Clara Honsinger

Revisiting World Champs with Clara Honsinger

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Patrick Means

Team S&M CX’s Clara Honsinger has had a pretty incredible season. In her final year as a U23 rider, Honsinger wrapped up the US National Championship, a World Cup podium, and was named to the World Championship Team. Racing CX across the pond is a whole different ball of wax, as attested by our Kona Maxxis Shimano team of Kerry Werner and Rebecca Fahringer. The level is extremely high, strategy is paramount, and preparation is everything.

With the wind in her sails from her stellar 2018, Honsinger had a strong race at Worlds and finished in 10th place—something to be extremely proud of.

Team S&M CX has two great recaps of worlds on their website, including some great photos by Patrick Means. Congrats, Clara and Team S&M!

Travel Insight: Clara Honsinger Crosses the Pond

Recently Under 23 cyclocross racer Clara Honsinger was invited to Europe for her first time as a part of USA Cycling’s 10-day training/race camp in the Netherlands aboard her Major Jake. She recounts some of the interesting cultural differences between racing in America and Europe in this insightful post she wrote to recap her trip. She found that both sides of the pond have lots of great things to offer, but the attitude towards racing and cycling is totally different in Europe. Check out her full recap here.