From the Archives: Steve Hegg, 1992...


This is another shot from the 1992 Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. Steve Hegg was one of those big signings at the time when the Chevrolet / LA Sheriff team was making a move toward national prominence. Even though his biggest wins prior to this time came on the track, he was quite successful in his transition from the boards to the road, and racked up a musette-full of stage and one-day race wins. The most prestigious of these wins may have been the 1994 National Road Race Championship, the National Time Trial Championships of 1990, 1995 and 1996, stage 11 of the 1992 Tour du Pont, and the team time trial championship at the 1992 Pan American Games. Besides the six years spent racing with the Chevy-Sheriffs, he also put in effort with Sunkyong, Subaru-Montgomery, Saturn, Shaklee, Ikon-Lexus, and finally the Jelly Belly squads.

As for those big track wins, they include four national track championship Gold medals in the Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit (2), and Madison. Atop all, though, has to be the Gold medal in Pursuit at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. In 2006, Hegg was inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame. I'm not sure if he is still in the cycling business, but he is still in the game; you will occasionally read about him being seen on various training rides out on the coastal side of town. I don't believe I have ever looked around the field of a master's race and spotted him, but maybe that's just coincidence. Or luck, which ever way you look at it.

I posted another photo of Hegg (racing against Kenny Adams) here.

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