Hunky glory for
Wins World Masters
Express Staff Writer
finally got his stripes.
Feldman of Ketchum won the World Masters bicycling time trial championship
in Austria earlier this month and earned the coveted stripes of a world
world champions are allowed to wear those colors, the Olympic
colors," Feldman said. "Itís pretty neat. I can wear those
stripes on my sleeves and collars for the rest of my career."
the 32-year-old Feldman traveled to Austria for a couple of weeks of
cycling. He tuned up for the world championships by winning a 200-mile
stage race in Deutschlandsberg, Austria, August 13-18.
riders were excellent. It was a good prep because at worlds they were one
step better," Feldman remarked.
stop was the World Championships at St. Johann in Tirol, August 22-26. The
time trial kicked off the series.
In a field
of 600 racers, Feldman started 54th and covered 20 kilometers (12.4 miles)
in 25 minutes and 44 seconds. When all the racers had gone through almost
nine hours later, Feldman had won by six seconds.
was very cool," he said. "I didnít really realize the hugeness
of it until a received a booklet on how to conduct myself as a world
champion. The tradition is just amazing."
married, father of two, went on to finish in the middle of the pack in two
road races, but was still completely satisfied with his effort.
met my goal and everything after that was a freebie," he said.