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  • 37th Annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic Criterium

    Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic

    OK, so it’s all paved, sans dirt and grass, and the circuits are only a little more than a kilometer. But, while waiting for cyclocross season to kick off, why not try your hand – and legs – at a…

  • SSCXWC 2010 Registration Opens Today!

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    Registration for Single Speed Cyclocross Worlds in Seattle, Washington, opens today,  June 1st, at 12:00 AM Pacific Time. The first 50 pre-registered racers will receive a limited edition SSCXWC t-shirt, a SSCXWC Stanley mug and a custom handmade number from…

  • To the Short Track for Skills and Anaerobic Pain – A Column by Lee Waldman

    Cyclocross Magazine columnist and Masters racer Lee Waldman ramps up the intensity, courtesy of a short track MTB race in Colorado. In case you missed it, go back and check out Lee’s previous column as he Relearns Old Lessons. by…

  • Rumors Over Stybar’s New Team Put to Rest

    by Josh Liberles Zdeněk Štybar, the Czech rider who won the 2010 World Championships in Tabor while racing for Telenet-Fidea, has been at the center of much speculation for the past several months. Although Štybar is under contract with Fidea…

  • Rider Interview: JPow Discusses His Tour of California, Upcoming ’Cross Goals

    by Josh Liberles Jeremy Powers, who races for Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com during the “real” season, just finished up an impressive eight days of racing with his Jelly Belly road squad. As we at Cyclocross Magazine documented in our Tour of California CX…

  • Tour of California – Crossers’ Wrap Up

    Peter Sagan claims the white jersey - in CX GC and overall! Via flickr by smithcriminal29

    by Josh Liberles Although the battle for the top step went down to the bitter end, with Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) narrowly holding off Dave Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions) and Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack), it was Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo), a 20 year-old Slovak with…

  • NAHBS Goes To Austin for 2011

    2011 NAHBS Austin

    Local bicycle stores and the Texas frame builder’s community step forward to support the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, scheduled for February 25-27, 2011. With the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show scheduled for Austin, Texas, February 25-27, preparations…

  • Breaking News – Szczepaniaks Receive Doping Suspensions, U23 Podium Resolved

    It's official: Arnaud Jouffroy will move up two steps to claim the U23 World Championship © Bart Hazen

    by Josh Liberles While Floyd Landis’ leaked emails are creating quite the firestorm within the ProTour regarding athletes and officials involved with the US Postal Service, Discovery and Phonak teams, the UCI is just now resolving the biggest doping bust…

  • Cyclocross GC at Tour of California

    Peter Sagan rules the CX GC so far. Via Flickr by smthcriminal29.

    by Josh Liberles Nowhere was the prevalence of cyclocrossers at the top end of pro road cycling more apparent than during stage 4 of the Tour of California. The day’s decisive four-man breakaway contained three ‘crossers – Jeremy Powers (Jelly…

  • A 50-mile MTB Race Reteaches Old Lessons – A Column by Lee Waldman

    Cyclocross Magazine columnist and Masters racer Lee Waldman gets the chance to relearn basic lessons, courtesy of a 50-mile MTB race in Colorado. In case you missed it, go back and check out Lee’s previous column as he stays Motivated…

  • Rabo-Giant Expands Cyclocross and MTB Teams

    by Josh Liberles Rabobank, the perennial powerhouse road and cyclocross team based in the Netherlands, restructured their off-road program at the beginning of 2010. Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Giant came on board as co-title sponsor, and Rabo-Giant was born. The two…

  • UK and Scotland Post 2010/2011 Cyclocross Calendars

    For our British and Scottish readers – or those interested in exploring new cyclocross scenes, both the Scottish Cyclocross (SCX) and UK Cyclocross (UKCX) Series have confirmed dates for the 2010/2011 season. While the UK calendar extends right up until…

  • Get Thee to DeKalb, Illinois, for the Gravel Metric

    Gravel Metric ride in DeKalb, Illinois

    If you’ll be anywhere near DeKalb, Illinois on Sunday, May 30th, the Gravel Metric looks too good to pass up. Although the promoters at North Central Cyclery claim that it’s a spirited ride rather than a race, the “62 miles…

  • Motivated through Life’s Twists and Turns – A Column by Lee Waldman

    Cyclocross Magazine columnist and Masters racer Lee Waldman takes a moment to reflect on motivation in the face of uncooperative Colorado spring weather as well as what’s truly important in his life. In case you missed it, go back and…

  • Houffalize MTB World Cup – from a Crosser’s Eye

    Christine Vardaros continues to deliver cyclocross reports straight from Europe. Here she tracks the cyclocrossers’ impressive performances in the recent Houffalize MTB World Cup and gets exclusive interviews and updates along the way. If you missed her last article about…

  • Catching Up with Carl Decker – An Interview

    Carl Decker and Adam Craig pilot "Wheels of Teal" through the national rally circuit © Jim Culp/ProRallyPix.com

    There was a familiar face toeing the line of a recent, local Oregon road race – Carl Decker (Giant) had made the trip to mix it up in Eugene-Roubaix. I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with Decker…

  • Retuled Part II – the 3-D Bike Fit Experience

    by Josh Liberles In the first part of this article, Josh introduced the high-tech Retül bike fitting process he experienced in Portland’s Cyclepath bike shop. Here, he takes a look at moving that data over to other bikes, including his…

  • A Sneak Peak From The MABRAcross Logo Contest

    Submissions to the MABRAcross logo contest continue to roll in, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to send in your design. May 14th is the deadline for you procrastinators to enter. To get those creative juices flowing, or for…

  • Cumberland University Adds Cyclocross and Track Teams

    Cumberland University cycling team © Tim Hall / Cumberland University

    Cumberland University, located 30 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee, is a small school with a liberal arts background. The student body may only consist of about 1,300 people – including grad students – but Cumberland has managed to recruit some…

  • It’s Time for a Bike Fit: Get Retuled!

    by Josh Liberles Spring has (just barely, and not very convincingly in many places) sprung, and for many of us it’s the perfect time to take a good hard look at our bike positions. Or, better yet, have a well-trained…

  • Tough Mudder: Cyclocross Without the Bike?

    Tough Mudder Bear Creek 2010

    by Robbie Carver An interesting New York Times article was published recently about an event called the Tough Mudder being held at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort. What caught my eye initially was the opening header: “Playing with fire, barbed…

  • USA Cycling Announces 2010/2011 National Cyclocross Calendar

    Jeremy Powers Wins Cyclocross Stampede, UCI3 Cyclocross Festival Day 1. ©Mitch ClintonJeremy Powers Wins Cyclocross Stampede, UCI3 Cyclocross Festival Day 1. ©Mitch Clinton

    Colorado Springs, Colorado – USA Cycling announced today the 2010/2011 Cyclo-cross National Calendar (CXNC, Below) This year’s series boasts eight UCI category-one events and 45 category-two competitions. All 53 events on the calendar are part of the UCI Cyclo-cross Calendar,…

  • Grealish’s New Mission: Bring Cyclocross Nationals to Boulder

    DBC Events

    Chris Grealish, founder of the Cross Vegas cycling event, leaves that organization to focus on securing the National ‘Cross Championships for Boulder, Colorado, in 2012. Boulder, Colorado – Cyclocross fanatic and cycling event promoter, Chris Grealish, will no longer be…

  • Oregon Roadies Get Spring Dirt Fix

    by Josh Liberles Although Oregon cyclists enjoy a vibrant road scene, its scope is nothing in comparison to their world renowned cyclocross events, led by the Cross Crusade. Apparently the skinny-tired folks here are nostalgic for dirt, as the last…

  • Catching up with Ryan Trebon – A Quick Q&A

    by Josh Liberles It’s been way too long since we’ve had a chance to check in with 2009 USGP overall series winner and former national champ Ryan Trebon. Luckily, I ran into both Trebon and his teammate, Barry Wicks, at…

  • Eavesdropping on the US ’Cross Scene – Spring 2010 Update

    Danny Summerhill more than holding his own in the Gila crit. Via flickr by Trillion photos.

    by Josh Liberles We at Cyclocross Magazine are not above listening in on Tweets and scavenging through riders’ blogs to find out what they’ve been up to for your reading pleasure. Here’s some of what we’ve overheard: While the top…

  • US Riders Strut Their Dirt-Stuff on World MTB Stage

    World Cup #1 Dalby

    We may be a little late with our mountain biking news here, but last weekend the best in the off-road business were mixing it up at the season’s first World Cup in Yorkshire, UK. Many of the top talent from…

  • Halfway Through the Offseason, Cyclocross Videos to Keep Our Focus

    Kabush big-sips a Chimay at the start line

    by Josh Liberles I’ll cut to the chase here – it’s been way too long since the last ‘cross race. By my rough (U.S.-season-based) calculations, we’re just about at the midpoint of the “offseason.” Are you bored with your road…

  • Washington’s MFG Series Announces 2010 Schedule

    MFG

    In conjunction with the announcements about SSCXWC10, the Seattle ‘cross contingent also got busy making plans and setting dates for the MFG Cyclocross Series. Low Pressure Promotions announces 2010 MFG Cyclocross dates at Singlespeed party Seattle, WA – Low Pressure…

  • Zipp OVCX Releases Red Hot 2010 Schedule

    The Zipp Ohio Valley Cyclocross Tour has released a 2010 race schedule that is long on tradition, but with a heightened sense of significance. “I think this schedule will establish the Ohio Valley as a bonafide, red-hotbed of ‘cross,” said…



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