Aubrey Drummond (SPCX p/b RK Black) has some successful footsteps to follow in as a cyclocrosser. Her father Chris won the Masters 35-39 race at the 2017 Hartford Cyclocross Nationals.
“There’s a lot of trash talk in my house,” the younger Drummond said about her competitive relationship with her dad. “It makes it fun, it makes it competitive.”
Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Drummond was doing her part to get to that national championship level by attending the 2019 Montana Cross Camp. Drummond will be racing age 18 this year, and this was her first time attending the mid-summer cyclocross training camp.
When I sat down to chat with her, she also reminded me we met at Jingle Cross a few years back. It turns out, Drummond is a pretty big Wout van Aert fan—which is not a bad choice these days.
Despite missing the Tour stages during camp thanks to the busy Montana Cross Camp schedule, Drummond said she was receiving text updates from her brother during camp. Now that she’s back home, there will be plenty of time to watch Wout and perhaps even see him win another Tour stage.
Drummond was the 1st of the 15 young women at Montana Cross Camp to sit down and chat with me. You can hear what she had to say about how she got into cycling, why she loves ’cross, Montana Cross Camp and of course, Wout, in the video below.
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