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VERONA, WISCONSIN—On the day before her crack at the 2012 Elite Women, Nicole Duke chatted with Cyclocross Magazine‘s Molly Hurford about downhilling, family, racing, the Nationals course and how women get better with age.

UPDATE: Duke did, in fact, make it to the third step of the podium at Cyclocross Nationals.

See all of Cyclocross Magazine‘s 2012 USA Cycling National Championships video interviews here!