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Tour of Somerville Champion Luke Keough Talks Winning and His Future in Cyclocross

June 4, 2012

Tour of Somerville Champion Luke Keough Talks Winning and His Future in Cyclocross

This time last year, we did an interview with Luke Keough after the Tour of Somerville crit in New Jersey. Back then, the 19-year-old was doing almost exactly what he’s doing a year later, racing with Team Mountain Khakis on the road. However, this year is different, because he’s already taken two of the biggest race wins in the country: the Tour of Somerville and the Twilight Criterium in Athens, Georgia. This year, Somerville ended in a sprint, a photo finish that left team manager and fellow cyclocrosser Adam Myerson pulling up to the line and shouting, “Did he do it? Did he do it?” to Keough’s father, who was standing close by yelling as his son crossed the finish. The photo showed Keough ahead by inches, narrowly taking the win in a race that had, until just minutes before the finale, appeared to be ending with a two-man breakaway that didn’t include the now 20-year-old racer.

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