nationals in Hartford.

With a year to recover, Clark is looking to return to the form that brought him a third and fourth place finish at the 2016 DCCX, right before he got hurt. Clark finished fourth both days of the Fields of Joy CX UCI weekend in Australia at the end of August and then finished on the podium on the first day of the Qiansen Trophy in China earlier this month.

I chatted with Clark on Thursday afternoon after his pre-ride of the Jingle Cross course while he was waiting to take a spin with Stephen Hyde.

Clark also let me take a closer look at his custom-inked Squid helmet.

Anthony Clark’s custom Squid helmet. © Z. Schuster /

Stay tuned to Cyclocross Magazine for more coverage of the 2017 Jingle Cross Festival.