Athlete Without Limits’ Syd Lea Wins MABRA Cyclocross Series
Lea won 2 races and placed in the top 3 in several others (competing against non-disabled riders) to capture the 2009 MABRA Cat4 Men series title
While he has regularly placed in the top 10 in MABRA and other cyclocross events, 2009 marks his last season as a Cat 4 Cross racer — with two wins and several top 3 finishes he’ll be required to move up to the Cat 3 race in 2010.
Lea has been competing since he was a child in USA Cycling and UCI International events as a Cat 4 Cyclocross Racer, a Cat 4 Track Cyclist and a Cat 5 Road cyclist. He’s just returned from December’s Cyclocross National Championships in Bend, Oregon, where snow and ice conditions created a spectacularly challenging race course. With over 150 riders in most events, Lea finished respectably in the pack of (non-disabled) men in the Cat4 race and the Single Speed event.
Lea is currently ranked 2nd in the Inas world rankings of cyclists with intellectual disability following a 5-medal performance at the 2009 INAS Global Games 5-day cycling stage race.