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  • Cummings and Shogren Take PACX Wins at Murrysville Cyclocross

    Murrysville Cyclocross always means mud and as the only PA Cycling event in the Western part of the state, it’s a very desirable race to take part in. This year, for the first time in the race’s existence, Murrysville was held under a cloudless sky with dry course conditions. Betsy Shogren and Stephen Cummings were able to make the most of the conditions and take the rare PACX points.

  • Kaiser and Magnuson Win Sacramento Cyclocross Series, Round 3

    The Sacramento Cyclocross Series took place in Grass Valley with some notable racers: National Masters champions Linda and John Elgart as well as U23 2011 World Championship competitor Cody Kaiser. Two distinct areas made up the cyclocross course at Condon Park. The wooded area had compacted trails and was very technical. The “pond section” started with a fast downhill out of the wooded section followed by wide turns before the plank barriers. Conditions were fast for this year’s dry event.

  • ’Cross Finally Finds Its Way to Victoria, British Columbia

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    Victoria, BC — Riders from all over Vancouver Island, the mainland and Washington State converged at Topaz Park in Victoria for the 3rd race in the Cross on the Rock series and the first ever Cross on the Rock event actually in the city of Victoria! At 11°c with cloudy skies, we were promised real cyclocross conditions — a change from the dry spell we’ve had so far.

  • Rider Profile: Wandering Cyclist Add to the Ranks of that ’Cross Community

    Throughout Northern California there are many, many cyclists whose personalities add to those idiosyncrasies of the cyclocross community— competitive, relaxed, laid back, perhaps even on the fringe of normal society. Last year, a meandering athlete “found” cyclocross and added her “bent” to the sport. Now, she sets sights on immersing herself in the scene and improving her game.

  • Interbike 2011: Mercury Cycling’s New Wheel Offerings

    Mercury is following the trend of increasing rim width for better stability out on the course. For the glue-sniffing set this means a wider surface to lay the adhesive on, resulting in a firmer connection between tire and rim and, based on your gluing prowess, fewer incidences of rolled tires. The better connection between rubber and metal can also mean better cornering as the tires retain their shape better in the corners.

  • Interbike 2011: 2012 Jamis Supernova

    Jamis Offers Up Three Options For 2012

    The 2012 model year sees the respected name Jamis written on the tubes of three models aimed at the cross market. At the top of the line is the Supernova, which comes race ready for $2,600.00.

  • Clif Bar Presents 2011 US Gran Prix of Cyclocross

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    Louisville, KY — Organizers of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross announced that long-time sponsor CLIF® BAR is returning as a sponsor of the 2011 Series. CLIF® BAR will be present at all USGP events providing nourishment for racers and enthusiasts, including CLIF® BAR energy bars, CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel, CLIF SHOT BLOKS®, and CLIF SHOT® Electrolyte Replacement Drink. Created with a passion for the outdoors, CLIF BAR supports some of the world’s top cyclists, including USGP competitors Troy Wells, Todd Wells, Brady Kappius, Mitch Hoke and Tyler Wren.

  • Bike Profile – Paul Curley’s Steel Spin Arts, Built by Tom Stevens

    by Jamie Mack As we look back at the 2010 Cyclocross National Champions in both print and online, it’s as good a time as any to also look at the interesting bikes that showed up at the event. Perhaps the…

  • Sea Otter 2011: New Cyclocross Products and News from Vittoria, Kore, Xpedo, Enduro and More…

    Coverage of all the new cyclocross gear from the Sea Otter Festival continues as we take a look at new tires, pedals, a handlebar and more. While the cyclocross season is still a few months off, there are already some…

  • Sea Otter 2011: The Best of Day 1 – Redline, Felt, Norco Unveil Multiple Carbon Cyclocross Models

    photos by Tim Westmore The cycling world has once again descended on the town of Monterey, California for the traditional season opener, at least for those road and MTB racers. But never fear dedicated cyclocross fans, as the crew from…

  • Pauwels and Wyman Take Victories in GP Heuts – UPDATED – Photo Galleries

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    HEERLAN, HOLLAND – The late season races continued on Sunday, with some of the biggest names in the sport testing their post-World Championship form at the GP Heuts. On the tough, muddy course, the Elite men didn’t seem phased by Saturday’s…

  • New Product Review: Yaktrax Pro

    by Brian Hancock As most cyclocross enthusiasts can relate to, after the last race of the season is over I go through a mix of emotions. Half of me is ready to hang up the bike after a long season,…

  • We’re Not in Canada Anymore: Craig Richey Takes on the World

    Canadian Craig Richey (CyclocrossRacing.com p/b Blue) represented his country at the World Cyclocross Championships at St. Wendel. Read on for his words about the experience. by Craig Richey Competing at the Cyclocross World Championships in Saint Wendel, Germany, was a truly…

  • Nys Takes Post Worlds Win, Leads UCI Rankings

    After a bit of cat and mouse, Sven Nys climbed to the top of the first post-World Championships podium at the Augustijn Parkcross in Maldegem, Belgium. Halfway through the race, things had already sorted out as a handful of riders…

  • Inauguaral Chicagoland Cyclocross Event Granted UCI C2 Status

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Cyclocross Cup announced today that Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world’s governing body for international cycling competition, has awarded C2 status to the inaugural Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year’s Resolution, which will take place December 31-January…

  • Telenet-Fidea Reacts to Stybar’s Move to Quick Step

    The cyclocross world got some big news leading into the World Championships this weekend when it was announced that World Champion Zdenek Stybar was moving from the Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team to the ProTour Quick Step team. Stybar will be joining…

  • Rider Diary – Amy Dombroski Returns to Hoogerheide

    Dombroski at Pont-Chateau. Photo courtesy of Amy Dombroski

    American Elite racer Amy Dombroski is in Europe preparing for the fast-approaching World Cyclocross Championships. Read on as she gives us a play-by-play of her experience at Sunday’s World Cup at Hoogerheide. Stay tuned for a profile of her ’cross rig, the…

  • Boulo Wins U23, Sweeck Wins Junior Race at Hoogerheide – Photos and Full Results

    While much of the attention is lavished on some of the more established competitors, the riders contesting the U23 and Junior races should not be overlooked. The future Sven Nys’ and Katie Comptons were also battling it out on the…

  • Page Closes In On Top Europeans in Zonnebeke

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

    Jonathan Page had one of his strongest finishes this season with a top five finish at the Kasteelcross Zonnebeke in Belgium. After a roller coaster season that saw highs and lows for one of the top Americans in Europe, Page…

  • Tim Johnson Races Through Pont Chateau On The Way to St. Wendel

    With three riders in the top 20 of the current UCI world rankings and the entire team, including 19 year-old Kaitlin Antonneau on the women’s side, set to represent the US at the upcoming World Championships, it’s hard to imagine…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Amy Dombroski’s Ridley X-Fire

    by Jamie Mack Amy Dombroski has charged into, through and to the top of the US ’cross scene over the last few seasons. Currently putting the finishing touches on her team for 2011, the diminutive Dombroski has established herself as…

  • Snow Much Mud, Snow Much Fun: Melgaard and Turner Dominate Rome Winter Cross Race #2

    Kim Sawyer charges through the barriers. © Geoff Galat

    by Bob Kuhn Lock and Dam Park, Rome, GA — After a week of paralysis from 8” of snow, Georgians decided to take out their cabin fever frustrations at RWCX #2. With a new course layout to maximize flow and…

  • Vos Wins World Cup in Pont-Château, Van Paassen Grabs Overall Lead From Compton

    With Katie Compton absent from the start line in Pont-Château, France, the race was a little more wide open than usual. Marianne Vos punched it from the start and soon distanced most of the other competitors. Christel Ferrier-Bruneau and Hanka…

  • Canadian Cycling Association Announces Worlds Team

    Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the six cyclists who will be representing Canada at the 2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, held January 29-30, 2011 in St. Wendel, Germany. Canada’s team at the UCI…

  • Hansen and Langvad Win Danish Titles – Report, Photos and Video

    Kenneth Hansen, new Danish cyclocross champ, interviewed after race

    This past weekend, the Danish Cyclocross Championships were held in Haderslev, Denmark, on a twisty, slightly muddy course which still had patches of slippery ice after heavy snowfall in December. The technical, slow course proved to be to the advantage…

  • Compton Wins in Zolder, Takes World Cup Lead

    by Bart Hazen Compton Unbeatable in Zolder Seven-time USA National Champion Katie Compton continues to dominate the top of the sport. The Planet Bike rider soloed to the win on the snow-covered course in Zolder, taking her fourth World Cup…

  • Wietse Bosmans and Lars Förster Solo to Wins in Zolder

    by Bart Hazen Wietse Bosmans Wins U23 World Cup in Zolder Belgian Wietse Bosmans took his biggest win in his young career by winning the U23 World Cup Cyclocross in Zolder, Belgium. After a thrilling battle he beat Tijmen Eising…

  • A Photographer’s Look into Euro Cross Camp’s Training Race

    The group of US riders calling the Euro Cross Camp house in Izegem, Belgium, home for the holidays this year is a gifted lot. Some of the best in the nation, including current National Champions Zach McDonald (collegiate) and Jeff…

  • Bilenky Junkyard Cross – Proof of Our Insanity

    Calling the Bilenky Junkyard Cross a unique event, would be like calling the Koppenberg a hill. There is truth to the statement, but it just doesn’t do the subject justice. Sponsored by Bilenky Cycleworks, Junkyard Cross is a unique event…

  • Colorado Cyclocross Championships Photo Gallery

    With all the excitement around nationals, sometimes the individual State Championships get overlooked. Colorado’s Championship, though, deserves a second look. So, why Colorado? Well, the Wednesday Worlds ride in Boulder is legendary, as are some of the riders said to…



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