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.
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Broke my hand 10 days ago… but 20 hours on the trainer feel stonger than ever.. time to crush surgery and recover strong hopefully be racing real soon … I'm stronger than a machine because I have all the heart !!!!!!! Doesn't matter how u get knocked down matters how strong you come back#^&
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.
Stay tuned to Cyclocross Magazine for more coverage of the 2017 Jingle Cross Festival.