Derrick St. John, riding OCTTO Components, placed 3rd at the Canadian National Cyclocross Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

Geoff Kabush, the 2-time Olympian, took the gold and the national champ's red-and-white jersey.

DSJ finished a meagre 47 seconds behind the veteran Kabush.  While Kabush and the second-place finisher worked together at the head of the race, DSJ chased solo after one of his trademark-starts and almost reigned the pair in.

As DSJ remarked to OCTTO-News prior to the race:
"Today is going to be M-E-N-T-A-L!  The course is like a circuit race/crit/cross specialty!"

DSJ's race-report is on his blog.

October 11/08 - Cyclo-cross Nationals
Edmonton , Alberta
Elite Men - 21.7km (7 laps)

 1. Geoff Kabush (BC) TEAM MAXXIS
 2. Mike Garrigan (ON) JET POWER / epicride
 3. Derrick St John (ON) Stevens Cross

Photos at
 DSJ riding
 DSJ hiking

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