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For the week of December 17 - 23, 2003


Feldman repeats
in cyclocross

As national champion

In what would be described by some as abominable conditions in rainy Oregon, Richard Feldman of Ketchum reveled in the mud and rain and repeated as National Cyclocross Champion in the 30-to-34 age group.

The rain never let up in Portland, soaking the course, putting some sections under eight inches of water, and making other sections a veritable encyclopedia of different types of mud for Sunday’s race event.

Cyclocross, a mixture of riding and running on a grassy and in this case, muddy, course, is a fall cycling event.

Feldman took the lead from the first grass section and never relinquished it. He won his class at the U.S. Cyclocross Nationals by 40 seconds with a time of 48 minutes, 23 seconds.

He said, "The course was incredibly tough. The mud was impressive. I switched bikes each lap and 200 meters later, after the pit, you could not tell that I was on a new bike. But I love this type of course and these conditions. This is real cyclocross."

Feldman is the sole owner/operator of Durance Cycleworks and is sponsored by Lehman Brothers and Trinity Springs. He is also the current master World Time Trial Champion.



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