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16 Interviews

A conversation with Katie Compton, America's greatest cyclocrosser

Business Insider, Daniel McMahon, 5 October 2017
Posted by: Bitossi

The 38-year-old has won over 120 races in her 15-year career, including 22 World Cups. She's taken silver and bronze medals at the World Championships, consistently ranks among the world's top riders, and is again chasing gold as she begins what could be her penultimate season racing as a professional. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Compton lives in Colorado in the offseason, though she primarily races in Europe — mostly in Belgium, the hotbed of 'cross.



"I’m good to go"

velonews.com, Jamie Bate, 15 February 2011
Posted by: lucybears

After some 16 years’ racing, 32 year old Katie Compton has signed on with a full-on, international sponsor — Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team. We caught up with Compton to get her thoughts on her new team and how she plans to meld mountain bike racing with cyclocross.



"I have to be sure to bring my A game"

velonews.com, Brian Holcombe, 11 December 2010
Posted by: lucybears

After dominating the Koksijde World Cup on the 2012 worlds course, Katie Compton (Planet Bike) will enter this Sunday’s U.S. national cyclocross championships as the top favorite for a record-breaking seventh title.



‘I cannot bend my legs’

Velonews.com, Andrew Hood, 31 January 2010
Posted by: lucybears

Katie Compton was America’s best chance to medal at the women’s cyclocross world championships, but searing leg pain torpedoed her longtime dream of capturing the rainbow jersey.Despite not being able to ride her bike for nearly three weeks, Compton decided to start Saturday’s race simply to see what happened.



A Lead Up to Worlds Part II

cxmagazine.com, Matt Haughey, 14 January 2010
Posted by: lucybears

Katie Compton is the 6-time US Elite Women’s National Cyclocross Champion and current UCI World Cup Cyclocross points leader. Katie talks about how the current season has gone, what racing in Europe is really like and finally what it’s like to be the number one ranked cyclocross rider in the world.



A Lead Up to Worlds Part I

cxmagazine.com, Matt Haughey, 14 January 2010
Posted by: lucybears

Katie Compton is the 6-time US Elite Women’s National Cyclocross Champion and current UCI World Cup Cyclocross points leader. Katie talks about how the current season has gone, what racing in Europe is really like and finally what it’s like to be the number one ranked cyclocross rider in the world.



"just drunk enough to make poor decisions"

bikepure.org, Andy Layhe, 23 November 2009
Posted by: lucybears

Katie Compton rides for Planet Bike and is currently the world's number one ranked cyclo-cross racer today and the first American to do so. Katie is also the current World Cup leader and no stranger to the top step of the podium.



"winning the World Cup overall is an important goal of mine this season"

cyclingfx.nl, Bart Hazen, 7 November 2009
Posted by: lucybears

Katie Compton (Planet Bike) rode away from the women's field to win the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup's opening round in Treviso, Italy. The victory marks Compton's fifth career World Cup win and the first time an American has worn the World Cup leader's jersey.



Interview: Katie Compton

Daily Peloton, Bart Hazen, 6 November 2009
Posted by: Bitossi

Interview with current World Cup leader, World Class Coach and one of the best female CX riders in history Katie Compton..



"I got slower each lap"

londoncyclesport.com, 10 September 2009
Posted by: lucybears

Katie Compton has been USA National Cross Champion a number of times over, and in 2008/09 she won a number of World Cup's and Super Prestige races on continental Europe. We talked to Katie as she prepared to compete for the USA at the World Mountain Bike championships in Australia.



Seeking to conquer the World

cyclingnews.com, Ben Atkins, 29 January 2009
Posted by: lucybears

Katie Compton goes into this weekend's World Cyclo-cross Championships in Hoogerheide as one of the hot favourites. Rarely having been out of contention in any of the races she's entered this season, the US champion speaks about her best chance yet of a rainbow jersey.



Katie versus the world

velonews.com, Fred Dreier, 17 January 2009
Posted by: lucybears

Katie Compton is America’s best hope to bring home hardware from this year’s UCI Cyclocross world championships which will be held in Hoogerheide. Just last month Compton had her best ever run of European racing, racking up a slew of podium finishes, including a win at the World Cup in Nommay.



Straight Outta Compton

velocitynation.com, Jason Gay, 18 December 2008
Posted by: lucybears

In women’s cyclocross in the United States, there is Katie Compton - and then there is everyone else. On December 14, the 30-year-old won her fifth straight national championship, riding away from the field in Kansas City. But Compton’s main goals are still to come in Europe.



Katie Compton interview

Cyclocross Magazine, Cyclocross Magazine, 2 November 2007
Posted by: Bitossi

Katie Compton is the reigning national cyclocross champion, as well as the silver medalist at the 2007 UCI World Cyclocross Championships. When Katie won her first national championship in 2004, she surprised her competitors and the media, but she wasn’t a stranger to competing at the top level. The three-time national cyclocross champion had already won gold medals with Karissa Whitsell while piloting their tandem in the Paralympics, IBSA and IPC World Championships, and U.S. Paralympic National Championships.



Sterling performance

velonews.com, Chris Milliman, 29 January 2007
Posted by: lucybears

Even though she is a three-time U.S. national champion, it's worth remembering that the 2006-07 ‘cross season is Katie Compton's first full season in the sport. It's especially worth remembering because on Sunday Compton did what no other American woman ever has, she earned a medal at a UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.



Going for three - "My goal is to win"

cyclingnews.com, Sue George, 4 December 2006
Posted by: lucybears

As the current US national cyclo-cross champion, Katie Compton is arguably the best American female 'cross racer on the circuit. Katie is currently preparing to defend her title at the upcoming championship race in Providence, Rhode Island, December 15-17.












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