The Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Race Series is always very competitive. Racers from all over the East coast, and commonly farther than that, come to compete against one another from September through December. First-year Rockstar Games / Signature Cycles team member and first-year cyclocross racer, Lucia Matioli, finished up her season on the top step of the Women’s B division podium in this year’s Verge MAC Series. She’s a tough racer, which is obvious if you know how tough ‘cross can be. She’s also famous for the faces she pulls when she’s out there killing it. Here’s a bit of insight into what makes Lucia want to get up early in the cold and dark to go race her bike around in the mud . . .