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Beer, Wine, Music, Theater, Literature, and of course 'cross. As a cat 1 cross racer I have to juggle that with career prospects (future law school student) and life (engaged and share a cat and a dog with my fiancee). It is always a battle between what would be ideal as a racer and the responsibilities of being a 24 year old with student loans looming. Then again the battle is what makes life great.
  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of May 10th, 2013

    Kaitlin Antonneau had a strong early race, but a crash dropped her out of contention © Focal Flame Photography

    by Kat Statman It’s that time of year again, folks! That’s right, my third favorite cycling event of year: the Giro d’Italia. For any cycling fan, of all the grand tours, the Giro is the most interesting, especially because ’crossers…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of Paris-Roubaix 2013

    Vos outsprinted Sanne Cant for the win at Lille © Bart Hazen

    by Kat Statman It is a stubborn winter here on the East Coast: snowing in Virginia in April, and not having a day over 60 for weeks on end – with the occasional fluke. But that does not change the fact…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of March 8th, 2013

    Marianne Vos won her sixth Cyclocross World Championship in Louisville, KY. © Meg McMahon

    by Kat Statman With winter in a slow decline, it may be time to start thinking about that base training for next ’cross season. Get a few more good sessions on the wooden sticks (i.e cross country skis) in, of…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings: Week of December 8th, 2012

    Sven Nys win the fourth round of the World Cup Series at Roubaix © Bart Hazen

    by Kat Statman It’s a bit of a calm weekend in Euro ’cross, but not in US ’cross (go watch GP Bend folks!). But here, we’re looking at rumors and rumblings: Sven Nys in the peloton beyond 2014? Hydraulic disc…

  • It’s Back! Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Thanksgiving Week 2012

    Powers with Berden and Trebon on the flyover. © Cyclocross Magazine

      By Kat Statman It has been a long time since a little bit of R&R have graced these hallowed (web)pages, but, there is a time at which things calm down and the world comes back together for the triumphant…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of August 24th, 2012

    New Rapha-Focus member Gabby Day shows a Hup United rider the best lines for cornering on an off-camber. © Cyclocross Magazine

    by Kat Statman The season is oh-so-close. You can almost taste it. So, what do we have for you then? A little bit of transfer news, and a little bit of debate. Gabby Day and Sabrina Schweizer go to Rapha-Focus; Joe Dombrowski…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of August 11th, 2012

    Olympic-Rings

    by Kat Statman “Georgia, Georgia … Keeps Georgia on my mind.” That’s right folks! While there is still some more cycling to be done at the Olympics, there is only one thing to think about: Georgia Gould and the Bronze Medal!…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of August 28th, 2012

    Ryan Trebon (Cannondale-Clement) won his first cx race on his Cannondale SuperX. 2012 Raleigh Midsummer Night Cyclocross Race. @Cyclocross Magazine

    by Kat Statman With opening ceremonies and the men’s road race done and dusted, the women’s Olympic road race is on as I write this, and track cycling, the time trial, and the mountain bike race are all to come….

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of Friday the 13th (July 2012)

    Todd Wells at the Windham World Cup. Cyclocross Magazine

    by Kat Statman Tour de France is happening, the Olympics are coming up, and it’s Friday the 13th. Is there a better time to address the rumors and rumblings in the world of pro ’crossers? So what’s been going on…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of June 29th, 2012

    Trebon smiling, post-race. © Jonas Bruffaerts

    by Kat Statman While it may have been hard to keep an eye on the wonderful world of bike racing over the past few days with Congress’ contempt vote and the Supreme Court’s health care vote, we did, and have…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Olympic Selection Week of June 16th, 2012

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

    by Kat Statman With the US and a few other countries finally getting their acts together and starting to name their Olympic cycling teams, it’s to devote a few words to those ’crossers that will be representing their countries this…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of May 18th, 2012

    Tim Johnson is congratulated by fans along the finish line. ©Tim Westmore

    by Kat Statman Yeah, yeah, Olympics this and Olympics that. Who cares? ’Cross isn’t even an Olympic discipline (note that sweeping ice while precariously standing on said sheet of ice is)! All that really matters right now is what is…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of Cinco de Mayo

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

    by Kat Statman It’s Spring. The Classics are over, the Giro is starting, and still, all we think about it are 32 mm tubulars with little bits of rubber glued to them, mud, running, snow; and which bikes, wheels and…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of April 6th, 2012

    by Kat Statman It’s the off-season for our favorite ’crossers, so most of them are sitting at home relaxing. Niels Albert went for a walk and ate some frites a few weeks ago, and a bunch of super skinny dudes…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of March 9th, 2012

    Kat Statman weighs in with his latest Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings, an opinionated round-up of the recent week’s happenings in the world of cyclocross. by Kat Statman This week we have some really great off-season news for you: Bart Wellens has…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of February 16th, 2012

    Berden in Tokyo last weekend.

    by Kat Statman The season really is wrapping up and though we’ve been on a slow down on the Rumors and Rumblings front, things are still coming down the pipeline. Not only are the rumors swirling around, but cyclocross racing…

  • Superprestige Finale: Stybar and Van Den Brand Victorious in Middelkerke – Updated Report, Results, Galleries

    Zdenek Stybar stormed off the start for the holeshot © Dan Seaton

    MIDDELKERKE, BELGIUM—On a sunny but blisteringly cold day, the European cyclocross peloton lined up for the final round of the 2011-2012 Superprestige series. With Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet), Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) and Zdenek Stybar (Quickstep) all within striking distance of winning…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of January 14th, 2012

    by Kat Statman Folks, it really has been too long since we’ve talked about the wide world of professional ’cross racers. The Christmas week has come and gone, National Championships around the world have come and gone, and now we’re…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of December 24th, 2011

    Katie Antonneau at the Namur World Cup © Bart Hazen

    by Kat Statman We’re back folks, for all of your pro ’cross rumors and rumblings that you’ve been missing the past few weeks. Not only are we back, but it’s just in time for the holidays and more importantly, the…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of December 3rd, 2011

    by Kat Statman Turns out with the months changing and the holiday season slowly rolling around, sometimes the brain shifts gears and I may have inadvertently done that this week, so, do not fret, your regularly scheduled programming will return…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Thanksgiving Week 2011

    American Amy Dombroski posted 7th place today. © Bart Hazen

    by Kat Statman As we all get over our turkey comas and prepare for an off-weekend or an awesome weekend of racing, depending on how “good” or “bad” we are, let’s get down to business in the world of pro…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of November 18th, 2011

    Pauwels finally making contact with Nys. ©Lydia van de Meerssche

    by Kat Statman Turkey Day is fast approaching and what does that mean? We are, oh so close to Christmas week, arguably the best week in ’cross racing ever, with a race almost every day to live stream and geek…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of November 11th, 2011

    Durrin riding to a fourth place finish at CSI Day 1. Cyclocross Magazine

    The season keeps going and going. Some are wondering why it’s not longer as we near the end for some regions, since December is just around the corner. Others are getting tired but no less excited about the prospect of…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of November 4th, 2011

    by Kat Statman Two European classic ’cross races have passed this week, Koppenberg and Zonhoven. Sand and big hills were the name of the game, and it became painfully clear that the European courses are much different than our courses…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of October 29th, 2011

    by Kat Statman The disc brake revolution has arrived, folks: just look at Tim Johnson’s bike for this weekend. But has that really changed the game? Only time will tell. But enough tech talk, there are more important things to…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of October 21st, 2011

    by Kat Statman So I had a really great idea to break down the awesomeness of the last round of the World Cup in Plzen. Talking about the grit and determination, the anger, the power, and the amazingly intelligent move…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of October 14th, 2011

    by Kat Statman The Superprestige has begun, folks, and if you don’t know how important that is, well, the Euro’s know that the only classifications that matter are the Superprestige, GvA Trophy and the World Cup. Nothing else is important….

  • Boulder Cycle Sport Cyclocross Team Off to Strong Start for 2011

    From Left: Pete Webber, Kristin Weber, Allen Krughoff, Brandon Dwight and Greg Keller

    Boulder, Colorado – The Boulder Cycle Sport Cyclocross Team is back for the 2011 season with the enthusiastic support of both new and returning sponsors. The team is composed of more than 50 riders, from juniors through elite, and is…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of September 23rd, 2011

    The American ’cross season is in full swing with two full weekends and two Wednesday night extravaganzas completed, the European season is just getting underway and now the first USGP is here. It really is ’cross season. Sometimes I don’t believe it’s real. How can the best bike racing season, which we’ve been waiting so long for really be here already? Didn’t we just finish last season? Anyways, onward we go, there is a long winter coming up and lots of rumors to talk about. In this week’s edition: Euro ’Cross is back on TV, start looking for your live feeds, folks. Kevin Pauwels takes a big win for his new team in Erpe-Mere. Zdenek Stybar will be showing off the new Quick Step rainbow stripes in Stribro this weekend. Enrico Franzoi has found a home with the Guerciotti team, he lines up for the first time this weekend in Switzerland. Is it true that Pro ’crossers actually understand the worth of their equipment? At least Tom Meeusen does. Amy Dombroski heads back to her motherland for the season. With a venerable “who’s who” of ’cross lining up in Sun Prairie this weekend, is there really a favorite? Who should we talk about in this week’s Working Man’ Edition? We’ll go with Justin Lindine, Jake Wells, Bryan Fawley, and Chris Sheppard

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of September 16th, 2011

    The Belgians came, they saw, and, oh man, have they conquered. Well, an American did grab one win and that was a UCI race, so I guess it counts for something. The first week of the international season is under way and is there ever a bunch to talk about! First is CrossVegas, so much going on there. We can’t not talk about this weekends upcoming races in Seattle, Vermont and Maryland. Did you catch the velo bowl? Jurgen Mettepenningen is confident in Pauwels, Aernouts and Vantornout. National Champ Todd Wells will not defend his stars and stripes this January; London Olympics and Louisville 2013 are the goals. Finally, in this week’s Working Man’s Edition there were just too many of you, so instead, there’s a list of all the riders that deserve some respect!



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