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PHOTO OF CARL DECKER BY TOM MORAN FOR GIANT BICYCLE

DECKED OUT FOR SINGLE SPEED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

September 4, 2007

 (Sept 2, 2007) Giant teammates Adam Craig and Kelli Emmett won the 2007 single-speed cross-country world championships, held September 2 in Aviemore, Scotland. Both athletes followed up the victory by getting the customary single-speed world champion's trophy: a large, unsightly tattoo.

Dressed in cutoff denim shorts and a denim vest, Craig sprang to the front of the men's field alongside single-speed veteran Travis Brown (Trek-FRS) and Giant teammate Carl Decker, who was decked out in a kilt and plaid helmet cover. Despite suffering a crash and subsequent cut elbows, Craig outlasted the other two riders to take off-road racing's arguably strangest prize. In keeping with the dominant fashions of the weekend, Emmett took her win wearing a red tube top.   This report taken from the account found at: http://www.velonews.com/race/mtn/articles/13206.0.html