Here's the third installment from an interview I did, for Seven Cycles, with an Italian mountain bike magazine a few years ago. You can read the first and second parts, too. Since it was never published in English, and probably no one from the US saw it, I am posting a bit of it here.
Keep in mind that I was trying to communicate in language designed for non-English speakers.
Tutto: “How is the American mountain biking evolving. In the past it was leader: the top riders, the most important races and events, the best frame designers were American. How is the movement today?”