Sam Krieg is a crosser out of Pocatello, ID. Montana folks know Sam from his recent trip to the Bozeman cross races. He easily won both races that weekend and made me wonder more about his racing palmares. I had forgotten about how I wanted to look him up until recently. I was looking at the results of the first GP last weekend in Louisville and saw that Sam finished 42 on day 1 and 43 on day 2. Knowing how hard those races are I was pleasantly surprised with his results. Besides Kris Holden and Kevin Bradford Parrish (both out of the Spokane area) we don't have anyone representing the Idaho/Montana cross scene. I was happy to see Sam travel all the way out there and put in some good results. Just for reference there are 85 starters in the men's elite. The GP's are for the US's elite crossers. Look at Molly Cameron and Erik Tonkin. These guys have dominated Portland's Cross Crusade and are finishing in the 20's. Here is a little quote from Sam on this weekend's GP's, "The first few laps were just carnage. I have raced a few UCI races and am in AWE of the guys that can turn super fast laps. Our lap times were fast enough to podium in the 35+ race but barely enough to not get lapped in the elite."
Sam is also involved with http://www.kriegcycling.com/, which sells sweet bicycle bags. Check it out if you have time. He's hosting a race in Pocatello on Novemeber 17th. He's a great guy and I wish him all the luck with rest of his season. Look for him in the results on cyclingnews.com or cyclocrossworld.com. http://www.montanacyclocross.com/ well be keeping tabs on Sam for the rest of the year. Sam's blog is http://samkrieginpocatello.blogspot.com/.