Paul Andrews

Jill Kintner takes silver at Worlds!

In Bicycle Racing, Mountain Biking on September 6, 2009 at 11:23 am

The good news at the World Championships is that Seattle’s Jill Kintner beat arch rival Melissa Buhl. The bad news is neither could keep up with the local, Ozzie Caroline Buchanan. Taking nothing away from Buchanan, this was a case of a good rider having the local-knowledge advantage and managing to leverage it when things counted most. Jill was the top qualifier and full of expectations for glory, but it just was not to be.

On her blog Jill sounds a bit disconsolate, admitting “I’m pretty flat right now.” But hey Jill, think of it this way: You beat every racer in the world except one. For us fans, we see the (literal) silver lining this way: Knowing how competitive Jill is, it means she’s gotta come back next year for the stripes. And that can only be good for us and the sport! More from Velo News.

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