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Molly Hurford is the Managing Editor of Cyclocross Magazine. When she isn't writing about cyclocross races, she's likely competing in one. Or running, or climbing, or swimming. Professionally nomadic, she'll probably pop up at a race near you at some point. If you like her work, help support her by subscribing to Cyclocross Magazine!

The Girl With The Cowbell Tattoo

The Girl with the Cowbell Tattoo: the Good, the Bad, and the Awesome

At Interbike on Wednesday, you see beyond the glitz and glamour of carbon fiber road wheels and fixed gear glory. You feel the grass, you smell the dirt, sweat, blood, tears … you know it’s almost time for CrossVegas. You check your watch over and over again, counting down to the moment when you can finally start heading to the event you’ve been waiting for.

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Joey hit the ground hard, but he's OK! Craig Fowler
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Is Joey Really OK? Joey Speaks Up and Tells His Story – Updated

There have been a lot of questions asked and many things assumed about my “incident.” Allow me to set the record straight. My name is Joey Mullan, and I crashed on my bike. As for the intensity of the crash, wow! I have raced singlespeed cyclocross for the past three seasons, this being my fourth. I don’t consider myself a roadie, a mountain biker or a BMX kid. I do it all, but I consider myself a cyclocrosser, 100%.

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Protect those tubulars, they don't come cheap! Kenton Berg

Mechanical Monday: Protecting Your Tubulars

It’s nearly mid-September and by now a good portion of y’all reading this will have raced already or will be prepping to race this next weekend. If you’ve been to your first race you undoubtably heard the moans of some poor soul who flatted his or her newly glued tubular and can’t believe they have to go through those dreaded steps again. You know, clean, stretch, glue, et cetera! If you’re lucky enough that this poor sap isn’t you, then a little bit more prep work can stave off this scenario.

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Bazin came across the line first following a big attack. Todd Prekaski -
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Bazin and Dombroski Solo to Victory in Vermont in Green Mountain UCI Race

The UCI racing season in New England kicked off today at the Green Mountain Cyclocross Weekend in Williston, Vermont. The calendar is packed this season and the first victories were taken by local hero Amy Dombroski (Crankbrothers Race Club) and visiting Frenchman Nicolas Bazin (Team Big-Mat Auber 93). Day 1 of Green Mountain was won by Justin Lindine and Crystal Anthony.

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The amateur women on the line at Green Mountain this past weekend. Jeff Bramhall
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“You Got This”: Reports from the Amateur Women’s Field at Verge, Part 1

It has been whispered that the Women’s field is one of the fastest growing in cyclocross racing today. Looking down the line of the first race in the 2011 Verge Series, Green Mountain Cyclocross, this is visually apparent – a mass of close to 50 competitive cyclists tensely await the whistle. This is ten riders more than last year and while this may not seem like anything more than a tiny victory compared to most other sports, even other types of cycling, that number is huge. If ten new women race every season that means there could be close to 60 next year, and so on. Not to mention that because this is the Amateur Women’s category, most of these women are only a few seasons in and keep coming back or, even bigger, are brand new. We have been talking. We have been recruiting. We have been having fun, seeing results, getting better and telling our friends to join in.

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Professional Cycling Heads to the Midwest: Top Riders Announced for Race in University City, MO

University City, Montana – Following the launch of the International professional cyclocross season in Las Vegas, the top athletes in the sport are preparing to compete at the inaugural Gateway Cross Cup, Wednesday, September 21st at Heman Park in University City, Missouri. A first for the region, athletes from across the United States and Europe will be competing for prize money and coveted UCI ranking points that are up for grabs at this internationally sanctioned event.

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Ian Field makes his way around the natural barriers. Cyclocross Magazine
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Charm City: Euros Wyman and Field Continue the European UCI Points Grab

Charm City in Baltimore, Maryland, has been hot and dry for the fast few years, which makes sense since as the second race weekend of the season, it’s still practically summertime. However, in keeping with the streak of bad weather on the East Coast for the past month, the race opened with a chilly, drizzling morning: perfect cyclocross weather. Racers and spectators alike complained about the cooler conditions, since this early in the season, the legwarmers are still buried in attics and basements. However, the cooler weather didn’t seem to hurt the Euro visitors, and Helen Wyman and Ian Field repeated their winning performances from last week at Nittany Lion Cross.

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Cyclocross Magazine Presents Live, Interactive Coverage of ClifBar CrossVegas On September 14

For those of you who won’t be making it to Cross Vegas this year, Cyclocross Magazine will be bringing Vegas to you (sans the showgirls, of course). We’ll be providing live, interactive coverage of both the Elite Men’s and Women’s races, which are both stacked with the best-ever and most international field assembled in the US.

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Cyclocross Magazine Issue 13 cover
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Attention Promoters, Photographers And Writers: Cyclocross Magazine Wants Your Race Report

The season has started, the first big UCI race has been run, and that means for the next four months, here at Cyclocross Magazine, we’ll be working day and night to make sure that results, photos and race reports from hundreds of races get posted in a timely manner. Whether your race is grass roots or UCI, we are happy to shine the light on your event.

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Fish Head Rolls Without Hooks in Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky — “Opening Day” is magic. Whether it’s the start of baseball, cyclocross or even fishing season, “opening day” for grownups is like Christmas morning for a six-year-old. This year’s opening day for this year’s Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour is September 18 in Louisville, when middle-America’s most popular cyclocross series will likely be overrun by “fish heads”. Dubbed the “FishStiCX Cross,” the September 18 races take place at Louisville’s gorgeous and challenging Fisherman’s Park.

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The expression says it all on the spectators. Kenton Berg
race reports

MFG Series Kick Off Cross Starts the Season; Gaertner and Berden Take the Wins

Mother Nature wanted to have her say today as racers lined up for the first MFG Series race in Kirkland, WA. Big Finn Hill park, for the second year in a row, played host to the Kick Off Cross race delivered by Cycle University. Unseasonably warm weather, or a late summer as some would say, left the race course with burn-out grass and had racers churning up dust from the opening gun.

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Christian Heule Wins First US Race With QuadCross

Sunday, Christian Heule proved that he is in the US for a reason this season: to win races. As the newest rider for, he had big shoes to fill — Jerey Powers’ cycling shoes, to be precise. But so far, so good. Last night, he tweeted, “First race today for and I won it. Thanks Stu Thorne for supporting me as car driver and mechanic.”

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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.
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Registration Open: Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships 2011 to be Held in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco On November 18-20

September 9, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – Promising a three-day affair unmatched by previous host cities, event organizers for the 2011 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC11) have named Golden Gate Park as the venue for this year’s battle, which is being held from November 18-20, 2011. Previously hosted by Portland and Seattle, 2011 marks the first year the annual race series will be held in San Francisco. Online registration for SSCXWC11 opens on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 6:00pm PST and will be available on the event website: Racers must participate in qualifiers on Saturday, November 19 in order to secure their place in championship races being held on Sunday, November 20.

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Van Den Bosch, Field and Lindine on the podium Day 2 of Nittany Lions Cyclocross.
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Nittany Day Two: Euro Podium Invasion; Wyman and Van Den Bosch Take The Wins

The first weekend of racing is over, and racers on the East Coast are feeling extremely tired after an incredibly muddy first weekend of cyclocross racing. The normally flat and fast course at Nittany was transformed into a muddy bog, and with the course running backwards on the non-UCI day two of racing, the racers started by almost immediately hitting a mud pit.

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Jesse Anthony is racing his last race at Gloucester this season.

Jesse Anthony to Retire from Cyclocross

As many of you know, Jesse Anthony has announced that after Gloucester’s race this year, he will be retiring from cyclocross to pursue road racing as his main sport. After the summer he’s had, we can’t say that we blame him, as he’s had some amazing finishes and wins, winning Nature Valley overall to name just one. But we will miss him in cyclocross. Issue 15 will include a reflective piece from Anthony as well as a look back at his superlative cyclocross career.

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