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  • Sunday Preview: Superprestige Hoogstraten

    Sven Nys wins the 2011 Superprestige in Hoogstraten, Belgium. © Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt The Superprestige series is anything but over as it returns to the main stage this Sunday, February 5, in Hoogstraten, Belgium. Coming one day after the GvA series race in Lille, it will be a race for…

  • Saturday Preview: GVA Lille

    Niels Albert takes his second World title. His biggest win in his career thus far for home crowd. Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt Believe it or not, even though the World Championships have come and gone, the cyclocross season is not over yet. The GVA Trofee Series continues on this Saturday, February 4, in Lille, Belgium. In 2011, the race…

  • Cyclocross World Championships 2012 Preview: Elite Men

    Stybar wins the 2012 Liévin World Cup in France. ©Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt It has been five years since the World Championships of Cyclocross have been in Belgium, and the cyclocross-loving country is excited to have the most prestigious race back on its soil. Great pressure will be put on…

  • Cyclocross World Championships 2012 Preview: Elite Women

    Marianne Vos wins the 2012 Dutch National Championships.

    by Evan Schmitt The fastest female cyclocross racers in the world will toe to the line Sunday morning in Koksijde, Belgium, but the race is all but decided. The race will be one rider’s race to lose, while for other…

  • Cyclocross Worlds 2012 Preview: U23 & Junior Men

    Zach McDonald rides away from the field to take his first U23 title. ©Cyclocross Magazine

    by Evan Schmitt The commentators for this weekend’s World Championships will sound like they are speaking in a foreign language. That’s because they really are. But have no fear because we’re here to tell you who to look for so…

  • In the Saddle with Marc Gullickson, USA Cycling National Team Coach

    Katie Compton wins her eight title in a row at the 2012 Cyclocross National Championships in Madison, WI. © Cyclocross Magazine

    by Evan Schmitt | @evanschmitt We’re less than one week away from the Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium, and we recently talked to USA Cycling National Team Coach and former pro Marc Gullickson about what goes into selecting the…

  • Sunday Preview: Hoogerheide World Cup

    Stybar wins the 2012 Liévin World Cup in France. ©Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt | @evanschmitt After a weekend in France, the World Cup season finishes up in the Dutch town of Hoogerheide on the course that hosted the 2009 World Championships. On Sunday, January 22, 249 athletes from 19 different…

  • Sunday Preview: Liévin World Cup

    Marianne Vos wins the 2012 Dutch National Championships.

    by Evan Schmitt / @evanschmitt After a blustering weekend of National Championship races, the World Cup series returns to Liévin, France, on January 15. 213 athletes will compete from 19 different nations at the World Cup in France and the…

  • Letters from Camp: An Interview with Sam O’Keefe

    Sam O'Keefe, Luke Haley lead the group of four, with Jordan Cullen in the back in Bredene 2011. ©TomRobertsonPhoto.com

    by Evan Schmitt EuroCrossCamp IX just came to a close and we recently caught up with a few of the campers in a series of interviews we will publish prior to Nationals. In our third installment, we talk to C3/Athletes Serving…

  • Letters from Camp: An Interview with Jordan Cullen

    Jordan Cullen leads Sam O'Keefe in a chase group at Versluys Cyclocross in Bredene in 2011. ©tomrobertsonphoto.com

    by Evan Schmitt EuroCrossCamp IX just came to a close, and we recently caught up with a few of the campers in a series of interviews we will publish prior to Nationals. In our second installment, we talk to Clif Bar…

  • Letters from Camp: An interview with Cypress Gorry

    Cypress Gorry riding the rhythm section at the GVA Loenhout 2011. © Tom Robertson

    by Evan Schmitt EuroCrossCamp IX just came to a close and we recently caught up with a few of the campers in a series of interviews we will publish prior to Nationals. In our first installment, we talk to Whole…

  • Weekend Preview: Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year’s Resolution

    Jeremy Powers put an exclamation point on his 2011 series crown with another win Sunday in Bend. ©Pat Malach

    by Evan Schmitt Until this year, ringing in the New Year with cyclocross has only been done in Belgium. That will change this time around with the UCI races in Chicago this weekend. The Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year’s Resolution…

  • Wednesday Preview: GVA Loenhout

    by Evan Schmitt The GVA Trophy Series continues on Wednesday in Loenhout, Belgium. After a packed weekend of races in Diegem and Zolder, the World’s fastest descend upon Azencross to battle once again. In 2010, Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) won the…

  • A Look at EuroCrossCamp with Head Coach Geoff Proctor

    Proctor working with Yannick Eckmann at EuroCrossCamp last Christmas. Photo courtesy of Geoff Proctor

    by Evan Schmitt We recently caught up with Geoff Proctor, the head coach of the EuroCrossCamp in Belgium. The camp takes the top American riders in the Junior, U23 and Elite ranks to Belgium for a two week racing camp…

  • Monday Preview: Zolder World Cup

    Marianne Vos takes the win at Namur World Cup 2011. © Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt The World Cup is back in Belgium again this weekend, landing the historic battlegrounds in Zolder on Monday, December 26. The race will come after a few days of rest from the Superprestige race in Diegem on…

  • Friday Night Preview: Superprestige Diegem

    Niels Albert wins the 2010 Diegem Superprestige. © Dan Seaton

    by Evan Schmitt The holidays are fast approaching and in Belgium that means a big two weeks of racing around the holidays. Superprestige action returns to the floodlight course in Diegem on Friday, December 23. The race takes place under…

  • Sunday Preview: Namur World Cup

    Nys winning earlier this season. File photo © Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt The World Cup returns to Belgium this weekend to the town of Namur on Sunday, December 18. At least 15 nations will be representing at the race in Namur, with Netherlands having the biggest showing with 18…

  • Saturday Preview: GVA Essen

    Kevin Pauwels leads World Champ Zdenek Stybar up the run-up at the GVA Trofee race #2 in Ronse. © Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt The GVA Trophy series continues this Saturday in the town of Essen for stop number four. After three stops in Oudenaarde, Ronse and Hasselt, the race goes to the Northern Belgian town of Essen. Sven Nys (Landbowkrediet)…

  • Weekend Preview: Deschutes Brewery Cup USGP in Bend, Oregon

    Nash runs the sand. ©Janet Hill

    by Evan Schmitt On the same course that hosted two national championships in the past two years, the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross will be decided. Bend, Oregon, will host its first ever weekend included in the national series and…

  • Selections Made for EuroCrossCamp IX: Trebon, McDonald, Eckmann & Dillman Top the Roster

    ECXC VIII Into The Fray 2010 - 2011

    This coming December, a contingency of American riders lead by elite rider Ryan Trebon (LTS/ Felt) will descend upon Belgium for another intense two-week period of cyclocross racing. The riders will compete in not only the iconic Christmas-time races in…

  • Sunday Preview: Igorre World Cup

    Pauwels leads Nys through the sand at the 2011 Koksijde World Cup. © Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt After a big weekend on the north coast of Belgium, the Cyclocross World Cup Series heads south to Igorre, Spain for stop number four. This year marks the 35th edition of the race and will bring the…

  • Weekend Preview: Cyclocross Los Angeles

    Chris Jones' laps a rider and hops a tree on his way to the SSCXWC 2011 title. © Kevin White

    by Evan Schmitt This weekend, world class cyclocross racing returns to Los Angeles, California for the CXLA race weekend. The organizers were forced to change location at the last minute to Los Angeles State Historic Park.

  • 2011 Jingle Cross Rock Preview

    Specialized's Todd Wells takes the win at the 2009 USGP in Portland. © Joe Sales

    by Evan Schmitt Thanksgiving weekend is approaching fast in the United States and Iowa City, Iowa, is hosting three days of top-level cyclocross racing. Jingle Cross Rock has become an annual tradition in the Midwest and this year marks the…

  • 2011 Gieten Superprestige Preview

    Daphny van den Brand took the win at Hamme Zogge. © Bart Hazen

    by Evan Schmitt This weekend the Dutch will get a taste of the Superprestige series as it heads to Gieten, the Netherlands. The race has been going on since it’s first edition in 1976 and held it’s first women’s race…

  • Saturday Preview: 2011 Koksijde World Cup

    Katie Compton took the win ahead of Nash at Day One of the Derby Cup. © Amanda Wakeling

    by Evan Schmitt The third stop on the UCI World Cup returns to Koksijde on the North Sea coast of Belgium on Saturday, November 26. The 2.8km circuit takes place on the grounds of the Koksijde Military Base. With riders…

  • Weekend Preview: UCI Doubleheader In North Carolina, Super Prestige & GVA in Belgium

    Sven Nys hopes to repeat this weekend at the Super Prestige Gavere. ©Bart Hazen

    This weekend brings two more big races in Europe with the GvA Troffee Series’ Hasselt race on Saturday followed by the SuperPrestige Gavere on Sunday, while the North Carolina Grand Prix weekend doubleheader is the only UCI race in North…



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