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  • Vervecken Finally Breaks Through on American Tour at Planet Bike Cup

    Erwin Vervecken (Revor-Baboco) finally scored his win on American soil that he had been searching for since getting to the States ahead of Wednesday’s Cross Vegas by taking home a hard-fought victory at the second day of the Planet Bike…

  • Compton Crushes and Powers Pushes to USGP Planet Bike Cup Day 1 Wins

    September 26th, 2009 – (Sun Prairie, WI)  The USGP of Cyclocross raced in Sun Prairie, WI today under beautiful sunny skies and warm weather.  The racing for the inaugural USGP Planet Bike Cup was fast and aggressive from the gun. 

  • Raleigh Announces Singlespeed SSCXWC Edition Frames, With an Exciting Twist

    On October 19th, you may be able to become the proud owner of a limited edition Raleigh single speed cross bike, with a custom commemorative Single Speed Cyclocross World Championship (SSCXWC) paint job, as long as you are one of…

  • Adam Craig’s New Giant Carbon Prototype: A Gallery

    Cross Vegas is in the books, and it was a coming out party for Giant’s new Carbon Prototype cyclocross frame. Not only was Craig using a fancy new frame that Giant is developing for its factory team riders as well…

  • Cross Vegas Full Results

    Elite Women’s Results 1    COMPTON Katherine    Planet Bike    USA    0:40:45 2    NASH Katerina    Luna Chix    CZE    41:44:00 3    GOULD Georgia    Luna Chix    USA    41:55:00 4    EMMETT Kelli    Giant Bicycles    USA    41:59:00 5    MCCONNELOUG Mary    Team Kenda/Seven/Notubes    USA    43:02:00

  • More Cyclocross Goodies From the Sands Convention Center

    After two days out in the dessert, Interbike moved inside the Sands Convention Center where manufacturers from all corners of the globe brought their new cyclocross wares to put on show. Museeuw Bicycles brought out their top-of-the-line MF Cross bike,…

  • Verv in Vegas: An Interview With Erwin Vervecken As He Embarks On His Last Pro Season

    by John Parbst and Christine Vardaros In the fall of 2007 amid the usual workday ritual of cruising Bikereg on company time to assess the competition in upcoming ‘cross races, those of us in the Northeast did a collective double-take. …

  • Jonathan Page Raring to Go in 2009

    by Dan Seaton Fresh on the heels of Katie Compton’s announcement that she will ride for Planet Bike this season, Cyclocross Magazine caught up with her new teammate, Jonathan Page. Page, who rode for Planet Bike during the 2008-09 season…

  • More Goodies From Interbike Outdoor Demo West

    Van Dessel Gin and Trombones Van Dessel recently showed off new paint job on it’s top of the line Gin and Trombones model, which finds itself under such riders as Adam Myerson for the 2010 season. The Gin and Trombone’s…

  • Video Highlights and Recaps From Star Crossed and Rad Racing

    American UCI Cyclocross opened up over the past weekend with the annual Washington weekend, including Star Crossed and the Rad Racing GP getting the season underway. Cyclocross Magazine and Cyclingdirt.com teamed up to bring together immersive coverage from the opening…

  • Page Outsprints Heule for Rad Racing Victory – Photos & Videos

    Jonathan Page at the Rad Racing GP 2009 Cyclocross Race. © Andrew Yee

    The 2009 edition of the Rad Racing GP in Lakewood, Washington, came down to a sprint finish between the duo of Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) and Christian Heule (Rendementhypo Cycling Team), with the former outpacing the latter in dominating fashion….

  • Butler Trades Silver for Gold at Rad Racing GP – Photos & Videos

    Sue Butler Takes the Holeshot. Photo by Andrew Yee

    After slipping her way into second place at Star Crossed on Saturday, Sue Butler was riding a high when she rolled into Rad Racing. Butler was eager to prove that her second place, which she gained thanks to the simultaneously…

  • Full Results From Star Crossed

    Here’s a breakdown of the Men’s and Women’s race at the United States’ first UCI Cyclocross event of 2009! Elite Men 1. Christian Heule (SUI) Rendementhypo Cycling Team 2. Jeremy Powers (USA) Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld 3. Jonathan Page (USA) Planet Bike 4….

  • Wyman Takes Her U.S. Debut – Star Crossed Women’s Report

    by Jake Sisson Helen Wyman (Kona) made a good impression for her new Kona team employers by winning the opening race on the American UCI Calendar, the 2009 edition of Star Crossed in Redmond, Washington. Wyman took a wire-to-wire victory…

  • Jonathan Page and Allison Dunlap Host Star Crossed Clinics

    Jonathan Page and Allison Dunlap hit the Marymoor velodrome, site of the 2009 edition of Star Crossed, a day early to spread some of their collective cyclocross wisdom to numerous local riders who turned out to the event’s free clinic…

  • Old Rivalries Renewed in Washington: Previewing StarCrossed and Rad Racing

    The American UCI cyclocross season opens up on Saturday with the traditional season-opener, Redmond, Washington’s StarCrossed. Racing action continues as the venue moves to Lakewood, Washington for the Rad Racing GP of Cyclocross. StarCrossed and Rad Racing are the first…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings – September 16, 2009

    It’s time to wish myself a premature (depending on where you’re reading this) 22nd birthday in style by running everyone through the week’s action, as we saw cyclocross in Europe kick off in style and we patiently await the open…

  • Final Week to Sign Up For Fantasy Cyclocross Opener

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    If you haven’t yet signed up for Cyclocross Magazine’s Fantasy Cyclocross, you’re living on borrowed time my friends. You’ve got 6 short days left (or even less by the time you see this) to get your entry in and ensure…

  • Lars Boom Takes First Career ProTour Win

    Lars Boom, the 2008 Elite Men’s World Cyclocross Champion, scored his first career win at the UCI ProTour level today by attacking to victory in the 15th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. It’s both good and bad news for…

  • Cyclocross Meets Motocross in Upstate New York with Red Cross

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    Ithaca, NY – On October 24, 2009, the Broome-Tioga Sports Center, which has, over the years, played host to some of the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere motocross action, will switch speeds for a day, allowing cyclocross to rule the day. Red Cross,…

  • Mountain Bike World Championships Showcase ‘Cross Talent

    Cyclocross riders from across the globe met mixed results at this year’s Mountain Bike World Championships in Canberra, Australia after fast starts had fans hoping for more. The Elite World Championships went to Nino Schurter and Irina Kalentieva in the…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings – September 2, 2009

    Across the pond, cyclocross is about to start up this weekend, so let’s take a look at who’s doing what in their last chances to fine tune their form before things get cracking. Helen Wyman confirms with Kona, Vos again…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross: Countdown to Kickoff

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    As you may well know, we’re getting down to the wire in terms of the cyclocross off-season. Hopefully everyone has been following the Rumors and Rumblings to gauge the form of their favorite cyclocross stars. Don’t forget to put this…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings – August 27, 2009

    With not much racing to report on, we’ve got a few transfer and business related rumors that are sure to keep you interested until the racing begins in earnest in only a few weeks time! Fidea has been busy getting…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings – August 19, 2009

    After a flurry of action on the cyclocross front, things slowed down a bit over the last week, but check out our peek at Katie Compton’s outlook for the new season which we scooped earlier today. Otherwise, Gabby Day announced…

  • Erwin Vervecken and Ben Berden to Race CrossVegas

    In a move that is sure to build even greater interest in the largest cyclocross race in America, organizers of CrossVegas are announcing the participation of three-time World Champion Erwin Vervecken.  Vervecken has been one of the Belgian strong men…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings – August 12, 2009

    A bit of everything from the cyclocross world this week, including some transfer news, a road result and a bevy of mountain bike results from the week past! After Dominating as Juniors, Newly Minted Espoirs Find New Teams A couple…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings – August 5, 2009

    Not a lot of racing to report on but some interesting transfer, contract and sponsorship news surfaced this week: Lars Boom and his role at Rabobank, sponsors for Gabby Day, Vos back to winning , Nys and the dernys, Van…

  • Spectacross, One Rider’s View From the Middle

    Barriers through a cow pen? Sure thing! Photo by Colleen Murphy

    by Jake Sisson Cyclocross in July? Surely you jest. At a State Fair? Blasphemy. Spectacross, which took place at this year’s New Jersey State Fair, was unconventional in every sense of the word. The laps were on the order of…

  • Spectacular Bold Takes Elite Men’s Competition at Mud-Filled Spectacross

    by Jake Sisson The weather gods have smiled at Ken Getchell’s experimental summer cyclocross event and granted an afternoon rain to provide plenty of mud for the Cyclocross Magazine Friday Night Sprints at Spectacross, held in conjunction with the New…



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