Thus far, our interviews from the 2017 Montana Cross Camp have focused on some of the up-and-coming Juniors in U.S. cyclocross. However, the camp is open all riders between the ages of 15 and 22, so there were some attendees who have already made a splash on the national stage.
One of these riders who was at times the center of attention in Helena was defending U23 National Champion Lance Haidet of the Donnelly racing team.
This weekend he was back on top at the West Sacramento Grand Prix in his home state of California. After narrowly losing a sprint on Saturday, he returned on Sunday to make sure he came out on top of the frenetic finish.
Haidet joined Gage Hecht and Brannan Fix as the two elder statesmen of this year’s Montana Cross Camp roster. This year’s camp was Haidet’s third. In this video, Haidet and Hecht battled it out in the sand.
Cyclocross Magazine’s Andrew Yee sat down with the U23 National Champion for the latest of our Montana Cross Camp interviews.
Their conversation covered Haidet’s season goals, learning from last season, heading to Europe to race a full cyclocross season, collegiate studies, keeping tabs on competitors and more.