THE AMERICAN CLASSIC TEAM CROSSES THE COUNTRY IN PURSUIT OF THE PODIUM
Raleigh’s two man team of Chase Dickens and Robert Marion (riding under the “American Classic/Xpedo Professional Mountain Bike Team presented by Maxxis” name) recently went cross-country to compete at the Sea Otter Classic.
Mixing up their mostly-mountain-bike racing program, the duo competed in both the short track race as well as Sea Otter’s infamous cyclocross race. The team shone most in the ‘cross race, with Robert earning a podium place (5th) and Chase finishing just behind in 9th.
The team hauled their Raleigh Talus Carbon Pro 29 bikes back East for the 3rd round of the U.S. Cup East Series in Winder, GA. The wet, muddy race suited Robert’s strengths and he grabbed the third step on the podium. Chase rolled in for 8th.
The 4th round of the U.S. Cup East Series kicks off this weekend in Ducktown, TN. It should be another wet weekend where Chase and Robert can put to use their bike handling skills. Good luck, guys!