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  • Dirty Deeds Australian Cyclocross Series Update

    Round two of the Dirty Deeds Australian Cyclocross series went off with a bang, a cheer and perhaps a few shrimps on the barbies. A full series wrap-up will come after the final event, but in the meantime,

  • New Belgium Brewery Brings Cyclocross Series to Fort Collins

    Tightly-packed racing at New Belgium Brewery

    by Robbie Carver “Follow Your Folly” We here at Cyclocross Magazine like to say that ’cross is all about community. So when we hear about a group of people that are encapsulating that statement, we like to make sure they…

  • Guns Grits and Gravel Cyclocross Clinic

    Guns Grit and Gravel

    ’Crossers near West Virgina should take a look at this Press Release from Raw Talent Ranch, which will be putting on a two-day cyclocross clinic featuring some big name racers. Fueled by the success of this year’s Lost River Classic…

  • CrossVegas Gets Single Speed Category

    Cross Vegas Winner's Jersey

    Heading to Vegas? Have a Singlespeed? CrossVegas Promoters have just released the following press release that should excite your gearless steed. Raleigh Single Speed Challenge Joins Wheelers & Dealers Lineup Shiftless cyclocrossers now have a category especially for them! Joining…

  • Susan Butler Tackles Endurance MTB at High Cascade 100

    Susan Butler at the Cascade 100

    Portland Elite ’crosser Susan Butler brings us her report from the High Cascade 100, a 100 mile mountain bike race held on August 7th. Can’t wait to see you on the ’cross course, Susan! by Sue Butler With the impending…

  • Sneak Peak at the Colors of the 2011 Stevens Cyclocross Line

    The 2011 Prestige takes its cue from fire engines

    Stevens Bikes, sponsor of such Elite athletes as US National Champion Katie Compton, current World Champion Marianne Vos, former World Champions Niels Albert and Hanka Kupfernagel, and Canadian National Team rider Vicki Thomas, has released a preview of their 2011…

  • Rider Diary: Vicki Thomas Gearing up for ’Cross

    Vicki Thomas racing the World Cup at Nommay.  Photo:  Joscelin Ryan

    Canadian Elite ’crosser and Cyclocross Magazine contributer Vicki Thomas checks in with us as our favorite time of year draws near. Mud on your mind, Vicki? Wow, long time no talk! Guess this is what happens when the cyclocross season…

  • Niels Albert Fails to Repeat Success at Tour Alsace

    Niels Albert, Belgian National Championships © Garry Ceuppens

    In our constant habit of making up GC rankings for our favorite ’crossers partaking in road races, we bring you the seventh annual Tour Alsace, a six-day stage race held in Alsace, France. In attendance were Neils Albert, Christian Heule,…

  • Fletcher, NC, gets Wednesday Night Training Series

    Zach McDonald crashes on descent after an Italian rider went down. by Mario Varreware.

    Need to brush up on your ’cross skills? Don’t have any to begin with? Live near Fletcher, North Carolina? Then check out the Renaissance Bicycles Wednesday Night Cyclocross Training Series. The series, with the slightly intimidating but refreshingly honest theme,…

  • Oregon to Get Two Junior Series for 2010

    How can you tell if ’cross is here to stay? Look at how the Junior fields are treated. With that in mind, we here at Cyclocross Magazine were ecstatic to see the following press release pop up on the OBRA…

  • Trebon Improves at Cascade, Decker Plays at XGames

    Trebon leads page early in the race. by Joe Sales

    by Robbie Carver “Only managed 30th in the TT on my road bike…” tweeted Ryan Trebon about his performance in the Cascade Classic Time Trial. We’d like to suggest that only 30th place without aero equipment against some of the…

  • MTB World Cup #4 ’Crosser Roundup

    Todd Wells solos to win Jingle Cross Day 2. Snow made the course challenging for Day 2. © Steve Fry

    Champery, Switzerland, was the site of the fourth round of the MTB World Cup series this past weekend, playing host to some of our favorite ’crossers. The spoils of the XC race went to the pure mountain bikers, with American…

  • Gallery: Katie Compton’s 2010 Short Track National Win

    Katie Compton stole the show at this year’s MTB Short Track Nationals. “Katie crushed the short track today, winning from defending champion Georgia Gould. Katie lapped all but the first four riders” said husband Mark Legg-Compton via Twitter. Katie herself…

  • Nys, Wellens out of Contention for Belgium MTB Title

    Sven Nys on his MTB, courtesy of Lotte Vanreusel

    We reported recently on Sven Nys and Bart Wellens (Telenet-Fidea) pounding their mountain bike pedals into podium spots in Belgium’s National Cup series, but are sad to say that neither was able to crown himself the MTB King of Belgium.

  • Would Contador be Jeered in ’Cross?

    by Robbie Carver Whether you’re a fan of road racing or not, you’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding Stage 15 of the Tour de France, where Contador took the yellow jersey after accelerating when Andy Schleck dropped his chain…

  • ’Crossers Continue to Dominate MTB Nats – UPDATED: New Photos

    ’Crossers continue to give us something to report on at the US Mountain Bike National Championships in Granby, CO. Katie Compton, who took fifth in Saturday’s XC race behind Mary McConneloug and winner Georgia Gould, left everyone behind to power…

  • Rumors Officially Confirmed: 2010 Rapha-Focus Cyclocross Team Announced

    Proposed 2010 Rapha-Focus team kit

    The quality of our initial intel on the new Rapha-FOCUS cyclocross team was pretty spot on (you can see our pre-release coverage here.) Read the team’s official press release, with more info on the program, after the jump below.

  • MTB Nationals XC Photo Gallery

    Wrapping up our coverage (XC here and Short Track here)  of the MTB Nationals, in which ’crossers played a dominating role, are a few more pictures to add some color to our reports. Special thanks to Amy Dykema for being…

  • Chainel to join Mourey on Française des Jeux

    Chainel will be pulling on a new jersey come next season.

    French Pro ’crosser Steve Chainel, who not only ranked 14th in the UCI’s 2009/2010 Elite standings but also has been seen riding strong in the Pro Tour (taking 4th in Stage 1 of this year’s Criterium du Dauphine), will leave team Bbox Bouygues…

  • Nys Takes Third Win in Belgacom Belgian Grand Prix

    Sven Nys on his MTB, courtesy of Lotte Vanreusel

    Having previously taken the gold at Kester and Averbode, on July 4th Sven Nys again won at the Fidea Mountain Bike Cup at St. Vith, the fifth race of Belgian Grand Prix series.  Nys’ main rival going into the Cup,…

  • Marianne Vos Enjoys Third Day in Pink

    Marianne Vos wins 2010 Cyclocross National Championships in Tabor.

    Fresh off her Dutch National TT Win, Marianne Vos has been fighting hard in the Giro Ciclistico Internazionale Femminile, a ten-stage version of the Giro de Italia. Vos started off the race with a fourth place sprint in Stage 1,

  • Marianne Vos takes Dutch National TT Title

    Marianne Vos will attempt to repeat this finish this year at the 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide, but on Saturday.

    Marianne Vos is known in both the road and ’cross worlds for having a wicked fast sprint. Recently, however, she showed that she can sustain her power with the best of them by taking the Dutch National TT Championship. Vos…

  • Critical Dirt – Two Day ’Cross Race in Former East Germany

    Critical Dirt 'Cross Fest

    Ken Bloomer of Independent Fabrications clued us in to what sounds like an incredible two days of ‘cross racing in Germany. It’s the sort of event we would love to see more of state-side, part’cross and part randonneur, with a…

  • Jonathan Page Lands Stateside, Steps on Podium

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

    European-based American ’crosser Jonathan Page, who holds the record for the highest place of an American male at the Elite World Men’s Championships with a second place in 2007, has landed stateside. The Planet Bike rider flew into Salt Lake City on the 20th…

  • Hard Training Takes Toll on Stybar, Vanthourenhout

    Pain Manifest: Stybar's removed cyst. ©

    by Robbie Carver We recently reported that pro ‘crosser and reigning Elite world champion Zdenek Stybar is recovering well from a surgery to remove a cyst on his buttocks. Turns out Stybar isn’t the only one putting in so many…

  • Kevin Pauwels Takes Stage Win, Misses GC at Tour de Serbia

    Kevin Pauwels won his first World Cup today in Zolder. © Bart Hazen

    by Robbie Carver Some of our favorite ’cross riders showed strong form at the Tour de Serbia, which took place from June 14th to 19th in temperatures ranging as high as 97 degrees. Most notably, Kevin Pauwels out-sprinted his competitors…

  • World Champ Marianne Vos Dominating Road Season

    Marianne Vos wins 2010 Cyclocross National Championships in Tabor.

    by Robbie Carver If you follow multi-discipline racer and 2010 World Cyclocross Champion Marianne Vos on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed a trend over the past few months: “Won the sprint-a-deux!” “…they were caught and I could win the sprint!” “Won the…

  • Ask A Pro With National Champ Tim Johnson

    Joining us again for our bi-weekly column, Ask a Pro, is 2009 national cyclocross champion Tim Johnson ( If you missed our first reader submitted Q&A session, check it out here. Have a question for Tim? Send it to [email protected]

  • Mary McConneloug Takes Win at Merida Bike Vysocina

    US Pro cyclocrosser Mary McConneloug (Kenda – Seven Cycles) took the win yesterday at the Merida Bike Vysocina S1 race in Nové Mesto na Morave,  Czech Republic. The cross country race, which also served as an event in the Czech National…

  • UK Does Summer ’Cross Right

    Hit the North 2

    by Robbie Carver If ’cross season can’t come soon enough for you (it sure can’t for us!) then you may want to consider buying a summer home in merry ol’ England. The Brits seem to be ahead of the game in…

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