Christopher Blevins is kind of the most interesting man in cyclocross. He doesn’t always do ’cross races, but when he does, he prefers to win National Championships.
No, but really, he is pretty interesting:
And like Gavin Haley before him, if bike racing does not work out, he also has some lyrical skills.
Blevins won a tough battle against Eric Brunner in Sunday’s U23 Men’s race by attacking and hopping the stairs at the beginning of the lap to get his winning gap. With the win, Blevins now has the U23 Mountain Bike and Cyclocross National Championships in hand. Blevins, who races on the road for the Axeon Hagens Berman team, finished 15th at U23 Road Nationals in 2017, so he has a shot at pulling the U.S. version of the Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and holding all three championships at once.
We chatted with Blevins, third-place finisher Grant Ellwood and Gage Hecht, who finished fourth after a flat, after the race.
For more from Reno, see our dedicated 2018 Reno Cyclocross Nationals page. Miss Blevins’ high-flying show, check out the race replay.