The 2022 edition of the USA Mountain Bike National Championships challenged everyone. In the end, Savilia Blunk (hyperlink to her profile) delivered. On an extremely challenging course in the high elevations of Winter Park, CO, Savilia was able to put in a masterful race, joining a small group of the country’s best riders, before ultimately soloing to take the title.
Be sure to check out Ryan Simonovich’s article in VeloNews . He uncovers details behind her strategy for the race, expectations for a first year Elite rider, the agony of racing 2,500 feet above her home elevation, and why having the right support team matters.