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  • Thijs Al All Healed Up and Ready to Go…Almost

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    by Christine Vardaros While Netherlander Thijs Al (AA Drink) may have the form of two years ago, when he won Scheldecross and immediately afterward the Zolder World Cup, a nasty cold has kept his legs from showing what they can…

  • Cincinnati Cross Clinics to be hosted by Compton, Cameron

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    In or near Cincinnati, Ohio? Looking to brush up on those handling skills with some of the best in the business? Then check out these two clinics, offered on the eve of the UCI3 Festival happening October 8th – 10th….

  • Meeusen Takes a Gamble on the Road in the Name of ’Cross

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    by Christine Vardaros For the past few years, Belgian up-and-comer Tom Meeusen has spent his off-season in the dirt, taking his competition level as high as the World Championships. So far this strategy has translated into excellent form for cyclocross…

  • Compton and Johnson Storm Away with Wins at Planet Bike Cup Day Two UPDATED: More Photos!

    by Kat Statman and Marion Hambrick Sun Prairie, WI – Katie Compton (Planet Bike-Stevens) continued to put her stamp on American cyclocross racing with a definitive win against another stacked Elite women’s field. Compton a Quick Healer The first part…

  • Compton and Powers Dominate First Day of USGP Planet Bike Cup – UPDATED: Gallery; Full Reports, Full Results

    On the heels of CrossVegas, The Planet Bike Cup presented by Greenware USGP of Cyclocross took place in Sun Prairie, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. Many of the Elite women and men riders from Wednesday’s CrossVegas joined Saturday’s field for…

  • Claire Thomas joins Horizon Fitness Racing Team

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    We recently posted about the Horizon Fitness Racing Team’s goals for 2010/11. To help them achieve this, they have added a new member to their squad. Read below for details. Horizon Fitness Racing Team has added Claire Thomas to its…

  • Kupfernagel on Schedule for Fast Start to the Season

    Hanka Kupfernagel hits the barriers shadowed by Marianne Vos, Photo by Joe Sales

    Last year, Hanka Kupfernagel took second to Marianne Vos at the World Cyclocross Championships in Tabor. Cyclocross Magazine Correspondent Christine Vardaros checks in to see how Hanka has prepared to do one better this season. by Christine Vardaros Race-ready and motivated to…

  • Two Millimeters Measures More than Its Width in Frustration and Confusion

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    By now you’ve heard about the UCI’s scaling back of the accepted tire width from 35mm to 33mm for Elite races. You have your opinions, and so do the pros. Elite racer Christine Vardaros gives her thoughts, as well as…

  • Rider Diary: Vicki Thomas Gears up for Vegas

    Vicki Thomas finds the path of least resistance © Balint Hamvas, cyclephotos.co.uk

    Canadian Elite ’crosser and Cyclocross Magazine contributor Vicki Thomas checks back in with us after getting her ’cross wheels a little dirty. Brrr. I don’t know where you are, but here in Ottawa it’s downright chilly. In fact, today it’s 13 degrees…

  • Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team Aims to Match 2009/2010 Performance

    Last year, the Telenet-Fidea team owned the cyclocross scene, with Zdenek Stybar leading the charge and taking the World Championships. Can they repeat their success this year? The line-up looks impressive, and with Bart Wellens back in good health, this…

  • Thrilla Course offers peak at Nationals TT

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    A little nervous about the start order TT at Nationals? One way to calm those jitters would be to test out part of the course at the WebCyclery Thrilla Cross Race Series. The WebThrilla promoter, quoted below, reiterates what we…

  • New Product Review: Cyclesoles Custom Cycling Insoles

    by Andrew Yee Any experienced racer will tell you that a good bike fit is essential for optimal performance and injury prevention. And while it’s easy to tweak seat height, seat position, cleat position and handlebar position, it’s a little…

  • Beer up? How about a slushy-up instead?

    Could slushy hand-ups become all the rage?

    by Robbie Carver It’s hot. 98 degrees hot. I’m training hard, pushing my body against the limits that the sun-baked air imposes on me. I could go faster, longer, but the heat strangles me; the thermal waves waft up from…

  • UCI3 Cyclocross Festival Gets New Title Sponsor

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

    If you’re anywhere near Cincinnati, Ohio, you’d be silly not to check out, race, ring some cowbell at the UCI3 Cyclocross Festival, taking place October 8th-10th. The event recently added its final title sponsor, Panther Expedited Services, to its line-up. Read on…

  • Better Ingredients, Better ’Cross

    Papa John Schnatter surfs the sand during the Harbin Park International.  Photo by Todd Dittrich

    Papa John’s Pizza Joins Zipp Speed Weaponry as OVCX Sponsor. Mitch Graham, director of the OVCX cyclocross series, announced today that long-time title sponsor Zipp Speed Weaponry has renewed its title sponsorship of the Midwestern series and has been joined by Papa John’s…

  • 2011 Interbike to be held in Anaheim, California – Updated

    Interbike, the largest US bicycle trade show, will be held in Anaheim, CA, starting next year. The event has been held in Las Vegas since 1998, and will be again starting in a few weeks to coincide with CrossVegas.

  • The Madness Has Begun

    The DFL Cylcocross Series knows that for men to be men, they need to, umm, be women.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, ’cross has begun. And with it, all that is silly, crazy and sometimes just plain disturbing. And what better way to kick it all off than to have a whole field of grown men compete in their…

  • Charm City Cyclocross Quickly Filling Up

    We love hearing news about ’cross fields maxing out their numbers, especially in the first few races of the season. So we’re happy to pass on this news that the Baltimore ’cross scene is hungry for mud! If you’re in…

  • Boulder Cycle Sport Announces The Steel*Wool Cyclocross Team

    Steel*Wool is looking to bring ’cross back to its roots.

    Think Carbon is for sissies? Wear military issue WW2 wool pants for your ’cross races?  Think Eddie Merckx’s Molteni Jersey was the pinnacle of uniforms? Steel*Wool just might be the team for you. Read on for details. Boulder Cycle Sport, a…

  • Rapha Gentlemen’s Ride: A Racer Recovers

    Rapha Rider Dealing with the Heat

    “Man, that was tough for sure…the heat just killed me and probably everyone else.” Ryan Trebon. “Death March.” Tad Bamford. “I went through 14 bottles Saturday and didn’t pee until 10 pm.” Geof Rogers. “…physical sensations that I have never…

  • The Rad Racing Gran Prix: New Course, Same Pain

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    For the past three years, the Rad Racing Gran Prix has joined StarCrossed to create a full weekend of some of the best racing the West Coast has to offer. Those of you who have raced the Gran Prix in…

  • Marianne Vos to Ride Abbreviated ’Cross Season, Eyes Olympic Track

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    by Christine Vardaros If you stop following cyclocross after US Nationals, you may miss the few appearances of Netherlander Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) and her famously rainbow-striped jersey. Although she had just come off an abbreviated cyclocross season to include…

  • USGP of Cyclocross Promo Video

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    Are you ready for ’cross? We sure are, and one of the things we love most about the lead-up into the season are the fantastic videos that begin to surface. Like the one following the jump, which is getting us…

  • Can I Go Riding?

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    It’s that time of year again. Time to start cashing in on all those trips to the mall with your partner, all those times you got up in the middle of the night to take care of the baby. Time…

  • Shawnee, Kansas, Hosts Cyclocross Clinic

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    Live in or around Shawnee, Kansas? Check out this ’Cross Clinic taking place on September 11th, hosted by Source Endurance and KCCX. Sat., Sept. 11, at Herman Laird Park in Shawnee, KS. 10am – 4pm. Cyclocross requires a unique blend…

  • Pedro’s Announces Return to Racing With Elite ’Cross Team

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    Chances are that many of you rely on Pedro’s brand of lubricants to keep your chain moving through all manner of conditions. But Pedro’s wasn’t satisfied with just supplying racers with quality product, now they have announced that they will…

  • Mad Alchemy Unveils New PRO Signature Line

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    Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers, Molly Cameron and others all contributed their expertise to Mad Alchemy’s new line of natural skin care products specifically crafted for cyclists. Mad Alchemy Embrocation has joined forces with an elite group of cyclocross superheroes to…

  • Cyclocross Alive and Kicking Despite Economy

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    We hope that the following information from the hosts of the Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour reflects a similar trend in the broader cyclocross community. What better way to drown your economic woes than in heart-spiking, shoe-sucking mud? The Zipp OVCX…

  • Gallery: Katie Compton’s Arctic ’Cross Clinic

    Mark Legg-Compton shot us some pictures of day two of Katie Compton’s Arctic ’Cross Clinic, taking place in Anchorage, Alaska. For the first two days, 25 lucky ’cross crazy cyclists learned skills and technique from one of the best cyclocrossers…

  • Outlaw Earth Offering Limited Edition ’Cross Messenger Bag

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    So you’ve got all your new gear ready for ’cross, and you’ve decided this year to ride to as many events as you can. How to carry it all? Outlaw Earth just announced a limited run of ’cross specific messenger…



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