Cycle-Smart Athlete Ellen Noble Wins First U23 Women's World Cup Title
After strong and consistent finishes in the World Cup cyclocross series this season, Ellen Noble has won the first ever Under 23 Women World Cup overall title. Ellen finishes out her season this weekend at World Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg.
Meet Cycle-Smart Athlete Jack Kisseberth
This week, Cycle-Smart caught up with Jack Kisseberth to chat about his breakout season, strong Nationals race and upcoming World Championships race.
CS: Who is your coach and how long have you been with with Cycle-Smart?
JK: Al Donahue is my coach. This is my second year riding for JAM.
CS: What do you do for work, and how does it impact your cycling?
JK: I work for New Balance as a data analyst. For the past 6 months I have been able to work remotely which has made it much easier to fit in the cycling time commitment.
CS: Tell us about a proud or breakthrough moment.
JK: A big breakthrough moment for me was earlier this year at Supercross Cup where I had my first UCI win. This was a big goal for the season and I had come close with other podiums finishes. To be able to put it all together against a competitive field felt amazing. It was a huge weight off my shoulders and helped boost my confidence for the rest of the year.
CS: How has Cycle-Smart made a difference for you?
JK: When I joined JAM last year I had just finished my first season of cyclocross so I still had tons to learn - I didn't even learn how to correctly dismount until the Cycle-Smart camp over that first summer. From that point on Al and the rest of the JAM crew has shaped how I train and race. I wouldn't be close to where I am now without the program.
CS: Your breakout ride at US Nationals helped earn you a spot on the US World Championships team. Tell us about that experience!
JK: The conditions at Nationals really turned out to be great for me. I do much better in technical conditions so an icy Hartford was ideal. After a hectic start I ended up in a decent spot and then at around 30 min in I ended up right behind Hyde in 2nd. That came as a shock for me and I went a little too hard for a couple laps. That effort made me pay for a lap and I dropped to 4th. After that I settled into a pace I could actually hold and held onto the 4th spot. Even though the podium finish was within reach, a top 5 result was my goal so I was really happy with the result.
Thanks Jack, and good luck at World Championships!
Cycle-Smart Athletes Head to World Championships
Tune in this weekend, January 28th and 29th to watch Cycle-Smart athletes take on the best in the world at World Cyclocross Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg. Races will be broadcast on the UCI YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/ucichannel.
Michael van den Ham
Saturday: Junior Men: 5:00am EST
Saturday: U23 Women: 7:00am EST
Saturday: Women: 9:00am EST
Sunday: U23 Men: 5:00am EST
Sunday: Men Elite: 9:00am EST
The Myerson Line Podcast
Episode 11 with Phil Gaimon is now posted.
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