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katriel

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 September 2nd, 2011

    MFG Hit a home run with Raceway Cross and the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships. A rain soaked day didn't keep the riders and fans away from the action and fun.

    by Kat Statman Wow, Twitter and Facebook have been blowing up quite a bit recently with all of this ’cross talk, but we’re not quite there yet, so slow down with your excitement a little bit, we don’t want to…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of August 26th, 2011

    by Kat Statman It’s only two weeks away folks, and the UCI season opener is upon us in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. If you’re reading this, you can’t deny that it’s an amazingly exciting time of year. In some places the…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of August 19th, 2011

    It seems like there is always a lot going on in the world of professional bike racing and bike racing in general. We are always prepping for a new season or in the midst of another season. There is almost never a break: ’cross season rolls into road season which rolls into mountain bike season which rolls right back into ’cross season. But it’s that time of year again where we are rolling back into ’cross season, which means more and more ’cross pro rumors and rumblings. Sven Nys has ended his mountain bike season early to prep for ’cross. Tim Johnson and Joshn Huesby are sticking it to the Open Duo Men in Breckenridge. Jeremy Powers heads to Colorado for a little pre-race recon. Ryan Trebon takes on the hardest one day event ever, Rapha Gentleman’s Race. Todd Wells climbs to the sky and beyond. In Memory: Marc Druyts, a Cyclocross Legend. This week’s Working Man’s Edition: Matter vs. Schouten; Lindine heads to the sky.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of August 12th, 2011

    Daphny van den Brand - File Photo

    Wow, mid August is upon us and that can only mean one thing, pulling out the practice barriers, heading to the local park and getting our hup on! With that, Jesse Anthony has certainly been getting his HUP on at the Tour of Utah, can he take the points jersey? Johnson and Wells head high to attempt to race 100 miles above 10,000 feet. Amy Dombroski has been productive and looks to be on track with her ’cross program. Daphny Van Den Brand has announced her retirement after the 2011–2012 racing season, can she do the triple? In this week’s working man’s edition: Tristan Schouten and Brian Matter head to the first round of the Midwest Triple Crown, The Ore to Shore.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of August 5th, 2011

    The summer months really are winding away but the high temperatures of August are showing no signs of relenting anytime soon. With a little over a month before the season gets under way, the rumors and rumblings are starting to get juicy. And, how do we know that? Well on Twitter, Veldrijden_info is no longer silent. So, the big news of the week is Tom Vannoppen’s drug bust. But that really shouldn’t cloud other good ’cross news like Nicole Duke joining the Cannondale–Cyclocrossworld.com team. Nys double flats at the London test event and would rather take an Olympic Medal over the ’cross World Championships. Tim Johnson heads to the high country for a week of epicness, how will the former “roadie” handle seven days of mountain bike racing? In this week’s Working Man’s Edition a new working man’s ’cross team comes to Colorado featuring Spencer Powlison, Grant Holicky and Scott Tietzel.

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

    Ian Field: a solid racer on both sides of the pond.

    We’re just over a month away from the opening race of the American UCI ’cross season, Nittany Lion Cross and it’s sounding like things are heating up in the world of pro cyclocross. Cannondale–Cyclocrossworld.com announced the signing of Christian Heule for the 2011 season. Katie Compton won the Steamboat Springs Stinger. Bart Wellens, Sven Nys, Niels Albert, Sven Vantourenhout, Tom Meeusen, Rob Peeters and Ben Berden race with motocrossers for charity.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of July 22nd, 2011

    Kevin Pauwels File Photo © Bart Hazen

    Summer heat is at it’s high point. Twitter accounts across the eastern seaboard keep referencing the 90 plus degree temperatures and more and more often the cyclocross hashtag comes up on twitter. So is anything exciting happening in the wide world of pro cyclocross?

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings Week of July 15th, 2011

    It’s been a few weeks since Rumors and Rumblings, but things have been going on in the rumor mills around the ’cross world. There are races going on, ’cross racers showing their mettle and other ’crossers building their form day by day. So, where are things?

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of June 17th, 2011

    Logan Owen comes to the line with his teammate

    The middle of summer is quickly approaching. Molly Cameron has an FMB tire order ready to go out. Challenge and FMB are releasing new mud treads to challenge the famed Dugast Rhino. New disc ready bikes are hitting the tech news pages. So, with all that happening, where are the pros? Amy Dombroski is on her way to Italy for Marathon Cross-Country Worlds. Katie Compton hangs up the knobbies for a night. Stybar as Boonen’s lead out man? Putting two and two together for the new Cannondale–Cyclocrossworld.com rider. 2011 Blitz to the Barrel attracts ’cross stars. Tom Meeusen knocks off two mountain bike specialists. In this week’s Working Man’s Edition: Brady Kappius takes on the Rocky Mountain Ultra Endurance Series and Logan Owen is destroying the Washington state road races.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings Week of June 10th, 2011

    Weeknight racing, long weekend road and mountain bike rides, maybe even a mountain bike race or a road race: these are all the little things we try and do to get our “cyclocross fix,” but it’s not the same. There is no substitute for the gasping breaths, the burning legs, the cross-eyed attempts at clearing the sand pit or the barriers. But we try to capture the feeling with our substitute races and by seeing what is happening in the world of pro cyclocross racers.

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

    Summer heat is rolling through the country as both the everyday ’cross racer and the pro line up on the weekends and weeknights to build a little bit of extra fitness. September is just around the corner and will be here before you know it. So as we get closer, what are the pro crossers up to?

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of May 27th, 2011

    As the Giro d’Italia wraps up this weekend and the Tour of California wrapped up on Sunday you would think that the Pro Cyclocross news would be slowing down, but think again. Lars Boom has re-upped with Rabobank. The Tour of Belgium, a cross racer’s off-season paradise? Kevin Eeckhout of Sunweb-Revor retires at the ripe old age of 21. Amy Dombroski and Katie Compton head overseas for a little pre-season European dirt. Georgia Gould, Ms. Consistency? Todd Wells, best American on the dirt. In this week’s Working Man’s Edition we look back to Spencer Paxson, Jake Wells and head to a master’s working man Peter Webber.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of May 20th, 2011

    It’s time to really start thinking about ’cross season, maybe even starting to glue up some tires if you haven’t already. Now that it’s that time of the year again, heading out and pinning, or zip-tying, numbers up is probably a good idea. The Pro racers have that in mind too as they’re out getting the race miles in to prepare for a strong ’cross season.

    This week, the Tour of California is being absolutely dominated by ’cross riders, with Jamey Driscoll, Jesse Anthony, Jeremy Powers, Lars Boom and Ben Jacques-Maynes all making appearances at the front of the race. [See some of our race coverage of Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4.] Sven Nys is on his way to his second Olympic games after a second place finish to Julien Absalon. John Gadret came oh-so-close last week to a stage win at the Giro, but clearly that wasn’t good enough for the Frenchmen, as he sealed the deal this week with a Stage 11 win. Is Kaitlin Antonneau making a switch to the mountain bike? Rumors are brewing that the USGP may make a stop in Bend, OR. This week’s Working Man’s Edition takes another look at Justin Lindine as he heads to Canada for the Coupe de Quebeque and Spencer Paxson as he crosses the pond for the Dalby Forest World Cup.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings Week of May 13th, 2011

    by Kat Statman As the weather slowly turns warmer, putting on more miles becomes less of a chore. Preparing for the hard months of cold and wet racing ahead in the fall becomes easier, and many of us are falling…

  • Remembering Wouter Weylandt, 1984-2011

    Wouter Weylandt's photo from Loepard-Trek

    On May 9, 2011, as most of the cycling world has seen by now, during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 173-kilometer trip from Reggio Emilia to Rappallo, we witnessed a tragic event. Wouter Weylandt, a young Belgian…

  • SRAM Purchases Quarq, Jumps into the Power Meter Market

    CXM Labs is testing a SRAM S975 Quurq

    A consolidation is happening in the power meter market. With Garmin buying and further developing the pedal-based Metrigear and Look teaming up with Polar for another pedal-based system, SRAM wanted in on the action. Quarq is one of the power meter…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of May 6th, 2011

    Tyler Wren and Danny Summerhill struggled though the heat at Krosstoberfest 2010 © Kenneth Kill, Light & Shadows

    by Kat Statman Some weeks the ’cross season seems closer and closer, and others it just seems farther away. I’m not sure where this week stands, maybe it’s farther away, but only because there’s a lot of road and mountain…

  • Pro Bike Profile: Kaitlin Antonneau’s Cannondale SuperX Cyclocross Bike

    Our latest issue of our print magazine, Issue 12, is finally a wrap, and Cyclocross Magazine print magazine subscribers will enjoy another 108-page, content-packed magazine for a well-timed off-season cyclocross fix (and a faster pace of issues in the fall)….

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

    by Kat Statman The Ardennes Classics are over. The weather is getting warm. Big road races are moving away from one day 260-300 km epics to seven-plus-day stage races. The skinny climbers are coming out to play. That must mean…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumbling Week of April 22, 2011

    by Kat Statman Yes, it’s still the off-season. How do we know that? Well, if you look at many cycling publications the front page headlines are all concerned with the Ardennes Classics, Andy Schleck’s Trek Madone and the fact that…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of April 15th, 2011

    by Kat Statman Week in, week out, there’s racing to be had around the world where we can catch up on what ’crossers do in their spare time. So here it is this week. Marianne Vos continues to show that she…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of April 8th, 2011

    by Kat Statman It’s the thick of classics season and all we can think about is the smell of embrocation, rain soaked fields, 32 millimeter tubulars and practicing our dismounts and remounts. But we still have a few months before…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of April 1st, 2011

    by Kat Statman Sometimes it’s really hard to remember that we live and die for cyclocross, especially during the spring classics season, but Greg Keller and Molly Cameron do a pretty good job of reminding us on twitter. As we…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of March 25th, 2011

    by Kat Statman So is anything happening in the world of Pro Cyclocross? You better believe it. This week, let’s get a little Euro and see what’s going on for those across the pond. Zdenek Stybar is on his new…

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

    by Kat Statman This week has been the biggest news week we’ve had yet during the off-season, especially with team transfers and strong rides from ’crossers that mix it up in the other disciplines. Kathy Sherwin’s mountain bike exploits continue…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of February 25th, 2011

    by Kat Statman The 2010–2011 cyclocross season is over. The general classifications have been decided and many of the rider–team agreements have been made for the 2011-2012 season. So what is there to talk about in the realm of pro…

  • An Interview with Greg Keller – Waxing Poetic on All Things Cross, Part 1

    Greg Keller

    by Kat Statman Since 2006, Greg Keller has had a voice in the cyclocross community through his site Mud and Cowbells. He holds down a job – a tough one at that – has two children and a wife while still devoting…

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

    by Kat Statman With one big weekend left in the season, things have noticeably slowed down on the rumors and rumblings side of pro ’cross racing. Most riders already have their contracts worked out. There are only a few riders…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings: Week of February 11, 2011

    by Kat Statman It may seem like the season is over, as many of us in the US are starting to log our long base miles or are taking advantage of all the snow in the mountains for a good…

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

    by Kat Statman Yes, February 4th has come and gone, but there is always something exciting going on in the world of pro cyclocross. Zdenek Stybar shows us how to party and still finish on the podium; Nys hits the…



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