Please join me in welcoming our two newest Rogue Velo Juniors – Sean Hughes and Samantha McKinnon. Great kids that love to ride bikes.
First up is Sean Hughes. He is 11 years old and just completed his first year of racing. He raced both road and cyclocross in 2014. His proudest moment happened at Mt Trashmore race where Sean finished 5th in the 10-14 field. He also placed 3rd in the 11-12 VA State Cyclocross Championship field!!!
Sean’s goal for next season is to consistently finish in the top 5. The way he improved this season, you can bet he will be up on that podium in the Rogue Velo colors!!!
Next up is Samantha McKinnon who will be a big addition to our woman’s team. You may have seen Sam flying around the course in the Cat 4/5 and Cat 3/4 races, and if you didn’t see her on the course then you probably saw her on the podium as she is a regular there.
Sam has been racing triathlons since she was 6 years old and her first bike race was the Shenandoah Time Trial at 11. Her best bike experience so far was the VA Crit State Championships where she was the only female to hang onto the lead pack of boys. Sam says that race taught her a lot about race tactics, position in the pack, chasing down a break away and her first attempt at breaking away with Casey Fulton..
Sam’s goals for next year are to place well at Road Nationals and CX Nationals as well as upgrading to CAT 3 in CX.
Welcome to the team Sean and Samantha. We are excited to have you.