Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Catching up with Omer Kem

PHOTO: Omer Kem drives the pace up to Cooper Spur during the 2009 Mt. Hood Cycling Classic in June. Teammate Paul Mach won the stage, and eventually the overall, in no small part because of Kem and his Bissell teammates' efforts.

In a recent report, Lyne Lamoureux of Podium Insight catches up with Salem's Omer Kem, who rides for the Bissell Pro Cycling Team and just finished up with the Tour of Missouri.

Kem talks about his professional racing future as he nears the dreaded age of 28 and is faced with the USA Cycling Age Rule. He also reflects on his physical and mental recovery from the devastating crash in the Tour of California earlier this year where he broke his pelvis. Kem talks about upcoming races in Australia and New Zealand, and he discusses his domestique role at Bissell. From the article ...
"That’s always been my role and you have to balance that with a lack of personal results with the fact that we won the tour," said Kem about Mt Hood.
Read the entire Podium Insight article HERE.