You started college in the fall. How has it been balancing schoolwork with a full race program?
Yeah, it’s been interesting! [laughs] It’s been hard, but I’m balancing it, and working with professors, and they’ve been good with me and my schedule. I go to Colorado Mesa and cycling is a varsity sport there, so they’ve been helpful. I’m in pre-nursing right now, but…[laughs] we’ll see!
What are your expectations for this weekend?
A big goal is the podium. It depends on how I feel and how the race plays out. I don’t really know what the course will be like yet, because I think it will be totally different than today’s preride. It’s so bumpy out there, but it’s going to rain the next few days and I hope it gets muddy. I don’t like bumps! I want some ruts.
Do you generally prefer mud?
I like fast racing, but I like technical stuff too. Lots of ruts, cornering, mud; I like that. I’m really working on my power. The long stretches of tractor-pull stuff are not my specialty, so it’ll be interesting. I feel like it’s going to get like that. Right now it’s super bumpy; it’s impossible to ride! I was going to do some intervals, but did them on the trainer instead!
What’s your favorite thing about eTap AXS?
I love 1x! And just thinking one hand easier, one hand harder, it’s so cool.
How do you like racing on 303s?
I love them! They’re light, reliable, and awesome. They’re great to race on. Having great product has been one of the biggest things about coming to this team.