Gage Hecht of Parker, Colorado got the opportunity to make the most of the two World Cups held in the U.S. Hecht qualified for the U.S. team and spent the early part of the season lining up against Europe’s best.
The past few weekends he has been back in Colorado racing against some of the top young talent in the country. Over the weekend, the Alpha Bicycle Co. – Groove Subaru rider won the U23 race at the US Open of Cyclocross in Boulder both days.
Hecht also finished fourth at 2015 Worlds in Tabor, missing the podium by seconds.
Hecht said his trip to Europe is the highlight of every ’cross season, and he would love the opportunity to see what he can do against the European riders full time. “That’d definitely be a dream of mine, to spend time over there,” he said.
Although still considered a young star, we have seen him race since he was literally a young star.
Once Hecht’s cycling career is over, he already has a plan for the next step in his life. “I’m working on being a pilot right now and working towards a commercial job in the industry,” he said. “I think it would be a blast to have a job flying. I love being in the cockpit, so that’s probably the most enticing part of the job.”
Hecht has ridden a Moots titanium frame for a number of years now. His A Bike also has a little extra personalization to go along with the unique frame choice.
Interview with Gage Hecht at the 2017 Montana Cross Camp
Cyclocross Magazine’s Andrew Yee sat down to chat with Hecht about racing in Europe, flying, school and more in the latest of our Montana Cross Camp Interviews.