Former Olympian Craig steering mountain bike in new directio

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Former Olympian Craig steering mountain bike in new directio

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:14 am

Former Olympian Craig steering mountain bike in new directions
By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff

BEND, Oregon — After a decade of pursuing — and achieving — his Olympic dream, Exeter native Adam Craig is taking his mountain biking career down a new path.

But it won’t be any less physically challenging than the rocky climbs and rooty descents that marked his years on the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) World Cup cross country circuit — a run that earned Craig status as the America’s top mountain biker and led to a 29th-place finish at the Beijing Summer Games in 2008.

After early season illness served to derail Craig’s bid to earn a 2012 U.S. Olympic Team berth, he decided to redirect his athletic focus toward two other mountain biking disciplines — enduro racing and cyclo-cross.

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