After a fast start putting him second wheel on the first lap, Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) crashed on the first lap and had to chase back on. Another crash slowed him and Johnson finally finished fourth at day one of the Cincinnati3 Cyclocross Festival.
“I was in second wheel, or third wheel. Jeremy (Powers) just stopped short and I crashed into him and fell over, kind of shifted my bike, got back up and had to start from zero again. Actually I had a nice start for once, and then after that I crashed one more time and it was just a comedy of errors but no one was laughing.”
About the course. “Really, really hard. It’s like Granogue and Granogue is a tough race. Lots of elevation when you are pedaling, it’s slick, there are roots and ruts and you’re always kind of dancing on your bike, it’s a really tough course.”
By the way, that is a mustache that Johnson is sporting, it’s for Movember month.