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A perfect ride for Gage Hecht at 2012 Colorado State ‘Cross Championships

December 16, 2012

[updated 12/17/2012]

Twenty-one hopeful riders in the Junior men 15-16 category took the start for the 2012 Colorado State Cyclocross Championships. They all worked hard to get there. Most know what it’s like to win.

Junior men 15-16 start at 2012 Colorado State Cyclocross Championships

Junior men 15-16 start at 2012 Colorado State Cyclocross Championships

Gage Hecht (International Christian Cycling Club) led the group into the first lap. The others chased.

Liam Dunn and and Eric Brunner on the run-up at Cross of the North

Liam Dunn and and Eric Brunner on the run-up at Cross of the North

But after those first few turns they never made contact with the multi-national champion.

Gage Hecht negotiates a corner

Gage Hecht negotiates a corner

Mechanical problems have forced Hecht to change bikes many times this season, but this day everything clicked perfectly.

Hecht passes his pit crew, Bruce Hecht, without stopping

Hecht passes his pit crew, Bruce Hecht, without stopping

Gage Hecht won with a minute’s lead over second place Liam Dunn (Clif Bar Development Team), unless you count Bart Simpson who beat Hecht by a nose.

Gage Hecht, 2012 Junior men 15-16 Colorado State Cyclocross Champion

Gage Hecht, 2012 Junior men 15-16 Colorado State Cyclocross Champion

(finish line photo courtesy of Shawn Curry, Green Curry Photography)

2012 Colorado State Cross champs Junior 15-16 podium (l - r) Cade Bickmore 3rd, Gage Hecht 1st, Liam Dunn 2nd

2012 Colorado State Cross champs Junior 15-16 podium (l – r) Cade Bickmore 3rd, Gage Hecht 1st, Liam Dunn 2nd

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