Kristi Berg has announced that she will be taking the 2012/13 cyclo-cross season off.
After 18 years of racing at the Elite level in cycling to include; Down hill MTB, BMX, Cross Country MTB, Road, and of course Cyclo-cross, Berg has decided to take a year off from the sport. This decision was difficult, but came with much thought and planning. Past injuries and the stresses have played a role in her reaching this decision, but Kristi and Team Director, Chad Berg(husband) believe that this is a good call.
Kristi has a huge list of race accomplishments that include;
NORBA National DH Win in Vermont
Multi time WA State Champion in DH
Multi time W.I.M. Series Champion in DH
NORBA National XC Win in Idaho
ABA BMX National Win in Washington
9X Seattle CX Series Winner(the most in S.C.X. history)
San Fransisco G.P. Participant (Washington's Women's "Dream Team")
2010 M.F.G. Cyclo-cross Champion
5th Place 2008 UCI Star-Crossed
2004 Winner of the 24hr U.S. National Championship Elite Womens Team
For the 2012/13 Cyclo-cross season, Kristi will take on the role of Team Soigneur for the Cycle U-PopCap CX Team. Kristi's experience and knowledge of preparation and support when it comes to the riders needs will go a long way in helping her team attain its goals both as a facilitator and more importantly as a mentor to her teammates.