McDonald, switching to a new Texas-based team mid-season, raced strongly in front of his sponsor’s home crowd to finish third and round out the podium. “The Cyclocross Project does so much for the kids around here, with help and clinics. They put on free pre-races… it took me out of a stressful situation. [Riding for them] kept me going, kept me motivated… I had some pull with the crowd, a lot of guys pulling for me. It was really good.”
Summerhill pulled in for fourth with Timmerman coming in just behind, both riders with great finishes to cap off their season. Hyde, the rider who spent most of the time in fourth, finished just off the podium, which although was a great result, might have been disappointing to the rider who won the C2 race at the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival earlier in the season.
With Nationals now behind us, the top elite riders will be looking towards the 2015 Cyclocross World Championships being held this year in the Czech Republic.