Murphy Selected for 2018 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team

On 25 January 2018, U.S. Paralympics named COS Racing Team rider Chris Murphy and 26 others to the 2018 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team.  Chris is one of eight World Champions returning to the National Team. Chris won gold in the C5 1km time trial and the team sprint at last year’s UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Carson, California.

According to a press statement released by U.S. Paralympics, “U.S. athletes will kick off the 2018 international competition season with track world championships in Rio de Janeiro. The team will compete in world cup races in Ostend, Belgium, and Emmen, Netherlands, followed by the road world championships in Maniago, Italy. Team USA will close out international competition with the final world cup stop in Baie Comeau, Quebec.” [1]

 

[1] Truby, Olivia. “2018 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team Announced.” Team USA, U.S. Paralympics, 25 Jan. 2018, 15:26, www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2018/January/25/2018-US-Paralympics-Cycling-National-Team-Announced.

[2] “Chris Murphy.” Team USA, Team USA, www.teamusa.org/para-cycling/athletes/Chris-Murphy.

Fossell Races to 9th and 11th at Cyclocross Nationals

On 11-13 January 2018, COS Racing rider Eric Fossell competed at the 2018 Cyclocross Nationals in Reno, Nevada. Eric raced in both the Men’s Singlespeed Championship and the Masters Men 35-39 race, achieving 9th and 11th place overall, respectively. The Singlespeed race took place at the Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno on a sunny Saturday with an impressive startlist of 135 elite singlespeed racers. According to Eric, “I gambled with a bigger gear and it paid off pretty well….Super happy to finish off the season with that race.” Not only did Eric achieve a national top-ten finish in men’s singlespeed, but he was also the first Colorado rider across the finish line from a tough field of Coloradans.  The Masters Men 35-39 race took place several days earlier on a windy Thursday morning.  After 45 minutes of brutal racing, Eric found himself on the wheel of the tenth-placed rider but unable to come around him during the final sprint – finishing 11th in a field of 35 elite masters racers.

See also:
Jake Wells Stays Strong to Win Men’s Singlespeed Race at 2018 Reno Cyclocross Nationals – Report, Photos, Results
Kevin Day Hops Stairs to Win Masters 35-39 at 2018 Reno Nationals – Report