I along with the cycling community are very upset and in disbelief to learn that the World 24-hour MTB Championships has been cancelled. I (along with many others) have trained long and hard all year in preparation for this race while my family has sacrificed time together to support me. Saying that I am upset and disappointed is an understatement! I have put money, planning, energy, training, and resources towards this race trip (over the last year) that cannot be undone. Also, I have received much support from my sponsors, family, and friends--THANK YOU. I want to finish my 2012 racing year by putting my training into an elite level race. How can I do this...I can go back to Colorado Springs to compete at the 24-hour US National Championships. The money, planning, energy, training, and the support I had for World's will now be put towards Nationals with high expectations. Thank you for your continued support as race day is 45 days away.