VeloNews.com brings you interviews with the competitors in the 2009 Cyclocross Nationals Mens Race.
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2009 Cyclocross Nationals Mens Race Post Race Interviews
Tim Johnson: That was really a best case scenario. When we started the race, we wanted to have a good start. We wanted to be able to control the race from the crowd and not have to make any big moves to catch back up to the leading. I don’t know how he ended up – smooth is fast. The only thing I was thinking about is I have – it's tough. It wasn’t so easy to make a mistake. Even if I did think I was going that fast, I could have slipped out or down or whatever. That’s one second, two seconds; you know in an hour long race, it really adds up.
If the race isn’t won in the first lap then it's the lost in the first eight or nine of 10 laps. So we do it with the whole race. So I just try to be as quick as possible.
Ryan Trebon: That was an awesome course man. It was hard you now. It was a -- definitely was not an easy race out there today.
Ryan Trebon: Oh it was awesome up there man especially going down to the -- and stuff, it's super loud you know. It was good. I had a really good time out racing today. It would have been nice to win but with about three laps to go, I was -- I was keeping it – on 10 seconds but I just -- I was kind of hurt you know and I start to come apart a little bit. And that was it. I knew I wasn’t going to get him back unless he flies and crashed. So I was just trying to keep it steady to keep it close enough to where if he did make any mistake, I would catch back out to him but you know we rode a good race.
Ryan Trebon: No -- I didn’t really make any mistakes, a couple of bubbles but I had no problems with it.
Interviewer: And your legs are doing good?
Ryan Trebon: Yeah.
Interviewer: -- I mean Johnson just really know how to steal a race.
Ryan Trebon: Yeah, he rode really well and you now Jeremy went down pretty fast in the camera section. And you know I think John flooded on the second lap and sort of got away and just kind of – that was the race right there. I’m just trying to you know – that’s the thing I was looking forward, just trying to keep it steady and not make any mistakes because –
-- section, you could really pedal hard. And then it was just so much close in those guys you know they shorter little dudes and tiny little --camera. It was a good course.
Interviewer: Thank you.
Jonathan Page: I'm glad I had given it a shot. It's always difficult to do it. I'm glad I tried.
Interviewer: -- do you find it a disadvantage to be not racing these guys all season right here on nationals?
Jonathan Page: Alright, there’s a lot of -- it's not the race against the best in the world, it's not just – I don’t it a disadvantage. I find a disadvantage when it gets all dry at night. I'm not -- I have no excuses. They were all fast.